My name is Puckett!

Domestic Shorthair/Domestic Shorthair Mix Cat for adoption in Rochester, Minnesota - Puckett
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair/Domestic Shorthair Mix Cat for adoption in Rochester, Minnesota - Puckett
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I'm being cared for by:
Paws and Claws Humane Society

Facts about Puckett

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Domestic Shorthair Mix
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Senior
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 35915745
  • Hair: Unknown
Even non-baseball fans have heard of Kirby Puckett. He was a Gold Glove centerfielder and Silver Slugger Award winner for the Twins, and he had captivating smile. When I was brought to the shelter on July 12, the anniversary date of the day Kirby retired, I got named in his honor. I'm Puckett, a sweet guy who was found by a shelter volunteer. I have an injury to my back leg. Must be from playing the outfield and running the bases. Baseball is a tough sport, you know. I'm still getting used to my new surroundings, so I'm not much interested in being held or in playing. It's tough to play when my leg hurts. I will let folks pet me. Yep. That's good. Maybe in time, I'll be giving high fives. I only hope my purrsonality is half as fun as my namesake's. Puckett. I hope someone will find me to be irresistible.

Adoption fee $50 + microchip fee $15 + tax

About Paws and Claws Humane Society

About Our Shelter...

Paws and Claws Humane Society is committed to partnering with the community to shelter, protect, and seek adoptive homes for abandoned or lost companion animals.

We have served Southern Minnesota for over 30 years and we are the largest shelter in the 8 surrounding counties that does not limit the length of stay for the animals in its care.

Paws & Claws is funded completely on donations and fundraising events and receives no federal, state, county or city funds.We currently have nearly 900 dues paying members.

Paws & Claws has a community fund to help pay for the spaying and neutering of companion animals for those who cannot afford it.

We give over 40 tours and presentations annually, educating the public [including over 400 children] about proper animal care and the importance of spaying and neutering companion animals to help control the pet population in Southern Minnesota.

We have over 110 families that participate in the Guardian Angel Program [sponsoring animals] each month.

Paws & Claws will take in an injured animal and get the emergency medical care that it requires.

Local veterinarians in and around Rochester help Paws & Claws by providing over 145 free spay or neuters each year.

In a typical year the shelter will facilitate adoptions and provide care for over 600 dogs and cats.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are located at 3224 19th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901 and our viewing hours are:
Monday: 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Thursday: 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday: 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Saturday 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Sunday: Closed

For current adoption events, please see:

Our Adoption Process...

Paws and Claws Humane Society (PCHS) is a non-profit, mostly volunteer organization that rescues and shelters homeless cats and dogs until they can be adopted into their “forever” homes. We want our clients to understand that adopting and animal is a lifetime responsibility and commitment to that animal.

All prospective adopters must show (at the time of adoption) a valid drivers license or other acceptable identification to verify their name, address, and age. Adopters must be 18 yrs of age. Children under the age of 12 years old need to be present at time of viewing shelter cats or dogs.

After submitting an application, there is generally a processing period of 1-3 days in order to complete all pre-adoption checks and paperwork before an adopter may take possession of the animal.

For full list of our adoption policies, please see: