Oak Ridge, TN
Cats Available for Adoption
Mr Smith, two years old, came to us from a local veterinarian who
removed one hind leg that was badly damaged, probably by being hit
by a car. Mr. Smith is in a foster home, learning again how to navigate
and doing very well. He gets along well with the dog in the home, seems
fine with other cats when he sees them, and LOVES people. Mr. Smith wants
to follow his people and sit or sleep with them. Although he’s FIV positive,
that’s not a problem -- the latest research indicates that FIV+ and FIV- cats
can co-exist with no problems. If you’re looking for a lover of a cat,
this handsome orange tabby boy could be a great fit.
More photos of Mr. Smith.
Luna is a pretty, black kitty with striking white whiskers and eyebrows.
She is almost 2 years old as of February 1, 2017. She prefers a quiet
household without dogs or young children for her forever home, although
she does well with the other cats in her foster home. Her foster mom has
decided that Luna would be a great companion for a person who is a night-owl;
she is at her friendliest late at night and comes to be petted and share
More photos of Luna.
Video of Luna.
My name is Carter and I'm a beautiful light orange tabby with pale green
eyes. I have very soft, silky fur and love being petted. I'm about 2
years old and a big boy -- I weigh about 17 pounds. I'm a very confident, social and
loving boy. You know I'm happy and in love when you hear me purr! Toys
are great fun and I love those little squiggly plastic cat toys! My
potty manners are excellent!
I live in a foster home with six other cats and 3 German shepherds. I
have adjusted very well to being an indoor cat. My foster mom has a sun
porch that I can access from inside the house and I've gotten quite
skilled at using the cat door. I love watching birds from the window and
snoozing on the cat tree.
I love to play and would be happier with another cat to play with. My
foster mom keeps a bowl of fresh water in the bathtub, and I love to get
fresh water there every morning. It is so much better than drinking out
the same water bowl as the dogs.
More photos of Carter.
Video of Carter playing with Morris.
Godiva is a very loving cat who loves to come and see what you are
doing. She is 3½ years old as of January, 2017. She enjoys being
petted, especially when you are reading or
lying down. Godiva also loves to play with anything that has a bell or
a feather. She will jump for the toys and come running when she hears
the bell. She likes to be active and is naturally curious.
Godiva has moved to Louisville, KY, with her foster mom.
She is still available for adoption through SARG as
always, but we can arrange a meeting with her foster mom in Louisville.
See more pictures of Godiva.
Happy Tails -- Cats Adopted or Pending
Meet MacKenzie, a 10-week-old bundle of energy who’s looking for
a forever home. We think she’s a Maine coon mix. She spends her
days investigating her foster home. Anything on the floor, from
a dry cat-food pellet to an errant sock becomes her play toy.
She tries to engage the two 15-year-old cats she’s living with,
but they look at her like maiden aunts looking at the overactive
2-year-old. When one of them gets enough of her antics, they
whack her one and she goes away – for a little while. So if
you are looking for a playful, full-of-life, kitten, then
MacKenzie is the kitten for you.
Another photo of Mackenzie.
Look at our newest SARG boy! Samson is a 2+-year-old black male Maine
coon mix. This big, sweet, friendly boy has spent his life up to this
point pretty much having to fend for himself. He’s ready to find his
forever indoor home and be someone’s special buddy. This boy gets along
with dogs, other cats, and all the people he’s met since we’ve had him.
More photos of Samson.
Hi, my name is Bubbles and I am the kitty you’ve been looking for! I’m
about a year old, female, and have the softest fur you have ever felt. I am
snuggly and sweet and do well with my foster siblings (cats and dogs).
I am a little chatty and I love to play! What more could you ask for
in a cat? I am just sheer purr-fection!”
More photos of Bubbles.
This is DaVinci. He is a gorgeous Maine coon mix who was found as a
stray along with his brother and sister. He was already spoken for
before we could get him posted on the web site!
