I have something special for cat lovers today: a free printable cat adoption kit! Since putting out my free printable dog adoption kit, I’ve received many requests for a cat adoption kit, too. How could I say no?! I’m a huge believer in pet adoption, and having a furbaby join your family is definitely worthy of a celebration!

Free printable cat adoption kits at Chickabug.com - available in pink and blue

The printable kit is available in both pink and in blue. It includes certificates of adoption (which are worded to be child- or family-friendly) and a variety of printable circles.

Free printable cat adoption kits at Chickabug.com - available in pink and blue

There are 12 different printable circles included with each kit, and you can use them to make all sorts of things, like cupcake toppers and goodie bag labels.

Free printable cat adoption kits at Chickabug.com - available in pink and blue Free printable cat adoption kits at Chickabug.com - available in pink and blue

If you are a shelter volunteer, yes! It’s totally ok to use these designs for fundraisers or in any other way you might need them.

Free printable cat adoption kits at Chickabug.com - available in pink and blue Free printable cat adoption kits at Chickabug.com - available in pink and blue Free printable cat adoption kits at Chickabug.com - available in pink and blue

Catnip-filled mouse not included, but highly recommended. ; )

Free printable cat adoption kits at Chickabug.com - available in pink and blue





If you download and use this kit, thank you! And, I’d love to hear about your new cat! : ) Leave a comment and tell me all about them!

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Need a dog adoption kit instead? Here it is!

If you’re interested in adopting a pet, here are some links to check out: Petfinder.com, The Humane Society of the United States, and just for fun, one of my favorite books ever – Mutts Shelter Stories: Love. Guaranteed.


