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Craig

Domestic Shorthair

Male, Adult
Medford, MA
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(when grown) -
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Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Hi! My name is Craig! I am a handsome 3 year old male with black soft and sleek fur. I am a kitty with a big heart and even a bigger love for window gazing ,being a couch potato and getting all the belly rubs that I possibly can! I am a bit shy at first, but if you give me a little time I will be wanting to soak up all of your attention. I get along with my foster mom’s kitties very well and also her dogs she was surprised at how well I did. Nothing bothers me not even the vacuum! I love to play all day with my foster sisters we have so much fun. If you’re dreaming of a loyal companion who loves to snuggle and you like to give belly rubs look no further! I’m right and ready for my forever family! Could it be you? I must have another cat in my home! I'm available through Kitty Connection in Medford.
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Kitty

Domestic Shorthair

Female, Adult
Medford, MA
Size
(when grown) -
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Good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Hi there! My name is Kitty and I am a 3-year-old female. I am a very friendly lady and I love to play. I love having your attention and will follow you around to beg for pets, but I'll let you know once I've had enough. I get along well with other cats even though I’m not looking to be best buddies with anybody. I’m a very independent girl, but I love when my foster mom plays with me! I love playing with laser lights and I'm a lot of fun to watch. I can play pretty rough if I have a lot of pent-up energy! If you're looking for a friendly but independent companion, I'm the girl for you! I need to be adopted by an experience cat owner who will know how to read my body language. I'm available through Kitty Connection in Medford.
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Winsta & Opal

Domestic Shorthair

Female, Young
Medford, MA
Size
(when grown) -
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Good with kids, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Hello! We’re Winsta (5-year-old female) and Opal (1.5-year-old male). We’re believed to be a mother-son pair and were rescued by a kind Samaritan after our family left us behind when they moved. We love making biscuits, cozying up on your lap, “sharing” your bed, and watching the resident pigeons from the windowsill (though we really wish our foster parents could have one of those cool window bird feeders). While technically out of reach, we haven’t shown a strong interest in inspecting any of the houseplants (or high areas in general, for that matter). We’re well-fed and at an optimal weight, but that doesn’t stop us from trying to guilt our foster parents into thinking we’re starving. It’s worked twice so far, but they seem to have caught on. Winsta: Despite my small stature, I inhale and put away my Fancy Feast at a rate that would perplex a physicist. This made my foster mom nervous (something about carpeting?), but I’ve shown her I can keep it down (I was also VERY vocally opposed to her attempts to pace me with smaller portions). I love pretending the floor is lava as I make my way across the apartment, leaping from furniture to furniture. My favorite place to be is the papasan chair, which I sometimes share with Opal, but other times I let out a long groan when I want me-time. Opal: Privacy? Not part of my vocabulary. Personal space? Never heard of her. I feel and make myself at home the minute I step foot inside. My favorite things are draw strings, lasers, and your attention. If you stop petting me, I’ll forcefully throw my body at you or headbutt your hand like a goat until you relent. I love doing whatever you’re doing and walking wherever you’re (about to be) walking, so if I had a favorite song, it’d probably be something like “Every Breath You Take” by The Police or “We Go Together” from Grease. From Our Foster Parents: Despite all of the recent stress and changes in their lives, these two are so trusting, gentle, and eager for your companionship and their forever home! We are both absolutely amazing with children and adore the kids in our foster home! Winsta is more timid than Opal, but with the right introductions, we think they’d both adapt well to other cats, and respectful dogs. We are available through Kitty Connection in Medford!
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Scoobie

