Updated on 18 January, 2018

Cats Needing Homes

last updated
18 January, 2018

***Whilst every effort is made to keep this page up-to-date, to avoid disappointment it is always best to check with the wardens at the Shelter in case a cat that you might wish to home has already found its forever home.***

The following cats are looking for homes just now, as well as many others in the Shelter. Some have had a difficult or fearful time before coming to LCR, so may need a quieter home or a patient, experienced owner. Our experienced staff are happy to advise on matching up the right cat to the right home.


Could you find a place in your heart and your home for any of these cats? If you are interested in any of the cats please contact the Shelter on 01875 821025 for more information and to check that they are still available. We usually have up to 60 cats in the Shelter, so do come along and visit as we may have just the very cat or cats for you and your family.

All cats are spayed, flead & wormed before homing.

Bailey the catA calm, friendly cat called Bailey came to L.C.R. on the death of his owner. He’s a big tabby 8 year old with semi-log tabby fur, who may get on fine with kids and cats. He is looking for a loving home with access to a garden.

Hamish & Tia, two lovely cats

10 year old Hamish and his female pal, Tia, aged 9, are a shy pair in the Shelter, but they really appreciate being stroked. Tia is a ginger girl with only 1 eye, and Hamish has grey tabby fur. These two haven’t lived with children so far, but need a home together where they can go outdoors at times.

Alex & Buddy, two delightful cats

Buddy and Alex, two white and black little brothers aged 1 and a half, came to LCR when their previous owner died, and are a bit scared at the moment, so would be best homed together in an adult household. They get on ok with other cats, and will need to get outside sometimes from their new home.

Skippy the cat

A friendly tabby and white cat was found straying at an Edinburgh skip. Now called Skippy, this friendly 3 year old lad who loves cat treats is looking for a new loving home, maybe with cats and/or kids, and certainly where he can get outdoors at times.

Clancy the catClancy, a ginger and white 2 year old lad who came to LCR as a stray, is usually good-natured, but can ‘turn’ suddenly, so would be best in a household without children or other cats, and with a garden to go out in.


Wylie the cat

Wylie is a shy lad, after being found as a stray by the SSPCA and eventually brought to Lothian Cat Rescue, but at 3 years old he responds well to cat treats and strokes, and in a quiet setting he may be all right with older children and with other cats. He’s got a fluffy black coat with a white bib, paws and whiskers. He’d welcome a home where he could get outdoors when he’s got his confidence back.

Oscar the catOscar is 2 year old with a soft, shiny semi-long black and white coat and a black nose. He’s quiet and calm despite being brought in as a stray, and may be ok with older kids and animals.

Poody the cat

Tabby and white Poody loves getting out and about in the Shelter grounds, and is a great favourite with the Staff, as he comes running for a ‘chat’ and a stroke when his name is called! He’s 7 years old, tolerates other cats, and is usually very friendly though not suitable for a household with kids, as he can be a bit unpredictable.

Oreo, our special featured cat

Thankfully, the majority of the cats that come into our care very quickly find themselves loving forever homes. However for various reasons, some cats are with us for a longer stay. Click on the image above to see our special featured cat.

Mum cats being cared for in foster homes

We often have some mum cats whose kittens have been homed and are therefore ready to move to homes of their own. We try to home them directly from their foster homes to avoid them going through another stressful move to our Shelter, so if there is a phone number beside the picture of the cat you will know it is a mum cat.

Molly the catMolly is a purry, chatty ginger and white female who hates other cats but loves people! However as a 14 year old Senior she wouldn't be very tolerant of young kids. She does require to get outside sometimes.

Misty the cat

A mother and daughter called Misty and Casey are looking for a home together with a garden. They’re an affectionate pair who should be fine with older children, though not with animals. They’re aged 9 and 7 and both black and white – Casey, the daughter, has more dark chocolate coloured fur and a darker nose.

Casey the cat

Poppy the cat

Poppy, a 3 year old female with soft black and white fur, is nervous in a pen, after being found as a stray, but she wants to trust people, and may be fine in time with children, though not with other animals. She needs outside access from her new home.

Pumpkin the cat

A 7 year old tortoiseshell cat called Pumpkin didn’t cope well when a new baby came into her past household, but she’s a shy, gentle soul, and should be fine with older children. She’d be best in a home with no other animals though, and needs to get out sometimes.

Lucy the catLucy is an 8-year-old girl with soft black fur. She arrived with us December 2015, because her owner was having a baby and didn’t think Lucy would cope. Lucy has a groundpass at our Shelter and likes nothing more than to roll about on the desk when we are trying to use the laptop. She is generally sweet natured, but can be dominant towards our other groundscats so may be best as an only cat. She can also be a bit temperamental so would be best in a home without small children.

Chick the cat

3 year old Chick is a fluffy plumpish white and black female who is a bit shy, but likes to be petted. She enjoys getting out and about and gets on fine with other cats though she’s never lived with children till now.

Bobby the catBobby is a friendly, energetic 3 year old lad who needs to get out and about. He has soft sleek black and white fur, is ok with other cats but is not keen on dogs, and would be best in an adult household.