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  1. 1
    Friday, October 12th, 2012 at 8:52 am
    Gina says:
    In a word .. wonderful .. you are a wonderful person to do this and offer it for free. I posted this on my facebook page and also on our local Dutchess County NY SPCA page. I love your site :-) gina lacey
    • 1.1
      Friday, October 12th, 2012 at 7:45 pm
      Heather says:
      You're so kind, Gina! Thank you for being so sweet and for sharing on facebook, I really appreciate that! : )
  2. 2
    Friday, October 12th, 2012 at 6:46 pm
    Mychelle says:
    This is super cute. I love it. I'm going to see if I can start this for the families adopting with kids especially :D.
    • 2.1
      Friday, October 12th, 2012 at 7:44 pm
      Heather says:
      That's so great Mychelle! : ) I'm so happy to hear from someone working in cat rescue!
  3. 3
    Monday, November 5th, 2012 at 9:54 am
    Deborah Wilkinson says:
    Just darling and thank you!
    • 3.1
      Monday, November 5th, 2012 at 9:49 pm
      Heather says:
      Thanks Deborah! : )
  4. 4
    Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 6:08 am
    Kara says:
    Wow, these are beautiful! Thank you for taking the time to create them! Animal Aide of St. Thomas-Elgin (an all cat shelter) appreciates your generosity to offer them for free. Many Many Thanks!
    • 4.1
      Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 7:05 pm
      Heather says:
      You're so welcome Kara! I'm so happy you can use these for your shelter!! : )
  5. 5
    Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 11:16 pm
    Samantha says:
    Aww this is so sweet! I'm glad you didn't neglect the cat lovers out there! I have two kitties roaming my apartment right now. They were both adopted from homes who's mama cats were not spayed and wandering the streets. There are too many cats out there already. I am so glad I found mine :)
    • 5.1
      Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 8:37 pm
      Heather says:
      I love to hear that!! Adopted pets really are the best : )
  6. 6
    Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 2:27 pm
    Jessica says:
    These are so cute! I thought I'd drop in to tell you that these were a major inspiration for the Kitten Shower I threw for our local Humane Society. It was an adoption event / supply drive and it was a huge hit! If you're interested, you can see the photos here:
    • 6.1
      Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 3:30 pm
      Heather says:
      Oh my gosh are they ever precious!! Thank you SO much! : )
  7. 7
    Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 at 11:41 am
    Hikari says:
    Thanks for sharing, this is a great and beautiful idea for our local animal shelter. I´m gonna use it for promoting adoption to homeless pets. Salutations from Mexico.
    Thanks and blessings
    P.D. (sorry if my english is not very good)
    Hkari Zam
    • 7.1
      Thursday, January 16th, 2014 at 9:15 am
      Heather says:
      You are very welcome, Hkari! Thank you for devoting yourself to such an important cause! : )
  8. 8
    Saturday, January 25th, 2014 at 10:13 am
    Beth says:
    Thank you so much for this -- it's perfect! We are huge rescue people and next week my daughters are having a kitty cat birthday party where I'm going to have a (stuffed) cat adoption center. We're having all of their guests bring donations for our local SPCA instead of gifts!
    • 8.1
      Saturday, January 25th, 2014 at 4:26 pm
      Heather says:
      Yay! I'm glad I could help, Beth! It makes my day to know my printables are being used by great people like you. I hope your daughter has an amazing birthday party! : )
  9. 9
    Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 2:05 pm
    Vasiliki Mantas says:
    Thank you for sharing your creativity with others!
    • 9.1
      Monday, February 24th, 2014 at 1:24 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Vasiliki! That's so nice of you to say. It's my pleasure! : )
  10. 10
    Thursday, March 27th, 2014 at 10:59 am
    Alicia says:
    I love these cute adoption certificates! Could you make one that is more 'fancy and serious', for adult cats and older adopters? We adopt out a lot of former-feral cats to families with no children. We'd love to give them a 'Certificate of Achievement' type diploma, for choosing to adopt one of our cats...... :) Thank you!
  11. 11
    Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at 9:57 pm
    Purrfect Tales says:
    These are awesome!! :) Thanks for doing this! I just came across in looking for ways to promote my foster cat's adoption.
    • 11.1
      Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 at 9:24 am
      Heather says:
      You're welcome! : )
  12. 12
    Monday, June 23rd, 2014 at 9:58 am
    Andrea says:
    Thank you for the free template. I'm actually making mini cupcakes for The Almost Home Foundation, the help find homes for Dogs and Cats. The event they are hosting on Sunday is to help find Cats and Kittens a good home. I'm going to use your sticker templates as cupcake toppers, they are perfect for this event. Thanks again
    • 12.1
      Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 at 10:30 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Andrea! I'm so glad you like them! I hope the event goes well. Thank you so much for donating your time to such a good cause! : )
  13. 13
    Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 5:32 pm
    Shanna Hampton says:
    These are awesome!!
    • 13.1
      Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 12:26 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Shanna! I'm so happy you like them! : )
  14. 14
    Saturday, August 16th, 2014 at 8:06 am
    Kerry says:
    A stray cat found our family a few months ago and we've finally taken him to the vet and officially adopted him into our family. We are about to surprise our kids and this certificate is the PERFECT way to do it. Thank you for sharing!!!
    • 14.1
      Monday, August 18th, 2014 at 8:03 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Kerry! You're very welcome. Thank you for being so kind to your new cat. He's lucky you found him! : )
  15. 15
    Saturday, August 30th, 2014 at 4:37 pm
    Whitney McGee (for my Daughter Alexa) says:
    my sister Leslie is a foster for "Critters4URescue.org" a home-based rescue group in the tidewater area of Virginia. She was given 4 kitties back in June 2014 who were found on the side of the road cuddled against their dead mother. They were barely alive. they were estimated to be 24-48 hours old at the time of discovery. My daughter was out of school a week early as she passed all her SOLs & was able to skip exams. She helped my sister through the first critical days of the kittens lives. They did lose 1 kitty at about 4 weeks of age but the rest survived & are thriving. They are all black so have been difficult to place. My daughter adopted one (actually the kitty adopted my daughter) & my nephew's friend adopted one. My mother is fostering the last one. Niklaus is the king of the castle in his new home & every day is a new discovery for him & my daughter. He waits for her to come home everyday from volleyball practice by sitting in the window sill looking for her. She runs in the house calling his name & hugs & kisses him as if she has been away for months. It is truly heartwarming to see.
  16. 16
    Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 1:19 pm
    Heather says:
    Thank you so much for these! My daughter wants a kitten party for her fifth birthday. I wanted to somehow work in the "adopt, don't shop" idea without it distracting from the whole theme. After finding your adoption kits, I've decided to buy some stuffed kittens and put them in a basket to let each child pick one out. I plan to give them one of your certificates and a gabled box to put their new friend in for safe travels home. :) This will be a subtle thing for the kids, but as the parents read it, hopefully they get the picture. So many lovely animals die every day because people choose to breed and buy instead of adopting. Many who die in the shelters are actually pure breeds. It's very tragic. I have four rescues and I love them dearly. Thank you again for this lovely idea and for sharing with us! I am going to show my favorite Humane Society both the cat and the dog kits. I think it would be lovely if they did these for kids in families that are adopting to help them understand the commitment! :)
  17. 17
    Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 4:38 pm
    Syah says:
    now I can print these and frame them up! yes! thank you so much.

