My name is Joey!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Encinitas, California - Joey
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Encinitas, California - Joey
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Facts about Joey

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 34683363
  • Hair: Unknown
Black & white, short hair, male, born approx. 2/23/07, #12654

Joey was given up by his guardian after a stressful move and undiagnosed IBD; for the next two years, Joey lived at the shelter where he was given medical attention yet the stress of the environment exacerbated his digestive issues. In recent months, Joey had started to do better, and when The Rescue House had an opportunity to help several cats at that shelter, Joey was one of the ones we picked. In foster care he was given a new higher quality yet non-prescription food—the combination of food and environment seems to have done the trick and Joey has both stabilized and flourished.

Joey seemed to know we were coming for him: his loving and sweet disposition stood out from the start and he has been ever so grateful for this second chance. Joey has such an endearing and laid-back personality. Though not a kitten, his behavior equals that of many young adult cats—Joey isn’t super energetic yet is active and he enjoys playing with assorted wand toys, trackballs, and chasing a laser light. He’s diligent about seeking out your love and affection, something he’s been starved of for the past couple of years despite the shelter workers’ efforts.

Joey has been able to share space in his foster home with other cats as well as a respectful dog, though he doesn’t really seek out the interaction and would also be fine as a single pet garnering all of your love! We aren’t sure of his thoughts about children.

Joey has waited too long for love—it’s no holds barred now! Will you be the one to give this wonderful kitty a home? He’ll need to be maintained on the diet that is agreeable for him yet with that simple need taken care of Joey is a very easy and enjoyable cat who will bring such joy to his people.


About Our Rescue Group...

The Rescue House is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to assisting cats through its rescue, foster and adoption activities. We find loving homes for unwanted, abandoned, homeless and abused cats. We open our arms to cats that need assistance, regardless of age and often regardless of handicap. We find good homes for every cat that we take in - we are a true no-kill cat rescue organization.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We at The Rescue House believe that we can contribute to the welfare of our furry friends by implementing an Adoption Program. Our Adoption Centers are located in retail pet stores whose philosophy agrees with The Rescue House's mission. A list of the adoption centers can be found here:

Our Adoption Process...

All prospective adopters must complete an application and be interviewed as part of the adoption process.