Celebrating 15 years of adoptions
Adopted: September 2004 - a sweet shy kitty
such a loving boy.
Adopted: 2005 - a very playful and much loved cat
Adopted: February 2013 - he loves to play all the time
Hazel and Grace
Adopted: March 2013 - such sweethearts
Adopted 11/2012: he loves to play with the TP
Heidi & Benito
Adopted 2/2013: they are very comfortable in their new home
Adopted 7/1999: a much loved companion
Adopted 2/2011: a great source of love and entertainment
She is a very loved cat in her new home
Adopted 4/2004: a much loved senior kitty
Makes her family more complete every day.
Adopted 1/2013: he loves his toy and his new family
Having a wonderful time getting to know her new family
Adopted: October 2010 and is a joy
Adopted: October 2010 and is Alex's best friend
Adopted: 2008 - playful and lovable cat who likes watching the birds through the window
Adopted: August 2008 and is the cutest shadow his feline roommate has ever had
Adopted: June 2008 and she is a serious cuddler
A terrific feline companion
Adopted January 2012. She is frisky and loving.
Darius and Finnick
Adopted: October 2011. Brothers who are best friends.
Adopted: March 2002 and has lost 10 pounds since then so he is happy and healthy and much loved
Adopted: May 2012. He's a fun addition
Adopted: July 2003. Is an independent and precarious cat
Adopted: July 2003. His meows sound like little dog barks.
Adopted: October 2009. An affectionate cat who likes to play with his doggie "sister".
Adopted: July 2012 and always keep life interesting.
Henry and Wes
Adopted: July 2007 and 2012: They spend the day joyfully chasing each other up/down the stairs.
Adopted: May 2012. She is also know as Goldy Locks
Kona and Stanley
Adopted: February 2010 (mom and son) who are happy and spoiled rotten.
Adopted: 2010. She is sweet and spunky.
Adopted: 2010. He is a wonderful snuggler with a big purr.
Lucas and Lahaina
Adopted: 2010. Both are lap cats (makes 30 pounds of snuggling fur).
Adopted: December 2012. She is a sweety and fully of love
Adopted: May 2011. She is a huge loving blessing.
Adopted: May 2011 and is Lyla's best friend.
Adopted: 2012 and he rules the house.
Punkin and Cassie
Adopted: 2001 and 2010
Adopted: 2011. She loves to steal stuffed animals and drag them around the house.
Adopted: June 2007. Rusty's a traveling cat; in the safety of a motor home, he's crossed the USA 8 times.
Saxon Toothless Barth XIV
Adopted: 2011 and has been a wonderful friend
Adopted: January 2009 and has been a wonderful addition
Lily and Sherby
Adopted June 2010 and November 2010. They play like they were siblings!
Tnor, the Hill and Valley King
Adopted: December 2011. He's a loveable, friendly fluff ball.
Adopted: July 2012. He's very affectionate and playful
Adopted: December 2012. He's very active and has the loudest purr.
Hubert (fka Chomper)
Adopted: March 2013, was CAT's 30,000th adoption
Adopted: March 2013 as a senior kitty
Adopted in 2011
Adopted in 2007
Adopted in 2009
Adopted in 2012
Adopted: April 2012 and became instant best friends with her new human "sister"
Adopted: November 2007 and is quite the chatterbox and cuddler
Adopted: October 2008 - she is quite the clown who makes everyone laugh
Adopted: January 2012 and is the perfect feline companion
Sunny & Smokey
Adopted: October 2009 (brothers)
Pinky Gladys Gutzman
Adopted: 1998 as a kitten
Joey and Rio
Adopted: 2009 - both are two wonderful for words!
Adopted: May 2011 - he loves walking on his leash
Adopted: April 2013 - he's such a lover and "kneads" all the time
Indi and Simon
Adopted: February 2008 and 2010 - the best boys ever
The purr-fect match for her family
Adopted: December 2012 - lovable and playful; Tank's pal
Adopted: December 2012 - loves chasing Riley around the house
Adopted: July 2012 - she loves to watch the birds from the window
A sweet and funny boy
Adopted: September 2012 - the most beautiful boy
Adopted: September 2012 - a much loved senior kitty
Pele and Kiko
Adopted: April 2011 - a sister and brother with lively personalities
Adopted: September 2007 - she's the queen of the household
Adopted: April 2013 - a great addition to the family
Adopted: October 2011 - He's a joyful blessing
Bandit and Hobbes
They are best buds
Adopted: December 2011 from PetSmart Adoption Center
Adopted: January 2013 - he's very happy
Adopted: May 2012 - his favorite places in - the bed
Adopted: 2001 and much loved
Adopted: 2008 - cherished member the family
Adopted: May 2010
As cute as can be
Her owners say she has a quite a vocabulary!!