Caramel is a Maine-coon mix kitten of 10 weeks (as of 1-15-2020). He is super
soft and cuddly and loves to be held and cuddled. Caramel comes when you
call him, and he loves to play with fuzzy kitten balls. He carries them
around all the time. Caramel likes it when you hold him like a baby and
rub his belly. Not many cats like belly rubs, but Caramel doesn’t know
that. He gets along well with all the other cats in the foster home and
is ready to give lots of loves to his new family.
More photos of Caramel.
Cinnamon's foster mom says he is one of the sweetest kittens she has ever
fostered. He is a 10-week-old (as of 1-15-2020) kitten with some Maine
coon in his mix. He doesn’t have the fur of a Maine coon
like his brother Caramel does, but he sure has the personality. When
you hold him he will reach up and touch your face with his paws and then
kiss your nose. It’s the most lovable thing his foster mom has ever seen.
Cinnamon gets along with all the other kitties of the house and loves to
be a part of a kitten pile. His favorite toy is a tiny ball that he can
bat around. He even takes it to the food dish to grab a bite to eat.
Cinnamon will make a great addition to any family.
More photos of Cinnamon.
As the tiniest of his litter, what Coffee lacks in size he makes up for
in personality and smarts. He is a 10-week-old (1-15-2020) kitten with some
Maine coon in his mix. He doesn’t have the Maine coon fur like his brother,
Caramel, but he has the sweet disposition of the Maine coon. Coffee is
absolutely the smartest of his litter and has learned to escape the cages
at the vet's office. His foster mom is sure he would love to learn some
fun tricks like handshakes or high-fives. Caramel has the cutest markings
on his nose, and on his hips he has a hidden Mickey-shape marking! He is
a fun and loving kitty sure to be a great fit in any home.
More photos of Coffee.
Babe is an adorable grey tuxedo Siamese mix kitten. She is 10 weeks old as of
January 15, and she has deep amber eyes. She is extremely lovable and cuddly,
always searching for someone to be her personal pillow, regardless of whether
it is a person, cat, or stuffed animal. Yet she also is extremely adventurous
with no sense of fear. When she first came into her foster home she walked
right up to all the other cats and rubbed on them in greeting, ready to be
friends. We named her Babe because sometimes when she makes kitten noises she
sounds like a little pig. So she is named after Babe the pig.
More photos of Babe.
My name is Rosemary. I was a young girl living on the street when I went to
Fr. Shelton at St. Mary's. He called my foster mom because he knew she worked
with SARG. After a brief stay at the shelter, I came to live in my current
foster home. While it is very nice here, I would really love to have my own,
"furever" home. The three cats who live here kinda lord it over me
that I don't really belong.
More photos of Rosemary.
Not to brag, but I am a beautiful cat. I have medium long hair. My foster mom
showed my picture to a lady at the cat show who breeds Maine Coon cats. She
said that I was definitely a Maine Coon mix.
Besides eating and napping, my favorite activities are sitting on the screen
porch watching the squirrels, chipmunks, and birds in the yard. I also love
curling up in bed at night with mom when she is working on her iPad. Occasionally
I get in trouble for walking across the keys, but hey, it is usually the shortest
route to where I want to go. I also lie on her desk while she is working on her
computer and offer suggestions about what she is doing.
Since being treated by Dr. Cross for sore muscles on my back, I actually enjoy
being petted. I'm not too fond of being brushed, but if mom does it when I'm
eating, I don't really mind.
If anyone out there is looking for a fantastic, gorgeous cat to adopt, please
put an application in for me.
My name is Biscuits and I am the sweetest and friendliest cat you will
ever meet. I am such a happy kitty that I knead constantly, hence my
name! I am female, 2 years old, and get along famously with other cats and dogs,
but people are my very favorite. I come running whenever you call my
name in hopes of chin scratches and snuggles! I love to chat with you
when you get home from work and tell you all about my day exploring
the house and hanging out with the dogs. Wouldn’t you love to give a
perfect cat like me a forever home?
