My name is Yalu!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Denver, Colorado - Yalu
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I'm being cared for by:
MaxFund No-Kill Animal Shelter

Facts about Yalu

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
Hello! My name is Yalu! Aren’t I a beautiful tabby cat? I look like I should be in commercials, right? I’m just that good looking! I am a small-sized kitty and I have nice short hair. Don’t you know how easy that is to maintain?

I was born in 2006, and I had a good home until my owner lost his apartment lease and was no longer able to take care of me. I had a cat friend at my last home and we bonded right away. Just a little feline solidarity, you know. I would probably be good with another cat in your home. I’m a real cool gal. In fact, I may be a little too cool! I’m very independent and you may have to seek me out in my favorite cubbies in the cat towers. I don’t want to come on too strong. I heard that if I play hard to get, you’ll want me even more!

I might be a little shy when you first meet me. I march to the beat of my own drummer, so don’t be afraid if I don’t come up to you right away. Try throwing some treats or little cat food bites toward me in my cubby and I start to warm up to you. Plus, it’s really cute when I eat them because I love to scrunch up my adorable forehead and little speckled nose. I might have a few abandonment issues after being taken to MaxFund, so I just need you to show me that I can trust you. I heard that patience is a virtue. I would love to let you practice some patience while you let me adjust to your new home. Once we get to know each other, I’m a very loyal girl and will love you very much. I sure would love to meet you and get to know you in my forever home! Come see me sometime!

About MaxFund No-Kill Animal Shelter

About Our Shelter...

The MaxFund is a non-profit organization that was established in May of 1988 to provide medical care for injured pets with no known owners, and to seek out new homes for these animals once they have recovered. The MaxFund is a no-kill dog and cat shelter. MaxFund assists hundreds of people and animals each year by trying to make the correct match between owner and pet. MaxFund adopts our animals to Colorado residents only.

The MaxFund is a TRUE no-kill shelter. There is no pre-sorting of animals into "adoptable" and "non-adoptable" categories, discarding the so-called "unadoptable." The MaxFund takes every animal it has the space for. EVERY animal is kept until its owner is found or it is placed in a new adoptive home.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Dog Shelter Address:
1005 Galapago St.
Denver, CO 80204
Cat Shelter Adress:
720 W. 10th ave
Denver CO, 80204

We are located 2 blocks west of Speer between 11th and 10th , on Galapago St.

Dog Shelter Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:
10 AM - 4 PM
Closed Tuesday
Saturday 11am until 5pm
Sunday 12noon until 5pm
Cat Shelter Hours
Same as the dog shelter except that during the weekdays instead of opening at 10 we open at 11am
May be closed on holidays.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption fees:

Cats: $25
Kittens (under 12 months): $75
Dogs: $125
Puppies (under 6 months) $200
Dogs over 8 years: $75

All applicants will be asked to submit the names and phone numbers of 3 personal references (relatives don't count), the name and phone number of your veterinarian if you have one, the name and phone number of your landlord (if applicable) and information about your current living situation. We also require that all immediate family members meet the animal prior to adoption to ensure compatibility. We would hate to adopt an animal into a family and later find out the dog doesn't like the kids or the husband doesn't like the animal, etc. You can print out an application on our website at

If you are interested in adopting a dog and have filled out an application, MaxFund will ask you to bring any currently owned dogs to the shelter for a “meet-and-greet” to ensure they can stand each other before they become a family. Because we examine adoption applications carefully and contact all references, same-day adoptions are extremely rare and should not be expected!