My name is Dottie!

American Shorthair Cat for adoption in Morgan Hill, California - Dottie
Photo 1 - American Shorthair Cat for adoption in Morgan Hill, California - Dottie
Photo 2 - American Shorthair Cat for adoption in Morgan Hill, California - Dottie
Photo 3 - American Shorthair Cat for adoption in Morgan Hill, California - Dottie
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I'm being cared for by:
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter

Facts about Dottie

  • Breed: American Shorthair
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 7412535-A046251
  • Hair: Unknown

Dottie is a white and gray bicolor American Shorthair female with a cute little gray dot on her chin, hence her name. She's a typical kitty, very playful, inquisitive, and happy-go-lucky. She gets along well with the other kitties in her foster home, especially her brother Cowboy. She has a very laid-back personality, and loves attention from her humans. At petfairs, she prances along the front of her enclosure to attract the attention of prospective adopters, then cuddles their necks when held, all in a carefully orchestrated plan to find a forever home. Adopting a young adult is a 10-20 year commitment, is beneficial because their personalities are already developed, and will provide many years of love, devotion, entertainment, and companionship. Dottie's ideal human companions are those who crave the fun, energy, joy, and inquisitiveness of a young adult, and will happily include her in their daily activities. She'll do best in a quiet home (no small, active children) with another pet (hopefully her brother Cowboy) and older children to keep her company. With a loving family, she'll be a wonderful and constant companion for many years. Dottie has the cobby-body shape of the American Shorthair, which is compact, rounded, and quite muscular. She loves to jump and run and play, but most of all, she loves to give kisses. Born in May 2012, Dottie is spayed, fully vaccinated (FVRCP and rabies), tested negative for FeLV, dewormed, deflead, and microchipped for identification. She uses her litterbox and scratching post, and must be indoors-only. Please contact Dottie's foster mom at or call   (408) 427-2949 (voicemail) for more information about adoption; messages returned within 24 hours.

About Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter

About Our Rescue Group...

FOSMAS is a 100% volunteer-run non-profit that provides rescue and foster care for Santa Clara County Animal Shelter cats and dogs.

Our primary goal is to lower the euthanasia rate at the shelter, reduce the overpopulation of homeless cats, and provide public outreach services to help the animals and staff at the Santa Clara County Animal Shelter in San Martin, CA. We can accomplish this goal by increasing adoptions and expanding our volunteer program. We provide homes, medical and comfort care to all animals in foster care until adopted.

FOSMAS provide specialty services for care of pre-wean kittens, we train fosters in animal care and provide foster homes for County cats & dogs. FOSMAS provides all necessary food, supplies, and medical treatments for the pets it retrieves from the Santa Clara County Animal Shelter, places them in adoption centers and holds pet fairs to find forever homes for the pets in our foster system.

We partner with local pet stores, such as Petco and PetSmart and local area businesses to run pet adoption fairs and events to showcase our pets available for adoption and educate the public about our rescue group and shelter. We also maintain our website and Pet Site listings to electronically showcase adoptable pets

Come Meet Our Pets...

We host a multitude of pet fairs monthly. Please visit our Facebook page for updated times and locations for our pet fairs.

FOSMAS volunteers also foster animals in private homes. Please contact or 669.228.4440 (voicemail) for more information about home visits or to make an appointment to see a particular kitty.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process includes an adoption application, interview, and interaction with the kitty. If everything goes well, we ask for an adoption fee. What the fee goes toward is de-worming, de-fleaing, age-appropriate vaccinations, tested negative for feline leukemia (and FIV if over 6 months old), spay or neuter, and micro-chipping. We require all members of the household to be present for the interaction so we can see how the kitty responds with each person and vice-versa, that there are no allergic reactions, and that all family members are on-board with the adoption and kitty selected. We do this to minimize the risk of the kitty being returned and to make sure there are no allergy issues.

Kittens.................................$125 (under 18 months)
Cats.................................$75 (18 months and older)