I adopted two cats, one from the Maryland SPCA and one from the Washington Animal Rescue League. Ater spending time getting to know the boys, it took a little more than an hour for me to complete the paperwork and interview with an adoption counselor. At the SPCA, I took Hank home with me right after the interview. WARL held onto Niles for a couple of days since I was traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday. In both cases, the process went smoothly.