My name is Caesar - a challenge!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Scottsdale, Arizona - Caesar - a challenge
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SOS Kitty

Facts about Caesar - a challenge

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (Mostly)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
Caesar is four years old. He was born in south Scottsdale March 18, 2012. He has a few white hairs for a "bow tie", but is otherwise black. He is sleek, soft, healthy and beautiful ... and aggressive when scared. He loves treats and we can usually stop incidents by calling him to the "treat" area.
Caesar weighs at least 14 pounds. He has been in my home cat rescue since June 2014 and is loose with all the other cats. He was very aggressive when he arrived and still fights with some of the other cats. May be bi-polar. He hasn't hissed for many months.
Caesar now wants to be pet before breakfast unless I'm racing to set out plates. He now wants to sit in my lap and be loved if I sit on recliner. He is really soft!
A few months ago, my daughter removed him from the cat-forbidden hallway by picking him up and carrying him into the main part of the house. He only growled and she said, "You aren't Finn!" I chuckle every time I think about it.

Caesar was a very social cat in his original home and joined guests at dinner parties every week until a couple of regular guests (spouses) were accommodated due to allergies. When he and his sister were regularly shut out of this glorious experience, he became much less social. He's a beautiful cat, but not suitable for children or people without experience.

He loves to play, but there are too many other males for interaction with me. He gets distracted by them instead of the toy even when they are absorbed with the toy.

We would only consider an experienced adopter and would be happy for him to have a foster home, but we think he needs to be the only cat or with a cat that stands up for itself. He may never be safe for novices. He is a very handsome cat and we still think him worthy of a good home.

He is neutered and his distemper booster (good for three years indoor only) was September 5, 2013. We will update his booster before placing him. He is negative for FeLV/FIV..

FYI Caesar's sister who was terrorized by him has been rehomed. His only owner's life has changed significantly and she has a human adult to care for in an apartment, so cannot have her cats anymore. When Caesar hissed at her, she left him alone, so this had become a bad habit. The lady's brother played with him whenever the opportunity came up and was a participant in the dinner parties. He feels bad about the situation but was shocked at how aggressive he had become.

Susanne 480-694-9998

About SOS Kitty

About Our Rescue Group...

I'm a retired Agricultural Engineer. I operated the rescue house for Safe Haven for Animals for three years 24/7 (40-80 cats & kittens, all wet food and medicines). There were animals that Safe Haven was not able to rescue that I began taking, so chose to focus on those in my own home and assist in placement of cats in Safe Haven for Animals' rescue house.

I still do some workshop facilitation and small consulting jobs. I do cat rescue because I love animals, have an incredible mentor (apprenticed to vet before starting to rescue cats) and because there is huge need, especially in our current economy here in Arizona.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

private, no tax ID Love PetSmart, et al, gift cards! Saguaro Vet Clinic donation (McDonald).

Come Meet Our Pets...

By appointment. Working on adoption events.

Trendy Pet & Rescue @ Scottsdale Fashion Square Thursdays 11-3; Choice Pet Market all but first Sundays 11-3.

Two foster homes in north Scottsdale have offered to show SOS Kitty cats and kittens for potential adoption by appointment. Doggy day care fosters kittens and can sometimes host meetings.

Our Adoption Process...

Simple contract. Fee is donation, usually between $75 and $120 depending on animal. Special animals will have higher or lower adoption fees or arrangements.
We accept other donations, but are not yet an independent 501c3. Our minimum veterinary costs at this time are over $100.kitten. Adults minimum $74. Food and litter avarage $1000/month+.
We love PetSmart or PetCo gift cards!
We feed ProPlan Chicken & Rice Adult to almost all cats (always available) and Fancy Feast wet food twice a day
with some Trader Joe's Tuna for Cats. Wet food is as a check on health issues as well as added moisture in diet and treat.
Kittens start with Royal Canon Babycat until ProPlan Kitten kibbles.
Senior cats get Science Diet's 11+ dry food.
Cats we adopt from our home or the Safe Haven house have been tested for FeLV/FIV, inoculated against upper respiratory diseases and have been spayed or neutered.
We do not adopt out unaltered animals.
We do foster/adopt with kittens when experienced adopters want younger kittens and are willing to work with us to complete their two distemper vaccinations and spay or neuter. We do not neuter before three months old, or spay/neuter before 3 pounds unless unusually small and healthy.
As of July 2012, we cannot take in any more adult cats until a significant number have been rehomed. We do not euthanize unless the health of the animal demands, so must make room with adoptions.
We adopt to indoor-only situations.
We seek homes where they don't declaw, but may be placing a declawed cat.
We work with a veterinarian to place rescued animals turned in to their clinic that are considered adoptable. We help in their recovery as needed first. Similar police issues.
We work to assist Safe Haven for Animals, Inc., in placing their cats and showing at sites they cannot cover.
Usually, the cats/kittens are in our home, private homes (SOS Kitty fosters) or in the Safe Haven rescue house. A few are on the local animal rescue network or in other private homes.
We usually take cats/kittens to the potential adopter's home for evaluation, We have foster locations where we can show cats/kittens by appointment, We show cats & kittens every Thursday at Trendy Pet & Rescue in Scottsdale Fashion Square. We show cats at Choice (Shea & 71st Streets) three Sundays a month with first Sunday of month off.
We will take back any adult cat within 30 days if the placement does not appear to be satisfactory and refund the rehoming fee. Ditto kittens but usually no refund. We want each of our rescues to be in permanent, loving homes.