Before you continue, please read and confirm you are eligible to adopt.

  • You must live within 60 miles of Durham, NC.
  • You must be able to make a 20-year commitment to the animal.
  • You must be at least 21 years of age.
  • You may not be an undergraduate student.
  • You must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
  • You must allow a home visit (virtual home visits during Covid)
  • Current pet(s) in the home must be spayed/neutered.
  • Current pet(s) in the home must be up-to-date on vaccinations and be established with a veterinarian.  Dogs must be on year-round heartworm prevention, cats must be felv/fiv negative and both cats and dogs must be on regular flea/tick prevention.

Kittens 6 months of age or younger must be adopted with another kitten or into a
household with a young cat (general guideline of 2 years or younger but on a case by case basis.) 

Please check the kittens profiles to verify who they can be adopted with before submitting an application for them.  Most kittens have already been paired up with a sibling/buddy. 

If you are interested in adopting one of our animals, please fill out and submit an online adoption interest form.

PLEASE BE AWARE that Independent Animal Rescue is an organization of  volunteer foster homes, located  primarily in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area of North Carolina.  Thank you!


Leonard

6 year old • Male
Leonard is an independent guy who enjoys brief moments of human attention, but mostly prefers…

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Penny

6 year old • Female
Once Penny feels comfortable in her space, which takes some time, she is extremely affectionate…

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Penelope

1 year old • Female
Penelope is an absolute sweetheart. She is young enough to still be playful, yet independent…

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Fernando

4 month old • Male
This friendly boy and his sister Faith love attention and purr whenever they are pet.…

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Faith

4 month old • Female
This sweet girl and her brother Fernando love attention and purr whenever they are pet.…

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Angel

11 month old • Female
Looking for a calm and caring companion? I'll be your girl. I am a beautiful,…

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Bee

8 month old • Female
Bee is a delightful little cat. She is very cautious at first, so she'll need…

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Tang

10 month old • Male
Tang is friendly and happy to be touched on head and neck, not on the…

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Sadie

6 month old • Female
Sadie is a sweet and playful girl with a loud purr like a motor. She…

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Taylor

2 year old • Female
Taylor is an exremely sweet and gentle young cat who has raised her kittens and…

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Miss Mews

3 year old • Female
Mews is a very sweet, gentle and loving kitty who gets along with all of…

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Patsy

7 month old • Female
Patsy is a sweet, lovable and extremely playful kitten. She loves attention and will always…

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Miesha

2 year old • Female
When her foster mom first met her, Miesha was in mom mode and ran the…

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Charlie

1 year old • Male
Charming Charlie is an absolute sweetheart who loves pets and belly rubs. Charlie is quite…

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Carrot

8 month old • Male
Carrot is a sweet bundle of happy purrs and cheerful trills, ready to fill his…

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Parsnip

8 month old • Female
Parsnip is a burst of energy and cuteness overload in your day. She’ll keep you…

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Jordyn

7 month old • Male
Jordy loves playtime, romping and cuddling with his sister Patsy and foster mom and is…

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Pepper

11 month old • Female
Pepper is still a kitten, and enjoying kitten life now that her maternal duties are…

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Emil

8 month old • Male
Emil is the perfect companion. Sweet and attentive and a cuddle buddy. Loves to snatch…

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Congratulations to our cats with pending adoptions!

Adoption Pending

Tux

2 month old • Female
Tux likes to watch the chaos unfold before joining in. She's a little bit shy,…

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Adoption Pending

Stripes

2 month old • Male
Stripes loves to pounce, and is beginning to enjoy cuddling. He cuddle puddles with his…

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Adoption Pending

Pie

2 month old • Male
Pie is a happy and playful kitten. Enjoys being stroked and playing with toys. Quite…

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Adoption Pending

Milkyway

2 month old • Male
Milkyway is a sweet and playful little grey tabby and white boy with very unique…

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Adoption Pending

Comet

2 month old • Male
Comet is a tiny but mighty petite boy with a soft white coat and patches…

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Adoption Pending

Freya

4 month old • Female
Freya is a gentle kitten who rolls on her side and enjoys being petted.She does…

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Adoption Pending

Sam

6 month old • Female
Sam is a playful and sweet kitten. She LOVES toting around her favorite little stuffed…

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Adoption Pending

Sweet Tea

8 month old • Female
Sweet Tea (aka Sweetie) is true to her name and so sweet! She is relatively…

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Adoption Pending

Luke Skywalker

3 month old • Male
Luke Skywalker is a brave Jedi kitten! Several times a day he battles the ever…

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Adoption Pending

Clark Vader (Griswold)

3 month old • Male
Clark Vader (Griswold) is a loving and playful kitten. Clark Vader is the tiny ruler…

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Adoption Pending

Sade

1 year old • Female
Sade is a sweetheart! She will purr on contact and gently lean in. She is…

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Adoption Pending

Cindy Lou Who

3 month old • Female
Cindy Lou Who is a sweet little kitten that sees the best in everyone and…

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Adoption Pending

Nevie Noelle

3 month old • Female
Nevie Noelle is one of the sweetest kittens that you will ever meet! She loves…

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Adoption Pending

Squash

4 month old • Male

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Adoption Pending

Sage

4 month old • Female
Sugar, spice, & everything nice! Sage is such a sweetheart! She is so attentive to…

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