First Cat Exclusive Shelter In Colo. Spgs.


We were founded in 2008 to find loving homes for cats who otherwise would not, by giving them a chance at our shelter.  We were the first shelter in Colorado Springs serving cats exclusively. We are proud to be a limited admission, adoption guaranteed shelter.  Look What the Cat Brought In exists to care for cats that require longer shelter stays than a traditional shelter can provide, securing adoption when each cat is healthy and emotionally ready.  2013, a third of the cats we rescued came from extreme hoarding situations.

We transform a medically needy cat into a healthy, happy cat ready to join your home as a beloved family pet. Our veterinary partners reverse or minimize years of neglect and pain — from kittens with fractures to seniors with terrible teeth. Though many arrived at high risk for euthanasia, our live release rate was 97 percent in 2016.

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit and Colorado Spring’s first shelter founded exclusively for cats. We find loving homes for hard-luck cats who need a little extra time and TLC. We also educate the public on cat care.  Our cats sincerely thank you for giving them a second chance.

We listen to cats and hear what they try to tell us. If they are hurt, we heal them. No cat makes the choice to suffer. The choice is made for them through neglect or abandonment. We make a different choice for our cats when they are in pain, ill or injured. With our veterinary partners we provide needed medical treatments and pain relief so our cats can achieve lives of health and contentment in loving homes.

Our cats come from the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, from the City of Montrose Animal Control Facility, Second Chance Animal Rescue Foundation in Lamar Colorado, Lucky Paws in Arvada, Colorado, City of Concordia Kansas Animal Control, Hearts United for Animals in Nebraska, Laramie Peak Animal Shelter in Wyoming. We also take private surrenders, but our priority is to retrieve cats from shelters where the live release rate is less than 90%.

We adopt from the new shelter at 2129 E Boulder and through the following stores:

Petco East, 3050 N Powers Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80922
719 637 8777

Petsmart Chapel Hills, 7860 North Academy
Colorado Springs CO 80920
719 531 7870


We have a Cat Cafe every Saturday from 1 – 4 pm.


Check out our donation page or for volunteering opportunities, please contact lookcatin [at] gmail [dot] com.









Call: 719-331-6852

Email: lookcatin [at] gmail [dot] com

Visit:  Saturdays 1-4 pm and Sundays from 2-4 pm
2129 E Boulder St, Colorado Springs, CO 80909


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Cats become Sommeliers!

Recently some of our cats decided that life at the shelter was becoming dull and they needed a new hobby. Catnip was not enough, so they asked the advice of Buster, the master sommelier and opened their own wine label!

2016-05-09 19.01.59 Buster sommelier

The ever suave, debonair and knowledgeable Buster.

You can check out their offerings here!

We will be adding venues to sample their choices in the near future.


Sign up for our Newsletter

Join our newsletter mailing list to keep updated on events at the shelter and news of our kitties.  Just text on your phone the word kitty to 42828, follow the directions and you are signed up to receive our newsletter in your email every three or four weeks!  Easy Peasy.



Halloween Open House

HalloweenOpenHouse2014Friday, October 31

5:00pm – 6:30pm

2129 East Boulder St, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909

A safe, fun trick-or-treat environment, especially for Kids 12 and Younger. Treats, Music, and Stories. Come dressed in your favorite costume to collect candy and visit some cats!

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Grand Opening Sept. 13th!


Saturday September 13
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
2129 E Boulder Street

Look What the Cat Brought in will be moving into their spacious new accommodations and want to celebrate.  Everybody is invited.  Come one, come all.

Did you get your photo with the 6 foot tall cat at the Grand Opening? Here is the link to the photos for you. Thank you to the wonderful Studio Los Dos for their time and talent.

Join us for:
food and drink,
silent auction,
and all around fun time.

Take a tour of the new facility and make friends with our fine felines.

The Silent Auction will feature:

Autographed and framed photo of Jackson Galaxy–host of “My Cat From Hell”

8×10 drawing of your pet from a photo ($200 worth)

Denise Chambers Photography gift certificate

Cat Jacket (Painted Pony, size large, 100% Cotton, dry clean only)

New Dooney & Bourke Purse

New Patricia Nash Italian Leather Tote-bag (suede lined)

Beautiful Green Silk Jewelry box

Sterling Silver and Glass Necklace

Sterling Silver/Gold/Semi-precious Emerald Earrings

Disney’s Mickey Mouse watch

Gift Basket (Two 22 ounce mugs saying “you had me at meow,” Jackson Galaxy book “Cat Daddy”, Picture Frame “Meow”, cat shaped cookie cutter, silver-tone necklace of angel wings heart with a paw in the center) in a lovely basket

Gift certificate to Shops at Briargate ($50)

Gift certificate to Veda Salon

Shelter Kitty Door Mat + Book “Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World”

Saint Gertrude of Nivelles (Patron Saint of Cats) Retablo PLUS the Book “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Did What?

Large fabric wall hanging of a white tiger (44.5 inches X 34 inches) contour sewed with satin trim PLUS Paint Kit for Cats by Kitty-Casso

Laurel Burch Tote Bag with colorful cats

Plush micro-fiber pet bed PLUS Cat entertainment DVD featuring birds, fish, mice, and bugs…entertainment bliss for your cat.

Plush Stuffed Cat PLUS Stray Cat Rules Photo Mat (insert your own photo)

 Plus more….

Please join us in our celebrating our new, more spacious building that will allow us to better serve the community and the cats.  Bring a friend…or three.

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