We rescue cats.

Partners for Pets is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless cats in Spokane County. In 1996 the organization started as nothing more than a few people’s passion for helping animals. With time that passion grew into a successful volunteer-based non-profit. Over the last 24 years, we have worked with Spokane and Southern Idaho area shelters to rescue more than 10,000 cats. For every one we place, we are back at the shelter rescuing another.

We are a group of animal lovers dedicated to finding the purrfect fit for every cat and kitten in our care. All kitties who come through our program spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated, and tested for major diseases before adoption. We believe in making a lifetime commitment, not only by trying to find our rescues forever homes that will keep the cats through the entirety of their lives, but also by taking our rescues back (even years later) if for any reason that adopted home does not work out.

Our Mission

The goal of Partners for Pets is to eliminate euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets; promote sterilization (spay/neuter); work collaboratively with local shelters in a foster/adoption program; and educate the community about the importance of sterilization, permanent identification, and making a lifetime commitment.

We are working to...

  • Increase rescues and adoptions,
  • educate the community about pet overpopulation and the importance of permanent identification,
  • assist families in selecting animals that fulfill their particular needs,
  • and end the needless euthanasia of animals in our community.

100% Volunteer-Run

Every single member of our organization is a volunteer. Some run our adoption center while others serve as foster homes for cats new to our program. Giving even just a few hours a month can help.

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100% Nonprofit

Donations keep our organization running and rescuing cats. Our adoption fees do not always cover all of the costs of caring for our rescues and donations help offset the rest of these costs.

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Cat Rescue

We work with local shelters to rescue as many cats and kittens as possible. All of our rescues are taken directly from shelters and stay in our program until they are adopted. Some of our harder to place cats may even be with us for years.

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Adoption Locations

Partners for Pets Adoption Center

For the safety of our volunteers and guests, Partners for Pets is currently completing adoptions by appointment only. You can schedule an adoption appointment by calling our adoption center at (509) 893-9829 or emailing an adoption application to adoption@partnersforpets.org.

Spokane Valley PetSmart

A volunteer is at the Spokane Valley PetSmart with Partners for Pets cats and kittens on Saturdays from 12–4 p.m. You can check our Facebook page for updates on which rescues will be there and if there are any changes to these hours.


Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have dogs?

We are a cat-only rescue.

I think you have my cat.

Since we do not accept pets from the public and only take in animals legally relinquished from shelters, we will not have your lost pet. If you have lost a pet, please call SCRAPS

I found a cat/kitten, can you take it?

If you have found a pet, please call SCRAPS. We can not take in animals from the general public.

I can't keep my cat/kitten, can you take it?

We do not accept pets from the general public. If you have a pet that was not adopted from Partners for Pets who you can no longer provide a home for, we suggest you call the Spokane Humane Society. There is a small fee associated with the relinquishment to help pay for the care of the animal.

If for any reason you need to return a cat adopted from Partners for Pets, please call the foster home listed on your adoption contract as soon as possible. We appreciate at least two weeks notice to find space in a foster home. Please do not bring your pet directly to any of our adoption locations! Always call the foster home first to make arrangements.

I need to get my animal spayed/neutered/vaccinated...

We are not a vet and do not provide any veterinary services.

I need a place to keep my cat short term...

We are not able to provide temporary care for your pet; our foster homes are all reserved for animals rescued from shelters. We suggest you contact a kennel and discuss your unique situation and needs.