Featured Cats

Lela (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)Lela (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie) - Black and White, 1 to 5 years, Short hair, female
Lela is loving being inside again, after having been on her own for almost a year. A neighbour noticed her wandering about but assumed she was someone's pet. When winter came and Lela was still outside most of the time, this kind woman began feeding her. Lela was easy to catch; she came right to us, a sure sign that she wanted a real home again. Lela is quite responsive to loving, and is so grateful to be warm and cared for. Consider giving this beauty a home again. Lela does NOT seem to be particularly fond of other cats though, so she would be best as the only pet in the home. Be prepared for some love nips too! Lela is 4 3/4 years old.
Sabrina (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)Sabrina (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie) - Black and White, 1 to 5 years, Short hair, female
Sabrina is 2 years old and is a local stray. She is now thoroughly enjoying human attention. Sabrina is a bit shy at first but, once you win her trust, Sabrina relaxes and allows you to pet her and scratch her ears. She doesn't like being picked up though - yet. We have seen that attitude change many times. So . . . Sabrina needs YOUR help to find a new, forever home where she can continue to build her confidence.
Brodie (in foster care but available for adoption)Brodie (in foster care but available for adoption) - Grey, 6 months to 1 year, Long hair, male
In the urban dictionary's definition, Brodie means "The Man", a really caring, loyal friend who is good looking and active. We are just beginning to understand our Brodie's personality. He is from a house that had 60+ cats, so he is somewhat shy. He allows you to pet him and scratch his ears, but he is timid about closer forms of contact right now. We feel confident that Brodie will relax and become "The Man" once he is into the right home, where he will realize that he is well loved and that he will be cared for throughout the remainder of his life. Give Brodie a chance, won't you? This handsome fellow is 1 3/4 years old and is microchipped.
Pooh (in foster care but available for adoption)Pooh (in foster care but available for adoption) - Tabby, 1 to 5 years, Short hair, male
Pooh is a 1 3/4 year old stray who came from the Georgina area. When he first arrived, he was quite terrified and anti-social. Since he has been in foster care though, this young man has come out of himself. Pooh definitely prefers women to men; he just doesn't seem to want anything to do with a man. He used to head butt his foster mom and sleep with her every night. He loves being petted, but is still a bit skittish. Every now and then, Pooh will swat you - not using his claws - a love smack perhaps? Pooh probably wouldn't be the best boy to adopt if you have young children, but he is good around other cats.
Snooky (in foster but available for adoption)Snooky (in foster but available for adoption) - Black, 5 to 10 years, Short hair, male
Snooky is 6 3/4 years old and has been with us for quite a while. He was originally a feral born rescue who was extremely fearful of people. Not anymore! Now, Snooky is affectionate and friendly. Snooky is great with other cats. This sweet boy deserves to know what a real home is all about. Maybe YOU can find it in your heart to welcome him into yours? Snooky has a skin irritation that can easily be treated. Just ask us about it.
Bylow (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)Bylow (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie) - Black, 1 to 5 years, Short hair, male
Bylow is 3 3/4 years of age and loves to watch people come and go. He will usually brush against your leg so that you pet him. He has soft fur and warm, intelligent eyes. Bylow keeps his slim physique by working out daily on our wheel. Try to catch him in action; he stops occasionally to make eye contact with you. Bylow has been with us quite awhile; he came in as an unwanted cat. How sad as he is a lovely boy. You can't necessarily pick up Bylow, but he does want to be near you. Isn't that enough?
Skrinkle (at shelter on Hart  Dr., Barrie)Skrinkle (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie) - Grey, 1 to 5 years, Short hair, male
Skrinkle is a 4 3/4 year old stray who was brought in to us, but whose owners were found before he was adopted out. Sadly, his owners surrendered him to us several months later because he was having a problem consistently using his litter box. We had him checked, and the poor boy had crystals. Skrinkle was put on a urinary kibble and, when he was checked this week, there were NO CRYSTALS. Skrinkle has been faithfully using a covered litter box for at least a month now, so . . . Skrinkle is 100% ready to be adopted! He is such a darling. Skrinkle is sweet-tempered and gentle. He flips onto his back so that you will rub his belly. He just doesn't like you massaging his declawed front paws - he nips - or picking him up. When he was out as a stray for several months, he was beaten up and, due to a bad tail injury, one of his vertebrae is raised. As long as his tail isn't pulled and he is given Glucosamine daily, our vet assures us that he will be fine. Let's give this big boy a quiet home with no other pets or young chilren, ok?
Maxfield (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)Maxfield (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie) - Grey, 1 to 5 years, Long hair, male
Maxfield is a 3 year old stray from the Georgina area whom no one claimed. We decided to give this gorgeous guy a chance here in Barrie. Maxfield gives head butts to get your attention and thoroughly enjoys being held. In addition, he is quite the chatterbox, especially if he thinks you might have food for him. Maxfield does NOT particularly like other cats, however, so he should really be the sole pet in the home. Maxfield also demonstrates some "catitude" from time to time in the way of nips and swats. He just wants to assert himself as the alpha.
