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Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (short coat)

Details about Gilbert

  • ID C230801
  • 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: 6/12/2023
  • Declawed: No

Gilbert's Compatibility Attributes

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

Gilbert'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

*Bonded with Aerizona*

Meet Gilbert and Aerizona ! Gilly and his mom Aerizona (about 1.5 years old) were a stray mom and only living kitten surrender. They were found by a wonderful citizen who took care of them before they joined Ruff Start!

Gilly has the sweetest little mew. He loves to explore, climb and play. When he is done playing, we both enjoy him taking a little snooze on my lap. Gilbert also uses the litter box like a big boy. I have a covered litter box that they both share. Gilbert loves Aerizona very much. Aerizona is getting used to people loving her and when she comes over and sits by me and wants pets, she purrs so beautifully. Aerizona uses her litterbox like a good girl and absolutely loves her cat tree. She and Gilbert both enjoy lounging in the cat tree and watching the outside world. We are working on introducing them both to our 2 small dogs but it is a very slow process, so I am not convinced they would do good in a home with a dog. Aerizona doesn’t mind being picked up and hugged but she always has an eye out for Gilbert. Both Aerizona and Gilbert are eating kibble and wet food. Aerizona I have noticed still nursed once in a while but Gilbert is eating more and more on his own.

Aerizona and Gilbert have a very special bond that is why we are choosing to set them up to be adopted together utilizing Ruff Start’s mom and me program!

Gilbert is from stray surrender with his Mom. During our spring and summer months, we see a major influx of kittens and pregnant mamas who need rescue. All too often mama does all the work and only her kittens get adopted! To keep families together and allow mama the shot she deserves at a loving home, our Mom & Me program encourages adopters to adopt both mama and a kitten.

Special adoption fees include adopting a kitten at regular price ($225) and adding mama on for only $25!

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.