My name is Gus-Gus!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Alexandria, Virginia - Gus-Gus
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Alexandria, Virginia - Gus-Gus
Photo 2 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Alexandria, Virginia - Gus-Gus
Photo 3 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Alexandria, Virginia - Gus-Gus

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Gus-Gus's Info...

I am already neutered and up to date with shots.

Gus-Gus's Story...

Gus-Gus was found limping, injured, and alone on the street where he'd been abandoned. He fortunately made a quick recovery from his injuries (see the before and after pics!), and is now ready for his forever home. He's initially reserved around new people - having been abandoned once it takes a bit of time to convince him that you're not going to do the same. Once you've gained his trust though he will be willing to drop his reserved demeanor and show you affection. The first head bonk you receive shows that his trust has been earned, and you can expect many more head bonks after that, accompanied by a low, gentle purr. Gus-Gus is a talker - he loves to hold conversations on anything that catches his interest, particularly food. Specifically treats. He will ask for treats, and then ask for more treats, and then ask why he can't have more treats, and then try to persuade you that he should get more treats - and when given treats he will gently eat them from your hand. It shoud be noted that GusGus also expects you to answer when he talks - he loves to hold conversations. This dark grey boy is best described as a couch potato; his favorite activity is lounging. He enjoys lounging next to you while you work at the computer or watch the TV, although he's so far not shown much of an inclination to be a lap cat. Cat toys get an ear twitch from the upright ear, the other ear is crumpled but not injured. All noises are to be investigated, and Gus-Gus would make an excellent sentry. Birds or squirrels outside of the window are included in the 'noises that must be investigated' category, and he will go on full alert mode while watching them.

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Facts about Gus-Gus

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Gray Or Blue
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Gus-Gus, a Alexandria 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 Alexandria, or seeking a Domestic Shorthair cat from a breeder in Alexandria.

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