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Adopt Raisin

Female Senior Domestic Shorthair / Island Mix

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About Raisin

It can be tough to be an old cat without a home - I've been through at least two already, one surrendered me because they developed allergies and the other couldn't afford me anymore - so here I am, back at the shelter. But even though it's kind of depressing and has me a little bummed, I am still as sweet as can be. I'm a gentle and kind 10-year-old who could really use a home to love me for FUREVER. Maybe it's been extra hard for me to find that happily-furever-after because I'm a black cat and I'm older AND I tested FIV positive, all of which scares people away even though I'm pretty much the nicest girl. I'm the cat care manager's favorite girl. She tells me all the time.

I've been in a home with young kids that were too rough with me, but you don't hear about how mean I was back. I took it on the chin, just like I take every other bump in my life. I've even been around dogs, no reported problems. I do my best to be the greatest girl I can be, so maybe some human can see that and try to give me the bestest home I can ever wish for? That would be amazing. I have plenty of years left in me and I would love to spend them loving on my own sweet family.

Raisin currently has some chronic issues with diarrhea, but she was just to the vet and they recommended a special diet of novel protein only. This is a little pricier, but in about two months, we will know if she simply has food allergies causing her tummy upset or if it's something else. She also needs to have a few teeth removed and we are booking that surgery very soon. As such, Raisin is available as pre-adopt only while we sort out her medical needs. If the food trial goes well and you are able to afford her fancy diet, once she has her dental surgery, she will be ready to flop into your loving arms! We expect her to be ready end of November. If you are able to keep up with her dietary and gastrointestinal issues, we might be able to foster her out to you (pre-adopt/foster-to-adopt) if you're the right candidate. 

FIV is not typically something that impacts a cat's health or life span, and it is very difficult to trasmit from one cat to another. VERY difficult - it's practically not contagious. It would take a very severe, deep bite wound from the FIV positive cat to another cat to transmit the disease. Raisin is a very good girl, so this is not likely. However, we do not think she is a big fan of most other cats, and we think she would be happiest in a home as the only cat. 

Adoption Fee: $Senior Cat (8 yr and over) 100.00

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Details

Name
Raisin
Age
10 years, 6 months
Gender
Female
Size
Shots up to date
Not Sure
Ok with kids
YES
Housetrained
Not Sure
Hypoallergenic
Not Sure
Spayed / Neutered
YES
Ok with dogs
Not Sure
Ok with cats
Not Sure
Behavior Type
Unknown
Likes toys
Unknown
Litter trained
Yes
Likes catnip
Unknown
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Bella

Shepherd (Unknown Type)

"I have been at the shelter for over a year now, and before that, I was in another shelter in Virginia. My background was actually misun... show more

"I have been at the shelter for over a year now, and before that, I was in another shelter in Virginia. My background was actually misunderstood when I was transferred here because of a lack of paperwork, so the story the SPCA got was that I had been a severely abused puppy. Eventually, a trainer that knew me from the first shelter reached out and revealed I was actually a rescued feral puppy! Needless to say, not knowing my background was why I had a hard time making progress, but I'm a very trainable and smart girl. "I'm 3 years old, though, and have spent a lot of time not quite understanding this world I'm in and NEVER knowing what it's like to be in a real home with a family for good. So there's a lot about being a dog that I just don't know. Like how to introduce myself, or what's actually a threat or not a threat. I really don't like sudden introductions, and I am SUPER sensitive to 'vibes'. Like if you're not calm and chill with me, I just freak out because oh my dog, what am I supposed to do then? Some dogs don't like me because they think I'm too anxious, so although I like other dogs, I need careful and slow introductions so we have time to get to know each other. Actually, that introduction rule applies to all species, including people. "Once you become my friend, though, I NEVER forget you. I will smother you with my snuggles and kisses once we're friends! I love playing with my doggie friends too. I did chase a bird before in one house that gave me a shot, though it could have been because I was overstimulated from moving. It is really easy to overstimulate me, which is why I need someone super dog-savvy and able to read when I've had enough. If I can find that person, I promise, I would be worth all the investment of time and energy!" Bella is a diamond in the ruff. She desperately needs a dog-savvy home that has the time, patience and ability to work with her to earn her trust. She snuggles fiercely, plays like a champ, is highly intelligent, loves other dogs, and is very trainable. She suffers with a few behavioral issues that stems from a tough start in life. The details are muddy, but her puppyhood was not great. Bella adores most other animals and would thrive with a confident doggy mentor sibling to teach her how to 'dog' within a home. Once Bella earns your trust and understanding, she will go to the ends of her world to please and put a smile on your face with her goofy playstyle and love of the water and toys. If you feel like investing time, love, and heaps of patience and training into this gorgeous pup- it will pay tenfold. Bella has been evaluated by a professional dog trainer to determine the course of her rehabilitation plan, as most of it has been outlined above. The dog trainer determined that Bella's future family needs to be very aware of her resource-guarding and aggression that comes from that, have a plan for introducing Bella to people, animals, and anything new, and be willing to commit to work with a trainer in the long-term to help Bella find ways to better introduce and present when meeting new situations and coping in a home life. show less