Our Facility

Adoption Area

Kitty Harbor fresh air, free-roaming patio
Kitty Harbor fresh air, free-roaming patio

At Kitty Harbor, cats of all ages live together in a large, open, indoor-outdoor area, not locked up in cages. In this free-roaming habitat, kitties are free to run around, play with the numerous cat toys, chase each other up and down a veritable forest of cat trees, get lots of attention from our volunteers, and nap just about anywhere they like. As a result, the kitties become well socialized, very friendly, and develop great personalities.

Patio facing Harbor Avenue
Patio facing Harbor Avenue

On weekends we encourage people serious about adopting to hang out in this unique space and take time to experience all the different kitties and how they interact. Sooner or later, one or more will begin to stand out to you, and before you know it, you’ll find that you’ve been chosen by your potential new family members. Oh, people may think they’re doing the choosing, but we know it’s really the kitties that decide who their humans will be. They’re clever that way!

Entry area holds the office, reception, adoptable kitties, and kitty items for sale.
Entry area holds the office, reception, adoptable kitties, and kitty items for sale.

Treatment Area

The treatment area is a quiet place for us to observe cats and kittens that have just arrived at Kitty Harbor before they live in the main area.

Unfortunately, we see many cats in dire need of medical attention when they arrive, and this is one of two such areas in our facility where we can nurse them back to health. We’ve had quite a lot of success at turning around even the most seemingly hopeless cases, and we never give up on caring for sick kitties if there’s even the slightest chance we can make them healthy again.

This area doubles as a calm, private area where pregnant females and lactating mama kitties can give birth and care for their new kittens until they’re ready to be adopted. It’s also where cats recovering from spay & neuter surgery can rest and recover before rejoining the other kitties.

Transition Area

Kitty Harbor’s “Tile Room” is a safe area for cats to transition before they mingle with other cats.
Kitty Harbor’s “Tile Room” is a safe area for cats to transition before they mingle with other cats.

Sometimes our new arrivals need a little extra time to get used to the idea of living with so many other kitties. For that purpose, we have several large, semi-private banks of clean, roomy cages that allow cats that may be a bit skittish to acclimate to all the new sights and smells around them.
Generally, this phase only lasts a couple days for most cats, and before they know it they’re playing with all the other kitties like old friends.

Before You Go

before-you-go

At Kitty Harbor we carry some of the things you might need to make a great home for you new four-legged family members. From cat food to kitty litter and toys to scratchers, we’ve got a little bit of everything in here.  Be sure to check out our beautiful & durable cat trees and kitty condos, made of gorgeous pieces of Canadian driftwood. Your cats will love them, and your human friends will think they’re pretty neat-looking, too! And of course, this is where our donation box is – come by and drop a couple dollars in, won’t you?

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A Seattle shelter and adoption facility for homeless cats and kittens.