Meow! My name is Christopher
found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
Other Pets at Shelter...
|Breed:||Tonkinese||Color:||Cream Or Ivory (Mostly)||Age:||Adult|
Christopher 5 yr old male "natural mink" Tonkinese
Many people are unfamiliar with the Tonkinese breed. Let me begin this bio with a nice quotation about the Tonkinese personality. from The Cat Fanciers' Association Breed Profile
"The colorful personality of the Tonkinese make them ideal companions. They will take possession of your lap and shoulder, and they will supervise your activities. They are warm and loving, highly intelligent, with an incredible memory and senses that are akin to radar. They are naturals at inventing and playing games, using favorite toys to play fetch, and delighting in games of tag with each other. Of course hide n seek is a favorite game, which they play with humans as well as other Tonks. They become your door greeter and will happily entertain your guests. They have been described by enthusiastic owners as part puppy (following their owner around the house), part monkey (their acrobatics are legend!), and can sound like an elephant running through your house when they choose. Their affectionate ways are impossible to ignore, and they quickly endear themselves to family and visitors. "
These are wonderful cats. Christopher arrived from a shelter. He was there due to a "Court Order" I am not sure what that means. Could it be probate court after a death? He arrived withdrawn and shy. Classic "shelter shock" we call it. But what did he go through before he was in the shelter? We gave him time to settle in while he was in his post shelter isolation for two weeks. He was polite but clearly not interested in us. I petted him and he tolerated me but wasn't into it. Suddenly one day there he was back again - an affectionate, outgoing, wonderful, little lovebug kitty. It was so sudden .Here I am back again. He is a really wonderful boy, lots of fun. So I looked him up on the Cat Fancy breed profile because I am not very familiar with his breed and he is just as they describe.
Tonks are also know to be muscular cats and he is that too, a very solid, strong cat. His fur is soft and sleek. Big round blue eyes.( headlight eyes ) Creamy body. Sea brown facial mask and feet. He is a pretty boy.
He is a lot of fun and will make someone a great lively intelligent companion. He would probably be ok with gentle children over 4 feet high. And maybe younger. He seems to be cat friendly; i don't know how he is with dogs.
He eats wet and dry food and is litterbox perfect.
Better photos soon.
His foster mom is Harriet in Santa Cruz.
Rescue Group Info...
Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of purebred and other exceptional cats.
Our mission is to educate pet owners, breeders, and shelters about our breeds, and to place our cats with Forever Families who will give them the proper care and love they deserve. We carefully match cats with their Forever Families by evaluating each cat's personality, temperament, and special needs. Then we determine the best fit for both the cat and the new family. Please note that we do NOT ship cats.
Our adoption fee is $175 unless otherwise noted. This fee allows us to provide excellent vet care for the cats that really need it. The healthy kitties make it possible for the sick ones to be saved.
Our cats are neutered or spayed, vaccinated and FELV/FIV negative. We are not a shelter. All of our cats are fostered in private homes. We ask that anyone wanting to meet one of our cats first fill out our online application. These cats are treated like members of our family, and we want to ensure that you will do the same.
When you adopt from Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue, you are saving TWO lives - the cat you adopt and the cat who gets to take its place in Rescue!
READY TO ADOPT?
First, call the name of the foster mother if you are interested in an individual cat. Once you've chatted, she will ask you to fill out our easy online application. Just "Click to submit"! Next, one of our wonderful volunteers will quickly contact your veterinary and personal references. Then they will give you a call to chat and answer any questions or concerns you may have about the adoption process. Once approved we will help you set up a time to come and meet the kitty or kitties you want. If it's a good match all around you will be asked to sign a contract and pay the adoption fee and you can take the kitty home that very day.
Our adoption fee is $175. That includes the kitty, spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccines, tested for FIV/FELV.
We do not ship pets, however, you are welcome to put in an application and once approved make plans to come out and meet the kitty and fly it back with you.