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My name is Geronimo!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Merrifield, Virginia - Geronimo

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Geronimo's Info...

I am already neutered, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Geronimo's Story...
Geronimo is a super sweet tabby boy with beautiful orange coloring and yellow eyes. He’s an extremely laid-back cat that loves humans and would make a fantastic companion and addition to any family.

In his foster home, Geronimo gets along with the resident cat; they wrestle and play daily but do not cozy up to each other. He would rather snuggle with his human, on your chest, legs, or lying full length up against your side--so he’s not an actual lap cat that will curl up on your lap, but still makes a fantastic heating pad where he does decide to make himself comfortable.

He likes to make sure that he knows where his foster mom is at all times, and if he’s not in a deep sleep, he will get up and follow her to different rooms. Geronimo would prefer to be adopted into a home with another feline friend to play with as long as he gets plenty of attention from his human(s) too. Proper introduction procedures between felines need to be followed, and helpful guidelines for this process are posted on the 4Paws website. Since he has lived with dogs as well, he would be ok with them too with proper introduction. Over the holidays, he spent a week with a German Shepherd and they got along just fine.

Geronimo spends his days napping anywhere comfortable and soft and playing with the resident cat. His favorite toy is the Cat Dancer Cat Charmer; he proudly carries it around in his mouth and can entertain himself with it, even if no one is at the other end of the stick charming him. He also loves catnip toys, likes to lick them and throw them in the air. Unlike most cats, Geronimo loves a good belly rub and will request them frequently.

Geronimo was one of about a dozen cats rescued by 4Paws from a trailer home in West Virginia. The elderly caretaker passed away and there was no one left to care for the cats. The one remaining adult was not willing to take care of the cats and planned to abandon them. Since there were only two adults in the home, we do not know about Geronimo's exposure to children. However, with his docile and friendly personality, we believe he would be ok with kids.

The vet estimated he was born in October 2013. He has been neutered, tested negative for FIV and FeLV, is current on his vaccinations and has been micro chipped.

Facts about Geronimo

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: Geronimo
  • Hair: Short

Other Pets at 4Paws Rescue Team, Inc.

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Geronimo, 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.