Featured Cats


Featured Cat available for adoption at Cat Depot18 months and still waiting 

Is it my turn? For the Internet thing? Okay, let me fix my fur so I look pretty.

I'm Shelby. I'm four years old, and I have been in the shelter system almost all my life. I came to Cat Depot in 2013 as a transfer from Animal Services. I had been there for so long everyone hoped a change of scenery would help me cheer up and get adopted, and it seemed to work. I got a home after just a couple of months at Cat Depot. Joy!

Then, disaster struck. Things happened in my new person's life, and I was returned to Cat Depot in June. June 2014, that is. I've been here ever since.

When the humans said it was June 2015 I thought it would have to be my turn, it had been another whole year, but nothing happened and no one came for me. Now 2015 is almost over. I don't want to spend another year here!

It has been so long since I had a family I can barely remember what it's like. You know, the little things, like having a person of my own that will pet me. Being loved.

Don't get me wrong, the people here at Cat Depot do their best, but there are so many cats and never enough time for me.

I used to hide on the catio, because I like sitting in the sun. After all the time here I'm sure you understand - I'm know the visitors won't care about me, so why bother? Now they've moved me to an office to make sure I will be seen and it's nice in a way not to have to compete with so many other cats. On the other hand, I'm lonely. I sit by the door and meow, hoping someone will come in to pet me. Sometimes they do, but they leave so quickly again.

I'm a good cat. I'm still young. I'll love you, I'll talk to you and snuggle with you. I'll greet you by the door every day when you come home. Would you please give me a chance?


Featured Cat available for adoption at Cat Depot

Available: Unconditional Love

Excuse me, would you by any chance be interested in unconditional love? Because, well, I have some.

Let me introduce myself: I'm Misty. I'm almost seven years old, which is a perfect age in my opinion. I'm mature enough not to cause trouble, yet young enough to play, or stay up with you to watch TV. I would love to fill your life with love and charm!

I have been at Cat Depot for almost a year - I arrived here December 13th last year. I can't understand why no one has brought me home.

Isn't my fluffy coat beautiful? I think it complements my green eyes. Imagine how cute I would look with a matching collar! Maybe it's because I spend so much time on the catio. Maybe people don't go out there and see me. I just love sitting out there, watching the world and feeling the wind in my hair.

I love attention, and every day when you come home I will greet you with a graceful dance before we settle in to cuddle. Come visit me! I'm in Jack and Lucy's place at Cat Depot. I'll be waiting.

Dolly, cat with skills and manners seeking new home

House cat with impeccable skills and manners seeks loving home.

Dear Prospective New Family,

I am seeking a home that is in need of a house cat with impeccable skills and manners. My owner passed away and my current residence is Cat Depot. But this is just a temporary address for me.

As you can see by my resume, my talents are numerous. My qualifications include lap sitter, leg warmer, bug catcher, computer screen duster and master couch lounger. Not only am I fun to have around, I am very resourceful and I can help with chores. When you are working on the computer, I’m more than happy to help you press the keys. Or I can just keep your keyboard warm. When you are reading the newspaper, I’m a great page keeper and I act as a paper weight so stray breezes don’t blow your paper around. Oh, and I love the comics section – Garfield is my favorite!

I have many talents to help you through your daily routine and you will still have plenty of time to nap with me afterwards. You will wonder how you ever managed without me.

I believe that my skills and experience are purr-fectly suited for the position of house cat/human assistant. And my ability to work a room will be a definite asset to your household. I am only four years old and I have so much to offer.

I hope that you will consider my application for residence. I can provide references if you need them. I promise I will not let you down.

Sincerely, Dolly

A ray of sunshine whenever you need it!

Sonny is a ray of sunshine. He is friendly and affectionate and always ready to greet you at the door. According to Sonny, gentle chin scratches make the world go round.

This laid-back gentleman also loves helping out with computers, and here at Cat Depot he keeps a watchful eye on all documents and office equipment. He knows that his good looks will get him far, but matches his handsome appearance with a loving demeanor.

He always has a sunny disposition, but is best in a home without other cats.


Yoyo, lovely lady longing for home

Still waiting after all these years


Beautiful Yoyo came to us the first time in February 2012 when she was transferred from another shelter. She was adopted, but returned to us after about a year, and has been waiting for her special person since. She is extremely affectionate and loves being the center of attention.

Yoyo looks forward to her daily brushing and even uses the brush to groom herself. Stop in to visit this friendly girl. She just might melt your heart!


Koda longs to go home

Loving gentleman searching for that special someone


Meow? You can see me, right? Even though I'm black? I'm worried I might disappear into the background. You see me? Okay, good.

I'm Koda. I don't look for much in life, just a roof over my head, some tasty food, and someone to love. 

The humans here at Cat Depot say my fur is super-soft, so once you start petting me you'll want to continue. I'm very fond of being gently scratched behind my ears, and once we get to know each other I'll like to rub my head against yours.

Being here isn't bad, I have a nice room, toys, and food, but I would like to go home soon. I just have to figure out where home is. Could it be with you?

Wanted: quiet home with snuggles

Wanted: quiet home with snuggles

My name is Sushi. I'm still a young cat myself - barely two years old - but I still came to Cat Depot as a pregnant mom. I gave birth to five beautiful kittens and took in one more abandoned, motherless baby, raising him like my own. I'm very proud to say all my kittens found furever homes.

Now it's just me. It has been a long time since my children left, and I am lonely. I have a huge heart and so much love to give.

