My name is Ren!

Domestic Longhair Cat for adoption in Grinnell, Iowa - Ren
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I'm being cared for by:
Poweshiek Animal League Shelter

Facts about Ren

  • Breed: Domestic Longhair
  • Color: Cream Or Ivory (Mostly)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Long
Ren is not at PALS. We are posting Ren as a courtesy to her owner, who will determine to whom she wants her cat to go. If you are interested in Ren, you can contact her owner directly.

This is Ren. She is a dog in a cat’s body!
She will let your rub and cuddle and brush her tummy for HOURS. She is so, endlessly snuggly, friendly to everyone, just isn't into candles or smoking since she has mild kitty asthma. I will have medication to go with her. And even though she looks like a fancy princess kitty, she's a huge klutz and goofball. She’s ALWAYS happy to see you, and she’ll stand on her hind legs to she can push her face into your hand to say “hello!” Ren has such long hair, she needs to be brushed as much as possible, and she will remind you!!! There’s nothing more in this world that Ren loves more than a brush. I have two kinds for her. One is a regular pet brush, the other is something used on horses called a stripper. The stripper is her favorite, and she LOVES to push her face into it. And while other cats or kittens will allow belly rubbing for a couple of seconds or even minutes, Ren will be content if you NEVER stop. She unfortunately was parted from her bonded buddy, so she is a bit needy now.
Ren has not been declawed, but she’s very calm and it’s easy for one person to trim her nails as long as they hold the scruff of her neck. She also ALWAYS uses the litter as long as you keep it clean and keep them around the house, not all bunched in one corner, and she should have at least 2 pans. She only sharpens her claws on designated cat trees, and she’s one of the only cats I’ve ever met that DOESN’T respond to cat nip. Ren is very intuitive and I’ve seen her get along with other cats, but I’ve never seen her around a dog before. Because of Ren’s long hair, she will come with a pair of clippers that are used around behind to keep it very short and clean. This keeps her comfortable and helps her clean herself. She might also need help by cleaning afterwards with a baby wipe. Ren is also on a restricted diet to help prolong her life. She is a very large kitty and needs to be fed 1/8th of a cup of food in the morning and at night. Preferably 8am and 8pm. (She is currently fed Diamond Cat Food, has eaten Blue Buffalo in the past, litter is Arm and Hammer Clump and Seal)
Due to Ren’s asthma, grooming needs, and dietary restrictions, I would recommend her for seasoned cat owners only. But I guarantee, you will be the one that is on the receiving end of this relationship.

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.