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Domestic Short Hair / Tortoiseshell / Mixed (short coat)

Details about Giblet

  • ID C220018
  • Available for Adoption
  • Species: Cat
  • Gender: Female
  • Estimated Birthdate: 9/16/2021
  • Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Tortoiseshell / Mixed (short coat)
  • Owner Experience Needed: None
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Adoption Fee: $225

More about Giblet

  • Primary Color(s): Tortoiseshell
  • Coat Length: Short
  • Shedding: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Declawed: No

*Bonded with CassieRoll*

I just joined my foster family and we are still getting acquainted with one another.  Once they learn more about me, they will add more information here!  My name is Giblet and I transferred here from another rescue as a stray. 


Breaking News!!!!! Our foster mom decided to bend the rules.  With slow, supervised introductions my sister and I were allowed to meet the resident cats and dog.  Meeting the resident animals meant we got to explore the house.  We started out slow and explored the two rooms next to ours.  We found ourselves napping in the spare room on the bed.  Boy is that nice!  We’ve figured out the dog.  She’s big but we don’t mind.  I think we’d like a home with a dog that didn’t mind if a cat snuggled with it, this dog prefers no cuddles.  We do like other cats, especially the males in the house.  The females are sassy just like us.  We are gaining confidence and learning so much from the resident animals!  The girls are coming out of their shells and taking over the house.  They really need their own home to rule over.  CassieRoll is slowly converting to....I'll sit next to you on the couch while watching TV.  She is now comfortable with me holding her and walking around.  She even purrs when being held.  The last few nights she’s decided to sleep on the bed.  Giblet on the other hand would much rather entertain her humans than cuddle with them. Giblet does show affection and seeks attention from her humans daily.  She will come up and sniff your hand, nose, feet, she’s starting to rub against legs, she jumps up on the arm of the chair/couch you're sitting on and will allow a very quick pet.  She will even talk to you at mealtime!  She definitely needs a human that understands a tortie and their sassy personality because she's a total tease!!!! Both girls are petite.  Never had an issue with the litter box.  They have several available of various styles.  Both are very food motivated.  They love their cat treats and come running to the sound of a bag of chips.  Downflaw, they are counter surfers.  A few of our favorite toys are: springs, puff balls, empty boxes.  Our favorite pastime: napping together on the window hammock.  We are definitely a bonded pair. Meaning we need each other and need to be adopted together.  CassieRoll will cry for Giblet when she can’t find her or doesn’t know where she’s at in the house.  They love to cuddle together and trust each other.  They are very independent girls but dependent upon each other. 


Giblet is a petite Tortie with a flirty personality. The "I know I’m gorgeous and you can touch me when I say it’s ok" type. Giblet and her siblings were live trapped in a garage in November. They were terrified but have been learning to trust humans.  Giblet is a typical kitten - full of energy and loves to explore.  She’s very independent.  She can be vocal, especially when it’s time to eat. She’s very food motivated and loves cat treats. She will come and sniff my hand but is uncomfortable with being touched. I can sometimes sneak some pets while she’s eating. Giblet and her sister, CassieRoll, have a room in my home. They have been exploring more of the house lately and loving that. They’ve met the resident cats. Giblet definitely likes my male cat and is interested in following him around. She’d do well with a young male cat. She has met the dog and doesn’t seem to care about her.  Giblet will get nose to nose with me through the screen door on her room. She acts like she wants my attention but is just a tease.  She’s not a cat that’s gonna come running and want to be held right away.  You will need to gain her trust. She loves to interact with fishing pole type toys. She needs a human willing to be patient while gaining her trust.


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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.