Animal ID: APA-A-61179
Adoption Fee: $25.00
Sex: F
Looks Like: Domestic Shorthair
Current Weight: 7.59 pounds
Date of Birth: 2013-06-29
Age: 5 years, 5 months
Location: In Foster
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Private, insecure, loving on her terms

Adele is a special girl who needs a special forever home. She has a sweet, loving side, but she keeps that hidden until she's really comfortable in a situation. We don't know what happened in her past to make her so timid, but since she's been with APA, she has already become more trusting of people. She is now open to petting as long as she's not startled when approached.

Though Adele is still scared of people she doesn't know, she's fine with other cats. She takes her time warming up to dogs, but has become comfortable with the dogs in her foster home. She would do best with dogs who are already familiar with cats, and therefore wouldn't show an intense interest in her presence. Because Adele may claw and hiss if she's startled or approached too quickly, she should not be around young kids.

When the mood strikes, she will play with her catnip mice and other toys. She likes to swipe bottle caps and bat them around. However, she prefers to play by herself rather than with her people or the other pets. She's adorable to watch when she's caught up in the moment, batting her toys across the room and chasing them with wild abandon.

Adele is petite and dainty, and she knows it. She moves gracefully and tries to occupy a very small amount of space, even when exploring or relaxing. She has a soft, short, but persistent little meow, which she uses to tell you when she's hungry.

Adele enjoys lots of naps throughout the day. She also likes to explore her environment in search of the perfect hiding place. She feels much more secure when she's in a quiet, shadowy place high off the floor. Her fosters often find her in the closet snuggled up on the luggage, or in a hallway nook perched on top of a chair that's tucked away behind the coats hanging there. She also enjoys the pile of pillows on the bed, where she can nap or gaze out the window. She does sometimes hop up on a counter or a desk to see what you're up to, but never climbs the drapes or blinds.

Adele needs stability and consistency in her environment. Things like moving furniture around, frequent visits by new people, or a multi-day absence by one of her people can stress her out and cause her to act out.

Adele far prefers to give affection than to receive it. Pets are only on her terms, though she will purr and rub against you to let you know she cares.

The ideal forever home for Adele would be a quiet, stable home with one or two patient, understanding adults who can give her the time she needs to warm up to them. She needs to be with people who are adept at reading cat body language, so they'll understand Adele's warning signals when she's not in the mood to be touched. She needs consistency in her environment, space to roam, and high, dark places where she can hide when she needs to.

We know Adele has a lot of love to give! She just needs to feel safe enough to do so. Wouldn't it feel great to give this darling girl the sense of security she needs and deserves? We're sure she'll let you know over time just how very much she appreciates it - and you!

If you'd like to give Adele the gift of a safe, secure, dependable home, 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 Adele, please email us at [email protected]