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.

Our Current 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 huge 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 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% Police & Military discount. 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.

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 AND a volunteer application.

Submit your Adoption or Foster-to-Adopt Application:

We have two options available: An on-line form your can fill out and quickly submit then its automatically sent to us. OR download a PDF version of our application, fill it out and email, or snail mail it back to us. For Fostering or Foster-to-Adopting you must submit both an Adoption Application as well as an Volunteer Application.

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 been 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, intestinal 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 pest control for farms, gardens, granaries, barns and any large properties including wineries, warehouses, dry docks, marinas, stables, 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 BWI area, the more cats we would prefer to place, as it's more gas mileage and 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!

Adoption Process:

Adoption/Foster Application: A completed application is required for ever interested family or individual interested in fostering, 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. That is unless you join us at an adoption event, or have good timing and meet a volunteer at the Pet Valu cages in Laurel while they are cleaning, then you can meet the animals first and submit an application second. One application is needed per household or individual, not per animal interested in. A new application must be resubmitted after 6 months.
Meet-and-Greet: This step allows us to answer any questions you may have, allows you to interact and fall in love with the animals and allows an animal, or two, to pick you! After completing the adoption application and being approved, we will contact you to schedule a meet-and-greet so that you can visit the rescued animals at their foster family or at the featured felines cage at the Laurel Pet Valu store. If you have already met the animals at an event or at the Pet Valu store and want to go straight to the home check and adoption visit then we can go ahead and schedule that!
Home Check & Adoption Visit: For every adoption a home check is required to be completed by a volunteer of ASHA. This is to ensure: That you do indeed live where you have claimed to live. That you are not hording animals, trash or etc.. And that your home is pet safe and all set up for the new animal(s) with the basic necessary items. For the home check we bring the animal(s) that you are interested in with us so that if all goes well, we help you set up the animal(s) in the home, answer any questions you may have and complete the adoption. It is at his point that we will show you their vet info, tell you how to register their microchip, complete the adoption contract and collect the adoption fee. Then we tell you CONGRATS on your new baby(s) and get out of your hair so you can spend time with them!

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 cat carrier if you're not purchasing one from us, the adoption fee as cash, 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.