My name is Tess and Thai!

Siamese Cat for adoption in Harrisonburg, Virginia - Tess and Thai
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Cat's Cradle of the Shenandoah Valley

Facts about Tess and Thai

  • Breed: Siamese
  • Color: Cream Or Ivory (Mostly)
  • Age: Senior
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9468357
  • Hair: Short

Tess and Thai have been moved to Caring for Creatures sanctuary in Palmyra, VA.  You may contact them at or (434) 842-2404.

It breaks my heart to give them up for reasons other than old age and natural death and it’s hard to think that anybody could love them as much as I do. Unfortunately, I know the time has come where they need the love, care and personal affection time that they both deserve and which I cannot provide as much as I once could. As a single mom, working and going to back to college, I can’t give them the attention they need to be happy and Siamese need lots of loving as they are very loyal creatures. Also, my son is highly allergic and I have held off for few years hoping his sensitivity would eventually adjust but it has only gotten worse with time and at a point where he has to routinely take medicine for his cat allergy. As if all this wasn’t stressful enough, our family is also moving before end of year and I can’t put my sweet girls through another major move before finding adoptive parents if it can be prevented. Of course preferably, I would like for them to stay together since they are litter mates and have always had each other as companions. However, if they have option to go to different parents, I do understand and know in my heart that they will adjust as long as they get the attention and love needed.

I adopted Thai & Tess from Wilmington Cat Clinic in Wilmington, NC in April 2005, where they were both declawed and spayed before I brought them home. They are now 10 yrs. old and do sometimes bicker as adult sisters sometimes do but generally get along most all the time. They have never come in contact with any other cats and therefore not tested for feline leukemia or FIV. Neither pet likes cat treats but they do love catnip and better yet, freshly grown and cut catnip. Thai is initially shy around strangers but if petted, especially by cat lovers, then she is your new friend. She is pretty laid back and goes about her day quietly. She needs her litter box changed frequently/daily and will have accident if not changed regularly or if she gets mad at you for not doing so. Tess has more typical narrow, pointed face, has silky fur but absolutely does NOT like you to use a brush and will run if she sees you with one. She talks more often and will sometimes cry in long deep tone if she can hear you but can’t find you. She is a retriever and has a favorite pink feather ink pen that she carries in her mouth room to room and will bring to you as a present especially before bedtime.

Updated Dec. 2015

If animals are listed as a rehome, they are posted as a service outside of Cat's Cradle's foster system to help owners find new homes for their animals.  You will need to contact the owner directly.  These animals are not part of our foster system.  The owner's contact information will be listed in animal description.

For more information or questions about animals in our foster system, send an e-mail to or

Use our on-line adoption application form (pdf) to adopt. Please save the file to your computer, fill it out, and save the completed for to email to (Click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader if you cannot access the form.)  You can also e-mail us at


About Cat's Cradle of the Shenandoah Valley

About Our Rescue Group...

Founded in 1998, Cat’s Cradle seeks to end euthanasia of healthy adoptable cats and dogs in Shenandoah Valley through aggressive spay/neuter of owned animals and TNR (trap/neuter/release) of feral cats.

We also have a network of foster parents and an active adoption program for cats. In 2009 we opened an adoption center in Harrisonburg. We do not euthanize for space.

Please visit our website at: for more information.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We show our cats at PetSmart in Springfield, VA on most 1st and 3rd Saturdays, at the PetSmart in Harrisonburg, VA on some Saturdays and some Sunday afternoons, and at the Petsmart in Waynesboro on Saturdays. We also show cats at our adoption center at 124 S Main St. in Harrisonburg 11-6 M-F, and 11-5 Sat and 11-4 Sunday.

Please visit our website: for other adoption events and hours for showings or call the adoption center at 540-433-1135.

Our Adoption Process...

Please see our website: for a copy of our adoption application and adoption contract. Adoption fees vary, but generally run around $135.

All our cats are spayed or neutered before adoption, and fully vetted. We have an adoption center in Harrisonburg, but we also make extensive use of foster homes until adoption.

We generally prefer indoor only homes, and our contract specifies that the cat(s) will not be de-clawed.

We have some cats that cannot be adopted into an indoor situation. For these, we seek safe barn or out-building locations.