Finding a Siamese Kitten
The head of a Siamese cat can be wedge-shaped or apple-shaped.Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images
Call your local or county animal shelter and ask if they have any Siamese kittens available for adoption. If they do, make an appointment to visit the shelter and meet their Siamese kittens in person. If they don’t have any immediately available, ask them to notify you if any are brought into the shelter. Many shelters maintain a wait list.
Siamese cats are called "Meezers" by Siamese aficionados. It comes from elongating the name: SiameeeeserJupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images
Visit your local large pet retailers such as PetSmart, Pet Supermarket and Petco. These large chains offer cage space to local shelters or hold adoption days on Saturdays throughout the year. Local animal shelters, including county and no-kill shelters, bring some of their animals to these locations in hopes of finding them homes. There are sometimes Siamese or Siamese mix kittens available. If no Siamese are available, ask the shelter directors if there are any at the shelter and if so, make an appointment to go and meet them.
Siamese cats are extremely affectionate, loving and intelligent. They are also very vocal.Dana Neely/Photodisc/Getty Images
Look through local newspaper advertisements to see if any Siamese owners in your area have kittens for sale. Schedule a time to meet the kittens. If you decide to purchase from a private owner, however, get as much information as you can about the kittens’ parents. Ask if both parents are pure Siamese, what their temperaments are like and if they have any health problems that may carry over to your kitten.
Older Siamese cats are referred to as Meezer Geezers.Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images
Search online for Siamese kittens that are available for adoption. Use websites such as Petfinder.com to find Siamese kittens at animal shelters in your area. Browse kittens’ profiles, and pick a few that you like. Contact the shelters with the information provided, and arrange to meet each kitten in person before making a decision.
There may be a Siamese rescue center near you.Ryan McVay/Lifesize/Getty Images
Check with the national Siamese Rescue organization. They maintain a database of adoptable Siamese and Siamese mixes. There are actual Siamese rescue centers located in Virginia, Texas, Colorado and north and south California. However, Siamese Rescue foster volunteers are located throughout the United States. They offer a free transport service for adopters who do not live near a Siamese adoption center or foster home.
Adopting Your Kitten
Make sure you read and adhere to the terms in the adoption contract.Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images
Read the adoption contract before signing it. Some shelters have clauses that will require you to return your Siamese kitten directly to them if you can no longer care for it. Your kitten will probably also need to be spayed or neutered, if the shelter hasn’t had it done it already. Familiarize yourself with the shelter’s adoption requirements so that you can avoid any problems in the future.
- 2). Budget for the adoption fee. Shelter fees are less costly than breeder fees and usually include vaccinations, spay or neuter and sometimes even microchipping. The fee will depend on which shelter you adopt your Siamese kitten from. Be prepared, in some cases, to also pay an application fee. These fees support the rescue efforts and are usually reasonable.