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30 Cats for 30 Days: 30 Adoptable Cats That Still Need Homes

Don't say we didn't warn you. After seeing these sweet kitties and hearing their sad stories, you won’t be able to resist—and that’s a good thing because they’re all looking for homes!

Cute young tabby and white cat with big green eyes, looking up at cameraNaomi Rahim/Getty Images

Get ready to fall in love

June is Adopt a Cat Month, and there’s no better time to invite a deserving feline into your home. After all, haven’t you waited long enough? Besides the obvious cute factor, cats are low-maintenance. They don’t need to be walked, and it’s a rare occasion for a cat to need a bath. Cats take grooming and cleanliness seriously—no odious scents from rolling around in poop like some other four-legged furry creatures we won’t mention. They’re content to bask in a sunny window for hours or observe their world perched high on a cat tree while we’re at work. And they’ll quietly welcome us home with a cheeky rub or maybe a gentle head boop.

Here’s your chance to adopt a fantastic feline (or two) of your own. Just click the “Adopt Me” link to learn more. Sometimes, cats get adopted right away, and if that’s the case for the one you’re drawn to, don’t despair! Check out the same website for other lovable cats in your area that are looking for forever homes. Need a little nudge to go for it? Take a look at these happy stories of puppies and kittens fostered during coronavirus, many of whom were eventually adopted by their foster parents.

pookie catCourtesy Tree House Humane Society


When we meet, please don’t be put off if I’m a little shy. I’m a sweet girl who warms up quickly. In fact, when you see me roll over on my back, that’s my subtle way of telling you we’re on good terms. My ideal home would include plenty of love, scratches behind the ears, and lots of cozy places to take naps. I’m in a foster home now, courtesy of the Arizona Humane Society. Fostering has really helped me come out of my shell. Here’s how you can foster a pet right now, too.

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mama cat and baby catCourtesy SPCA Florida

Mama Cat and Baby Cat

Did you know that two cats are better than one? The SPCA Florida may not have actual research to back that up, but we can assure you that it’s true. After all, we won’t get bored and lonely because we have each other! My mom and I are alike in so many ways—super friendly, talkative, and affectionate love bugs. We’re as sweet as the day is long, and we need to be adopted together. It’s no secret that cats are a very fertile species, but just how long will it take to see those cute little kittens?

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SPCA Florida aurora catCourtesy SPCA Florida


I’m just two years old, but I’ve seen some hard times in my short life. My first human abandoned me. Thankfully, another nice lady took me in for a bit. Even though the nice people at the SPCA Florida are doing all they can, I’m having a hard time adjusting to the shelter. I think I just need a quiet and loving home to feel safe and secure. With some patience, I’ll be purring and giving you a tail-stash in no time. By the way, a tail-stash means a cat loves you. Here are the other secrets your cat’s tail is trying to tell you.

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SPCA Florida sammy cat adoptCourtesy SPCA Florida


I don’t want to brag, but you’re going to be blown away by my Cat Pawsitive abilities. What’s Cat Pawsitive, you ask? It’s a behavior training program the SPCA Florida uses to help cats be more sociable. When you adopt me, you’ll get a clicker and instructions to continue my training. So far, my skills are purr-ty impressive! I’m nailing down how to sit, high-five, and come when I’m called. But I’m not going to show off all day. I love me some cheeky rubs and playtime, too! Did you know that you can actually train your cat? Here’s how to teach a cat to do 5 life-changing things.

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lana cat adoptionCourtesy Tree House Humane Society


According to the Tree House Humane Society in Chicago, I’m a creative cat who takes a holistic approach to the practice of housekeeping. I use my tail floof for sweeping purposes and my paws to get my water dish perfectly centered in the room. And thank goodness I watched those episodes of Marie Kondo—otherwise, I wouldn’t have known to knock down the cat trees for optimal feng shui. When I’m not puttering around the house, I love to play with a toy mouse and chill with humans. Cats have a lot of instinctual behaviors. For example, this is why cats automatically know how to use a litter box.

