Working Cats Program

Photo of a black cat standing in the grass

We can help place healthy cats that aren’t suitable as pets in environments where they can flourish, working alongside humans to provide inexpensive and effective rodent control. Adopting cats for this purpose offers a safe home and better life for cats that wouldn’t otherwise be candidates for adoption, including zats who are inconsistent with using the litter box and would do well in an indoor/outdoor environment, and cats who react negatively to routine handling by people and would not do well as a house cat

Adopters must agree to provide:

  • Adequate, safe shelter to keep the cat protected from the elements
  • Food and clean water every day
  • Future medical care, if needed
  • A way to keep the cats contained for 2-3 weeks to acclimate to new surroundings

If you or anyone you know is interested in this life-saving program, view the working cats available for adoption below— all working cats will be labeled as such. Visit Denver Animal Shelter today so meet one of our great cats that would love to come work for you!

Please help Denver Animal Shelter promote the Working Cats program by printing and posting our Working Cats flier (PDF).


Although our online database is updated daily, we constantly have new animals coming to the shelter and often have more pets at the shelter than appear online. Adoptions happen quickly, so we cannot guarantee the availability of all animals listed below.

If you see an animal you like, please stop by for a visit or call 720-913-1311 or 311.
If you're looking for a lost pet, visit our View Lost Pets Online page.

Adoptable Pets: Working Cats


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