My name is Manxer!

Manx Cat for adoption in Davis, California - Manxer
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Facts about Manxer

  • Breed: Manx
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Long
Born ~2014, Male, Manx-Main Coon Mix

Manxer is brown tabby, Manx-Main Coon mix, a most usual combination of kitty. He is approximately 2 years old. He spent his early life with a family that included older children, cats, and a cat-friendly dog. He loved them all and was playful and happy. When his dog friend passed, the family added a new puppy to the mix. The unsupervised puppy focused on making Manxer miserable for months — constantly lunging, attacking, and barking at him. Manxer bolted outdoors and refused to come in or eat. His weight plummeted. He finally was dropped off at the local shelter with the reason being he did not get along with other animals! This erroneous information led to Manxer being classified as unadoptable. Fortunately, the shelter alerted Purebreds Plus before acting on this misinformation. Manxer was rescued on his last day and placed into foster with other cats.

After time and TLC, Manxer realized that he was safe again. He perked up, made friends with his feline co-fosters, and engaged in serious eating and playing. His weight climbed back up to over 10 lbs, an ideal Manx weight for his age. He quickly grew to trust his foster parents. His personality blossomed. He now exhibits a keen sense of fun, playfulness, optimism, and a fair turn of speed when he decides to kick up his long back legs and run through the house with his foster cat friends. But, he always has time to cuddle and play with his foster parents. He loves trackball, feather wands, and toy mice, which makes sense since Manx have been mousers for over 266 years. His long back legs may get in the way of curling up on your lap, but he will happily curl up next to you for a session of pets and purrs.

Manxer as a Manx-Main Coon mix is a combo cat. Starting at his head, you think you have a gorgeous Maine Coon mix — big head, Maine Coon nose, amazing whiskers, copper eyes, “long ear furnishings”, ruff, brindle longish fur, a sweet Maine Coone smile, and big purr — but if you keep going down his back, oops he is a Manx with long back legs, and no tail, not even a bump. So, there you have it – a gorgeous, purring Maine Coon-Manx (front to back) or Manx-Maine Coon (back to front). In either case this gorgeous cat is a sweet loveable boy, looking for his very own home. And if you adopt him, he will deliver 2x the love since both Maine Coons and Manx are known for bonding with their owners.

So why no tail? Tailless Manx cats all relate back to a genetic mutation that happened around 1750 in the cats on the remote island of Manx. The long back legs developed to provide the balance that a tail would provide. Because of those long back legs, Manx are very particular about bathroom hygiene. Manxer will stand upright with front paws on the side of the box when he uses the facility. And he is fastidious on post-box grooming of his rear no matter how silly he looks – as you can see in one of the pictures.

Manxer would like a home with a kitty friend(s). He is willing to try a cat-friendly dog so long as he has a proper introduction period this time. He would do best with older children.

Manxer is neutered, up to date on vaccines, FELV/FIV negative, dewormed, microchipped and has flea prevention applied. His health is A-OK. He loves to be brushed, but can care for his coat himself.

Manxer’s foster mom is Diane in Sacramento, CA.
If you would like more information about Manxer, please contact 925-784-8244 or or send an Adoption Application.

About Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of purebred and other exceptional cats.

Our mission is to educate pet owners, breeders, and shelters about our breeds, and to place our cats with Forever Families who will give them the proper care and love they deserve. We carefully match cats with their Forever Families by evaluating each cat's personality, temperament, and special needs. Then we determine the best fit for both the cat and the new family. Please note that we do NOT ship cats.

Our adoption fee is $175 unless otherwise noted. This fee allows us to provide excellent vet care for the cats that really need it. The healthy kitties make it possible for the sick ones to be saved.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our cats are neutered or spayed, vaccinated and FELV/FIV negative. We are not a shelter. All of our cats are fostered in private homes. We ask that anyone wanting to meet one of our cats first fill out our online application. These cats are treated like members of our family, and we want to ensure that you will do the same.

When you adopt from Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue, you are saving TWO lives - the cat you adopt and the cat who gets to take its place in Rescue!

Our Adoption Process...

First, call the name of the foster mother if you are interested in an individual cat. Once you've chatted, she will ask you to fill out our easy online application. Just "Click to submit"! Next, one of our wonderful volunteers will quickly contact your veterinary and personal references. Then they will give you a call to chat and answer any questions or concerns you may have about the adoption process. Once approved we will help you set up a time to come and meet the kitty or kitties you want. If it's a good match all around you will be asked to sign a contract and pay the adoption fee and you can take the kitty home that very day.

Our adoption fee is $175. That includes the kitty, spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccines, tested for FIV/FELV.

We do not ship pets, however, you are welcome to put in an application and once approved make plans to come out and meet the kitty and fly it back with you.