We have several cats that are just wonderful with humans, but who strongly prefer to be the only cat in the household. They are part of our Only Hearts Club. If you don’t have any other kitties, please consider one of these wonderful feline companions. They all adore people, and some are even good with dogs.
Heineken is a sweet 13 year old (as of August 2016) orange and white tabby. She was saved from the euthanasia list at a local animal control. Heineken adjusted very quickly to her foster home and is doing great! She is a very sweet, cuddly girl who loves belly rubs and to be petted. She likes to bury her head in your arm when she’s held…it’s so sweet! She also loves to sleep in bed with her humans and will snuggle right by you.
Heineken gets along with dogs, but would prefer to be the only cat. She would make a great companion for any one that would like a lap kitty to keep them company!
She has had bloodwork done and has no major health issues. She does require a low magnesium/low phosphorous diet to avoid the formation of struvite crystals, but it does not need to be prescription; there are several excellent over-the-counter foods we can recommend.
My name is Josie. I was rescued from a high kill shelter when my time was up, and boy, am I GLAD!!! I have WAY too many nuzzles and head butts to give away! I am a total lovebug who really enjoys being held and snuggled, and I just love it when my foster mom or dad kisses me all over my little face and strokes my unusually soft fur.
I am also very playful! I love soft toys that I can bat around, and I enjoy my plastic ring toy with the ball in it. I have a lot more energy to play now that I’ve lost 5 pounds! I was a pretty big girl, but my foster meowmy got me back down to a healthy, active weight! Check out my videos to see me in action here and here.
I strongly prefer to be the only cat. Some cats I ignore, some I hiss and swat at, and I chase one of my foster brothers around (but I don’t hurt him). I’m fabulous with people for sure! PLEASE, can I come home with you and show you what love is all about?
For more information, please email my foster meowmy: email@example.com.
Karlie is a declawed older gal (we think around eight as of summer 2017) with an extraordinarily soft coat who still loves to pounce on toys (she even tosses them up in the air and tries to catch them). She is very affectionate; she loves to give head butts and purrs up a storm, but she does occasionally give love bites to let you know she is enjoying herself. She needs a home with a cat-savvy adopter and without small children. She must be the only cat (we are fairly certain that she is deaf, so she is easily startled and can become defensive).
PS: She gets shaved down one or twice a year due to matting (she doesn’t mind general brushing, but won’t allow you to get the mats out), but her long coat does grow back in.
If you want a best friend who lights up when you walk in the room, worships the ground you walk on, and loves you unconditionally, Molly is the cat for you!
She came to her Stray Haven foster after a family split up and left her in a house alone for two years, only coming by to feed her periodically. Due to this, she is very affectionate and craves human interaction (especially laps!) as much as she can get it. Nothing makes her happier than a nap on a warm lap.
She is a young senior, born in 2006, and would do best as an only cat as her affection only extends to humans. Unfortunately, Molly has been diagnosed with cancer; adenocarcinoma in her mammary glands, to be precise. This is because her former owners never fixed her. She is now fixed and her cancerous tumors were removed and the vet doesn’t recommend chemo or any other treatment (but the cancer is likely still present). Her vet said she could live another 5 years, but it’s hard to predict. As of now, you wouldn’t know she has cancer at all. She has the agility of a much younger cat and bears no visible signs of her condition. Her new family would just need to monitor her for new lumps or unusual symptoms which could signify more cancerous tumors.
Molly also had small eosinophilic ulcers on her lips when she came to us. This is a non life-threatening condition that she is now in full remission for; her new family would just need to watch for further lip sores should they return. Since this condition went untreated her first 10 years, she now bears some scar tissue on her upper lips.
We don’t think these diagnoses should slow her down at all! She is still more than full of love and life to give to someone and we hope she can find the right person to share her absolute and unending love with. She is available for regular adoption or our Senior Cats for Senior Laps program.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m Monty! I am an approximately 5 year old (as of August 2016) black and white shorthair who was saved from a rural animal control when my time was up. I am a really sweet and affectionate guy who loves people (I love laps and have an adorable squeaky meow), and I am very playful and curious. I need to be an only cat; not because I tested positive for FIV, but because I do not get along with other cats. My foster mommy doesn’t have dogs, but I’d probably be fine around them, and kids would be great!
FIV is no big deal! FIV positive cats can live as long as negative cats and may never have any health issues. All we need is good food, regular vet visits, a clean environment, and lots of love! FIV positive cats can also live with negative cats as long as the household is stable and everyone gets along (but it just so happens that I do not like other cats). FIV is spread to other cats through deep, vicious bite wounds that are uncommon outside of intact tomcats.
