Pet Details

Pinochle

A.R.F. Pet ID:20426448
  • Species: Cat
  • Breed: Domestic Short Hair (short coat)
  • Age: Baby (born on 4/6/2024)
  • Sex: Male
  • Spayed/Neutered: Yes
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Good with Cats? Yes
  • Good with Dogs? Yes
  • Good with Kids? Yes

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

Meet Pinochle

Pinochle is part of our "games" litter and came to ARF with 18 other kittens.  This adorable little cow baby is just as sweet as they come.  He loves to get pets of all kinds.  He especially loves full body scratches.  Under his chin and behind his ears are his favorites.  He loves playing with all kinds of toys, but wand toys and nerf balls are his favorites.  He spends most of his playtime chasing his siblings in and out of their tunnels.  His kitten energy is unmatched.  

Like a few other babies in his litter, Pinochle has a very slight case of Cerebellar Hypoplasia.  Sounds scary, but all it means is that the part of his brain that controls balance didn't form properly, so he's a tiny bit wobbly when he walks.  He has no issues getting around, eating, using the litter box or jumping up on the bed to snuggle with his siblings.  His slight wobble won't get any worse and he will learn to adjust to his unsteadiness better as he gets older.  CH doesn't not mean a shorter lifespan.  Cats with CH live just as long as any non-CH cat.

Pinochle is a very social baby and would love a home with another kitty or gentle doggie.  He craves attention and having the companionship of another four legged friend would help keep him company and out of trouble.

 

We encourage you to consider adopting kittens in pairs!  There are several reasons why Pinochle would do good with a friend, including:

-Two kittens keep each other entertained - they will play and get all their energy out on each other in time for snuggles with you!

-Having two kittens to play with each other prevents "I'm lonely and bored" behavioral issues.

-Watching two kittens wrestle is quite possibly the cutest thing you will ever see.

-The kittens will teach each other "how to cat" and learn to be more social with humans and people.

-You'll save two lives instead of one!

Pinochle is microchipped, up to date on all vaccinations, neutered, and litter box trained.

Pinochle's adoption fee is $165.  Please note A.R.F. does not approve applications for any kitten under 6 months of age to families that live outside of Illinois and/or beyond 100 miles of Wheaton or Glen Ellyn, IL.

If you are interested in meeting Pinochle, please fill out our  online kitten adoption application at https://www.arf-il.org/adopt/application/ today!

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

More Info About Pinochle

  • Up-to-date on vaccines: Yes
  • Color: Black and White
  • Coat length: Short
  • Declawed: No
  • Indoor or outdoor: Indoor Only

Pinochle 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!