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1. Kitten Palooza: June 27, 2015

It’s almost time for CAT’s annual KITTEN PALOOZA - the kitten adoption event of the year!

On Saturday, June 27, the Cat Adoption Team (CAT) will open early at 10 a.m. for our annual Kitten Palooza Adoption Event. This special event will feature 100 or more adorable fuzzballs waiting to meet you, plus lots of fabulous adult cats for adoption too.

Kitten Palooza is busy and fun, with kittens kittens everywhere! Last year we “sold out” of kittens with a record-breaking 87 adoptions in one day. If you’re even thinking about adding a kitten or cat to your family, you won’t want to miss this adoption event! In fact, you can event “supersize” your kitten adoption by also taking home an adult cat (12+ months) and the adult cat adoption fee is waived! Come early to find the kitty of your dreams.

Kitten PaloozaWhat: Kitten Palooza

When: Saturday, June 27, 2015

Where: CAT’s Sherwood Shelter - 14175 SW Galbreath Dr - Sherwood, OR 97140 map »

Adoption Fees:

  • Kitten (under 7 months): $125
  • Teenage Cat (7 - 12 months): $100
  • Adult Cat: $85
  • Adopt two kittens and receive $20 off total adoption fee!
  • “Supersize” adoptions (kitten and adult cat together): $125

CAT’s shelter closes at 6 p.m., and adoptions end at 5:30 p.m. Because this is a special event, CAT does not offerholds the day before or during Kitten Palooza. Unaltered cats and kittens who are available for adoption will not be ready to go home same-day (they must be at least 8 weeks old and spayed/neutered in order to go home). Pre-adoptions will be available for these cats and kittens. More details about CAT’s adoption policies and fees, please see:

Presenting Sponsor:

Petco Foundation
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3. Sherwood Community Services Fair
4. PetSmart Nat’l Adoption Weekend
5. Socialize with CAT
6. Thrift Store
7. Volunteers Wanted
8. Please Donate Today

Urgent Need for Medical Funding

CAT recently took in nearly 30 cats who needed treatment for ringworm. Your support funds the supplies, staff time, and other resources for these cats and others who need vet care. Thank you!

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11. Donate Now: Medical Funds

When you make a contribution today, your donation provides necessary medical support — including veterinary supplies, staff time, and other resources — to cats suffering a ringworm infection or other illness. With your support, these felines will soon be healthy and ready for a new life in a loving adoptive home.

Donate Now

To donate by check, send your donation to: Cat Adoption Team - Animal Care, 14175 SW Galbreath Dr, Sherwood, OR 97140.

12. Shelter CLOSED for Easter Holiday
13. Spring Adoption Event
14. NW Pet Fair
15. Mega Adoption Event at Unleashed
16. CAT at New Seasons Market
17. Become a Kennel Sponsor

Kennel Plaque

Commemorate a loved one with a memorial or honor sponsorship in their name. Your sponsorship of $100 or more includes a commemorative plaque displayed in our shelter for all to see.

Make a memorial/honor donation »

18. Be My Valentine Adoption Weekend

Find a furry valentine during Be My Valentine Adoption Weekend, Feb. 13-15.

CAT volunteers and adoption counselors will be on-site at our local adoption locations to help you find the purrfect match. All cats are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, microchipped, and ready to go home with you for a lifetime of love!

$25 special adoption fee during the event for all adult cats (age 1 year and above).

Be Mine

Event Details

Date: Friday, February 13, 2015 – Sunday, February 15, 2015

PetSmart National Adoption Weekend - sponsored by PetSmart, Purina ProPlan, and Purina Tidy Cats

CAT’s Other Offsite Adoption Locations

If you don’t find the love of a lifetime at one of these locations, stop by our Sherwood shelter to meet many more cats for adoption. Adoption fees for all adult cats just $25 from Feb. 13-15 (cats age 1 year & over; excludes cats at Purringtons Cat Lounge).

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20. Portland’s first “cat cafe” will house cats for adoption from Cat Adoption Team

The first cat café in the Pacific Northwest, Purringtons Cat Lounge opens Saturday, January 24, 2015

Portland-area cat lovers can get a taste of the cat café trend sweeping the nation when Purringtons Cat Lounge opens its doors on Saturday, January 24. The first of its kind in Portland and the sixth “cat café” to open in the United States, Purringtons Cat Lounge will house cats for adoption from CAT.

The two organizations have been working together to make sure this unique coffee shop/adoption center is appropriate for cats and fun for customers.

Begonia at Purringtons

“From the minute I heard about cat cafés, I knew it was something that Portland would love,” says Purringtons Cat Lounge president, Kristen Castillo. “Working with CAT ensures that Purringtons is good for cats and cats lovers alike.”

So far, eight cats have moved into Purringtons Cat Lounge, built to house six to 10 felines at once. Similar to CAT’s partnerships with other offsite adoption centers, adoptions from Purringtons will follow CAT’s adoption policies, procedures, and fees. 

“Having some of the Cat Adoption Team’s cats at Purringtons is a fantastic opportunity for people to meet and adopt these cats,” says Karen Green, CAT’s executive director. “Purringtons has made the cats’ comfort and safety big priorities, and we are excited for the café to open.”

In addition to housing adoptable cats, Purringtons Cat Lounge will serve a variety of beverages, pastries, and other light fare.

The grand opening celebration for Purringtons Cat Lounge will take place Saturday, January 24 from noon until 6 p.m. at Purringtons NE Porltand location (3529 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.). A limited menu will be available in the café, and guests can go into the cat lounge for free
30-minute visits on a first-come, first-served basis.

The café will open with full menu, reservation system, and regular hours beginning Sunday, January 25. For additional details, visit


21. Grand Opening: Purringtons Cat Lounge
22. Find The One Adoption Special
23. PetSmart Nat’l Adoption Weekend
24. Portland Women’s Expo
25. “Give a Lick” Fundraiser
26. Auld Lang Syne Adoption Special
27. 12 Cats of CATmas
28. CAT to celebrate #GivingTuesday

The Cat Adoption Team (CAT) is participating in #GivingTuesday, a worldwide effort to celebrate and encourage generosity. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, and individuals around the globe will join together to show their support of charitable organizations.

According to #GivingTuesday’s website, this daylong celebration was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. Today, the celebration has grown into a global movement that has engaged over 10,000 organizations worldwide.Gino UNselfie

CAT encourages our supporters to join us in this unique opportunity to celebrate programs and services that have a positive impact in our community.

Aside from making a donation, one of the most popular ways to get involved in #GivingTuesday is to share a photograph and text about why you give. Participants can join the fun by uploading a “selfless selfie” to social media sites using the hashtags #UNselfie and #GivingTuesday. CAT is offering a free template (pdf) to use when you and/or your feline shares an #UNselfie online.

To give back to CAT on December 2, make a donation securely online at or through CAT’s donation site.

Share your #GivingTuesday and #UNselfie photos with us! Post to CAT’s Facebook page or tag @CatAdopt on Twitter and @CATAdoptPDX on Instagram.

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