Domestic Shorthair

Male, Young
Medford, MA
Size
(when grown) -
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Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Hi my name is Scooby. I’m a little cat with a big personality! I’m a 3-year-old, all black cat with beautiful green eyes. I came to Kitty Connection when my owners couldn’t take care of me any longer. I love people and am very affectionate. Usually, I follow my foster mom all around the house. But if I’m off somewhere else, she just has to call my name and I come running! I love to be petted and any good rub will make me purr. I also love playing and if there’s not a cat toy around, I’ll find a piece of paper to chase around. My foster mom laughs at my antics. Sometimes I get a little demanding, and bat at my mom to make her pay attention to me. I’m only 8.5 lbs, but I am eating enough to pack on more weight. I LOVE food! I’m hoping to find a good home, where I be safe, get plenty of good food and attention, entertain you with my antics and share lots of affection and purrs. I'm available through Kitty Connection in Medford.
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Maka

Domestic Shorthair

Male, Senior
Medford, MA
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(when grown) -
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Not good with kids, Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Hello friends! My name is Maka (which means "eye" or "face" in Hawaiian). I am an incredibly sweet thirteen year old cat with beautiful bright green eyes, an adorable face, and a perfect cinnamon roll loaf. I am a cuddly cat who loves an evening snuggle on the couch, but also appreciates my space. I am a low maintenance companion, accustomed to spending time by myself and being pretty self-sufficient. During the day, I prefer to keep myself cozy on a pillow or in a cat house or in a window sill looking out at the birds and squirrels. At night, I would love to hang out with you, but will likely find a cozy place on my own nearby to sleep. I have very high anxiety around dogs and young children and am looking for a home with either no pets or young kids! I am great as an only cat or might to well with another mature, laid-back senior cat like myself. I have thrived living in a city apartment and in a suburban/rural area. I love car trips in my carrier; I'm always up for an adventure to see new sights and smell new smells! I have had a few teeth removed over the years so I eat only wet food and sometimes get an upset tummy, but I have a great appetite and am very food motivated for play and enrichment. I am a quiet guy who tends to save my meows to let you know that I am hungry! I'm hoping to find an amazing, loving, quiet home for my golden years where I can bask in the sun in peace with a loving human best friend or friends! Please do NOT apply if you have other pets or young children in your home! I am available through Kitty Connection in Medford.

