Suspected Breed(s): Domestic Shorthair
Age: 4 years
Weight: 10 lbs
Personality: Patient, Affectionate, Gentle, Shy, Smart
Observations with Dogs: Unknown
Observations with Cats: Unknown
Observations with Kids: Unknown
House Training Progress: Good litterbox manners
Location: DC area foster home
Rescued From: Smyth County, VA
Additional Information: It can be a tough life out there for a ninja. Once a devoted samurai, Ninja was abandoned at a shelter when his former family decided to move without him. Now this sweet, polite and extremely considerate kitty is looking for a forever home to pledge his nine lives to. Ninja will watch your door and sometimes seems a little nervous about sounds, wondering if your castle is about to be invaded. But he's easily comforted with some petting and soothing words. Like any covert agent, Ninja can be a little shy and likes his privacy, but he's also patient and loving to those who want to caress him. If you sit quietly he'll come join you nearby or on your lap. He'll protect you by sleeping under your bed and sometimes wakes up with a small cry. When he does this you should say “come up, Ninja,” and he'll jump up for a nice cuddle and fall back to sleep in about thirty seconds. Ninja only scratches his scratching pad and while he's a big fellow, he sheds very little and keeps himself clean and tidy. If Ninja were a person, he'd be described as having an “old soul” and there'd be
haiku written about him. You can't find a better retainer than Ninja; he'll keep you safe and give you his undying loyalty.
If you are interested in meeting a dog or cat, we require an adoption application. If the animal has "HAS APPLICATION" listed, they are still available to receive additional applications but also may be in the process of being adopted soon.
Apply for a CAT: www.citydogsrescuedc.org/adopt-a-city-kitty.html
Apply for a DOG: http://www.citydogsrescuedc.org/adoptable-dogs.html
City Dogs Rescue & City Kitties is a foster based rescue in Washington, DC. We do not have a shelter. We focus on local adoptions in DC and the metro area of Maryland and Virginia. CDR&CK has a thorough adoption process in order to find the best possible fit for each of our dogs and cats (we do not operate under a first-come, first served model).
Adoption fees // Dogs/puppies - $395; $200 for senior dogs // Cats/kittens - $150 (unless otherwise noted)
Upon accepting a new cat or dog into the organization, we provide a basic vet visit that includes necessary vaccinations, disease screenings, deworming, microchips, and spay/neuter (unless specified). We do not provide a comprehensive medical exam prior to adoption. As a result, sickness, injury, and disability may exist unbeknownst to CDR&CK. City Dogs Rescue & City Kitties is not responsible for payment of any vet care, including known and unknown medical conditions once a cat or dog is adopted from us.
Cat specific: Rabies, FVRCP, Feline Leukemia vaccines. They are tested for FIV and FeLV.
Dog specific: Rabies, DHPP, Bordatella vaccines. They are tested for HW, Lyme, Ehrlichia, Anaplasmosis.
Most cats and dogs will have a house training accident in the initial days in their new home and we cannot guarantee any pet is housebroken or crate trained.
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