My name is Penelope!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Castro Valley, California - Penelope
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Dusty Paws Rescue, Inc.

Facts about Penelope

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (Mostly)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
Penelope is a sleek black kitty with just a nip of white on her chest. According to one volunteer she is always wearing the classic "little black dress."

Penelope was born sometime in mid April, 2016. She was found alone in some bushes and was taken into Dusty Paws foster care as a “bottle baby.” Even before her eyes were open, the kitten showed the kind of spirit it took to stay alive, eagerly grasping at her bottle to eat and awkwardly trying to explore her new environment.

Without natural mother and siblings, at first Penelope didn't know how to interact with other cats. But she has blossomed into a fun and loving young cat who even teaches the younger foster kittens to play with toys. She can be mischievous too - she was recently found running through the house with a $5 bill she "found." She is okay with the dogs in her foster home.

If you are looking for an active, people-loving companion, Penelope is your girl. She notices what’s going on around her and if it’s interesting she gets antsy wanting to be involved. Very playful, she entertains visitors at showings with her antics. At home, she loves to cuddle and purr when you’re sitting quietly or lying down. It’s almost impossible not to want to hug her.

Penelope was recently spayed. She is vaccinated, micro chipped, and tested FIV/FeLV negative.

Note: Any inquiries about this companion animal will only be answered after completion of an on-line application. Copy and paste the link below or go to and view all our pets available for adoption and you will be contacted by a Dusty Paws Rescue Representative within 24 hours after receipt of your application.

About Dusty Paws Rescue, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a small group of volunteers whose mission is to save abandoned, neglected and/or abused animals by placing them into permanent, safe, stable and caring new homes. All of us have experience with volunteering in shelters and continue to volunteer.

We do not mind driving to do a home visit nor do we mind taking the time to go anywhere to look at a potential needy animal who needs to be saved from any situation, either in a shelter or in a home. We do take owner surrenders and have an owner assist program but most of our animals come from shelters.

We hate to see any animal suffer and this is why we do this.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Donate button on web site

Come Meet Our Pets...

Visit our home ready animals at:
Pet Food Express
3385 Castro Valley Blvd
Castro Valley CA 94546
3rd Saturday of each month from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

3735 E Castro Valley Blvd
Castro Valley CA 94546
Advertised Adoption Week End of each month Sundays 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm See our web site
for Special Days and times.

Our Adoption Process...

Our process to adopt is as follows: An application form is completed and submitted at which time we will contact the applicant within 24 hours and discuss the animal they are interested in and make an appointment to meet or give them the date of the next adoption showcase. The entire family should meet along with any resident animals, if possible. Once that is done and it seems like a good fit, a home visit is required at which time we can leave the animal for a required sleepover period of approximately 10-14 days and a Sleepover Agreement is then signed; if that works out then we can proceed with adoption. Our adoption fee is $300 for dogs, $100 for cats, $350 for puppies under one year of age and $50 is refunded upon receipt of a Certificate of Completion of Training from a certified training facility/trainer for a puppy adoption. At any given time after the adoption, Dusty Paws Rescue will accept back into our program the adopted animal if it doesn't work out.