Gender: Male

Birth date: 09/2020

Needs feline companion: Yes

Description:

Note: These kittens are available to foster as a trial that could lead to adoption if things work out.

POE and TATE are sweet, loving and playful kitties…full of life and full of energy! They love to groom each other and then settle down for a cuddly nap. They are truly remarkable and resilient kitties. They are bonded and need to be adopted together.

POE is a rambunctious boy who loves, loves, loves to play. He has even learned to play fetch with his foster mom. His favorite toys are ones he can "kill and carry" in his mouth. Poe is a tad bit more cautious than his sister, Tate, when exploring new things and can be a bit too rough when playing with her because he's bigger. He would do best in a home with a friendly, playful adult male cat in his forever home to burn off some of his energy. When Poe is done playing, he is a lovebug who wants to lounge in your lap, kiss your neck and snuggle on your shoulder. You can hear his contented purr across the room. Poe's sweet gaze looks at you adoringly while he follows you around the house. Poe and Tate share their own language and call to one another across the house.

TATE is a fearless and feisty, loving little lady. She likes to check up on you and wants to be by.your side. She loves to play with toys and chase and wrestle with her brother…as long as he doesn't get too rough. Tate isn't shy about initiating play with her brother, but wishes Poe wouldn't sit on top of her so long! Her favorite toys are crinkly balls, spring coils and bouncy toys, especially with bells. She loves a high vantage point in the sun. While Tate has only limited vision in her remaining eye, you would never know that. She is able to navigate her territory very well by using the vision she has, by listening to sounds (such as her brother calling her), using her whiskers and remembering the layout of her foster home. Nothing short of a miracle. A little notice when you move the furniture would be appreciated though!

Poe and Tate need a kitten-proofed home with plenty of room to roam and play chase without clutter Tate could run into. Loose cords interfere with the fun. Both kittens can jump remarkably high and love climbing their cat tree and using their vertical scratchers. While both kittens can go up and down stairs, a home without stairs would be ideal for Tate. Any open banister around stairs would need to be blocked off. (Home Depot has a great temporary fix for open banisters – a child safety clear plastic roll that temporarily attaches to a wall and wraps around the banister). An older child in their home would be fine but no young children or babies. A home with a friendly male cat for Poe to play with would be wonderful.

These kittens are lucky to be alive. They came into our care from a local shelter that didn't have the resources to properly care for them. With severe upper respiratory infections and ulcers in their eyes, they would not have survived without the intensive care we were able to give them along with many months of care. These sweet kittens are now ready for a special home of their own.

PLEASE NOTE: We ONLY adopt to residents of the Washington metropolitan area, which includes Washington, D.C. and parts of Northern Virginia and Maryland.

Please see our adoption guidelines at  https://spcanova.org/about-us/adoption-policies/.

Home Environment:

Moderately Active

OK with dogs:

No

OK with kids:

No

Needs a foster:

Yes

Special needs information:

Each kitten has one eye. Tate has more limited vision than Poe.