May 2020 Adoption Guidelines

Beginning Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the shelter will resume its adoption process by appointment only. During this transitional time, the following protocols will be implemented:


Prior to making an appointment to visit the shelter, potential adopters must submit a completed application to Cat Welfare, 741 Wetmore Rd., Columbus, OH 43214. The Adoption Application can be found on our website under the "Adopt" tab.

When the application is approved, potential adopters will be contacted to schedule an appointment. 

Potential adopters must limit their group to no more than 3 people. Masks are required for entry into the shelter without exception. Cat Welfare will not provide masks.  No more than two potential adopters (up to three people per group) will be permitted at the same time.

All visitors must wear gloves that will be provided by Cat Welfare. 

6 feet social/physical distancing is required.

Appointments should not be scheduled if the potential adopter has traveled outside of Ohio in the last 14 days. Potential adopters who are feeling ill or exhibiting any signs or symptoms of illness are asked to reschedule their appointment.