GoodSearch animal banner

iGive banner
Oak Ridge, TN
Paw Print.jpg (50302 bytes)
paw2.jpg (50302 bytes) Home  paw2.jpg (50302 bytes) Upcoming events   paw2.jpg (50302 bytes) Cats Available  paw2.jpg (50302 bytes) Dogs Available   paw2.jpg (50302 bytes) Other Adoptables  paw2.jpg (50302 bytes) Permanent Fosters  paw2.jpg (50302 bytes) Gala Sponsors 

paw2.jpg (50302 bytes) Mission and Bylaws paw2.jpg (50302 bytes) Adoption Information  paw2.jpg (50302 bytes) RescueLinks  paw2.jpg (50302 bytes) Breed Rescue  paw2.jpg (50302 bytes) Volunteer  paw2.jpg (50302 bytes) Partners 

Cats Available for Adoption


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.



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.

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.

Love, Rosemary

More photos of Rosemary.


My name is Hobbes. I am 10 months old as of October 1st, and I weigh about 9 pounds. The vet thinks I am going to be a big boy when I grow up. I’m an orange-and-white tabby kitty. My foster mom calls me a Creamsicle cat. I’m not exactly sure what that means, but she smiles when she says it, so I think it must be good. I love to play with my toys. I also love to be a lap-kitty when I’m done playing. I get along with most other cats. I’m not sure about dogs since I haven’t really been around any. I like my foster home but would love to find a "furrever" home.
More photos of Hobbes.
Video of Hobbes playing.


Mr. Smith
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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 the couch.
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.


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 tail.
More photos of Morris.
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


Baby Yoda
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.


My name is Marley and I’m about 8-10 weeks old as of November 22. I’m a really laid-back Maine coon mix with smoke and black medium-length fur. I love playing with toys as well as snuggling with my foster mom. I’m looking for my "furever" home. Anyone interested in adopting me?
More photos of Marley.


Wasabi is a 6-month-old (as of 9-20-2019) black Siamese mix who loves equally to play and fall asleep in your arms. He is going to grow up to be a very sleek and long kitty. His antics make his foster mom laugh every day. He is always playing hide-and-seek with his toys. He won't let any of them escape. Laser pointers are quite a mystery, but one he doesn't give up on! Wasabi is sure to bring laughter and love into someone's life.
More photos of Wasabi.


Sedona is a sweet, gentle, black-and-white tuxedo kitten of about 10 weeks. (on 8-14-19) She is quick to cuddle up on your lap in a nice soft blanket and also quick to chase her favorite toy. Sedona is the most purring kitty her foster mom has ever had; she falls asleep purring and wakes up purring. Sometimes her foster mom just looks at her and she starts purring. Sedona shows every day just how happy she is to be rescued. She is good with other cats and kittens and would adapt to dogs as well. Sedona is one special kitten ready to go into her loving forever home.
More photos of Sedona.


Phoenix is a super-cute kitty with lots of cuddles. She would be the perfect addition to any home. She was the runt of the litter, but as her name says, she is rising from the ashes. Her purr is so loud you can hear her across the room, and she loves to make biscuits! It's her way of saying she is happy to be rescued. Phoenix is a 10-week-old (8-13-2019) black, short-haired kitty. Her mom is part Maine coon and Himalayan. Phoenix is in a foster home with her sister Sedona. They are both waiting to find their forever homes.
More photos of Phoenix.


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.


Yosemite is a tiny, 8-week-old (8-14-19), kitten with brown fur and a little black nose. His features look like a Lykoi cat (Wolfcat). He has big green eyes and a loving personality. Yosemite greets his foster mom at the door when she comes home, eager for some petting and snuggles. He is always purring, and it is so loud you can hear him across the room. Yosemite hasn’t met a toy he doesn’t like; however, he is partial to little fluffy balls. Not a single one is safe from Yosemite’s attack. Those balls are carried all over the house. When Yosemite can’t find a ball, he is fond of chasing his tail’s shadow! Yosemite is sure to make you laugh every day. Maybe he is the kitty you have been searching for.
More photos of Yosemite.


