Challenger's House

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CHANGE IN ADOPTION TIMES AT PETSMART - Effective October 1, 2015, adoptions will be held at Petsmart on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm and Saturday from 11:00am-4:00pm. There will be no adoptions on Friday evening.

NEW SHELTER HOURS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2015 - The shelter in Toney is open by appointment only from 11am-5pm Tuesday through Saturday. You must call ahead if you would like to visit the shelter. We are closed on Sunday, Monday, and holidays. If you reach the answering machine, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.


At the present time, the only cats we are accepting are those that need to be returned to Challenger's House if they were adopted from us. We take our cats back for their lifetime and for any reason.


Through a special, anonymous contribution and until funds run out, our adoption fee per cat will be reduced by $25 to $125 (Cats over 5 years is $100). The anonymous contributor will donate $25 to Challenger's House for each cat or kitten adopted.


ADULTS OVER 5 YEARS CAN BE YOURS FOR $100 - Adult cats love attention but usually require less than busy, rambunctious kittens. Many of them are perfectly content to sit beside you and watch TV or cuddle up on your lap to be brushed or petted. Adults sometimes prefer to be alone but most of them can get along with other cats or animals as long as they are properly introduced.

We can help you choose your new family member and give you plenty of tips to make the transition easier for everybody. Cats are creatures of habit so sometimes a bit more time is necessary to introduce them to a new home and ensure that everybody in the family - humans and kitties - remains happy & well adjusted.


When you adopt from Challenger's House, your new family member will be implanted with a microchip that will enable most shelters and vet clinics to identify the cat in case it escapes and is picked up by an individual or another shelter. This is an additional safety net for you and and your cat and is included in the adoption fee. There are no additional charges.

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Our Featured Pets...


At times, Challenger's House has a few cats at the shelter that would be perfect for a safe, outdoor environment. These are nice cats but they have been adopted one or more times and seem to be litterbox challenged. Please contact the shelter at 256-420-5995 for more information.



We need help at the shelter in Toney on Thursday evening. We can work with your schedule.. Please contact the shelter for more information.

We need volunteers at Petsmart on Sunday and Monday evenings and temporarily for Sunday mornings but needs change so please contact us for current needs. Morning volunteers can get there as early as 7:00am and can stay anywhere from less than an hour to 2 or 3 hours depending on how much time you want to spend playing with the cats. We do occasionally need fill-ins - especially during the holidays. You must be at least 18 years of age to work as a PETsMART volunteer by yourself or have an adult with you if you are younger. If you are interested, please call 420-5995 or email (see note at bottom of page).

We are also seeking volunteers to serve as adoption counselors. You must be at least 21 years old for this position. Please call 256-420-5995 or email (see note at bottom of page) if you are interested.

We will be holding training sessions for all volunteers on an as-needed basis.

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Challenger's House T-shirts now available!
Sizes small, medium, large, x-large, xx-large. These shirts have a new design with Challenger & his brother, Trooper and the words Challenger's House above.

$15.00 donation for short or $20 for long sleeve, colors dark purple, red, or lavender (please specify)

Add $5.00 S/H for mail order or purchase at the shelter or at PETsMART during adoption times.

Who We Are

Challenger's House is a limited admission, no time limit safe haven for homeless or unwanted cats. We are sorry that we cannot help all the callers who request our assistance. Challenger's House is a 501(c)3, non-profit tax exempt organization and your much needed contributions are tax deductible.

All cats and kittens are tested for feline leukemia and feline AIDS, checked for parasites, given vaccinations appropriate for their age, are spayed or neutered, and microchipped prior to adoption.

Adopting a friend

All people wanting to adopt a cat or kitten must fill out an application to give us basic information about their home & family and must go through an interview process. Our adoption fee is $150 (presently reduced to $125 and cats over 5 years of age are $100) and is refundable within 30 days if the animal is returned. Our animals always have a home with us for their lifetime if a guardian is unable to keep them.

Challenger's House offers all adopters pet insurance through Petfirst Healthcare and sponsored by Petfirst also has policies for your current pets or pets that you acquire from another source.

Come Visit Us!

Challenger's House has been chosen as PETsMART's Love-a-Pet Partner. We house cats at the University Drive location on a continuous basis, 7 days a week.. If you would like to volunteer to help care for the catsr at PETsMART, contact us at the address/phone/email below or come to PETsMART during our scheduled adoption time. PETsMART is located on University Drive in front of the Target Super Store just west of Madison Square Mall.


Effective immediately visits to the shelter will be by appointment only. Please call or email.

Adoptions at PETsMART:

PETsMART - University Drive location - adoption hours

We gladly accept donations by mail (check or money order), by phone (Mastercard/VISA), or select the button below to donate through PayPal.

Challenger's House
112 Tristian Rd.
Toney, AL 35773
Phone: 256-420-5995

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