My name is Dr. Tiny Cat!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Grinnell, Iowa - Dr. Tiny Cat
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I'm being cared for by:
Poweshiek Animal League Shelter

Facts about Dr. Tiny Cat

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Gray Or Blue
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
Dr. Tiny Cat does NOT live at PALS. She is being posted as a courtesy to her owner. If you are interested in her, please contact the owner directly.

Dr. Tiny Cat is her own woman. (She did spend all those months in med school).
She has an addiction to cat nip from her early days of studying and snorting to stay awake. She’s been in and out of rehab for that. Dr. Cat is front declawed, does not like to be picked up, and certainly does not like to have her belly touched. She has an aversion to brushing, but finds she is most empathetic when people are in the bathroom. She likes to comfort those having a particularly rough go of it on the toilet, and is always there to reach out with a loving paw. She often forgets herself around shoes. Especially men’s shoes, and rubs her body on them without shame, (as well as their feet). We can only assume this is from years of putting her career first and never opening herself, truly, to love. Her intimate relationships consist of being scratched on the back of the neck, just above the tail, under the chin, and in the wee hours of the morning, she will paw at the covers around your head. Simply lift the covers, guide her under, and she will use it as a cuddle fort for about 5 minutes. She might lick any exposed skin, but mostly she’ll lay on your chest, eyes wide, enjoying her “fort time”. After a couple minutes, she’ll leave. It’s best not to fight it. The experience will go faster if you let her play under the covers. Dr. Tiny Cat ADORES being up high! If you have shelves, or a cat tree, or anything high up she can use that’s comfy for a kitty, that’s great!! She LOVES electric water fountains for drinking water, (and other moving water), crinkly toys or Christmas bows, (laced with cat nip). If she REALLY likes you, you may find these by your head, in your clothes, or at the door. They are gifts for you! They are her “kills” and she is presenting you with a gift!
The good doctor is COMPLETELY LITTER TRAINED, and will somewhat tolerate other cats, but really doesn’t bond with other animals. She’s only been around one dog, a Boxer, and she had a VERY intimidating effect on him, sending him running to his owner.
(Dr. Tiny Cat eats Diamond Cat Food, but has used Blue Buffalo in the past. Litter is Arm and Hammer Clump and Seal)

You can contact me at OR

You can write a good old fashioned letter to me at:
Tiffini Steele
2005 Spring St
Unit 301
Grinnell, IA 50112

You can also reach me by phone at 641-990-1699 (feel free to leave a message)
You can also call my mom, Mary Steele, at 641-990-8918 (you may leave a message with her)

About Poweshiek Animal League Shelter

About Our Shelter...

PALS’ mission is to provide care and shelter for homeless or unwanted animals, to strive to find permanent, loving homes for these animals, to respond to animal neglect and abuse reports, to educate children and adults in our communities on the humane treatment of animals, and on the importance of spaying and neutering to prevent pet overpopulation.

PALS has worked extremely hard for the past seven years to provide our county with a shelter. Prior to our opening, the only option for stray animals picked up by city police and sheriff’s departments in Poweshiek County was a 7-day stay at local veterinary clinics. If owners or an adopting family were not found in that short period of time, the animals were then euthanized. PALS has stepped in not only to provide a safe haven for these homeless animals, but to also ensure they receive responsible vet care including spay/neuters, shots, deworming, and flea/tick control, as well as addressing any emergency medical concerns. We are happy to report that we have helped more than 2000 animals find loving homes!

Donate to Our Shelter...

It's so easy to donate to PALS and help the homeless furkids...and it's tax-deductible! Simply go to our website at and click the donate button or mail your check to PALS, PO Box 123, Grinnell, IA 50112. THANK YOU!!

Come Meet Our Pets...

The PALS shelter is open to the public Mondays through Fridays from 9am to 3pm and Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. If you can't make it for our open hours, please email us at or call us at 641-236-4288 to set up an appointment.

Our Adoption Process...

Cats may be adopted for a donation of $90, which includes spay/neuter, shots, microchipping, FeLv/Fiv test, and deworming. Dogs may be adopted for a donation of $140 which includes neuter/spay, microchipping, deworming, heartworm test, and shots.

Please be patient with us - we're taking care of a lot of furkids - our own and the PALS kids - and we are all volunteers with families, homes and full time jobs. We'll return email and phone inquiries just as fast as we pawssibly can. Thanks!

ADOPTION DONATIONS: Adoption donations for PALS animals go directly either to medical care for those or other furkids in need, or towards maintenance and improvement of our shelter!

ADOPTIONS: We don't let the fact that you might live out of state stop any adoption that's meant to be, but you MUST be willing to drive, or fly, all the way to pick up your new family member.