Adopting a kitten from International Dog Rescue


Cats are treated extremely poorly in Romania, they are regarded as pests and are often hurt or killed on the streets. Those cats that end up in the kill shelter live in terrible conditions until they are put to sleep. They face -

  • poor housing
  • hunger
  • disease
  • injury
  • overcrowding


Before completing our adoption application form please consider that cats are a 20+ year commitment. You must be able to care for them for life. You must also consider whether you are financially able to care for the cat,  this includes - 

  • food
  • cat litter
  • vets bills including - flea and worm prevention and annual vaccinations
  • insurance costs

We advertise our kittens that are ready to travel as well as our kittens in foster in the UK. You can also tell us what  your preferences are, such as a few colours you like for example black, grey or ginger or types such as tabby or tortoiseshell (tortie) and we will select one for you once we find a match.

For kittens still at the shelter, once you have selected your kitten and you've had a successful homecheck, we will raise their transport costs. At this point you will need to pay a reservation fee of £30 which is non refunable but will be deducted from the adoption fee of £75 if you continue with the adoption. Once your kitten sets off for the UK you will then need to pay the remaining £45.  

For kittens in foster in the UK you will pay a straight adoption fee of £75 once all checks are complete.

All kittens will be -

  • neutered
  • vaccinated against - feline panleukopenia virus, cat flu, feline leukaemia virus and rabies
  • treated for - fleas, worms and ticks
  • tested for - feline immunodeficiency virus, feline leukaemia virus,  feline coronavirus and giardia
  • microchipped
  • given a pet passport

We provide rescue back-up for life, meaning that if you are unable to keep your cat for whatever reason, you must return them to our care. However, this is not a get-out clause. We will provide you with continued advice and support for any questions/issues that may arise throughout the cat’s life.

Find out more about adoptng a cat and read our adoption criteria using the link below.

Our first kitten adoptions August 2021