Gender: Female

Birth date: 07/2022

Needs feline companion: Yes

Description:

Ripple's Personality

Ripple is an adorable polydactyl kitten with big front paws and extra toes. She is very friendly and extremely high energy. She has a huge personality and is endlessly entertaining. She was named after the song Ripple by the Grateful Dead (the song was playing while her foster mom was trying to think of a name for her).

Ripple is very friendly and likes to greet you. She runs to you wanting to be petted or picked up and kissed. Then she's ready to get down and play! Ripple often puffs out her fur and arches her back when she plays with you or with toys. So funny. Ripple is also a snuggler when she is sleepy and needs to be allowed to sleep in her caretaker's bed at night. Ripple also often naps or sleeps next to you or in your lap.

Ripple can entertain herself for hours – playing with her foster family or batting toys around around. She can become a little playfully aggressive if you touch her when she is in play mode. She is not being purposely aggressive, but thinks your hand or arm is a toy. This is a common with kittens who are not provided with proper socialization with other kittens or another cat early in life. She came to us as a single kitten and is use to being a solo kitty.

What Type of Home Ripple Needs

Ripple needs a couple or a family with a cat-savvy older child (10 years or older) would be fine. Her caretakers need to have experience with cats and understand how to redirect playful behavior. We are currently working with Ripple to socialize her with other cats. She really needs a young female adult cat to bond and play with along with reinforcement on how to play appropriately. 

Where Ripple Came From

Ripple was born in her caretaker's home along with three siblings. Unable to find homes for all kittens on their own, the family asked SPCA to find a home for Ripple. She is truly a wonderful, loving and entertaining kitty who needs a nurturing home of her own.

PLEASE NOTE:  we only adopt to residents of the DC metro area, which includes DC, Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties in MD, and Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, and Loudoun Counties in VA.

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

Home Environment:

Highly Active

OK with dogs:

No

OK with kids:

Yes

Needs a foster:

No

Special needs information:

Needs experienced cat caretaker to handle her energy and style of play