|Shauna (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie) - Black and White, 5 to 10 years, Medium hair, female|
Shauna is 6 3/4 years old has been at the shelter for a little over 2 years now. What she really needs is a home of her own. If you are looking for a princess, look no further. She is delicate and a bit timid, but she loves to be petted and adores being brushed. Shauna is part Persian, and, as such, will sometimes have tear staining, very common in the breed. All it requires is an occasional gentle cleaning, and she will be as good as new. A real darling for a quiet home; no young children would be best. FYI, Shauna is sweet on Yoda. Wouldn't it be wonderful if she and Yoda were adopted TOGETHER?
|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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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 PetSmart on Mapleview 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) - 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) - 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) - 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 PetSmart on Mapleview 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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.
|Sammy (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie - Tabby, 10 to 15 years, Short hair, male|
If you are looking for a gentle, quiet boy who enjoys lots of pets and cuddles, Sammy is the cat for you. He is 14 years old and has been with us since he was a kitten. A woman offered to give us a large donation IF we agreed to take all 20 of her cats. We took her babies; most were old and passed away. Sammy is one of the last ones and we would love to see him end his days in a loving home where attention was lavished on him. Are YOU able to offer Sammy what he deserves?
|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?
|Candy (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie) - Tabby, 10 to 15 years, Short hair, female|
Candy is 13 3/4 years old and has a beautiful light tabby coat with orange highlights. She came to us years ago as an unwanted cat. How sad for her! Candy loves receiving attention, and I swear she smiles when you pet her or scratch her ears. She is timid about being picked up, but we feel that she can share a lot of love without having to be held. Likely, once in a home after all of these years, she might well make her way into your lap - once she feels safe and totally trusts you. What about it? Can you give Candy a home for her remaining years? She definitely deserves one.
|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) - 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?
|Tom (at Pet Valu on Wellington St., Barrie) - Orange, 5 to 10 years, Short hair, male|
Tom is 7 years old and he is a big boy. His elderly owner died recently, so the family surrendered him. Poor Tom has never been away from his home, so he is quite bewildered. He loves to be petted and will sit on the couch beside you or at your feet, purring away. He is NOT a lap though, nor does he like being picked up. Tom is definitely a "foodie" though and may, occasionally, growl in order to get a sample of what YOU are eating. Tom needs to be brushed or the fur on his back matts. The best time to brush him is when he is eating. Though he is overweight, Tom still loves to play and will bat a toy back and forth with you or chew on toys, and he can definitely jump when he wants to.Please consider giving this boy another home. He does NOT like other cats but he is alright with a quiet dog. Tom would be good with a senior or in a quiet home with no children.
|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) - 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 PetSmart on Mapleview 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.
|Berczy (at PetSmart on Mapelview Dr., Barrie) - Tabby, 6 months to 1 year, Short hair, female|
Berczy is a 10 month old unclaimed Barrie stray. She is still a bit nervous, but she is becoming more confident daily. Berczy likes to be petted and doesn't mind being picked up. She is a curious girl too. Berczy is microchipped.
|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.
|Libby (at PetSmart on Mapleview Dr., Barrie) - Tabby, 5 to 10 years, Short hair, female|
Libby is 5 3/4 years old and was a feral born rescue. Though she has come so far in her socialization, she is still quite shy. Libby needs to get to know you slowly, and then she will let you pet her. Don't expect to pick her up though - that frightens her. In the right home with the right person(s), Libby could develop so much more self-confidence. She could allow that beauty that is hidden deep within to surface. All she needs is someone to love her unconditionally and patiently give her the time she needs to adjust. We feel she will be worth the investment in time and love.
|Lilly (at Pet Valu on Yonge St ., Barrie) - Special Breeds, 1 to 5 years, Short hair, female|
Lilly is 2 1/2 year old Snowshoe. She was surrendered by her owner who was no longer able to care for her. Lilly is a big girl who likes attention. When she feels comfortable with someone, she is snuggly and will climb into your lap and welcome pets. When she doesn't know a person, she can be a bit temperamental and swat you or give you a wee nip. Lilly is quite good with other cats, as long as they are friendly and not alphas. She needs to be on a special food however - Gastro Intestinal - due to her Irritable Bowel Syndrome. She has no problems at all, though, if she stays on this food. Finally, Lilly loves to chase a skrinkle ball or play with a feather stick. She would make a wonderful companion if you are willing to give her lots of love.
|Skittles (at PetSmart on Mapleview Dr., Barrie) - Tabby, 5 to 10 years, Short hair, female|
Skittles is 9 3/4 years old and was a feral born girl. She has become much more social since she has been with us. Now Skittles loves to be petted, though she may play shy at first if she doesn't know you well. She is so cute to watch when she is being petted. She will close her eyes, knead with her front paws, and then roll over. Skittles still isn't confident about being picked up though. In the right home with love and patience, Skittles will only continue to blossom. Let's give her a chance.
