My name is ChiChi!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Portland, Oregon - ChiChi
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Portland, Oregon - ChiChi
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ChiChi's Info...

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

ChiChi's Story...
ChiChi & Luka are a bonded brother and sister pair who will bring lots of love and joy to the home lucky enough to adopt them. For a peek into their wonderful personalities, watch their YouTube video:

ChiChi is an affectionate love bug. He has a very sweet and open nature about him. When you start petting him, he purrs and then rolls over on his back so his striped belly can be petted too. Need a cat to keep you warm while you lie on the couch reading or watching TV? ChiChi is the cat for you. He will also try to sneak under the covers with you. He makes the cutest sounds as he explores or when he sees a bird or squirrel out the window. When you bounce toy cat balls against the wall, he loves to jump for them like he's a soccer goalie. His gorgeous coat is a mixture of spots and stripes, making him a very handsome guy!

Luka is such an adorable little spitfire whose petite size gives her a kitten-like quality. She is a tiny girl, but she walks tall! After her trust is earned, she has the sweetest way of rewarding the pets you give her with meows and purring. She is an excellent lap cat. She likes to help you track where your cursor is on your computer screen. She has beautiful bulls-eye tabby markings on her coat. Her favorite toy is the laser pointer, and she will come running from the other end of the house when she hears her foster mom pull it out of the drawer. You will even catch her carrying around her favorite toy balls in her mouth. Here's a video of Luka playing fetch with one of her favorite toys:

This bonded pair can sometimes be found curling up together for a nap - so a cat bed that can accommodate both of them is a must. Occasionally, they engage in a game of chase which is fun to watch!

But these cats have something that makes them extra special. They were born with cerebellar hypoplasia, a condition which affects motor skills. While ChiChi and Luka were wobbly as kittens, they have grown into cats that can play, run, and jump with the enthusiasm of any other cat. The only evidence you see of the condition now is the occasional wobble after a jump and a bit of a stiff-legged walk. They easily mastered the stairs and the cat tree at their foster home - there are no obstacles for this spirited pair! Cerebellar hypoplasia requires no medication and does not affect their lifespan. We are looking for a home that wants to give the love these cats truly deserve for overcoming their early challenges to become the wonderful cats they are today. Want to learn more about how great cats with cerebellar hypoplasia are? Check out this video about Charley the cat:

Born in September 2007, ChiChi and Luka are spayed and neutered, up-to-date on their shots and have tested negative for FIV and leukemia. They have great litter box habits.

If you are interested in adopting this happy, healthy pair, phone our cat coordinator at 503-284-8768 evenings and weekends or fill out our "I'm interested" form. ARCF’s mission is to rescue homeless animals so we do not take in owner released pets.

Please note, we adopt out to the following counties: Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington and Clark.

Facts about ChiChi

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Spotted Tabby/Leopard Spotted
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

ChiChi, a Portland 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 Portland, or seeking a Domestic Shorthair cat from a breeder in Portland.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Portland 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 Portland 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 Portland paves the way for another one to be saved.