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.


Mocha is a little medium-haired, black-and-white swirl tabby boy who loves everyone -- people and animals. He is about 10 weeks old and weighs just under 3 pounds as of 7-30-2019. He is quick to purr -- just looking at him gets his motor running! After playing hard, he loves to cuddle up for a good nap, and your lap is his preferred place. The children in his foster home are fond of saying they have kitty-paralysis and can’t move because Mocha is sleeping on them! He is a super kitten and sure to bring loads of joy wherever he goes.
More photos of Mocha.


Cocoa is a gorgeous young, swirl-tabby kitten who came to us and was taken on trial before we could get him posted on the website.
Another photo of Cocoa.


Sherbet is a 6-week-old, orange-and-white tabby weighing in at only 1.5 pounds! (As of 7-26-19) While he may be tiny, he has a big personality. He started life off on the rough side, being found on the side of the road with a scraped-up nose, lots of fleas, and worms. He was immediately brought into the SARG rescue program and given the medical attention and love he has needed to flourish. He is fun, loving and playful. A better kitty can’t be found.
More photos of Sherbet.


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 for you!
More photos of Wall-e.
Video of Wall-e.
Another video of Wall-e.


Dundee is a long-haired orange tabby with a bob tail! We believe him to be part Maine coon and about 9-10 weeks old. (As of July 2nd 2019). He was the largest of the litter and is sure to be a big cat when he is full grown. Dundee is all about being petted and loved on. He will meow at you for attention and is just learning what toys are. Dundee needs a forever home with someone who will give him lots of play time.
More photos of Dundee.
Video of Dundee.


Peanut is a young Maine coon mix female who came to SARG in June, 2019, and was spoken for before we could even list her on our website. She has a gorgeous swirl tabby pattern and long, fluffy hair.
More photos of Peanut.


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.


If you love spunk, charm, affection, mesmerizing, huge green eyes, and an adorable stubby tail, then April is the perfect cat for you. She is a petite (5 pounds, 8 ounces), one-year-old cat who looks and acts like a playful but loving kitten. And if you have your heart set on having a lap cat, then you will fall head-over-lap for April. In fact, her foster mother is typing this description on her computer while April is snoozing comfortably in her lap. April is totally litter-box trained and gets along well with other cats and dogs. Many cats are shy when meeting new people, but not April. She will often leap right into a visitor's lap and begin purring contentedly. This sweet tabby (born in the month of April) is looking for her forever home. She can't wait to go home with you.
More photos of April.


Bagheera is a 2-year-old male domestic long-haired cat looking for a forever home! A true panther at heart, he loves sitting in windows and stalking squirrels! He loooooves people and is very tolerant of dogs, but would probably be happiest as an only cat.
More photos of Bagheera.


George is a grey tabby, about 13-15 weeks old as of 9-14-18. George loves to slither and flop until he finds the perfect spot on your chest to snuggle. Especially after he's had a good play session of fetch with his favorite sparkly crinkle toys! Yes, he actually carries the toy back and drops it in his foster mom's hand to throw! He's not much of a talker, but when he does use his voice, it's the prettiest trilling sound! He's always happy to see his foster mom, and no matter how playful he is, he's very gentle with his teeth and claws.
More photos of George.


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.

Other Adoptables

To view more animals


***"Other Adoptables" (when listed) are NOT in the SARG program, but they still need love and a forever home. Please contact the owners directly by clicking on the link. Please do not contact SARG. SARG offers no guarantee in any way related to any non-SARG animal -- the rescues, shelters, or owners involved provide their own descriptions, terms, and guarantees.

To make contact email1.gif email SARG

or call

865/483-8146 (9 am - 7 pm, please)

email webmaster

Back to Top