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Midnight

Domestic Shorthair

Female, Young
Somerville, MA
Size
(when grown) -
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs special attention, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
To adopt this cat from Black Cat Rescue, please fill out a profile https://blackcatrescue.com/adopt-cat-boston Midnight's journey has been a challenging one; she was attacked by a dog, which left her with nerve damage and incontinence. Her tail had to be amputated, and she was sent to Black Cat Rescue to heal. Despite the hardships she has faced, Midnight has shown remarkable resilience and strength. With the care and support of her foster human, she has made incredible progress. Her incontinence is now manageable with the help of a diaper, and she has adapted to her new circumstances with grace and determination. Midnight is now ready for her next chapter, a loving home where she can receive the care and attention she deserves. She is a sweet and affectionate cat, with a playful spirit that shines bright. She even still likes dogs!! All she needs is a chance to show you the love and joy she has to offer. Please consider opening your heart and home to Midnight. She has so much love to give and is ready to become a cherished member of your family. Together, we can give Midnight the happy ending she deserves. Here's what her foster human has to say about Midnight: How would you describe the cat's general personality? Midnight is very outgoing and active.  She thinks the world is her oyster.  She doesn't hide, even when first entering a space (including the NBC studios). Does the cat enjoy being pet? If yes, on what parts of its body does the cat like to be pet?   Midnight loves being petted.  She often stretches up and puts her legs on my knees when I'm sitting so I can rub her head and ears.     Also, if I rub her backside briskly, just above her tail, she will pee or poop if she has something  ready to go.  Recently, she's been volunteering to stand in the catbox for this, which is really helpful. . Are there any parts of its body that the cat does NOT like being touched?   Don't pet her backside above the tail if you don't want her to pee or poop.  Also, she is such an active cat that she sometimes won't stand still long enough to be petted, but we still get lots of pets in.   Does the cat come on your lap?     Does the cat like to be held? She wants to come up on my lap and she doesn't mind being held, but we are limited by the fact that she may pee or poop on me.  Sometimes I put a cloth on my lap so we can cuddle.  She also likes to climb up on my shoulders when I'm sitting in the kitchen.   Does the cat sleep in your bed?   I'll bet she would if I could let her. Does the cat seek your attention? Does the cat like to play? What are the cat's favorite games and toys? Midnight absolutely loves attention, either from people or other pets and is always up for playing.  She loves her pole toy and anything that she can bat around on the floor.  She also likes batting at Arvid the dog (who doesn't seem to mind). How vocal is the cat? What kinds of sounds does the cat make?   Midnight isn't a big talker and doesn't cry to get through doors, etc. but she has a very cute little meow when she wants to tell me something. Does the cat scratch a scratcher? If no, please explain   Yes, Midnight likes both her cardboard scratcher and to get a long scratch in anytime that she can get to the flat-weave rugs (when she escapes into the livingroom). . Does the cat always use the litter box? If no, please explain. Midnight likes the catbox and will go in and 'pretend' to poop, then scratch around in the litter.  She does occasionally get a poop in the box but as often as not her poops will end up elsewhere.  She doesn't seem to be able to push them out voluntarily without help.     That being said, as I mentioned before, she will poop and pee if I rub her tail end and she is starting to volunteer to do that.  I'm guessing that she is more comfortable with the poops out and appreciates the help.  This is a change from a few months ago when she often wouldn't stand still to have me rub her tail end and make her poop.     I've been making sure she has plenty of time to run around and get exercise on the theory that that will help her to strengthen her back end and perhaps help with the poop coordination.  (She does a lot of running and jumping around now that we've figured out how to poop-proof larger areas of the house. What food and frequency is the cat currently eating? Is the cat picky about food?   I've been feeding Midnight Royal Canin dental food (Dr. Leavey recommended that for another cat to keep weight in line).  I feed about 3/4 cups per day - sometimes I put out more and she seems to self-regulate her intake. What is the cat's favorite treat? Pretty much anything - I give her freeze-dried salmon or any dry cat treats that we have on hand.  She also likes the pate treats. Does the cat ever swat (claws in) at you? If so, under what circumstances?   Midnight likes to play and will swat at me and Arvid for fun.     Has the cat ever scratched (claws out) you?   Midnight rarely scratches but has clawed me when she is very anxious (at the cat event) or when I tried to get her into a diaper when she had already told me no.  That said, she doesn't scratch me or complain even when I have to put her back into her part of the house after an escape to the livingroom. Does the cat ever nip (teeth without breaking skin) you? Has the cat ever bitten you (breaking skin)? No, she hasn't nipped or bitten me. To the best of your knowledge, how does the cat react to new people? Social? Fearful?   Midnight is super friendly with anyone who comes to visit and was either friendly or tolerant with everybody on her outings, except when she'd really had enough at the Boston cat event.  She loves playing with my dog and me and tried to befriend Hugo, my friend's cat who came to stay with us (in his own segregated part of the house)   I think Midnight would love living in a home with other pets, especially if she doesn't recover the ability to reliably use the catbox and so can't sit on laps or sleep with people. Does that cat have any cute/quirky traits that aren’t covered by the previous questions?   As mentioned, Midnight is about the most outgoing, social cat I've ever met.  Also, she is really soft and super plush which isn't really a trait, but makes her very pretty and really enjoyable to pet. In your opinion, what is the best thing about the cat? Why should an adopter choose THIS cat to adopt?   If Midnight could use the catbox reliably, she would be just about perfect.  Only people who don't want a cat who is super friendly and interactive should steer away.   Just a guess, but she might be quite dominant in a multi-cat household - she is not at all shy around other cats. What are the cat's challenges and how have you found to best manage them?   Her challenge is just the obvious one.  We have to cover everything with cloths and pads to manage her pee/poop.     I still hope that she will recover her catbox skills, but she might not.  Things have definitely gotten easier over time, but that is partly because I'm getting better at Midnight-proofing the areas she has access to.  That said, she is offering a glimmer of hope so, fingers crossed! To learn more about adopting this cat in Massachusetts, please visit www.blackcatrescue.com or fill out an Adoption Profile at https://blackcatrescue.com/adopt-cat-boston.  May 19, 2024, 11:01 am
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Martini