For more information, please email email@example.com.
Hi! My name is Persephone. I was rescued from St. Louis County Animal Control when my time was up. I am approximately 5 years old as of July 2016. I am very sweet and gentle. Though I get along fine with the other cats in the foster home, I would much prefer to be an only cat or maybe in a home with one other cat. I would love to have all of the attention to myself.
Persephone is available for regular adoption or as part of our Senior Cats for Senior laps foster program.
If you are interested in me, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Philomena means “loved.” She’s known love before; you can see it in her eyes and hear it in her grateful purr. But when her human went into a nursing home, Philomena’s world crashed down around her.
It is time for her to know love again.
When her human went into care, the relatives decided Philomena was “aggressive.” Now 12 years old, Philomena’s behavior had changed and she was a little testy with the relatives. Had they taken her to a vet, Philomena would have been correctly diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, and treatment would have returned her personality to normal. But rather than investigating a possible medical etiology for the change in behavior, the people summarily dismissed her and turned her in to an animal control.
Philomena has completely recovered from her ordeal. She received I-131 treatment for her hyperthyroidism and is now cured. Today, she is a very loving, healthy, energetic senior lady, who has retained a bit of her feline ‘sass’, and is definitely curious about life. She has learned to be tolerant of dogs as long as she is the boss, and is working on her ‘appreciation’ of other kitties. Philomena has beautiful, long Maine Coon fur and adores being brushed.
Philomena is available as part of our Senior Cats for Senior Laps program, or for regular adoption.
For more information, email email@example.com.
Good day! Sir Byron here; I am pleased to make your acquaintance. I’m afraid I got myself a bit lost in North County and found my way to an apartment complex where I meowed for food and attention from the local inhabitants until two kindly young fellows took it upon themselves to find me some help. I am a young black and white kitty with greenish yellow eyes. Mother would like you to notice what she refers to as my ‘adorable pink nose’.
I am a very friendly and affectionate gentleman who loves people and being petted. I will stand up and hug your knee to ask for attention, and I enjoy being picked up and held or laying in your lap. I am a curious fellow and I enjoy exploring and playing. It takes me a long time to adjust to new feline companions (longer than most cats Mother has encountered), and I can eventually get adjusted to some, but it really stresses me out, so I would strongly prefer to be the only cat. I got along well with a medium sized dog.
I previously had some pesky urinary blockages due to struvite crystals/stones, but I had PU surgery in March 2017, so it is unlikely that I will get blocked again. This is all due to stress (hence my need to be your only feline companion, or perhaps with one other submissive cat). This may never happen again, but just to be safe, I should remain on a low magnesium/low phosphorous diet. It does NOT have to be prescription – there are excellent over-the-counter foods Mother can recommend.
If you would like more information, please contact Mother at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alright, world, here I am!
I am the Queen, The Snow Queen, Queen of all I survey, Queen of the world! Tap, tap, tap, goes the tiny white paw; excuse me, might you have room on your lap for a soft kitty who wants to snuggle under your chin?
Whoosh, swoosh, swish…..”Did you just see something fly past?”
“I don’t know, I was typing, what do you think it was?”
“White blur, not sure.”
“Oh, just Snow Queen…. She is in squiggy mode.”
All of these are moods I have experienced with the Snow Queen as a foster cat. She is a delight! Full of surprises and stunningly beautiful. If you look up the Turkish Van, you will see similar cats. She has the silky smooth coat and the characteristic gray marking on her head. She also has a tiny bit of gray on her tail.
Snow Queen is a wonderful loving cat who really wants her very own family. She will delight you with her playful ways and melt your heart when she sits with you and snuggles in close and tucks her head in under your chin and purrs. I was lucky enough to be able to foster her for a while and fell in love with her. My own family of very opinionated and dominant cats did not want to share their person, and neither did she. She got along great with my dog! She is so silky smooth to stroke, and she moves with absolutely elegant grace.
She can be silly. Then, I called her “Squiggy” or my “little squirrel”; or she can be haughty proud and look like the most regal queen of all, sometimes within minutes of each other. She has a fine sense of humor and will never leave you bored. She loves interactive toys and tall cat trees!
She is so sweet and anxious to please. As of December 2016, Snow Queen is approximately one year old. She was rescued off of St. Clair County, IL’s euthanasia list. Snow Queen gets along great with people, kids, dogs. She would be much better as an only cat, though, as she doesn’t want to share attention. If you are interested in Snow Queen, email email@example.com.