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Cat Adoption Policy

Adoptable cats are available for general viewing at both Best Friends Pet Care (temporarily closed for remodeling) and Petco Lake Zurich during their normal business hours. Each cat’s location is stated at the end of their description. “Go Home” adoption appointments are made only on application approval. Please note that Best Friends Pet Care (temporarily closed for remodeling) & Petco are not responsible for processing adoptions, and an appointment MUST be made with a Young at Heart adoption counselor once your application is approved.

To adopt from Young at Heart Pet Rescue, you must:

- Be 21 years of age.

- Have landlord’s permission to have a pet (we will check!)

- Have taken good care of any current or previous pets and have taken them in regularly for check-ups (we’ll speak with your vet!)

- Have an ID with current address.

- Have an adoption application approved by a Young at Heart staff member.

- If you are out of state, you must have had pets prior to adopting from Young at Heart and have a veterinary reference. Some breeds of dogs will be restricted to in-state adoptions only.

Because we strive to make both our adoptable pets AND our adopting families as happy as possible, you may not always be able to adopt the pet you have fallen in love with online. Though it is easy to fall in love with a picture, in real life, you may not be a good match for each other. But don’t worry! We will help you find a dog or cat that matches what you are looking for so that you and your new furry companion can have a happily ever after!

Adoption fee for cats: $75
Adoption fee is waived for a second cat if you adopt a pair!

Your companion will already be spayed or neutered, tested negative for FIV & Feline Leukemia, given all veterinarian recommended vaccines including a 1 year Rabies Vaccine, a 24PetWatch microchip, a senior wellness chemistry panel, and 30 days of free ShelterCare pet insurance. Many of our adoptable companions also receive dental procedure, and any other procedure necessary to get your feline companion ready for adoption! Any known medical or behavioral conditions are listed.

All of our adoptable companions come with a 14-day Money Back Guarantee.

To be considered for one of our adoptable companions, please fill out an adoption application and fax it to 847.890.6404.

*Temporarily Closed for Remodeling*
Visit our cats at Best Friends Pet Care, 22096 N Pet Lane, Prairie View IL 60069!



Or Visit more of our adoptable cats at Petco Lake Zurich, 787 W IL Route 22, Lake Zurich IL.

Petco’s Hours:
Mon – Sat: 9am-9pm
Sun: 10am-7pm

Don’t see what you’re looking for here? Check out these other seniors in need of homes!


Apply to adopt Blue

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Hey there! I’m 10-year-old “Blue”. I bet you noticed my beautiful baby blues eyes in the photos! If I do say so myself, I’m a very photogenic girl. I’m new to the shelter, so the volunteers are still getting to know me and I’m getting to know the other cats at the center but I am certainly full of personality and enjoy having you scratch my head, cheeks and chin, of course. I’m great with the litter box, enjoy having a few treats and and I love my moist food. But don’t worry, I’m keeping my girlie figure by working out. I am an active girl and love to play! String toys, toy mice and crinkle balls are some my favorite things to play with. Are you looking for a charming and very playful cat? Well, here I am! Feel free to stop by the center and I’d love to meet you, maybe you could be my forever family.

<Located in a Private Foster Home! Please fill out an application to meet me!>


Apply to adopt Lucy

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Meow!! Hey there, I’m Lucy and I think you would agree that I am such a beautiful girl. My beauty is only surpassed by my sweet and gentle nature and fun-loving personality. I am a spunky 7-year-old girl who does well with other kitties, is good with her litterbox and loves to be the life of the party. Young at Heart rescued me after my family left me at a shelter and now I’m looking for a second chance at a happily ever after. If you became my forever family, I’d make you laugh with my silly antics and make your heart melt with my sweet nature. Please come meet me, I’ll be here waiting for the chance to win you over. Love, Lucy.


<I’m located at YAH’s Lake Zurich Petco Adoption Center>


Apply to adopt Maya

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Hi there! I’m Maya, and I am a very sweet and shy 9-year-old female who would love a nice quite home to call her own. I’m a bit overwhelmed being at the cat adoption center, and would like nothing more than a home with a lap to call my own, a window to look out of, or a chair to curl up in. I am a bit scared of the other kitties, and when I hear dogs bark, it scares me even more. I am so happy that my life was saved, but now I need a place to call my own again. I’d make a great companion for a senior or any adult household. If you come to meet me, remember that I’m the shy one, and I won’t be able to compete with the other kitties for your attention. I’ll hang back, or may even hide, but when it’s you and me one on one, I’m a great big sweetie pie. Won’t you bring me into your quiet home? We can enjoy the peace and quiet together.

<I’m located in a Private Foster Home. Please fill out an application to meet me!>


Apply to adopt Nathan

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Hi there! I’m Nathan, a sweet and snuggly little 8-year old guy who is just waiting for that special someone to love. I am so cute and friendly, and I am a four-paw declaw as well (done in my former life). I’d make a great companion for a senior or any family, really! I am very sweet and am quite the social butterfly, and love to greet you at the door when you come to visit. I enjoy belly rubs and being showered with love, and enjoy the company of other kitties as well. I’m great with my litter box and am an all around great guy. Come meet me and fall in love!

<I’m located at YAH’s Lake Zurich Petco Adoption Center>


Apply to adopt Rain

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Hello Everyone!! Please meet our beautiful Rain. She’s brand new to the rescue and is already winning the hearts of all those who meet her. Rain is the youngster of our group at 7-years-old and her gorgeous gray coat is as soft as can be!! She’s good with other kitties, she loves to snuggle, she’s great with her litterbox and she’s such a patient girl when it comes to being brushed. Rain is a quiet kitty who loves to lounge and she’d be the perfect companion for a lazy weekend on the couch full of snuggling and watching movies. Won’t you come meet her and take her home? You’d be bringing home a true gem of a kitty!

<I’m located at YAH’s Lake Zurich Petco Adoption Center>


Apply to adopt Spike

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Hi there! I’m Spike, and I’m the handsomest black kitty you’ll ever meet! I’m a very sweet, very lucky guy, because my time was up at the shelter, and Young at Heart saved me. But I’m even luckier because I have FIV, and a lot of FIV kitties don’t make it out of shelters alive because people think there is something wrong with us. Well, there really isn’t. FIV is only transmitted from kitty to kitty through deep bite wounds, and I’m super friendly AND I don’t have many teeth! I also really like dogs, as I currently live with a German Shepherd and two chihuahuas. We love to snuggle up on the couch, all together! I’m great with my litter box, very affectionate, and an all around cool little man! If you want to meet me, I’d love to meet you!

<I’m located in a private foster home. I’d love to meet you with an approved application!>


Apply to adopt Tawny

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Hi there, I’m Tawny and I am one gorgeous girl. I’m 8-10 years old and I came to Young at Heart after my family surrendered me to a local shelter. I don’t know why I was left behind but I’m just grateful to be with Young at Heart and look forward to finding my forever family. I’m still learning my way around the cat center and am adjusting to life with my new feline companions but my new volunteer friends would like you to know that I will probably do better in a home without other kitties or one other mellow kitty at the most. I am a spunky girl who loves to play, and when it’s time to relax, I would love a home where I could lounge in the sun or hang out in a window watching the birds. Please come meet me so that you can look into my beautiful green eyes and fall in love with me! I really want to find my forever family and I’m hoping that could be YOU!! I’ll be waiting for you at the Lake Zurich Cat Center. Love, Tawny.

<I’m located at YAH’s Lake Zurich Petco Cat Adoption Center!>

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