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Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (short coat)

Details about SnowJoe

  • ID C220659
  • Adoption Fee: $25
  • Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (short coat)
  • Gender: Male
  • Coat Length: Short
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Current Weight: 0.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 7/22/2022
  • Declawed: No

SnowJoe's Compatibility Attributes

  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Older/Considerate Children Only: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Good for Seniors/Elderly: Yes
  • Good for Apartment Living: Yes
  • Needs Companion Animal in Adoptive Home: Yes

SnowJoe's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Likes to Vocalize: Some
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
Other Traits:
    Lap pet, Playful, Affectionate, Eager to Please, Intelligent, Even-tempered, Goofy, Plays with Toys

Hi, my name is SnowJoe but my foster mom calls me JoeJoe.  I joined the rescue in August estimated at 2 weeks old.  I was rescued from an overpopulated cat colony with my siblings.  I was found living under a tarp with a snowblower, hence the name. 


I'm a beautiful, long, lean cat.  Depending on how I sit, I have a heart on my side. From the backside I look like I'm wearing a pair of pants!  I've always loved a good cheek scrubbing.  I'm just a chill, laid back kitty who loves lounging on my human.  I have a tiny squeak of a voice.  I sometimes forget that my foster mom is not a cat tree and climb her for attention.


The vet says my siblings and I have what's called kitty coronavirus. Don't let that scare you! All it means is that I need is a loving human to provide me with a solid food plan, vitamins (probiotics) and a daily routine to help prevent stress (which can cause a poo flare-up). You may notice runny or softer poo if I become stressed.  In a typical home environment where there is Not a lot of stress, there is low risk for cats 2 years of age to 12 years of age of contracting coronavirus from a carrier cat (assuming they are otherwise healthy with no immune deficiencies.)   Cats under 18 months or over 12 years or cats with any disease (renal disease, diabetes, herpes virus carriers, etc.) are at a higher risk if introduced to a coronavirus carrier.    In the event medications or prescription foods are sent home with your adoptive cat, we recommend setting up an appointment soon after adoption with your veterinarian to continue any future care. We recommend the use of probiotics daily to ensure optimal gut health.   


Speaking of food......Great News!!!  I had been eating a prescription wet and dry food from the vet to help with my gut.  When I was younger, I had a very sensitive tummy.  Sometimes with initial change, such as food, routine, environment, can cause my tummy to get upset.  I'm completely transitioned off of the prescription wet food.  My foster mom serves me wet food twice a day.  I love Fancy Feast Gourmet Naturals mixed with a little Fancy Feast Grilled. It's yummy, delicious!  


A litter box inside a tote or one with higher sides work best for me cause sometimes my poo falls over the edge. I don't mean for this to happen; I just like to stand by the edge when I do my business.  


I'm not bonded with any of my siblings but it sure would be nice to go home with a familiar friend!  We like to cuddle and play together.  I've meet the other cats in the house and don't seem to mind them.  I haven't formally meet the dog.  Slow intros are always recommended.


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.