Hello, I am Saguaro. I am large, in charge & looking for a forever home! I was living on the streets but after being lured with food I am now in search of a home and someone who can help me learn to be part of a family after being alone. It won't take much, just a bit of patience, understanding, and love while I get to know you. I hope I can find someone who will take the care with me that I need to let out the charming and smoochy man inside.
For the first few days in my foster home I maintained a safe distance from people and hissed a bit if they got too close, but after almost two weeks I grew trusting enough to come out of my comfort zone. It was new and confusing, but I figured out that cuddles are amazing! I was so enthusiastic the first time, I was tripping over myself to get pats and kept meowing and meowing for more. Neck scritches are the best, and I will gently groom hands to show my love. If I need some attention I will dramatically announce it and come over to see you, purring immediately.
I'm a pretty relaxed cat usually, I like to look out the window and sleep close to people, but I also like to have a play with a toy on string if someone's moving it around.
For now, I haven't been introduced to dogs or kids. I think I'd be happier without bouncy dogs or kids that won't respect my space, because I am still learning to be a housecat. I have met some cats, and though we're still being properly introduced, I'm not fussed by them and don't mind them coming in to see me. I've looked at a dog through a door, and they made me nervous, but I could ignore them.
I must be an indoor cat because of my FIV status as well as to protect my pale nose and ears from skin cancer.
I have eyes as bright and golden as the sun and a personality to match. Come meet me in Girrawheen, or see me in a video call!
Saguaro has tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). FIV is a retrovirus that can compromise the immune system, spread by fighting and deep penetrating wounds. Once diagnosed with FIV, he was thoroughly examined by the Cat Haven Vet Clinic and found to be otherwise healthy. He should lead a normal life despite this diagnosis, but there are a few special considerations that need to be made in regards to his health and well-being long term. These include being an inside only cat; slow and careful introduction to other cats; and annual vaccinations and health checks.
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The foster carer will then be in touch to discuss this further and arrange a meeting. If after leaving your details you have not heard from anyone after 48 hours, please let us know. Once you’ve decided to give a foster cat or kitten a furrever home you’ll need to come to Cat Haven in person to complete the adoption paperwork before taking them home. We can’t wait to hear from you!