My name is DEX!!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - DEX!
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

DEX!'s Info...

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

DEX!'s Story...

If you don't like the sound of kitty purring, DO NOT adopt Dex! You don't find cats any happier or friendlier than this chubby cheeked tom. Just being in your presence is enough to set his motor running, but when you give him some scratches he really gets going! He LOVES people of all shapes and sizes and would be the perfect cat for any family (he currently lives with two young children and loves every second of their sometimes-overwhelming affection). With proper, slow introductions, he should also do fine in a house with other cats and dogs.

Dex was brought to the PSPCA in March pretty beat up, with cuts all over his face and bald spots behind his ears. The cuts have healed, but the bald spots remain, likely due to scratching from painfully infected ears. We think that Dex's hard knock life has made him all the more grateful for every scratch from a kind hand, because he shows his appreciation for the humans in his life with constant headbutts and happy purrs.

Dex is FIV+, and he wants you to know that those three little letters ain't no thang! FIV just means that his immune system is a little weaker than some of his "normal" counterparts, but with a loving indoor home and good diet, FIV+ cats can live long, healthy lives, just like any other cat! What's that you say? You're worried about him infecting your non-FIV cats? FIV is NOT transmitted through casual contact, like if two cats share a water bowl or litter box. FIV is only contracted through a deep puncture wound, and bites like that are uncommon in altered cats (and did we mention that easygoing Dex comes neutered and with freshly cleaned teeth?).

Dex is currently in foster care through City of Elderly Love! He is neutered, vaccinated and will be microchipped prior to going to his forever home. Think this chubby cheeked fellow might be a good fit for you? Visit to complete an online adoption questionnaire or email!

Facts about DEX!

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black & White Or Tuxedo
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

DEX!, a Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia, or seeking a Domestic Shorthair cat from a breeder in Philadelphia.

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