Adopt a Cat

Our adoptable cats at Popoki + Tea were rescued as strays, from cat colonies, or from the risk of euthanasia by our nonprofit animal rescue partner, KAT Charities. All cats and kittens in our care have been fixed, microchipped, vaccinated, and treated for fleas, ticks, and worms.

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

Our Adoption Process

KAT Charities’ adoption fee is $65 for all cats and kittens. Applicants must be at least 21 years old.

If you’re interested in adopting a cat or kitten after your visit, please ask us for an adoption application on your way out, or download and fill out KAT Charities’ adoption application. You can either hand deliver your completed application at Popoki + Tea, or email your completed application to meow (at)

If you would like to be pre-approved for adoption before your visit, download KAT Charities’ adoption application above and email your completed form to us at meow (at)

Whether you submit your application before or after your visit, please allow 24-72 hours after submission for KAT Charities to call you about the status of your application.

Once your adoption is approved, Popoki + Tea will call you to set up your adoption pickup time. Adopters must be ready to adopt on the same day your application is approved. 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

Baby Boo and Lucky Zorro
Males, approx 8 months old

Baby Boo and Lucky Zorro are brothers with Turkish Van markings who were malnourished and sickly when they were first found as very young kittens on a mountain in Hawai‘i Kai. They are extremely affectionate cats who love to cuddle with each other and with other cats – and love cuddles from people, too! Baby Boo is a feather toy fiend who becomes an Olympic jumper when he goes after one. Meanwhile, Lucky Zorro is a big fan of laser pointer toys. They are a bonded pair and must be adopted together.


Female, approx 8 years old

Charity is a mellow, affectionate soul who just wants to be pet all day! You’ll most likely find her at her favorite spot by the window, where she loves to people-watch. Pet her back and she will demonstrate a perfect example of “elevator butt”! Charity is used to being around other cats, so she’d be fine in a multi-cat home, or would do well as a solo cat. Charity is looking forward to a bright future with a furrever family!


Female, approx 2-3 months old

Chippy was rescued from a farm in Wahiawa and is now safe and sound in our cat lounge. She’s a bit timid, but is a sweetie who loves to cuddle with other shy cats like Trinity and Tux. She comes out to play with feather toys alongside our other kittens and cats when her curiosity gets the best of her. Chippy’s forever family can expect to give her lots of love and attention to make her feel comfortable at her new home!


Female, approx 2-3 months old

Hold her closer… she’s the tiny dancer Elton John sang about! Dancer is as sweet as can be. She’s a tad timid at first, but becomes playful and loving in no time at all. Dancer is more of a wallflower than a socialite, but is exceptionally loving to those she chooses as her own. She’s great with other cats and has lived with dogs, as well. She is a fantastic kitty companion for anyone willing to give this sweet baby a chance.


Female, approx 2 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.


Male, approx 3 months old

Ham was found near Dillingham Blvd in Kalihi. He’s a little shy, but he loves to be pet, and loves cuddling with other kittens and cats in our lounge, especially fellow shy guy, Tux. With lots of love and TLC, Ham will gain so much more confidence with a patient, caring and devoted family!


Female, approx 2 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 large dogs make her nervous. (Photo: Kris Labang)


Male, approx 6 months

We know he has the kind of face that makes him look like he always wants to speak to the manager… but Meowth is really a sweetheart who originally thought he was a cat meant for the wild. Once he was under the care of a KAT Charities foster, he quickly decided that wet food, soft beds, human affection, and toys are more his style. He became a loving little baby with quite a bit to say. When his foster parents would leave the room, he was happy to remind them that he never got tired of their affection. Meowth is very comfortable being around other kitties.


Miss Sasha
Female, approx 1 year old

Miss Sasha is a sweetie who was pulled from a dangerous location where she had been abandoned. Regardless, she has not lost her faith in humanity. She is playful, sweet, and happy to look to her human friends for guidance. She trusts in people so completely that we can’t help but fall in love with her courageous spirit. This girl deserves to live her life never being proven wrong!


Miss Swan
Female, approx 5 months old

Miss Swan is a sweetheart who loves nothing more than to cuddle in bed with you! She can be a vocal girl who likes to play the older sibling to other kitties, even though she’s still technically a kitten herself! Miss Swan was one of several kittens who were sadly found abandoned in a diaper box that was taped shut inside of a dumpster. Fortunately, KAT Charities fostered these kitties, and a few of them have found forever homes of their own. Will Miss Swan be next?


Male, approx 4 months old

Mocha is a pretty boy who’s a little shy, but won’t turn down satisfying back scratches! He was found on Sand Island during a mass trap-neuter-return (TNR) mission. That night, KAT Charities volunteers successfully rescued and sterilized 80 cats, in an ongoing effort to manage O‘ahu’s cat population.


Female, approx 3 months old

Mousie was raised as a bottle baby and was most likely born with her short, kinked tail. She and her brother Mickey are filled with energy and love to play with most kinds of toys. Mousie is particularly impressive with springs and ball toys, dribbling them like a soccer pro! Like most bottle babies, Mousie is great with other cats, people, and would likely be fine with cat-loving dogs with a proper, gradual introduction.


Male, approx 1 year old

Romeo is a chatty loverboy with an upside-down heart on his nose! Being the extrovert he is, Romeo took no time at all to warm up to our cat lounge. Lately, he’s been playing supervisor as we wash the cats’ dishes and serve them their food. His favorite spots to hang out include our shelves by the window and on top of our food container — what can we say, he’s a foodie!


Female, approx 1-2 years old

Trinity was found outside of a church, hence her name. When she was found, she had a really bad upper respiratory infection that caused her eyes to seal shut. Fortunately, KAT Charities intensely treated her for her infection, so she’s fully recovered and ready to find her forever home. She’s a bit shy and lately has been favoring a corner in our lounge under our chairs. She’s very sweet, though, and with lots of time, patience and love, will make a family very happy.


Male, approx 2-3 years old

Tux is the guy at the party who’s dressed to impressed, but he’s still lingering by the wall, too shy to hit the dance floor. We’re helping him come out of his shell, and he’s been making slow but steady progress! Once he’s comfortable, we’ve found that he loves to be pet and will “make biscuits” once he gets the attention he doesn’t know how to ask for!