My name is Phoenix!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix
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Toronto Cat Rescue

Facts about Phoenix

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
DOB May 17, 2010.

Phoenix is a big kitty with a big purr-sonality! He is a very active cat who hunts and plays. Phoenix will chase and play with anything! Catnip toys, wand toys, balls, toy mice, pompoms, but his favourite are interactive toys or toys that move on their own, whether motion activated or suspended from door frames. He can entertain himself. He is also very much a vertical thinker and needs things he can jump and climb.

He loves to sleep on his foster Mom's feet. If he sees her feet he leaves them alone, but if they are under the covers and they move then he will pounce. He likes to sleep by or near her feet at night once he is finished making sure the house is secure. (He is a nocturnal hunter and needs quiet toys he can hunt and chase until he is ready to go to sleep).

In the morning he is very vocal making sure he gets his breakfast before anyone else. The nice thing is he will not wake you up, but once he knows you are awake then all is fair game!

He does well with other cats as long as they are also bold and energetic (a slow integration is a must) - another playful cat in his forever home would be ideal!

Sweet Phoenix was seized by the courts from his previous home for abuse and neglect. He was very thin and both of his upper canines had to be removed because they were broken. He is no longer thin, but he still has a fear of not getting food so multiple smaller meals along with some kibble at night should be given. His ears are missing some bits but he hears very well, especially the movement of the treat bag!

His foster family shares: "Phoenix was a very shy and timid cat when he first arrived in my home. He will need to be given some time to trust his forever family. He is listed as being black but his fur is actually smoke. The roots are white and get progressively darker to the ends. His coat is one of the softest I've ever seen. He is a gentle giant. I'm going to miss this love bug!". Please give Phoenix his forever home... only the very best families please apply!

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 a bonded pair is $100 per cat, vs. $175 per cat.