My name is Cleo!

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

Facts about Cleo

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
DOB: September 30 2008

Cleo is a beautiful, gentle soul: sweet, friendly, and just a tad shy. She is not a lap cat, per se, but she LOVES to give her human companions soothing massages, gently kneading sore muscles while serenading you with the softest purr you’ve ever heard (in fact she enjoys this so much that she’s sometimes been known to drool in happiness).

In many ways, Cleo is Zen cat (unfazed by disturbances as loud as a fire alarm), but don’t be fooled into thinking she’s a couch potato. Yes, you will find her spending a good chunk of time resting and she does love being groomed, but wait until she busts out the moves and leaps into action with one of her favourite toys (a rolled up paper ball).

Cleo was rescued from Toronto Animal Services, where she had been surrendered because her owner had died.

Overall, Cleo has adjusted splendidly to her foster home, but despite her stoic nature, she can still be a bit of a scaredy-cat, so she will benefit from a peaceful and quiet forever home and adoptive parents who can be patient with her continual adjustment and respective of her comfort zones (e.g. she’s not keen on being picked up, but does like belly rubs; go figure!). She is afraid of young children but has been tolerant of a rambunctious 8-month old kitten, and has even learned to enjoy playing tag and wresting with the little one. So, Cleo can be content on her own and may also be happy with an easy-going feline friend, but overall a gentle approach and daily doses of affection and attention will help her grown into a more confident purring love-machine.

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.