Applications Closed: Starling & Raven

We want to thank everyone who applied to adopt!  We have closed this application, but we do have other great pets looking for a forever home, click here to meet them!

Females | Starling: ~3 years old, Raven: ~8 months old | DSHs | Black

- People-friendly? Yes.

- Child-friendly? With supervision.

- Socialized with other animals? Cats.

- Litter-trained? Yes.

- Fixed? Yes.
- Purrsonalities in a few words?

“Starling is a sleek, shiny and petite three year old black cat with bright yellow eyes. Sweet as pie and so easy-going, Starling will be an excellent family pet. She was an amazing mama, and now she deserves a forever family.  Starling loves human companionship and loves to be held - she requires at least one good hug every day. She plays like a kitten, and she is expressive and chatty with her human and feline companions.”

– Britta, Starling’s foster mom

“Raven is extremely smart, sweet and loving. She loves to be held and pet, and her shiny black fur is as soft as silk. Raven is observant and so good with her mom and siblings. She grooms them, cleans up after them if they spill a piece of food from their bowl, and joins in to play eagerly. She really is the sweetest little bird in the flock!”

– Britta, Raven’s foster mom

- Any known medical conditions? No.

Starling Raven, Adoptable Cat, Niagara

*** Please note that we are NOT accepting applications for the cats listed as Coming Soon. These cats have either yet to arrive or have only just recently arrived. Once their foster families get to know them a little better, a detailed bio outlining their personality and describing their ideal home will be posted and we will then begin accepting applications for them. ***

Hi there! My name is Starling - yes, like the sociable, family-oriented bird!  My baby girl, Raven and I are looking for a family that loves smart, active, and personable house panthers.

Back in the springtime, a really nice family found me out in the country, and immediately they could tell that I was not a barn cat.  I am so lucky they found me because I was ready to have my babies any day, and thankfully I got into a safe, warm home to have my kittens - just one day after coming into foster care, I had SEVEN tiny kittens! I worked very hard and my foster mom told me every day what a great job I did as their mama.

When my sweet babies started to get more independent, I had a spa day at the vet, and now Raven and I are ready to find a forever family that wants to share our amazing personalities with for the rest of our lives.

I am a shiny black, tiny, and delicate girl with big, bright yellow eyes.  I LOVE people and I am always ready to be pet, held, played with and loved, even if  I meet someone new.

Oh, and just so you know, I am happy that all seven of my kittens are growing up and able to take care of themselves now, but I do love my girl, Raven, so very much, so we are looking for a forever home together. She is a chip off the old block! Raven is the smallest of my flock, but her personality is big! I’m proud to say she was the first one to learn how to climb the baby gate and escape our nursery! It’s ok, though, because our foster mama took her under her wing as the dinner helper so she could keep an eye on her. Down to the tiniest detail, Raven is a tiny version of me, and that is why we want to stay together forever.

Have you fallen in love with us? We don’t blame you. If you would like to be our furever home, please feel free to apply below.


Adoption Fee | $ 225 (Pair)

The feline adoption fees help cover the costs associated with rescuing, such as vetting, food, kitty litter and other expenses.

Prior to adoption, cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed and given flea treatment. In short, they receive any necessary treatment. 

For more information about adoption fees, please review our Adoption FAQs & Fees page. alternatively, you can email us and communicate with our Adoption Coordinator:

Why We Love Fostering

  • There is a special joy in seeing the transformation from fear to trust in a foster cat’s face and posture, the first time they relax and warm up to me. There is so much comedy in a litter of crazy kittens, rollicking and tumbling, learning how to be big cats. Each foster kitty has been cared for as if they were my own, and I enjoy the confidence in the feeling that they are ready for their forever home. That is the biggest difference between choosing to adopt from a small rescue rather than a shelter, and why I love volunteering. People often ask me how I can be so strong to let such sweet kitties go to adoption, but the feeling that I have space to help another is worth the emotional goodbye. Penny is the twenty-first cat I have helped, and I am not going to stop anytime soon! Fostering for Pets Alive is by far the most rewarding volunteering I have ever done.
    - Britta

Why We Love Fostering

  • Fostering gives me the opportunity to share a journey with an animal who has no one else. Without people like me these dogs may not get a second chance at feeling safe and finding a stable, loving forever home. I remember each of them vividly and we have a special bond.
    - Cheryl & Debbie

Interested in Adopting Starling and Raven? Apply Below.

Incomplete applications cannot be accepted. Pets Alive Niagara reserves the right to reject any application and reserves the sole right in determining the best placement for our animals.


Personal Information


If you rent, please fill the information below so we can contact your Landlord.


Please provide 1 NON-FAMILY reference (spouses or partners cannot be used) you have known for at least 2 years who know you as a pet owner or who can vouch for your overall responsibility as well as your veterinarian’s contact information:

Please advise your veterinarian and reference we will be contacting them.
By submitting this application, the applicant and co-applicant(s) certify that the information given is true, and you understand that Pets Alive Niagara reserves the right to deny your application for any reason at any time. You further authorize the investigation of all statements in this application.