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My name is Boris!

I'm being cared for by
St. Louis Pet Rescue

Facts about me

Domestic Mediumhair
8 years 2 months old, Adult
Pet ID
Hair Length

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Has special needs

My story

If you like older guys and If you are lookin for love, look no further. Boris is your guy. Boris came to us from a kill shelter. In his pictures at the shelter he looked awful. Coat was dull. He had no fur behind his ears because he scratched them constantly because he had hear mites. He was fixed, had a dental and has been on high protein food and he looks soooooo much better.

This boy is the biggest love bug. It is hard to believe he lived outside. Loves to be in laps. Will let you hold him like a baby. He gives kisses and head nudges. He just wants to be loved and have a human of his own. He loves to play with toys and will do so sometimes all by himself.

In checking him over on intake it was discovered that Boris has a heart murmur. He has had 2 heart ultrasounds and is on 2 medications. His medications are not expensive and he is super easy to pill

Boris was definitely an outside tom cat. He fought a few fights over females in heat. Because of those fights and being un-neutered he tested positive for FIV, which means he carries the virus. But guess what? FIV IS NO BIG DEAL! FIV positive cats can live as long as negative cats and may never have any health issues. All we need is good food, regular vet visits, a clean environment, and lots of love! FIV positive cats can also live with negative cats as long as the household is stable and everyone gets along, which is definitely the case with me – I live with my FIV negative friends and we get along great! FIV is spread to other cats through deep, vicious bite wounds that are uncommon outside of intact tomcats (and I’m neutered!) Besides, I'm a lover, not a fighter!

If interested in meeting Boris, send an email to contact@stlpetrescue.comIf you have any questions or would like to meet this pet, please email Information about the rescue and adoption process can also be found at along with a full listing of our adoptable pets.

Our adoption fees:

Cats range from $150 to $175. Exotic breeds may be more.

Dogs range from $250 to $350. High demand puppies and small dogs may be more.

This fee includes: felv/fiv/heartworm testing, worming, flea and ear mite treatments, age appropriate vaccinations, spay/neuter, rabies vaccination, lab work, dental or other medical or surgical treatments as deemed necessary by our team of veterinarians and also a microchip with free registration.

The adoption process includes an interview, application, adoption contract, which includes a return obligation if adopter is needing to rehome pet. The adoption process may include a home visit.

St. Louis Pet Rescue adopts ONLY to the St. Louis Metropolitan area.

St. Louis Pet Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
P. O. Box 374, Valley Park, MO 63088

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

We ask when you are interested in a pet, you first fill out an adoption application. If your application is approved, you then may meet the pet you would like to adopt. Once you are ready to take your pet home, you will be asked to complete the adoption agreement and pay the adoption fee.

Adoption fees for kittens/cats are $75 - $125.

Adoption fees for puppies/dogs are $200 - $300.

Go meet their pets

Adoption Events

Adoptions are held most weekends at Petco in Fenton and Petsmart in Sunset Hills.

You may also arrange to meet a pet outside of adoption event hours.

More about this rescue

St. Louis Pet Rescue is a non-profit rescue group focusing on saving pets from local animal control facilities and other neglect situations.

We do not have a facility. All of the pets we rescue are in loving foster homes. Foster homes provide love, care training, and, if needed, rehabilitation to the pets. This also allows the pet to be more adjusted when they enter their forever home since they are used to a home environment (versus a kennel at the pound).