Do you have a working barn or safe protected outbuilding??  We have cats who need you!  Adopt a barn cat today who prefers to be outside!

Outdoor and un-socialized cats enter our rescue (usually pregnant) and will never be able to be adopted as pets. Many of these cats were found as strays, they may be feral, semi-feral, or cats who have other behavior issues that make them “unadoptable” as indoor pets.  Without barn adopters, they have nowhere else to go. These cats are healthy, up-to-date on shots, and most importantly, spayed and/or neutered.   All they require is a safe and comfortable environment and they can be your mousers!

These cats require minimal care and provide a great service as they are a natural deterrent to mice, moles and barn vermin. Adopting a barn cat is also a great solution for people who love cats but cannot have them indoors due to allergies!


Hope will ensure the following of all Barn Cats for adoption:

  • Appear to be in good health and have an initial veterinarian exam.

  • Spayed or neutered prior to placement.

  • Rabies vaccination (most have had other vaccinations as well).

What’s required and how do I adopt a Barn Cat or two?

  • You must be able to provide a safe environment and protection against the elements. Cats will need to have a means to escape from natural predators such as dogs and coyotes. Ideal locations include: barns, stables, industrial facilities, warehouse’s, residential acreages.

  • A constant supply of food and fresh water

  • A commitment to monitor and provide for their safety and well-being

  • Submit a barn cat adoption application below and indicate that you are looking for a barn cat.

  • Donation is recommended so we can continue to help control cat populations in communities in Iowa.