Featured Cats

Linus, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Handsome and well-dressed boy seeks family


Hi there, human! It's a purrleasure to meet you. My name is Linus, and I'm waiting for someone just like you.

Let me introduce myself. I'm five years old and always well dressed in my tuxedo. I walk with a swagger, and the humans here at Cat Depot say my tail looks like a teapot. I don't know about that - it's a tail.

If you give me a chance, I'll entertain you for hours. I'm friendly, outgoing, soft, and I love exploring. You'll often find me patrolling the corridors at Cat Depot, making sure everything stays the way it's supposed to be. 

When I'm not looking for company or playing, I enjoy a good nap. This is my favorite napping position:

Linus, adoptable cat at Cat Depot










I'm sometimes concerned the other cats - and people - will think less of me because of the way I walk. Don't be fooled - I can run if I want to. It's a swagger, it's a good thing. 

Linus, adoptable cat at Cat DepotHere I am in my Halloween costume.

See, I can make you smile all day long. And keep you company. And purr. Come see me!





Chamomile, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Shy and sweet girl needs a furever purrson


I can't remember how I ended up walking the streets alone, but I was very hungry, foraging for food. I smelled something delicious and followed my nose, and before I knew it, I was caught in a trap.

It didn't seem like good luck at the time, it was quite scary, but it was probably the best thing that could happen to me. The trap belonged to Cat Depot and kind volunteers brought me to the cat care clinic to be spayed.

Being in the clinic was all sorts of good. I felt safe, warm, comfortable, not hungry... I surprised everyone by going into labor. I was so petite no one suspected I carried kittens. 

I delivered a family of joy and my children and I went to a foster home where I could raise my kittens in peace and quiet.

Children grow so fast, and my babies were soon big enough to be 'dopted. I was still wary of humans and spent a long time at Cat Depot, getting used to people. They sent me to Nate's Honor Ranch to work on my social skills, reasoning meeting more kind humans would help me overcome my fear of strangers.

I was there for almost a year, and now I'm back at Cat Depot. I get special care to help me gain confidence, and I have the best roommate. His name is Linus. He walks a little funny, but I adore him. I follow him everywhere, because he makes me feel safe. If someone were to give me a home for the holidays I think I'd be okay on my own, but I would love to be adopted together with Linus. He's so brave.

~ Chamomile ~

Cupo, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

My name is Lexington, and do I have a story for you!

I lived in South Carolina together with a lot of kitty friends when it started to rain.

That's not all that special. It rains all the time, right? 

Well, this time it didn't stop. The water rose all around us and the house flooded. We finally had nowhere to go but the roof, and the water was getting close there too!

I thought that was it. Most of us cats can swim, at least for a while, but we were already exhausted, and there was nowhere to swim to.

Imagine my surprise when a group of humans came to rescue us - in a boat!

We were wet and miserable, but alive. My friends and I got care and were put in cages in a huge vehicle. They drove for a long time, seemed like forever, and didn't stop until the middle of the night.

We had arrived to Cat Depot in Florida. All of us were sick. I spent several months at Cat Depot's medical department, being pampered by the techs and veterinarians. I'm still waiting for my furever home, but that's okay. I'm alive, dry, and have a good life here. Much better than drowning on a roof.

Would you be interested in giving me a home? I'm very sweet. Come see me.

Cupo, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Hi there, it is purrsome to meet you.

My name is Cupo, and I am a laid-back two-year-old in dire need of a home.

I say dire need, because my life thus far has had unpleasant moments, and I really look forward to a place where I could settle in and feel safe.

Let me back up a bit, to December last year. I was barely a year old and thought my life would be over before it even started. I roamed the streets of Sarasota, starving, with an injured eye and a broken jaw. Humans from Animal Services picked me up and that was scary too. I didn't know their intentions, and I was in bad shape, unable to care for myself.

I couldn't believe my luck when they took me to Cat Depot. I was in a room filled with vets and other humans with gentle hands and kind voices. They made the pain go away and fed me. I needed time to heal, but eventually made it to a pod with other kitties.

Life here is really awesome, especially compared to being alone on the street, but the other cats have told me about a place called home. I can't remember if I ever had one, but they make it sound wonderful.

They say home is a place with soft places to sleep, kind humans who keep coming back for you and take care of you, and food, toys, and treats. Kind of like Cat Depot, but it's a place to live furever, and you get to know your purrson really well.

