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My name is Sheeba!

I'm being cared for by
Austin Pets Alive!

Facts about me

Domestic Shorthair
Pet ID
Hair Length

My story

Independent, Monogamous, Decisive

Sheeba is a strong, independent lady who knows what she wants - a home with her very own human...who also happens to be male! Yep, she's looking for her Cat Daddy. Sheeba seems to gravitate to male humans over females, who knows why? Only Sheeba does. She would also prefer to be the sole reigning Queen Kitty of her household.

While Sheeba is making (loving) demands, she would also adore a home with lots of space to roam! She is quite curious, and enjoys having the time and space to explore and go off on independent adventures. You'll know she is ready to settle in for a good nap when she sprawls out and starts making biscuits!

Given a little time and space to adjust to her new surroundings, Sheeba will become the kind of lady who greets her human at the door! She eagerly accepts pets - for maybe twenty minutes or so - and then lets her person know when she has had enough. A swift clawless paw seems to always do the trick for her, but she doesn't take too kindly to being ignored. An experienced cat owner who can understand Sheeba's signals as her healthily setting boundaries is just the person she is searching for!

In foster, Sheeba has become accustomed to a certain way of life. She has been bestowed with many gifts in the form of words of affirmation, bird television, delicious treats, and the best toys dipped in the best catnip money can buy! She can only hope that her fur-ever home can continue to spoil her with all those goodies and more!

Sheeba will truly thrive if she is able to find a home that suits her needs! She seems to ignore women and shows her sweet and loving side to the men who are around; don't take it personally, ladies! She breaks out her passionate purrs, shows off her biscuit making skills and will even headbutt for more pets and affection! She is such a flirt.

As Sheeba settles into her fur-ever home, you'll know she's feeling comfortable when she climbs into her human's lap for pets, and starts to drool! She can't resist head and chin scratches and turns to putty in her person's hands.

Sheeba's ideal home is a calm, low-traffic zone, with only one or two people around. She is easily startled or overwhelmed by loud noises, so would not take too kindly to younger children who can't help but be boisterous!

If her human(s) have to be away for a bit, Sheeba would love a throne - or cat tower, whichever title you prefer - next to a window to spend her days on! She curiously observes her foster's cats and neighbor's dogs from afar, and becomes very invested in the lives of the birds on the YouTube channels her foster plays for her! She has not met any of these animals yet - but did not love the puppy she had interacted with in a previous home. Too much spunk for Sheeba.

Sheeba is patiently waiting for a knight in shining armor to scoop her up and take her away to a calm and relaxed environment where she can reign! Contact APA! today to learn more about Sheeba!

All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team.

For further information or to meet Sheeba, please email

Austin Pets Alive!

Contact info
Pet ID
1156 West Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78703

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Step one:
Browse our available animals online. Our website has more details on every animal, including any known history with dogs, cats, and kids, as well as individual adoption fees. Visit

Step two:
Using the provided contact form here or on the APA! website, you can send an inquiry on the animal(s) you are interested in.

Step three:
Our adoption team will connect you to the foster home or someone at the shelter location where the animal is currently living to learn more about the animal and potentially set up a visit!
Please note, we are currently scheduling either in-person OR virtual visits, depending on the animal and the situation.

Step four:
After meeting the animal you would like to adopt, instructions for completing the adoption paperwork, scheduling an appointment, and picking up your new family member will be shared with you!

Go meet their pets

Open 7 days a week from 12 PM - 6 PM.
Please inquire through an animal profile or by emailing if you are interested in meeting one of our available animals.

Town Lake Animal Center
1156 West Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78703

Tarrytown Cat Adoption Center
3106 Windsor Road
Austin, TX 78703

Tarrytown Dog Adoption Center
3118 Windsor Road
Austin, TX 78703

More about this shelter

Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is a nonprofit animal shelter and rescue organization pioneering comprehensive, innovative programs designed to save the most at-risk homeless companion animals and educate others to do the same through its American Pets Alive! nationwide education and outreach division.

A leader in No Kill sheltering in America’s largest No Kill city, APA! helps more than 10,000 dogs and cats annually in Central Texas and beyond get a chance at the life they deserve.

To learn more about APA!, visit