Adoption Centers

We at The Rescue House believe that we can contribute to the welfare of our furry friends by implementing an Adoption Program. Our Adoption Centers are located in retail stores whose philosophy agrees with The Rescue House's mission. All prospective adopters must complete an application and interview process.*

All the cats you see in our Adoption Centers are very special. They have been rescued from death, or from a life of hardship and abuse. While the first part of their life whether long or short, has been less than a perfect one, we will do our best to ensure that they will be loved, respected and well cared for, for the rest of their lives. We rescue cats of all sizes, ages, and colors and breeds - we do not discriminate. Every animal deserves a safe, loving home and we are doing all we can to ensure that this happens.

PETCO Encinitas
453 Encinitas Blvd 
Encinitas, CA 92024 
(760) 697-9726 

1034 N El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 436-1220

San Diego PETCO Mission Gorge 10410 Friars Rd. San Diego, CA 92120 (619) 563-0071 PETCO Clairemont Town Square 3994-A Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92117 (858) 483-4100 PETCO Mira Mesa 8290 Mira Mesa Blvd. San Diego CA 92126 (858) 693-1131 PETSMART Aero Drive

3396 Murphy Canyon Rd.
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 571-0300

CAT CAFE Downtown San Diego (new 2/11/2017!)
472 Third Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 786-2289

Please note the following about rescued cats and our rescue organization. We ask for your patience in two areas:

  1. Please be patient with our furry friends. They are all very loving. They (like all cats) may be scared when they first come to your home. We will give you guidance on how to best introduce them into your household, to maximize the likelihood of a smooth transition. Allow your new cat the time and space they need to adjust and to learn they can trust you. Sometimes, what they have already endured in their life is not known and they just need time. This may take a few days, a few weeks and, in a few cases, it may take them even longer. Change is difficult for cats. Please know they are doing the best they can and just love them. You will be GREATLY rewarded with the love and joy they bring to your lives.
  2. Please be patient with us. We are ALL volunteers; we do what we do out of love for our furry friends. We also have full-time jobs and families and we do our best to respond as rapidly as we possibly can. Every cat you see here has been rescued, fostered by volunteers in their own homes, fed and cared for financially out of their pockets, and loved from their hearts. Like any �child� one has helped and loved, we want to be sure our �children� go to outstanding adoptive homes.

If you find a kitty you want to adopt, you will be asked to complete an adoption application and speak with an adoption counselor.*  Each rescue organization has their own beliefs and criteria; please try to understand if ours differ from yours. We ask questions out of love and concern for our cats - not out of wanting to be intrusive in your life or disrespectful. Please understand what we are trying to do for these cats and do not take our questions or decisions personally.

If you are selected as an adoptive parent, we will give you a packet containing great information about cat guardianship, health, food, etc., when you take your new �child/children� home.  There is an adoption fee to adopt.  At the minimum, every cat has already been tested for feline leukemia, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, dewormed and treated for fleas, and microchipped, so your initial expenses for your cats� health needs have already been taken care of.  All that is left for you to do is to love and cherish your new family member(s) and allow them time to adjust!

* Our Adoption Counselors conduct interviews by phone, within 48 hours of receiving your application from our Adoption Centers. We are ALL volunteers; thank you in advance for your patience.