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


My name is AJ and I'm a love bug. I love to be petted and I'm not shy about letting you know. I'm very curious and need to investigate every corner of the house daily. Batting toys around and making them disappear under furniture is one of my favorite activities. Playing is serious business, but I do enjoy my naps, especially if there's a handy lap. I love anyone who is nice to me, even the small people who visit. I don't know about dogs yet, but I'm pretty chill so I'm thinking a nice dog might be cool friend! In addition to all this coolness, I can tell time! Come 9 pm, I know that it's bedtime.

Vida-rev-crop 2.jpg
Cat of the Week


Vida is a beautiful 4 year old Tortie/Tabby (Torbie). This sweet girl will be your loyal companion. She does demand to be in charge of other kitties though and would like to be the queen of her own domain. Vida is playful, adventurous and will rub up to you for attention. She hasn't been around dogs and children but should do well with the proper introduction. Beauty, brains and charisma is what you get with Vida!

More Cats and Kittens Coming Soon

We have many kittens (around 60 at last count!) and mom cats that will be ready for adoption in the coming weeks so keep checking back.

Adoptable Kittens
Adoptable Cats
Mrs. Scruffles-rev-crop 1
Vida-rev-crop 1
Mrs. Scruffles-rev-crop 1
Vida-rev-crop 1
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).