Adopt a Cat

Lucy found her forever home on May 30, 2021. (Adoption #256)

Apply to adopt via KAT Charities


Our adoptable cats at Popoki + Tea are from our 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal rescue partner, KAT Charities. Their boots-on-the-ground volunteers rescue cats and kittens islandwide. Often, they find cats when they’re most vulnerable. These are cats who are given a second chance at life, instead of an automatic death sentence at the local shelter for being unfairly labeled as “feral.” To the contrary, our cats are some of the sweetest you’ll ever meet; we often have guests who tell us so! KAT Charities’ network of volunteer fosters care for these cats medically, emotionally, and socially until they’re ready to find their forever homes.

Our cats and kittens are:

  • Sterilized (spayed/neutered)
  • Microchipped
  • Up-to-date on vaccinations*
  • Given a monthly flea preventative and at least one round of dewormer

*Kittens under 6 months old have received their first shots and will likely require additional booster shots after adoption. Discuss a recommended vaccination schedule with your veterinarian. After adoption, all medical costs are the responsibility of the adopter.

Our adopters receive:

  • Complimentary wellness exam with Purradise Cat Care, good up to 30 days from adoption date
  • Complimentary goodie bag with treats and toys

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) popokiandtea.com.

Our Adoption Process

KAT Charities’ adoption fees are $100 for adult cats and $150 for kittens under 5 pounds. Adoption fees help rescues like KAT Charities partially offset the barrage of necessary medical costs, including spay/neuter, vaccinations, surgeries and medications, to get their rescue cats and kittens to a healthy, adoptable state.

Applicants must be at least 21 years old and will be asked for proof of identification.

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. The decision of whether or not you qualify to adopt is solely and entirely made by KAT Charities.

Once KAT Charities approves you for adoption, Popoki + Tea will call you to set up your adoption time. Adopters must be ready to adopt upon approval; we do not put holds on 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!

Our Adoptable Cats and Kittens

21 (Pink)
Female, approx 4 months old

This sweetheart is a lady of fashion, strutting those beautiful white boots of hers everywhere she goes! While she gazes out your window, she’ll be turning heads with her sweet demeanor and adorable personality. Grab a feather toy and come play with her! We would also love to see her go home with her brother, 22/Blue, since kittens do best in pairs to help with their ongoing development as they grow up.


22 (Blue) (adoption pending!)
Male, approx 4 months old

22 is the sweetest baby and his foster’s favorite — and coming from an experienced bottle-baby foster, that says something! 22’s needy charm and unwavering love and attention to his siblings and every human he meets is simply irresistible. We would love to see him find a home with his sister, 21/Pink, or another kitten, since adopting kittens in pairs strengthens their development as they grow up.


Esmeralda (a.k.a. Esme)
Female, approx 4 months old

Esmeralda is like the pretty girl at the party who’d rather hang back as a wallflower than be the center of attention. You likely may find her in one of our cat beds, so feel free to give her all the petting she wants! We recommend she go to a home with another kitten to help with her ongoing development. Esme was rescued from behind a mall in Kapolei and was very sick with pneumonia. Fortunately, this fluffy gal recovered beautifully! Formerly a vagabond kitty, like the Disney character she’s named after, she’s now a house cat for life, and looking for a family to call her own! Could that be you?


Male, approx 3-4 months old

Geppetto is a wise man in a little kitty’s body! His favorite toy is any feather wand toy. Like most kittens, we recommend he go to a home with another kitten, or to a home that already has one, so they can help each other further their ongoing development. Geppetto was one of five kittens that were rescued from the side of an elderly person’s home in Kane‘ohe. The kittens had to be carefully extracted from between the house’s cement bricks! In case you were wondering, there was a Pinocchio and a Figaro in the same litter who have both already found their forever homes — so let’s help make that happen for Geppetto, too!


Female, approx 4 years old

Hannah is a confident woman who knows what she wants! She tends to stick to herself in our lounge, so we suspect she would do best as the only cat in the household, or with another less dominant cat with a gradual introduction. Hannah doesn’t seem to be too fond of kittens, so we recommend she not be paired with one. Hannah has had a long journey. Her original adopter suddenly passed away, and her family had rehomed Hannah to another family. She was rehomed again to a third family, who likely abandoned her, as she was found in an outdoor colony. Hannah was still microchipped to KAT Charities, so she ended up back with them in the hopes of finding her a truly forever home.



