Weight at last Vet visit: 3 lbs (this was when she was only 5 months old. She has grown up to be a small cat.)
Cats: She lived with cats in her previous home. She is affectionate and playful with them. She will rub up against them and is very loving. Unfortunately, my 15 yr old cat does not appreciate it and has not liked having another cat in the house. Even though little Belle gets hissed at by my cat, she still stays very sweet towards her. She is just a great little cat!
Small Dogs: Yes, she plays with my little 8 lb. dog, and has tried to get the other little foster dogs to play with her. If they are to scared to come out of their crate, Belle will just go right in with them! She is also very affectionate with them. She cuddles with my little dog and they clean each other. Very cute!
Large Dogs: Yes, when she first got here, she connected the most with my oldest large dog. She would weave in between his legs and sleep right up next to him. Sometimes on top of him. She loves dogs and has been very affectionate with all the big dogs here.
Kids: Unknown, but I would worry that small children might be to rough with her.
Men: Affectionate once she knows them.
Women: She has been a little love bug. I can't say enough good things about her!
Strangers: Belle will watch them from afar at first. The more they come over to the house, the closer she will get as she gets used to them. The way to her heart is through food. When she first got here, she wouldn't let me pet her. but when I gave her canned food, she was so focused on the food, I was able to pet her while she ate. That's how I got her used to my touch. She will be very scared when she first comes to your home. So you will need to be patient and give her time to adjust. A new home, with a new routine, with new people, and new pets will be a lot for her to take in. But she will come around like she did here if you just give her time.
Food: I feed all the cats on a rotational diet. Which means they get a different brand of high quality food each month. I do this because I do not think that one brand can provide all the nutrients that they need. Just like one food can't provide us with all that we need...Plus, who wants to eat the same thing every day?
She can be a little picky with food. For dry food, she has liked Feline Caviar (wild ocean flavor), Pride by Instinct (Diva's recipe), Natural Balance (Both the venison/turkey/lamb, and the rabbit/rice/salmon flavors), and Wellness (salmon/turkey flavor)
For the canned, she likes wild caught salmon (humane grade), and also the Friskies (any one of the flavors in the "Gravy pleasures" line)
All cats are fed canned food for breakfast (6 am) & dinner (4 pm), & have a full bowl of dry food out all the time. Belle is a little pig though. She has a small frame, but has a little "Buddha belly" with all the food she eats, lol.
Litter Box Trained: Yes, I use the scoopable
Scratch Pad Trained: Yes, I use the cardboard type that lays flat on the floor. I personally think this is the best kind, I refresh the scratch pad every month by spreading fresh catnip on it. She goes nuts over it! She is drawn to scratching on wood, so I put the scratch pad over by where she liked to scratch, and I now see her using it.
Other issues: None, she adorable!
Adoption fee is only $35 & includes:
- Spay/Neuter surgery
- Tested for FELV and FIV (only cats that are negative go up for adoption)
- Up to date on Vaccinations
- Other surprise goodies from Safe Haven
- Free office visit to Vet
- 50% off any Optimum Wellness Plan
- 30 days of Free Pet Insurance
- Other coupons from Partners
- Available Paperwork: Spay/Neuter records, Vaccination records, Vet records, Micro records, Recommendation list, etc...
- Continued Support: Safe Haven will be there for the lifetime of your new adopted pet. If you ever have questions or concerns, we will always be there to help. Our goal is for you & your pet to live happily ever after!
If you are interested in adopting this pet, your first step is to fill out an application: http://www.adoptapet.com/Safe-Haven/adoption-application-cat
After we receive your application, we will contact you so you can meet him/her.
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ADOPTING A CAT IS UP TO A 20 YEAR COMMITMENT! THEY ARE NOT OBJECTS THAT YOU CAN GET RID OF WHEN THEY BECOME INCONVENIENT. THEY ARE INNOCENT LIVING, BREATHING ANIMALS WITH FEELINGS THAT DEPEND ON YOU TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO TAKE CARE OF, LOVE, & PAY FOR EVERYTHING THIS PET NEEDS FOR UP TO 20 YEARS, THEN PLEASE DO NOT FILL OUT AN APPLICATION.
Q: Is this pet still available?
A: Updates are posted in the original post on the Facebook page for Safe Haven Animal Rescue of AZ at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1405138936478168/ . It will say the status in all caps at the very top of the pets post. Once on the Facebook page, type the pets name in the search box in the upper right corner to easily pull up all the posts on that pet.
Q: I don't see a phone #. Will someone please call me?
A: Everything needed is online. I have found that online is the most efficient way to get all the work done. In the past, when I posted my #, my phone rang off the hook all day. So I spent the whole day on the phone, with not much work to show for it at the end of the day. Again, everything needed is online.
Q: How do I adopt this pet?
A: Your first step is to fill out an application. http://www.adoptapet.com/Safe-Haven/adoption-application-cat
Q: Can I adopt if I live out of state?
A: Out of state adoptions are welcome. Additional fee applies. Fees start at $195 for transport + the adoption fee. All transported catss come with a collar with ID attached, a carrier with padding, health certificate if required, bowls, and of course food for the trip. Plus all the other things listed above that regularly come with adoptions. Feel free to e-mail Safe_Haven_Animal_Rescue@live.com and tell me what cat you are interested in and your address, so I can give you a more exact quote.
Q: Where is this pet?
A: This pet is being fostered in a private home.
Q: I like what you are doing & would like to help. Would you be open to a partnership?
A: Absolutely! I am open to anything that helps care for the animals &/or saves more lives! Please e-mail me at Safe_Haven_Animal_Rescue@live.com and give me details about what you have in mind.
Q: How can I donate?
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