Cats for Adoption
Old City Adoption Center
Northeast Adoption Center
Grays Ferry Clinic
South Philly Petsmart
Broad and Washington Petsmart
We are experiencing an extremely high volume of adoption applications and ask for your patience as we navigate these challenging times together. Due to the high volume, it can take up to 3 weeks to receive a response to your application. We are grateful for the outpouring of support!
Don’t see what you’re looking for? Visit our adoption centers! We have many more cats than those listed here.
Available animals are waiting for you:
Plus, visit these satellite adoption locations:
(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!
Applications generally take several days to one week to process. There is a possibility for same-day adoption, but we cannot guarantee it.
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. Or, stop by an adoption center and ask who’s been waiting the longest. We can help you match you with a pet who not only needs you the most, but is also a good match for your home and lifestyle.
Find lots of useful resources here on bringing home a new pet, common behavior issues, pet care advice, and more.
Our adoption centers are open to the public and all are welcome here! However, if you are not visiting to adopt, we ask that you make a donation of funds or supplies to support our lifesaving efforts. Please keep in mind that our staff is busy and that those who are visiting to adopt must be given first priority when visiting with the animals. Even better, you can become a PAWS volunteer and sign up for regular shifts to care for the animals.