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Cats for Adoption: Get Your Lap Ready For These Adult Cats


These four adults are looking for a lap in need of a cat! They have some pretty hard luck stories too, and came through it all with their sweetness intact.

What most people say they want when they adopt a cat is what we call a “lap cat”—a snuggly cat who will curl up on your lap and purr. If that’s what you want, and right now, then the cats you want to look at are adult cats who are known lap snugglers. Kittens may settle on your lap now and then, but kittens have an agenda, and they change as they grow. Adult cats are pretty settled into their personality, so if their foster person tells you they like to snuggle on laps, you know it’s the truth.

Here is what his foster says of Jake:

My name is Jake and I already know that I love you! In fact, I pretty much love everyone. Giving hugs and kisses is my favorite way to greet people to show them how much I love them. I’m a two year old boy who likes to play with toys, other kitties, people of all ages (kids are great!) and let’s not forget taking long walks around the house together. Do you like to read or watch TV? Because I like to nap on your lap while you do that after a long day of frolicking and being silly. I’m such a lover that I couldn’t stop snuggling long enough for a photograph! Finally, after I got enough loving, I understood that I needed to pose for a few photos so YOU could see me and maybe fall in love with me, too.



Jamie was found in a cardboard box trying to stay warm in frigid temperatures. He is sweet and loves attention. He can be shy at first but warms up quickly. He is neutered, up to date on shots and microchipped. He is six years old and friendly with other cats. He loves to hang out with his foster mom and sleep on her bed.



Dasher was an owner surrender to a local vets office right before Christmas. They wanted to euthanize him. He is 12 years old and declawed. Very personable cat.

Can you imagine someone doing that? And Dasher’s adoption fee is sponsored!



Meet Candy. A beautiful orange and white female cat around 3 years old! She is very easy going and laid back. Loves other cats. Hasn’t been around dogs. She’s been in foster for a while and would love a home to call her own.

Really, these four know what they’re missing. They were abandoned or unwanted, but Pittsburgh C.A.T. fosters rescued them and they are ready for a new life. They are spayed, have their shots and are ready to go! Visit Pittsburgh C.A.T. on Facebook to fill out an application.

Amazon Wish Lists

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The Amazon Wish List for our group’s foster kittens.

Many rescuers pay out of pocket for veterinary care and food but the costs of raising even the average litter of four healthy kittens is more than many people have, and many rescues have greater needs. Pittsburgh CAT has a number of wish lists that include foods for feeding neo-natal kittens like KMR, and other lists that include the best kitten foods, adult cat foods, food and materials for feral cats, and preferred toys and litter.

Pittsburgh CAT Wish List:

2015 Foster Cat/Kitten Wish List:

Winter Kitten Wish List!

Fall Wishlist for Fosters/Ferals!

Food For Foster Kittens:

Our Groups Foster Kittens!

Can’t adopt? Foster! Can’t foster? Donate or volunteer.

There are so many ways you can help cats who need homes and care. You may not have room to adopt another cat, but can foster a cat or kitten for a few weeks. If not that, you can volunteer at a shelter or with a rescue, or donate. You do this because you love your cat, and by doing so you help all cats. No matter which of these actions you take, you help to save a life, and make life better for all cats.

  • Adopt one of the cats I’ve posted here, or from any shelter or rescue near you, or from Petfinder, to open up a space for another cat to be rescued and fostered.
  • Offer to foster cats or kittens for a shelter or rescue near you.
  • Volunteer at a shelter or rescue.
  • Find a group of volunteers who work with homeless cats and help them with their efforts.
  • Donate to a shelter or rescue near you.

If you can foster kittens or adults cats to help prepare them for a forever home, please run to your nearest shelter and find a cat who needs you! Anyone can help with this effort at any level, even if all you do is donate to a shelter or rescue so they can help to pay for the food or medications needed for their foster, or the spay/neuter/veterinary care during a clinic.

Need to know more? Read Fostering for Your Shelter and Fostering Saves Lives

Browse some rescued cats and kittens—browse here or visit PittsburghCAT!

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Gallery view of Pittsburgh CAT cats for adoption.

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