Pet Details

Topeka

A.R.F. Pet ID:16948215
  • Species: Cat
  • Breed: Domestic Short Hair (short coat)
  • Age: Baby (born on 5/15/2021)
  • Sex: Male
  • Spayed/Neutered: Yes
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Good with Cats? Yes
  • Good with Dogs? Yes
  • Good with Kids? Yes

Topeka is still available for adoption but might have other applicants. Learn more about our pet adoption process.

Meet Topeka

These beautiful kittens are part of our State Capitols group of kittens.  We love the idea of traveling across the country to see the history in our state capitols on summer break.  If you can’t travel, maybe you’d like to bring one or more of these kittens home with you instead?

These adorable 10-week old kittens are looking for a forever home. They are super playful and very active.  They love to chase around their little stuffed chili pepper and they are fiends for spring toys and shoe laces.  Consider bringing home two kittens rather than one! There are many benefits to bringing home two kittens at once:

·       Live-in playmate!

Unlike with puppies, getting two kittens at once can actually mean less work for you! When you bring home two kittens, they will have a built-in playmate. Both kittens can burn off extra energy by chasing, pouncing and play hunting each other throughout the house. Giving them an outlet for their kitten crazies means they’ll have less energy to engage in destructive behaviors like climbing the curtains!

·       Fewer behavioral issues.

Raising two kittens means that your cats will pick up on feline behavior cues. Both kittens will learn how to behave socially and will be more well-adjusted! Cats learn how to “speak” cat by interacting with other cats, so raising your kittens together ensures they will learn how hard to play, how to share territory, how to communicate their needs and many other crucial social skills. In the future if you add more cats to your household, your kittens will understand how to interact with them and the new addition will have an easier transition into the family.

·       Keep each other company.

If you work long hours, a single kitten can become lonely being the only one in the house. Despite the jokes that cats prefer their own company, kittens are actually very social creatures! The territorial nature of cats is a main factor in them seeking solitude, and it generally doesn’t kick in until adulthood. For this reason, kittens crave the attention and fun of a playmate. Having two cats at home means you don’t have to feel guilty leaving for work or vacation since you know they will keep each other company.

·       Increased learning.

Kittens learn by copying the behaviors of others, so having two kittens means less time training them for tasks such as using the litter box. Kittens learn the basics of how to gauge distance, walk along narrow objects, balance, climb, tumble and stalk during the first year of their life. Having another kitten to copy and learn from can help your cat understand his limits during playtime and keep him safer into his adult years. In addition, if one of your kittens has a bigger personality while the other is quiet and nervous, the more adventurous kitten may help teach your shy cat to be more confident and playful!

·       Better grooming habits.

Kittens normally begin to groom themselves between 4 and 5 weeks old. Often kittens will groom each other as a sign of protection and affection. It’s difficult for cats to reach their own faces and ears, so they may rely on the other cats in their home to keep these areas tidy.

·       Healthier cats.

Having two cats reduces the chance that your cats will be overweight. Even as they get older, cats will often start up games with each other resulting in zooming around the house, pouncing from underneath furniture or jumping up on cat trees. Living an active lifestyle as they age and not becoming overweight will increase their lifespan and keep them healthier overall.

·       Save your senior cat’s sanity.

Even if you have another cat in the house, it might be a good idea to consider bringing home two kittens. While introducing a new kitten into the family can help to get your senior pet moving, one kitten’s endless drive to play can harass an older cat who wants to spend his days snoozing and not babysitting.

·       Costs remain relatively similar.

The great thing about two kittens is that two hardly costs more than just one! Kittens can share litter boxes, cat trees, food and water bowls, beds and toys! Veterinary costs for vaccinations and deworming will be a little more for two kittens.

·       Twice the love for less work.

You only have to kitten-proof your house once regardless of how many kitties you’re bringing home. Two kittens means two new lives in your house that will provide double the entertainment, snuggles and love!

All of our state capitol kittens are micro-chipped, up to date on all vaccinations, spayed/neutered, and litter box trained.  They are very well mannered and sit nicely for nail trims.  Our state capitol kittens may not be declawed.  You can follow their foster journey on their foster Facebook cage at facebook.com/kittenville.il.

The adoption fee for a single kitten is $150.   If you are interested in meeting these sweet delightful kittens please fill out our Online Application today!

Once your application has been approved, an ARF volunteer will be able to contact you to arrange a meeting.

More Info About Topeka

  • Up-to-date on vaccines: Yes
  • Color: Black and White
  • Coat length: Short
  • Declawed: No
  • Foster: SO

Topeka is still available for adoption but might have other applicants. Learn more about our pet adoption process.

All pets adopted from A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation include the following as part of their adoption fee:

  • Spay/neuter or a certificate for a low-cost spay/neuter when medically recommended
  • Microchip and registration, a permanent identification to reunite lost pets with their owners
  • Initial de-worming and flea and tick treatment
  • Age-appropriate testing for heartworm/FIV-FELV
  • Age-appropriate vaccines
  • Pre-adoption medical exam
  • A certificate for a free healthy pet exam at one of A.R.F.’s participating veterinarians within 7 days of adoption
  • Offer for a no-risk 30 day free trial with Trupanion pet medical insurance

If a cat or dog is on our website, it is still available for adoption but might have other applicants. If you find yourself interested in one of our animals, submit a no-commitment application immediately. Submitting an application does not commit you to any animal, but does get you a head start with the adoption approval process. Due to a high volume of applications, we are often unable to respond to questions until your application has been approved in approximately 3-5 business days.

We do not schedule meetings until you have an approved application.

A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation does not have a facility where applicants can visit our animals.  The majority of our dogs and cats are brought to adoption events by our volunteers. We invite everyone to come to our events, but we give priority to pre-approved applicants.

If you’re invited to meet an animal:

  • Plan to arrive on time (or early), as we cannot hold animals for any reason.
  • All human household members and dogs (if adopting another dog), must be present in order to be considered as a potential adopter.

Thank you for your interest and cooperation!