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Domestic Shorthair kittens & cats in El Cajon, California

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These Domestic Shorthairs are available in El Cajon, California.
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Flora

Domestic Shorthair

Female, Young
El Cajon, CA
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Spayed or Neutered,
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About Me:We'll update this page with more information about this adorable pet and their unique personality soon! In the meantime, please visit us to speak to an adoption counselor to find out if they would be a good match for your home. Primary Color: Tortoiseshell Weight: 5.17 Age: 0yrs 11mths 1wks
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Saluki

Domestic Shorthair

Male, Adult
El Cajon, CA
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Spayed or Neutered,
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How this pet arrived: This pet was brought in by a community member on 2/16/24. At SDHS:This pet has been vaccinated, microchipped and spayed/neutered. This pet is now ready for their new home! Why this pet is the one for you:Meet Saluki, a black feline searching for a patient companion. Saluki is a reserved girl who longs for a tranquil home where she can gradually come out of her shell. With a bit of time and understanding, Saluki has the potential to blossom into a devoted and affectionate companion, bringing a quiet charm to your household! Primary Color: Black Weight: 11.05 Age: 3yrs 0mths 1wks
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Tabitha

Domestic Shorthair

Female, Senior
El Cajon, CA
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Spayed or Neutered,
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How this pet arrived: This pet was brought in by their previous owner. At SDHS:This pet has been vaccinated, microchipped and spayed/neutered. This pet is now ready for their new home! Why this pet is the one for you:Meet Tabitha, a feline companion who exudes a mellow and gentle aura. Her friendly demeanor is sure to win you over. While she may be a bit shy at first, her sweet nature shines through once she warms up to you. Tabitha is a lover of all things cozy and cuddly. Her ideal day consists of curling up for a good nap, and she's always up for a quiet evening in front of the TV. This serene kitty is the perfect companion for those seeking a laid-back pet who can match their chill vibe. Adopting Tabitha means welcoming a bundle of love and tranquility into your home. Primary Color: Calico Weight: 13.4 Age: 10yrs 0mths 2wks
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Wanda

Domestic Shorthair

Female, Senior
El Cajon, CA
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Spayed or Neutered,
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How this pet arrived: This pet was brought in by their previous owner. At SDHS:This pet has been vaccinated, microchipped and spayed/neutered. This pet is now ready for their new home! Why this pet is the one for you:Introducing Wanda, a stunning female tuxedo cat with enchanting blue/green eyes. This feline beauty may appear shy at first, but beneath her reserved demeanor lies a sweet and gentle soul. Patience is key with Wanda, as she blossoms into a loving companion when given the time and space to adjust to her new surroundings. Are you ready to welcome this elegant and reserved feline into your home and watch her transform into the affectionate friend she truly is? Primary Color: Black Secondary Color: White Weight: 8.38 Age: 8yrs 0mths 3wks
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Tiger

Domestic Shorthair

Male, Senior
El Cajon, CA
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Spayed or Neutered,
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How this pet arrived: This pet was brought in by a community member on 12/14/23. At SDHS:This pet has been vaccinated, microchipped and spayed/neutered. This pet is now ready for their new home! Why this pet is the one for you:Meet Tiger, a handsome 10-year-old tabby with a heart of gold. Tiger found his way to us as a stray, but his affectionate nature and gentle demeanor shine through. This seasoned feline is looking for a loving future home where he can spend his days lounging in the sun and providing endless companionship. If you're seeking a furry addition to your family, Tiger might just be the purr-fect match for you!  Want to know more? Come and ask an adoption counselor today! Primary Color: Brown Tabby Weight: 12.9 Age: 10yrs 10mths 4wks
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Sasha

Domestic Shorthair

Female, Adult
El Cajon, CA
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Spayed or Neutered,
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How this pet arrived: This pet was brought in by a community member on 1/6/24. At SDHS:This pet has been vaccinated, microchipped and spayed/neutered. This pet is now ready for their new home! Why this pet is the one for you:Meet Sasha, a timid kitty who found her way to us as a stray, leaving her history a mystery. This shy feline requires a patient and understanding adopter who can give her the time she needs to feel comfortable and secure. With a bit of patience, we believe Sasha can blossom into a loving companion, ready to share her affection with a caring family. Primary Color: Smoke Secondary Color: White Weight: 9.058125 Age: 4yrs 1mths 2wks

