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In shelter Cat

Oakland, CA, 94619
Pet name:
Domestic Short Hair
Meet Cactus! Hes anything but prickly. Hes a charming, polite, independent house panther, whos incredibly handsome to boot.

Cactus will wait patiently for you to wake up in the morning, but hes always ready to run up and greet you as soon as he hears you getting ready for the day. As much as he enjoys people and attention, he doesnt need to be close to you at all times, but hes happy to see you when you walk by or seek him out to play or for pets. Speaking of pets, Cactus is quite the lovebug-he loves to rub against you, or hell roll back and forth to help you get good pets onto both of his cheeks! When its time to play, he likes chaser toys. Hes not the biggest fan of wand toys, but hes so incredibly smart he could easily be clicker trained. Another one of Cactus favorite pastimes is being a proud member of the neighborhood watch-especially at the beginning and end of each day. He loves to keep a close eye on whats going on outside the window!

Ever the gentleman, Cactus will sit and wait for you to fill his bowl at mealtimes, but dont be surprised if he begs you for a treat (or two!), especially if he knows youll cave and give them to him. Besides treats, Cactus also enjoys curling up into a good pillow for a nice, long, luxurious nap, or you can find him lying like a croissant on a window seat.

An even-tempered cat, Cactus is quite confident when it comes to dealing with humans and other cats, once hes been given time to adjust to a new environment. Cactus can start off a little nervous, and will need some guidance as he builds confidence in his new home. This is as simple as swapping a nice toy in when he gets over-eager during a petting session, to remind him gently that hands are not toys to nip.

This enthusiastic cat is used to playing with cats a bit older than him, and is eager to make friends, but hell need space to settle into a new home. It will also be a while before hell allow you to pick him up, but he wont protest too much when it needs to happen-be prepared though, because hes a decent sized cat! Cactus is also nice enough to let you trim his nails without too much fuss - talk about a good boy!

Cactus is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and tested negative for FELV/FIV. If you are interested in setting up a meeting or have more questions, please email


Best Match:

Seeking an adopter with some cat experience

Could join a home with cat savvy older kids and teens

May be okay alone or with other cats


  1. American Humane Association
  2. Peeva
  3. American Veterinary Medical Association
  4. Veterinary Information Network
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