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Jax

APA-A-108556

Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair

Sex
Male

Current Weight
11 lbs

Estimated Age
2 Years
7 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$50
Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair
Sex
Male
Current Weight
11 lbs
Estimated Age
2 Years
7 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$50
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Gorgeous, Affectionate, Loyal

Aren't Jax's gorgeous light green eyes enchanting? We're bewitched, ensorcelled, spellbound! They're like sea glass. He's such a handsome boy too with just the slightest bit of brown fur mixed in with his black patches to make it look like he's been sprinkled with cinnamon. HIs little black toe beans are impossible to resist too!

After having a rough life on the street, Jax is a little cautious when he encounters new people and places but once he realizes he can trust you and that you're there to deliver food and ear scritches on demand, he is a TOTAL lovebug and you'll be his favorite person! Nowadays, Jax wants nothing more than to live that laidback, relaxed housecat life. He loves lounging on the bed and couch, staring out a sunny window, or curling up next to you while you watch TV or read. Occasionally, he likes a fun feather toy or a nice game of attack-the-foot under the covers at bedtime, but he's generally content to nap and be an adorable loaf.

Once Jax knows you're his person, all he wants is to be near you. Sit on the couch and he'll be in your lap or by your side in no time. Lie down in bed and he'll curl up on your chest and purr you right to sleep. He loooooves head, chin, neck, and even belly scritches and will purr and make biscuits while you pamper him. He knows when he's had enough, though, and will move away on his own accord when he needs a break ... just a short break, though, and then he's ready for more!

When you go into whatever room Jax is lounging in, he'll meow as if to say, "Where have you been, hooman?" And when you make any move toward where the food is kept, he's on your heels meowing to remind you that he's a hungry, hungry boi. He's also vocal in the car and lets you know he is not very excited about being taken away from his favorite couch pillow. Otherwise, he's a pretty quiet guy.

He's only met another cat through a door, but there's been mutual curiosity and sniffing and occasionally a peek. He's also met dogs a few times and is cautious around them, but with time and gradual introductions, he could co-exist and maybe even be friends with a friendly pup. At his foster home, he's done well with children, but if people (of any age) approach him slowly and calmly, he's more than happy to accept pets and love. The more interactions he has (with any human, not just a child), the safer he feels and the more relaxed he is in their presence. He'd do best in a home that is relatively quiet and calm with a predictable routine and somewhere where he can be part of the family and welcome everywhere. He needs to snuggle!

Once he learns you're friendly and are there to be his person, he's incredibly loyal and loving. Whether you're a back sleeper or a side sleeper, he LOVES to be on you while you're lying down or be on his own pillow right next to you. He's a master biscuit-maker with the gentlest little purr. If this kind of cat buddy is up your alley, consider adopting Jax!

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 Jax, please email [email protected].
Come meet your new best friend

Requirements

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We ask that all adult residents meet the cat to ensure he or she is a match for the entire family.

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Meet with an adoption counselor and fill out our adoption application in person. Please plan to spend 60-90 minutes to complete the adoption process, including visitation and paperwork.

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You must be at least 18 years of age.

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You must show a picture ID with a current address. If this isn't available, we will accept a picture ID with a current utility bill.

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You must live within 100 miles of Austin. Adopters of cats who are not yet spayed or neutered must live within Travis or Williamson County, and must put down a refundable $100 deposit in order to take the cat home prior to the surgery.

Our adoption fee varies per cat, but typically cats under 6 months are $90, between 6 months to 6 years old are $50, and cats 7 years old or older have a waived adoption fee. Our adoption fee includes:

Spay or neuter surgery

FeLV testing

Current vaccinations

Deworming treatment

Microchip

Lifetime behavior support

Accepted forms of payment include cash, debit or credit card, or money order payable to Austin Pets Alive!.

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