Pet Details

Spoons

A.R.F. Pet ID:20426464
  • 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

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

Meet Spoons

Spoons is part of our "games" litter and came to ARF with 18 other kittens.  He is an incredibly sweet boy that absolutely craves attention.  He loves getting his face and belly rubbed.  He is a very needy guy and will certainly let you know when he is wanting your attention....no surprise, it's always!  He is a great snuggler and loves taking naps with his siblings, but not more than he loves curling up in a nice warm lap.  He is definitely a people person.  

Spoons is a very special kitty.  He suffers from a moderate case of Cerebellar Hypoplaysia (aka Wobbly Kitten Syndrome).  Sounds scary, but all it means is that the part of his brain that controls his balance didn't form properly before he was born.  He is a complete piggy when he eats and until he learns to control his balance a little better, he could benefit from someone to help steady him when he eats his wet food. He can eat just fine on his own, but sometimes he gets so excited that he leans into his food bowl a little too far and can get a little messy.  An elevated food bowl would be great once he's big enough to reach it.  

While his symptoms won't improve or get worse, over time he will learn to adjust to his wobbles and will become more steady on his feet.  He runs around like crazy and uses the litter box like a pro.  CH doesn't mean a shorter lifespan either.  He can live just as long as any non-CH cat.  With Spoons, you'll never have to worry about him jumping up on your kitchen counters either.

Spoons 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 Spoons 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!

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

His 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 Spoons, 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 Spoons

  • Up-to-date on vaccines: Yes
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Coat length: Short
  • Declawed: No
  • Indoor or outdoor: Indoor Only

Spoons 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!