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Tree House Humane Society lil bill Courtesy Tree House Humane Society

Lil Bill

I came to Tree House after spending a little time at Chicago Animal Care and Control, like many of my other feline friends. Sometimes I get a little nervous when hands approach me or my personal space and belongings. But when humans talk to me in a gentle tone, it’s so soothing—and honestly, it melts my heart. You could say I’m very enthusiastic about treats and psyched to play with wand toys. I would be over-the-moon happy to be in a quiet, spacious home with an experienced cat parent.

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law rider cat Tree House Humane SocietyCourtesy Tree House Humane Society

Low Rider

The folks at Tree House calls me Low Rider. I suppose that’s fitting because I’m not one of those cats that like to be held. It could be from my arthritis. But hey, I’m not going to scratch and have a hissy fit about it either. I am a gentleman, after all, so I’ll politely let you know I want to be lowered. That’s not to say that I’m a standoffish feline. I do love affection—and playtime. Even for a senior cat, I’ve still got plenty of energy!

Ever wonder what dog and cat years really mean? We found out!

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wilbur CatCourtesy Sheridan Dog & Cat Shelter


Why pay for expensive surveillance when you can adopt a cat like me? Time for some humble bragging, which I usually detest, but I want a forever home sooner rather than later! My stakeout skills are legit. I know how to blend in and keep an eye on everyone. According to the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter in Wyoming, it’s code for being a little shy, but once I trust you, I may do less surveillance and more cuddling. By the way, here’s why cats sleep so much.

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Sheridan Dog & Cat Shelter frey catCourtesy Sheridan Dog & Cat Shelter


In the feline world, my gorgeous calico coat puts me at super meow-del status. But don’t worry—I’m not even the slightest bit conceited. Quite the opposite, actually. Sheridan Dog and Cat say I’m a magnificent lady who’s delightfully charming. I’m content to entertain myself but would love to reconnect when it’s time to chill on the sofa. You’ll love these before and after adoption photos of cats that found forever homes.

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Sheridan Dog & Cat Shelter natalya cat Courtesy Sheridan Dog & Cat Shelter


I’m an exotic beauty who will keep you on your toes! I pack a lot of personality into my small frame: I’m sassy, sweet, feisty, and playful. I even make time to be a mentor to the young upstarts here at the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter. Speaking of dogs, I would prefer my roomies to be of the feline variety. Dogs drool too much, and I think they’re kind of dorky, to be honest. Check out these 30 cat quotes every cat owner can appreciate.

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pearl cat adoptionCourtesy Seattle Animal Shelter


Put that teddy bear in storage because I’m here to be your new bedtime snuggler. I love to cuddle up next to my humans. I’m currently hanging out at a really cool foster home via the Seattle Animal Shelter, but I would love a place to call my own. My foster parents say I’ll be happy and content in a calm, cat-savvy home with no young kids, dogs, or other cats. Trust me—I’ve got tons of love and affection to give, so I’m all you’ll ever need!

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Best Friends Animal Society Hero cat adoptionCourtesy Best Friends Animal Society


Who needs a dog that demands belly rubs when you can have a super sweet, low-maintenance cat like me? When I’m in your lap, I’ll help you forget all about your stressful day. Or we could go outside! I love stroller rides and would be happy to meet your friends. I should mention that the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah, is feeding me a special diet for some skin lesions I had, but they’re almost gone. Come look and see! If your cat has fleas, here’s how to get rid of them.

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Best Friends Animal Society Abner cat adoptCourtesy Best Friends Animal Society


I’ve been managing the mailroom at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. I do a stellar job, but it’s time to step down and give someone else a chance because I want to deliver all my love to you! Full disclosure: I do have Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), but don’t worry—I can still live a long and happy life. And I can live with non–FIV positive cats as long as we like one another. Oh, and I take daily medication for back pain (without so much as a hiss). I’m the cat who will never be labeled “return to sender” because you’ll fall head over paws for me. Getting your cat to the vet can be an ordeal, but these tips on getting your cat in a carrier without getting clawed will really help.

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mr kittyCourtesy Carbon Cat Rescue

Mr. Kitty

I’m too cute for my own business! I know how that sounds, but everyone at the Carbon Cat Rescue in Price, Utah, says the same thing, so I’m inclined to believe it! I’m just a lovable dork who loves scratching posts and shiny things. My favorite way to help out is in the kitchen. In fact, my dish-washing skills are well known. I never miss those sticky corners in the tuna casserole dish! In case you were wondering, here’s why cats like to sleep in sinks.

