Male Domestic Short Hair (short coat) named Skipper available for adoption

Adoptable Male Domestic Short Hair (short coat)
Adoptable Male Domestic Short Hair (short coat)

Skipper

Breed: Domestic Short Hair (short coat)
Primary Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Age: Adult
Color: Tan (Mostly)
Sex: Male


Skipper freezes up when a person first approaches him, but he thaws quickly when you pet or scratch him under the chin. He'll roll his head around and press it into your hand. He also freezes up around other cats. We have him on a natural calming medication which has helped him relax a bit. Skipper has Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV), so he'll need to be an only cat or live with other cats who also have the virus. Born around 2011, he was rescued as a stray. Skipper is shy and vulnerable at first but his eyes are expressive and seek you out for reassurance that he can trust you. When you talk to him quietly and patiently and pet him, he responds to the affection and steals your heart.

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.

FIV

This cat has tested positive for FIV. FIV-positive cats can live normal lives both in quality and duration. They are great pets! There is a misconception that cats with FIV cannot live with other cats. That’s simply not true. Learn the risks here.

FeLV

This cat has tested positive for feline leukemia, or FeLV. FeLV-positive cats can live perfectly happy lives, and they deserve to do so. People who have FeLV-positive cats just need to be aware that they may have a shorter life span and that they need to be taken to a veterinarian as soon as a problem is noted. Read more here.

Declawed

This cat has been declawed by previous owners.