Adoptable Cats

More Meow for Your Moola

Every cat adopted from the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County comes with:

  • Wellness examination from the Veterinary Services team
  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • Microchip with national registration
  • Initial vaccines
  • Pet care counseling
  • Initial flea treatment
Barn Cat Program

 "Barn cats" are feral, un-socialized, or free-roaming cats who cannot be placed in a home environment. Placing them as "barn cats" on rural property is a humane, practical alternative to euthanasia.

Barn cats discourage rodents, provide companionship for horses and other farm animals, and can live out their lives in relative security and comfort. 

If you can provide shelter, and a regular supply of food and water, a barn cat may be ideal for you. Barn cats are FREE of charge (a municipal pet license may be required) and are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped, and treated for parasites. 

If you are interested in adopting a barn cat, or have questions, contact Community Cat Coordinator Patty Rusnak at

You can also print our Barn Cat Flyer

Ready to Adopt?

Print and fill out our Adoption Application before coming in to view your new best friend!

Meet the Adoptable Cats

On average, there are about 35 cats available for adoption each day. Shelter cats are usually mixed domestic breeds, but occasionally purebred Persians, Siamese, and Maine Coons are available.

Adoption Fees

Other Adoption Locations

Humane Society cats are also available at Petco and PetSmart locations across Pierce County. Please call your local store for more information. 

Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital is another adoption site for shelter cats that you'll want to check out. They are located at 401 Fawcett Avenue in Tacoma. Call (253) 274-0225 or visit to learn more.