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Rehoming Your Cat

Guidelines For Placing An Animal In A New Home

If you are looking for a home for a companion animal or stray and need some ideas to help find a good home, please review and download our guidelines for placing your pet or stray animal in a new home. These guidelines include tips on what you should do to prepare your animal for adoption and how to screen potential adopters to make the right match for your animal. Cats do best in rehoming situations when they are rehomed by their owner and bypass a shelter environment. We encourage you to do make the most effort to prevent your cat from sitting in a shelter environment awaiting a new home. If you have exhausted all your resources and would like to inquire about surrendering to Town Cats, please email surrender@towncats.org for availability and options. Not all requests can be accommodated.

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Posting A Listing On The Rehome Website

Find your pet a loving home using Rehome by Adopt-a-pet.com and the Petco Foundation. They have created a simple, reliable, free program to help you place your pet from your loving home directly to another. Click this link to get started.

Posting A Listing On The Town Cats Website

To post a cat on this Courtesy Listings page, please send the information below to courtesylistings@towncats.org, along with at least one high-quality digital photo. Your listing will remain on the website for three months, after which time you may re-submit it if you wish.

Submit your photo with the following information:

Animal name:
Date of birth:
Weight:
Breed:
Physical Description:
Personality Description:
Spayed/Neutered:
Vaccinations:
Animal History:
Contact Name:
Contact E-Mail:

Animal Bio:  Summary paragraph that will be at the top of the listing, highlighting what are your cat’s key personality traits and other information.

Courtesy Cat Listing

Please give these wonderful animals a chance! The animals listed below are not a part of or associated with Town Cats adoption and/or fostering programs. The information listed for each animal was provided by individual caregivers and was not generated or verified by Town Cats. Town Cats makes no representations related to these animals. As with all adoptions, Town Cats encourages potential adopters to gain as much information as possible before adopting these animals, including but not limited to temperament testing, consultation with a trainer, and consultation with a veterinarian. As always, we encourage you to spay and neuter your pets.

 

If you are interested in adopting one of these animals, please contact the caregivers of the animal by email or phone provided. These animals will be posted for 90 days.

Animal Bio: Meek is a very affectionate cat that purrs whenever he is touched. When I get home, he meows and rubs himself against my leg, asking for attention and telling me about his day. He waits outside the door for me when I go to the bathroom and usually likes to position himself close enough to me: on the opposite end of the couch when I’m on the sofa, at the foot of the bed when I’m at the head, on the bed rug when I’m on the bed. When he feels nice and cozy, he yawns, kneads the blanket he’s lying on and sleeps with his right paw over his eyes. He needs sufficient attention at least twice daily: in the mornings, he likes to receive pets, which he rolls around on his backside. In the evenings, he loves to be brushed and descended (this is probably one of his favorite things in the world!). If you’re the type of owner that wants to give Meek even more attention, he would be the happiest cat in the world.

Meek also loves to play. Since he is still a teenage cat, he has a lot of energy for playing, especially during his zoomies. His favorite toy is the fishing rod, but he also loves any toys he can bat. And if he sees a fly in his home, he’ll have a blast chasing it around the place! Most importantly for Meek, as long as the owner plays with him, he’ll have a good time.

Meek is a timid cat–hence his name. I had to sit with him for a month when I first adopted him, just reading to him. Once he trusted me, he became the most affectionate cat I had ever met. As a kitten, he would hide whenever guests came over; now, he goes about his business once the guest has been in the place for 5 minutes. There are still situations that make him shy: vacuum cleaners (he hides in the corner), being outside, being in a different environment when you try to pet him while he’s moving (he prefers to be in a stationary position).

Meek is a highly vocal cat. If he sees birds, he will chirp at them in the cutest way. (If your place is near a tree with birds, he can watch that for hours.) He will meow at you in a variety of situations: he wants attention, he wants wet food, his water bowl is running low, he misses you, etc. During his two playdates with other cats, he also talks nonstop to the other cat to get them to play! (Meek’s shyness around different environments and human strangers doesn’t extend to other cats).

Contact Name: Young

Contact E-Mail: younglin@berkeley.edu


Listing Date: 06/27/22

Animal name: Meek

Date of birth: Less than 2 years old

Weight: 10 lbs

Breed: Domestic Shorthair

Physical Description: Tuxedo cat, healthy, shiny fur. The black fur on his front left leg extends further than his other legs 🙂

Personality Description: Affectionate and vocal

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccinations: Up to date

Animal History: Was brought to Town Cats at 6 months old. Has been adopted since then.

Name: Dotti Cat

Listing Date: 7/29/2022

Animal Name: Dotti Cat

Contact Name: Shawnae

Contact E-Mail: shawnaem22@gmail.com

Dotti is an 8 year old calico indoor female. She has a personality that matches her striking markings. Is independent but still enjoys snuggles with her human (on her own terms of course). Enjoys sleeping in the sun, bird/squirrel watching, playing with her string toy and eating! Not a fan of kids or high-energy dogs.

