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Domestic Short Hair / Mixed

Details about Luke

  • ID C220531
  • Adoption Fee: $99
  • Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Mixed
  • Gender: Male
  • Current Weight: 8.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 6/21/2021
  • Declawed: No

Luke's Compatibility Attributes

  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Good for Apartment Living: Yes

Luke's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious
Other Traits:
    Playful, Timid, Affectionate, Intelligent, Plays with Toys

Luke  is a beautiful gray panther who was rescued from a pretty bad outdoor situation in rural MN. He was being fed here and there, but that's about it. 

Luke has been in his foster home for a while and it took quite some time for him to trust his foster human. With time and patience he has turned into the sweetest and most cuddly boy. He really appreciates being fed regularly and uses the litter box faithfully. He's a bit vocal, but not obnoxiously so. He sometimes chats back and forth with his foster mom and she thinks it's really cute. In the evenings, he spends an hour or so cuddled up with his foster mom. Luke is a cuddly kitty once he's comfortable!  Check out this cute video of Luke cuddling!
Luke's favorite things are: cat toys he can bat around, treats and food. Did I mention he LOVES treats? Luke LOVES treats and will come running if you shake the container. He's starting to scratch on the provided cat tree, but he might need some training in that department in his forever home.
Because he is very timid at first, Luke requires a quiet and patient home where he can continue to get used to a life as an inside cat. He doesn't seem bothered by the foster's 2 small dogs and he will likely transition best into a cat-free home. Luke sometimes gets a little overstimulated and like most cats, will give a nip. Kids in the home should probably be older and experienced with cat behavior like that. 
With Luke, the saying "good things come to those who wait" holds true. The wait for him to open up is so worth it. Are you willing to be Luke's patient forever family?   Check out this cute video of Luke.   
Luke was found as a stray. 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.