the kitten nursery





kitten therapy


Anyone who has ever shopped at Earth Pets on NW 10th Avenue knows it’s much more than the typical retail pet store. Not only will you find the very best selection of natural pet food, treats and supplies, this store is also home to one of Gainesville’s favorite places to visit - the Kitten Nursery!

Located in the heart of the store, the Kitten Nursery is a cage-free adoption center full of cute and playful kittens just waiting to delight you! Whether you are looking to adopt or just need a little peaceful “kitten therapy”, a visit to the kitten nursery is an experience guaranteed to make you smile and relax! The Kitten Nursery is open to walk-in visitors during all store hours for snuggles and playtime. A donation of $2 is suggested (but not required) per visit and, as long as space allows, there is no time limit on your visit.



a chance

At it’s core, the Kitten Nursery is a no-kill rescue and adoption program focused on saving the lives of abused, orphaned and homeless cats and kittens in our community. Since 2009, over 5,000 cats and kittens have found refuge in our nursery where they could grow, heal, play and live until finally adopted into a loving home. That is a lot of lives saved but we are committed to saving even more and you can help!

Just by shopping at our store, you are directly contributing to our rescue efforts and helping us save lives. Each purchase you make for your own pet contributes to our rescue efforts and together we are helping our community’s most vulnerable orphan kittens and special needs cats.

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To adopt a cat or kitten, just come by and visit during regular store hours. Adoption fees range from $125 - $200 and all proceeds are used to continue our rescue efforts. Adoptions are approved based on the best match for the individual pet’s needs.

Adoption Includes:

  • Pre adoption veterinary visits
  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • Feline leukemia test
  • Age appropriate vaccinations
  • Deworming for intestinal parasites
  • Current on flea control
  • Complete medical records
  • Free first visit at our veterinarian
  • Plus, post adoption support 7 days a week to help your kitty adjust to his/her new home.