Cats for Adoption
Old City Adoption Center
Northeast Adoption Center
Grays Ferry Clinic
South Philly Petsmart
Broad and Washington Petsmart
(Fees do not include PA sales tax.)
The following services are included in the adoption fee. Before going home, your new cat or kitten will be:
Cats must go home in a cat carrier for safety; you can bring one with you or purchase at our adoption centers.
There is a chance the animal may already be adopted once you are ready to bring it home. When your application is approved, it will be good for any animal in PAWS’ care that would be a good match for you and your household. Your application is valid for three months so you have time to find the right one for you!
At this time, we are only accepting adoption applications for specific currently available pets who have been posted on our website or shared on our social media. Due to a high volume of applications and a lower volume of animals, we are focusing our efforts on reaching out to applicants who we are able to match with a pet right away. If you do not hear from us, that means the pet you listed has been adopted, but your application will stay on file in case other pets who are a good fit become available. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding!
PAWS is not able to hold animals for potential adopters: every day we hold an animal is a day we cannot save another in danger.
Please browse our Most Urgent Animals to find out who needs you! Some have special medical or behavioral needs, and others have simply been waiting a long time.
Find lots of useful resources here on bringing home a new pet, common behavior issues, pet care advice, and more.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, PAWS adoption centers are closed to browsing until further notice. (However, we continue to rescue animals, place them in foster and adoptive homes, and serve pets in our clinics.) We look forward to welcoming visitors as soon as it is safe to do so!