Adopted: 2005 - she loves the sunshine
Igor and Luna
Adopted: September 2010
Adopted: November 2003
Adopted: November 2003
Adopted: December 2011
Adopted: December 2012 - he likes watching the hummingbirds
Adopted: May 2005 - a cuddly lovebug
Adopted: January 2010 - a sweet boy who loves playing fetch
Adopted: July 2012
Adopted: February 2011 - 10 years old now and amazingly sweet and happy
Adopted: 2009 and "best part of our lives"
Doing well in his forever home
Adopted: November 2012 and looking quite dapper
A wonderful cat!
Adopted: September 2011
Adopted: 2012 - a very happy girl
Adopted: 2011 - she loves to travel
Loves to attack t-shirts!
Adopted: 2012 and is a big lover
Fiona and Ringo
Gussie and Chester
Adopted: May 2012
Such a fun kitty
Adopted: 2013 and is the "star" of the family
Adopted: 2008 - shy but very loving (has many toes!)
A very affectionate gal who loves to climb
Adopted 2012: was a staff favorite!
Adopted: 2012 - a comedian, very intelligent, and extremely loving
Adopted: October 2010 (and is a Laker's fan!)
Adopted: August 2011 and is loved "this much" and more!
Clementine and Ewan
Adopted: 2010 and 2012 - active, smart cats who love to play
Adopted: August 2010 - very spoiled and very loved
Adopted 2012: very loved
Adopted: 2004 - the mellowest and most loyal cat ever
Rebel and Bubba
Adopted: 2001 and were very, very loved
Adopted: 2011 at the young age of 15 years old
Adopted: June 2013
Adopted: December 2012 - a little love bug
Adopted: July 2012 - a lovingly spoiled kitty
Adopted: October 2012 - wonderful addition to the family
Ronette (now Bella)
Adopted: June 2013 - one comfortable cat
Adopted: Dec. 2012 - sweet & cuddly
Adopted: December 2011 - gets along great with his "sister" Alys
Jedi & Leia
Adopted: July 2005 - hanging out with rescued buddy Gus
Adopted: July 2012 - loveable & cuddly like brother Mandrake
Adopted: March 2013 - loveable & cuddly like brother Vasil
Adopted: April 2010 - very much loved
Adopted: March 2013 - he is hilarious
Adopted: Feb. 2012 - no asthma attacks since adoption
Adopted: Sept. 2011 - always willing to help out
Cat & kitten adoption list
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Please note: CAT only adopts cats and kittens to indoor-only homes (pdf)
Kittens for adoption from foster. Check out our current foster Kitten List (pdf)
You can also see CAT’s adoptable felines on
To ensure happy, successful life-long adoptions for cats and adopters alike, CAT adopts according to the policies below.
Indoor-Only: Because cats live much longer, safer lives indoors, CAT adopts to indoor-only homes.
In rare cases (typically when cats have persistent behavioral problems, such as inappropriate elimination, for which CAT veterinary staff have found no physical cause), cats may be approved to go to an indoor/outdoor home. Those adopting cats designated for possible indoor/outdoor homes go through CAT’s normal adoption process and sign a contract specific to indoor/outdoor situations.
Declawing: CAT asks adopters not to declaw adopted cats. Your adoption counselor can provide information about the detriments of declawing, humane alternatives, and how to train a cat to use a scratching post.
For adopters looking for declawed cats, there are almost always previously declawed cats at CAT awaiting adoption.
Kittens: Kittens must be 8-10 weeks old before they are available for adoption. This ensures that kittens receive a strong, healthy start in life and minimizes behavior problems because they are fully weaned and litter box trained. All kittens are spayed or neutered prior to adoption.
Kittens under six weeks of age are listed on CAT’s foster care list but are not available for viewing.
FIV+ Cats: CAT has a small number of FIV+ cats available for adoption. These cats can live relatively long and healthy lives in an indoor, stress-free environment. Because there is a risk of FIV transmission to other cats, FIV-positive cats must be adopted as only cats or share homes with cats who are also FIV-positive. (FIV is contagious only between cats; humans, dogs, and other pets cannot contract the disease.)
Renting with Cats: Since we want to make lifelong placements for our cats, we ask that adopters make sure their landlord allows cats and to pay any pet deposits in advance of adopting.