I admit, I can be shy at first and that's probably why people don't notice me. I'm also petite, so I guess I'm hard to find. Look around the suite and you'll find me curled up, quietly observing everything.

I'm looking for a quiet home where I can relax and feel safe. If you have patience with me I promise I will open up to you. What do you say? I'm looking for that special person who will give me a chance and love me for who I am. 


Shelby, over four years and counting

Shelby, over four years and counting


I'm Shelby. I came to Cat Depot from Sarasota Animal Services because I was their longest resident and the humans thought I needed a change of scenery. It seemed as if they were right, because I was adopted within a month, and I was so happy to finally have a home of my own.

Then it happened. My new human couldn't care for me anymore, and I was returned to Cat Depot. I've been here ever since. I am calm and quiet, and I think this makes me overlooked by visitors. It's difficult to compete.

I love lounging in the sun on the catio, and I like watching TV. Maybe if you like watching TV too we could do it together? I also enjoy chin-scratches. I don't need much and I won't be any trouble, I promise!

Tiggy offers enchanting character and exotic good looks

Exotic good looks and enchanting character 

Hi there!

I'm Tiggy, an Egyptian Mau from Kuwait currently seeking a new residence. Cat Depot is nice, but after a while staying in a hotel you just want to go home, even if it's a nice hotel with room service!

I have an extensive resume. I speak English, Spanish, and Arabic, but the humans around me only seem to hear "Meow" no matter how much I talk. I suspect they're not really paying attention.

While I have a history as a globetrotting kitty with a passport, I would love to settle down with a family of my own. I have many talents. I am loyal and unique, I can warm your chair, talk to you so you don't feel lonely, help you as you go about your day, and take a nap for you so you don't have to be sleepy. Amongst other things, of course.

Would you come visit me? Maybe be my own human? I'm waiting at Cat Depot. Ask for Tiggy, I can't wait to meet you!

Gracie is waiting at Cat Depot for her forever home.

Quietly Waiting

I’m Gracie and I’m a special needs kitty. I’ve heard people say that might be the reason why I’m still here after almost a year. But I’m not sure why there’s anything wrong with having special needs. My special needs are food, water and love. Isn’t that what all of the kitties here want?
I do have to take medication so I don’t have seizures and the other kitties in my suite don’t have to take any. Is that why I’m special? 
I also sometimes work in the Welcome Center greeting people. Maybe that’s why I’m special.
I’m very good at leash walking. I guess that’s special.
I’m quiet and I never cause any trouble. How special is that?
Now that I think about it – I AM special! 
I would think that there are plenty of people out there who are looking for a very special girl who is smart, talented, sweet and looking for love. My medication has nothing to do with my purrsonality. So why am I still waiting for my forever home? 
Midnight is at Cat Depot waiting for her forever home

Special and Unique Little Girl

My name is Midnight. I’m sure I got that name because my fur is as black as night. 
Yes, I’m another black kitty looking for a home. Sigh. We always seem to be the last kitties to find homes. People come to visit, but they always go right to the pretty tabbies and calicos. I just sit in my corner, dark and unnoticed. 
Every once in a while, there is a visitor who walks and in makes a beeline towards me. Those are the special people. I like those people very much. They are rare – but they are definitely out there.
The special humans see past our dark fur. Instead of just seeing a black blob, they notice our eyes – gold, green, flecked or speckled. They look at our noses and the pads of our paws – black, pink, grey, spotted or not. They see our ears – pointy, tipped, crinkled or notched. And they check out our whiskers – black, white, both, straight or curled. These are the people who take in the subtle differences in our coats. Yes, there are even different shades of black. And different undercoats. Take a look – you don’t know what you are missing!
We may be black kitties, but each of us is unique. I, myself, am unique. I could tell you about my eyes, nose, whiskers and paws. But I think that you need to experience them for yourself. Are you one of those special people? I’m one of those special kitties – come visit me and take in all my uniqueness.


Cat Depot featured kitty, Misty

Dancing Her Way Into Your Heart

Hello - my name is Misty (actually it was Misty II since there was another Misty here when I arrived, but I’m the only one here now). I usually sit by the door to my suite so that everyone passing by can admire my beautiful grey fur coat. Once you get past my elegant beauty, you will see just how friendly and loving I am. I love to weave in and out of visitors’ legs. I’m quite the dancer, you know – I can twirl and dip with the best of them! Is it any wonder that “Dancing with the Stars” is my favorite show?
I’m looking for a dance partner who will sweep me off my paws and take me to my forever home. I will provide you with unconditional love and hours of good-looking company. You will definitely want to show me off to your friends! All I ask in return is that you help me maintain my good looks by brushing my long tresses and making sure that all of my accessories coordinate with my gorgeous green eyes. 

If you get to know me you will see that I’m a beautiful kitty both inside and out. I know that we could create a beautiful dance together.
Shelby is waiting at Cat Depot for her Forever Home

Let's Make Lemonade!

I’m Shelby and life has given me many lemons. I have been living in shelters for such a long time and I try to keep my spirits up (gotta make that lemonade!), but at times it is so hard. My sweet, unassuming demeanor and low-key personality often get me overlooked. I admit that I won’t be the one to approach you for attention, but give me a scratch under my chin and I’m all yours. 
I am very good company. I love watching television – so grab the popcorn and settle in for movie night and I will be right by your side. I don’t ask for much. Just a chance to make your day a little better…and as a result, that will make my day great!  
Look into my beautiful green eyes and let me melt your heart and bring love into our life. I know I am capable of warming your lap and bringing you joy. We can even make that lemonade – together!

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