Argentina (foster care but can be adopted)Argentina (foster care but can be adopted) - Grey, 1 to 5 years, Short hair, male
Argentina is a 5 year old stray with an unusual taupe coloured tabby coat. He is long and lean but he isn't mean. Instead, he loves to have you pet him and/or pick him up. Argentina lets you know he is happy by purring away contentedly. He is also very playful but, when he has had enough of that activity or of human loving, Argentina will give a little love nip and walk away. Does he sound like a good fit for YOUR home? He is neutered and up-to-date with his shots and says he will get in a carrier whenever you are ready. He has recently had a full mouth extraction, but that simply means he needs to eat lots of wet food.
Guiness (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)Guiness (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie) - Black, 1 to 5 years, Short hair, male
Guiness is just 5 years old and has lived almost his entire life at our shelter. He and 20 other kittens were left in 3 carriers at our back door during the pouring rain. Some of the other cats have been adopted, but Guiness is patiently waiting for HIS person to come along. He is a sweet boy and loves to be petted. Guiness would prefer NOT to be picked up though. Guiness tends to have some wheezing issues, but he is in good health apart from that. And, Guiness gets along well with other cats. Don't you think it's time Guiness went to a real home of his own?
Rose (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)Rose (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie) - Tabby, 5 to 10 years, Short hair, female
Rose is 6 1/2 years old and is a feral born rescue. When we first got her, she wouldn't let anyone near her. Now, however, Rose will rub up against you and get herself into the cutest positions when you pet her. She still isn't used to being picked up, but does that really matter? Rose is sweet and has lots of love to share. She has NEVER experienced a real home. Isn't it time that Rose does?!
Dallas (in foster care but available for adoption)Dallas (in foster care but available for adoption) - Black and White, 5 to 10 years, Short hair, male
Dallas is a 5 3/4 year old baby. He loves to be loved and soaks it all up and asks for more. You can pet him, scratch his ears, pick him up . . . Dallas will be a very happy boy who purrs his thanks. He was a Georgina stray that was never claimed or adopted. Let's find this fine cat a home in the Barrie area, ok? You will have an incredible fur companion for life!
Kismet (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)Kismet (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie) - Black and White, 5 to 10 years, Medium hair, female
Kismet is 7 3/4 years old and is Shauna's mother. The two of them and Kismet's hubby used to hang out behind a fish and chips restaurant in Angus. We had a donation box there and, one day, received a call asking if we would take the fur family. We did. Kismet's hubby has passed on, but Kismet is still going strong. She is still rather shy, but she will let you pet her. Kismet gets along well with other cats. Kismet deserves a home where she can feel like the most important cat in the world. How about YOUR home?
Sally (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)Sally (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie) - Tabby, 5 to 10 years, Short hair, female
Sally is 6 years of age. No one seems to remember her history, but she doesn't mind. Sally is very shy and tends to keep to herself. If you seek her out, you CAN pet her and even brush her. Sally is a gentle, quiet girl who would like a quiet, loving home. She hopes you won't mind that she doesn't like being picked up, but she promises to be a good girl. What do you think?
Fang (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)Fang (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie) - Black, 5 to 10 years, Short hair, male
Fang is 7 3/4 years old and has been with us for most of his life. He looks like he would be mean, but he is actually a very sweet boy. He loves pets and ear scratches and, though he likes to perch as high as possible, he doesn't like being picked up. Don't let his look fool you. Fang would make a gentle companion. He will require a fair bit of time, patience and love however, in order to adjust to a home.
Silver (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)Silver (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie) - Tabby, 1 to 5 years, Short hair, female
Silver is 3 3/4 years old and has had a full mouth extraction. That doesn't stop her from enjoying her food or life in general though. Silver is a sweet, gentle girl. She adores being petted and having her ears scratched, but she is afraid of being picked up. Perhaps in a home where she is lavished with one-on-one attention, that might change. Are YOU up to the challenge? Silver is good with other cats and MUST be adopted WITH another of our cats in order to have a smooth transition for her to her forever home.
Lillie (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)Lillie (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie) - Tabby, 5 to 10 years, Long hair, female
Lillie is 6 1/4 years old and has lived most of her life with us. She was originally a feral cat, but has slowly and steadily progressed. Lillie is now very friendly and loves to be petted. She will look up at you with her big eyes with a plea to give her some love. We wouldn't be at all surprised if she turned into a lap cat once she finds the right home. You can pick Lillie up, but not for long - yet. Let's get this little lady out of our shelter and into a home. How about YOURS?
