Our mission is to provide care, comfort and compassion for all the cats and kittens who come into our care by finding them forever homes. In addition we also want to help build a humane community that promotes cat advocacy by educating the public about the need for spaying/neutering pets.


Cactus Cats Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)3, no-kill rescue organization that began in 1998. We are a group of volunteers, some of whom have been in the rescue business for 20+ years. We are dedicated to finding forever homes for every kitten and cat that comes into our care. All of our kittens and cats reside in foster homes with knowledgeable and caring foster parents and their families. We work closely with other rescue groups and animal shelters and all of your donations are tax deductible!

Kitten of the Week


Aurora was turned in with her mama as the only kitten in the litter. She was a plump and healthy little kitten with beautiful tabby markings. She slept a lot and earned herself the name of the princess in Sleeping beauty, Aurora. However, her nickname Rora or more appropriately “Roara” might better fight her mighty personality now. She has a ton of energy and although she loves toys, she needs a playmate to get her energy out. We have determined Rora should not go to a house where she doesn’t have a playmate to romp and wrestle with. When she has a buddy to play with, she will calm down and come snuggle with you on her own terms but she doesn’t typically like to be picked up. She is definitely fiesty and does her own thing, but still loves her people and shows it in her own way. She loves to sleep on the desk of her foster while her foster parent is working. She will often jump up on you for a very brief visit, but then is off to other adventures. She does also love to snuggle under blankets, she will crawl under one on her own.

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Cat of the Week


Bella is a very chill 1 year old tabico cat (calico & tabby). She's pretty much good with everyone and everything. She's very chatty and will have whole conversations with you. She's pretty tolerant with being held and loves being petted and getting chin scratches. She's very food motivated, and will stand on her hind legs and meow at you when you get treats out. Lasers are her favorite toy and she will run around the house at full speed She also enjoys batting ping pong balls around the house. Bella would do well as a single cat.

More Cats and Kittens Coming Soon

We have many kittens and mom cats that will be ready for adoption in the coming weeks so keep checking back.

See all of our adoptable cats and kittens on one page here.

Adoptable Kittens
Adoptable Cats
Cat Adoptions
In order to keep everyone safe, there will be no Saturday cat adoption events at Petco until further notice.
Cats will be available for adoption by appointment. You can view all of our cats on our website or on Petfinder. Fill out an inquiry email or call us at 480-814-8801.
Adoption Events
Petco (I-10 & Ray Rd.)
5011 E. Ray Rd., Phx. AZ, 85044


Cats will be available for adoption ONLY by appointment until further notice.

Pets and COVID-19: Updated Information
April 26, 2020
Information for Pet Parents


The most important things pet lovers should know today are:

  • According to the CDC, at this time, there is no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. Based on the limited information available to date, the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low. Therefore, there is no justification in taking measures against companion animals that may compromise their welfare.

  • While additional animals may test positive as infections continue in people, it is important to note that performing animal COVID-19 testing does not reduce the availability of tests for humans. 

  • Treat pets as you would other human family members – do not let pets interact with people or animals outside the household. If a person inside the household becomes sick, isolate that person from everyone else, including pets.

  • The CDC always recommends following everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of illness. As always, pet parents should adopt good hygiene habits, such as washing their hands before and after handling pets, their food and supplies, and maintain a clean environment.


People who are sick with COVID-19 should restrict their contact with animals.

  • When possible, have another member of your household care for your pets while you are sick.

  • If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wear a cloth face covering and wash your hands before and after you interact with them.

  • If you see any changes in the health condition of your pets, advice from a veterinarian should be sought as soon as possible.

Emergency Plan for Pets

Cactus Cats Rescue encourages all pet-owners to have an emergency plan in place for their pets. 

  • Identify a family member, friend or pet sitter who can care for your pet if you become ill or hospitalized.

  • Have crates, food and extra supplies on hand for quick movement of pets.

  • Keep all pet vaccines up to date in the event boarding becomes necessary.

  • Ensure all medications are documented with dosages and administering directions. Including the prescription from your veterinarian is also helpful.

  • Pets should have identification: collar with ID tag and microchip (best practice is microchipping).