My name is Scout!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Fargo, North Dakota - Scout
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Fargo, North Dakota - Scout
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Diamond In The Ruff Pet Rescue

Facts about Scout

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Gray, Blue Or Silver Tabby
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11610363
  • Hair: Short
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Scout is a very playful, sweet boy with tons of character. He has been a joy for his foster families to have around. He enjoys playing with toys and his feline foster siblings. He is a feisty little thing with a big attitude and we are convinced that's what saved his life!

Scout was the only kitten to survive in his litter. He came to Diamond In The Ruff when he was only 9 days old. He was dehydrated and hypothermic but he was a fighter and he came back from the brink against all odds. He was raised as a singleton kitten which was confusing for the him.

Between birth and 12 weeks it is so important for kittens to be with their Mother and siblings. They learn crucial socializing skills that are impossible to learn any other way. The Mother disciplines the kittens when they get out of hand and the siblings teach each other how to play with soft paws and mouths. Scout missed out on this unfortunately.

As Scout grew into a larger kitten he thought that humans were his siblings. He didn't have a Mother to tell him when enough was enough and he didn't have siblings to teach him to bite lightly and use his paws softly. So he would bite, wrestle and try to play with humans pretty painfully even though his foster family tried to discourage this behavior. They used stuffed animals, strings, and toys to play with him but Scout was smart enough to know the difference and he wanted something that was alive and that moved when he attacked it!

Scout has been maturing and learning that it is not appropriate to attack his humans in this way. He is finally old enough to be with adult cats so he can rough house and learn how to play fair. We would highly recommend that Scout is adopted into a home that has another resident young cat who would be able to keep Scout in line and continue to teach him how to be a cat. We would also recommend Scout not go into a home with small children. His playful attacks have been few and far between but they would be hard for a small child to predict.

*Scout has been using the litter box with no issues.  He was neutered, had a wellness exam, FIV/Feleuk testing, vaccinations, and microchipped (which includes a lifetime enrollment.)*   

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What is the process for adopting an animal?

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.

Please keep in mind, Diamond In The Ruff is a 100% volunteer run organization and we will process your applications as fast as possible. If you have any questions about your application, contact our Application Coordinator at

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