Adopt a Cat

Our adoptable cats at Popoki + Tea were rescued as strays, found abandoned, or pulled from outdoor cat colonies by our nonprofit animal rescue partner, KAT Charities. Their volunteers go out to different parts of O‘ahu once or twice a week to rescue “forgotten” cats that wouldn’t otherwise have been saved.

All cats and kittens in our care have been fixed, microchipped, vaccinated, and treated for parasites. Kittens under 6 months old will likely require booster shots after adoption. Consult your vet for their recommended vaccination schedule. After adoption, cat care expenses, including vaccinations and other medical costs, are the responsibility of the adopter.

Our adopters receive a complimentary wellness exam with Purradise Cat Care, good for up to 30 days from the date of adoption. Adopters also receive a complimentary goodie bag with treats and toys, as well as our list of recommended cat supplies.

If you’re visiting to meet a specific kitten or cat for potential adoption, we recommend contacting us first to verify its availability. You may call us at 808.425.4131, or email us at meow (at) popokiandtea.com.

Our Adoption Process

Effective April 1, 2021, KAT Charities’ adoption fee is $85 for all cats and kittens. Applicants must be at least 21 years old.

If you’re interested in adopting a cat or kitten, please fill out KAT Charities’ online adoption application. Please allow 24-72 hours after submission for KAT Charities to review your application and call you. Please do not contact Popoki + Tea about your application, as we do not have access to this information.

Once KAT Charities approves you for adoption, Popoki + Tea will call you to set up your adoption time. Adopters must be ready to adopt as soon as your application is approved; we do not put holds for cats. Please understand that at any given time, we have approximately 150 cats in line for our cat lounge, and we can only intake a new cat when an adoption occurs. Mahalo for your understanding!

And now, meet our kitties:

Our Adoptable Cats and Kittens

Male, approx 2 months old

25 comes from a KAT Charities volunteer who numbers the kittens she fosters. He was originally found with several other kittens in an ‘Aiea neighborhood while KAT Charities was rescuing cats that needed to be spayed/neutered. We endearingly call the gray patch on his head his toupée! Beautiful 25 is quite shy, and with time and lots of love, he’ll blossom, open up, and will give and receive plenty of hugs and cuddles.


Female, approx 2 years old

Instead of decaf, consider Coffee for those warm vibes! She’s a mellow soul who loves to be pet, especially after she gets over her initial shyness. She would do well either as a solo cat or with other cats with a gradual introduction. Coffee was transported from Aka‘ula Cat Garden, a cat sanctuary on Moloka‘i, as part of an ongoing collab with KAT Charities, in the hopes of upping her chances of finding her furrever home on O‘ahu.


Female, approx 6 months old

Dani and her sister were very spicy tamales when they were initially found: very hissy and unfamiliar with humans. Fortunately, they were small kittens, so they were young enough to be turned around — and turn around, they did! Dani can be a little shy at first and just needs to be assured that she’s in a safe place. She’s a subdued kitty who likes to hang out in a cat bed, or underneath the bench in the middle of our cat lounge, as seen here.


Male, approx 2 years old

Eclipse is a sweet boy who can be a little shy at first, but we’ve cracked the code, which is quite simple: he absolutely loves attention, and loves to be pet! He and his brother Twilight were found abandoned in a residential area. A kind neighbor had been looking after the two cats, but had a couple of rambunctious dogs and couldn’t take them indoors to foster or adopt them. Twilight and Eclipse were rescued off the streets in collaboration between KAT Charities and Catopia Hawai‘i.


Female, approx 2-3 years old

Eva was rescued from the North Shore, and is the perfect mix of sugar and spice! She’s adorable, playful, sweet, not at all graceful, and a snuggly purr-monster – but only on her terms. She has the face of an angel, paws of a Great Dane puppy, and a perpetual wink with suspected limited vision in her left eye. On top of all that greatness, Eva loves to sit with a corgi sploot! This goofball would do well in a home that treats her like the royalty she is. Eva enjoys human companionship, but again, on her own terms. Once you gain that extra special spot in her heart, she will happily be your best friend, reminding you just how annoying closed doors are to her. She’s selective about who she allows fully into her heart, but once you are in, she’s extremely devoted.


