Adopt a Hypo-allergenic Cat Near You
Looking for hypoallergenic cats for adoption near you? From Ragdoll cats to Siamese, Balinese to Maine Coon cats, Pet Adoptions Network rehomes cats and kittens of all breeds and breed mixes. With a number of different cat breeds considered to be allergy-friendly, you can often find one of these sneeze-free cats and kittens right here. (And you are also welcome to add your name to our waiting list, and we will contact you when a cat considered to be hypoallergenic comes available in your area.
Need to Rehome Your Hypoallergenic Cat?
We help responsible cat owners find good homes for allergy friendly cats throughout the USA and Canada. Click here to contact our cat rehoming team. We will be happy to discuss your situation and how we can make finding a good home for your cat as stress-free and safe as possible. We have carefully rehomed thousands of cats for cat lovers nation-wide. Read our article on Rehoming Your Cat Due to Allergies .
Do Allergy-Friendly Cats Even Exist?
There are a number of cat breeds that are considered to be hypo-allergenic, but there are no cats that are 100% allergy-friendly. Much of this depends on you, your immune system and your cat. So even if you do adopt a hypo-allergenic breed of cat, you may still have symptoms, although they would likely be much less intense.
There is a protein found in the saliva of cats called Fel-D. Cats are fastidious self-groomers, so each time your cat licks himself, particles of Fel-D stick to the cat’s coat, and then become air-borne once dry. These minute particles are then deposited anywhere your cat has been; the sofa, your bed, your lap, your carpets, your clothing, and the list goes on.
There are many measures you can take to reduce or almost eliminate the allergens and dander in your home, cat and all, so be sure to check out our article and recommendations.
Hypoallergenic Cats For Adoption Near You
The long-haired cousin to the Siamese, the Balinese cat combines the effortless grace and fine lines of the Siamese with a long, silky coat that is known to be hypo-allergenic or allergy-friendly. This coat was originally considered to be an undesirable trait among US Siamese breeders when it first appeared in the 1950’s. But when two long-haired Siamese cats were bred together, it was discovered that the longhaired Siamese was actually a true breed.
The Balinese, so named for the beauty and grace of Balinese dancers, can be compared to the Himalayan, but possesses the fine, long lines of the Siamese. Unlike the Himalayan, the soft and silky coat of the Balinese requires much less grooming. Balinese are wonderful companions!
They are affectionate, inquisitive, intelligent, playful and gentle with the people they love. Balinese are very sociable, and like very much to spend time with their humans. Balinese cats are exquisite creatures that display four colors; seal-point, chocolate-point, blue-point and lilac-point.
The origins of the Bengal Cat stem from the first pairing of a wild Asian Leopard Cat, a small, forest-dwelling cat found in Asia and India, and a domesticated cat, which occurred more that 35 years ago. The Bengal cat has since purred it’s way into the hearts and homes of cat fanciers world wide, and is currently one of the most popular cat breeds, with an added fan base of cat lovers with allergies, since the Bengal’s coat seems to be hypoallergenic for most people.
The exotic beauty, affectionate nature and intelligence of the Bengal cat has since inspired many other hybrid cat breeds, including the Savannah cat.
The Bengal cat has a gorgeous, shiny camouflage coat, perky, attentive ears, amazing physical prowess and an extremely high level of intelligence.
Bengal cats are playful, laid-back, affectionate, curious and almost dog-like. They can be trained to walk on a leash and many of them actually like water! If you’re an apartment dweller, and have your heart set on a dog, but not enough room, a Bengal is the next best choice. Bengals make fun, affectionate, wonderful pets and are great with children, dogs and other animals. Bengal cats are addictive! Like potato chips, it’s hard to stop at just one.
Burmese Cats For Adoption
To the beautiful, affectionate breed known as Burmese, happiness is a warm lap! This loveable, people-oriented cat originated in Burma, and was developed as a distinct breed in the United States in the 1930’s.
Often described as “bricks wearing silk” these cats are remarkably heavy for their size. The soft, silky short coat comes in four shades; sable, champagne, blue and platinum. It’s lovely to run your hands through – even for those with cat allergies, since it is considered to be non-allergenic.
Known for their uncanny ability to make a cat-lover out of almost anyone, these adorable felines take companionship to extremes – wanting a hand – or should we say “a paw” – in everything that you are doing.
Make room, because Burmese love to cuddle up with you in bed. Burmese should never be allowed outside as they are very dependent upon humans and have very little in the way of survival instincts to help them fend off other animals or avoid traffic.
They are intelligent and charming creatures and get along well with well-behaved children and dogs introduced at an early age. Watch out, though, Burmese can be addicting – it’s hard to stop at just one!
Cornish Rex Cats For Adoption
The Cornish Rex cat gets his name from the Rex rabbit The similarities come from the unusual wavy coat that is so soft and considered to be hypoallergenic. This cat is very lean and resembles a Whippet dog with its arched back and pulled up stomach. Long, thin legs and the way it poses on its feet make the cat look as if it’s standing on tiptoe.
The coat on the Cornish Rex is its most unusual feature. Short and very soft it lies quite close to the body and appears as waves of curls all over the cat including it’s stomach.
The Cornish Rex is a most affectionate cat who is active and playful. Cornish Rex cats will fetch and catch and will be like a kitten far into his maturity.
Devon Rex Cats For Adoption Near You
Devon Rex are the true Pixies of the cat world! The Devon Rex came to be due to a genetic mutation causing it’s unusual coat that has the added benefit of being allergy friendly. The Devon Rex was recognized, along with the Cornish Rex to be a distinct breed in Britain in 1967.
Devon Rex ears are large, and seem oversized in relation to the unique ‘pixie elf’ head shape. ‘Pixie’ also describes the breed’s delightful personality! Full of fun, the active Devon Rex is definitely a people cat!
Dog-like in personality, many retrieve their toys endlessly. The Devon Rex seems to wag its tail hen happy, and has been nicknamed the ‘poodle cat.’ The Devon Rex has a velvety soft coat that comes in a wide range of colors and patterns and does not shed harmonize with the coat.
Javanese Cats For Adoption Near You?
(Sorry, not at the moment. They are quite rare!)
This ancient, rare breed of cat was originally found in Japan and throughout most of southeast Asia. These beautiful and very active cats have a very unique tail which looks like a pom-pom – the result of a distinctive combination of curves that is unique to each cat.
Javanese cats are long and lanky with very sleek and powerful legs that make them very adept at running and leaping (look out, nick nacks!) Very intelligent and affectionate, the Javanese has a distinctive oriental look that is given by high cheekbones and slightly almond-shaped eyes. This exquisite cat comes in a rainbow of colors and coat patterns in both long-haired and short-haired varieties.
A word of caution – Javanese Cats are addictive! It’s hard to stop at owning just one!