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, KAT Charities. 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 KAT Charities

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. KAT Charities and Popoki + Tea collaboratively review adoption applications. Adopters must be ready to take home their cat within 1-2 days upon approval; we do not put holds on cats. We often have around 150-200 cats in line for our cat lounge, and we can only intake a new cat when an adoption occurs.

Adoptions fees via KAT Charities:

$100 for kittens and cats 5+ pounds

$150 for kittens under 5 pounds

These adoption fees help KAT Charities 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

*Kittens under 6 months old continue to receive booster shots every 3-4 weeks while in our care, and may require additional booster shots after adoption, depending on their weight or age. Discuss a recommended vaccination schedule with your veterinarian. After adoption, all medical costs are the responsibility of the adopter.

Our adopters receive:
• Free wellness exam with Purradise Cat Care
• Free one-night boarding with Pounce Hawai‘i
• Free goodie bag with treats and toys
• Free access to our private Facebook support group

View our cats and kittens