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Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (short coat)

Details about Marie

  • ID C230386
  • Adoption Fee: $225
  • Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (short coat)
  • Gender: Female
  • Coat Length: Short
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Current Weight: 7.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 10/20/2022
  • Declawed: No

Marie's Compatibility Attributes

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

Marie's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Likes to Vocalize: Quiet
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious
Other Traits:
    Lap pet, Timid, Skittish, Affectionate, Gentle,

Marie is still learning that people are good. She was in hiding for her first week here, but is beginning to come out of her shell and enjoys sitting in my lap while I'm working. I try not to push her, and wait for her to come to me, and she has begun climbing up on her own. She still occasionally gets skittish and wants to hide, but she's getting more and more comfortable every day. She loves her little cat family and loves to snuggle with them (lives with mom and two younger brothers from another litter). She does well with dogs and doesn't even seem to notice them. She hasn't been totally exposed to kids in my house yet, but she was curious about them when I had a couple over. I peaked in her room and she was out of hiding and it was the first time she let me almost touch her. After they left, I went and sat on the floor and she climbed in my lap! Marie is coming around and she’s going to be a sweet addition to someone’s family!

Marie is from a local shelter. 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.