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Buddy

Domestic Shorthair

Nevins Farm
Male
8 Months
11.93

Please read about our adoption process before submitting an inquiry.

Meet Buddy

Neutered Male
Age: 9 Months
Black
Domestic Short Hair
A441725

More about Buddy:

I am pretty shy, shutdown, sensitive guy looking for a quiet, low-traffic home without much transition or expectations for me to be outgoing and snuggly to start. My history shows I loved the people within my social bubble ad enjoyed being carried like a baby: but I am not showing this part of my personality here at the shelter and my adopter needs to understand that it will take time for me to show this side of me in the future.

I am easily stressed ad overwhelmed during transitions, and I am looking for an adopter who is willing to give me as much time as I need to settle in. This could be a few days, or a couple of weeks. My success will be dependent upon how well my adopter is able to read and understand my body language.

It is recommended that I be given my own space (an extra bedroom or bathroom) that is not used by people or other pets except for feeding me and cleaning. I should initially be left alone while I adjust to my new surroundings. My space should offer plenty of hiding places, ideally with access to vertical surfaces as well as a cat tree or cat-proofed shelf, and easy access to a litter box, food and water. Only when I am confidently moving about my environment and remain confident with relaxed body language when my adopter is with me should I be given more access to the home. I may be conflicted about close handling/petting, especially as I settle in. I should be thought of as a `pet myself on you` kind of cat until I become comfortable with my adopter, and I should always be allowed to initiate interactions, using consent tests.

I have a history of being an indoor/outdoor guy, the majority of time inside, but I enjoyed spending time outdoors and would benefit having a safe outdoor option in the event I want to go out in my new home.

It is possible that I may only ever be comfortable with the people in my social bubble and may be overwhelmed when meeting new people. I required sedation for vet care here at the shelter, and it is recommended that my adopters have a relationship with a fear-free veterinarian.

The shelter is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon – 4:30 pm, with no appointment needed to meet available cats.

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Buddy

Domestic Shorthair

Nevins Farm
Male
8 Months

Buddy

Domestic Shorthair

Nevins Farm
Male
8 Months
11.93
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