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
Cadbury 6Y 1M Domestic Shorthair Male Available All Four

What’s worse than a lost cat outside and alone? A lost cat with no claws outside and alone. It’s a good thing I didn’t have to defend myself because I wouldn’t have been able to do so.

I’m kind of a shy boy, but there’s so much activity at the shelter, and I think that makes me a little more reserved. When I get into a calm, quiet home, my true personality will shine through. I enjoy a little bit of bird watching (from a safe spot inside the house, of course), and show me a wand-type toy with a feather on the end and I play like a kitten.

I’d prefer a home with no other pets and older children.


Carys 1Y 1M 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 can live with other gentle cats (no bullies, please), but I'm not too sure about dogs.  

Charmed & Shadow 13Y 1M Domestic Shorthair Female, Male Available Charmed, No; Shadow, All Four

We’re a pair of best friends who’ve been together almost all of our lives, and we’d like to enjoy our senior years in a calm, quite home. We’re quite shy, so a household without a lot of activity is where we’d be happiest. It would also be ideal if our new human companion(s) were home a lot so that we could get a lot of attention. The minute you start to pet either of us, we become purring machines. We do require a special lifetime prescription diet and would enjoy being the only pets in the house.


Chelsea 5Y 1M 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 get along with some other cats but I don't think that I have ever met a dog. If a mellow girl is what you're looking for to complete your family, stop by and meet me soon!

Chloe 7Y 1M Domestic Shorthair Female Available Front

I know I seem very shy, but that’s because I'm still confused about how I got here. I know that a new grandchild in my family had allergies, but why did I have to leave?  I can be a shy girl, but I can also be very playful - I will even play fetch with my mousie toy.  I love to snuggle up for some quality cuddle time, or a good chin scratch, too! I have lived with other cats before, but I'm more of a "people-cat," so I would prefer not to live with any other animals. 


Cleo 8Y 4M Domestic Longhair Female Available No

You've heard of the Cat in the Hat? How about a Cat in the Box? I'm a shy girl, so I like hanging out in places where I feel safe, like boxes. I'm here because my human companion (I don't like the term Owner) had to move and was not allowed any pets were he was going. So here I am. I'm quite gentle and mellow, and I'd be happiest in a quiet, calm home. I'll need some time to adjust to a new home environment, but please give me a chance. I'll promise to do everything right. I lived with another cat in my previous home, so if you have one, I'd probably be okay with that as long as the kitty is gentle. My only other request is that you brush me at least once a week so my lovely long hair doesn't get matted.

Dreamsicle 5Y 2M 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? 

Felix 5Y 2M Domestic Shorthair Male Available No

Felix the cat. The wonderful wonderful cat. Now I've put that song in your head, right? Sorry 'bout that. I am a wonderful cat, but I'm also very, very shy. I was originally in a home with many cats, then all of a sudden we were all at Chicago Animal Care and Control. I wasn't cared for well in my home, and volunteers at animal control knew my only chance was to be transferred out to another shelter. Since coming to NAHS, I've been in a foster home where I was given good food to help restore my fur to good condition. I was also given all the time and patience I needed to adjust and learn how to trust. Now I'm ready to find my forever home. The home environment should be very calm and quiet. Once I've adjusted, I'll show you how I like to play. I can live with gentle dogs and cats, and I think children should be a little older. Please don't pass me by.

Lacie 6Y 8M 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.

Licorice 9Y 6M 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 3M Domestic Shorthair Female Available 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!   

Maggie 9Y 4M Domestic Longhair Female Available No

Are you looking for a feline companion who's affectionate, chatty, mellow (sometimes shy), cuddly and gentle? If you answered Yes, stop what you're doing and ask to meet me. Saying any more good things about myself would just be bragging, so I'll stop. But, I really am quite a catch. I would be happiest in a calm, quite home where there are no other pets. I can be easily intimidated by them, and I'd like to feel as if I'm queen of my castle. One thing you should know is that I walk a little funny -- my back legs are wobbly-- but I've been checked by a vet, and he said it's probably something I've had all my life; it's nothing to worry about. Do you have a quiet, loving home? If so, I think I'd be the purrfect addition.

Oatmeal and Clarabell 4Y 9M Domestic Longhair Male (Oatmeal); Female (Clarabell) Available No

We are a pair of sweet, mellow cats who found themselves at the shelter because our owners were moving.  We are what you would call a bonded pair, meaning we need to be adopted together.  After all, if one cat is great, think of how amazing two would be!  One of us (Clarabell) is a little more shy and will need a little more time to get comfortable in a new home.  We both like to play with feather toys and toy mice.  Oatmeal here (my picture is the first one) to tell you that I especially like catnip!  I also love being scratched behind my ears.  So what do you think?  Are we the cats for you?  Stop by soon and meet us!

Oreo 8Y 8M Domestic Shorthair Male Adopted! No

Just like the cookie, I'm so sweet that you'll wish you had more than one of me. But, I think I'm enough for anyone. I'm here because my family had fallen on difficult times, and they thought it best if I could find a more stable home. They really did love me. According to them, I'm playful, affectionate, talkative, gentle, cuddly, and friendly. Honestly, what more do you need in a cat? I like toy mice and feather/wand-type toys, and a word of warning... I might want to sleep in your bed. I can live with gentle children of almost any age. While I would prefer to be your only pet, another friendly, gentle cat of dog might be okay.

Posey 15Y 2M Domestic Shorthair Female Available All Four

I thought I had my forever home but unfortunately a new family member developed allergies to me, so I found myself back at the shelter. My previous family had only good things to say about me. I'm friendly, like to cuddle, gentle, and when the mood strikes, quiet playful! Like most cats, I can be shy when first meeting new people, but a nice scratch behind my ears and we'll be best friends. I don't think I have ever met another cat or dog, so it might be best if I'm your one and only. What do you think, am I the one for you?

Wyatt 12Y 1M Domestic Shorthair Male Available Front

Am I winking at you, or do I have only one eye? The answer to that question is at the end of my story. My name is Wyatt, and I’m a very gentle guy. I’m considered a senior cat, and with that distinction comes entitlement — at least I think so. I am entitled to a loving home, all the attention I can absorb, all the good food I can eat (within reason), and a lot of windows where I can sit and enjoy the sun while bird watching. I’m pretty outgoing and wouldn’t mind if you have a lot of visitors. I’d probably okay living with other cats and maybe, just maybe, a gentle dog. Kids in my new home can be any age.

And the answer to the question at the beginning of my story: I have only one eye. My right eye had to be removed because of a severe infection. I’m all better now, and it doesn’t bother me at all.