My name is Zara!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Denver, Colorado - Zara
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Denver, Colorado - Zara
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Photo 3 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Denver, Colorado - Zara
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I'm being cared for by:
MaxFund No-Kill Animal Shelter

Facts about Zara

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: White
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
Hello good people. I'm Zara, which fits me beautifully. Zara has an English origin that means "Princess" and an Arabic origin that means "blossoming flower." Those are both me! I am a little bit like a princess in that I am exquisite looking and regal. Here at the shelter, though, I can't be regal because it is stressful here for me. Here it's like my flower petals have welted and I'm unhappy. But in your home, I know I will become a flower that will blossom and be happy--as my name implies.

I was found as a stray and brought to the MaxFund to find a new home. So we don't know anything about my background, but I know everyone is impressed that I was able to keep my gorgeous white fur looking so beautiful even being outside. I am a bit stressed out here by all of the other cats. They scare me and I get a bit hissy with them. I'm a sweet cat and enjoy attention. Sometimes I get overstimulated, though, when I get too many pets. I kind of have bad manners at that point and will swat at you. Oops. I suppose I should just pull away but I forget that and just react. I honestly don't know if I would get as overstimulated once I am in a home. Here at the shelter, I have to be alert to the other cats, staff, strangers and noises. So I can never relax and just enjoy the petting, and therefore, I get overstimulated. Please know that I do love attention and petting, and I am a good girl.

I also really enjoy laps. The truth is that I am full of love. I can't always receive the love I need here or express the love I have. But I've shown volunteers enough of the depth of my love that they are confident I will be even better at home.

So how about it? Will you come get me so I can turn into a blossoming flower at your house? Like other beautiful flowers, I'm sure I'll add warmth, happiness and color to your home.

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!