Animal Safe Haven & Adoptions, Inc.

No-kill foster system working to rescue abandoned, homeless, and abused animals from our local MD communities. 
Registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Rescue. EIN # 46-4251348. Established in 2013.

View Our Currently Available Pets for Adoption:

We use for our animal information database, from there they send our adoptable pets to HUNDREDS of other websites. Including Petfinder, Adoptapet, Petsmart Charities, World Animal Foundation,, AllPaws, Family Pet, Purina ONE and many more!!! Each adoptable animal has their own page, and included on their page is a bio about them, at least one photo, their basic medical information, date of birth and age, if they are good with other cats and dogs and more! 

Remember we are a foster system, so we do not have a facility that is open set hours. Adoption and foster visits are by appointment only. Once you fill out an adoption application (which is located on each of the animals pages) we will call or email you with in 24-48 hours to follow up.

If you are interested in doing our Foster-to-Adopt program you will need to fill out an adoption application not a foster application since your long term goal is to adopt - keep in mind Foster-to-Adopt is NOT applicable to any baby animal including, kittens and puppies under 6 months old.

We do update our listing frequently but feel free to ask us if a particular kitty is still available as some kitties may be posted and adopted with in just hours or days and the system does not remove the listing immediately when we change it status. There seems to be a lag between Petstablished.come and the 3rd party websites. So feel free to email us!

Adoption Information:

Please remember that we operate out of foster families and not a facility so the location and addresses of our foster families is given out in confidence to adopters only and only after our adoption application is submitted, reviewed and approved. We do require you have your driver’s license, your animal transport carrier if you're not purchasing one from us, the adoption fee as cash, online debit/credit card or a check and also bring a copy of your lease agreement if necessary.

Please be advised that if you do not let us know, either via phone or email, that you are unable to attend prior to the appointment time and do not show then we will make no further attempt to contact you. We leave it as your responsibility to follow up about missed appointments. Also, if we do not receive a reply to any of our emails with in 48 hours we will move on to the next interested adopter. We try to make our adoption process as smooth and painless as possible because these rescued kitties have already had a hard time at it. Getting adopted shouldn't be a long drawn out hassle too.

Our Current Feline Adoption Fees:

  • Kitten & Adolescent (under 1 year) (solid black only): $100
  • Kitten & Adolescent (under 1 year): $125

  • Adult (over 1 year) (solid black only): $50
  • Adult (over 1 year): $75

This dramatic reduction in feline adoption fees is due to the fact that black cats take much longer to adopt out. And because we are a no-kill foster group, and do not have a facility, when we loose even just one foster family it puts a hug strain on the other families. We try our best to never turn away animals in need; but when we are full, we are full. We are always in need of more foster families, adopters and of course volunteers, supporters and donors too! Occasionally we will have other types of animals in our care (dogs, small animals, farm pets...) adoption fees for these animals will be decided on a case by case basis and posted in their bio. Keep in mind we offer a 15% discount for Police & Military, First Responders and those on the COVID Healthcare Front Lines. Proof of any of the above is required.  As well as a 15% discount for getting 2 animals, or more, at once! Save your receipts! Donations (including adoption fees) to ASHA are tax deductible! Adoption fees can be paid via cash, check made out to "Animal Safe Haven" or credit/debit card.

Adoption Process:

Adoption Requirements: The following are a listing of some of our standard requirements for adopting from ASHA. If you have any questions please let us know. 
Adopters must be over 18 years of age. Permission to own a pet (or own an additional pet) must be given by the land lord (that includes parent/guardian if adopter lives with parent(s)/ guardian(s)). Not being a legal US citizen is not an immediate red flag, but we do need to ensure that you are here to stay for the long haul and if and when you plan to go leave the US (long term) are able to take the pet with you (as long travel can be costly and hard for pets). We do not allow our adopted cats to be declawed, that is an immediate and hard NO. If you know that this is what you want even after understanding the damage it does to the cat then we can point you in the direction of a kitty that is already declawed and in need of a new family. We do not require adopters of small animals or cats to have a back yard or fence or such as roughly 90% of our adoptable cats are indoor only pets - with the exception of the ferals for farms and a handful of indoor/outdoor kitties (these require extra requirements as to your land amount, area and neighborhood). Owning other animals is great! As long as your dog does not have a known issue with attacking cats or small animals (some exclusions apply). We do not require families with children under a certain age to adopt a kitten over a certain age. We will work with you to educate you about the risks of the kitten and young children in the home. Then provide you with advise about set up in the home and proper safe introductory between the kid(s) and kitten(s). We do not allow pets to be adopted as gifts. A parent adopting for the family and surprising them is appropriate, but not one person adopting a pet for another person as a gift (surprise or not). If this is your intention we can work with you to still make it a surprise in the end, while still including them in the process. We have done this many times before - just ask us how! 

Foster-To-Adopt: We only allow adult cats and older kittens (over 6 months of age) to be placed in foster-to-adopt, and only if they do not have any other adoption applications already. It is up to ASHA's choice as to which kitties are moved to new foster (or foster-to-adopt) families, as if the animal is already settled and doing well we don't want to mess up its progress. Or if there may be any health issues, or other reasons, we may decide not to move them to a new foster or be eligible for foster-to-adopt. For more information of fostering or foster-to-adopt program, check out our Foster page.

