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looking for a kitty in st louis

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
I know first of all you all are going to tell me to go to the local shelters, but you must understand the panic and grief I go through when I go there I seriously cannot go in one with out breaking down crying and running out of there.

I have one cat at the moment her name is ChiChi, she is 16+ and an absolute princess. She can be evil sometimes so I am looking for a male with a great attitude,loving, not shy or timid because she will take advantage of that,and for some reason she doesnt like black or torti cats? She absolutly hates female cats! But I have had a couple of males in the past and she has gotten along good with them, So if any one in or near St louis has a HEALTHY(must be) male looking for a home let me know
post #2 of 15
Please consider this:

My Older cat needs a kitten to liven him up!

In general, adopting a kitten (1½ years or younger) as a companion for an older cat ( 5 years and older) is not a good idea. A youngster has boundless energy, wants to play and run constantly, and requires very high amounts interaction--all of which are likely to overwhelm and irritate an older cat in short order. Likewise, a kitten is apt to be frustrated that its companion does not have the same energy level as itself. At the very least, this can lead to two very unhappy cats. Worse case scenario, behavior problems such as litter ox avoidance or destructive scratching can occur as one or both cats act out their frustrations on their surrounds. Long-term, it is almost certain that the two will never have a close, bonded relationship, even after the kitten matures, since their experience with one another from the beginning of the relationship are likely to be negative. An older cat is better matched with someone of their own age who has similar temperament. Likewise, kittens as a rule need other young cats to play with in order to be happy. If you insist on adding a kitten to a household that already has an older cat, at least get two--this way they will entertain one another and the older cat can participate or not depending on its mood.
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
age doesnt matter,the 2 companions she has had were i say teenagers or young adults when we got them. And believe me,I know how crazy kittens can be whew!!!!!!
post #4 of 15
Originally Posted by chichismom
age doesnt matter,the 2 companions she has had were i say teenagers or young adults when we got them. And believe me,I know how crazy kittens can be whew!!!!!!
Ah...ok...here is what I recommend you do.....go to a local rescue group. Why?? Because oftentimes rescue groups will give you a "trial period" to make sure everything works out between your cat and the new cat. Rescues will also take their cats back at any point in their lives and since they are "no kill" you don't have to be concerned about the cats you decide not to take since they will stay with the rescue until they are placed.

post #5 of 15
My rescue shows cats and kittens on saturdays at Petsmart and Petco (in Chicagoland). Try calling those stores to see if they do the same. It is not at all like the shelter cats. These are precious cats and kittens who live in foster homes, so they have a great situation until they can get a forever home. Often there will be a "leftover" teenage boy or young adult cat, perfectly wonderful, but no one adopted him when he was young and cute.

Also, the foster parent knows how he acts at home. So they will know if he is respectful of the older cats at home, or trying to take over as alpha cat. And often they have been neutered when young, so are less aggressive.

One of the best ways I know to find a rescue is look up kittens on Petfinder.com. Although they may not still have the kittens that are posted on the website, this is a way to find links to the rescue organizations!
post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
yes! thank you! I cannot go to normal (kill) shelters it breaks my heart I want to take them all home with me! My parents adopted a puppy last year from a shelter and they wanted me to see him before they fixed him, and because it would have been a couple days before he came home so they wanted me to go meet him- I refused at first, knowing my past experiences in these places- but they kept insisting so I said ok Ill run in look at him ONLY and leave well better said than done- he was a puppy so he was on the puppy/cat side OMG i tried my hardest not to look at any of them but I was standing there holding Willy petting him, and I just started hysterically crying hearing all the cats' desperate cries for help I had to leave it is sooo embarassing but it affects me that much.
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
I found a kitty named murphy @ www.doggydoodles.com if anyone wants to look at him! he is adorable I dont have him yet but my application is in and I am praying for him!
post #8 of 15
Are you sure that is the correct website? When I click on it..it brings up products you can order..not animals for adoption.

post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
Soooo sorry everyone it is at www.doggydoodles.org!!!! SORRY I am probably going to get Mr.Murphy tonight!!!!!! I am in the process of making arrangements now to go get him after work. He is sooooooooooo adorable everyone please send good vibes that I get him!!!
post #10 of 15
Have you looked at www.petfinder.com ? You can search for cats up for adoption in your area, and its a great way to find smaller rescue groups. There are typically links to the rescue group's site where you can read about that group and determine if its one that you can handle. Often they will state if their cats are available at Petsmart and Petco.

And I totally agree with Katie (TNR1). Adopt kittens in pairs - they have someone their age to play with and don't put as much threat on the adult cat in the house.
post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 
Yes that is where Murphy is. The website doggydoodles.org links to petfinder for their adoptable pets. Murphy is kinda shy so I am not worries about him pestering ChiChi. Like I said she has had male companions in the past so I am sure they will get along fine. I know he is socialized because he is living with his foster mommy. I hope I get him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
I Am Going To Get Mr.murphy Tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #13 of 15
Congratulations, good vibes to you that all goes well!!
post #14 of 15
Mr. Murphey was actually my foster :-) I am soooooo glad he went to a good home!
post #15 of 15
Isn't this a small world!?! I am glad that Mr. Murphy found a good home!
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