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Best Friends Animal Society Clooney cat adoptionCourtesy Best Friends Animal Society


Maybe they’re just easily amused, but everyone at Best Friends, Utah, says that I’m a total goofball and provide them with endless entertainment with my cat-rific shenanigans. I guess my efforts at uncovering nom-noms from my food puzzle and my clever banter with the birds outside the window are comic relief for some people. I’m just being my lovable self! I eat a special urinary diet and I’m FIV positive, but I can live comfortably and safely in a home with other cats and dogs. Can cats get coronavirus? Here’s what you need to know.

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Best Friends Animal Society May cat adoptionCourtesy Best Friends Animal Society


Here’s the first thing you need to know about me: You’re not going to get a true perspective of who I really am when you first meet me through the good people at Best Friends, Utah. Sure, other cats may parade around, strutting their stuff and giving you head boops, but I don’t flaunt my floof like that—at least not right away. My foster mom says I like to get to know my humans before I fully open my heart. (Admittedly, a few treats and pets go a long way.) When you give me some time to warm up, you’re going to be amazed at how sweet and warm I am!

Speaking of treats, you should think twice before giving your cat milk.

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Louisiana SPCA Bob cat adoptionCourtesy Louisiana SPCA


Some kind people spotted me making myself at home on their property, so they decided to look after me. They brought me to the Community Clinic at the Louisiana SPCA to be vaccinated and neutered, but then my blood work showed I was FIV positive. My medical condition can be contagious to other cats, so I needed to say goodbye to outdoor living and come inside. Unfortunately, the humans caring for me couldn’t bring me in, so I’m at a foster home. I love being an indoor cat, and I’d love to make myself at home in your home! If your indoor cat wants to get a taste of the outdoors every now and then, here’s how to train your cat to walk on a leash.

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Squeak cat adoption Louisiana SPCACourtesy Louisiana SPCA


I’ve been trying to squeak out a decent life for a while now. Can you believe that a gorgeous, blue-eyed feline like me used to live outside? Regrettably, I was injured in a catfight. The other cat started it. I think she was jealous of my beautiful baby blues and glossy coat. Anyway, someone found me and brought me to the Louisiana SPCA, where they fixed me right back up. I’m still a little tense after all that trauma, though, so I’m looking for a forever home where my humans will give me some space at first. That will help me to feel safe and comfortable, and then I’ll eventually open up and show them my warm and fuzzy side.

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bat man and prince pounce a lot cat adoption Courtesy Paws and Whiskers Cat Shelter

Batman and Prince Pouncealot

We’re the dynamic duo of Batman and Prince Pouncealot. I’ll tell you our story because Prince is busy pouncing somewhere. If you can believe it, we were found at a junkyard of all places! That’s why we’re a little shy and timid around humans. But hey, our foster mom, who we found through Paws & Whiskers Cat Shelter in Toledo, Ohio, says we’ll be a couple of sweet love bugs soon, as our trust of humans grows each day! We’re a bonded pair and looking for a home together.

Need a good laugh? These silly cat jokes should do the trick.

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little foot catCourtesy Paws and Whiskers Cat Shelter

Little Foot

I’m practically a kitten myself at just one and a half years old, but I was brought to Paws & Whiskers with two of my kittens. Don’t get me wrong, I doted on those babies, but this mama is hoping to reclaim her youthful independence and spunk! I can’t wait to have fun and carefree Caturdays with my human. I’m so looking forward to chin scratches and cuddle time without kittens crawling all over me. You’ll definitely want to see the cutest cat breeds as kittens.

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dog run kittyCourtesy Denise's Washington Heights Cat Sanctuary

Dog Run Kitty

I’ll give you one guess where Denise’s Washington Heights Cat Sanctuary in New York City found me. Yep, at a city park dog run. I mean, dogs aren’t so bad, and sometimes they leave bits of their treats on the ground. Still, I’m glad I don’t have to eat someone’s leftovers now that I’m at the sanctuary. These days, I always let my humans know when I want my supper. I call it singing for my supper, but they just say I’m loud—in an adorable way, of course. I sure would love to be a part of a family and wouldn’t mind a doggo for a brother! If your dog steals kibble from the cat bowl, you should read this.

