Kitties In-need-of Someone Special, Inc.

If you would like to adopt, please contact Chris at 973-670-2481
or via email at to set up a private appointment.

Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened.

     - Anatole France
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Happy New Year from the K.I.S.S. staff & kitties !!!

We want to send a HUGE THANK-YOU to all the generous people who contributed to our KISS-MAS Fundraiser. You've made a difference!!

Some of the K.I.S.S. group - looking forward to a great new year!

See the K.I.S.S. TV interview

The Jefferson Highlights interview is now available for viewing. Learn all about our organization and about adopting a kitty! There are two 15-minute segments



Come find the kitten you've been searching for!

Petsmart, Rockaway Townsquare Mall, Rockaway, NJ

Adoption days in ROCKAWAY

We will be at PETSMART, Rockaway Townsquare Mall:

  • 3PM to 8PM on Fridays

Note - If you would like to adopt, but can't make it to a regularly scheduled adoption event, please contact Linda at 862-354-1446 or via email at to set up a private appointment.

Look for us inside the store near the right rear corner. Look for us in our bright pink shirts!

PETSMART is located in the outer mall near the movie theaters.

Get directions from Google or from Mapquest.

Upcoming adoption days:

  • Fri., February 3rd

  • Fri. & Sat, February 10th & 11th
    Special Valentine's weekend!!

  • Fri., February 17th
  • Fri. & Sat, February 24th & 25th

I'm so happy that KISS found me a home!

At K.I.S.S., we take pride in the care we give to our cats. Before any cat goes up for adoption, they are tested for FIV and FelV, cleaned (de-flea, and bathe if necessary), de-wormed, and treated for medical conditions. Many of them are spayed / neutered.

The vet care we give these cats would cost you several hundred dollars, so you get a LOT with your adoption fee. If the cat that you adopt from us has not been spayed / neutered, we will help you find a discount program in your area.

Our cats all live in our volunteer's homes. We know the personality of our cats and can help you to select the one that is best for you!

We often accept applications for pre-adoption. If you see a cat you're interested in, please contact us and fill out an application right away. That adorable kitten or cat may be taken by our next adoption day!

When you adopt - in addition to getting a clean, healthy cat - you also get:*

  • Complete medical records
  • Information on how to integrate your new pet into your household
  • A CD and/or handouts on complete cat care
  • A hand-made kitty afghan - your choice
  • Kitty toys
  • Free food samples
  • Coupons for food and/or litter
  • Helpful advice on your pet questions

When you decide to want to adopt one of our kittens or cats, we will give you the opportunity to interact with the cat of your choice. We will talk with you and match you with a cat whose personality will fit in with your lifestyle. You will take home your new cat knowing how to integrate a new pet into your home and how to care for them. Note that we NEVER pressure anyone to adopt a cat they don't want. Our goal is to have you go home with a cat that you will love for the rest of its life!

We also have a lot of experience with all sorts of health and behavioral issues so feel free to ask questions. If you're having issues with a cat (or even a dog) that you already own, chances are that we may have an answer so you can restore peace to your household and have a long and happy life with all of your pets.


Our Wish List

We assist hundreds of cats each year. To do that, we need lots of food and other supplies. Please help us help the cats. We need:

  • Canned & dry adult cat food
  • Canned & dry kitten food
  • Cat litter
  • Cat beds
  • Blankets & towels
  • Paper plates
  • Bleach
  • Paper towels
  • Copier paper
  • Yarn (our kittens go home with kitty blankets made by our volunteers)

Who we are

K. I. S. S. Inc. is a registered non-profit charitable organization in the state of NJ and a 501(c) (3) Federal Tax Exempt Organization. WE HAVE A VARIETY OF CATS/ KITTENS JUST WAITING TO BE SOMEONE SPECIAL'S KITTY!

K.I.S.S. is not a shelter. We have a group of foster homes that can handle a limited number of cats.

We do not accept owner surrenders. Please contact your local animal control facility.

Most of our cats come from our local animal control facility. When we have extra room, we accept cats who may be in danger of being euthanized at other facilities.

Please stop by and see us!

Thank you to everyone who found it in their hearts to be that "Someone Special" to one of our kitties. We do believe you are all special to care about our guys as much as we do.

How we started

Feline Bedtime

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray this cushy life to keep.

I pray for toys that look like mice,
And sofa cushions, soft and nice.

I pray for gourmet kitty snacks,
And someone nice to scratch my back,

For windowsills all warm and bright,
For shadows to explore at night.

I pray I'll always stay real cool
And keep the secret feline rule

To NEVER tell a human that
The world is really ruled by CATS!

~ Author Unknown

K.I.S.S. evolved from a group of women who desperately wanted to make a difference in the lives of unwanted cats and kittens. Meeting each other "by chance" they following their hearts, finding forever homes for their homeless cats and kittens, many of which were turned away from shelters because they were full.

Adopting a friend

Adopting a pet is a lifelong decision! (The life of the the pet, that is, and that could be 15-20 years or longer). We pride ourselves on nurturing relationships prior to and after the adoption. A PURRFECT match is our GOAL! Another reminder that adopting a cat is a 15-20 year commitment.

An approved application can reserve your cat/kitten. Please do not forget our adults. No doubt most of them got adopted as little kittens (as ours do now), and someone had promised to love them unconditionally. Now they are homeless for whatever the reason... Please adopt one of our LOVING ADULTS.............. Many beautiful adult cats are getting passed over for kittens...just remember in 6 months your cute little kitten will start looking like an adult cat!

Because our cats live in the homes of our volunteers, we know which cats will do well in different situations. For example, some of our cats need a quiet environment, and would not do well with children; some are very active - they are all individuals. We will help you pick out the cat that would do best in your family situation.

Approximate Cat's Age
in Human Years

ALL CATS/KITTENS MUST BE SPAYED/NEUTERED. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS. All cats/kittens that go to their new adoptive home are up-to-date with vaccinations, FIV/FelV tested, and dewormed. All adult cats are spayed/ neutered. Many kittens - if of acceptable age/weight - are spayed/neutered before they leave us.

Adoptions by private appointment, no need to wait till the next adoption day! Please call 862-354-1446 or email.

K.I.S.S. reserves the right to deny any adoption based on it's own discretion.

Come Visit Us!

We do not have a facility. All adoptions are done either through private appointment or weekends at our adoption events - mostly at PETSMART, Rockaway Mall

Get directions to Petsmart from Google or from Mapquest. Petsmart is at Rockaway Townsquare Mall in the outer mall near the movie theaters.

K.I.S.S. (Kitties In-need-of Someone Special, Inc.)
PO Box 30
Hopatcong, NJ 07843

Phone: 973-670-2481

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