Doug

Animal ID: APA-A-44544
Sex: M
Looks Like: Domestic Shorthair
Current Weight: 11 pounds
Date of Birth: 2006-06-26
Age: 11 years, 2 months
Location: Foster Home

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Check out Doug's Videos!

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Social, Lovable, Affectionate

When Doug was rescued as a stray, he was dragging his legs due to a broken pelvis; today he's healing nicely and strengthening his hind legs. And his favorite way to strengthen his legs? Following you around the house. Pressing up against you when you stand still or sit down. Jumping up to snuggle with you and sleep next to you. Where you are is where he likes to be, and he will use his crackly meow to ask for pets. Yep, the prescription for Doug's recovery is LOVE!

At first, Doug was fearful and defensive in his new foster home environment. Now? Well, now he is an amazing, social cat who wants to be in the middle of everything, especially when people come to visit - because that's more people to love! He can be a little choosy about where you scratch him, but it's an easy adjustment and doesn't cause any drama. He prefers head and cheek scratches and chin scritches, and will make a silly, blissful face to show how much he approves!

Doug plays with the resident younger cat and is easily tolerant with the resident grumpy, older cat. He is pretty chill, but will play with the feather wand toy. He hasn't met any children, but we recommend older kids only. He is super nervous around the resident dog, however, especially when she invades his personal boundaries, gets in his face, or acts crazy-excited. These are things Doug does NOT like, though we think he would learn to coexist just fine with a calm, relaxed, cat-respectful dog.

Doug is a healthy FIV+ (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) cat. FIV+ cats typically live long, healthy lives! For more information, please contact APA! or read this FAQ: http://bestfriends.org/Resources/FAQs-About-Feline-Immunodeficiency-Virus-FIV

Doug is loving his life as a companion cat! Are you ready to have your heart stolen by a sweet, older man-cat? If so, contact us today to arrange a meet and greet.

All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team.

For further information or to meet Doug, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org.