The Goathouse Refuge has many incredible cats in need of loving homes.


A strong, reliable volunteer force plays a crucial role in our rescue organization.


Tax deductible donations and gifts of goods to help run the refuge are always welcome.

Adoption Statistics

1 . With our new Shelter Manager system, we are now able to more easily keep track of adoptions. A total of 194 adoptions occurred in the prior 12 months ending in November 2018, with a high of 25 a low of 10, averaging 16 per month.

2 . Do Markings and Age Impact the Likelihood of Adoption?

Anecdotal evidence suggests markings and age of a cat impact the likelihood of adoption, but is this true? Using adoption information from February to November of this year, the monthly rate of adoption by age and color group can be calculated to answer this question.

During this time period, our adopters loved Calico! Calico had a monthly adoption rate of 6.3%, compared to 3.1% for Black and 2.4% for Tuxedo.

The Consolidated monthly adoption rates by age group reveals a peak of 11.8% for the 4 Months to 1 Year group, steadily declining with age to under 1% for the Over 10 Years group. (Note the 0 to 4 Months monthly adoption rate of 4.3% represents kittens under 4 months of age who became older than 4 months within the next month, and hence eligible for adoption by being above the minimum age.)

So yes, markings and age do impact likelihood of adoption!

(Note the percentages do not add vertically or horizontally as the rates are weighted by the number of observations within each Color or Age group.)

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