JosieRescue Me ID: 21-04-30-00221

About Josie

Adoption Fee: $120
Domestic Cat
Age: Adult
Sex: Female

She came into my care in May after she was brought in by her owners to be euthanizedå%A0' because she bites'. A technician told me the story, I went into the room and saw a beautifulå%A0torti that was friendly and deserving of a chance. After speaking to the owners they agreed to surrender her to me and I would find her a new home. She is 5 years old, spayed, healthy, all vaccines are current. Her history is that she was an indoor/outdoor cat and was biting neighbors. Something any torti owner shouldå%A0tell you is that they have very particularå%A0personalities and have the ever presentå%A0'Torti-tude'. I knew there was more to her that just this. Over the months she has grown to trust us and show us her amazing personality. One of these traits is that, yes, she does bite. This is in a playful manner and not aggressive. (See videos). She has also shown us thatå%A0she is very sensitive to loud noises and quick movements. Both of theseå%A0things do not make for a good outdoor cat. A kid free house is also a good idea. She needs to be indoor only. She will wait at the door and try to bolt, but this has become less frequent over time. We've tried a leash but she has not taken a liking to it. I'm sure supervised time in a fenced in yard would be perfect for her.å%A0She also likes routine. Since May she comes to work with me. She knows when it is time to go to work (there is a photo of her patiently sitting in her carrier ready to go). She knows when lunch time is, and when it is time to go home. Since day one she has been an angel in the car, sitting in her bed in the carrier looking out the window. Of courseå%A0she also lets me know when she doesn't like the song on the radio, yelling at me to turn it off, not surprising she doesn't like most songs, so we just have quiet relaxing drives.The first few weeks at home, she was unsure of her new environment at night, most often sitting in the bedroom window crying. After building trust and assuring her we were there to take care of her she became comfortable, now sleeping in the bed with us, and under the covers when she is feeling extra snuggly. It has been amazing learning how to interact with her. How she likes to be pet for example. She loves head scratches, and when she is really wanting some love she will do her signature flop and want full body pets, but stay clear of her belly. In the beginningå%A0touching her belly was a sure way to get her feistiness started and thinks it is rough play time. As her trust with us grew, she became more accepting of belly rubs as a relaxing thing. She also has a way she like to be carried.As far as other cats, we do have 3. We let Josie out of our bedroom under supervisionå%A0with them. Typically she likes to just nap around the house and lay in the sun, and while she doesn't hiss at them, she can be quick to play sometimeså%A0which is most often too aggressive for our girls. A home with no other cats would likely be best for her.å%A0 I know, long post.å%A0While I would love making her a permanent part of our family, I know she deserves more, and I owe her nothing less than perfect.å%A0 Her adoption comes with everything you could need. Food, toys, carrier, flea and tick meds, and more.å%A0


Lane County
Eugene, Oregon

Nichole Marchlinski: 7176509868

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  • Not Good with Other Cats
  • Not Good with Dogs
  • Good with Adults (Not Kids)


  • Average Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Spayed
  • Vaccinations Current

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