Got Mice?

Thought about hiring a barn cat? In exchange for giving them a safe place to live, these cats will provide you some top-notch, non-toxic pest control. All cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and given flea prevention.

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What is a barn cat?

Barn cats are working cats who are not suitable or happy to be traditional pet cats. Sometimes cats like this end up in the shelter because they have nowhere else to go safely. In these cases, sometimes we must consider non-traditional adoption placement. Not every cat is happy living inside a home but that doesn’t make them less deserving of a quality life! Community cats, ferals, and other special kitties may be better suited to live outside and have a job—that’s where you come in! Hire a barn cat to take care of your rodent problem and you’ll also be saving a life!

Barn Cat FAQs

Interested in hiring a barn cat? Check out our FAQs below for more information and complete the questionnaire to get started!

There is no hiring/adoption fee. You will simply be responsible for ongoing care- food, water, shelter, and veterinary care as necessary.

Ready To Hire?

Please only complete this form if you are looking to hire a barn cat. If you have a community cat or a barn cat who needs assistance, please call our Help Center at ext. 49. For more information about the barn cat adoption program, you can call 937-294-6505 ext.38 or email

Barn Cat Application

Thank you for considering a barn cat! Please remember, the cats in our program are typically not suitable “traditional” adoption candidates. Your interest in hiring a working cat helps them maintain a quality life AND helps you get rid of pesky vermin. Win, win!