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cow kittenCourtesy Denise's Washington Heights Cat Sanctuary

Little Cow Kitten

Mooo! Just kidding. I like to pretend I’m a cow because I can totally pull it off with my bovine-like black-and-white markings, but I’m all cat, of course. Denise’s Sanctuary rescued me from a cat colony (where stray/feral cats live together outside) when I was just eight weeks old. Good thing, too, because I had so many parasites, I almost died! I have a clean bill of health now, and I’m ready to lavish my affection on you—and a pooch if you have one. I love to get snuggly with my canine buddies! These cat costumes are so cute, you’ll wish Halloween was every day.

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Sasha Best Friends Animal Society catCourtesy Best Friends Animal Society


Best Friends in New York admits I’m very timid and shy, but they know that I’m just holding out for a forever home that is quiet and cozy. You see, cats like me often act a little standoffish to protect our hearts. But once we’re settled in a loving and nurturing home with humans who give us the space to feel comfortable and safe, we get a new cat-titude and see our humans in a different light. So, I’m looking to build a strong relationship with someone I can trust and love. If you’re trying to build trust, make sure you’re not doing any of these things your cat actually hates.

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gucci catCourtesy Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter


Don’t let my stern face fool you. When I’m not looking so serious, I’m a happy older gentleman who comes equipped with a state-of-the-art purr machine. I absolutely love it when I have visitors at the Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS) who spoil me. A forever home is where my true expression will come through, though. Can you give me a calm, quiet home to retire in, with a soft place to nap and watch birds? If so, I will happily greet you every night and be your cuddly companion forever. Find out why cats purr. The reasons might surprise you!

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smokey and chloe Courtesy Homeward Trails Animal Rescue

Smokey and Chloe

Hiya! We’re siblings rescued from a hoarding situation by the Homeward Trails Animal Rescue of Arlington, Virginia. We’re yearning for a forever home where we can continue to adjust to being cared for by loving human hands. I’m Smokey, the protective brother, and I can speak for my sis, Chloe, because she’s less talkative. (I’m teaching her to meow for attention!) Sometimes I’m affectionate, and other times I’m content to lounge high above the household, quietly observing. Chloe likes to spend time with humans when they are sitting and being still. We’re two lovable companions in the making and want to go home with you! By the way, this is why cats meow.

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Homeward Trails Animal RescueCourtesy Homeward Trails Animal Rescue


I had a good life at one time with lots of love and attention, but then my humans got divorced. Suddenly, I was alone way too much, and then I was looking for a family again. On a happier note, let me tell you a little about me: I love getting and giving affection. On Caturdays, I like to pretend and dress up in costumes. We could dress alike and post selfies! Homeward Trails says I have a heart condition and a thyroid condition, but I take my meds without a hitch or hiss! Do you have room in your heart for a sweet senior like me who’s aged to purr-fection?

Whether it’s a daily thing or just once in a while, you should learn how to give your cat a pill—and actually get your cat to swallow it.

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iggy cat adoptionCourtesy Best Friends Animal Society


I don’t need a shoulder to cry on, but I do need a shoulder to climb on! It’s true. Cat’s like to observe the world from high perches, but instead of perching on a cat tree, I’ll nestle in next to your ear and purr sweet nothings. I’m happy to switch it up and curl up on your lap, too. Best Friends Animal Society in Los Angeles knows I’ve got my paws crossed and hope to find a loving, quiet home to share my face smooshes with. Next, check out how this cat went from shelter animal to world record holder. Could one of these kitties be next? Hey, you never know!

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Lisa Marie Conklin
Lisa Marie Conklin is a Baltimore-based writer who writes regularly about pets and home improvement for Reader's Digest. Her work has also been published in The Healthy, HealthiNation, The Family Handyman, Taste of Home, and, among other outlets. She's also a certified personal trainer and walking coach for a local senior center. Follow her on Instagram @lisamariewrites4food and Twitter @cornish_conklin.

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