Cats as Gifts: CAT has gift certificates available for those wishing to give a gift adoption. Please note that adopters (the adult or adults with whom the cat will live) must meet with a cat or kitten prior to adoption; choosing a cat is a very personal decision and plays an important role in making a lifelong commitment to a new family member.
Shipping of Cats: We ask adopters to meet with and get to know the cats or kittens prior to adoption. Therefore, we do not ship cats or kittens.
Adoption of Black Cats around Halloween: For the several years, the Cat Adoption Team has not put a halt to the adoption of black cats on Halloween. CAT’s adoption counselors are just as vigilant and informative with potential adopters, as they always are, up to and through Halloween. Black or mostly black cats make up the majority of felines available for adoption at the shelter so it doesn’t make sense to exclude the shelter’s largest population from a chance at a home. There has been no evidence that black cats adopted from shelters are used for mischief in the Portland area over Halloween. From the Oregon Humane Society web site: “Up to and through Halloween, the Oregon Humane Society will be adopting out black cats, black dogs, and even black rats (along with all the other color mixes pets). OHS Humane Investigators assure us that there are no problems for black cats during this time of year and OHS’s adoption procedures and policies are in place to make sure all animals go to loving families.” CAT joins with other animal shelters in the Portland area and across the country by offering an opportunity for folks to fall in love with black cats any time of the year, including Halloween.
- Kitten* (under 7 months): $125
- Teenage Cat (7 - 12 months): $100
- Adult Cat: $85
- Senior Cat (over 8 years): $60
- Special Needs Cat: $60
- FIV Cat: $60
Regular adoption discounts offered:
- Bonded pair discount: $50 off total adoption fee
- Adopt two cats/kittens and receive $20 off total adoption fee
- Senior adopters age 62 and above receive 20% off regular adoption fee for any adult cat (1 year and older)
*Kittens on our Foster Kitten list who are 6 weeks and older can be “pre-adopted” and go home after he/she is spayed/neutered.
Your adoption fee includes:
- Spay/Neuter surgery
- Testing for FeLV and FIV
- Microchip and registration fee
- FVRCP vaccination
- Rabies vaccination for cats/kittens over 12 weeks old
- Treatment for parasites (fleas, worms)
- Sample of cat/kitten food
- Cat/Kitten Care Booklet
- Information and questions answered
- Coupons to save you money right away- $10 off $50 worth of supplies you purchase in CAT’s Boutique on your adoption day and another $5 off your next purchase of $30 or more; 10% off vaccinations
How to adopt
Because adopting a cat or kitten, or any other pet, is a serious family decision, CAT has a team of adoption counselors trained to assist you with finding the perfect lifetime companion. They will help you get to know your prospective new feline friend, answer questions, and provide information about cat behavior and care.
To adopt a cat or kitten:
- Meet the cats
- Allow 1-2 hours for your visit
- Complete adoption application and contract
- Meet with an adoption counselor
- Children under 16 accompanied by adult
- Landlord approval requested for renters; please check your lease or renter’s policies prior to coming to CAT
- CAT insists on indoor-only homes
- Must be 18 years or older and provide proof of residence
- CAT reserves the right to refuse an adoption
Click here for shelter location and hours. If you plan on adopting a cat the same day, please plan to visit the shelter 1-2 hours prior to closing. You can always put a 24-hour hold on a cat if you would like to bring back the rest of your family, or need a little extra time to think about your decision.
Where to find cats
CAT’s Main Shelter in Sherwood
Cat Adoption Team, 14175 SW Galbreath Dr., Sherwood, OR 97140 map
Portland-Area Offsite Adoption Locations
Cats are onsite seven days a week at the following offsite locations.
Portland-area PetSmart stores: Adoption hours Saturday and Sunday, Noon - 4 pm or by appointment. Adoptions are completed at CAT’s Sherwood shelter on weekdays.
- Clackamas PetSmart, 9450 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97086
- Tanasbourne PetSmart, 1295 NW 185th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97006
- Tualatin PetSmart, 7029 SW Nyberg St, Tualatin, OR 97062
- Washington Square PetSmart, 8825 SW Cascade Ave, Beaverton, OR 97008
Pet Loft: Adoption hours anytime during regular store hours
6333 SW Macadam Ave., Portland, OR 97239
Tualatin Petco: Adoption hours Saturday and Sunday, Noon - 4 pm or by appointment. Adoptions are completed at CAT’s Sherwood shelter on weekdays.
8775 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062