Domestic Short Hair / Mixed
Details about Ozzy
- ID C231161
- Adoption Fee: $225
- Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Mixed
- Gender: Male
- Grooming Needs: Moderate
- Current Weight: 0.0 lb.
- Estimated Birthdate: 7/11/2023
- Declawed: No
Ozzy's Compatibility Attributes
- Good with Cats: Yes
- Good with Kids: Yes
- Good with Adults: All
- Good for Apartment Living: Yes
Ozzy's Personality and Behavioral Qualities
- Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
- Energy Level: Moderate
- Reaction to New People: Friendly
- Lap pet, Playful, Affectionate, Eager to Please, Intelligent, Goofy, Plays with Toys
*This animal is located at our same-day adoption center partner, Eden Prairie PetSmart. Please contact this location prior to visiting to ensure this animal is still available. A paper adoption application will be completed on site so please do not submit an online adoption application. For more information on adopting from one of our adoption center partners, please visit our Adoption Center Animals page.
Ozzy is a darling and incredibly sweet tuxedo kitten. He loves a lap but if one is not available, he will often park himself close to his favorite humans. You’ll be shocked that such loud purring comes from such a tiny cat. Ozzy has been super tolerant of toddlers and plays wonderfully with the other kittens.
Ozzy and Lily Noelle, a bonded pair, came to Ruff Start via a rescue in rural Minnesota. They were found living among dozens of other animals and left to fend for themselves. But those days are far behind them. During the last few months with a foster family, these kitties have completely adapted to and fallen in love with indoor life alongside human (and cat) best friends.
All 7 kittens* in this crew are PURRFECT! They are some of the most snuggly and easy-going cats this foster has ever seen. They have been around lots of children (including toddlers) and adults and are very accustomed to being held and pet and snuggled and hugged. They LOVE LOVE LOVE to be near or on people. They instantly trust and love humans and they assume all other cats want to be instant friends. They have not met dogs but with slow introductions, it is suspected they would be good friends.
Like all kittens, this crew does lots of playing and lots of sleeping. They love to wrestle with each other and chase toys (real and imaginary) around the room. They chase each other from one end of the house to the other - up and over the couch, diving under chairs, leaping over shoes. They explore every nook and cranny they can find; the bathtub was a recent discovery. They loved sliding around and discovering water!! Their play sessions are always followed by a nap; if there is not an available human lap, they will curl up with a sibling. They have been found in boxes, on iPads and in the dirty laundry basket.
All of these kitties have a perfect litter box record, use scratching posts, and are good eaters (and will do most anything for a treat).
*Litter consists of Ozzy, Lily Noelle, Hattie, Spookie, French Fry, Lucky 13, and Duchess.
Ozzy is from a rescue partner.
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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.