Co-founders Lisa Laveck, Renée Sanzo, and Mary Grace Manocchio:





The following practice explains how House of Mews rescue (HOM) handles our adoption inquiries.

It is IMPORTANT TO NOTE – House of Mews rescue reserves the right to decline any application without explanation. If you refuse to follow our adoption process by not answering our screening questions you will automatically be declined to adopt a cat/kitten from us. That “applying for a HOM cat” is not a binding agreement to adopt, nor is it a guaranteed approval. It is purely part of our procedure that begins our screening process to make a final adoption decision.

1. Complete our no-obligation Adoption Application. By doing so, our Adoption Coordinator better understands your preferences and can pinpoint which cat meets your requirements and home environment.

2. Our Adoption Coordinator will review the application and contact you should we believe we have a match and start our screening process.

3. If approved, a meet and greet will be arranged with the foster of the cat/kitten of interest.

4. Our final step is adopting from HOM. Approved adopters will sign a HOM Adoption Contract. By signing, the adopter agrees to provide the cat/kitten with a safe, stable, healthy physical environment, with ongoing veterinary care for the lifetime of the cat.

House of Mews rescue adopts to residents of Northeast Ohio. Adoptions to residents outside this area are considered on a case-by-case basis.


By surrendering a companion animal to House of Mews rescue (HOM) all rights and ownership to this pet will be waived. HOM will then take ownership of the animal.

1. Send an email to our intake coordinator at

2. The intake coordinator will respond and let you know if we have space available.

3. If approved, a surrender location will be identified.

4. At the time of surrender, you will be asked to complete and sign surrender form.

5. The animal is then relinquished and becomes the sole responsibility of HOM.

6. Adoption proceedings will be pursued.

7. Should you want to adopt a cat which you have surrendered, please follow our adoption process noted above.

NOTE: HOM considers a companion animal to be a pre-owned family pet.

If a looking for help with a stray cat/kitten, please send an email to our intake email at this address:

You can find us at:
440-494-MEWS (6397)
Images are of actual volunteers and adoptable/adopted cats & property of House of Mews Rescue