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Posted 1 year ago | Updated 1 week ago

My basic info

Domestic Shorthair
Orange or Red Tabby
Pet ID
Hair Length

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Good with kids
Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Has special needs

My story

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

NAME: Rhett
BREED: DSH (Bobtail)
BIRTHDAY: May 2020


Rhett came to us as a tiny kitten in the summer of 2020. Although we typically take in only seniors, Rhett and his friend Link were in danger in a shelter we were pulling a dog from, so we offered to take these two special needs boys into our rescue as well. Rhett had a minor rectal prolapse (still an occasional issue but an easy fix) and was later found to have an enlarged heart. However, this didn't stop his new family from taking him home, along with his friends Link and Squeaks!
These three boys were very loved and spoiled, and grew up with a mom and dad who took great care of them. Unfortunately when their human brother came along, Rhett, Link, and Squeaks had to go: new baby is allergic to cats. We as usual were full of cats at our little rescue, but the now-grown trio had no other options, and are currently sharing a small room here until they can find their REAL forever home. We of course would love to see them adopted together, but the most bonded of the group are Rhett and Squeaks. Rhett is a shy fellow who is loving, gentle, and sweet, and warms up once he gets adjusted to new surroundings. His medical issues may affect his lifespan but currently cause him no issues, although his new family will need to be comfortable learning about/taking care of his prolapse when it reoccurs. Rhett has lived with a small dog and is fine with friendly children. He just needs a home and a family of his own where he can feel safe again.
From his former family:
Rhett is our special little orange guy, he prefers to lounge around unless there is a dangling cat wand around. He had pneumonia as a little kitten and an enlarged heart (the rescue has his x-rays), the vet has said that he is doing fine and that all you need to do for this is make sure he does not overexert himself (but he sets his own pace, so no worries). He also has a protruding anus and sometimes needs a little cream and wet wipes, but not often. He is the softest cat you've ever touched and his purrs can be felt throughout your entire body, one look at this special man and you are sure to fall in love. He is neutered, microchipped, and fully vaccinated. ** Just a note, Rhett has been marking his territory on soft plushy things if we leave them on the ground, and on the ground next to his litter box. This is new behavior and may be caused by the new baby and us having to house him in the basement until he goes back to the rescue.
February 20, 2024, 10:24 pm
Good Old Tails Senior Animal Rescue

Contact info

Pet ID
PO Box 205, Hanover, PA 17331

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Please visit our website at to apply for a pet through our rescue. Adoption fees vary by pet.

More about this rescue

Good Old Tails Senior Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of senior dogs and cats in the Southern Pennsylvania/Northern Maryland areas.
We believe that senior animals deserve loving, caring homes where they will be taken care of the rest of their days.

Good Old Tails Senior Animal Rescue was founded in 2015 by a small group of animal lovers. Years of rescue showed us that the senior demographic in shelters is often the most overlooked and highly euthanized. These animals are discarded because of failing health, new pets in the family, a lack of time for attention and care, and countless other reasons which Good Old Tails finds deplorable. Pets are a commitment for life, not until they are an inconvenience. We are dedicated to saving as many senior dogs and cats as we can, and providing them with love and care so that they can live out the rest of their days with dignity and happiness. Some of these animals may never leave our rescue, and their foster families will be the ones to say the last good-bye. Others will go on to find families of their own. Whatever the outcome, we have made the promise to them that they will never again be alone.