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Domestic Long Hair / Mixed

Details about Butterscotch

  • ID C210786
  • Available for Adoption
  • Species: Cat
  • Gender: Male
  • Estimated Birthdate: 2/24/2021
  • Breed: Domestic Long Hair / Mixed
  • Owner Experience Needed: Species
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Adoption Fee: $225

More about Butterscotch

  • Primary Color(s): Orange and White
  • Shedding: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: High
  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
  • Energy Level: High
  • Yard Required: No
  • Fence: Not Required

Name: Butterscotch
Date of Birth: 2/24/2021
Gender: Male
Breed: Domestic Longhair Mix
Weight: 7 Pounds
Dog friendly: Unknown
Cat friendly:  Unknown
Kid friendly: 
House Trained: Unknown
Crate Trained:  Unknown
Energy level:  High
History:  Owner Surrender
Adoption Fee: 225.00



I am Butterscotch. My family surrendered me to the humane society because I was scaring the little humans in the house with my play biting. The humane society told me I wasn’t appropriate for the adoption floor so they reached out to Ruff Start to see if a foster would take me & teach me the appropriate way of playing with my humans. I have never learned that biting when I play isn’t ok. When FM says “you do not” to me when I bite I was at first very confused because well I’ve been doing this the whole time & the little humans run which I thought they wanted me to chase them. I love all new people, places, cats and dogs so it doesn’t take me time to adjust to my new surroundings at all. FM tells people who meet me that they need to set the boundaries with me so I understand that play biting is not ok with any human. I love love love to cuddle! I will lay on your chest & rub my head against your face just purring away. I also like to lick my humans face & ear lobes which FM has been telling me that is not ok either because not every human likes it. You see I am such a happy kitten that I just love everyone I meet so I don’t waste any time trying to play or cuddle. If you need boundaries just please feel free to let me know. I am very quick & sneaky. I do bolt through doorways so FM has gotten very good at making sure I am away from a door before opening it. I don’t like to be enclosed in a small space or small room. I really like to be close to my humans because I love them that much. My FM says I keep her so entertained & she wishes she could keep me but there are 2 older lady cats that live upstairs & because I am so full of energy they would not like me. I love dogs! They are so much fun! I do like other cats but a little too much because I instantly just want to play & the ones I have met so far are all kittens like me but they just angry at me when I try to play with them. So I really do either need a dog friend or another very easygoing playful kitty like myself. I also love water! Turn on a faucet for me & I will be so entertained! I like to drink water right from the faucet it’s delicious. Did I mention I know how to sit? FM gets some yummy treats & asks me to sit so of course I do anything for treats! She tells me I really am to smart for my own good. I really hope I get a forever home that understands I am still a kitten & has the patience to work with me to let me know what is ok & what is not because I truly want to be the best for my human! If you choose me just know I will love you intensely forever! 

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.