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City of Elderly Love

Facts about me

Breed
Domestic Shorthair
Color
Black (Mostly)
Age
Senior
Sex
Male
Pet ID
Hair Length
short

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

MEET DUDE!

At seventeen, Dude is definitely looking for a quiet place to retire. Surrendered to an overcrowded shelter this past summer, Dude spent almost two months there, flying under the radar. He was an old black cat, had terrible dental issues, and was shy – basically three strikes! Luckily, the stars aligned and he escaped the shelter into foster care with City of Elderly Love!

While in foster care, Dude had not one dental surgery but two! Years of infected teeth had caused his jaw bone to expand and look like cancer, but after many extractions and a biopsy of his jaw, everything came back benign. As far as medical needs, he’s a pretty simple dude. He gets Gabapentin twice a day to help with chronic pain in his arthritic old hips and a dash of Miralax in his breakfast to keep his guts moving smoothly. He definitely needs to keep up on these two meds as his gut and overall comfort depend on it. He loves pill pockets, so medicating him is a piece of cake.

Dude let us know from day one that he was a sensitive guy. He spent most of his first weeks hiding under a chest and behind a bed, but after working hard with his foster people, he realized life was A-OK and he didn’t need to hide. He is very sensitive to fast movements and will still flinch or run away when things get a little loud or someone moves too quickly, but he has come so far since this summer. It took him a few months to venture from his foster room and join the rest of the cat and people crew downstairs, but he now comes and goes as he pleases throughout the house. Dude is careful. He is shy. He is sensitive. He is wonderful. And he loves his people!

He currently lives with two adults and a clan of cats. He would do well with another cat or two as long as they are not up in his business. We think a quieter house would be best for Dude since noise and quick movement can be scary for him. When his foster parents have had visitors (especially kids of varying ages), Dude chooses to stay in his room on his heating pad. Once the company leaves and things calm down, Dude reappears.

Dude’s favorite things in the world are sleeping on heating pads/squishy beds, sleeping in bed next to you, helping to make dinner (read: begging for kitchen scraps), serenading you with his lovely cat voice, drinking from the water fountain, and occasionally getting crazy with a feather wand. He really is one of the sweetest cats and he deserves to have a quiet space with a person he can follow around, nap on, and love forever.

Dude is available for adoption through City of Elderly Love. He is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. He is also FIV/FeLV negative. Interested in adopting him? Visit cityofelderlylove.org to complete an online adoption questionnaire or email us at info@cityofelderlylove.org!
MEET DUDE!

At seventeen, Dude is definitely looking for a quiet place to retire. Surrendered to an overcrowded shelter this past summer, Dude spent almost two months there, flying under the radar. He was an old black cat, had terrible dental issues, and was shy – basically three strikes! Luckily, the stars aligned and he escaped the shelter into foster care with City of Elderly Love!

While in foster care, Dude had not one dental surgery but two! Years of infected teeth had caused his jaw bone to expand and look like cancer, but after many extractions and a biopsy of his jaw, everything came back benign. As far as medical needs, he’s a pretty simple dude. He gets Gabapentin twice a day to help with chronic pain in his arthritic old hips and a dash of Miralax in his breakfast to keep his guts moving smoothly. He definitely needs to keep up on these two meds as his gut and overall comfort depend on it. He loves pill pockets, so medicating him is a piece of cake.

Dude let us know from day one that he was a sensitive guy. He spent most of his first weeks hiding under a chest and behind a bed, but after working hard with his foster people, he realized life was A-OK and he didn’t need to hide. He is very sensitive to fast movements and will still flinch or run away when things get a little loud or someone moves too quickly, but he has come so far since this summer. It took him a few months to venture from his foster room and join the rest of the cat and people crew downstairs, but he now comes and goes as he pleases throughout the house. Dude is careful. He is shy. He is sensitive. He is wonderful. And he loves his people!

He currently lives with two adults and a clan of cats. He would do well with another cat or two as long as they are not up in his business. We think a quieter house would be best for Dude since noise and quick movement can be scary for him. When his foster parents have had visitors (especially kids of varying ages), Dude chooses to stay in his room on his heating pad. Once the company leaves and things calm down, Dude reappears.

Dude’s favorite things in the world are sleeping on heating pads/squishy beds, sleeping in bed next to you, helping to make dinner (read: begging for kitchen scraps), serenading you with his lovely cat voice, drinking from the water fountain, and occasionally getting crazy with a feather wand. He really is one of the sweetest cats and he deserves to have a quiet space with a person he can follow around, nap on, and love forever.

Dude is available for adoption through City of Elderly Love. He is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. He is also FIV/FeLV negative. Interested in adopting him? Visit cityofelderlylove.org to complete an online adoption questionnaire or email us at info@cityofelderlylove.org!
Rescue

City of Elderly Love

Contact info
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Contact
Phone
Address
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

All City of Elderly Love pets are vaccinated, micro-chipped, and spayed or neutered [unless otherwise noted] before going to their adoptive homes. An adoption questionnaire and contract are required prior to finalizing an adoption. Adoption fees are reasonable, but vary depending on animal type.
All City of Elderly Love pets are vaccinated, micro-chipped, and spayed or neutered [unless otherwise noted] before going to their adoptive homes. An adoption questionnaire and contract are required prior to finalizing an adoption. Adoption fees are reasonable, but vary depending on animal type.

Go meet their pets

City of Elderly Love showcases adoptable cats at three Philadelphia-area pet supply stores: -Pet Supplies Plus, 700 Nutt Rd. Phoenixville, PA 19460 -Dog Town, 406 Town Center, New Britain, PA 18901 -Pet Valu, 1301 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422
City of Elderly Love showcases adoptable cats at three Philadelphia-area pet supply stores: -Pet Supplies Plus, 700 Nutt Rd. Phoenixville, PA 19460 -Dog Town, 406 Town Center, New Britain, PA 18901 -Pet Valu, 1301 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422

More about this rescue

Operating as an independent subsidiary of Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia, City of Elderly Love is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal rescue dedicated to saving and enriching the lives of adoptable senior pets in the Philadelphia area. Utilizing volunteer foster homes, City of Elderly Love aims to rescue these animals from potential euthanasia at area animal shelters as well as prevent older animals from entering the shelter-system in the first place, when possible. City of Elderly Love also provides palliative and hospice care when needed. Through creative marketing and community events, City of Elderly Love works to place its adoptable pets into loving adoptive homes.
Operating as an independent subsidiary of Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia, City of Elderly Love is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal rescue dedicated to saving and enriching the lives of adoptable senior pets in the Philadelphia area. Utilizing volunteer foster homes, City of Elderly Love aims to rescue these animals from potential euthanasia at area animal shelters as well as prevent older animals from entering the shelter-system in the first place, when possible. City of Elderly Love also provides palliative and hospice care when needed. Through creative marketing and community events, City of Elderly Love works to place its adoptable pets into loving adoptive homes.