Shelby (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)Shelby (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie) - Tortoise Shell, 5 to 10 years, Short hair, female
Shelby is a shy 6 1/2 year old dilute Torti that we have had her for several years. Once Shelby gets to know you, she will let you pet her. Don't be surprised if she runs away the first time you meet her though. She lacks self-confidence, but with the love and patience of the right person(s), Shelby has the potential to become more courageous. Shelby has had a full mouth extraction, but she still eats her fair share of food. Why not consider bringing Shelby home? It would be best for Shelby if she were adopted WITH another of our cats, OR if she went to a home that already has a friendly cat.
Hope (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)Hope (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie) - Tortoise Shell, 5 to 10 years, Medium hair, female
Hope is a little over 8 years old and has been with us a long time. No one is quite sure of her past, but rumour has it that she was a feral born rescue. Hope may not like to be picked up, but does she ever love to be petted. You no sooner touch her than her engine revs up and she is using your hand to ensure that all her favourite spots are rubbed. Hope will twist her head from side to side and move her body around for best petting vantage points! She is a beauty and just needs the right, patient person to bring even more loving and confidence out of her little body. At her age, Hope deserves to have the hope of a forever home. Let's turn that hope into a reality, ok?
Lexus (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)Lexus (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie) - Black and White, 5 to 10 years, Short hair, male
Lexus is just a little over 5 years old, and he and his brothers, Tippit and Theo, were feral born rescues. Lexus was terrified of human touch when he was first left at our back door but, over the years that he has been with us, he has learned to trust people. This fellow loves to be petted now and have his chin scratched. He is still nervous about being picked up though. Why don't we reward his hard work with a forever home? We would like Lexus adopted with Tippit. Having a companion will make the transition much easier for both boys.
Tippit (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)Tippit (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie) - Black and White, 5 to 10 years, Short hair, male
Tippit is a little over 5 years of age and has been at our shelter with his brothers, Lexus and Theo, since they were left as kittens at our back door. Tippit was fearful of humans initially, but with the daily love and care shown to him from our volunteers, he is now at the point where he welcomes pets and ear scratches. Tippit still isn't happy about being picked up though. Why don't we reward Tippit's progress by adopting him out with his brother, Lexus? The two tend to hang out together, and their transition to a home would be so much easier for them if they were together. The boys deserve this chance. FYI, Tippit has always had a cloudy left eye, but he still sees well.
Bella (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)Bella (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie) - Tortoise Shell, 1 to 5 years, Short hair, female
Bella is 5 years old and is a feral born rescue. It has taken her all of this time to get to the point where she is ready for a forever home. At first, she was wild - no one could come near her. Now, however, Bella rubs back and forth against your legs, looking for some pets and ear scratches. It is wonderful to see how she has blossomed. Bella really deserves a loving home now. How about YOURS? She will require a fair bit of time, love and patience to adjust to a home, but she can do it with YOUR help.
Stella (at shelter on Hart Dr. Barrie)Stella (at shelter on Hart Dr. Barrie) - Calico, 1 to 5 years, Short hair, female
Stella is 4 3/4 years old and was a feral born rescue. Like so many of our ferals, she wanted nothing to do with any of our volunteers for the longest while. Slowly, but surely however, that began to change. Stella realized that people wanted to help her, not hurt her. Now she will let you pet her but she is afraid of being picked up. Sudden movements and noises make her very skittish. Stella has the potential to blossom further; all she needs is the right home where she can be given the time to adjust. Perhaps YOUR home could be the right one for our beauty. Stella will have the most success if she is adopted WITH another of our cats, or if she goes to a home that already has a friendly cat.
Emma (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)Emma (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie) - Tabby, 5 to 10 years, Short hair, female
Emma is a feral born rescue who is just shy of her sixth birthday. She is a gentle, shy girl who takes a bit of coaxing before she will warm up to you. Emma is quite nervous about being picked up and will panic if you try. In the right home, with the right people who let her know that she is safe and loved, this diamond in the rough might just become a gem. Emma is definitely worth the effort! She is great with other cats.
Curly (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)Curly (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie) - Black, 5 to 10 years, Short hair, male
Curly is a small kitty, despite being 5 1/4 years old. He has been with us for quite a while and has become so much friendlier than when he first arrived. Curly loves to rub against you so that you will bend down and give him some loving. You can pick him up too. His eyes tend to run, but the vet says there isn't any medical problem. Curly gets along beautifully with other cats.
Missus (at PetValu on Yonge St.)Missus (at PetValu on Yonge St.) - Calico, 1 to 5 years, Short hair, female
Missus is 4 years old and was surrendered with her pal, Mister, because a woman's mother-in-law was moving in, needed care, and was allergic to cats. Missus enjoys being the centre of your attention, rubbing against you and allowing you to pick her up for a snuggle. Her owner says she is very affectionate, is good with children, but is terrified of dogs. Let's get Missus into another home asap, ok?