Male, approx 3-4 months old

Jacob is our future race-car driver who’s known to go from 0-60 in a matter of seconds! He is full of energy and would be happiest in a home with another kitten to learn from, and play and grow up with. Jacob was part of an abandoned litter found in Mililani and taken to a volunteer to foster and nurse back to good health.



Female, approx 2 years old

Jade was originally rescued from a busy Kapolei parking lot. You may be wondering why she’s missing her right eye. Like one of our other cats, Jodi, Jade is a survivor of a fatal infection called FIP (feline infectious peritonitis). The form of FIP Jade had affected her eyes. Fortunately, with an off-label 84-day treatment, Jade won the battle against FIP, and lost her right eye in the battle. Jade likes a slow pace and is likely to be a bit reserved at first. However, once Jade is comfortable with you, she would love to be pet and loved on. Chances are, you won’t find her in the middle of raucous play circles, but rather off in her own corner or in a bed, observing and enjoying the peace and quiet. Don’t be intimidated by her, because she absolutely loves to be pet! With patience, a slow approach and a gentle touch, she will certainly come around. Only then will you truly see her shining personality! For resources related to FIP, please visit fipwarriors.com.


Male, approx 4 months old

Bio coming soon!



Female, approx 1.5 years old

Jodi is an unassuming but gorgeous and friendly orange tabby with the most stunning yellow eyes, the loudest purr, 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.


Male, approx 2 months old

Bio coming soon!



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! Marbles also likes to nap by our window and “knead dough” in his bed — he’s a professional baker and takes his job seriously! 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!



Bio coming soon!


Female, approx 2-3 months old

Mustardseed is the fairy from your “midsummer night’s dream” who will cast a spell on you! Fittingly, she loves playing with wand toys, but will also chase lasers around, too. She would do best with another kitten to play and grow up with. Mustardseed and her siblings were found in a cardboard box that was left outside of an extermination company. Their eyes were still closed and ears folded up, so they were no more than a few days old. Fortunately, the exterminators reached out to KAT Charities.


Female, approx 4-5 months old

Bio coming soon!


Male, approx 3 years old

Rocko is a sweetheart! He’s still taking it slow and getting used to things around here, but has already started making friends with some of our cats, especially Marina and Dino! Rocko knows his name and will respond to it, and he absolutely loves belly rubs and chin scritches! KAT Charities found Rocko and several other cats on a military base. He was microchipped to a family who had moved away. The family claimed that Rocko had escaped from their house and they couldn’t find him before they moved. They turned down KAT Charities’ offer to ship Rocko back to reunite him with them, so he’s now looking for a second chance at a forever home! Rocko would do well with other friendly, low-key cats, or by himself with lots of opportunities for affection.



Female, approx 4 months old

Spooky is our shy gal who’s ready to bloom! She tends to hang out in a bed or a cat tree, but when the time is right, has been known to play with feather toys and other kittens. Since she’s a bit more low-key than the other kittens, she may do best in a quieter home with another kitten that she can learn from and play with.


Male, approx 5 months old

Sticky is a quirky kitty with a quirky name! This boy was found outside of a church with several other kittens and cats with bad upper respiratory infections, with Sticky’s being the worst — that’s why his name is Sticky! While he was in foster care, Sticky got better, and while he isn’t literally sticky anymore, his name has taken on a different meaning, as he loves being around people and fellow cats alike. Most of the time, Sticky can be calm and unassuming, and will someday make a wonderful companion for a like-minded person.


Male, approx 2 months old

Bio coming soon!


Female, approx 5 years old

Violet is our chonky gal who loves her independence. She can often be found hanging out in the back corner of our lounge, where it’s a bit more quiet and away from the other cats and kittens. From our observations, it seems that Violet may best thrive as the only cat in a quiet household, where she can soak up all of your attention. However, she has co-existed with other cats her whole life and may be fine with one other less dominant cat. Her personality makes a lot of sense to us, as she was pulled from an awful situation in which she and other cats were kept in small quarters their whole lives, without the opportunity to freely move about. Since her rescue, she’s lost at least 5 pounds, and continues to enjoy life with us for now until she finds the loving forever home she deserves.