Nashville Cat Rescue: Where To Adopt A Cat In Nashville

If you want to add a feline friend to your family, there are plenty of Nashville cat rescues to choose from. Here's where to adopt a cat in Nashville.

Courtney Elliott

Updated December 19, 2022 • Published July 29, 2022

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Nashville Cat Rescue: Where To Adopt A Cat In Nashville

In addition to being a hub for music, culture, and delicious food, Nashville is a paradise for pets.

If you're looking to welcome a feline into your family, you may be wondering where to adopt a cat in Nashville. Pet Rescues here are a plenty, so rest assured that you'll find the purr-fect pal to enjoy Music City with you.

Whether you're looking for a kitten or adult cat, these Nashville cat rescues have you covered.

Where to adopt a cat in Nashville

1. The Catio

2416 Music Valley Dr #114, Nashville, TN 37214

Part adoption center, part cat lounge, The Catio provides both a safe haven for cat rescues and a vibrant space for humans.

The Catio partners with Nashville Cat Rescue to socialize cats and find them loving homes. All cats adopted here are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, tested for FIV/FeLV, de-wormed, and given flea preventatives. Adoption fees range between $50-$125.

Browse their Facebook page to see which cats are available for adoption. And even if you're not ready to adopt a cat yet, The Catio is open to anyone who wants to enjoy the company of a kitty during booked kitty time or one of their many events.

2. Nashville Humane Association

213 Oceola Ave, Nashville, TN 37209

Nashville Humane Association fosters thousands of adoptions each year and has become a mainstay for cat adoption in Nashville.

Cats here are either in the shelter in the adoption room or at a foster home. You can browse dozens of adorable cats online, and once you find one, you can either visit in person if they're in the adoption room or email [email protected] to set up a time to meet one in a foster home. You'll then need to complete an application online or in person to move the adoption process forward.

Keep in mind that all adoptions are completed in person at the shelter and they do not hold or reserve pets. Adoption fees for cats typically range between $45-$175.

3. Love at First Sight! Pet Adoption Center

4423 Murphy Rd, Nashville, TN 37209

Love at First Sight! (LAFS) has been finding cats homes since 1995. You can browse available kittens online and follow their social accounts for real-time updates.

This adoption center structures their pricing as a monthly payment plan that ensures your new kitten gets all the care they need in their first year. This means that pet parents must take their new kitten to VCA Murphy Road Animal Hospital in the first year.

The monthly pricing plan for kittens is:

  • $49.99 one-time enrollment fee

  • Female kitten: $70.24/month for the first year

  • Male kitten: $61.25/month for the first year

This comprehensive plan includes unlimited wellness exams, all vaccinations, spay/neuter, pre-surgical blood work, Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus test, two fecal exams, three deworming treatments, and microchipping.

4. Nashville Cat Rescue

More than 11,000 cats have found homes through Nashville Cat Rescue. The organization has an impressive network of 100 volunteers, more than 50 fosters homes, and six adoption centers.

In addition to showcasing their adoptables at The Catio, they also make them available for pet parents to meet at various PetSmart and Pet Supermarkets in the area (100 Oaks PetSmart, Cool Springs PetSmart, Hermitage PetSmart, Donelson Pet Supermarket, and Cool Springs Pet Supermarket).

Once you find a cat you like, you can fill out an adoption application, sign a contract, and pay the $125 adoption fee. This cover the spay/neuter procedure, vaccinations, combination testing, and deworming.


FLUFF, an acronym for "Furry Lives U'll Fall For" (cute, right?), is a foster-based Nashville cat rescue organization that takes in kittens and cats that shelters are unable to provide for.

While they don't have shelter locations where you can go meet your future feline family member, they list their available cats on their website, Facebook page, Petfinder, and Adopt a Pet.

If you find a cat you're interested in, fill out an adoption application. If they believe you're a good match, they'll give you a call to do an interview. If the interview goes well, they'll help arrange a time to meet the kitten in their foster home. And finally, if all goes well, you pay the adoption fee—it varies, but typically ranges between $150-$300 and includes spay/neuter surgery. After that, you can bring your new kitten home.

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