Domestic Shorthair

Female, Senior
Somerville, MA
Size
(when grown) -
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
To adopt this cat from Black Cat Rescue, please fill out a profile https://blackcatrescue.com/adopt-cat-boston All about Martini from her foster home!   How would you describe the cat's general personality? Martini  is a sweet old lady who loves sleeping and getting pet. She is very relaxed. She is really affectionate and people-oriented, but super chill at the same time -- she comes to check on me from time to time, and she likes to cuddle up at night, but otherwise she is happy to nap the day away. Does the cat enjoy being pet? Yes! If yes, on what parts of its body does the cat like to be pet? She loves getting scratched on the head and underneath her chin, and she loves getting brushed on her cheeks Are there any parts of its body that the cat does NOT like being touched? I did not discover any particular spots, but she can sometimes get overstimulated. She will gently nip or hiss when she's had enough. Does the cat come on your lap? No, but she often hangs out in the same room or beside me on the couch Does the cat like to be held? No Does the cat sleep in your bed? Yes! She sleeps in my bed every night Does the cat seek your attention? Yes Does the cat like to play? Not particularly -- she'll sometimes kick around a toy for a few seconds but I haven't seen any toys that hold her attention much What are the cat's favorite games and toys? She likes the small catnip fish, and she'll sometimes swat around a toy mouse How vocal is the cat? She's very vocal! What kinds of sounds does the cat make? She has a distinctive scratchy meow, like a rusty door hinge (or maybe a chain smoker?) I call it her "grandma meow". She meows at me a lot in the morning. She also sometimes meows very loudly from the other side of the house -- I will meow back at her and we can go back and forth for a while. She also has the loudest purr I've ever heard -- I can hear her halfway across the room! Does the cat scratch a scratcher? Yes Does the cat always use the litter box? Yes What food and frequency is the cat currently eating? Fancy Feast chicken feast, classic pate What is the cat's favorite treat? She likes Temptations and canned tuna. She really likes salami too but I only give her some once in a while, it's not very healthy Does the cat ever swat (claws in) at you? If so, under what circumstances? She has once or twice, when she was playing with the catnip toy and I reached in to pet her -- she seemed to want to play with my hands Has the cat ever scratched (claws out) you? No Does the cat ever nip (teeth without breaking skin) you? Once or twice Has the cat ever bitten you (breaking skin)? No To the best of your knowledge, how does the cat react to new people? Social? Fearful? She is generally fearful at first and will hide, but she can easily be bribed with Temptations Does that cat have any cute/quirky traits that aren’t covered by the previous questions? She purrs a LOT -- when she sleeps next to me she is constantly purring. She likes to sniff the ground and she will sniff and purr at the same time, so it sounds like a snorting noise.  In your opinion, what is the best thing about the cat? Why should an adopter choose THIS cat to adopt? I would say her super loud purr. I think an adopter should choose  Martini  because she clearly has so much love to give -- she warmed up to me so much in just 2-3 months, and I am sure she will bond with someone wonderfully when she finds her home. What are the cat's challenges and how have you found to best manage them? Martini  needs to take medication for her chronic constipation. It is a liquid med and the important thing is that she takes the entire dose. Giving it to her orally was difficult, but I figured out how to make her accept her food with the meds mixed in by splitting it into 2 daily doses and feeding on a regular schedule. She also should only eat wet food, preferably mixed with a bit of water. It takes a minute or two longer than usual to feed her because the food needs to be mixed each time, but it's totally manageable.    To learn more about adopting this cat in Massachusetts, please visit www.blackcatrescue.com or fill out an Adoption Profile at https://blackcatrescue.com/adopt-cat-boston.  May 19, 2024, 11:01 am
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Loki and Nova

