UPDATE Summer 2020: We are back in business! TKC has updated our adoption process to include safety protocols that protect both fosters and adopters including, but not limited to, virtual home visits, electronic form and payment options, and physical distancing practices.

If you submitted an application between March 2020 and June 2020 and have not received a response, please send us a brief inquiry at If you are interested in adoption, start by submitting an Adoption Application.


March 2020: During this time of uncertainty as we face the struggles of the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel it is in the best interest to put a hold on all adoptions until the MN stay-at-home order is lifted and social distancing is no longer a necessary precaution.

We understand this can be discouraging, but we have made this decision out of an abundance of caution for our foster care providers, animals in our care, and potential adopters and supporters who mean so much to us.

If you have submitted an application, please know that they have been put under review, and will be given first consideration once we feel we are again able to to safely and responsibly proceed.

The TKC Directors

If you’re thinking about adding a cat/kitten or two to your family, The Kittens Cradle kitties are a great choice! By adopting from The Kittens Cradle, you’ll be supporting our no-kill organization and making room for us to take in another kitty.

We require that kittens be adopted in pairs, or go to a home that already has another young companion cat/kitten. Read about why we do this.

All of our cats receive high-quality veterinary care and exams. Prior to adoption, all of our kitties are:

  • spayed/neutered
  • treated for external and internal parasites
  • FVRCP (distemper) vaccinated
  • FeLV tested
  • if over 6 months FELV/FIV tested

We charge an adoption fee of $200/kitten under 9 months, $360/pair, $170/cat 9 months and over, $306/pair, to offset part of these costs. This is payable by cash, check, or credit cards.

If you are interested in adopting, please fill utilize the link within the kitten/cats bio and complete an Adoption Application or contact us at or call us at (763) 350-9871. If you are unsure which kitten/cat you’d like or don’t see them listed please use the link above and complete the generic application.