My name is Tangerine!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Alexandria, Virginia - Tangerine

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Tangerine's Info...

I am already neutered, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Tangerine's Story...
Tangerine (1.5-2 years old) was a scrawny stray who was a regular at a feeding site for a feral colony. His behavior marked him as clearly not being a feral, so the feeders contacted a woman who had done trapping there in the past, hoping she could trap and rescue the somewhat scruffy boy. Tangerine had other ideas -- namely, that the trap was totally unnecessary. When the woman showed up to trap him, he walked straight up to her and rubbed about her ankles, asking for pets and food. He willingly walked into the carrier and to his apparent delight was taken to a foster home. He’s been making up for lost food ever since, happily munching down on any food that he’s presented with. Tangerine remains somewhat aloof from other cats, but is willing to interact with them when they initiate the contact, exchanging sniffs and head bonks. When it comes to people though he is anything but aloof, having decided that his goal in life is to make the people around him feel loved. He’s a total cuddlebug, and loves nothing more than to have his belly rubbed. This tabby boy’s favorite place to be is the nearest lap, where he will purr contentedly for hours.

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Facts about Tangerine

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red Tabby
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Tangerine, a Alexandria Domestic Shorthair cat was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Domestic Shorthair for sale in Alexandria, or seeking a Domestic Shorthair cat from a breeder in Alexandria.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Alexandria already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Alexandria breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Domestic Shorthair breeders who help with Domestic Shorthair rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Alexandria paves the way for another one to be saved.