Hopper is looking for a forever home! This ~5 year old boy is settling in well here, enjoying pets and even sitting in laps. He is relaxed and enjoys lazy pets, but is never pushy for them. Hopper does not enjoy being picked up or handled all over, but welcomes affection from people he trusts. He is used to outdoor living but is quite tidy and polite indoors at the shelter.


Hi, I’m Chicoba! I’m a 5 years young female. I’m a sweetheart with lots of love to give. If you pet me, I just melt, it’s my favorite thing! I can be a tiny bit reserved at first, but trust me, I’m worth getting to know. I have lived with other cats before, too.


Hi, I’m Taz! I may be on the older side (OK, I’m 17) but I am SUPER loving and affectionate. I am declawed and free to the right home! I am older so I don’t like to play too much, I just want to lay around, give love and receive love. I am looking for a home where I can retire and find all that love… could it be yours?


***UPDATE: Cole’s adoption fee has been sponsored by a donor! There is no fee to take him home!*** “Hi, I’m Cole! Let’s get all the tripod jokes out of the way–yes, I have three legs. Yes, it makes me walk funny. Yes, I still get around great! When I came into the shelter, I wasn’t putting any weight on my front paw. Upon x-ray, it was found that I had been shot! There was no way to repair the leg, so the best option was to amputate, and now I am living my best life. Big thanks to Shelter Friends – Josephine County Oregon for sponsoring my surgery! I’m about 1 year old and an easygoing fella–I enjoy pets and affection, but am not necessarily a lap cat. I am easy to get along with. I don’t really enjoy the company of dogs or other cats. I have nice litter box manners when the box is nearby–I may need multiple boxes in my home. It is presumed that I have been an outdoor cat my whole life and will need some help adjusting to indoor living, but I’m making great progress! I will need to be strictly indoors only, since I can no longer fend for myself.”

Cats at PetSmart

These cats and kittens are available for adoption at PetSmart in Medford, OR


We have lots and lots of kittens!  The majority of our kittens are in foster homes and will be available as soon as they are spayed or neutered!  Check back often as they go quick!!!

Kittens are in Foster and at the Josephine County Animal Shelter, 1420 Brookside Ave. 1.5 miles off I-5. in Merlin. Oregon. hours: Monday through Friday 10-4:30 and Saturday 10-4. Please visit the shelter or if need special arrangements for meet and greet please email

Note: Often times we are asked ‘what about dogs?’ Please be advised that we cannot guarantee a cat’s behavior with a dog; sometimes the cat is fine with a dog – but dog not so happy about his feline intruder!

We are not employees of the Josephine County Animal Shelter.