Purebred Cat Rescue and Adoption

Looking for a specific cat breed but want to adopt rather than go to a breeder? A great  place to start is Petfinder. You can enter your zip code and search by breed.

Following my previous blog post on 10 Cat Rescue groups that specialize in purebred cats, I received a lot of questions of people looking for similar shelters.  Here are a few more:

Bengal Rescue Network

Photo by: Bengal_Cat_Love Instagram

Bengal Rescue Network
Location:  U.S. & Canada (areas only limited by foster availability)
Cats Live in:  Foster Homes
Average Number of available cats:  varies by location, generally 5-10 per area
Breeds:  Bengals, other Hybrids, other purebreds as space available (all generations acceptable based on regional laws)

Maine Coon rescue

Photo by Mies.S.Human – Instagram

Arizona Maine Coon Cat Rescue
Location: Arizona
Cats Live in: Foster Homes
Breeds: Maine Coons and Maine Coon mixes

Sphynx Cat Rescue and Adoption

Photo by: Rutandthenudes – Instagram

SphynxLaire Online Forum

Location: USA
This is not a rescue group, rather an online community and forum for Sphynx owners. There is an adoption and rescue section  of cats that need to be re-homed from all over the US.

Do you know of any others purebred cat rescue groups? If so please leave them in the comment section. Please share this post with anyone who is looking for one of these cat breeds.



  1. Barbara Indech
    April 16, 2017 / 7:22 pm


    I just lost my beloved rescue Persian, Honeydew, after 12 wonderful years with her. (We lost her precious brother, Kiwi, in April 2011.). I live in Massachusetts, and am wondering if you know of Persian cat rescue groups in my area (or within 150 makes). Thank you.


  2. April 13, 2017 / 8:27 am

    Are there any breeders who adopt out their retired show cats to be used for a therapy pet in Ohio? Would like a Cornish Rex? Or can you point me in the right direction?

    • April 13, 2017 / 4:43 pm

      I would search online for Cornish Rex breeders near you and contact them directly. Often breeders have retired older cats they need to adopt out. Best of luck to you!

  3. Anu
    July 20, 2016 / 12:32 am

    I am looking for a doll face Persian or exotic. Any leads wd be very helpful. I live in the SF Bay Area but am willing to drive 100-200 miles of need be.
    Thank you 😻

  4. October 23, 2015 / 10:39 pm

    It’s so nice to know sumpawdy’s lookin’ after da pure bred kitties too.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  5. October 23, 2015 / 10:14 pm

    There is another good one called PurebredsPlus.org in No California. The ‘Plus” is their name means that sometimes there are kitties that touch the heart and could not be left behind. They are always indicated as such though. Nice people lots of hard work.

  6. October 23, 2015 / 3:18 pm

    I am interested in adopting a purebred.
    I follow this purebred cat rescue group on Facebook, http://www.purebredcatrescue.org/ They are in Wisconsin, and most of the cats in their foster group are in that radius.

    • October 23, 2015 / 3:20 pm

      That’s a great one and its from my home state :-) They receive a lot of great cats of many different breeds. I featured them in a previous post as well.

  7. October 23, 2015 / 1:39 pm

    It’s amazing to us how many purebreds end up in shelters and rescues.

    • October 23, 2015 / 3:21 pm

      Yes its true any cat or dog regardless of breed can be given up.