    p.s. my new kitten is a black smoke who loves cuddles :)
    • 17.1
      Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 5:46 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Syah! You're very welcome! Congratulations on the new kitty! : )
  18. 18
    Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 8:40 am
    Mandy says:
    Thank you so much for the adorable free adoption printables! My daughter is having a cat party for her birthday. The kids will be "adopting" stuffed cats, and the certificates are perfect. We also adopted our newest kitten from our county shelter last November - makes me so happy to see him curled up with one of my girls, and know he is safe and has a home!
    • 18.1
      Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 9:28 am
      Heather says:
      That's so nice!! Thank you Mandy! I love that you adopted your kitten and that the kids will be "adopting" too! :)
  19. 19
    Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 at 3:48 pm
    Marcie says:
    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity! My daughter will be having a kitty birthday party next week when she turns seven, and the girls will be adopting stuffed animal cats. She has asked her friends to bring donations for the humane society instead of presents, so the adoption certificates will be perfect for the theme of her party. Thanks again!
  20. 20
    Sunday, July 5th, 2015 at 2:55 pm
    Bronwyn says:
    Thank you for making all this beautiful stuff available to us!!
  21. 21
    Saturday, October 17th, 2015 at 5:21 pm
    Irais L says:
    awwww I love this soooo much sadly I cant use it because I am from Mexico and not all people speak english.. are you thinking to make them in other languages?? It would be sooo cute!!!! :3
  22. 22
    Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 at 7:36 pm
    Stacey Haslem says:
    Thank you so much for offering this. It is super generous and kind of you!!
  23. 23
    Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 6:02 am
    Chikita says:
    Thanks, this is really lovely and helpfull
  24. 24
    Sunday, March 6th, 2016 at 4:54 pm
    Michelle says:
    Thank you so much for offering such cute (AND FREE!) adoption certificates! My daughter is having her 7th birthday party at a no-kill animal shelter and we'll have a "Pet Adoption" station for her guests to "adopt" a new fur baby... a small stuffed dog or cat. :) And these certificates are PURRFECT! I can't wait to see how happy all the kids will be. Thanks again!
  25. 25
    Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 at 12:27 pm
    Inger says:
    I love these!! Using for my daughter's birthday party! Each kid gets a stuffed animal to adopt!!
  26. 26
    Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 5:09 pm
    Glori says:
    I am volunteering at the new pet shelter in my area (rural Flippin, Arkansas) and I am helping them with most of their graphic needs (posters, pet adoption info cards with pic, flyers for upcoming shelter benefit events, etc.). I wanted to give you a big THANKS SO MUCH for your downloads! I think they will really help me help my shelter be successful (and we need all the help we can get right now!). =^. .^=
  27. 27
    Monday, September 19th, 2016 at 6:41 pm
    juliana falconar says:
    hi thank berry much i am startyng an adoption center in barranquilla !
  28. 28
    Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at 12:03 pm
    Alex says:
    These are great!
  29. 29
    Sunday, November 6th, 2016 at 9:03 am
    Terry says:
    can't wait to print out adoption papers for kitty birthday party!
  30. 30
    Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 10:13 pm
    Judy Rodda says:
    Hi, I am a Foster Carer of kittens for the Echuca Animal Rescue Service (EARS) and at the moment I am fostering 3 beautiful sisters who will be getting adopted very soon. Thought that it would be nice to give the new owners an Adoption Certificate when they come to pick up their furbabies. as we are a self fundraising organisation, we feel by you offering these for free, will make it a nicer experience when people come to pick up their new pets.
    Cheers, Judy Rodda
    • 30.1
      Thursday, November 10th, 2016 at 10:08 am
      Heather says:
      That's really nice, thank you Judy! : )
  31. 31
    Thursday, November 17th, 2016 at 5:10 pm
    Amber says:
    Thank you so much for sharing!
  32. 32
    Friday, November 18th, 2016 at 2:37 pm
    Andrea Swei says:
    thanks! for making this template available!
  33. 33
    Friday, November 18th, 2016 at 5:03 pm
    Shaly says:
    We just adopted a siamese kitten and a tabby. They've been so wonderful and our boys love them!
  34. 34
    Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 10:18 am
    Jennifer Rybicki says:
    Need adoption template please.
  35. 35
    Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 2:48 pm
    Jenna says:
    thanks so much for the printable!
  36. 36
    Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 9:21 am
    Ted J says:
    I would like to have your cat adoption certificate.
  37. 37
    Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 9:54 am
    Sheilah Spangler says:
    I love the cat adoption kit and have signed up for your VIP list. However, I can't find the download button or location or something. In other words, help!
    • 37.1
      Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 12:28 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Sheilah! By signing up for the mailing list using the form above you got an email from shop (at) chickabug.com – it may have gone to spam. If you search your email for “Chickabug” the email will come up. I hope this helps! : )
  38. 38
    Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 3:44 pm
    Jessica Griffin says:
    Using these for a kitty cat birthday- Thank you!
  39. 39
    Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 3:37 pm
    Ramona says:
    Thank you for the great printable. I'll be using it for a birthday party.
  40. 40
    Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 11:11 pm
    lisa says:
    for a good set of docs
  41. 41
    Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 at 11:56 pm
    Falecia says:
    This is so sweet and cute! I love these, I just downloaded some and came across them because I just adopted my sweet little kitten (her name is Peanut and she is a grey/buff/white color) and wanted something to make official and frame it and place it somewhere important with a picture of her. I absolutely love these! Thank you so much, my furbaby loves them too.
    • 41.1
      Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at 2:46 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Falecia! You're very welcome! : )
  42. 42
    Sunday, December 25th, 2016 at 10:31 pm
    Amy says:
    This is so adorable!! I have two cats and I am now getting married and wanted to do a cute adoption form to give to my fiancé so that we all become one family. I love these!!
  43. 43
    Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 2:22 pm
    Ashley Haynes says:
    I LOVE these for my daughters birthday!
  44. 44
    Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 2:24 pm
    Ashley Haynes says:
    For Our Cat Themed Birthday Party
  45. 45
    Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 8:10 pm
    Jessica Hurst says:
    Thankyou so much :)
  46. 46
    Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at 5:23 pm
    Kathy says:
    Very creative! Great job! I was wondering how to download the cat adoption kid, but it doesn't give me the option. I already put my email address. Thanks!! Kathy
    • 46.1
      Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at 1:06 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Kathy! Looks like you opened the email and clicked on the link, so everything should be ok. If not, please let me know. Thanks!
  47. 47
    Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at 3:55 am
    Jenny says:
    I can't work out how to print the cat adoption certificates. I have entered my email, read it and put in the password welcome. Brings me to your page and keeps asking me to do the same thing. I'm just going round in circles. Please help
  48. 48
    Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 at 3:19 pm
    Kristy says:
    Hi there. I love this free printable! Thank you very much. I'm using them for my daughters 'adopt a kitty' birthday party. I am hoping to use the circles as stickers. Do you know if they will print correctly onto 8.5 x 11 sheets of round stickers by any chance? Thanks!
    • 48.1
      Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 11:04 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Kristy! Sorry, but the circles aren't set up to print to a templated sticker sheet. You can make stickers with uncut sticker stock (full sheet shipping labels) and a 2" paper punch, though. I hope this helps!
  49. 49
    Sunday, February 4th, 2018 at 9:49 pm
    Antonia Acevedo says:
    I will be opening up my own charity for cats. And to have them adopted I thought that these certificates would be great
    • 49.1
      Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at 8:28 am
      Heather says:
      That's great, I'm glad you can use them!
  50. 50
    Thursday, April 5th, 2018 at 1:37 pm
    Samantha says:
    This is super cute! I want to use it for my daughter's birthday but can't seem to find the download. I've joined the VIP group but once I go to the free download page, I can't find this item, and from this page, it wants me to enter my email to join the VIP. What am I missing???
    • 50.1
      Monday, April 9th, 2018 at 4:26 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Samantha! I emailed you at s-------@hotmail.com. Thanks!
  51. 51
    Sunday, May 27th, 2018 at 5:27 pm
    Tori says:

