Welcome to Cats of Oceanside

A 501(3)c Non-Profit Organization

Our Mission

Cats of Oceanside is on a mission to connect the people of our beachside community with the street cats who live here.

As our California beach town has dramatically gentrified over the last 10 years, combined with the effects of the pandemic, many lower income families have left their homes - and their cats, behind.

In addition to policy changes from our local state funded shelters, there has been an influx of community and feral cats in our neighborhoods, some very friendly, but most forgotten and unseen.

Sadly, these cats live short and hard lives as humans turn a blind eye.

Cats of Oceanside is here catch the cats that fall through the cracks and fill in the gaps where our state funded shelters fall short.


Adopt or Foster

Opening your home to a cat will open your heart. Apply to adopt or foster with us! Adopt or Foster


A monetary donation or items off our wishlists - anything makes a difference! Donate

Advocate and Educate

The more you know, the more you can help. We are here as a resource for the San Diego Community! Coming Soon.

Our Story

Cats of Oceanside was founded by San Diego native, Alison Smith, and born from her love of cats.

Cats of Oceanside exists not only to help the cats of Oceanside, but to also educate and advocate on their behalf, take the crazy out of cat lady, and connect the people of Oceanside with how cool cats and compassion can be.

To hear the whole scoop in her own words, read our story.

Our Story

Current Adoptable Cats

Cindy Catford

Birthday: Unk. approx 1.5 years

Markings: Black and white medium hair & distinctive 'mole'

Traits: Gentle, friendly, good with other cats, dogs and kids

Spayed & Vaccinated: Yes

Adoption Fee: $150

Cindy is a friendly female cat rescued from the streets. Her ear is clipped because she was supposed to be returned to the streets as a spayed ‘community cat’. It was determined she was too friendly for that life, so she is looking for her forever home where she can be appreciated for her beauty and sweet personality.

Cindy's Adoption Application


Birthday: Unk, approx 2 yrs

Approx weight: 8 lbs

Markings: White and Tabby

Traits: Gentle, lap cat, affable, good with other cats

Spayed and Vaccinated: Yes

Adoption Fee: $150

Bella was named for her beauty. Unfortunately she has lived a stressful life. After giving birth to a litter of kittens, Bella was being given away for free and was swooped up by a rescue.

She recently came into the care of Cats of Oceanside and we treated her for an ear infection and ear mites. We also got her checked out for the hair loss she has experienced on her back end. Bella is now totally healthy and ready for a quiet and stable home where she can truly BLOOM.

Bella is looking for a nice warm lap to cuddle on, a human she can really bond with and if you have another friendly cat at home, Bella would love them too.

Bella's Adoption Application


Birthday: 04/25/23 (6 months)

Markings: Black

Traits: Playful, extremely affectionate, friendly, lap cat. playful, cuddly, good with other cats, dogs and kids

Neutered & Vaccinated: Yes

Adoption Fee: $175

Sammy is from one of the best litters to pass through CoO. He was raised by hand and he loves people. This is a cat that has known nothing but love.

Sammy truly is a perfect kitten, sweet and sensitive, he would like to find his forever home as soon as possible so he can settle in to become your new best friend.

Sammy should go to a home with another cat playmate!

Sammy's Adoption Application

Let us connect you to the cats that live here.

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Adopted in 2023️⃣

Adopted in 2022️⃣