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    Visit the Tenth Life Adoption Lounge

    We welcome visitors to drop in every weekend or by appointment. We are located at 3202 Cherokee Street in Saint Louis, MO 63118. Our current visiting hours are listed on our home page (or by appointment). Please note that we do not have the ability to accept unscheduled admission of cats at our Cherokee Street location. If you are interested in admitting a cat, please start here.

    Sure, our adoption lounge is a fun and comfy place to kick back and hang out with cats while enjoying some coffee and free wifi. But did you know that we are also a valuable community resource center?

    We believe we can save more pets and decrease pet homelessness by equipping our community to be a part of the solution through empathic individual and group education. That's why our doors are open to the public weekly. You do not have to be looking to adopt a pet in order to visit our adoption lounge and resource center and there is no charge to visit and no time limit other than our open hours.

    We exist to help pets and work hard to keep people and pets together.

    We're here to connect you with the resources you need. Have questions? Need advice? Stop in and speak with a volunteer or staff member.

    We believe judgment is separation and we know that we can accomplish more together if we're kind and respectful of one another. When you enter our space, you are entering a judgment free zone. Please come as you are and ask any questions. All are welcome here.

    What are we doing?

    We take pride in the fact that we have helped 450+ individuals and families restore peace to their homes through our free behavior team, serving our community locally and as far away as France, Norway, South Africa, Abu Dhabi, and Saudi Arabia. Wherever you are, our volunteers want to help.

    In 2018 we served 122 individuals via our free behavior line and fielded 966 community phone calls. We committed to educational outreach visiting schools to provide humane education all while providing excellent veterinary care, foster homes, and adoptive placement to 163 felines, prioritizing those with special needs and injuries. We also welcome more than 2,000 visitors annually at our brick and mortar location on Cherokee Street in Saint Louis, Missouri.

    As of June 2019, we've fielded more than 4,000 community requests.

    More ways you can reach us

    Admission Questions

    Unfortunately, we are unable to accept new admissions at Tenth Life on Cherokee Street because we have to protect the health and safety of the cats who reside in our small storefront. Most of our cats begin in foster homes before moving to Tenth Life on Cherokee Street (TLOC). The very best way to seek help is to email or call.

    Please note that we are not an emergency clinic and we do not currently have a veterinarian on staff. While we will reply as quickly as possible and do whatever we can to help, it is impossible for us to help every cat. Please do not wait to hear from us or any rescue before seeking help for a cat who is in need of emergency medical attention. If necessary, you can find some wonderful local resources here including links to low-cost care options and additional local rescue organizations.

    Adoption Questions

    Answers to questions about adopting may be answered by clicking on "ADOPT" to the left. If you cannot find the answer you need or simply want to speak with someone about adoption, please send an email to

    Behavior Questions

    If you're experiencing issues with feline behavior or simply have questions about helping your cat thrive at home, please email and include as much information as possible. For the quickest reply, please include your phone number and some good times to call you.

    While our volunteer behavior counselors cannot replace the advice and assistance of your licensed veterinarian and behaviorist, they can provide excellent complementary guidance alongside these professionals. Our goal is always to help you figure out what might be going on and walk you through the process of restoring peace to your home.

    Our services are always offered free of charge.

    Donation Questions

    If you have questions that have not been answered on the Donation Page please feel free to contact us by calling or emailing.

    If you'd like to donate items to our storefront and wish to arrange for delivery, you can reach our team directly by emailing Our address is 3202 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO 63118. We recommend contacting us in advance to verify our current hours.

    Event Questions

    Want to attend an event? You'll find upcoming events listed here and under the Events Page using the menu to the left. Still have questions or want to set up an event?

    Fostering Through Tenth Life

    If you have questions that are not answered on our foster page (see menu left) or simply want to talk to a member of our team about our Foster Program, please email our foster team at

    Volunteer Questions

    Interested in volunteering? You can sign up by visiting the Volunteer Page link to the left.

    Other Questions

    Have a question about something else? Please call us or email with any questions. If we cannot find the answer for you, we'll do our best to find the someone who can.

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