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Adoption Application

If you are interested in adopting a Bengal from Bengal Rescue, we have a few requests. Before you fill out our Adoption Application, please review our guidelines on Bengal cat care, so that you will be prepared before adopting a rescue Bengal from us:

Adopting Your First Bengal?

Feeding Your Cat

Litter Box Issues

Recommended Products

Introducing Pets (if you have other pets)

Bengal Rescue reserves the right to “match” the right cat with the right families; therefore, we cannot guarantee that your application will be approved for the particular cat that you are applying for. We work very hard to ensure that the cat we’re placing ends up in the most suitable, forever home.

Click on the link to learn more about our Adoption Process

We place our rescue cats as INDOOR ONLY.

IF YOU LIVE IN AN APARTMENT, please note that the Bengal breed is a HIGH ENERGY breed. They need lots of space and room to exercise, explore, and get that energy out. For this reason, many Apartments do not accommodate that need. We have successfully placed a number of Bengals in Apartments, but this is usually cats who are 10 or older, and also cats 10 and older and dislike other pets. We look at each Bengal cat’s needs, individually, and ensure that their energy level matches their new living environment.

Adoption fees vary and are based on Veterinary expenses and other factors.

Please be sure to fill out every space in the Application or it will not be accepted or processed.

You can contact us after you have submitted your Application, to check on the status. Our email address is

If you would like a copy of your submission, please be sure to print it out or screen capture it, before you hit the “send” button.

Because of the volume of submissions we receive, we are asking for a small $25.00 non-refundable donation to process applications.

The donation will be applied to the adoption fee as a credit, if you are selected as the adopter. If you are not selected for the cat you have submitted for, we will still apply that adoption fee as a credit for other cats in our program.

Occasionally we have cats in the program where we waive the adoption fee. Usually these are special-needs cats with medical / behavioral challenges, or “super-seniors.” If we say in the post that the waiver is applicable for this particular cat – you can select the “Waive fee” option. 

If you are located on the East Coast or in the Mid-West, please note that we do not ship cats and it would be your responsibility to come and get the cat. Our cats are located in the Pacific / Southwest and Rockies.