My name is Dio!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Merrifield, Virginia - Dio

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Dio's Info...

I am already neutered, up to date with shots, declawed, not good with kids, and not good with cats.

Dio's Story...
Dio is a 1 1/2 year old Manx who used to live outside. Dio is playful, affectionate and likes to lay on laps and will follow you everywhere and sleep next to you or at your feet all night. Dio hasn’t met any dogs yet so don’t know how he would be around them. Dio loves to sit on the windowsills and watch the birds.

Dio does not jump up on kitchen counters or high places. He will race you up the stairs and play hide and seek. Dio loves to have his ears and chin scratched but does not like to be picked up. Dio’s fur is very soft.
So far, Dio eats only dry food and turns his nose up at wet food, deli meat, even canned tuna.

Dio can give:

Lots of love
Devoted companionship
Interactive playfulness—especially when chasing a laser light or feather toy or playing hide and seek
Dio needs:

A person who is patient and willing to give him time to get comfortable and initiate contact
A person who can give Dio lots of attention
A home where he is the only cat
A home with no children
A person who understands that Dio has a strong, dominant personality and will respect Dio and not be intimidated
He needs to be placed in a home with no other cats and no children. Dio can be somewhat temperamental, but in general, he is a loving companion.

Dio is declawed, neutered, tested negative for Feline Leukemia and FIV and is current on vaccinations.

Facts about Dio

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: Dio
  • Hair: Short

Other Pets at 4Paws Rescue Team, Inc.

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Dio, a Merrifield 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 Merrifield, or seeking a Domestic Shorthair cat from a breeder in Merrifield.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Merrifield 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 Merrifield 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 Merrifield paves the way for another one to be saved.