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.

**November 2015: Due to an outbreak of ringworm, our cat and kitten rooms are closed to the public.**

Name Age Breed Sex Status Declawed Status
Bagheera 7Y 3M Domestic Shorthair Male Available No

Do you know that the first part of my name means tiger in Hindi? I think that is pretty cool; after all, I am a distant relative of the tiger. You Disney fans should recognize my name. Think carefully… in what movie does my name appear? While you're thinking of the answer, how about letting me sit in your lap and give you a sample of what it would be like if you took me home.  I like to be petted when I ask for it, and I might enjoy living with another gentle cat. If there are children in my new home, I think it's okay if they're on the younger side (maybe around 5?). I'm a pretty gentle guy, but kids need to understand how cats should be treated. I can be quite the conversationalist, so stop on by so we can chat.

Bugsy 13Y 2M Domestic Shorthair Male Available No

Just because I'm 13 doesn't mean I'm not still a busy guy. First, I need to check out what's happening out the window. Next, I'll see if any closets need looking into. Finally, I'll move on to help you while you're working at the computer, or whatever else you might be doing. And then there are my naps -- I can't be late for those! I always have time, however, for hanging out with you! I'm affectionate, snuggly, and gentle! I do like some toys, but I like it best when you can play with me. Having someone to care for me who's not away from home very much is my dream. Are you that person? Visit with me, and you just might realize that you and I are meant to be. 

Captain and Eddie 7Y 7M Domestic Shorthair Male Available Front

Life sure can be rough sometimes! Our family recently decided to move, and for some reason, they left us here instead of taking us with them. That's not how family works, is it? We've been through a lot, so we are looking for a family who will be patient and understanding, as it may take us a little while to feel safe and comfortable again. We do enjoy being petted and we like to play with toy mice and catnip. Children frighten us, so we would do best in a home with adults only. We have lived together our whole lives, and must go together to our new home, but, hey, two lovable kitties are better than one! 

Charlotte 2Y 2M Domestic Medium Hair Female Adopted! No

I'm a very outgoing girl who loves to be the center of attention.  I’m a big fan of having my ears scratched and will gently remind you of that by rubbing my head on your hand.  I can act pretty silly at times and am good at making people laugh!  I'm sure to be the life of the party and with the holidays just around the corner, I’m sure to be your best dressed guest!  While I might be ok living with another cat, I'm not sure if I've ever met a dog before.  Children in my new home can be of almost any age so long as they know to be gentle with animals.  Stop by soon so you can see for yourself just how great I am!

Chelsea 5Y 7M Domestic Shorthair Female Available Front

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'd probably be happiest as the only pet in the house so I can soak up all the attention myself. If a mellow girl is what you're looking for to complete your family, stop by and meet me soon!

Dawn 4Y 3M Domestic Shorthair Female Available No

I'm a curious girl with a lot of love to give and searching for a family to share that with.  I love attention and if you sit on the floor I promise I won't be too far behind!  I enjoy being brushed and will even rub my head on the bristles for a good scratch.  I seem to get along pretty well with other cats but I'm not so sure about dogs.  Maybe if they've lived with a cat before and know to respect my space it might be ok.  Children in my new home could be just about any age.  If an outgoing, friendly girl is what you're looking for, stop by and meet me soon!

Dreamsicle 5Y 9M Domestic Shorthair Female Available No

So you think I'm named Dreamsicle only because I'm orange? That's part of it, but the other reason is that I literally could have frozen to death. Someone put me in a box, sealed that box with tape, and put me on a street corner in Chicago… oh, did I forget to mention that is was negative 2 degrees outside? Then, through a series of fortuitous events, I ended up at NAHS. Believe me, I'm counting my blessings. I've been through a lot, so I'm a little shy and nervous around people I don't know; I just need to know that I can trust you. After I do, I'll be your constant companion. Playing with toys, watching the wildlife from a safe spot inside, and lazy days basking in sunshine are the things my dreams are made of. I would be happiest as the only pet in the family, so I can have all your attention on myself!  I think kids in my new home should be at least 8 years old. Can you help make my dreams come true? 

Kittens! 0Y 3M Domestic Shorthair Male, Female Available No

NAHS has several kittens of varying ages waiting for homes. 

For more information or to meet our kittens, please visit the shelter during our public hours.

Please note that the kitten in the photo is not available for adoption.

Kumar 1Y 10M Domestic Shorthair Male Available

If your name is Harold and you like to go to White Castle, then I’m the cat for you. And, if you don’t get that movie reference, don’t worry. I still think I’m the cat for you.  I came here all the way from Oklahoma… stray cats aren’t too welcome there and some nice people knew I’d have a much better chance “up north.” No one knows what happened to most of my tail, but the vet said it was obviously some sort or traumatic event. I don’t let that bother me, though. It’s all in the past, and I’m about looking toward the future.  I’m outgoing, playful, and sometimes affectionate. I can live with other gentle cats, but I don’t know if I like dogs. I think children in my new home should be at least 5 years old.

Midge 2Y 7M Domestic Shorthair Female Available No

I was found wondering the streets of Chicago when a nice person picked me up and that’s how I ended up here.  Turns out I was pregnant, so I’d say my kittens and I are pretty lucky.  They have all found their new homes, and now it’s my turn!  I can be a bit shy at first, but am friendly and loving once I feel comfortable with you.  Because of this, it would be best if my new home was on the quiet side to help me feel more confident.  If there’s another cat in the home, I would prefer them also be calm.  I don’t think I have ever met a dog, but I’ve heard they can be quiet loud.  It would also be good if children were older and had experience with cats.  I know in the right home with the right family I’ll get more confidence.  The question is, are you that family?


Smokey 8Y 5M Domestic Longhair Male Available Front

My name might be common for a gray cat, but in my opinion, I'm definitely one of a kind, and I'd like to be your one and only. I'm a great companion: I like hanging out on the couch and watching TV; I like sleeping in your bed, not mine, at night; I enjoy chasing the laser light (please let me catch it once in while); and my favorite places to be petted are my head, ears, and the base of my tail -- it kind of tickles. I would enjoy a calm, quiet home, and if you have children, I'd appreciate it if they're older (at least 8). I'm not a fan of other pets, so I really need to be the only one in the family.

Sophie 8Y 8M Domestic Shorthair Female Available No

I had a nice home, a warm and loving environment, but through a series of unfortunate events, I ended up at the shelter.  It was no ones fault, but here I am.  So now I'm searching for a new forever home with a nice warm bed that I can curl up in, and maybe a big window so I can look outside.  I can be a little shy in new situations, so my new family will need to understand it might take me a while to become comfortable in the home.  I get along with some cats, but I don't think I've met a dog, but I've heard they can be loud and I think I would prefer a quiet home.  So now that you know a little about me, stop by the shelter and learn more!

Tori 1Y 3M Domestic Shorthair Female Available No

My dad was not an outrageously rich TV mogul, and I’ve never had my own reality show, but that doesn’t mean that I’m not special. I’m searching for my happy ending; I came to NAHS from Chicago Animal Care and Control because I’d heard great things about a far-off land called Naperville. I’m friendly, affectionate, playful, and gentle. I hate to brag, but I’d make the perfect companion. I can live with other gentle cats, and maybe, just maybe, a calm, gentle dog. I’m not sure, though. I can live with kids of almost any age as long as they know how to treat a kitty. Well, that’s my audition. Now let me be your superstar.