I would love to try that.

I like gentle head-rubs and I'll give kisses. Because of my past I can be a bit nervous if you touch me all over my body, I hope you understand. I could probably get used to it, but I need someone to be patient and respect me when I say no. I also enjoy long naps, especially if I can be somewhere up high.

Would you give me a chance? I am so ready to start a new chapter in my life.

Oscar, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Sweet gentleman seeks residence


Good afternoon, human.

It is a pleasure to meet you. May I sniff your hand?

My name is Oscar. I am a soft and gentle nine-year-old boy, and the reason I'm writing to you is that I require housing. I am closing in on a full year at Cat Depot, and I am more than ready to move to a home of my own.

Since I am a cat, I am unable to offer monetary compensation as rent. I have other qualities I'm sure you will appreciate. I am for instance good at purring, I am affectionate, and I will greet you when you arrive to our domicile.

I am a great listener and would enjoy keeping you company. 

As we get to know each other, don't be surprised if I rub up against your legs and wrap my tail over you. To us cats, that is almost the same thing as holding hands.

The human who took this photo said I pose like a star. I'm not sure what that means, but I feel she captured my regal look quite well.

I look forward to hearing from you. My address is Mark's Place at Cat Depot. You will find me waiting for you at the door; my bags are packed and I am ready to depart. If I'm not by the door I may have given up for the day, in which case I can be found on the catio.


Stardust, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Chatty snuggle-bunny seeks purrson to call her own


Hi everyone, I'm Amber.

I got the name from my beautiful coat and eyes. The humans here say most orange tabbies are boys, but I'm a girl, and that makes me extra special.

I like being special. Who wouldn't? 

I also like napping. There's something about curling up in a soft and warm bed... And food. My roommate says it's easy to train me to do things, because I'm so food motivated I'll do almost anything for a snack. 

In the mornings I try to entice everyone passing by my room to come in and feed me. The humans pretend not to see or understand, but eventually I get my breakfast.

Another thing I enjoy is, you won't believe this: work. I can watch humans work all day long. 

I used to try to watch from the computer keyboard, but my roommate has taught me to sit next to her in the chair, so we can work together. She talks to people on the phone and write on the computer while petting me, and I can supervise her for hours.

She never sits still for that long, but I could.

In my opinion, I should have a pone of my own, because I really like to chat. If I were to live with you in your home I'd meet you every day and tell you all about what happened outside the windows. After that I'd love to snuggle. Company and snuggles are even better than naps!

My human roommate here at Cat Depot says I can be a little shy when you first meet me, but it only lasts for a few seconds. After that I become too curious and just have to see what's going on. Once I know you I'll rub my head against you and try to get as much cuddling in as I can.

I'm in one of the offices on the adoption's floor. Just turn right when you come in from the store and you'll see me. Come visit!

Stardust, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Dependable diva is ready to go home


Are you in need of a new furry friend who will always be there to brighten your day? Look no further, I am your girl.

I'm Stardust, a trustworthy six-year-old who loves chin and cheek rubs. Everyone who spends time petting me ends up becoming one of my best friends.

I came to Cat Depot almost a year ago after being found as a stray by Animal Services. I stay in the back with the humans, which I like because I get lots of one-on-one attention.

I'd really like to get out of here though. I'm not looking for much - just a purrson to cuddle who will make sure I always have enough toys. And food, because I really enjoy eating. In fact, I'm a plus-sized model.

I'm not too famous yet, so we won't have to worry about fending off the paparazzi for now. Although it seems inevitable for the future, because like my name suggests, I was born to be a star.

I guess I should mention I'm not all that fond of other cats. I need a house without other cats where I can have my human's attention all to myself. Some may say that makes me a diva, and I'm fine with that label.

Stardust ready for the OscarsWhat else... I love to play and run around when I'm in the right mood. I enjoy playing with feather and string toys. I like to pounce on a toy and then hold it with my paws. Not trying to brag, but I have a really good grip and sometimes the purrson I'm playing with has trouble prying the toy out of my paws.

Besides eating, modeling, and playing I also enjoy naps.

I'm really smart too. My high IQ makes me talkative, just wait until you hear my loud purrs and meows. You're going to fall in love.  

