My name is Emma!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Sterling Heights, Michigan - Emma
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Sterling Heights, Michigan - Emma
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Precious Pets Adoption League

Facts about Emma

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: Foster: Nicole
  • Hair: Short
Approx. birthdate: March 2011. Emma is a beautiful orange tiger dsh cat with gorgeous green eyes, a white tip on her tail and a couple of black whiskers. Emma is a sweet and gentle girl that is in the rare 10% of orange cats that are female. Emma had some beautiful babies before being rescued, that have all been adopted except her son Madison, who is also up for adoption.

Emma wants to be friends with her foster mom's older cats, even when they are not interested. Emma enjoys the creature comforts of sleeping on the top tier of the 7 foot cat tree all day, or under a bed or other out of the way hiding spot. Emma would like her new family to have a cat friend that she can play with, or maybe even be adopted with her son, Madison, who is her play friend now.

Emma is a very sweet and gentle kitty that likes to cuddle with people on the sofa just like her foster family's cats. She has been known to jump on the kitchen island, especially when her foster mom is preparing her meal and she gets excited, but she knows the command "down" and "no" and gets down when told to. Cats climb and jump on furniture, and so does Emma who will do best in a home with a tall cat tree to play on, and with people who are not uptight about her climbing and jumping on furniture.

Emma is a lover girl once she trusts you and comes to people often for head scratches, belly rubs and marks her people. Emma loves to play the string game and chase balls, and needs a family that has the time to play with her and give her attention. Emma has had a good start in life, and eats a homemade, species appropriate meat diet that is easy to make ahead of time and freeze. Emma is hoping her new family will feed her the same for her long term good health, or at the very least a grain and gluten free canned diet.

Emma does not like closed doors, especially if people are in the room, and will do her best to try to get in. Emma's new family should allow her free run of the house, as she likes to explore, sleep under the bed or other hiding spots during the day, and run and play in the evening. Her new family should have the patience to allow her to become acclimated to a new home and trust her new people.

For more information about adopting Emma or her son Edison, contact Nicole at 586-933-6306.

About Precious Pets Adoption League

About Our Rescue Group...

Precious Pets Adoption League is a small 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to finding suitable homes for companion animals. We rescue and place animals of all ages. We are unpaid volunteers. Love for animals and your tax-deductible donations keep us going.

We do not have an actual shelter, so our animals stay in foster homes until adoption. We have no limit on how long we hold onto an adoptable animal--we have had dogs and cats that remained in a foster home for more than a year before finally being adopted. We could always use more volunteers willing to foster dog or cats, as there are so many more animals in need.

We believe that homeless and abandoned dogs and cats deserve a second chance at life. Most of the animals we rescue would not have much of a chance if we didn't take them. Some of them came from animal controls that would have put them down or even sold them to research if we hadn't intervened. Others were found stray or abandoned and would likely have died on the street or wound up at an animal control where they would have little chance of being adopted. Some of the dogs we have taken in were Pit Bulls found stray in Detroit--if we hadn't taken these dogs, they would have faced a bleak future (i.e., possible death at animal control or most shelters, or starvation or worse if left stray on the streets).

We feel it is vital that we cannot turn our backs on companion animals that have been thrown away by people.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We hold adoption shows on [most] Saturdays from 11 am - 4 pm at the Sterling Heights Petco, 13701 Lakeside Circle.

The Sterling Heights Petco is South of Hall Road (M-59) and East of Schoenherr Road, off of Lakeside Circle, by Lakeside Mall. For more specific instructions, you may call the Petco directly at (586) 532-8794.

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Finally, if you are interested in one of our dogs and cats, we may be able to arrange a private meeting between you and the foster person, depending on the foster person's availability. To arrange a meeting, call us at (586) 405-5741 or (313) 537-9723.

Our Adoption Process...

Meeting our animals:
People interested in one of our animals or who just want to see what cats and dogs we have available, are welcome to come to one of our adoption shows (we show at the Sterling Heights Petco most Saturdays--see the event section for more info.). If you are interested in a particular dog or cat, we recommend that you call us during the week to make sure that this animal will be at the show. We may also be able to arrange a private meeting between you and the animal's foster person on another day or time.

Adoption process:
People interested in adopting one of our animals are asked to fill out a short adoption application. We review the application and decide whether the applicant is a good match for the dog or cat. If we approve the applicant to adopt, we have the applicant read and sign our adoption contract. We generally do 'same day adoptions'--adoption applications are reviewed on the spot and the adoption process is completed all at the same time.

Adoption fees:
Since we do not get a large amount of monetary donations, we depend on the adoption fees to cover veterinary and other costs. Adoption fees may vary from animal to animal depending on breed, costs incurred, etc. The following are the adoption fees generally:

Kittens - $100
Cats - $100
Puppies - $200 - $500 ($25 refunded when adopter provides proof of spay/neuter)
Dogs - $175 - $400