My name is Tanner!

Domestic Shorthair Kitten for adoption in Cleveland, Ohio - Tanner
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I'm being cared for by:
Public Animal Welfare Society (PAWS Ohio)

Facts about Tanner

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red Tabby
  • Age: Kitten
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
Four little kittens were found wandering helplessly on a university campus. They were hungry and sick. A student named Bob noticed the group. He trapped them, took them home to keep them safe for the night. “Trapper Bob” quickly realized that despite their illnesses, these kittens were pretty and friendly. They would have a good chance of landing a committed loving home with the right help. With that in mind Trapper Bob seeked help from PAWS, knowing that PAWS would provide an excellent opportunity for these little guys. Indeed, once placed into the PAWS system, the kittens immediately received the very much needed medical care to help them recover from their upper respiratory infections.

After that the kits were placed into a foster home where they receiving intensive training to become elite adoptable kittens. The kits received training in litter box usage, the art of charming and playing with humans, sitting in laps and purr, getting into things without getting into trouble, handling a busy body Pomeranian/American Eskimo mix named Rascal, ignoring the diva housecats but spooning with the furry friendly house cat in the foster home. Most importantly, the kits learned not mess with an Italian foster mother, a skunk or a raccoon. At the moment the kits are refining their skills in moving faster than a bullet. Overall these guys are full of energy and are very affectionate.

This young man is shy and will need a little time to warm up to strangers. Once he does however, he is a total lover. He likes to be held and showered with kisses while purring like an engine. He can easily melt someone’s heart by the way he asks for affectionate.

Tanner is more laid back than his brother Theo and his sister Trina but he still likes to play with interactive toys. He also likes to play hide and seek: Troy hides, human seeks. Though shy, Troy still likes company and like all cats, would be bored and lonely without companionship....he's usually found sleeping with another kitten.

Approx. birth date: June 2016

If interested, please complete an application at, which you will easily locate under the Adoption button.

**This pet is fostered by: Joanne **

About Public Animal Welfare Society (PAWS Ohio)

About Our Rescue Group...

The Public Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) was founded in 1976. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization considered to be one of Ohio’s most reputable long-standing cat and dog humane rescue groups.

Our group is dedicated to the rescue of pets in Northeastern Ohio. Our mission is to rescue stray and/or abused cats and dogs and place them in good homes. It is a PAWS policy to adopt animals to responsible homes only in the greater Cleveland area. We provide medical care to rescued animals and foster them in our own homes. We also make sure that they are spayed or neutered so that they do not continue the cycle of births that result in more pets than homes. The advantage of adopting a fostered animal is that we know all about our adoptable pets! They have lived with us and we know their personalities, habits, likes and dislikes. We can help you find the perfect companion for your home and lifestyle! We are a no kill organization (the only time we euthanize is on the advice of a vet in order to end suffering where no hope of recovery exists). Everything we do is out of love for the animals.

PAWS philosophy is that kindness to animals helps build a better world for all of us. Through the generosity of other caring individuals, we can ensure that animals who come into the care of PAWS will never again be alone, hungry, sick, afraid, or in pain.

Our mission is
•To provide for the welfare, medical care, temporary housing, and adoption of dogs and cats in northeast Ohio.
•To Work for the prevention of cruelty to all animals.
•To work to form coalitions and working relationships with other local and national humane organizations.
•To actively create, promote and implement a humane education program.
•To reduce the over population of cats and dogs in northeast Ohio through education.

Come Meet Our Pets...

You can find out more about PAWS Ohio and about our pets on our website, We show our pets at adopt-a-thons around the greater Cleveland area, and partner with PetSmarts by using their in store cage spaces. We have PetSmart Coordinators for each of the two PetSmarts we are in, and a PetSmart Supervisor who oversees all of the Coordinators.

Our Adoption Process...

We have an adoption screening process, an adoption fee, and a follow up process for every adoption.