|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) - 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.
|Spencer (in foster with a view to adopt) - Tabby, 5 to 10 years, Long hair, male|
Spencer is 8 1/2 years old and did not have the best living conditions prior to being surrendered. He lived in a run down shed with many other cats. We doubt that he received much loving, from the state he was in upon his arrival. Spencer can be a bit reclusive but living indoors is a new experience for him. He enjoys being petted and, with time, will probably open up more. Spencer has just had dental extractions, so he should feel like a new man. He deserves a loving home where he will be well cared for. Can YOU provide that for Spencer?
|Loverboy (in foster but available for adoption) - Black, 1 to 5 years, Short hair, male|
Loverboy is 4 years old. We rescued him from a high kill shelter in Montreal. It was a long ride for Loverboy and he is still a bit unsure of what happened and where he is, but he is loving being in a home. Loverboy is such a sweet boy. He loves to be petted and kissed on his head and face. Loverboy will nuzzle against your face. We feel sure that he will blossom even further once he knows in his heart that he is safe. Be prepared though. Loverboy thinks he is a mountain cat - he jumps onto the highest piece of furniture in the room. He comes down as soon as you enter the room, because he knows you will give him love and play with him. Loverboy's brother, Pablo, also came with him. These boys are very bonded. they sleep together, play together and eat together. They MUST be adopted TOGETHER. These boys' days were literally numbered; now they have a new lease on life.
|Simba (adopted) - Orange, 1 to 5 years, Short hair, male|
Simba is 3 years old and he and his friend, Peekaboo, were surrendered when a marriage broke up. Simba is a big, friendly boy who welcomes your attention. He loves to be petted and gets into some cute poses so that you don't miss a spot. He is excellent with children, other cats, as well as with dogs. Doesn't he sound purrfect?
|Missus (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie) - 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?
|Pablo (in foster care but available for adoption) - Black, 1 to 5 years, Short hair, male|
Pablo is 4 years old and he is all black except for one little splash of white at the tip of his tail. We rescued him from a high kill shelter in Montreal. It must have been such a frightening, long journey to Barrie. Pablo is settling in beautifully now though. When his foster mom enters the room, Pablo is right there to greet her. Pablo loves pets and scratches, and purrs madly in appreciation. He is also a head butter. Pablo's brother, Loverboy, came with him and the two are really bonded. They MUST be ADOPTED TOGETHER. These boys' days were numbered; now they have a new lease on life.
|Roy (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie) - Tabby, 1 to 5 years, Short hair, male|
Roy is a 2 year old, gentle tabby. He is a Barrie stray that no one claimed. What a shame. Roy is a sweetheart. He just wants you to pet him or pick him up and snuggle him. And keep at it, or Roy will beg you for more. We don't know if he is good with other cats, but his temperament suggests that he likely would be. Roy is also gentle enough for young children. Let's find him a good home soon. Roy is microchipped.
|Mistique (at PetSmart on Mapleview Dr., Barrie) - Black and White, 1 to 5 years, Long hair, female|
Mistique is a petite, ladylike 3 year old who we rescued from a high kill Montreal shelter. This sweet, gentle girl was within hours of being euthanized. She is healthy, happy and affectionate. Let's find her a beautiful home where her faith in humanity can be restored, ok? Mistique will likely be a lap cat once she settles in and knows she is safe.
|Peanut (at PetSmart on Mapleview Dr., Barrie) - Orange, 1 to 5 years, Short hair, |
Peanut is just one month over a year, and she was surrendered when her owner's landlord said he had too many cats. Peanut is shy at first but, once she trusts you, she kisses you and likes to lay on top of you. You can cuddle her all you want, but she only tolerates being picked up for short periods. When she isn't giving you lots of love, she is in play mode. Peanut will make anything into a toy, and she enjoys playing with her favourite person. Peanut is microchipped.
|Micah (arriving PetSmart at noon Apr. 24) - Black, 6 months to 1 year, Short hair, male|
Micah is a Kleinburg kitty whose momma was a friendly stray. Micah and his siblings were born inside but momma then took them outside and they were cared for in a couple's barn. Micah is a little doll with a fantastic temperament and personality. He is shy with certain people though. Micah loves to be held or sit in his foster mom's lap. He is a gentle soul who does NOT like rough play or wrestling with other cats, but he DOES NEED another gentle cat to give him confidence. Micah will continue to blossom when he is a loving, forever home with at least one other cat. Could that be YOUR home? This cutie is microchipped.