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Mr. Poppy

Domestic Short Hair / Mixed

Details about Mr. Poppy

  • ID C211046
  • Available for Adoption
  • Species: Cat
  • Gender: Male
  • Estimated Birthdate: 8/16/2021
  • Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Mixed
  • Owner Experience Needed: None
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Adoption Fee: $225

More about Mr. Poppy

  • Primary Color(s): Orange (Mostly)
  • Shedding: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
  • Energy Level: Moderate

**Bonded with The Blaze**

Hi! My name is Poppy (aka Popsicle)! When I first got to my fosters, I fooled her and she thought I was a girl haha, hence the name. I am the runt of the litter, and I was oh so very shy in the beginning. Me and my littermates were found at about seven-weeks old in a trailer park, and we were very sick. Thankfully the finders were able to trap four of us from the litter. We were all barely hanging on and very scared when we first joined the rescue.

My foster could tell from the beginning that my brother Blaze (also up for adoption!) is my big brother in every way and is very protective and loving towards me. It took me quite a while to warm up to my foster. Unfortunately, when you have to give multiple forms of medications it makes it harder for us to trust you. With all the poking, prodding and medications completed, I am now a healthy, happy little guy! Yep, I think I'm going to be a bit smaller, but the cuteness is not in short supply☺!

Me and my brother Blaze (also up for adoption;) seem to be joined at the hip, but my foster feels we could also be okay apart.  It just seems as though my brother Blaze may have been looking out for me for a while, and we remain very close because of it.  

Me and my brothers have been with our foster since early October and have really blossomed into loving, playful kittens who just want to soak up all the pets and love we can get! I may take a little time to warm up, as that has been my personality from the beginning. As soon as I trust you, I will welcome all the love and attention you can offer me. I also have the sweetest purr my foster has ever heard! That alone will make you fall in love with this me.  

I think I would do well with other kittens, adult cats who are okay with other cats and properly introduced, as well as dogs who are cat-friendly. I am still on the smaller side and pretty mellow but as I grow and gain more weight, I think I will become more active. I enjoy interactive play; I've just been overpowered by my brother’s size and energy. I may do better in a household that is on the quiet side, as I seem to still be a bit skittish at times. I think older kids would be fine as long as everyone in the household gives me enough time and patience in the beginning to settle in.

I am litter box trained and use the cat tree for climbing, playing and scratching. I enjoy laying on his cat tree watching all the happenings going on outside. My foster has not seen him scratch on the furniture. To encourage that good behavior it is important to have access to proper scratching options, as well as keeping my claws trimmed. I have started getting my claws trimmed as they can be very sharp as kittens. We were all not used to being handled to trim our nails but with patience, I have allowed my foster to do so. With cautious, careful, handling I believe I will learn to trust my family with those kinds of care. I love canned food but am also eating kitten kibble.

I am neutered, microchipped, and will be up to date on all vaccines prior to adoption.

I hope to find a forever home who will give me what I need so I can live out the remainder of my life so much better than where I came from. 

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.

T o 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.