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My name is Bella!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Portland, Oregon - Bella
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Portland, Oregon - Bella
Photo 2 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Portland, Oregon - Bella
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Bella's Info...

Bella's Story...
Bella and Bijou are two tightly bonded dilute tortoiseshell sisters born in the summer of 2007. They are so close that they have never spent a single day apart, and they are looking for a home together.


While they love each other, both sisters love people immensely and are big snugglers! They are definitely sisters and have several traits and habits in common: running to greet their people each day when they walk in the door (what a nice sight after a long day at work), loving to sleep on the bed and cuddle through the night, playing with the laser light and Da Bird, and a chirpy way of chatting that is hilariously cute.


Differences? There are a few.


Bella is extraordinarily affectionate and tends to be a houseguest’s best friend once she’s gotten used to the new person. She’s happy to lounge all day or night in a comfortable lap, and is not shy about demanding her fair share of love and attention. She has a sweet gaze and is happy to bestow it happily on the people she loves, purring like a motor all the while.


Bijou loves running water. She peeks her head around the shower curtain whenever anyone takes a shower, and has trained her foster mom to leave the faucet dripping for a few minutes of playtime each morning. She likes computer time and is highly amused by typing fingers, happy to interrupt for petting during keyboarding breaks.


Bella and Bijou are both lovable and loving, but can be shy at first. They are slightly timid and slow to get used to new people, but once they’ve come out of their shell they are friendly and affectionate girls. While they are very close to each other, they’re not overly fond of their fellow foster cats, and would be most happy in their very own home with just the two of them and their people.


Bella and Bijou, like all ARCF cats for adoption, have been spayed, microchipped, are up to date on vaccines, and have tested negative for FeLV and FIV.


If you are interested in meeting Bella and Bijou, please fill out the "I'm interested" form at our website, and our adoption coordinator will respond promptly. Please note that we place cats in the following counties only: Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Clark.


Animal Rescue & Care Fund, Inc. is a small rescue organization. We rescue homeless animals only, and do not accept owner-surrendered pets. All our animals live with volunteers in their homes until they are matched with the right permanent family. Thank you for considering one of our pets for adoption.

Facts about Bella

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Tortoiseshell
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Bella, a Portland Domestic Shorthair cat was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Domestic Shorthair for sale in Portland, or seeking a Domestic Shorthair cat from a breeder in Portland.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Portland already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Portland breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Domestic Shorthair breeders who help with Domestic Shorthair rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Portland paves the way for another one to be saved.