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.

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:
Physical Description:
Personality Description:
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.

Animal Bio: Charming cat needs a loving home! Chester is four years old and has lost his human parents to cancer. We have been fostering him for a year now, but it’s time for him to find his forever home. He’s independent and very low maintenance. Perfect for a young family or senior for companionship. PM me if your heart and life have room for one adorable cat!

Listing Date: 06/07/2022

Contact: Sherine Johnson

Contact E-Mail: sherinezakyjohnson@gmail.com

Animal name: Chester

Date of birth: November 2018.

Weight: Unknown.

Breed: American short hair.

Physical Description: Black/white cat.

Personality Description: Independent, vocal, and low maintenance. Doesn’t use a litter box. Loves the outdoors but always stays close to home.

Spayed/Neutered: Yes.

Vaccinations: Up-to-date.

Animal History: Owned by my elderly parents who passed away in 2020.

Animal Bio: Theodore is shy at first but warms up quickly. He has an active outdoor life and when indoors, he loves to lay on windowsills. He will let you know when he’s hungry and when he enters a room. At his core, Theodore is more of a laid-back kind of cat who likes his alone time. Theodore does have a sister who he currently lives with. They are both the same color. We would like to find Theodore a forever home with someone that can love and care for him.

Listing Date: 06/01/2022

Contact: Bianca Flores

Contact E-Mail: beeflores777@gmail.com

Animal name: Theodore

Date of birth: August 13

Weight: Unknown.

Breed: Gray Tabby Cat

Physical Description: Gray black and tan, short hair.

Personality Description: Friendly but shy. Vocal. Likes outdoors. His favorite spot is near a window.

Spayed/Neutered: Yes.

Vaccinations: Not up-to-date. Needs 1-year-old shots.

Animal History: Found abandoned outside.

Animal Bio: Meet Kaya! This sweet 4 year old kitty turns 5 in April. She prefers to be the only cat in the house, and loves attention from her owner. When her owner leaves she has some separation anxiety, so she may do best with someone who doesn’t go on vacation often. She adapts well to new environments, and is perfectly healthy. Her vaccines are up to date.

Listing Date: 04/4/2022

Contact: Natalee

Contact E-Mail:nrighetti19@gmail.com

Animal name: Kaya

Date of birth: April 4th, 2017

Weight: 10lbs.

Breed: Female American Short Hair, brown tabby

Physical Description: Black and brown striped markings with striking green eyes,

Personality Description: Social, attention seeking, affectionate, and talkative. Skittish around loud noises.

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccinations: Up to date

Animal History: Was originally a foster kitten adopted from a shelter.

Animal Bio: Mature (thirteen year old), fluffy, gray and white long hair cat looking for a new home.

Listing Date: 03/31/2021

Contact: Mario

Contact E-Mail: mquija11@gmail.com

Animal name: Muffin

Date of birth: 2009

Weight: 9lbs.

Breed: Unknown

Physical Description: Gray & white, long fur, bushy tail.

Personality Description: Muffin is slowing down, she just wants a lap to sit in most of the time. Very affectionate.

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccinations: Up to date

Animal History: Muffin has a feline roommate, but she likes to keep her distance. Does not cohabitate well with dogs.

Animal Bio: Friendly, eight year old Siamese cat looking for a new home.

Listing Date: 03/31/2022

Contact: Mario

Contact E-Mail: mquija11@gmail.com

Animal name: Frankie

Date of birth: 2014

Weight: 12lbs.

Breed: Siamese

Physical Description: Short hair, black and brown with blue eyes.

Personality Description: Frankie is aloof at first, then warms up to you shortly thereafter. He has an active outdoor life, he is playful and silly. He is known to have a loud meow – he lets you know when he enters a room.

Spayed/Neutered: Yes.

Vaccinations: Up to date.

Animal History: Frankie has a feline roommate, he is friendly with other cats. Not compatible with dogs.

Animal Bio: This super sweet, talkative kitty is good with kids and loves toys. Misty has the biggest personality, so sweet with just a little hint of spice while chasing a toy.

Listing Date: 04/4/2022

Contact: Heather

Contact E-Mail: hopelivewell@gmail.com

Animal name: Misty

Date of birth: 2021

Weight: 8lbs.

Breed: Short Hair

Physical Description: Short hair, with spots.

Personality Description: Friendly, sweet, talkative, craves attention and loves to cuddle.

Spayed/Neutered: Yes.

Vaccinations: Up to date.

Animal History: Misty is great with other cats and still working on her fear of dogs. She doesn’t mind being around them as long as she has her space.

Name: Dotti Cat

Bio:  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: 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.
Contact Name: Shawnae
Contact E-Mail: shawnaem22@gmail.com