Winkin, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Handsome Gentleman Opens Up


Hello friends, how are you?

My name is Winkin. There is a lot I could tell you about myself, but I've mulled it over and compiled the most important details for you.

I am four years and five months old. I came to Cat Depot in June and I've been staying in one of the office rooms in the back, because I have a bit of a neurological issue. It causes my head to tilt, and the humans told me I'd be safer staying back there with them.

I would definitely classify myself as a shy cat. I took a couple personality tests on the computer one day when my desk-mate was away, and they all said I'm an introvert. I agree to an extent.

You see, I might not always come right up to someone I don't know, but if humans come to me, I will gladly spend time with them. I will admit, when I first came here, I hid under the desk for a month and half. Things still scare me, but once I warm up to you, I could lie on your lap for hours.

I'd just like to reiterate: I like laps. It's so nice to sprawl out on a human's lap while they hold me, it makes me feel so safe. I get sad when they have to leave, but I'm hoping to find a patient purrson who I can trust to always come back and spend time with me at the end of the day.

If you like well-behaved kitties, I'm your guy. I'm gentle and affectionate, and I've heard through the grapevine that I'm easy on the eyes.

If you'd like to learn more about me, please come see me so we can chat. Remember that I'm in the back, so you might have to ask one of the humans to bring you to me. Just tell them you're here to see Winkin, the cute and extraordinarily handsome black and white cat. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone!


Bernard, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Humans are finally giving me the opportunity to share my story with the world. I cannot contain my excitement right now - I'm going to be famous!

I'm Bernard and I am two years old. I came to Cat Depot almost a year ago after being found as a stray. You might have seen my face before, because I was runner up in the election for Meow Mayor. I'm not bitter about losing. I am proud of Carmen, but I think it might have been rigged.

I am a happy guy. I like all my roommates here in the FIV+ pod, and the people are nice too. I have made so many friends during my stay. 

My favorite part about being here is the kitty door, leading to the lanai. I like being in touch with nature, so I really enjoy going outside to get some fresh air and sunbathe a bit. I love to sit on the ledge of the catio and get some sun on my fur. When it's not too hot, of course.

Even though I am happy here, I think I could be even happier if I found a furever home. I am definitely social, but I think I would like to start a new chapter of my life in a nice, quiet home. With a lanai.

What else... Have you seen my nose? I've been told it's pretty cute. My fur is a buff color, but my nose is light brown. That's based on hearsay, I can't actually see my own nose. Hope the humans aren't making this up!

I know my purrson is out there somewhere, and I hope this message helps me find them. Feel free to stop by and see how sweet and gentle I am. I promise you will not be disappointed. I am more than ready to shower some affection on my new purrson!

Kurtie, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Affectionate girl longs for love and attention

Greetings, humans! Kurtie's the name, and I'm so happy to meet you.

I am seven years old and came to Cat Depot after my owner got sick and couldn't take care of me anymore. I am super social with my cat friends, and gentle with my human friends.

I am very low maintenance. I don't need a bunch of toys or treats to keep me happy. All I really need is a soft blanket and a nice human to give me lots of attention. I can't think of anything better than getting a good pet and spending time with my purrson. If I'm being honest, I would be content just having some good company, so I don't have to spend my days alone.

I am comfortable with silence. But, I mean, if your hand is in my vicinity, it's pretty much a guarantee that I'm going to nudge it with my nose until you pet me. Just rub my head and chest and I'll be happy. I promise not to be too annoying about it.

Next time you come to Cat Depot, please stop by Maloney's and see me! I'll be waiting, in one of the cubbies probably. Come spend some time with me, give me a good head rub, and maybe take me home with you if things work out!

Featured Cat available for adoption at Cat DepotMeow! I'm Mystery. 

Humans said I'd get a chance to introduce myself to the world. This is so exciting!

I am eleven years young and came to Cat Depot in October when my purrson went to hospice care. During my months here I have become a volunteer favorite. I am very helpful, and I love sitting on people. 

I'm hoping to find a home where my lap-sitting skills will be appreciated. I'm calm and I like to hang out. Maybe we can watch TV, or I can help you with whatever you like to do? I don't take up  much room, I really don't, I just need somewhere to put my bed. In return, I will give all my love.

Come see me. I've been at Cat Depot for many long months, and I am more than ready to go home.



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