My name is Merlot!

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

Facts about Merlot

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black & White Or Tuxedo
  • Age: Senior
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
DOB March 28, 2009.

Merlot is a sweetheart, who enjoys scratches and cuddles at all hours of the day (and night if you’re willing!). He has a very quiet meow, but when he really has something he wants to share with you, he bumps up the volume a little bit with chirps and chatters. Enjoying a relaxed life, he is happiest lying on his mat nearby, dozing next to you, or even sometimes on your lap. On rare occasions, he’ll react to his toys (or a randomly broken hair elastic) and play around, showing off his younger side. Because he finds comfort in company, at night he will follow you to bed, wait for some goodnight cuddles, then settle down to sleep beside you or at your feet.

Merlot was one of the many Project Velcro rescues from Quebec. Now he can't wait to find his forever home and enjoy some quality time with his new family.

Merlot is friendly, loving, and is guaranteed to bring joy to your day. Come meet him today and prepare to fall in love!

Thank you for welcoming a senior cat into your family - an adoption fee of your choice is appreciated versus our standard adoption fee of $175.

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...

***AUGUST ONLY*** All our cats two years and older have a reduced adoption fee of $100 (vs. our standard fee of $175).

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.