More photos of Biscuits.
Video of Biscuits
and doggie friend.
Video of Biscuits vs.
the laser dot.
Little Luke is a tiny blond tabby kitty at only 1 pound, 3 ounces
and 5 weeks old as of December 8. He was found abandoned under a
porch and brought to Oak Ridge Animal Shelter with his sibling.
This is where SARG found him. As he was too little to be left alone,
we got him and his brother, Baby Yoda, into foster care right away.
Little Luke was riddled with fleas and ear mites but lucky to have
been found and rescued. SARG made sure he received all the vet care
he needs. Little Luke's brother looks very much like a Maine coon,
and while Little Luke seems to have that personality, he doesn’t have
the look. He wants to cuddle a person all the time. His favorite
spot is on your shoulder. If he is not on your shoulder, he is
following you from room to room exploring and playing with a ball.
Little Luke is fearless; as soon as he stepped out of his carrier
into his foster home, Little Luke ran up to all the other cats to
greet them and explore all the crevices of the house. His tiny size
doesn’t stop him one bit. He is sure to grow into one beautiful cat!
More photos of Little Luke.
Leia is an adventurous, people-oriented and cuddly 8-week-old kitten,
as of December 5, 2019. She was found in Oak Ridge, TN, abandoned on
the side of the road, meowing, scared, underweight and malnourished,
with a chemical burn on her back. Leia is a strong one and is
recovering well. Her burn is healing and she is super-lovable. Just
like Leia in Star Wars, our Leia hasn’t
let any adversity dampen her lively and happy personality. She is
ready to tackle the world.
More photos of Leia.
Gentle, sweet-natured Bonnie has been nurtured and treasured by her
senior companion for this kitty's whole life. Bonnie has lived with her
elderly companion in a nursing home for a couple of years, but sadly,
her companion is struggling with dementia and is no longer able to
provide the care that Bonnie needs. This middle-aged kitty (age 10)
loves to snuggle in her hand-crocheted blanket made by her owner.
Although Bonnie would probably be happiest as an only pet, she can learn
to adapt to dogs -- even large ones, particiularly when they are older,
quiet dogs. Bonnie is a beautiful, sweet kitty looking for a new family
and a new home. She'll reward you with snuggles, gratitude, and love.
More photos of Bonnie.
Sahara is an amazing Siamese mix with sparkling green eyes and a soft
silver, charcoal, and copper coat that looks just like an impressionistic
painting of the majestic desert that she’s named after. She is a true
people-person cat and is also compatible with the other household animals
you may have. Nighttime is her favorite time to curl up on your lap as you
watch TV and give occasional gentle kisses. She will be your shadow and
life-long best friend.
More photos of Sahara.
Morris is a male orange-swirl tabby, and possibly a Manx mix, since his
tail is only about 2 inches long. He is about 4 years old and was a
stray in the Wear's Valley area who wanted to come inside. Morris does
love to play with string, laser and toys; really loves catnip on his
scratch box and toys. He was quite a wild child when he came to his
foster home, but has calmed down and gets along pretty well with the
other cats. He does fine with the dogs in the home -- two very large
German shepherds. He does not like to be picked up, but does sleep on
the bed and will cuddle. He likes to lie on a person, especially early
in the morning. He loves being petted and does get in laps, but is a
work-in-progress on becoming a true lap cat. He loves the cat tree on
the sun porch and talks to the birds outside. He's a striking boy with
his classic swirl tabby pattern in dark red-orange and his half-length
More photos of Morris.
Video of Carter playing with Morris.
Amber (age 10) only wants one thing in life: a person of her own. When
Amber was abandoned in an empty apartment, SARG stepped in. She's been
in a foster home since then. The foster mom loves this little girl, but
Amber wants and needs a person of her own. In her foster situation, she
has to share a person with several other kitties. Amber wants her own
place, her own person. She could share with one (maybe two). If one calls
her to come for attention, she comes on the run, burbling her excitement
(and occasionally drooling...just a little bit!). She talks as long as
she's being petted, turning and rubbing against her person. And when no
other cats come around, she'll settle down, cuddling close to her human
friend to sleep. But when another kitty arrives, that's Amber's signal to
walk away. Amber is able to live with other cats, and she lived with a
dog before she was rescued, but she needs a loving person of her own.
