Gender: Female

Birth date: 08/2011

Needs feline companion: No

Description:

TIGER is a sweet cat who loves everyone once she gets settled into a loving home. She may initially hide from guests in your home, but warms up quickly when people talk softly and give her a little space. 

Tiger enjoys rubbing up against you to greet you. She also LOVES being brushed. She comes toward you when being brushed to guide you with her movements – that's how much she loves it! Tiger also approaches you when beckoned, and her tail points straight up when approaching you. 

Tiger likes to knead and settle inside furry and soft blankets. She prefers to keep a zone of personal space surrounding her body. Once Tiger warms up to you, she likes to lounge nearby in the same room. To get your attention, she sometimes meows for food, to be brushed, or to play. 

Tiger likes having a daily routine of regular feedings, playtime and brushing. For play, she enjoys catching and chasing small paper balls within her reach, snagging pieces of dangling string, and investigating newly-positioned blankets and tunnels. Tiger likes to sit by sunny windows and watch the birds outdoors. Enticing Tiger to try new things is easy if you have a brush waiting for her after a small task to accomplish. 

Tiger needs a quiet home with no dogs or young children. Loud noises and sudden movements can startle her. She is on an over-the-counter wet food only diet to lose a little weight. Tiger came to us weighing close to 15 pounds. She is now down to 12 pounds with about one more pound to be down to her ideal weight. Tiger has been an only cat in our care so we haven't observed her living with other cats. However, before coming into our care, she lived in a cattery with several other cats and she was fine sharing her space with them. So she may do fine with another cat in her forever home who has a similar personality. Tiger is a patient, loving, soft and gentle kitty.

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:

Not Active

OK with dogs:

No

OK with kids:

Yes

Needs a foster:

No

Special needs information:

Currently wet food only diet for weight loss and management.