Adopt a Cat

 

Listed below are the cats currently available for adoption at NAHS. Kittens under the age of 5 months are typically not listed because they find new homes quickly. If you're interested in kittens under the age of 5 months, please call the shelter for more information. The list of available cats is updated frequently, so please check the site often. For more information our adoption process, click here. To read what some of our previous adopters have to say, click here.

You can see larger and additional photos by clicking on the names and pictures below and can sort the table by clicking on column headers for gender, age, breed, etc.

Name Age Breed Sex Status Declawed Status
Anastasia 0Y 7M Domestic Shorthair Female Adopted! No

If you’re looking for a feline companion who will offer her opinion on anything at any time, stop your search right now—I’m your girl because I love to talk. When I first arrived at NAHS, I told my story to anyone who would listen. I’m here because someone in my family was allergic to me, so I had to go. Luckily they took me to a safe place. It could have been much worse. I like hanging out and being with people who enjoy my company. I like being petted, and, like most kitties, I love to run, jump, and play. I can live with other cats, but I’m not sure about dog. I’d be willing to try a gentle one, though. I’m ready for the second, and, hopefully, final chapter in my search for a new loving family. Meet me soon!

 

Bridget 2Y 11M Domestic Shorthair Female Available None

All I need is 24 hours in my new home, and I'll be up on all the gossip.  Beware, though, that I might spill some of your secrets. I'm a good listener, but an even better talker. So, if you're searching for a quiet kitty to complete your family, sorry, but I'm not that girl. Besides talking, I like to play with toys, run, jump and eat. Oh, and did I mention I like to eat? (Get the picture?) I love my food, and I do require a special prescription diet… one for cats with sensitive stomachs. I might like to live with another cat, but I don’t know for sure, and I've never met a dog. C'mon and check me out!

Carys 0Y 11M Domestic Shorthair Female Available No

Outside of Wales I don’t suppose you meet too many cats with Welsh names, so I could be the first one you know. My name means "to love," and rhymes with Ferris. I was found as a stray walking around downtown Joliet, and to make matters worse, I had a cold. I felt awful. A really nice lady found me, but she couldn't keep me, so I came to NAHS. They gave me medicine for my cold; now I'm all better and on the prowl for me new (and hopefully last) forever home. I like to play (who doesn't), and I enjoy being petted (again, who doesn't). I can be a little a little shy and nervous a first, but I will become comfortable in a new place as long as I can do it at my own pace. I can live with other gentle cats (no bullies, please), but I'm not too sure about dogs.  

Charmed & Shadow 12Y 11M Domestic Shorthair Female, Male Available Charmed, No; Shadow, All Four

We’re a pair of best friends who’ve been together almost all of our lives, and we’d like to enjoy our senior years in a calm, quite home. We’re quite shy, so a household without a lot of activity is where we’d be happiest. It would also be ideal if our new human companion(s) were home a lot so that we could get a lot of attention. The minute you start to pet either of us, we become purring machines. We do require a special lifetime prescription diet and would enjoy being the only pets in the house.

 

Chelsea 4Y 11M Domestic Shorthair Female Available None

I'm a pretty laid back girl, happy to curl up in a nice warm bed and take a nap. When I'm feeling playful, I enjoy laser pointers and chasing after strings. My favorite thing though is being scratched underneath my chin and behind my ears. It would be best if children in my new home were at least 8 years old, since really young kids seem to stress me out. I get along with some other cats but I don't think that I have ever met a dog. If a mellow girl is what you're looking for to complete your family, stop by and meet me soon!

Cleo 8Y 1M Domestic Longhair Female Available No

You've heard of the Cat in the Hat? How about a Cat in the Box? I'm a shy girl, so I like hanging out in places where I feel safe, like boxes. I'm here because my human companion (I don't like the term Owner) had to move and was not allowed any pets were he was going. So here I am. I'm quite gentle and mellow, and I'd be happiest in a quiet, calm home. I'll need some time to adjust to a new home environment, but please give me a chance. I'll promise to do everything right. I lived with another cat in my previous home, so if you have one, I'd probably be okay with that as long as the kitty is gentle. My only other request is that you brush me at least once a week so my lovely long hair doesn't get matted.

Felix 4Y 11M Domestic Shorthair Male Available No

Felix the cat. The wonderful wonderful cat. Now I've put that song in your head, right? Sorry 'bout that. I am a wonderful cat, but I'm also very, very shy. I was originally in a home with many cats, then all of a sudden we were all at Chicago Animal Care and Control. I wasn't cared for well in my home, and volunteers at animal control knew my only chance was to be transferred out to another shelter. Since coming to NAHS, I've been in a foster home where I was given good food to help restore my fur to good condition. I was also given all the time and patience I needed to adjust and learn how to trust. Now I'm ready to find my forever home. The home environment should be very calm and quiet. Once I've adjusted, I'll show you how I like to play. I can live with gentle dogs and cats, and I think children should be a little older. Please don't pass me by. 

