My name is Simon!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Toronto, Ontario - Simon
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Toronto, Ontario - Simon
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Toronto Cat Rescue

Facts about Simon

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
DOB April 9, 2012.

Simon is a big, beautiful, energetic alpha male. He will let you sleep through the night and come to you when you wake with purring, nuzzles and head-butts (bunting). He’s not shy about getting up on your lap, and will want to sleep with you at the foot of your bed. He loves to play and needs a human companion who will play with him lots, daily. He's intelligent. As soon as his foster mom showed him a laser pointer, he jumped to attention, before the red dot had even appeared. If he sees a laser pointer sitting in your hand, he will gently prod you to play with him. He also loves wand toys and string.

Sometimes Simon likes to get under the covers in bed. He especially likes a tent, which you can easily make by propping up covers with a pillow or two. He also likes to sit on or in between shower curtains while you bathe, and take a swat at anything that moves on the other side of the curtain. Water fascinates him, but he only touches it occasionally.
Simon has an issue. He’s an ex-con with a violent past, and he needs your help to overcome it. He came to Toronto Cat Rescue from Toronto Animal Services after he bit a vet and TAS could not, by their mandate, put him up for adoption. TCR’s mandate is to ensure that no cat is put down, and it would truly have been a shame to put Simon down, he’s a sweet, strong, smart, beautiful boy in the prime of his life with no major health issues.

Simon needs an owner with up to date tetanus shots, antibiotics coverage, and no other pets or small children, at least at this time. He will need patience, and firm but gentle, consistent treatment, and a commitment to release his excess hunting energy by giving him interactive play regularly. He should not be with anyone who loses their temper easily. That said, he's a sweet, wonderful, easy cat to have around in every other way. He doesn't knock things off shelves, he isn't overly talkative (and often talks in a soft, sweet trill) and the more play he gets, the more love he returns. If you have a patient yet stimulating home, then please consider adopting Simon!

About Toronto Cat Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Toronto Cat Rescue is a registered, no-kill charity run by volunteers.

Our mission is to rescue and find homes for abandoned, sick or injured cats from situations of abuse, neglect or imminent euthanasia.

Our vision is for Toronto to be a city in which no adoptable cat is killed and rescue organizations such as Toronto Cat Rescue are no longer needed.

Our registered charity number: 889-198-727-RR-0001

Our Adoption Process...

Decided on the cat or kitten you would like to adopt? Please call 416-538-8592, or email

An adoption counsellor will return your call and give you more details about the cat you are interested in and ask some questions about your home to make sure the cat will be a "purr-fect" fit. We are happy to answer any questions you may have as well.

You will be supplied with the foster home address to have a meet and greet with your kitty. If both parties are happy, you can sign the TCR Contract of Adoption, pay the adoption fee and take your cat home with you in a safe carrying case.

Adoption fee is $175 per cat. This ensures that the cats that come into our care receive the attention they need, are spayed or neutered, and receive a rabies vaccination at the appropriate age. It includes 6 weeks of free pet insurance. For City of Toronto residents, the adoption fee includes a mandatory City of Toronto cat license that is valid for one year. As you can imagine, these fees only begin to cover our costs; donations and ongoing fundraising efforts carry us the rest of the way!


1. ALL senior cats (8 years or older) have an adoption fee of the adopters choice, vs. our standard adoption fee of $175.

2. Our adoption fee for an adult bonded pair (8 months or older) is $100 per cat vs. $175 per cat.