Non-Refundable Administrative Application Processing $15 Fee: Beginning May 3rd, Animal Safe Haven and Adoptions will charge a $15 non refundable administrative application processing fee for adoption applications. 100% of this fee will be for our rescued animals in need.
To be clear: No application will be processed until the $15 fee is paid via our online DonorBox link located below.
The $15 is non refundable. Should you be approved and adopt an animal through ASHA, you will receive a $15 credit to your adoption fee.
Paying the application fee is in no way a guarantee that you will be approved to adopt an animal through ASHA. All of the same requirements and standards in processing applications still apply as stated before and below.
By submitting an adoption application and paying the $15 application fee, you agree to the terms listed above. If you do not adopt through ASHA or your application is rejected, this serves as your notice of the application fee policy.
Once we receive the $15 application fee we will review your application and follow up with any questions. Once approved we then contact you to schedule your home check video chat. With the new normal we have been doing the home check (where we we ensure that you have all the basic supplies set up in an isolation/ introduction room) via video chat to keep with social separation as much as possible. We can also help answer any additional questions you may have at that time about set up and introduction.
Adoption Application: Our adoption application is quick and simple. It is an on-line form your can fill out and quickly submit then its automatically sent to us. A completed application is required for ever interested family or individual interested in adopting, or Fostering-to-Adopt! The adoption application is the first step that must be completed, submitted and approved before scheduling a meet-and-greet with the rescued animals and a volunteer. One application is needed per household or individual, not per animal interested in. A new application must be resubmitted after 6 months.
Home Check Video Chat: With the new COVID19 normal we have been doing our required home check (where we we ensure that you have all the basic supplies set up in an isolation/ introduction room) via video chat to keep with social separation as much as possible. We can also help answer any additional questions you may have at that time about set up and introduction. Then once all is approved and good to go we will put you in touch with the foster family that has the animal(s) you are interested in so that they can video chat with you and the animal(s) to answer any questions you may have about their personality, preferences and more.
Meet-and-Greet Video Chat: Following our Home Check Video Chat we will put you in touch with the foster family that has the animal(s) you are interested in so that they can video chat with you and the animal(s) to answer any questions you may have about their personality, preferences and more. This also gives you a chance to meet the animal(s) while keeping everyone safe. 

Adoption: We are doing our adoptions as socially-distancing friendly as possible. Having the adopter come to the foster family and bringing their own transport carrier to provide the foster to put the animal(s) in for transportation home, while waiting outside completing the Adoption Contract, has been our best bet, but each adoption may be a little different then the next. We are doing out best to minimize the risk of exposure to everyone. Adoption Contracts must be completed at the time of the adoption and we require the Adoption Contract to be done in person, as ASHA needs to keep the original paper copy for our records. Adoption Fee also must be paid at the time of adoption. See above for adoption fee information.


  • We do follow up with adopters to ensure all is going well and we always ask adopters to follow up with us if they have any questions or concerns.
  • For pets that are under 6 months of age and not yet spayed or neutered it is your responsibility to get the pet spayed or neutered at your by  six (6) months of age, or three (3) months after date of adoption, whichever comes first, and completely at the adopters own expense. We require adopters to provide ASHA, with a copy of the Certificate of Spaying or Neutering immediately upon completion. This is required in our adoption contract.
  • If you move you must send us your new address ASAP so we can keep our system up to date.
  • Adopters must contact ASHA immediately if the adopted animal is lost, stolen or dies.

Adopting Feral & Semi-Friendly Barn & Farm Cats

FREE All Natural Organic Pest Control!

We work mostly with TNR (Trap, Neuter/Spay and RELOCATE) of abandoned, stray and feral cats living in dangerous situations and locations. Living in sewers, on the streets, under bridges, in parking lots, beside highways and in non cat friendly neighborhoods are just some of the places we have rescued kitties from. We trap them using live traps or nets, and then get them much needed vetting - so no more kittens! When trapping cats we find that many times there are just one or two in the area, but most times there is a whole colony of 6-30 cats of various ages. For the kittens that are under about 6 months old we set them up indoors with a foster family, and work to socialize them to be placed in an indoor only forever home. For the older kitties that are set in their ways and not open to trusting people, they are placed at a barn foster until we find a forever farm for them to live the rest of their days out at.

Forever farms do not have any fees for adopting and no adoption application. We require a minimum of 2 cats be relocated together. They may not be bonded, but this way they have a friend and companion that is also new to the area. We have many cats that are full on feral and will only be seen from afar once acclimated and released. But we also have many cats that are semi-friendly and are essentially just outdoor cats. When setting them up we provide a large cage to acclimate them to the area, as well as the initial necessary supplies: Litter box, litter, food, bowls, bedding. After a minimum of 3-4 weeks they are acclimated the kitties can be released from the cages. We then will pick up the cage and any unused supplies you do not wish to keep. Cats are fully vetted, including: tested for FeLV, FIV, treated for intestinal and external parasites, up to date on rabies and FVRCP, spayed/neutered and ear tipped. We can, upon request, microchip the cats. Most cats are FeLV and FIV negative, but we do have a few that are FIV positive and healthy, and still need forever homes too! FIV positive cats can successfully and safely live with other cats! Ask us for more info!

These cats make wonderful rodent, bird and other small pest control for farms, gardens, granaries, barns and any large properties including wineries, warehouses, dry docks, marinas, stables, chicken or cow farms, nurseries, orchards, pet stores. Any place natural pest control is desired. We deliver!! Making it easy on you, we will come to you! Any location in MD, PA, VA, WV or surrounding areas. The farther from the BWI area, the more cats we would prefer to place, as it's more gas mileage and drive time for our non paid volunteers.

Please consider giving a second chance to a kitty that doesn't deserve to live day by day scavenging for scraps and being hunted by nasty people looking to torture them for the fun of it. Many stray, abandoned and feral cats are used for dog fighting bait so saving 2 today gives us the room to pull 2 more off the streets! Email us for more info!