My name is Tiny!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Tiny
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Pet Adoption and Welfare Services of Oklahoma

Facts about Tiny

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red (Mostly)
  • Age: Senior
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9004
  • Hair: Short
My name is Tiny and I have a long history with PAWS-OK. I am a senior boy, front declawed and can be a bit of a "butthead" per my foster mom! LOL! Here is my story - maybe you'll understand why I can occasionally try my foster mom's patience....
In January 2009 my owner was facing prison time (I don't know why) and my name was Peaches and I weighed 11 pounds.

A friend of my owners got him in touch with PAWS-OK who took me in and started looking for a new home for me. Six weeks later a nice lady from Edmond came in and adopted me. She didn't have any other cats and I thought I would be the apple of her eye for the rest of my life. I was very excited about my new home and she renamed me "Mr Big".

While I was living with her she decided to get another cat (not my idea - believe me!) and her work hours changed. I wasn't getting the attention I needed and I let her know I was unhappy by peeing on the floor. She got more littter boxes and then locked me up in a room - which I hated! I followed her around the house all the time... I just wanted her attention but she didn't have time for me - only the other cat! When she traveled she would leave me with her mom who was home all the time and I loved that! Finally my owner called PAWS-OK and returned me in November 2011 stating the litter box as the issue. She told PAWS that she had taken me to two different vets to see if there was a medical issue but I didn't remember her ever taking me to the vet. Sure enough when PAWS-OK called those vets they had no record of seeing me either. Glad to know I wasn't getting senile! I weighed 25.7 pounds then. Imagine the pain on my little amputated toes!
PAWS held on to me for a few months and put me on a diet.

I lost a few ounces and PAWS-OK changed my name to Tiny which was supposse to encourage my next owner (and me) to help me lose some weight. I was adopted again on January 29, 2012, by a couple from OKC who promised to keep me on a limited diet and take care of me for the rest of my life. At this point I wasn't inclined to believe them but they said all the right things and home I went with them.

I can't really go into what happened in that house because I still can't talk about it, but one day in late May, 2013 my foster mom was on Facebook and saw a picture of me at the OKC Shelter. My owners had dumped me in the night drop there. I weighed over 26.5 pounds now and they were laughing about my ability to even fit in the night drop! I was myserable - covered with poop and my entire back was one BIG matt! My foster mom immediately called the shelter and reclaimed me again when my stray time was up. I was so happy to see her.... but so miserable. She attempted to contact my most recent owners to see what happened (I DID NOT WANT TO GO BACK TO THEM!) and i know she wouldn't have given me back any way but the whole situation really bugged her. She did get in touch with my previous dad who wouldn't give her any info - just said he had divorced and didn't know what happened to his ex-wife or me! Very nasty man!

My foster mom got me cleaned up - it wasn't easy - and got me on a diet because for a cat my age, with only half my toes, at this weight was very dangerous to my health. It has taken over 2 years of slowly losing weight but I am now almost back to my pre-rescue days and feeling pretty good. I do have a lot of extra skin and I have to admit, I will poop outside my box if my foster mom forgets to clean it every day but other than that life isn't too bad. However my foster mom has lots of other pets in her home, including cats and dogs, and I still long for a home where I am an only pet and where my owner is home all the time to take care of me.

If you think you might be that person.... please contact PAWS. My foster mom might think I am a "butthole" (but I know she loves me - she rescued me from the shelter after all when I was at my absolute lowest) ever so often and I probably am (I think I have reason!) but I am getting to be an old man - over 12 years old - and I know my days are probably limited, but I sure would like to have a GREAT OWNER... at least once in my life!
All PAWS-OK cats and kittens have been fostered in a home environment and are litter box trained, up-to-date on their vaccinations, spayed or neutered and have been tested for Feline Leukemia and FIV prior to being made available for adoption. The adoption fee is $70 (cash only).

Some of our cats are available for adoption at the PetSmart on NW Expressway and Rockwell in OKC. Please check our website at and go to the "Adopt" tab to see a list of those currently available in the PetSmart Adoption Center.

The first step in adoption is to complete an Adoption Request form which we use to help us match you with a cat or kitten that best meets your desires, experience and home environment. You can request one at: or pick one up at PetSmart. Thanks for adopting a rescued cat - they make the best pets!

