Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in San Diego, California - Leo URGENT! FOSTER NEEDED
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.


I am already neutered, a special needs pet, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, not good with kids, and not good with cats.


Meet Leo! Leo is a very handsome orange and white tabby looking for his forever home. He was found as a stray outside of an apartment building, where he was constantly being harassed by off-leash dogs and beat up by other neighborhood cats. He is about 2-3 years old, and already neutered. Leo is a very friendly and affectionate cat, though he is still adjusting to indoor life right now. He is also quite playful, and enjoys chasing string-like toys especially. He will play soccer with toy balls too! He loves his scratching post.

Unfortunately Leo is considered special needs because he needs a very cat savvy adopter. He has learned to be "tough guy" from his time on the streets. He is definitely an alpha male- and can be very unpredictable. Sometimes he is sweet as pie, but he has a very bad habit of biting with no warning. He should not be considered for a home with children because of this. He may improve with some training (like squirt bottle when he acts out), but he needs a very patient and forgiving owner. He has a ton of amazing redeeming qualities, and he is so very pretty! If he can just get past his biting issue he will make a great pet. He seems to do better with males than females when it comes to people. A lot of it may be due to the fact that he does not like being cooped up indoors when he is used to living outside. The addition of an outdoor enclosure, or being indoor/outdoor in a safe area after he learns his surroundings, may be the stress-reliever he needs.

Leo loves to sit in the windows and look outside. He head butts for affection and purrs lots. He will crawl up into your lap and seek pets. Unfortunately you just never know when he will turn around and bite- and he bites pretty hard. When you pet him he does this cute thing where he will bury his head in the blanket and rub. He will give kisses sometimes too. He loves people food and anything left on the counters is fair game to him. He loves lounging and napping on soft things. He is also quite talkative.

He does not like other cats much- he will tolerate one that ignores him, but he will still terrorize the cat by chasing him around now and again. He will not bond to another cat, so he would do best as the only cat in the home. He also has trouble adjusting to new situations- or at least he did in the past. He really did not like when we changed his foster home, and just stayed in the corner meowing- so his new family should be prepared to give him several days to start adjusting.

To adopt Leo, please email Jackie at for an adoption application, or call 925-667-7701 for more information. His adoption fee is WAIVED, and includes up to date vaccines, deworming, FeLV/FIV testing, and neuter.


  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short

Other Pets at Big Dawgs (Little Kitties) Rescue - San Diego Chapter

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Leo URGENT! FOSTER NEEDED, a San Diego 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 San Diego, or seeking a Domestic Shorthair cat from a breeder in San Diego.

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