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Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (short coat)

Details about Alvin

  • ID C230130
  • Adoption Fee: $225
  • Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (short coat)
  • Gender: Male
  • Coat Length: Short
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Current Weight: 0.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 9/25/2022
  • Declawed: No

Alvin's Compatibility Attributes

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

Alvin's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

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

Hi!  This awesome litter consists of Momma Peaches and her awesome boys - Alvin, Simon, Theodore and Cotton.   A big hearted family in the Minneapolis area noticed Peaches around their neighborhood and fell in love with her.  After much searching, they learned that she was a stray so they took her in.  Peaches made herself right at home and thanked her new family by giving birth to 4 kittens!  They helped Peaches raise her kittens for six months and after much debate and many tears, they surrendered them as a family to Ruff Start (they really wanted to keep them all but with other cats and a dog in the house, that just was not a reality). 

Alvin seems like the 'big brother' of the bunch - he is a little bigger and has a more 'mature' face.   But don’t be fooled - this orange and white boy is 'full kitten" with energy and curiosity galore.  This orange boy romps and plays with the best of them and often wins the 'zoomies' races.  When tuckered out, Alvin loves a lap and pets (including belly rubs) and loves to sleep with his belly in the air.

These brave and curious cats have spent a lot of time around kids and are very accustomed to laps, petting and interactive playing.  All four of them LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE being pet and snuggled.  These darlings love all people - young and old.  And with proper slow introductions, they got along great with the cat-friendly dog in the house. (Since momma cats are often protective of their young, none of this family has been introduced to other cats.  But once Peaches evolves out of 'protective' mode, it is likely (with slow and proper introductions) she and the kittens would get along with other cat-friendly cats. 

All of them have a perfect litter box record, use scratching posts, and are good eaters.  If you are looking to add maximum cuteness, tons of fun and many snuggles to your home, then these kitties might be for you! This family is with a foster in Minneapolis; after applying, you are welcome to visit/meet them. 

Alvin was a local owner surrender. 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.