More photos of Amber.
Baby Yoda is a tiny Maine-coon-mix kitten, 5 weeks old as of December
5, 2019. He has a super-sweet disposition and loves all the other kitties
in his foster home. He was found abandoned under a porch, riddled with
fleas and ear mites. As he was too tiny to be left alone, SARG is now
fostering him in a home with other kittens his age. He looks a bit like
Baby Yoda from the new Star Wars series
The Mandalorian. Baby Yoda is just as his
name suggests: curious, docile and loves everyone in an understated
way. He is sure to grow to be a nice fluffy kitty.
Katerina is a tiny, sweet grey and black swirl tabby. She is only
about 10 months old (as of August, 2019), but she has experienced a
tough life -- already having her first (and now last) litter of
kittens. She was a super mom -- searching out a safe place for her
kittens. That’s when SARG got involved and started fostering her.
Katerina has a nickname of Thumbelina because she has thumbs! She
is a polydactyl with extra toes on her front paws. She also has extra
toes on her back feet as well. Katerina’s first week in a home was
interesting, with lots of new sounds and experiences. She has never
had the opportunity to be a house cat, but she is now loving the
safety and enjoys rubbing up against her humans and playing a good
game of chase-the-laser! She also gets along well with all the other
kitties in her foster home. Katerina has medium-length hair, with her
tail hair being a bit longer.
More photos of Katerina.
Heidi is a sweet, loving 2-year-old cat with a touch of sassiness. She
sports the orange and white colors of the Tennessee Vols and she even
loves chasing the laser pointer light around the house, as though it was
a football. But anyway, who needs football, when you have an
entertaining cat like Heidi to play with? She gets along beautifully
with other cats in the house and is fine with dogs. And she is used to
being around children. Heidi loves to cuddle and purr and will follow
you around the house like a little affectionate shadow. She is perfectly
litter- box trained. Heidi would love to find her furrever home. Won't
you be the one to give it to her?
More photos of Heidi.
Video of Heidi and Milo.
Wall-e is the class clown. He is a 2-year-old, medium-haired grey tabby
with a huge plumed tail! We believe he is very hard of hearing. But what
he lacks in hearing he makes up for in personality. Since he doesn't
hear the vacuum, he loves to chase it and also be vacuumed by it! His
foster mom often comes into the kitchen to find Wall-e lying on his back
with his feet sprawled out behind him -- affectionately she calls him
"dead kitty" -- but he is just asking for a belly rub! Wall-e
loves attention and will follow you all around the house. He gets along
well with other cats, and dogs don't bother him a bit. In fact, Wall-e
loves dogs and barking doesn't bother him at all. If you are looking for
a kitty that will make you laugh, look no further, Wall-e is the kitty
More photos of Wall-e.
Video of Wall-e.
Another video of Wall-e.
Ebony is a very sweet, short-haired black cat. She is a one-year-old
polydactyl with a stub tail (possible Manx mix?). Polydactyl cats have
been popular among sailors as ship's cats and are thought to bring good
luck at sea. They are also known as Hemingway's cats since he became
fascinated with them after being given one by a ship captain. He named
her Snow White and she had numerous kittens, about half of which were
polydactyl. As Hemingway wrote in a letter, "One cat just leads to
another." Even if you are not a sailor or a famous author, Ebony
could still be the cat for you.
Another photo of Ebony.
Video of Ebony chasing a laser dot.
Meet Echo! The video below shows his long journey from a very, very sick,
stray kitty to his current happy and healthy state in his foster home.
We'll have more details about him soon.
More photos of Echo.
Video of Echo.
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