Adopting from ESMA

We have beautiful Egyptian cats and dogs of all sizes, ages, and colors at our shelter, all of whom deserve a loving and responsible family.  Our goal is to find “forever homes” for each of our beloved animals. If you have room in your heart and your home to give a new life to a special cat or dog, and are able to commit to their care, please let us know.

Since adoption is a commitment for the lifetime of your pet, we will ask you to take the time to fill out our adoption questionnaire as the first step in the process.  Once this is returned to us an ESMA representative will contact you by phone for a follow-up interview, and after the adoption is approved you will be asked to sign our adoption agreement form. To receive an adoption questionnaire in English or Arabic, please contact

The questionnaire in English is also available as pdf download here – please mail the filled form to Mona Khalil . 

For international adoptions we prefer to work through a shelter in the country of adoption to make sure that our animals will have a safe place in the event of a failed adoption. International adoptions to individuals are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

If you cannot adopt but will be visiting Egypt or traveling abroad from Egypt, please consider becoming a flight parent for an adopted animal.  For more information about flight parenting, see our How to Help page.

All animals are sterilized before becoming available for adoption.  ESMA does not adopt or sell animals to anyone seeking a cat or dog for breeding or other commercial purposes.