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My name is Taffy!

Posted over 7 years ago | Updated over 6 months ago

Adoption process

Submit Application


Approve Application


Meet the Pet


Sign Adoption Contract


Pay Fee


Take the Pet Home

My basic info

Domestic Shorthair
Black (Mostly)
7 years 9 months old, Adult
Pet ID
Hair Length

My details

Alert icon Not good with kids
Alert icon Not good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

TAFFY is the perfect black cat... except for that little white tip on her tail! We often find her perched on the highest spot she can find to keep an eye on the goings on in the room. She's SOOO curious and wants to know what you're up to. Did someone say shoelaces? Hoodie string? TAFFY is all over it! She'll never let you down with her antics. In other words, she's the perfect pick-me-up. As she gets to know you she likes to follow you and watch from a nearby ledge, but from afar, until you're real friends. She's the perfect home supervisor. If you're good friends, she might even let you give her gentle pats. She was born in 2016.

TAFFY is shy with new people and hides when potential adopters visit. For this reason, she's never gotten a chance at a forever home. We don't know that she'll ever be a snuggler, but she would still be an entertaining companion. We think she would do best in a home with no young children, due to her shyness, and she’ll need a patient and thoughtful introduction to your home.

ARF volunteers are happy to talk to you about the personality of shy cats and can even share videos of affectionate behavior you won't see when you visit. We know shy cats don’t show well to potential adopters, but they still have so much love to give and when you become their person there’s nothing quite like that special bond you form.
Animal Rescue Foundation

Contact info

Pet ID
54 Simmons Lane, Beacon, NY 12508

Their adoption process


Submit Application


Approve Application


Meet the Pet

If it's a dog you're applying for and you have dog(s), you will need to bring your pet(s) with you to meet the dog.


Sign Adoption Contract


Pay Fee

ARF accepts cash only. See below for fee breakdown.


Take the Pet Home

Additional adoption info

Adoption Pricing Breakdown:
(ARF accepts cash only)

Puppies to 1 year old $350
Dogs 1 to 7 years old $300
Dogs Senior (8+) & Special Needs $150
(Including harness or collar)

Kittens to 1 year $125
Cats 1 to 7 years old $100
Cats Senior (8+) & Special Needs $75

Double adoptions:
2 puppies $300 each
2 dogs $250 each
2 kittens $100 each
2 cats $75 each

Adoption application

Go meet their pets

Fill out an application to get started and we'll work with you to schedule a visit to ARF!

More about this shelter

Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) is a 100% volunteer, non-profit, no-kill shelter for dogs and cats. We are funded entirely by private donations, fundraising efforts by volunteers and adoption fees.

ARF is always looking for new animal lovers to join us. We need caring people who are interested in devoting some time and effort to helping needy animals. Just a few hours a week can make a difference in the life of an animal. When you give animals the gift of your time, you'll get back as much as you give—maybe even more.