Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (short coat)
Details about Pooka
- ID C210731
- Available for Adoption
- Species: Cat
- Gender: Female
- 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 Pooka
- Primary Color(s): Tortoiseshell
- 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
Hi, my name is Pooka, which means Lucky Charm, and I came as an Unclaimed Stray.
*This animal is located at our adoption center partner, The Cafe Meow in Minneapolis. An adoption application can be completed onsight of this location. Please visit their website for more information: https://thecafemeow.com.*
I'm still looking for my fur-ever family and home. I've had a few families come to meet my siblings and me. 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 all of us after the mom and son who passed away of natural causes the following day. 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. Several more weeks went by of me watching my brother rub against our foster mom's legs. Once I realized he was safe, I joined in on rubbing against her legs too. We've almost tripped her. We are that intense about it!
I'm gorgeous and I know it just look at me. If you're lucky enough to touch me you will find that I have very soft velvet like fur.
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 Wayne 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.