Where To Adopt A Cat In Sherman Oaks Or Nearby Cities In Celebration Of National Cat Month

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Did you know that June is National Adopt A Cat Month?  In celebration of Adopt A Cat Month, we put together a list of local shelters and rescues where you can adopt a cat in Sherman Oaks or nearby cities.

7 places to adopt a cat in Sherman Oaks or nearby cities

  1. Local shelters are a great place to adopt cats.  In the San Fernando Valley there are two Los Angeles Animal Services Shelters.  There is one in the West Valley in Chatsworth and another in the East Valley in Van Nuys.  There are also 4 other locations around the Los Angeles area.  To view the addresses and contact information for each shelter use this link.  All locations are open Tuesday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  They are closed on Mondays and Holidays.  To view adoptable cats from Los Angeles Animal Services in need of a FuRRRRever home, go to http://www.laanimalservices.com/looking-for-a-cat/.
  2. The Rescue Train based out of Toluca Lake is a charitable no-kill organization dedicated to eliminating animal suffering and euthanasia through hands-on rescue work, spay/neuter programs, education and awareness.  Their adoption program is just one of the many programs they offer.  They also have a pet pantry, free and low cost spay/neuter clinics, a shelter intervention program for the East Valley animal shelter, “Trained For Life” dog training, and Race For The Rescues, their largest annual fundraising event that helps support 50 non-profit animal welfare organizations. They also host a mobile adoption the last Sunday of every month at The Healthy Spot in Studio City from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To view their adoptable cats in need of a FuRRRRever home, go to https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=CA858.
  3. Pet Orphans of Southern California located in Van Nuys is a charitable organization dedicated to the advancement of companion animal welfare and to combating overpopulation, abandonment, and the need for euthanasia.  They are open Monday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.  To view their adoptable cats in need of a FuRRRRever home, go to http://petorphans.org/animal/cat/.
  4. Cat Connection Los Angeles located in Sherman Oaks is a charitable organization dedicated to saving the lives of abandoned abused, and neglected cats and dogs by providing shelter, care, and medical treatment.  They are open Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To view their adoptable cats in need of a FuRRRRever home, go to http://catconnectionla.org/available-to-adopt/.
  5. Heaven on Earth Society For Animals based out of Van Nuys is a charitable organization whose mission is to improve quality of life for homeless cats, particularly those who have few other options or who may be overlooked because of low potential for adoption.  They have a special 5500 square foot facility called Perry’s Place that houses all their cats in a cage-less no kill environment that also has special rooms dedicated to senior cats, special needs cats, kittens, food preparation, treatment and much more.  Check out this link to see the different locations where they host weekly adoption events.  Some of their adoptable cats in need of a FuRRRRever home may viewed at http://www.heavenlypets.org/adoptables/.
  6. The Cat Posse based out of Pasadena is a charitable organization made up of a group of individuals devoted to rescuing and rehabilitating unwanted and abused cats in Southern California.  They educate communities about the importance of spaying and neutering, and believe that all animals deserve dignity and kindness as they work toward the day when all public shelters will be “no kill”.  They host a weekly adoption event every Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies in Pasadena at 3120 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena 91107.  To view their adoptable cats in need of a FuRRRRever home, go to http://www.catposse.org/cats-available-for-placement.php.
  7. Sante D’Or based out of Atwater Village is a charitable organization with a volunteer run animal adoption center that is no-kill and takes in animals from the streets or surrendered by residents who are experiencing an extreme financial hardship, a crisis, or who are no longer able to care for them.  Their adoption center is located at 3165 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles 90039 and they are open every Friday to Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.  To view their adoptable cats in need of a FuRRRRever home, go to their PetFinder page at https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=CA774.

If you are looking to adopt a cat in Sherman Oaks or a nearby city, check out these two cuties available for adoption at The Rescue Train. There are hundred’s of cats to choose from if you check out the links shared above for the local rescues we listed.

Los Angeles Cat Adoption BunnyBunny and her family of four (3 girls and 1 boy) were rescued on Easter.  She is a beautiful tortoiseshell Tabby, aka Torbie, and looks like a walking piece of art.  Bunny is only two years old and deserves to have as loving and permanent a home as her beautiful children will get.  Bunny is a gentle, calm, and affectionate cat.  Bunny is also very sensitive and compassionate.  She is quite patient for a cat, except when it comes to chicken or turkey (her very favorite treats)…then all bets are off as she becomes a feisty and frisky kitten again!  Bunny is litter box trained, tested negative for FIV/LUK, dewormed and defleaed and has had her first round of vaccines. She will be spayed and microchipped for adoption.  For more information on Bunny, check out her online adoption page.

Los Angeles Cat Adoption Mr. BigMr. Big is a 5 year old, 14 pound sweetie, whose family had him declawed and then abandoned him on a balcony.  Mr. Big can be shy until he feels safe but quickly turns into a big lover muffin once he gets to know you. He goes crazy over treats, loves to play with his toys, and has impeccable litter box habits. Since he doesn’t have claws to defend himself, he could be with another pet if they were an extremely gentle animal or he would be fine as the only pet. He would be best placed in a quite household where he can thrive after all the hardships he’s been through. He prefers to sit on the lap of his human or at least be nearby and he loves to have his head scratched.  Mr. Big really doesn’t ask for much and is a very low maintenance kitty. He is 5 years old, litter box trained, tested negative for FIV/LUK, neutered, microchipped, vaccinated dewormed and defleaed. He would be a tremendous addition to any cat lover’s home.  For more information on Mr. Big, check out his online adoption page.

Will you take part in the National Adopt A Cat Month by rescuing a cat in need of a FuRRRRever home?






  • Jen says:

    It’s pretty upsetting that my dog isn’t the friendliest when it comes to cats. I’d absolutely love to adopt a couple but it wouldn’t be fair to them to have a dog that wants nothing more than to chase them every second of the day. Perhaps one day she’ll be better around them; I know I’ve certainly tried.

  • Robin says:

    Adopting a cat rocks! Both of my cats are adopted. It sounds like there are a lot of wonderful organizations out there in California. So many great places to find that perfect kitty! Bunny is a beautiful kitty and Mr. Big sounds like he is a cuddly companion. I hope they both find great forever homes.

  • We know many families with dogs with the same issue, myself included. My girls would would go ballistic if we adopted a cat.

  • How awesome that you adopted both of your cats. It’s heartbreaking when you see the number of cats and dogs needing to be adopted. They all deserve a life filled with love and companionship in great homes.

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