My name is Arnie!

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

Facts about Arnie

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 8016293-A048710
  • Hair: Unknown

Arnie is a great boy with a big purr and a solid, stocky, body-builder physique, hence his name. He's a typical kitty, very playful, inquisitive, and happy-go-lucky. Arnie loves his humans on his own terms. He comes-up to his humans willingly, loves to be petted, and even rolls-over for bellyrubs, but he doesn't particularly like to be picked-up and held. He gets along well with the other kitties in his foster home, especially his sister Elsie, so his foster mom wants them to be adopted together; they're both a bit on the shy side, so may take a little while to settle into their new home. They hang-out as a pair, play together, and seek comfort in each other if they get scared. They're two peas in a pod, so will double the joy for the family lucky enough to adopt them. Adopting a young adult cat is a 10-20 year commitment, is beneficial because their personalities are developed, and will provide many years of love, devotion, entertainment, and companionship. Arnie's ideal humans are those who crave the fun, energy, joy, and inquisitiveness of a young adult, and will happily include him in their daily activities. He'll do best in a quiet, adult home (no small, active children) with his sister Elsie and older children to keep him company. With a loving family, he'll be a wonderful and constant companion for many years. Born in October 2012, Arnie is a brown tabby DSH male, is neutered, fully vaccinated (FVRCP and rabies), tested negative for FeLV, dewormed, deflead, and microchipped for identification. He uses the litterbox and scratching post, and must be indoors-only. Please contact Arnie'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)