    I joined your website via the link that was given for the free cat and dog certificate downloads, but I did not receive an email. I was hoping to use these for my daughter's bday party. Thanks so much!
    • 51.1
      Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at 9:25 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Tori! The email may have gone to spam. You could try searching for “Chickabug” and it will probably come up. I’ve also emailed you.
  52. 52
    Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at 9:13 am
    Carly says:
    Hi tried to sign up haven't received email to get downloads of cat certificates
    • 52.1
      Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at 9:24 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Carly! The email may have gone to spam. You could try searching for "Chickabug" and it will probably come up. I can also email you.
  53. 53
    Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at 8:13 pm
    Shauna says:
    I tried to sign up haven't received email to get downloads of cat certificates. I also tried to search Chickabug but still nothing. :o(
  54. 54
    Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 at 8:46 am
    Candace says:
    I submitted my email and got sent a pw but there is still no download button anywhere.... help please.
    • 54.1
      Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at 7:42 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Candace! I just emailed you at c---@---chiro.com
  55. 55
    Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 at 11:11 am
    Emilie Kirk says:
    Thanks so much for this. I wanted to make the adoption of my furrbaby official. I am also going to share this on the local Cats Protection Facebook page.
  56. 56
    Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 at 11:36 am
    Emilie Kirk says:
    Thanks so much for this. I wanted to make the adoption of my furrbaby official. He was found abandoned at the side of a busy road in his carrier at the age of 5-6 months old. Luckily mum and I found him and we fell in love with him straight away.

