A.R.F. Pet ID:17328985 - No longer available for adoption
- Species: Cat
- Breed: Domestic Short Hair (short coat)
- Age: Adult (born on 10/5/2021)
- Sex: Female
- Spayed/Neutered: No
- Housetrained: Yes
- Good with Cats? Yes
- Good with Dogs? Yes
- Good with Kids? Yes
Saiya was returned to ARF when her brother cat became too rough during play with her. She was previously adopted out from ARF with her brother after having been a bottle baby with us. Unfortunately, it seems that she was unable to keep up with her brother’s play style as they grew due to her CH. Saiya’s condition, Cerebellar Hypoplasia, commonly earns the nickname “wobbly cat.” She can walk and do most things that other cats do but her back legs do wobble when she stands or walks. She likely won’t be a cat that will jump up on your counters or even your bed without assistance but she still finds ways to have fun and get up on shorter cat towers.
Saiya is extremely loving. She enjoys curling up in our laps and very much wants us to be petting her. If she notices that you are petting her with one hand and the other hand is free, she will pull your hand to her head (gently) with her paws. She prefers to be held in ways that support her back legs and loves to walk around with us. Saiya is really enjoying hanging out with her foster cat siblings - they don’t play with her roughly. She even enjoys visits from our small dog. We aren’t sure if she remembers her from her first stay at our house nearly 2 years ago but she walked right up to our dog and rubbed her head on her.
Saiya would do well in a home with adults or older kids. She can’t quickly get away from smaller children so that likely wouldn’t be the best fit for her.
I believe she would like a cat friend so long as they are not interested in play wrestling. She did cuddle with her brother when he wasn’t trying to play and really enjoys her older foster siblings loving on her and giving her baths.
Because of Saiya’s CH, she will require regular brushing to avoid matting. She is able to use her litter box but we have gotten into the habit of putting potty pads underneath in case she does stumble over. The only other accommodations we have made are a higher sided litter box and some raised bowls. Otherwise, she is just like the rest of our cats.
Saiya is micro-chipped, up to date on all vaccinations, spayed, and litter box trained.
Saiya's adoption fee is $135. If you are interested in meeting Saiya, please fill out our online adoption application at https://www.arf-il.org/adopt/application/ today!
Once your application has been approved, an A.R.F. volunteer will contact you to arrange a meeting.
More Info About Saiya
- Up-to-date on vaccines: Yes
- Color: Black
- Coat length: Short
- Declawed: No
- Indoor or outdoor: Indoor Only
- Reaction to new people: Friendly
- Foster: KCh
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
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