My name is Rizzo!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Mebane, North Carolina - Rizzo
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Mebane, North Carolina - Rizzo
Photo 2 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Mebane, North Carolina - Rizzo
Photo 3 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Mebane, North Carolina - Rizzo
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Facts about Rizzo

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Gray Or Blue (Mostly)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 32275073
  • Hair: Short

I have a short checklist of qualities I'm looking for in adoption candidates:
•    Be active. No, not "go to the climbing gym and leave the cat at home" active. I'm talking clicker training, feline agility, hiking with your cat, daily Da Bird active.
•    Be smart. Don't assume that cats like belly rubs. Most don't. In fact, just don't assume this or that. Be able to read, or willing to learn about, feline body language. It's my mother tongue.
•    Be generous with the wet food rewards. Puhhhleeeazzze. The stuff is kitty krack, and I will do anything you ask for a chance to suck it out of a syringe. Sounds weird, looks weirder, but I will literally follow a target stick around the room, press my nose to it, sit, heel, come, you name it, just for a chance to get a lick of that stuff.
•    Provide enrichment. This goes paw-in-paw with being active, but it would be nice to have things to do even when you aren't able to interact directly with me. I have a catio timeshare right now, and I really wish they'd consider my petition for more shares because I love spending time outdoors in a safe, enclosed environment.

As for selling myself, you can probably guess by now that I'm a pretty high energy individual who knows what I want and isn't afraid to ask for it. They say I'm one of the most intelligent cats they've ever seen, and because of my abilities to quickly discern canine intentions, I have been tasked with cat-testing the new dogs. Those who pass my scrutiny go on to become casual acquaintances or good buddies. Any kind of job is a breeze for me since I learn so quickly and am such a big fan of treats despite maintaining my own weight with kibble left out all the time. Come on in and let me show you just how fun and smart I am!

Rizzo is sponsored by Chrisoula Vradelis and Anne Dowd.


About Paws4ever

About Our Rescue Group...

Paws4ever is dedicated to creating and growing lifetime relationships between pets and people through adoption, education, training, and care. The Paws4ever Adoption Center is a placement partner for animals transferred from county shelters, including Orange, Chatham, Caswell, Alamance, Wake, and Durham, where the number of adoptable pets outpaces the space to house them. Our Learning Center provides the most affordable and comprehensive array of dog training in our area, and the sanctuary is also home to a 3-acre dog park. Our Legacy Care program provides peace of mind for pet owners by ensuring care for when owners are no longer able to provide that care.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are located at 6311 Nicks Rd. Mebane, N.C. 27302

919-241-8438 ext. 103

Adoption Center hours are:
WED - SUN 12:00 - 5:30 pm

Closed all major holidays

Our Adoption Process...


Included in adoption fee:

Follow-up calls
Basic life skills training for dogs
Spay/neuter surgery
Rabies vaccination
Dog/puppy vaccinations, to date
Cat/kitten vaccinations, to date
Heartworm test for dogs over six months
FIV/FelV test for cats/kittens
Flea/tick/heartworm preventative, to date