Cats for Adoption: A Bunch of Tabbies Ready to Go!

Lucy and Desi
Lucy and Desi

Before we get any deeper into kitten season, let’s look at a few seriously adoptable adult kitties—five beautiful tabbies ready to go! Adopting adult cats is always a wise choice. Their purr-sonalities are pretty stable so you know if you’re getting a lap kitty or a play-all-day whirlwind, less likely to get into things, and often ready to just move in and be part of your life. And they are often overlooked in shelters and rescues, not because there’s anything wrong with them, but because kittens are so darned cute! Adults can be cute too, but not like kittens. But kittens take a lot of time in that first year, where adult cats are kind of ready right out of the box, or carrier. So before we are overloaded with cute kittens, let’s look at a few unique adult cats, all tabbies, and see what you think.

Remember that all these cats were rescued, either right off the street, or shelter surrenders who might have been in peril in the shelter and were surrendered to Pittsburgh C.A.T. because we have the time and foster homes to care for cats who are ill and need medication, or who might simply be frightened in the shelter and hard to handle. You help us save a life when you adopt one of these adults, because that gives us space to help even more cats.

Lucy and Desi (pictured above)

These sweeties are Lucy and Desi. A bonded pair that would love to be adopted together. Both are 4 year old total love bugs. Purring machines that love to held and fussed over. Seem to be fine with other cats and GREAT with dogs.




Ahoy!! My name is Thor, and I’m the man of the house! I get along with other cats very well, but I do not like dogs. They say that I’ve had a rough past, one that no kitty should have to endure. After all that, I absolutely love to be petted and cuddled with! And although I may not lay on your lap, I will keep your feet warm for hours.

I will be very shy at first, but once I trust you I’m a complete love bug! I love to follow my foster mom around, and I’ll give lots and lots of loving head-butts in exchange for pets! And then, I’ll lay down right by you and snooze. I do this really cool thing that mom calls “growl talking” while I’m purring and wanting head butts. I truly am a character! Mom said I look sad a lot, and she wishes she knew why. Maybe because of my unknown past? I’m not sure? Deep down in my heart, I believe my expressions may change, when I find that one true place called home, where I can be the king of the house, and love you forever!

Thomas and Tori

Thomas and Tori
Thomas and Tori

Warning: These two MAY have been involved in the Great Paper Towel Massacre of May 2016 but they’re not talking! (They look pretty guilty, though. At least GUILTY OF KITTEN SNUGGLES!) Thomas & Tori are two delightful older kittens who were dropped off with us in a roaster box, along with six other cats. All six of those cats have been adopted, but Thomas & Tori are still waiting for their forever home, and we’re mystified as to why! Thomas is friendly, playful, affectionate, and likes to snuggle with the older boy in his forever home. He’ll come running when his foster mom calls his name! He likes other cats, and tolerates the cat-friendly dog in his foster home.

Tori is sweet, loving, curious, and playful. She can be a bit more shy, but she’s turned into a lap cat with her foster mom, and likes to jump up into her lap on the couch or climb onto her chest in bed. She likes other cats and loves the dog in her foster home.

These two do NOT have to adopted together. We hope you’ll consider adopting one of these amazing kitties and giving them a forever home. As always, you can apply to adopt Thomas or Tori by submitting our application form, below.

How to adopt these tabbies ready to go!

All cats are available through Pittsburgh C.A.T. They are spayed or neutered, up to date on all vaccines, test negative for FIV/FeLV unless otherwise noted, and may be shy at first but are completely socialized to living with humans. Pittsburgh C.A.T. has an adoption application and requires veterinary checks on records of current/prior pets of all species and landlord checks if the applicant rents. If you are interested in any of these cats or other cats from Pittsburgh C.A.T., it all begins with the adoption application:

Can’t adopt right now but you’d like to help Pittsburgh C.A.T.? Read on!

Amazon Wish Lists

amazon wish list for kittens
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!

cats and kittens
Gallery view of Pittsburgh CAT cats for adoption.

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