    I am also going to share this on the local Cats Protection Facebook page.
    • 56.1
      Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 at 4:37 pm
      Heather says:
      That's so sweet, thank you Emilie!! And thank you for sharing with your local group too! :)
  57. 57
    Sunday, September 16th, 2018 at 3:23 pm
    Chantal says:
    Hi Heather,
    I tried to sign up but haven't received email to get downloads of cat certificates. I checked my spam and tried to search Chickabug but still nothing. Please help :(
  58. 58
    Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 at 3:37 pm
    MICHELLE says:
    Great ideas!! Is there a way to download the dog adoption certificate? I saw the one for the cat but I need a dog certificate.

  59. 59
    Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at 9:39 pm
    Chante Pumphrey says:
    I've tried signing up for the free printable many times but it's not coming to my inbox. Im checking spam as well. Please help
  60. 60
    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 10:28 pm
    Kelly says:
    Thank you! These are so cute!
  61. 61
    Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 at 9:21 am
    Bev says:
    Cant wait to use adoption kit
  62. 62
    Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 at 9:22 am
    Bev says:
    Can't wait to use adoption kit
  63. 63
    Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 at 5:50 pm
    Susy says:
    Hello. I signed up for the free printables, however I am not receiving an email.
  64. 64
    Monday, September 23rd, 2019 at 6:12 pm
    Yamileth says:
    I'd love the cat printable one, please. thank you!
  65. 65
    Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 10:26 pm
    Clara says:
    Thanks so much for this!