Frostbite 6Y 7M Domestic Shorthair Female Available No

You can probably imagine why my name is Frostbite. I was found living in someone's unattached garage. I was cold, very hungry, and sticky from motor oil. I don't want to think about what would have happened to me if no one had come in there. At NAHS I get all the food I need and daily brushings to help remove some of the mats from my fur. Even though I'm not as glamorous as some of the other cats here, I'm just as deserving of a responsible loving home. The ideal home environment for me is calm, gentle, and understanding. I think I'd like to be the only pet in the house. I'd like to reserve all the love and attention for myself.

Gypsy 6Y 6M Domestic Shorthair Female Available No

Hi there, my name is Gypsy! Don't you just love my unique coloring? I think it gives me a lot of character. I came to NAHS because my owners didn't have enough time for me, so now I'm looking for a family that is going to give me all the love and attention I deserve. I can be a bit shy at first, but once I warm up to you I am very affectionate and playful. I might be okay living with another friendly, mellow cat and a calm, gentle dog might be fine as well. Because I can be a little shy at first, I think children in my new home should be at least 5 years or older.

Lacie 6Y 5M Domestic Shorthair Female Available No

I'm a friendly girl who will be happiest with someone who has a lot of time to spend with me. I get a little stressed out when I'm home alone. My previous family said that I'm pretty needy and that I might have some separation anxiety. I like lots of different types of toys: glitter balls, feathers, toy mice, and catnip. I also like jump at those wand-type toys with a feather on the end. F-U-N! Because of my desire for a calm, quiet home, I'd be best without children (too much activity) and no other pets.

Licorice 9Y 4M Domestic Shorthair Male Available No

What's a sweet and handsome guy like me doing here?  Well I'll be honest, I'm not really sure.  I was found in a parking lot and brought to NAHS when nobody claimed me at animal control.  I like being near people and getting attention, but I can be a little shy at first.  One of the quickest ways to my heart is through treats.  Give me one (or two) and I'll be your best friend!  I seem to get along with most other cats but I'm not sure if I've ever met a dog before.  Don't wait too long to come say hi!

Maggie 9Y 2M Domestic Longhair Female Available No

Are you looking for a feline companion who's affectionate, chatty, mellow (sometimes shy), cuddly and gentle? If you answered Yes, stop what you're doing and ask to meet me. Saying any more good things about myself would just be bragging, so I'll stop. But, I really am quite a catch. I would be happiest in a calm, quite home where there are no other pets. I can be easily intimidated by them, and I'd like to feel as if I'm queen of my castle. One thing you should know is that I walk a little funny -- my back legs are wobbly-- but I've been checked by a vet, and he said it's probably something I've had all my life; it's nothing to worry about. Do you have a quiet, loving home? If so, I think I'd be the purrfect addition.

Midas 0Y 10M Domestic Shorthair Male Available Front

I'm the king of great fortune, sort of. I guess it's not great that I'm in a shelter and looking for a new home at this point in my life, but it could be worse... a lot worse. Just in case you're wondering, nothing I touch turns to gold, but I have many other good qualities: I'm affectionate, mellow, and chatty. I can be shy sometimes and a little afraid of people I don't know, but it doesn't take me long to make anyone my friend. I like to drink water from the faucet, and I enjoy being petted all over my head and chin. Sometimes I like to toss my toys in the air or jump around to get those feathers that dangle from a wand. Since I am a king, though, I must maintain my dignity at all times. Finally, I'm a huge snuggler! I'm okay living with young kids, gentle cats and dogs. 

Summer 2Y 3M Domestic Longhair Female Available No

Who doesn't want to enjoy a little bit of Summer all year round? That's certainly what I'll try to give my family… warmth, happiness, fun times, and lazy days. I'm friendly and affectionate, but according to my previous family, I'm not too keen on toys; I'd rather hang out with my peeps (and I don't mean the sugary marshmallow treats you get at Easter time). I digress. I need to be the only pet in the house, but if you adopt me, I'm all you'll ever need. I will need weekly brushing to make sure my long hair doesn't get matted.

Waldo 6Y 7M Domestic Shorthair Male Available No

Where's Waldo? I'm here… the orange tabby wearing the brown collar. I don't have to worry about blending in with the crowd, because in my opinion, I'm one in a million. I was found wandering the streets of Chicago, all alone, just wanting someone to care for me. I'm very thankful now to have a safe place to be and nothing to worry about. I'm a pretty gentle guy, and my idea of a great day would be bird watching (from inside the house), sleeping in the sun, having a bite to eat, nudging you for some pets, and repeating. I am FIV positive, but that doesn't mean I can't live a normal life. My stress level should be kept as low as possible, and I should definitely have yearly vet visits. If you're lucky enough to welcome me into your family, please don't dress me in a red and white stiped shirt.  LOL!