John Domestic Shorthair Young Male in Gages Lake, Illinois

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John (~DOB 10.1.20 male, black) is a small boy compared to his sister, Chrissy. Chrissy and John are siblings that were found behind a nursing home in Waukegan where they were mostly fed a diet of French fries. They were caught at about 3 months old and took a bit of time to warm up to humans. They were won over with a lot of patience and a lot of turkey and chicken baby food. He took longer to socialize and can therefore be a bit sassy in attitude. He is a bit more outgoing than Chrissy, but gives more attitude. He has learned to like to be petted on his head and back, even all the way down his tail. But pet him for too long or try to get his belly and he will swat you (claws retracted) like “what do you think you’re doing?!” He sometimes grabs at legs as they pass by, but this seems to be more playful kitten energy. Occasionally, his sassiness leads to some light nipping action even. He loves chasing balls around the house and in tracks, and also loves cat dancers. He loves to be up on cat towers as well, looking out a window. John is learning to come when called with fingers rubbed together. He loves other cats and mostly gets along well with others. Other cats (or Chrissy) in the home will aid in his transition. They are both somewhat messy with their water bowls, often spilling and pawing at it until they deem it ready to drink. They are typically neater eaters. Due to their nature and how long it took to socialize them, it is believed to be best that they get adopted together to help the transition process if there are no other cats in the adopter’s home. It is recommended that there already be a cat in the adopter’s home to help these two have a “mentor” to follow. Cat experienced homes and especially experience with pets adopted from rescues is preferred. We do not recommend they go to a home with young children and also do not think either cat will get along with dogs. Special treats such as chicken baby food or lickable cat treat sticks would help win them over.
If you have any questions or would like to adopt John, please reach out to the adoption group directly. PetSmart Charities does not facilitate the adoption process. Thank you.

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