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Calico / Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (short coat)

Details about Sweetheart

  • ID C240702
  • Adoption Fee: $200
  • Breed: Calico / Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (short coat)
  • Gender: Female
  • Coat Length: Short
  • Current Weight: 8.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 4/1/2023
  • Yard Required: No
  • Fence Requirement: Not Required
  • Declawed: No

Sweetheart's Compatibility Attributes

  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Older/Considerate Children Only: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Good for Apartment Living: Yes

Sweetheart's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Likes to Vocalize: Some
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious
Other Traits:
    Independent, Affectionate,

My foster dad calls me Sweetheart due to my calico patterns; from a certain view they look like heart shapes. I was born in the wild during springtime 2023 to my feral calico mom. I spent my first year living in the woods near my foster dad's house. Lucky for me he put food out every day so I never really went hungry. When the weather started getting cold he provided a heated shelter for my mom and me and we spent many nights cuddled together inside where we stayed warm and dry. 
Then I had kittens!  They were born the first week of April 2024 and our foster dad found them and then trapped me. I did not like being trapped or put in a cage or being in a trailer at first, but since my foster dad has been sheltering, feeding and playing with us since late April 2024, I have found being in a human's care is not that bad. I will let him pet me and brush me and I will even let him know I like it by purring for him. I will sometimes even stand in his lap for pets and purr. I especially like feeding time and treat time as I will gladly get in his lap for treats. I also like that he plays with my babies so I can take undisturbed naps. He named my babies Cleo, Penni, Wiley and Sylvester.
I am a clean kitty even though I have a lot of white fur. I like having a clean litter box and will use it well; it beats going out in the woods!
I think I would prefer a quieter house. I've met other people and even children and do ok but I will still put some distance between myself and them at least until I know them. I liked having my mom and a big gray cat for company, when I lived outside, so I may like being with another cat. I am afraid of dogs, though.
Sweetheart is from a stray surrender with her 4 kittens. 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.

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