The Hermitage has so many amazing kitties available for adoption! We are also working to find homes for our special needs kitties, those with FIV, FeLV, diabetes and allergies and our senior kitties. If you are interested in adopting one of our wonderful cats, please fill out the application. Our adoptions department will process it, and contact you shortly. We will contact your references, and landlord (if applicable).


You can see photos of our adoptable kitties here, as well as at Adopt-a-Pet and Petfinder.

If you have questions about our adoption process, or specific cats, please call Julianne Gathers at 520-571-7839 or email

Our hours for adoption tours are Tuesday through Saturday, from 10AM-5PM.

You can also find our cats at these Petco locations:
9640 E 22nd St
8040 N Cortaro Rd
5625 E River Rd
7810 E Wrightstown Rd


Adoption Form

Adoption Gallery 1
Adoption Gallery 2


How does the adoption program work?

Come to the shelter between 10AM and 5PM Tuesday-Saturday. (except New Year’s, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day).

You will fill out a comprehensive adoption application. You may download and print the application to fill out before coming to the shelter. We will ask about current and past pets, your current living situation and veterinary information. We also ask for references of people who know how you are with animals who will be willing to vouch for you. You will be given a guided tour, during which you are introduced to the cats, and find one or 2 you bond with.

If you rent or lease, please bring a copy of your lease that shows you are allowed to have animals and proof of payment of required pet deposits/rent, or a note from your landlord and be ready to have us call the landlord for approval.

A background check will be run, persons with a history of violence will be denied for adoption.

You can also meet some of our adoptable cats at PETCO. See above for our current PETCO adoption locations. The staff at each location has the adoption paperwork and will fax it to the shelter during business hours where it will be reviewed. If it is after hours we will review the application the following day.

If you want to meet a specific cat you see in our adoption gallery, we recommend calling the office prior to your visit to be sure the cat is at the shelter and not located off-site at one of our Petco locations or at a local event. Call the shelter during normal business hours at 520-571-7839.