Domestic Shorthair

Male, Senior
Somerville, MA
Size
(when grown) -
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
To adopt this cat from Black Cat Rescue, please fill out a profile https://blackcatrescue.com/adopt-cat-boston All about Loki and Nova from their foster home! - Nova MUST be sleeping on your chest the whole night. He will actively yell at you to sit or lie down so he can cuddle. -Loki will wait until Nova gets up to run in and steal his spot on your lap or he will just join in. - Loki will paw at someone gently until they lift their blanket so he can crawl in and sleep underneath. - Nova drools when he is happy! He will purr and drool on me when cuddling or going to bed. - Loki and Nova are very talkative and will tell you their side of the story for everything! They are very funny boys who act like they are two years old and definitely keep me on my toes! How would you describe the cat's general personality? Loki is extremely friendly and social. He enjoys being around people and playing with wand toys. He is a fun and talkative kitty. Loki loves to get into mischief wherever he can, he is very curious and can even open doors! Nova is shyer but once he warms up to someone he becomes a velcro kitty. He is always on my lap or my chest when I am sitting, and he is very sweet and needy with his person. Although he is less social than Loki, he is still a well-adapted cat who likes to be around people although not until he trusts them. But once he does, you will have a sweet shadow following you everywhere. Together the boys love to curl up and cuddle! They rarely get into fights unless it is Nova making a dominance display but never anything to cause harm. They go everywhere together Does the cat enjoy being pet? Yes, both If yes, on what parts of its body does the cat like to be pet? They are both comfortable pets all over, but enjoy chins scratches Are there any parts of its body that the cat does NOT like being touched? No, they will even roll over and let you pet their tummies Does the cat come on your lap? Nova definitely loves cuddling and sitting on people Loki prefers to be near you but not usually on the lap Does the cat like to be held? Nova does not mind being held but would rather lay on you Loki does not like being held and will wiggle to get free but never scratches or bites. He doesn’t avoid being picked up either Does the cat sleep in your bed? Nova prefers to sleep in the bed Loki loves to play and knock things over at night but will nap on the bed during the daytime Does the cat seek your attention? Both cats are very social and always actively seek attention  Does the cat like to play? Nova will watch Loki play but is not very into it Loki loves wand toys and will drag it around meowing to play What are the cat's favorite games and toys? Loki loves wand toys How vocal is the cat? Loki will greet people and cry for food or attention but is usually not very loud Nova is quieter but will meow to great you or for attention What kinds of sounds does the cat make? They both meow and make the greeting trilling vocalizations! The only time either of them hissed was at the vacuum but they came out of hiding right after it was put away Does the cat scratch a scratcher? No If no, please explain. Two different types of scratchers were provided but neither were used Does the cat always use the litter box? Yes Does the cat ever swat (claws in) at you? If so, under what circumstances? Never Has the cat ever scratched (claws out) you? Never Does the cat ever nip (teeth without breaking skin) you? Never Has the cat ever bitten you (breaking skin)? Never To the best of your knowledge, how does the cat react to new people? Social? Fearful? Both can be shy at first with Loki warming up faster, but both will eventually come out and greet people Does that cat have any cute/quirky traits that aren’t covered by the previous questions? They both get very happy and will lead you to a carpet where they can flop onto their side so you can pet their bellies! In your opinion, what is the best thing about the cat? Why should an adopter choose THIS cat to adopt? They are so sweet and have no boundaries where they show being uncomfortable (pet them wherever) They are loving and just want to spend their days cuddling, exploring and sleeping! What are the cat's challenges and how have you found to best manage them? Loki is very active at night and likes to knock things off shelves. I just move things off my shelves or close the door and sleep without the cats if he is too active that night. To learn more about adopting this cat in Massachusetts, please visit www.blackcatrescue.com or fill out an Adoption Profile at https://blackcatrescue.com/adopt-cat-boston.  May 19, 2024, 11:01 am
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Lucas

