• Gender:Female
  • Age:4 years
  • Living with children:I can not live with children
  • Breeds:Short-Hair
  • Indoor/Outdoor:Outdoor
  • Living with dogs:No, I cannot live with dogs
  • Living with cats:No I cannot live with other cats
  • Cannot be rehomed to:S17 & S5

You may remember Dory, she was in our shelter for rehoming after her elderly owner was not able to care for Dory and she spent almost a year living in the garden.

Dory did find a new home, but unfortunately it didn’t work out. So we are now on the hunt for a forever home for Dory.

Dory is a special little cat. She is clever, but likes you to think otherwise! She is affectionate and enjoys her humans to be around, not always for fuss, just for company. She loves the outdoors and enjoys hunting, so would suit a rural area! She loves her food too!

Dory is a friendly, but easily overstimulated cat. She gets very excited around food and fuss, BUT when she gets TOO excited, she can give you a whack. When Dory is getting too excited, she does exhibit the body language and behaviours of an easily overstimulated cat, so when you know what to look for, you can read and understand her better, preventing her from getting to theat heightened state in the first place! (Ask a member of staff for more details)

Dory ideally needs a home with understanding cat owners, who won’t put any pressure on her to be anything other than herself, and free access in and out of the house (after a settling in period).

Our tips on how to ensure a cat like Dory is happy includes:

  • Using the 3 second rule when interacting or fussing (and not getting tempted to carry on if she looks like she is enjoying it, it only takes a few seconds for a cat to become overstimulated);
  • Ensuring she has plenty to do during the day and overnight (ie. puzzle feeders, play with fishing rod toys, and self play toys like pingpong balls and pompom balls);
  • Free access to outdoors so that she can come and go as she pleases
  • Not too many visitors, and if there are visitors, have them exercise the 3 second rule so that they aren’t tempted to interact with Dory when she doesn’t want it
  • No kids/cats/dogs in the home

This may all seem like a lot, but really it is just about reading and listening to Dory and her body language.

If you have the understanding and ideal home for Dory, please get in touch, this lovely lady deserves a loving family.