PAWS Cat City

PAWS Cat City is located in Seattle's University District. Since PAWS opened this urban, cat-only adoption center in 1997 (originally in the Greenwood neighborhood), we have found homes for more than 15,000 cats and kittens through this location. PAWS Cat City's open-colony setting, with cats and kittens staying in rooms rather than in cages, provides an opportunity for visitors to interact with the cats, see how they interact with each other, and get a better sense of each cat’s unique personality.

We also use the ASPCA® Meet Your Match™ program, which is designed to help you find the animal companion who’s right for you, by matching your expectations to a cat’s personality and behavior. We welcome you to visit PAWS Cat City.

Hours and directions

Visiting the cats and kittens

Before going into the rooms with the cats and kittens, you’ll be asked to complete a survey designed to give us more information about you and the type of cat or kitten you are looking for. After completing the survey, the staff will tally the results, explain the paperwork for cats who may fit best with your lifestyle and expectations, and invite you to visit with them.

You can download, print and complete the survey below to save you time during your visit to Cat City or the PAWS main shelter in Lynnwood. Printed surveys are also available at both locations.

Download and view the Cat Adopter Questionnaire (PDF). View our current adoption fees.

Other services

PAWS Cat City also sells PAWS merchandise, cat toys and supplies, and pet licenses for the City of Seattle.

PAWS does not have dogs available for adoption at this location, nor is Cat City equipped to accept any incoming animals. For information on our dogs available for adoption, please visit our main shelter in Lynnwood.

Get assistance with finding your lost pet or helping a stray pet you found.

See our resources if you can’t keep your pet.