Domestic Shorthair

Male, Young
Somerville, MA
Size
(when grown) -
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
To adopt this cat from Black Cat Rescue, please fill out a profile https://blackcatrescue.com/adopt-cat-boston All about Lucas from his foster home!   How would you describe the cat's general personality? Lucas  is a healthy, playful and highly independent kitten. He is shy but will become a deeply loyal friend if you give him time and patience. He loves to play, investigate his environment with his paws and mouth, and find good hiding places.  Does the cat enjoy being pet? Lucas  is still a bit hand-shy but has started warming up to some petting after about 2 weeks. If yes, on what parts of its body does the cat like to be pet? After some time,  Lucas  likes having his head, cheeks and chin pet the most. He also likes back scratches.  Lucas  will first want to sniff you a lot and give you his paw. If you spend time playing with him first or offering some toy mice, he will eventually warm up to petting. Are there any parts of its body that the cat does NOT like being touched? He only likes to be approached slowly and gently or he will get startled. He doesn't like being touched on his belly. Does the cat come on your lap? No Does the cat like to be held? He seems ok with being picked up with one hand (behind front legs), but not both hands. Does the cat sleep in your bed? No, but he likes to reach his paw up to me and say good morning when my alarm goes off! Does the cat seek your attention? After a couple of weeks,  Lucas  greets me by playing peek-a-boo from his hiding spot under the bed. This lets me know he is ready for a playtime! Does the cat like to play? Yes!  Lucas  is still a kitten and is very playful. He likes getting the zoomies at night so it's ideal for him to have some unobstructed space to run around. What are the cat's favorite games and toys? Lucas  loves hunting for toy mice and consolidating them by his food dish, cat tower, and other hangout spaces. Anything he can grab with his mouth or paws works great! How vocal is the cat? Lucas  is a quiet, stealthy cat except for when he gets the zoomies...then he is a real bulldozer! He never meows. What kinds of sounds does the cat make? Lucas  doesn't meow but he gently purrs during playtime when he's happy. Does the cat scratch a scratcher? Yes! Does the cat always use the litter box? Yes!  Lucas  is remarkably thorough in burying his waste, which means a high-walled litterbox works best. What food and frequency is the cat currently eating? Lucas  eats a 3 oz can of Fancy Feast turkey wet food and 1/3 cup dry food both AM and PM. Is the cat picky about food? Nope!   What is the cat's favorite treat? Lucas  likes dry kibble treats and Churu tubes. The latter works great for establishing an early bond and helping him with hand-shyness, although it was about a week and a half until he would approach me. Does the cat ever swat (claws in) at you? If so, under what circumstances? Lucas  never swats at me, but he does reach out his paw to say hello and let me know he wants to play. Has the cat ever scratched (claws out) you? No Does the cat ever nip (teeth without breaking skin) you? Yes, but only in a playful way that's easy to redirect. He is a young kitten with hunter's instincts. Any kind of toy he can put in his mouth works! Has the cat ever bitten you (breaking skin)? No To the best of your knowledge, how does the cat react to new people? Social? Fearful? Lucas  will hide and take a while to warm up to new people. Does that cat have any cute/quirky traits that aren’t covered by the previous questions? I joke that  Lucas  has a Disney cat face because he just has the cutest big eyes and little kitten head! In your opinion, what is the best thing about the cat? Why should an adopter choose THIS cat to adopt? Lucas  is a rewarding cat to spend time with, because the patience and space you offer him in the first couple weeks will pay dividends in the long-run! Once he shows you his belly, it's all over. He is a faithful companion and will teach you the art of play.  What are the cat's challenges and how have you found to best manage them? Definitely his shyness was the greatest challenge in the beginning. Giving him space early on will help gain his trust. He does come out of his hiding spaces to eat and use the litterbox. He also became much more comfortable once I moved his food dish near my bed so he could start getting used to venturing out near me. We started bonding by spending time on the floor together, me lying down a few feet away and talking or singing to him. Then, I started offering him toy mice and he eventually would come investigate my hands. If you let him sniff you first for a bit without petting him, he will quickly start to trust you! To learn more about adopting this cat in Massachusetts, please visit www.blackcatrescue.com or fill out an Adoption Profile at https://blackcatrescue.com/adopt-cat-boston.  May 19, 2024, 11:01 am
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Duke and Earl