Date of birth: 9/25/13

Weight: 10lbs

Breed: calico

Physical Description: Beautiful tri-color short hair coat. Four white paws. Healthy.

Personality Description: Typical cat. Independent. Shy at first but warms up. Is affectionate and likes to cuddle but on her own terms. Vocal. Lots of purrs but gets overstimulated with too many pets.

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccinations: Up to date

Animal History: Dotti Cat has lived with dogs her whole life but prefers a dog free home or one with a very calm/lazy dog that will not bother or chase her.

Name: Flicka

Date of birth: 2008

Breed: Siamese & Domestic shorthair

Physical Description: Short white hair with grey spots. Blue-grey eyes and a pink nose.

Personality Description: Flicka is a very sweet cat who loves people. She’s likely to run right up to you and tell you about her day or curl up on your lap. While she’s lived with dogs before—lower-energy ones who respect her space do best—she doesn’t do well with other cats and should be the only cat in her home.

Spayed/Neutered: Yes (spayed)

Vaccinations: Current

Animal History: Flicka is very sweet and great with people. As she ages, Flicka’s tummy has gotten more sensitive. She does best with several small meals throughout the day to keep her from eating too quickly. She gets anxious in the car.

Contact Name: Robin Hogan

Contact E-Mail: robincolbyhogan@gmail.com

Animal Bio:  Flicka is a very sweet cat who loves people. She’s likely to run right up to you and tell you about her day or curl up on your lap. While she’s lived with dogs before—lower-energy ones who respect her space do best—she doesn’t do well with other cats and should be the only cat in her home.

Listing Date: 11/8/2022

Animal name: Hummer

Date of birth:02/25/2015

Weight: 15lbs

Breed: Tabby

Physical Description: white, brown, black

Personality Description: Very loving

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccinations: Yes

Animal History: Lived in same home with another cat for 7 years

Contact Name: Terri Zelmer
Contact E-Mail: terrizelmer@gmail.com

Animal Bio:
Hummer is a very loving cat and he’s been living with my mom since he was a kitten until she recently passed away. We are looking to rehome him because our family already has a house-full of animals. I would so appreciate a wonderful home for this loving, easy-going cat who is all about laying on your lap and by your feet. He is very easy to get along with and only wants to be a friend to his owner. He has only been an indoor cat, has all his shots, and is very healthy.

Animal name: Reggie

Date of birth: November 2011

Weight: 14 lbrs.

Breed: Tabby

Physical Description: Grayish-blue

Personality Description: Quiet, very calm, likes her own space.

Spayed/Neutered: yes

Vaccinations: up to date

Animal History: We are fostering her since her previous owner became ill and placed in a hospice and Reggie was left behind.

Contact Name: Monica Garcia

Contact E-Mail: mrsmgbrego@gmail.com

Reggie is an indoor only female tabby cat with medium length, blue-gray fur. She is super quiet and independent but loves to cuddle when anyone is home. Currently, she is being fostered in a home with two dogs, one small and one medium. She does not scratch furniture and uses a litter.  Reggie needs some time to adapt to her surroundings but once she gets comfortable with her owner they will be able to pick her up. Her previous owner was a senior lady and Reggie lived in a senior community, perhaps a house with older children would work better for her.

 

They think she is about 11 years old but she was rescued. Her exact age is unknown. She is in excellent health, weighing about 16 lbs and loves treats. She is vaccinated and spayed.

Animal name: The Fish
Date of birth: June 2009
Weight: 11 lbs
Breed: Short hair
Physical Description: Beautiful short-haired black & white tuxedo cat
Personality Description: See bio – social and likes attention. Has lived with a dog (probably not his preference) and with an elementary-school aged child. Has not lived with cats. Is shy around strangers and will typically hide when guests come over and come back out when they leave. No history of aggressive tendencies.
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up-to-date
Animal History: Was found as a stray kitten at 8 weeks old. Lived with a family for a few years and has lived in an apartment with adult roommates for the past 10 years.
Contact Name: Joanna Ladd
Contact E-Mail: ladd.joanna@gmail.com

Animal Bio: “The Fish” is a beautiful tuxedo cat with a snow-white belly and a perfect little cufflinks/socks pattern. He was found as a stray kitten when he was 8 weeks old. He is a cat person’s cat (does not exhibit doglike behavior). He likes to be in the room with you, and loves sitting in the sun or on top of whatever item is new in the house (empty grocery bag, fresh laundry, etc.). He enjoys pets at specific times of day, and will love to sleep on your bed if you let him. He has an evening “witching hour” where he meows and runs around the house. He loves to chase string during this time – or really any other time. He recently moved and has not sprayed or had any difficulty adjusting to a new apartment. He does not like strangers and will hide when they come over and come back out when they leave. He is good at using his litter box. He has asthma, which is successfully managed with “respiratory relief” litter and a topical steroid. Rehoming due to personal medical issues that are no longer allowing me to give him the attention he needs.