Camp Purr Barn Cats

Camp Purr, Working Cats

Camp Purr cats have spent their entire lives outside of a home environment and will live their happiest lives as barn cats, shop cats or with other "mouser" jobs.

Give a Working Cat a Home

If you are interested in adopting our working cats and can provide them with food and shelter year-round, please fill out the interest form below to get started. 

Adoption fee: $25
What it includes: Each cat is spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. Because these cats are are familiar with the other cats they're living with currently, our program requires that at least two are adopted together.

Browse Adoptable Working Cats

Interested in Adopting?

Fill out the Working Cat Interest Form below:


What are Working Cats?

These feral or semi-feral cats have spent their entire lives outside of a home environment but can be successfully adopted as barn cats, shop cats, or for other “mouser” jobs. The ARL's Camp Purr adoption program was created to help find these cats new homes where they can continue to live their best lives in the environment they're most comfortable with.

Camp Purr and TNR

Our Camp Purr program was created specifically for situations where a community/feral cat arrives in our care and trap-neuter-return (TNR) is not an option. TNR – which provides spay/neuter surgeries for community cats then releases them back to the areas where they were already living and thriving – is always the first choice for community cats. If you are currently caring for an outdoor cat colony, our TNR coordinator may be able to assist you with finding TNR resources in your area. You can learn more about the ARL's Operation CatSnip TNR program here.

Our Facilities

Catty Shacks

Catty ShacksThe ARL has two transitional housing projects called “Catty Shacks” where adoptable working cats can continue to live in an indoor/outdoor environment with regular food and care while they wait to be adopted through our Camp Purr program. The Catty Shacks are located on the ARL’s main campus.