Adopting a cat is a big decision that starts with figuring out what adoption facility you’d like to use to find your new feline family member.
When looking at different places to adopt a cat, it’s worth noting if procedures like spay/neutering and vaccinations are part of the adoption process (and also part of the adoption fee), and whether or not the organization provides details on the cat’s behavior.
Luckily, there are several rescue organizations in Phoenix that have plenty of cats available for adoption. Here are some of the best places for cat adoption in Phoenix to help you find your new four-legged friend.
Cat adoption & rescues in Phoenix, AZ
1. Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA
25 N 40th St Phoenix, AZ 85034
Cats up for adoption at AAWL are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, behaviorally and medically evaluated, and treated for fleas and ticks. The fee for adoption varies based on the cat’s age, breed, temperament, behavioral issues, and physical condition. There are also discounts for senior pets.
AAWL’s main shelter is at the address above, and the organization’s locations in Chandler allow for walk-in adoptions.
2. Cool Cats Rescue AZ
Cool Cats Rescue is a volunteer-driven “no-kill” shelter that focuses on animals who are often overlooked. The organization has a network of foster parents, veterinarians, and trainers who help give each cat a fulfilling life.
You can look at the cats available for adoption on their website, although it appears they keep their cats in foster situations, meaning that there's not a permanent central location for you to look at all the cats in person at once.
3. Home Fur Good
10220 N 32nd St Phoenix, AZ 85028
Home Fur Good is a “no-kill” shelter established in 2009 by a group who wanted to reduce the level of animal euthanasia in Maricopa County. Their website lists the available cats (and dogs) available for adoption, and the adoption process is only done in person during their operating hours of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
4. Arizona Humane Society
1521 W Dobbins Rd Phoenix, AZ 85041
Arizona Human Society’s mission is to “improve the lives of animals, alleviate their suffering, and elevate their status in society.” You can make appointments to visit their available animals for adoption at their South Mountain Campus at the address above. Their website also has a pet search feature that lets you search for available cats throughout the state, not just at their facility.
5. Heidi’s Village
600 North 40th Street. Phoenix, AZ 85008
Heidi’s Village not only boards cats for other rescue organizations' adoptees but also runs its own adoption program. Appointments aren’t required to visit the animals at Heidi’s Village, and cats are available on a first come, first served basis. Each adopted pet comes spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped.