Calm, Laid-Back, Friendly
Josey Wales is a calm and easy-going guy; in fact, his favorite activity is napping! He will find "his" spot in the house - the kitchen rug, a cozy kitty bed, a comfy blanket - and spend his day snoozing. He's an older gentleman, so if you have some kitty stairs so he could get onto the bed or sofa, that would be great! He'll get up there either way, but that just makes it easier for him.
Once Josey is settled and comfortable in his new home, he will accept cheek and head scratches, purr, and enjoy your attention and affection. He does not want to be a lap cat, but wants to be with you. He really is a love bug!
Josey was technically considered a hospice cat when he came to APA!, but no one told him that! He has been holding steady for a while. Yes, he is a skinny guy, but he has a big appetite - and will tell you (loudly) when it's time to eat. And he may even tap your hand to make you go faster as you dish out his food - he's so cute! He takes a daily pill crushed up in his wet food, no problem.
Josey is fine with other cats. And once he let the nice and gentle dogs he met know that he was the boss, peace and tranquility reigned once again - they just needed to get that straight!
Josey isn't interested in playing, but he IS interested in treats! He has a shy side and would do best with a patient family who will let him warm up at his own pace. Sometimes he will be cautious and hang back to assess the situation before approaching you, while other times he'll slink right up. In general, his preference is a gentle approach to interacting rather than an effusive or loud greeting.
Josey has a surprisingly floofy tail for a short-haired cat! He also has a funny and adorable habit of standing with his front paws in ballet first position: legs together, paws turned out. If you have a quiet home with comfy kitty caves and would love an easy-going feline companion, contact us today to meet Josey.
Josey Wales 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://bit.ly/2DPxI43
Josey Wales has tested positive for Feline Leukemia. FeLV is not a type of cancer. It's a virus that causes a weaker immune system and often a shorter life-span. For the most part, 'FeLVies' are just like any other cat. APA! waives the adoption fees of these cats, and provides FeLV-related treatment and support post-adoption. Josey Wales can only live with other FeLV+ cats, but dogs and other animals are just fine! Any questions? We'd love to talk with you about FeLV care.
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 Josey Wales, please email [email protected]