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These Domestic Shorthairs are available for adoption close to El Cajon, California.
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Oreo

Domestic Shorthair

Male, 10 yrs
Chula Vista, CA
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Spayed or Neutered,
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Oreo is a very sweet boy but he's very shy! He needs a nice quiet home that's patient with him and willing to give him the time he needs to come out of his shell. When he was younger he was fostered by a lady and her small daughter. He absolutely loved the little girl but she was very allergic. So he had to come here to the rescue. He likes having safe spaces that are quiet and enclosed to hide in. He is more of the personality that he will come to you when he is ready so he needs a family who understands that.

These pups are in El Cajon, California too!

Below are our newest added Domestic Shorthairs available for adoption in El Cajon, California. To see more adoptable Domestic Shorthairs in El Cajon, California, use the search tool below to enter specific criteria!
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Mr. Gato

American Shorthair

Male, Adult
El Cajon, CA
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Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
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Mr. Gato was living with my father for at least 8 years. Unfortunately my dad died in early December and I can no longer keep him personally since the family member I live will not allow any additional animals in the household. He’s the sweetest, most loving cat I’ve ever been around. This is why it’s so hard for me to try to find a home for him. Please consider meeting and adopting this sweet kitty. I know you’ll love him instantly.
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Gooby

American Shorthair

Male, Young
El Cajon, CA
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Good with kids,
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Found him hiding behind a staircase nearby where I live and he was there for a bit over an hour so I took him in. The fact that he was extremely friendly and knew how to use a litter box makes me feel that he was abandoned, as I've seen multiple abandonments around here. I already took him to get scanned and he had no microchip. I also had put missing posters up and searched for any owners online but found nothing. I love this little guy a lot and take good care of him, but I cannot keep him. I just want to make sure he's cared for. He is very playful and loves his toys. Be careful though as he will try to play with your arms if he does not have a toy. So he will use his claws and teeth, although it doesn't hurt me that much when he does. He also enjoys ambushing you occasionally without actually touching you. He'll just jump up in the air.

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Domestic Shorthair shelters & rescues in El Cajon, California

There are animal shelters and rescues that focus specifically on finding great homes for Domestic Shorthair kittens in El Cajon, California. Browse these Domestic Shorthair rescues and shelters below.

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Shelter

5.4 miles

San Diego Humane Society - El Cajon Campus

1373 N. Marshall Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, farm animals, horses, rabbits, reptiles, small animals

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Shelter

5.4 miles

San Diego Humane Society - El Cajon Campus

1373 N. Marshall Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, farm animals, horses, rabbits, reptiles, small animals

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Shelter

5.4 miles

San Diego Humane Society - El Cajon Campus

1373 N. Marshall Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, farm animals, horses, rabbits, reptiles, small animals

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Shelter

5.4 miles

San Diego Humane Society - El Cajon Campus

1373 N. Marshall Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, farm animals, horses, rabbits, reptiles, small animals

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Shelter

5.4 miles

San Diego Humane Society - El Cajon Campus

1373 N. Marshall Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, farm animals, horses, rabbits, reptiles, small animals

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Shelter

5.4 miles

San Diego Humane Society - El Cajon Campus

1373 N. Marshall Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, farm animals, horses, rabbits, reptiles, small animals

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Shelter

5.4 miles

San Diego Humane Society - El Cajon Campus

1373 N. Marshall Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, farm animals, horses, rabbits, reptiles, small animals

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Shelter

5.4 miles

San Diego Humane Society - El Cajon Campus

1373 N. Marshall Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, farm animals, horses, rabbits, reptiles, small animals

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Rescue

9.3 miles

Helping Paws Rescue MX

Chula Vista, CA 91910

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, reptiles

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Rescue

9.5 miles

Amazing Strays Rescue

San Diego, CA 92115

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Domestic Shorthair basics

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Where do Domestic Shorthairs come from? How many types of Domestic Shorthairs are there? From the history of the breed to question about average height, weight and size, brush up on these basic facts about the Domestic Shorthair.

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