My name is Petal!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Valley Park, Missouri - Petal
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St. Louis Pet Rescue

Facts about Petal

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 12189
  • Hair: Short
This adorable girl is extremely shy. She was rescued from Jefferson County Animal Control. At the time she was taken into rescue she was thought to be unadoptable. But she has made great strides, particularly in the last 6 months.
Petal is a domestic short hair tabby, thought to be around 4 or 5 years old. She was likely picked up as a stray, so we have no idea why she is so shy. Petal has been in the same foster home for probably two years. When she first came to us she was so scared that she would hide in this cubby hole in the desk and would only come out to potty and drink. Most of the time we had to put her food dish in the cubby with her. We had to reach in there to pet her, too. Eventually she started coming out of her hiding spot and accepting some loving, but when she got stressed she would high-tail it back there. Now, many months later she actually leaves that room and is brave enough to go into the rest of the house with the other cats and the dog, although the dog still scares her. She still gets her meals in the other room because she is so timid the other cats chase her away from her food. And she still startles easily and takes off to hide under furniture.
This beautiful, sensitive, loving kitty needs a nice quiet home. A retired couple or an older single person would be wonderful for her, especially if she were the only animal. I think she might like to be a lap cat because she absolutely loves to get her head rubbed and her back scratched. But she is going to need a very patient family to give her lots of time to adjust. It will be worth it. She is so, so sweet!!
Petal’s adoption fee is $75. That includes testing for feline leukemia and FIV (both negative), spaying, microchipping, and she is up-to-date on shots.
If you would like to meet this lovely little girl please contact me to arrange a meeting.

Foster Mom Denise
dmbaisch@att.netIf you have any questions or would like to meet this pet, please email Information about the rescue and adoption process can also be found at along with a full listing of our adoptable pets.

Our adoption fees:

Cats range from $75 to $150

Dogs range from $200 to $300

This fee includes: felv/fiv/heartworm testing, worming, flea and ear mite treatments, age appropriate vaccinations, spay/neuter, rabies vaccination, and microchip with free registration.

The adoption process includes an interview, application, adoption contract, which includes a return obligation if adopter is needing to rehome pet. The adoption process may include a home visit.

St. Louis Pet Rescue adopts to the St. Louis Metropolitan area.

About St. Louis Pet Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

St. Louis Pet Rescue is a non-profit rescue group focusing on saving pets from local animal control facilities and other neglect situations.

We do not have a facility. All of the pets we rescue are in loving foster homes. Foster homes provide love, care training, and, if needed, rehabilitation to the pets. This also allows the pet to be more adjusted when they enter their forever home since they are used to a home environment (versus a kennel at the pound).

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Come Meet Our Pets...

Adoption Events

Adoptions are held most weekends at Petco in Fenton and Petsmart in Sunset Hills.

You may also arrange to meet a pet outside of adoption event hours.

Our Adoption Process...

We ask when you are interested in a pet, you first fill out an adoption application. If your application is approved, you then may meet the pet you would like to adopt. Once you are ready to take your pet home, you will be asked to complete the adoption agreement and pay the adoption fee.

Adoption fees for kittens/cats are $75 - $125.

Adoption fees for puppies/dogs are $200 - $300.