Adopting From Us

Below is a guide to the process of adopting from us. Please make sure you have read all information on this page before contacting us as many questions we are asked are often answered on this page. 

People on the waiting list will always get the first option to adopt any of our kittens. 

Understanding how our waiting list works

Our waiting list is sorted by DATE.

FOR EXAMPLE: If you first contacted us on January 1, 2023, you will be higher on the list than someone who first contacted us on January 2, 2023.

We also record notes on breed, sex and colour. So if you contacted us on January 1, 2023 and said you wanted a seal point female, and the person who contacted us on January 2, 2023 said seal point male – if we only have male kittens available, the person below you would be offered their kitten first as they specified male.

Rislani Choc Truffles with Rislani Athena
Rislani Choc Truffles with Rislani Athena

However, we do also record notes like “wants female, but will consider male”. So in this instance, the person who contacted us on January 1, 2023 would be contacted first to see if they would like to be considered for the available male kitten, or if they would prefer to wait for the next litter to see if we get their first preference of a female.

When we have kittens available – we find the person at the top of our list that has specified the breed, sex and colour combination of the available kitten and contact them (unless they have specified something like “old style” and the kitten we have is more “modern style”) to see if they want to be considered for this kitten. If they say yes – they get the first option to adopt that kitten. If they ask to wait for a future litter for whatever reason or ask to be removed from our list as they have found a kitten elsewhere, we move on to the next person on our list, until a match is found. 

What you can expect when adopting a Rislani Kitten

At Rislani, our breeding cats are beloved family members first, and foremost. All our queens reside within our home with us and sleep on our bed with us. Unfortunately, due to spraying this is not possible with our studs, so they do reside outside in a secure outdoor pen, however, this does not mean our studs are anti-social. Our studs receive attention daily and cuddles.

When our queens give birth, they remain with their babies until their babies are ready to venture off into the world on their own. All our kittens are lovingly hand raised within the home and are handled regularly from the day they are born, so they are well-adjusted and socialised kittens used to normal household noises (of course this doesn’t guarantee your kitten won’t be scared of some household noises like the vacuum cleaner!).

Pricing for our pet-only kittens includes:



 Vaccination(s)(1-2) to the time of collection

 ANCATS Registered PET ONLY Pedigree (mailed directly to you from ANCATS)

 Information Booklet

 Samples of food and litter your kitten is used to (unfortunately, this cannot be provided to kittens being transported interstate).

 Some of the toys we have found tend to be “favourites”

 6-week FREE PetCover Pet Insurance Policy (you must contact PetCover before the end of the free period to convert to a paid policy to maintain cover)


Our kittens are typically ready to leave for their new homes at 12-16 weeks of age.

3 week old kitten
3 week old kitten

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee collection by a set age. It is a vet requirement that kittens must be over 1kg in weight at the time of desexing to ensure the kittens’ safety while under anaesthetic. Our kittens are desexed at between 1.1 – 1.2kg as an extra precaution.

The typical adoption process

At approx 4-5 weeks of age, we start contacting people at the top of our waiting list to inform them of kitten availability.

Once you have confirmed you wish to proceed with adopting a particular kitten from the litter, you will be sent our adoption agreement.

 A kitten WILL NOT be considered as “reserved” until a completed adoption agreement and deposit has been received.

 We will then do our best to provide regular updates, photos and where possible video’s via our Facebook page until the time of collection.

If you wish to be placed on our waiting list, please contact us.

Please provide details information on the contact us form. We do not simply sell kittens to whoever has the money – we like to know our kittens are going to a safe, happy and secure home.

Newborn Kittens
Newborn Kittens

non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to reserve your kitten. We do send kittens interstate/overseas at the buyer’s expense.

All kittens are to be taken to their new homes in a suitable carry cage. One can be supplied at extra cost if required.

Please be aware NO cat or kitten will leave our care unless de-sexed; so please don’t ask unless you are a registered breeder who practices early de-sexing as refusal may offend.

For current kitten availability, please refer to recent posts made on our Facebook page (NOTE: Our Facebook page is a public page. You do not need to sign up to, or have an account with Facebook to view the posts on our page): Rislani Cats.