grey and white medium haired cat

Harpo is a handsome young boy who is looking for just the right home. He came to us from a home with an excessive number of cats so we have limited information about him but we suspect that he’s about a year old. He really loves to be around other cats so is looking for a home with other felines that will want to be his friend. Harpo wasn’t properly socialized as a youngster so he’s a bit on the shy side and uncomfortable with loud sounds and fast movements. However, if you’re sitting quietly he will come over to you and turn into the biggest mush! He rolls around on his back, loves to give head boops, and drools up a storm when he’s happy. He loves to have his head scratched but he’s not a fan of his lower back or tail being pet. He’s getting a bit better about it but it’s taking some time for him to learn that it’s OK. Despite being young, Harpo is not overly playful. He will do well in a quiet, adult home where he can get attention on his terms. He does still get a bit overwhelmed if he’s getting too much attention so needs an experienced home with someone who can read his body language and determine if it’s time to give Harpo a bit of a break. As mentioned above, he would like a home with cats but he is not comfortable with children or with dogs. He’s looking for an indoor-only home. Since Harpo has longhair, he will need an owner who is willing to brush him regularly and who may have to take him to a groomer on occasion if he starts to get mats as he’s not yet comfortable having his belly brushed.

Please note that he is in foster care in Mill Bay/Cobble Hill area so interested parties must be willing to travel there to meet him. Visit www.victoriapets.ca for adoption information and our application. Please note that due to increasing numbers of COVID-19 in our province, in an effort to minimize risk to our foster homes and discourage non-essential travel, we will only be considering adoptions on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands at this time.