My name is Dottie!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Fargo, North Dakota - Dottie
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Diamond In The Ruff Pet Rescue

Facts about Dottie

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black & White Or Tuxedo
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Unknown
  • ID#: 10685881
  • Hair: Short
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Foster Feedback: 


Happy Holidays from Dottie! She is a young adult cat who was found abandoned with her 5 babies.  She was obviously someone's house cat because none of them had a fuzzy winter coat.  She also recognized the kitchen area right away as a food zone.  Another way we can tell she was a house cat is because she does not like to be behind a closed door.  (Anyone who has cats knows what I mean! LOL)

People:  Dottie (aka Momma) is good with all ages.  She is not an 'in your face' type of cat but she enjoys being in the room with people and being pet.  One of the benefits of adopting an adult cat like Dottie is that she is mature and has manners when it comes to people, their space and food.  She is not hanging from the screens when she is at the window; she is lying nicely watching for movement outside and enjoying the sunlight.  She does not climb up your leg or jump on your back for attention; she meows and rubs on your leg asking for attention.  She does not try to swipe the food off your fork as you are taking a bite; she waits politely until you are done to lick your plate clean. 

Animals:  Dottie must've lived in a dog home in her past because she did not react in the normal cat way when greeted by our large dogs.  She simply smelled noses with them and then proceeded to rub up on them.  It didn't faze her at all.  Dottie does not seem to like other cats in the same way though.  We think she would be fine with other cats given the normal week or 2 that cats seem to need to really relax with each other.  She mostly ignored the other cats when in the room but when challenged she was ready to fight; she is not passive with other cats.  So she may need to be the dominant cat if she was introduced into a multi-cat home.

Dottie has been a very busy, stressed out Momma nursing and caring for her 5 babies and another litter of 3 babies that she was loving enough to take in as her own.  She started to show her stress by pulling out some of the hair on her back.  The kittens are now finally weaned so Dottie has been placed in a room by herself to enjoy some much needed rest and relaxation.  She will be spayed in a week or two when her body is ready and then she will be anxiously waiting to start her new life with a family who will not abandon her when she needs them the most.  If you are that family please apply now.  She deserves to be pampered and loved for the rest of her life!

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Before potential adopters can physically meet a foster animal outside of our open adoption events, we require them to register on our site and submit an adoption application. Check out our scheduled adoption events.

After applications are reviewed, suitable applicants are contacted to set up a Pre-Adoption Meeting with our volunteers. This meeting is designed to answer any questions adopters may have about a particular animal or our adoption process. These meetings are dependent on the availability of approved volunteers in your area.

Once the application and Pre-Adoption Meeting are complete, meet and greets with the foster animal can be scheduled with qualified applicants if this has not already occurred.

After the meet and greet (and if the applicant is still interested in the animal), foster parents will make a recommendation to the Adoption Committee regarding the adoption. The foster animal stays with the foster family until they hear from the Diamond In The Ruff adoption committee.

Adoption is approved or rejected by the Diamond In The Ruff Adoption Committee. Final approval of all adoptions is at the sole discretion of Diamond in the Ruff.

Once approved, another meeting will be arranged between the foster parent and adopter wherein the adoption fee is collected and contracts are signed. The foster animal then goes to its new forever home and, after the adopters are given a week-long trial period, the adoption is finalized. Check out some of our amazing success stories!

A Diamond in the Ruff volunteer will contact the adoptive family after 72 hours to see how everyone is settling in as well as answer any questions.

After the week trial period is up, we will deposit the adoption fee and distribute the animals vet records and microchip information in a timely fashion.

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