Penny Domestic Longhair Kitten Female in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Estimated DOB: 05/10/2022

In her book about raising orphaned kittens, Hannah Shaw wrote ‘love isn't about ownership; it's about meeting others exactly where they are’. Penny isn’t a typical house cat - yet. She was saved from the uncertain and dangerous future of a feral cat and is adjusting to life as a house cat. She doesn’t hiss, scratch, or bite, but she is very nervous and spends a good deal of time hiding in a new environment.

When she first came to her foster home, she couldn’t stand being picked up, but now she loves to be held by her foster mom. She didn’t know how to play with toys, and now she loves her little strawberry mouse. She stares at people from the doorway of her room, wanting attention, but is still too scared to leave to get it. If you approach her, she will run away. However, when you sit quietly on the floor with her, she can’t get enough cuddles and pets!

She is using the litter box (feline pine litter) and hasn’t missed a single meal. She gets along great with her two foster sisters and doesn’t mind the dog (as long as he doesn’t have the zoomies). Penny will need a house without kids or with older kids that understand she has special requirements for playtime. She would prefer a home with no dogs, but a home with a quiet, low energy dog would be fine. She will need a quiet place of her own where no one will bother her.

Currently, her quiet places are under the bed and the bathroom closet.

So, Penny isn’t your typical pet, but she’s working hard to get there. This little girl desperately wants to love and be loved, but she needs a patient, kind soul and a quiet environment to help her. Will you meet Penny where she is?

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Please note: Kittens who remain with a littermate or a similarly-aged companion are healthier, happier and better socialized. If you adopt littermates, not only will they keep each other entertained and happier, we'll also give you a reduced adoption fee! Please inquire if interested in adopting a sibling or foster buddy.

All of our adoptable kitties are current on shots, microchipped, altered (if old enough), and litter box trained.

If you have any questions or would like to adopt Penny, please reach out to the adoption group directly. PetSmart Charities does not facilitate the adoption process. Thank you.

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