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Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (short coat)

Details about Gourdon

  • ID C221104
  • Adoption Fee: $225
  • Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (short coat)
  • Gender: Male
  • Coat Length: Short
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Current Weight: 5.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 5/11/2022
  • Declawed: No

Gourdon's Compatibility Attributes

  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Good with Kids: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Good for Apartment Living: Yes

Gourdon's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
Other Traits:
    Lap pet, Playful, Timid, Affectionate, Eager to Please, Intelligent, Gentle, Goofy, Plays with Toys

Super sweet Gourdon was found surviving outside with a mom and siblings at about 4 months old. Gourdon is one of the shyer guys from the bunch, and was initially unsocialized. After months in the care of people, he has learned to trust them, but is still a bit shy and timid. He is very gentle and sweet, but can be a little skittish still. However, when his foster mom is not paying attention, soon he will be curled up by her feet on the couch. He generally likes to find unusual hiding places to sleep and feel safe, but over time his human makes him feel safe, and he wants to be close by. He would love to find a home with someone who is willing to give him some time and be patient with him where he can blossom into his beautiful, confident self! He has a lot of love to give!   H ere is a short   video!

One of his favorite things is chasing toys with a person pulling them. Check out a cute video of Gourdon playing here!   He also likes wheatgrass, treats, high places, climbing, hiding places, and food. One funny thing Gourdon does is when he has a toy, like a small mouse toy, he will hold it in his mouth and look around growling like he is defending his prey. He will do this for like 20-30 minutes. It's pretty entertaining! He is a unique guy, and a funny guy, and is an absolute love. He can be pet and handled easily, though he is still getting a little used to it. He would make a great addition to any home and family!

Gourdon is from a litter of stray kitties. 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.