My name is Phoebe!

Domestic Mediumhair Cat for adoption in Durham, North Carolina - Phoebe
Photo 1 - Domestic Mediumhair Cat for adoption in Durham, North Carolina - Phoebe
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I'm being cared for by:
Independent Animal Rescue, Inc

Facts about Phoebe

  • Breed: Domestic Mediumhair
  • Color: Gray Or Blue (Mostly)
  • Age: Senior
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: C-06-289R
  • Hair: Medium

Description: Phoebe is a fabulous fluffy grey and white cat with black swirls of color added in. Phoebe has two different colored eyes! One is a light green and the other is a dark brown, swirled like a marble. She is gorgeous and very unique! She had laser surgery on her right eye which darkened the iris but her vision is fine!

Personality: Phoebe is a beautiful, petite little girl. She is a gentle soul and a bit shy until she gets to know you, but after that she is all love! She purrs constantly when you pet her and sometimes starts purring just looking at you, even before you pet her! She loves to sit next to you and will reach out to you gently putting her paw on your arm to get more pets. She loves to be near you and will even give you occasional kisses. Phoebe loves to play and never tires of it, especially with her favorite mouse and bird toys. Like many cats she prefers not to be picked up. Due to her somewhat timid nature, she would do best in a calm and loving home where she can enjoy the prime days of her life with her new best friend.

Animal History: Phoebe had been adopted but her person had to be moved to an assisted living facility that didn't take cats. Phoebe then went to live with the daughter but Phoebe and the resident cat did not get along. She is ready to find her new forever home.

Read more about Phoebe on the Independent Animal Resuce website.

Or, Apply Online to Adopt Phoebe!

About Independent Animal Rescue, Inc

About Our Rescue Group...

IAR started with one woman's big dreams, a bigger heart, and a very distinctive purple pickup truck that helped her rescue countless numbers of unwanted, abused, and homeless Triangle pets. Originally founded in 1994, IAR earned an official 501 (c)(3) status in 1995. IAR is currently governed by a Board of Directors, managed by elected officers, and supported by over 100 unpaid volunteers. There are no paid positions within IAR, so 100% of all donations directly support animal care and rehabilitation.

Our mission is to rescue and provide safe and responsible care for homeless, abandoned, and abused animals. We shall strive to help all animals in need through our service programs. We will serve our communities through promotion of spay or neuter for all companion animals, and the education of children and adults in the humane care, respect and responsibility for animals on this earth.

At IAR, we believe that the welfare of animals is paramount. We feel that we can alleviate problems associated with animal overpopulation and abandonment using a 4-pronged approach: (1) Rescue and adoption of unwanted and abused animals; (2) funding of spay/neuter; (3) education and outreach on animal welfare to our youngest members of the community; and (4) legislation and lobbying efforts on behalf of animals.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our wonderful IAR cats and kittens are out and about greeting folks at the Durham Petsmart (Patterson Place) and Petco (South Square) locations almost every Saturday and Sunday (1pm-5pm). In addition, some of our cats are housed at these stores for short durations. You can visit these kitties anytime during store hours! If you see a kitty that you'd like to meet and possibly adopt, please fill out an online application at We will be in touch shortly!

IAR dogs and puppies are available for "meet and greet" at the Durham Petsmart (Patterson Place) on the first and third Sundays each month (2pm-4pm). Please check our calendar for specific dates and locations where you may meet your new best friend!

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Requirements

  • 20-year commitment to the animal

  • You may not be an undergraduate student or member of the military

  • You must be a US citizen

  • You must allow a home visit (an IAR volunteer to visit your home prior to adoption.)

Adoption Process

  • Fill out an adoption interest application HERE or call us at 919-403-2221. A volunteer will contact you shortly to discuss your application.

  • Our goal is finding lifelong, loving homes for our animals, so we try to find the best match between animal and adopter. We can help advise you on which animals to meet based on your situation.

  • You can meet some of our animals at our monthly adoption fairs, or we can arrange for a meeting in the foster home. If it’s a good match, the foster parent will come to visit your home in person. This is to make sure your home is safe and secure for a new companion animal.

  • Note: IAR makes every effort to please our adopters, but our first concern must be for the animal’s welfare. We reserve the right to deny any application.

Adoption Fees

Cat Adoption Fees

  • Cats and kittens: $100

  • Senior (7 years and older) and/or special needs cats: $50

  • Pairs of cats or kittens adopted together: $150 for the pair ($100 plus $50).
Dog Adoption Fees

  • Dogs and puppies: $150

  • Senior (7 years and older) and/or special needs dogs: $75

  • Pairs of dogs or puppies adopted together: $225 for the pair ($150 plus $75)