A Domestic Short Hair named Sooty is available for adoption at Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah...



Breed: Domestic Short Hair (short coat)
Primary Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Age: Senior
Color: White
Sex: Female


Sooty has earned herself a reputation as Miss Independent. She's not aggressive with other cats, and she doesn't shy away from humans; she's just somewhat of a loner. Except for one thing: This girl will play fetch with a fuzzy ball like nobody's business! It is the cutest thing you've ever seen in your life. She'll even bring the ball back to you. No joke! She also enjoys going for rides in a stroller.

Born in 2005, Sooty came to Best Friends when the shelter she was living in closed. She has Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), and she's deaf. But she can live a long and happy life, and even live with other cats. Although cautious around them, she should also be able to live with dogs.

Sooty doesn't need much. All she wants now is a home with a nice windowsill so she can sit in the sunlight and come to know you in her own, independent way. Oh - and maybe an occasional game of fuzz ball!

As part of our Single* pets adoption special, Sooty qualifies for free adoption and a free flight to her new home!

*Single pets do best as the only pet in the home.

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.


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.


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.


This cat has been declawed by previous owners.