Visit The Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter Tucson's First No-Kill, No Cage Cat Sanctuary and Adoption Center | Since 1965
We are a 501c3 non-profit organization in Tucson AZ, supported entirely by private and corporate donations. Sister Seraphim, founded the shelter in 1965, and moved it to the current location in 1967. We are currently caring for about 200 cats.
Check out our website at There you can see information on our shelter, find out how to get involved, shop online to support our kitties, and check out our upcoming events.

The mission of The Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter is to advocate for homeless cats in our community by:

  • Actively seeking permanent loving homes for the cats in our care
  • Providing lifelong care to those cats who for behavioral or medical reasons are unable to be re-homed
  • Educating the public about responsible companion animal guardianship

Our vision for the future is that:

  • Every cat is spayed/neutered and is cared for in a loving home by a responsible guardian
  • People treat animals as the sentient beings they are, ensuring that they are neither exploited nor harmed
  • The Hermitage Cat Shelter is a world-class organization, providing sanctuary care for cats needing both temporary and permanent shelter, and promoting the innate value of all animals

Adopting a friend   |   Our adoption process involves a tour of the shelter, completion of adoption application and agreement forms. The adoption fees are as follows: Kittens are $90 or 2 for $175, Adults are $65 or 2 for $100. We also have a Seniors for Seniors program, where a Senior cat 7yrs+ can be adopted by a Senior person 62yrs+ for $10.00.

Considering the routine treatments, testing (FIV and FeLV), immunizations, microchip ion, spay/neuter procedure done on all of our cats before they leave the shelter, and some other "perks" this is a real bargain! We gladly accept additional (tax deductible) adoption donations to help defray our costs in providing a loving animal for you.

Please check out our website for more detailed info. And see some of our darling adoptable felines here.

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The Hermitage Cat Shelter
PO Box 13508
Tucson, AZ 85732
Phone: 520.571.7839

Sponsor a cat
For just $.66 a day your donation helps provide food, veterinary care and a permanent, loving home for an unadoptable cat. Learn more.

Adopt a cat
View The Hermitage's many beautiful, healthy cats who are in need of loving homes. Visit our shelter to meet your forever friend. Learn more.

What makes us special
  • Vet techs on staff 7 days a week
  • Provide medical attention to permanent residents
  • Number of cats
  • Cleanliness
  • Separate rooms
  • 45 year history

Volunteer at The Hermitage

Come Visit Us!
We are open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am- 5pm with extended hours on Thursdays & Fridays till 6pm. We are closed on Sundays & Mondays.

We are closed on the following major Holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Map to our shelter