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.

Name Age Breed Sex Status Declawed Status
Bagheera 7Y 0M 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.

Carys 1Y 4M Domestic Shorthair Female Available No

Outside of Wales I don’t suppose you meet too many cats with Welsh names, so I could be the first one you know. My name means "to love," and rhymes with Ferris. I was found as a stray walking around downtown Joliet, and to make matters worse, I had a cold. I felt awful. A really nice lady found me, but she couldn't keep me, so I came to NAHS. They gave me medicine for my cold; now I'm all better and on the prowl for me new (and hopefully last) forever home. I like to play (who doesn't), and I enjoy being petted (again, who doesn't). I can be a little a little shy and nervous a first, but I will become comfortable in a new place as long as I can do it at my own pace. I'm not too fond of my own species, and I'd really appreciate being your one and only pet!

Cece 3Y 0M Domestic Shorthair Female Available No

I'm a shy girl looking for a nice, quiet home to call my own.  I'm a little nervous about being here at the shelter, but I have my friend Schmidt here and that makes me a lot more comfortable.  Because I am more confident with him around, we do need to be adopted together.  According to my previous owner, I can be quite playful and enjoy catnip, toy mice, and balls.  If a pair of sweet and loving cats is what you're searching for, stop by and meet us soon!

Chelsea 5Y 5M Domestic Shorthair Female Available No

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!

Dreamsicle 5Y 6M 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 can live with other gentle cats, and maybe a dog (but I've never met one, so I'm not sure). 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.

Lacie 6Y 11M Domestic Shorthair Female Available No

I'm a friendly girl who will be happiest with someone who has a lot of time to spend with me. I get a little stressed out when I'm home alone. My previous family said that I'm pretty needy and that I might have some separation anxiety. I like lots of different types of toys: glitter balls, feathers, toy mice, and catnip. I also like jump at those wand-type toys with a feather on the end. F-U-N! Because of my desire for a calm, quiet home, I'd be best without children (too much activity) and no other pets.

Larry 15Y 5M Domestic Longhair Male Available No

Larry the Lion is my nickname around the shelter.  Can you guess why?  You got it, it's because of my beautiful mane!  And that’s not the only cool thing about me.  I’m also friendly, gentle, and affectionate.  What more could you ask for?  I’ve lived with other cats previously and a dog too, so I should be ok with them in my new home so long as there is enough space for me to have alone time if I choose to.  If a mellow and laid back guy is what you’re searching for, then stop by soon and ask to meet me!


Licorice 9Y 10M Domestic Shorthair Male Available No

What's a sweet and handsome guy like me doing here?  Well I'll be honest, I'm not really sure.  I was found in a parking lot and brought to NAHS when nobody claimed me at animal control.  I like being near people and getting attention, but I can be a little shy at first.  One of the quickest ways to my heart is through treats.  Give me one (or two) and I'll be your best friend!  I seem to get along with most other cats but I'm not sure if I've ever met a dog before.  Don't wait too long to come say hi!

Lucy 6Y 7M Domestic Shorthair Female Adopted! No

I'm a sweet girl who tends to be a little on the shy side. I used to have a nice quiet home where I felt safe, comfortable, and loved. Unfortunately, my family moved to a new and very different environment. My new home was loud, chaotic, and very stressful for me. My mom's new job took her away from me all the time, and all of a sudden I was living here at the shelter. It's a nice place, but I would love to have a loving home of my own again where I can cuddle and play with my family. I would feel most comfortable in a home without loud dogs or children; a quiet life is the life for me!   

Midge 2Y 4M 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?


Punka 11Y 1M Domestic Shorthair Male Adopted! Front

I'm sweet, handsome, and VERY affectionate (some might say I’m needy). Want more adjectives? How about playful, chatty, and cuddly? I can be a little shy when I first meet someone, but once I’m comfortable with the person, I’m not above flopping onto my back to get a belly rub. I like to chase the laser light, but not the vacuum cleaner, LOL. I also love to know what’s going on outside, so I would really enjoy a perch by the window to I can watch what’s happening from the safety of my own home. I can live with other gentle cats and maybe a gentle dog who’s familiar with my kind. I do think children should be a little older… maybe at least 8 years old.


Rosie 13Y 5M Domestic Longhair Female Available Front

Isn't it sad when someone you love gets sick? That's what happened to me… my favorite human in the whole world got sick, and I had to come here so I could find a new home.  I'm shy, gentle, and cuddly, and I think the best type of home atmosphere for me would be calm and quiet. I do scare easily, so a lot of activity and noise are not for me. Every now and then, I do like to play with toy mice, and I don't mind it if you need to brush me. Since I have longer hair, brushing is a necessity. I know I'm an older girl, but I hope you don't let that stop you from welcoming me into your home. Please consider me!

Schmidt 8Y 2M Domestic Shorthair Male Available Front

Can we just take a moment to celebrate me? I'm a fairly confident, affectionate guy who enjoys the finer things in life. You know, things like extra soft beds, lots of toys to play with, and anything with Micheal Keaton in it. I'm still working on getting into shape, and could use your help to trim down a little. I'm very loyal to my friends, one of them being CeCe. I like her so much, that I can't go to my new home without her. And you know what they say, two cats are better than one! I can't wait for you to come meet us! #Excitement

Shyla 1Y 9M Domestic Longhair Female Available No

I’m the type of girl who enjoys the quiet life.  Sitting by the window, watching the world go by from the comfort of my bed.  You see, I was found wondering stray in a nearby town, so I'm really looking forward to having a home where I can become more comfortable and confident.  I think it would be best if children in my new home were at least 8 years old and had experience with cats.  I might be ok living with another cat but I don't know if I have ever met a dog before.  If a calm cat is what you're searching for, stop by and say hi soon!

Sophie 8Y 5M 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!

Susu 10Y 2M Domestic Shorthair Female Available All Four

If you’re looking and can’t find me, I’m probably  under the blankets, it’s my preferred sleeping spot.  Who doesn’t like it extra dark when trying to take their afternoon nap?  When I’m not sleeping, I liked being talked too, I’m a really good listener, and I promise not to tell any of your secrets!  I like all different types of toys including strings, laser pointers, and pom-pom balls that I will chase and sometimes even bring back.  While I can be playful around people I know, I’m not a huge fan of strangers, so it would be best if my new home was quiet and calm.  I’m also not a big fan of children so my new home needs to be kid-free.  I get along pretty well with other cats but I’m not so sure about dogs.  Maybe one who has lived with a cat before would be ok.  Well, what are you waiting for, stop by soon and ask to see Susu!