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Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (short coat)

Details about Wayne

  • ID C210728
  • Available for Adoption
  • Species: Cat
  • Gender: Male
  • Estimated Birthdate: 6/15/2021
  • Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (short coat)
  • Owner Experience Needed: None
  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Adoption Fee: $150

More about Wayne

  • Primary Color(s): Orange (Mostly)
  • Coat Length: Short
  • Shedding: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Yard Required: No
  • Fence: Not Required

Name: Wayne

DOB: 6/15/21

Weight: 6lbs

Adoption Fee: $150


Gender: male

Breed: domestic short hair

Dog Friendly: Unknown

Cat Friendly: Yes

Kid Friendly: Unknown; older kids

House Trained: Yes

Crate Trained: No

Energy Level: Moderate

History: Owner Surrender


*I am available to meet at The Cafe Meow in Minneapolis* Please go to their website for information on visiting https://thecafemeow.com/    

Hi, my name is Wayne and I'm still looking for my fur-ever family and home. I've had a few families come to meet my siblings and I. Unfortunately, we get nervous when new people come into our space at our foster home. Due to our initial shyness, we've been passed over several times for other kittens.

My/our story.... A very nice elderly lady, Hattie, and her son, Wayne, caught my family. They reached out to the rescue for help in rehoming us. The rescue was able to help our momma, who is feral, with TNR services. We were estimated at 6 weeks old at the end of July when we joined our foster mom in the rescue. My foster mom says we were Spicy Kittens! We were very scared and didn't trust humans let alone let them touch US!

My foster mom named me after the son who helped bring me into rescue. Unfortunately, both the mother and son passed away the following day of natural causes. Rest in Peace Hattie and Wayne.

Every time my foster mom would enter the room, we would run and hide. After several weeks, we finally would come out of hiding while she was in the room. After several more weeks, I would rub up against our foster mom's legs. Once my sisters saw that I was safe, they joined me in rubbing against her legs, we've almost tripped her, we are that intense about it.

The male in me wants attention and wants it now. I'm very demanding of my foster mom now that I trust her. If she doesn't pick me up or give me attention ASAP I try to climb her leg. I like to be held close to her chest where I can knead her neck and give her nose kisses. I don't mind when she gives me kisses on the head and cheek. I like to be the center of attention and the camera hog.

Due to us now becoming teenagers, my foster mom thought we should give The Cafe Meow a try to help boost our confidence and trust in humans. We've made so much progress this far!


I’m searching for a calm and patient family/home to call mine. I need a person/family that is willing to give me time to warm up. I promise it’ll happen it just might not be immediately. It took me months to trust my foster mom. I really would like to be adopted with Pooka or there needs to be another cat friend in the house. I’m still learning to trust and am more confident with a friend. Did I mention, I love food. My favorite playtime activity is cat fishing and drowning the toy mice in the water dish. I have not been formally introduced to the dog.  Slow introductions are recommended.  I do love to play footsie games with the resident cats under the door.  I'm nervous around new people and kids but am excitedly nervous about meeting lots of new people at the Cafe.  Hopefully I'll find my fur-ever :)


If you are interested in getting to know me better, please fill out an adoption application at www.ruffstartrescue.org/adopt/adoption-application . An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal and is not a binding contract.

To learn more about Ruff Start’s adoption process and the care our foster animals receive, please visit our How to Adopt page: www.ruffstartrescue.org/adopt/

Want to adopt a kitten? We highly recommend you consider bringing home two instead of one! Adopting kittens in pairs has been proven to be beneficial for cats’ emotional and behavioral well-being and greatly improves the likelihood of long-term adopter happiness as a result. Adopting more than one kitten also reduces the risk of “Single Kitten Syndrome” (also known as Tarzan Syndrome), a symptom of under-socialization during a kitten’s most formative weeks. Kittens who are under-socialized may develop aggressive tendencies toward both other animals and humans as they grow, creating lifelong behavioral issues for owners.