Female, approx 2 months old

Fergie is “fergalicious”! She’s a “glamorous” little one who loves to chase toys and play with other kitties her age — after all, “a little party never killed nobody.” Fergie would do well in most homes. She was originally rescued from the site of a big box store in Kapolei with her sister Gigi. Inside that tiny body is a big girl who knows how lucky she is to have been rescued… and she knows “big girls don’t cry.”


Female, approx 2 months old

Gigi is Fergie’s sister! They were found outside of a big box store in Kapolei. Like her sister, Gigi loves to play with her other kitten friends, as well as chase around toys. Gigi would do well in most homes.


Female, approx 1 year old

Jodi is an unassuming but gorgeous orange tabby with the most stunning yellow eyes — and the most epic story of survival. Last summer, our neighbors at Kaimuki Auto Repair called us about an orange kitten who had hopped out of the undercarriage of a customer’s car. Like the princess she is, Jodi simply needed a carriage! After spending some time with a foster, Jodi arrived at Popoki + Tea. Not long after she arrived, we noticed she was rapidly losing weight and muscle mass. A vet diagnosed her with FIP (feline infectious peritonitis), a fatal viral infection that has no official cure. However, there is a non-FDA approved, 84-day treatment for FIP called Mutian. Because of its non-FDA status, veterinarians cannot offer this as a treatment, and will usually recommend euthanasia. Mutian’s unregulated status also means the treatment is extremely expensive, approx $1,400 for the 84-day course. Despite the exorbitant cost, KAT Charities treated her for the full term, and after an observation period, was confirmed to be FIP free. Long story short, Jodi has beaten the odds and is an FIP survivor. For resources related to FIP, please visit fipwarriors.com.


Joe Cool
Male, approx 8-10 years old

Joe Cool is a friendly dude who was found abandoned in Kapolei. One day, while KAT Charities was training new volunteers how to humanely trap cats, Joe Cool simply walked right up to the group – no trap needed! He has some small scabs that are evidence of what can happen to friendly cats when they’re dumped in outdoor cat colonies – the poor guy was beaten up by some not-so-friendly cats. Fortunately, after Joe Cool made his chill introduction to the volunteers-in-training, he was taken out of that area and fostered at KAT Charities’ office.


Female, approx 2-3 years old

Lily is our resilient tripod kitty who loves everyone! While KAT Charities volunteers were rescuing a dog at a beach on the Wai‘anae Coast, Lily dragged herself into the humane trap that had a breakfast sandwich as bait for the doggo! She was very skinny and one of her back legs had a bad break. KAT Charities took her to their vet, where they found that the leg couldn’t be saved, so KAT-C covered the cost to amputate. Lily is now fully recovered and has adapted well to life on three legs! She would do well in most homes, except for families with large dogs, which make her nervous, or young children (under 10). (Photo: Kris Labang)


Female, approx 1-2 years old

Sometimes, Lucy can be very forward and just help herself to sitting in your lap! Other times, Lucy will simply rub up against you and ask to be pet. However she shows it, Lucy is a straight-up lovebug, so get ready to declare “I love Lucy” by the end of your visit! It’s pretty clear that Lucy is more than ready to find true love in a forever home!


Male, approx 8-10 years old

Marbles is such an affectionate dude with a beautiful marbled coat, hence his name! He may go around you in circles and politely ask you to be pet. In fact, we had such a hard time getting a still photo of him, so we had to take a video and use this screengrab! He was transported from Moloka‘i to O‘ahu through KAT Charities’ collab with Aka‘ula Cat Garden, Moloka‘i’s only sanctuary for cats. Volunteers at Aka‘ula Cat Garden arrived to work one day and found Marbles left on their doorstep, presumably abandoned by his previous owners. He’s ready for his second chance at a forever home!


Female, approx 2 years old

Marina is our shy tortie who loves to receive your pets and attention! She was originally found wounded at the Wai‘anae Boat Harbor. Thankfully, KAT Charities volunteers saved her and got her the medical attention she needed, and has fully recovered. She would do well in a home either with other cats, or as a solo cat.


Male, approx 2 years old

Twilight is a bit shyer than his brother Eclipse, but with lots of love and patience, we know he’ll get comfortable and shine like the moonlight once he’s ready! He and his brother Eclipse were found abandoned in a residential area. A kind neighbor had been looking after the two cats, but had a couple of rambunctious dogs and couldn’t take them indoors to foster or adopt them. Twilight and Eclipse were rescued off the streets in collaboration between KAT Charities and Catopia Hawai‘i.