Thanks for interest in our kitties that are ready for adoption! The beautiful kitties on this page have been waiting the longest and would love to find their forever home soon. All our kitties have been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and registered on the NZ Companion Animal Register. Thank you for understanding that to help us cover these costs, adoption fees apply.

available for adoption



Female, approx. 2 years old

This is Silky, is a very cute small in size ( but not in stature)... very nervous around children or loud people. Her temperament would suit a retiree or single person household . After she get to know you( 2 weeks ) she is very affectionate loves to play and loves her kangaroo food and very much a lap cat.



Female, approx. 5-9 years old

This is Spotts, the quiet dependable friend you can always rely on for a hug. She is somewhere between 5 and 9 years old (but who’s counting!) She is ultra friendly and super snuggly and is always happy to do her own ‘thing' or help out doing your ‘thing' if she see's that you might need a helping paw. She likes to be around the social hub of the going’s on but is never in the ‘way’. She likes lounging by the fire or can be found perched on a chair keeping a watchful eye on things. She is the best companion for playing lego, searching for puzzle pieces or reading a book with. And when you are all tuckered out from playing she will gently shush you to sleep with her cute soft purrrr. Pretty much she is just puuuurrrrfect and would be well suited to anyone from a young family to a retiree. She’s that kind of low maintenance, go with the flow, I’ll gently let you know what I want kind of a cat. The calm gentle nature that is Spotts. She is ready and waiting for her furever home :)


Mini P

Female, about 4-5 months old

She loves her foster parent and really has come out of her shell since in foster care. Still a bit weary of children, although she loves her food and will give smooches and cuddles for a bit of jelly meat. She loves playing with her toys and would suit a family with older children or a young couple.



Female, approx. DOB September 2020

Jelly is extremely loveable and is a ferocious cuddler once she is comfortable with you. However, she can be nervous and fearful due to a turbulent start in life and so she takes a wee while to warm up to new people. Jelly is blind in her right eye, but this doesn’t seem to her effect her in the slightest. She has a slightly wild side, and maybe always will, but I find that endlessly charming and interesting and I know someone else will too. She is full of beans and very active, and loves to be up high. She adores her tinkly toy balls and little red woollen mouse to play with and definitely needs plenty of interactive play time. She will follow you everywhere - inside and out - and just wants to be close/involved in whatever you are doing. She would be best suited to a house without other pets due to her nervousness. But with lots of love, attention and patience she will be your best friend.


At Cat Rescue Wanaka, we have a dedicated volunteer Adoption Coordinator who helps to facilitate a good match between you and the kitty, with guidance from the foster parents who know their foster kitties the best. Not all of our cats and kittens are advertised, as many find their forever home from those people already registered with us as “Looking to Adopt”. If you would like to join this list, please fill out the contact form below, or email us.

Please note we have the following requirements. You need to:

- Be in your own home or have written approval from your landlord/agent.

- Be a NZ citizen or have permanent NZ residency.

- Be at least 18 years of age.

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