Working Cats


There are many wonderful cats who are unsuited as pets and therefore unadoptable.  However, they are the purrfect cats for providing expert and natural rodent control in your warehouse, business, barn, nursery or garden. The cats are completely vetted, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, ear-tipped and in good health.  They will need an acclimation period as well as daily food, water, shelter and vet care as needed.

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Philadelphia and the surrounding area has a deeply rooted horticultural history.  Home of the fabulous Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) and annual PHS Flower Show
along with many display and historical gardens, the region is quite rightly considered the Garden Capital of America.

cat garden 1Working cats provide a natural, invaluable monitoring of moles, voles and field mice in gardens, barns and stables.

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We strongly advocate natural, organic gardening and farming methods for both humane and environmental reasons. 


Many cats die needlessly from chemical herbicides, pesticides and poisons. In a sad turn of events, a chemically poisoned mouse can also poison the cat who catches him.


Spring / Early Summer / Fall are the ideal times for placing cats during more temperate weather to settle into their new homes as the cats must be crated 6-8 weeks to bond to their new surroundings. Placement during the dead of summer / winter will be considered if cooling/heating sources are available during acclimation.

Barns/stables/sheds must be located at least 500 feet off roadways. Cats are placed based on the size of the area to be moused & number of existing barn cats. Existing barn cats must be fixed or we can help you with this.

~~Local Celebrity Garden Cats~~

Longwood Gardens, Chester County
One of the world’s premier display gardens, Longwood Gardens. Longwood has many working cats who patrol the gardens as part of their Integrated Pest Management to maintain vigorous rodent control in return for food, shelter, and medical care. All cats were stray or feral cats and each cat has an assigned area of the garden and a human caretaker. The cats’ primary job is on the Rodent Control Task Force, but they also work as greeters, work supervisors and highly skilled catmint pruners in exchange for food, shelter and a health care plan. The cats all receive annual vet care and vaccinations.


Longwood Gardens – Purr-fect Partners

Longwoods Furry Ambassadors





Bartram’s Garden, Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful Bartram’s Garden is a true jewel on the banks of the Schuylkill River in Southwest Philadelphia, one of only a handful of identified prehistoric locations in Philadelphia. Settled in 1648, it is also home to beautiful gardens and several resident cats who resolutely mouse the gardens. Working with Bartrams’ head gardener, PCCC undertook a TNRM project in 2006 to humanely reduce the population of outdoor cats at Bartrums’ and the adjacent Bartrum’s Village.


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