Adopt a Cat

Lily was our tripod cat who was rescued from Makua Beach with a broken back leg, and subsequently, from euthanasia. After living in our cat lounge for 10 months, Lily found her forever home on June 3, 2021. (Adoption #259) (Photo: Kris Labang)

Our adoptable cats at Popoki + Tea are from our 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal rescue partner, Lucky Paws Animal Foundation. Their volunteers travel around O‘ahu to directly rescue cats and kittens, often when they’re most vulnerable. All cats are required to be in foster care for a minimum 2-week quarantine period before they arrive at Popoki + Tea.

If you’re visiting to meet a specific kitten or cat, we recommend contacting us first to verify its availability, since adoptions can sometimes happen fast! You may call us at 808.425.4131, or email us at meow (at)

A paid visit to meet our cats is required. Please book your visit here. During your visit, our team is happy to discuss with you the type of cat you’re seeking and answer your questions, as we want to do as much as possible to support you through this process, and promote responsible, lifelong pet ownership!

Apply to adopt via Lucky Paws

Applicants must be at least 21 years old and will be asked for proof of identification. Please allow 24-48 hours after submission for application review and a phone interview. Lucky Paws volunteers review adoption applications, with input from Popoki + Tea staff. Adopters must be ready to take home their cat within 1-2 days upon approval; we do not put holds on cats. We have a waitlist of cats with our partner rescue, and we can only intake a new cat when an adoption occurs.

Lucky Paws’ adoption fee is $150. The adoption fee helps Lucky Paws partially offset medical costs, including spay/neuter, vaccinations, surgeries and medications, to get their rescue cats and kittens to a healthy, adoptable state.

Our cats and kittens are:
• Spayed (females) or neutered (males)
• Microchipped
• Up-to-date on vaccinations
• Given a monthly flea/tick/heartworm preventative, and *at least* one round of dewormer

*After adoption, all medical costs are the responsibility of the adopter.

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