Domestic Shorthair

Male
Somerville, MA
Size
(when grown) -
Details
Good with kids, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
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To adopt this cat from Black Cat Rescue, please fill out a profile https://blackcatrescue.com/adopt-cat-boston Duke and Earl are bonded and must be adopted together.   How would you describe the cat's general personality? Duke is an outgoing kitty, whereas Earl is a little more shy. Both are very well behaved and calm cats! They are both very friendly and love human interaction! Does the cat enjoy being pet? Both Duke and Earl love being pet! If you put your hand out towards them, they will usually come up and nuzzle their faces into your hand! Does the cat come on your lap? We have not had them come on our lap yet (we only have had them with us for a short time), but we don’t think they would mind sitting if they come to trust you well! Does the cat like to be held? Both the cats do not mind being carried or held. Does the cat sleep in your bed? To get acquainted with our home, they both have been staying in the living room so far and not in our bedrooms (again we haven’t had them for too long). But they do like to sit next to us on the couch and snooze or chill next to us while we watch television! Does the cat seek your attention? Duke sometimes comes up to ask for attention or meow outside our doors when he is looking for us. Earl asks for more attention by requesting more pets when we stop giving him pets. How vocal is the cat? Duke and Earl are not very vocal. Duke will sometimes make small noises outside our door to get our attention when he is feeling lonely. Does the cat scratch a scratcher? Yes. Duke and Earl like to scratch. We recommend getting a more standing up scratcher since they don’t seem to enjoy the flat ones as much. Does the cat always use the litter box? Yes, Duke and Earl use the litter box very well. They are both very neat and tidy kitties. Does the cat ever swat (claws in) at you? If so, under what circumstances? No, Duke and Earl are super gentle and calm cats. They have never swatted or done anything aggressive with each other or with people! To the best of your knowledge, how does the cat react to new people? Social? Fearful? Duke is very outgoing and will come up to new people and explore new environments well. Earl is a bit more shy towards new people and places–he will hide out a little when he feels uncomfortable, but comes out in a few hours or a day at maximum. Does that cat have any cute/quirky traits that aren’t covered by the previous questions? Earl is a bit shier than Duke, but he really loves affection! When you pet him, he won’t ever want you to stop (and his big, round eyes look so cute when he wants more pets it really is hard to stop)! After a while of getting pets, the cats will flop over and demand belly pets, and will not stop purring! In your opinion, what is the best thing about the cat? Why should an adopter choose THIS cat to adopt? Duke and Earl are such polite and well-behaved cats! You can really tell when you are with them that they enjoy being around you and hanging out alongside whatever you are doing! If you want cats that love interaction, but also are calm and chill and don't mind being left alone to snooze on the couch or in bed, these cats are for you!  What are the cat's challenges and how have you found to best manage them? Duke and Earl love to eat and have been very well loved by their previous owner, but this also led to some extra weight gain. They are super adorable as is, but to stay healthy they are currently on a slight food restriction diet. They have been managing well throughout it though! To learn more about adopting this cat in Massachusetts, please visit www.blackcatrescue.com or fill out an Adoption Profile at https://blackcatrescue.com/adopt-cat-boston.  May 19, 2024, 11:01 am
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Ranger and Ryleigh

