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Domestic Shorthair kittens & cats in Des Moines, Iowa

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These Domestic Shorthairs are available in Des Moines, Iowa.
We'll also keep you updated on Lulu's adoption status with email updates.
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Lulu

Domestic Shorthair

Female, Young
Des Moines, IA
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Not good with kids, Not good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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Lulu is a beautiful domestic short-haired cat with a Tuxedo colored coat. We adopted her when she was 6 months old and have had her for a year. She can best be described as very shy, a lounger, and will thrive best in a home without a dog and without little kids. We tried for a year to get her used to our doggo (who adores her), but she's just not having it, and we will feel better knowing she is more comfortable and free to thrive in a new home without a dog. As for the kids part, she's extremely shy, and runs away to hide from strangers. Little kids might interpret this as the cat not liking them, but older kids will likely understand her personality. Please consider adopting her if you feel your home can provide the best environment for her to thrive.
We'll also keep you updated on Milo's adoption status with email updates.
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Milo

Domestic Shorthair

Male, Young
Des Moines, IA
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House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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Milo is a year and a half old, very sweet and cuddly but also playful. He is very soft. Just want him to have a good home and someone to love on him.
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Yumiko aka Yumi

Domestic Shorthair

Female, Young
Des Moines, IA
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Not good with cats, House-trained,
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Pet Profile: Yumiko (Yumi) Breed: Domestic Shorthair Gender: Female Age: Adult Spayed/Neutered: No Vaccinations: Most likely not vaccinated Adoption Background: Adopted as a stray Personality: Super friendly and social, with a charming chirping meow that will melt your heart. Yumi is a loving and attentive mother to her kitten. She's also very intelligent and attentive to us when we talk to her. She loves to curl up at our feet when we go to sleep. Behavior with Other Pets: Does not get along well with other cats. Special Notes: Yumi is a very sweet and affectionate cat. She thrives in a loving environment but would do best in a home where she is the only cat. She loves to play, especially with laser toys. She's litterbox trained. Why We're Rehoming Her: Despite her sweet nature, Yumi has difficulty getting along with our existing cats. We believe she would be happiest in a loving home where she can be the center of attention.
We'll also keep you updated on Mommas's adoption status with email updates.
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Mommas

Domestic Shorthair

Female, Young
Des Moines, IA
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Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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Mommas is a self independent 1.5 year young female cat who gets along with dogs and loves to be around there owners, since we had her she hadn't been around other cats. Since my neighbors cat sit in there window all day my cats loves to be let out to wonder in the back yard to play with my dogs and to relieve her self.lol she thinks she one of them .lol.but do to my new work schedule I can't keep her driving on the road .
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Finn

Domestic Shorthair

Male, Young
Clive, IA
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Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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Finn and Olly are brothers and are bonded. They are both great cats but unfortunately I’m moving and can’t take them with me. Finn is very cuddly and great with kids. Both of my cats are declawed on the front paws. Finn loves balloons and will carry one around every where he goes.
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Rainbow SK_2*

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 1 yr 4 mos
Clive, IA
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Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
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Adoptable in Texas Only. This adorable kitty is looking for a loving and secure forever home. Will it be with you? for more details, please apply now.

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These Domestic Shorthairs are available for adoption close to Des Moines, Iowa.
We'll also keep you updated on Aura's adoption status with email updates.
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Aura

Domestic Shorthair

Female, Young
West Des Moines, IA
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Not good with kids, Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs special attention, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Shots are up-to-date,
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We got Aura and another cat ( both Female) a couple of years ago from a family that had kittens. Aura has always been a little anxious and had a harder time settling, and after we had a baby she's retreated back to being very reserved and shy. With her anxiousness I believe she would do much better in a home with no other pets and no children. She has had the issue of spraying during heat with the other cat around, which we believe would stop if she got spayed. We do not have the ability to pay for it, which is why we would love to rehome her to someone who can meet all her needs. Aura is independent but also loves to cuddle occasionally. She loves setting in the window to watch outside, her favorite toy is a laser, and of course she loves her catnip.
We'll also keep you updated on Bandit's adoption status with email updates.
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Bandit

Domestic Shorthair

Female, Adult
West Des Moines, IA
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Not good with kids, Not good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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I adopted Bandit in 2021 in Marshalltown. Due to life changes, no longer can afford to care for her as she is used to. She is smart and loving. Listens well. She will do best in a home with mature adults that would adopt both her and her companion, Smokey. His information is listed on this site. She is fearful of children and other animals.
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Smokey

Domestic Shorthair

Male, Adult
West Des Moines, IA
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Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
This is Smokey. I adopted him from Marshalltown in 2021 with his companion. Bandit. He is very sweet and loving. He loves petting. He is smart and listens well. He would do best with a mature couple and to remain with Bandit.
We'll also keep you updated on Casey's adoption status with email updates.
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Casey

Domestic Shorthair

Male, 6 yrs
West Des Moines, IA
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Spayed or Neutered,
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He loves wet food and will come running to eat wet food off your fingers. Casey is SUPER playful and will absolutely brighten up your life! He loves other cats and will make friends with them very easily. Come and meet this shy boy today!
We'll also keep you updated on Jabari's adoption status with email updates.
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Jabari

