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Hiccup

Tabby / Mixed (short coat)

Details about Hiccup

  • ID C220257
  • Adoption Fee: $225
  • Breed: Tabby / Mixed (short coat)
  • Gender: Male
  • Coat Length: Short
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Current Weight: 7.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 6/19/2021
  • Owner Experience Needed: None
  • Declawed: No

Hiccup's Compatibility Attributes

  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Good with Kids: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Good for Apartment Living: Yes
  • Needs Companion Animal in Adoptive Home: Yes

Hiccup's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Likes to Vocalize: Quiet
  • Energy Level: Moderate

The name's Hiccup, and the game is:

Counter-surfing.

Sitting in the kitchen sink.

Screamin' for food.

Snuggling.

Lounging in the sun.

and... Chasin' feather wands until I just can't chase 'em no more!

In all seriousness, I do love all those things, but I'm prepared to love you even more.

I joined Ruff Start when I was dumped at their facility. The staff saw that I had a leg injury and amputated my hindleg immediately because it was a clear break and it was too far gone to be fixed. I went home with my current foster family right after the surgery and I've been here ever since!

Since I joined them, I've grown up a lot. I've made myself at home in this crazy house - it's got two young kids (a toddler and an infant), two adult cats, and one adult dog in it, plus two adults. I truly love everybody in my house but especially my kid foster siblings and my foster mom. I'd do best being adopted by a busy, loud home - those are the best kinds because they can keep up with me!

I'm a pretty lazy bones most of the time but I sure love climbing, jumping, getting into mischief, and playing a lot. So my new family has to be prepared to spend some quality time hanging out together because I'm a young kitten who has lots of energy to burn at random hours of the day! I'll repay you by snuggling on your lap when we settle in to watch TV together at night.

I absolutely have to go to a home with another animal in it. Whether my new friend is cat or dog, that doesn't matter too much, but I'd be far too lonely if I didn't have a furry friend to hang out with. If I'm being honest, I'm also learning manners from my fur brothers right now and would appreciate continued lessons - eek!

My ideal home would also have young children in it who love to play. Sometimes I do want time alone so they'd have to respect my boundaries, but there's no one better to play chase the wand with than a toddler who loves to run!

Hiccup was surrendered to Ruff Start Rescue. If you are interested in getting to know this animal better, please fill out an 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.

If you'd like to donate towards this pet's care, you can donate to our Animal Care Fund.   Our Animal Care Fund supports the medical and veterinary needs for all Ruff Start Rescue animals. You'll be able to enter this pet's name on the second page of the donation form.

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.