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Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (short coat)

Details about Dahlia

  • ID C210932
  • Available for Adoption
  • Species: Cat
  • Gender: Female
  • Estimated Birthdate: 3/10/2021
  • Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (short coat)
  • Owner Experience Needed: None
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Adoption Fee: $225

More about Dahlia

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

Name: Dahlia
Date of Birth: 3/10/2021
Gender: Female
Breed: DSH
Weight: 3 lbs

Dog Friendly: Nervous
Cat Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: Unknown

Energy Level: Moderate
History: Local Impound;  Unclaimed Stray
Adoption Fee: $225.00


Hi there! My name is Dahlia and I was brought to Ruff Start Rescue after I was found as a stray and no one claimed me. My journey started out ruff. I was super nervous when I was brought into my foster mom's home- but you wouldn't even know it as I have blossomed into a wonderful young kitty. I am nervous at first, but have started to love the presence of my foster family, even their 7 year old daughter! I would do best in a quiet home where I can continue to flourish and become your best friend.

Dahlia is good with cats & kids and is wary of dogs. Dahlia is spayed, microchipped, felv/fiv negative, dewormed, and given a flea and tick preventative. She had half of her tail surgically removed after it was found to be painful and necrotic. She is feeling MUCH better now that her ouchy tail is gone.

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.