About Pet Adoption and Welfare Services of Oklahoma

About Our Rescue Group...

The Pet Adoption and Welfare Services of Oklahoma (PAWS-OK) is a non-profit pet rescue founded in 2008 and focused on finding homeless and abandoned cats new loving homes. Most of our cats are surrendered to us by people who can no longer care for their pets or who find themselves the caretaker of a neighborhood cat and / or kittens.

PAWS cats are suitable as house cats / family members only. Many of our adult cats have been family pets all their lives and the kittens we have are fostered in family homes and socialized as house pets. Most are dog friendly and wouldn't recognize a potential outside threat if it announced itself. All our cats are spayed or neutered, tested for Feline Leukemia and FIV, fully vaccinated, fostered in a home setting and checked by a veterinarian before adoption.

We are a small, all volunteer group whose goal is to match responsible owners with the right pet. When our cats don't fit an adopters specific needs we can provide them with information on appropriate pets available from other local rescues/organizations or individuals. We are also happy to advise anyone who is looking for a specific type of pet (breed of dog or possibly declawed cat) or looking to re-home their own pet or a stray that they have found.

We also seek to educate the public on the current Oklahoma animal welfare laws and urge everyone to communicate with their elected officials to encourage their support for animal friendly legislation.

And of course, we support all the spay and neuter efforts of our counterparts and other organizations. The greatest impact to our city's pet overpopulation issue and the resulting alarmingly high rate of euthanasia at our local shelters will only be reduced through spay and neuter programs. If you are looking for a low cost option for spaying or neutering your pet, please click on "Links" at for information on low cost services in your area.

PAWS-OK is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) designated organization and does not receive any public funding. Contributions are deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. Every dollar raised by PAWS through adoption fees, donations and fundraising events is used to support our programs.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

PAWS cats are all fostered in family homes where they are socialized, stimulated and cared for by our loving volunteers. About a dozen of our cats are available to meet in our Adoption Center inside the PetSmart on NW Expressway and Rockwell during normal business hours (Mon-Sat 9 AM - 8 PM, Sun 10 AM - 5 PM). Others are still available to meet, by appointment, to applicants with an approved Adoption Request. We also participate in Meet & Greets, informational booths and other rescue events in the Oklahoma City area. For a complete schedule please click on "Events" at

Our Adoption Process...

Adopting a new pet for your home is a big decision and should not be entered into without proper consideration of your lifestyle and the needs of the pet. We are open to all lifestyles and believe responsible pet owners are a very diverse group of people.

If you are interested in adopting from PAWS, the first step is to complete an Adoption Request Form. This information helps our Adoption Counselors understand the needs and desires of the adopter in an effort to make the best possible match of new family to new feline. You can request a form via e-mail, download one from our website or pick one up in our Adoption Center at PetSmart (8357 N Rockwell, OKC 73132)

All our adopters to sign a PAWS-OK Adoption contract that covers a variety of issues related to the adoption, maintenance and return of the cat if needed. We understand that some adopters have very specific needs that often we can't fill. For example, some adopters desire their cats to be declawed or to "mouse" or live outside. We seldom have these type of cats in our rescue but we are happy to reach out to others on behalf of the potential adopter, or direct them to other sources in an effort to find them a suitable feline companion.

We will, when appropriate, make contact with applicant's landlords and veterinarians before approving an adoption. It is very important to us that all pets in the household are current on all their vaccinations including rabies (state law), spayed or neutered and have a good veterinarian care history. Landlord Pet Deposits (per animal) are required at the vast majority of apartment complexes in the metro area. We may contact an applicants landlord to make sure the adoption of a new cat is within the apartment guidelines and that the pet deposit has been paid prior to adoption.

Adoption fees are $70 but can vary depending on the age, health and special needs of the cat.

PAWS will attempt to make a follow-up contact with all adopters a few weeks post adoption to make sure that the new cat is settling in and that the adopter is happy with their new family member. If at any time the adopter can no longer care for the cat they adopt from PAWS, we will take it back into our adoption program. Simply contact us. Returns can normally be arranged within days of the initial call.