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 1 yr 2 mos
West Des Moines, IA
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Spayed or Neutered,
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This sweet girl was found as a stray. She was brought to Furry Friends Refuge to be spayed, when it was discovered she has a birth defect to her front left leg, but she gets around just great. Her Sternum did not form properly before she was born, so her heart is only protected by her skin. She absolutely LOVES people and wants nothing more than to be pet and loved. If you have a safe quiet place in your life for this sweet girl, please contact us to meet her and her foster mom will answer any questions.
We'll also keep you updated on Marvin's adoption status with email updates.
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Marvin

Domestic Shorthair

Male, 7 yrs
West Des Moines, IA
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Spayed or Neutered,
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Marvin is a miracle man who survived a fire that engulfed his home. He was thought to not have made it, but here he is! Since the loss of his previous home and coming to Furry Friends in January of this past year Marvin has been looking for a new home to start a new life with a family who will love him for who he is. He is a very shy guy who is asking for a calm house. He does well with other cats and is happy when he finds comfy spots to nap and relax.

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We'll also keep you updated on Wendi's adoption status with email updates.
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Wendi

American Shorthair

Female, Young
Des Moines, IA
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Not good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Shots are up-to-date,
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Wendi was found in a Wendy's parking lot and came right up to me. She purred all the way home and is an absolute sweetheart. We could not locate an owner or microchip so she has been staying with us. She is about 9-10 months old and very playful. She will happily perch on your shoulders or jump in your lap once she is acclimated. Wendi is a shy kitty and is nervous around other cats and dogs. She does well alone as long as she gets play and cuddle time. It will take some time for her to adjust to her new home, but she will make a wonderful companion. Edit: Wendi has been more comfortable around the resident cats recently. I think she would do fine in a multicat home given patience. Rehoming reason: Over pet limit, nervous around resident cats.
We'll also keep you updated on Lenny's adoption status with email updates.
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Lenny

American Shorthair

Male, Adult
Des Moines, IA
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Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
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Lenny is shy and sweet. He's never shown aggression towards humans, he does run away from my 1 year old son. He lives with his mother and brother, and fights with his brother on sight. I've tried over the past 4 years to improve their relationship to no avail. Lenny is so sweet with me and his mom, I think he'd do great with a female cat or in a single cat household. I'm sure someone with more time and experience could figure out his territorial behavior but with a baby and two other cats I just don't have the energy to keep going. He is litter trained and only goes outside the litter box when it hasn't been cleaned. He likes to climb, and he loves soft beds.
We'll also keep you updated on Pepita's adoption status with email updates.
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Pepita

Abyssinian

Female, Kitten
Des Moines, IA
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Shots are up-to-date,
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Meet Pepita, the spunky and playful girl of her litter! She loves to play and wrestle with her brother, Steak, and is always on the move. Despite her energetic nature, Pepita also enjoys cuddling and is very comfortable around pets, both dogs and cats. She has even been around small children and is a great companion for anyone looking for a playful and affectionate kitten.Rescued from a backyard, Pepita and her siblings were brought in by their momma in search of help, and now she’s looking for her forever home where she can bring endless joy and love.  If you think Pepita is the girl for you,  please go to our website and fill out an application for her!  charmingpetrescue.orgIMPORTANT: Please read all below, especially if you live outside of Texas, which is where our rescue is located.Apply to adopt on our website: https://www.charmingpetrescue.org/adoptAll of our animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up to date on shots.ALL of our animals are located in Boerne, TX, but transport after adoption is available to other states for a $300 fee for dogs or an additional fee varying by location for cats. If you are seeing our pets posted in your state, that's because you live near a transport stop, they are not currently at that location. Petfinder lists our pets as 'Out of Town' pets at other locations, and Adopt-a-Pet lists our location as a Transport stop. Those are currently the only options they offer to make this clear, so we put this description we've put at the bottom to explain it. You can read more about transport here: www.charmingpetrescue.org/transportWe understand transport is not an option for everyone, but we offer it at the cost we pay the transport company for those who wish to adopt from us.July 13, 2024, 5:19 am

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Furry Friends Refuge

1211 Grand Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50265

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

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1.1 miles

God's Dogs Rescue of TX for IA Transport Stop

Clive, IA 50325

Pet Types: dogs

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1.1 miles

Polk County Humane Society (in Missouri) - Iowa Transport

11101 University Ave Ste B, Clive, IA 50325

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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7.5 miles

Charming Pet Rescue - IA Transport Stop

Des Moines, IA 50309

Pet Types: dogs

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8.3 miles

Animal Rescue League of Iowa Inc.

5452 NE 22nd St, Des Moines, IA 50313

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

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Shelter

10.1 miles

Animal Lifeline of Iowa, Inc

4521 SE 14th Street, Des Moines, IA 50320

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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11.4 miles

Safe Home Rescue

PO Box 57448, Des Moines, IA 50317

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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Rescue

15.2 miles

Whiskers TNR Of Warren County

PO Box 54, Martensdale, IA 50160

Pet Types: cats

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26.3 miles

Happy Tales Ranch and Rescue

Colfax, IA 50054

Pet Types: cats

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30.7 miles

Ames Animal Shelter

325 Billy Sunday Road, Ames, IA 50010

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

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