Domestic Shorthair

Male, Kitten
Somerville, MA
Size
(when grown) -
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Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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To adopt this cat from Black Cat Rescue, please fill out a profile https://blackcatrescue.com/adopt-cat-boston Ranger and Ryleigh are a 6-month-old brother and sister pair. They are very attached to one another. They have previously lived happily with cats, dogs and children. Here's what their foster human has to say about them: How would you describe the cat's general personality? Both kittens are sweet, friendly, playful babies who love each other and people! Ryleigh is a confident, curious girl who will stick her nose in just about anything!  Ranger is a cautious but incredibly affectionate boy who will do anything for pets. They are full of energy and love, and will play nonstop for hours then cuddle up with you on the couch for a nap. Does the cat enjoy being pet? Absolutely!!  If yes, on what parts of its body does the cat like to be pet? Everywhere for both! Does the cat come on your lap? yes!  Does the cat like to be held? Yes! both of them love to be held like babies, they will fall asleep while you pet their chins and bellies! Does the cat sleep in your bed? No, not usually. Ryleigh sleeps under the couch (not hiding, just cozy!) but comes out to see me whenever I wake up, and  Ranger  usually sleeps in a cat bed or the cat tree. i’m sure they would love to sleep in a bed, though, they just aren’t confident enough to jump up there yet!  Does the cat seek your attention? Yes! They are a great pair because they always want human attention, but when you’re busy they can entertain each other too. Does the cat like to play? Yes! What are the cat's favorite games and toys? Both kitties love a fishing pole toy and will go crazy for it, taking turns hunting it. Ryleigh especially loves crinkly toys that make a noise or spring toys, and  Ranger especially loves catnip toys. Ryleigh has also recently decided that her carrier is the coolest toy ever.  How vocal is the cat? They’re quiet. What kinds of sounds does the cat make? They will make a noise to find each other every once in a while when they are nervous or in need of cuddles, and very occasionally will meow to me if they lost me or want something. The loudest thing about them is their nonstop purrs! Does the cat scratch a scratcher? Yes, they love to scratch a scratcher! They have not scratched anything else. Does the cat always use the litter box? Yup! Does the cat ever swat (claws in) at you? If so, under what circumstances? Very occasionally if they get playful during a belly rub. Has the cat ever scratched (claws out) you? No. Does the cat ever nip (teeth without breaking skin) you? No. Has the cat ever bitten you (breaking skin)? No. To the best of your knowledge, how does the cat react to new people? They are nervous at first, usually going to hide together. After a bit of time, they might come out to say hi. If someone approaches them while they’re hiding, they will eventually come out and ask for pets. Does that cat have any cute/quirky traits that aren’t covered by the previous questions? They are super silly with each other and will wrestle and play together all day long! They also both roll over and ask for belly rubs, especially  Ranger . Sometimes Ryleigh does it but doesn’t want a belly rub, just wants other pets. They also are so comfortable with each other that they often aren’t very aware of their personal space. They will sometimes eat criss-crossed over each other, or fall asleep on top of each other. In your opinion, what is the best thing about the cat? Why should an adopter choose THIS cat to adopt? There’s nothing not to love about these two! They are high energy but cuddly, friendly, and absolutely adorable. They entertain themselves enough that they don’t mind staying home alone here and there, and they are super easy to handle! They are just perfect cats who want to be your best friend. What are the cat's challenges and how have you found to best manage them?   Considering this has been their first time away from mom, they were very scared at first. They hid for just under a week in a safe spot, and I kept them in a safe separate room for the first four days which helped them a lot with their confidence.  Ranger also gets a lot of his confidence from Ryleigh, who is a lot more curious and likely to come out to check you out. As typical kittens, they are very curious and can get into trouble without proper kitten-proofing. I have hidden electrical cords, only allowed string or fishing pole toys with supervision, blocked off dangerous hiding spots, and made sure to put away anything they shouldn’t chew or eat. They have done great so far, but definitely need to be treated like the babies they are! To learn more about adopting this cat in Massachusetts, please visit www.blackcatrescue.com or fill out an Adoption Profile at https://blackcatrescue.com/adopt-cat-boston.  May 19, 2024, 11:01 am

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