My name is Marceau!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Merrifield, Virginia - Marceau

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Marceau's Info...

I am already neutered, up to date with shots, declawed, not good with kids, and not good with cats.

Marceau's Story...
This sweet boy is quietly affectionate with a subtle purr. He doesn't mind being picked up and cuddled close to the chest, or sitting in your lap. In addition to enjoying head petting and chin scratching, he likes to be groomed with a very soft bristle brush. In his foster home Marceau has his own fluffy bed on a window seat in a bedroom, a lounging spot where he can usually be found. He sleeps next to his foster mom and sometimes likes to burrow under the bedcovers.

Marceau was surrendered to a Maryland shelter due to family allergies and he was already declawed when the shelter received him. Even though he is declawed, he still has the natural instincts to use a scratching post. He likes the type with sisal rope because he can also rub his face against it as a grooming tool. As an occasional treat he likes a little catnip sprinkled around the base of the post.

He has not shown any interest in eating canned food so we think he was raised solely on dry food. In this regard it is important that he be fed a high quality grain free kibble with animal protein such as chicken or turkey as the primary ingredient. To supplement his diet with moisture and animal protein, his foster mom has also been giving him 1/2 jar of Gerber Chicken baby food each morning. He loves this treat and has come to expect it each day, prancing around and meowing until the bowl is put down for him. He also gets a few pieces of "Temptation" treats daily.

We did not know his history with other cats, so his foster mom attempted multiple times to introduce him to her resident cats. Unfortunately Marceau would quickly show his dominance by being too aggressive with them, and harmony with the other cats just could not be achieved. He will need to be the only cat in your home, but he will be happy as long as he gets the human attention that he seems to crave.

Marceau was born in November 2008. He has been neutered, tested negative for FIV and FeLV, is current on his vaccinations, and has been micro chipped.

Facts about Marceau

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: Marceau
  • Hair: Short

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Marceau, a Merrifield 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 Merrifield, or seeking a Domestic Shorthair cat from a breeder in Merrifield.

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