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My name is Pauline!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Saanichton, British Columbia - Pauline
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Saanichton, British Columbia - Pauline
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Victoria Pet Adoption Society

Facts about Pauline

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
This beautiful little girl is Pauline. She came to us because her owner passed away and no one in the family was able to provide her with a home. Pauline is a very petite/slender tabby girl with a solid white bib and big round eyes. She is the type of cat who knows what she wants out of life and isn't afraid to let you know if you're not accommodating.

Pauline is about 6 years old and is quite playful. She really enjoys chasing around a toy on the end of a string. She isn't terribly cuddly and doesn't like to be held too long, but only because she has better things to do than to sit still. At night, when she's all played out, her favourite thing is to cuddle on the bed, under the covers! Pauline loves to be cozy and likes small spaces. Her favourite hiding spot is under a side table that has a skirt on it, she loves to nap in her cat igloo, and she will only use a covered litter box that provides her with privacy. She is a quirky little girl and that's why we love her so much.

Poor Pauline has had a lot of upset in the last few months and change is difficult for her. It will take her time to settle into a new home so it will be important for her new family to have patience with her and to give her the space she needs to acclimate. Once Pauline has settled in she'll be a great little friend.

Pauline successfully shared a foster home with a small dog but we were told by her previous family that she is not comfortable around other cats or children. She is an indoor-only cat but loves to watch the birds outside the window.

This tiny sweet cat has been through a rough patch over the last little while and has undergone a lot of change. We would love for her to find a calm, quiet home with a cat savvy family that will give her everything she needs on the road ahead.

If you'd like to learn more about Pauline, please contact us at victoriapets@gmail.com and tell us a little bit about your family.

About Victoria Pet Adoption Society

About Our Rescue Group...

Victoria Pet Adoption Society (VPAS) is a volunteer run, registered charitable foundation in Victoria, BC, Canada. VPAS' goal is to rehabilitate homeless animals and place them into great homes. We provide medical care for all of our adoptees, ensuring that their vaccinations are up to date, and that all adoptees are spayed/neutered and tattooed (when possible).

Our Adoption Process...

Adopting a pet is a lifetime commitment and a big responsibility. Dogs can live 15 years or more, and cats can live 20+ years. Like people, each individual pet comes with its own set of baggage, needs, and personality traits. Because your new pet will depend on you to provide its basic needs, we need to be sure that you are educated and up to the challenge. Our adoption process allows us to ask you some questions about your home environment, your lifestyle, and your needs, expectations, and limitations. We want to be sure that your new pet is going to be just as happy in its new home as you are to have it there.

A Successful Adoption Process Includes the Following Steps:

You will have the opportunity to visit with the pet of interest, supervised by an adoption volunteer who can answer some of the questions you may have about the pet or the adoption process. You will not be able to take the pet home the same day.

If after visiting with the pet you would like to start the adoption process we will ask you to fill out an adoption application. The application is not available on the website; an application will be provided to you only after having a successful meeting with the pet. (Please note that in situations where an interested adopter lives out of the area an adoption application may be provided before visiting with the pet, however an adoption will never be completed before you have had a successful visit with the pet.)

One of our volunteers will contact you within 72 hours and we will open a dialogue with you based on the information provided in your application. We will talk about your home and family, as well as your experience with pets. We will ask you to tell us about the kind of life and care you can offer to the adopted pet, and we will inform you about any health or behavioural issues that you should be aware of.

(For dogs only) Once an adoption is pending, we will come visit your home to ensure that the environment is suitable for the pet in question, based on its needs. We can advise you of modifications that could make the adoption more successful, such as fencing and other things you may not have thought about.

The adoption process generally takes several days, and this time line is intentional. It allows you time to think about your decision so that you can be sure that you are comfortable with the decision that you’ve made. Adoptions are never approved within 48 hours of the application being submitted.

Once we have successfully journeyed through the steps above, you can pick up your new friend to begin a wonderful life together!

Signing an adoption contract is a requirement for every pet that is adopted.

Please Read Before Applying to Adopt:

You must be 19 years of age or older to apply for one of our pets.

Please note that we do not adopt animals sight unseen and we do not ship animals. We do consider adoptions out of area but applicants are required to come & visit with the animals of interest before an adoption is completed.

Adoption Fees:

The adoption fee for puppies and kittens includes: The first 3 distemper vaccines, the canine cough vaccine (for puppies), deworming, defleaing, a basic spay/neuter, a tattoo (done at the time of spay/neuter), a free veterinary exam within 7 days of adoption, six weeks of FREE pet insurance through Pet Secure Insurance, and a health record.

The adoption fee for all other cats/dogs includes: The first distemper vaccine, the first canine cough vaccine (dogs), deworming, defleaing, a free veterinary exam within 7 days of adoption, and a health record. All adult animals are spayed or neutered prior to adoption and those that are fixed by VPAS will have a tattoo for identification. Adult cats/dogs between the age of 6 months and 4 years qualify for six weeks of free pet insurance through Pet Secure Insurance. All dogs & cats between 4 years and 13 years of age qualify for four weeks of free pet insurance through Trupanion Insurance.

The adoption fee for all other species includes: a free exam within 7 days of adoption, treatment for parasites, spay/neuter when appropriate, the first set of vaccines when appropriate, and a tattoo for identification when appropriate.

Adoption Fees are as Follows: (cash only please)

Kittens (6 months or younger) $200
Young cats (7m-11m) $150
Adult Cats (1 yr - 8yrs) $120
Senior Cats (9 yrs and older) $90
Special Needs Cats (other than kittens) $90

Puppies (6 months or younger) $400
Young dogs (7m-11m) $350
Adult Dogs (1 yr - 8yrs) $280
Senior Dogs (9 yrs and older) $150
Special Needs dogs (other than puppies) $150

Rabbits $40
Guinea Pigs $25
Rats/hamsters $15 ($20 if spayed/neutered
Mice $10
Adoption fees for other species may vary

Please note that the information above, including adoption fees, vary slightly for cats and kittens adopted through PetSmart. When adopted from PetSmart the rabies vaccine is included in the adoption fee but a free trial of Pet Insurance is not. The rabies vaccine is included because it is a requirement as part of PetSmart's international adoption program.