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Rescue Me ID: 18-02-12-00406Oscar (male)

American Shorthair Mix    Age: Senior

Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Hello, everyone! My name is Oscar and I would like to introduce myself. I am a very handsome all-gray, neutered cat, with gold eyes, and I weigh about 12 pounds. I just arrived at the Safe Place for Pets Welcome Center. Even though it is comfortable, and the room service and housekeeping staff (aka cattery volunteer team) is great, my being here means that I need a new furever home. I sadly lost my dad last fall, and his daughter and son-in-law were not able to keep me because of the daughter's cat allergy. All of us were very disappointed, but they did the next best thing to help me find that new special someone by bringing me here. When ... (Read More)my dad and I were still together, I enjoyed being outside during the day and visiting with the neighbors. I always came inside at night and really loved just being close to my dad and sitting in his lap as much as possible. I am a very playful guy, even for a 13-year-old, and really get excited about chasing strings, shoelaces, and cords'|look out if you have drawstring cords on a sweatshirt hood! At the end of the day, I liked to sleep curled up on the bed close to my dad. Since my dad has passed away, I have adjusted quite well to being indoor-only. If there is a window to sit in to watch the world, I'm good. Since I tend to be shy and wary in new situations, I am taking my time settling in at the Welcome Center. So far, I am doing OK with the other cats living there, and I have not had to use my claws or growl vigorously at them, but I have uttered a low rumble to let them know that I am not so sure about them just yet. The cattery volunteers are very nice, and I am looking forward to getting to know them and enjoying their attention. An even better option is to meet you to see if we might be a good fit for each other. You can visit me by calling Safe Place for Pets at 719-359-0201 or submitting a pet inquiry at I hope to see you soon! (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $100 Animal Location:

Safe Place for Pets
El Paso County Colorado Springs, CO 80937 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 18-01-31-00133Harley and Oliver (male)

American Shorthair Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Two brothers! Harley and Oliver are mixed Bangal/Tabby cats. They are 4 years old, neutered and declawed. My wife and I have had them since they were 4 weeks old. Harley is very submissive, sweet, talkative cat. Oliver was a little abused by my wives roommate when he was young so he is a little shy, but very sweet when he warms up. It is very hard for us to rehome our cats, but our 17 month old is slightly allergic and also has asthma. These are indoor cats. We tried to adopt a dog one time but the cats were not too thrilled about it. An older or relaxed dog may work out. Email me if you have any questions. Will work on uploading pictures. ... (Read More)Cats have never been apart so they must go together. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: 50$ Animal Location:

Jefferson County Littleton, CO 80128 MAP IT!

Alex Albertson

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Rescue Me ID: 17-10-16-00168Goofy (female)

American Shorthair Mix    Age: Senior

Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    ** Ask About My Special Adoption Donation ** Hello again, Goofy (or sometimes Goofy Girl) here. It hasn't been too long since I first introduced myself after coming to Safe Place for Pets, and I'd like to tell everyone how much has changed since then! The biggest thing is that I'm not hiding anymore. I've moved from one of the upper story kennels down to one one the ground floor so that I can easily come and go as I wish. That is really great, because whenever one of the Safe Place volunteers comes into the room I come out to get some attention and petting. They say that I have blossomed into a sweet, friendly kitty. I was so frightened ... (Read More)when I first came to the Welcome Center that no one realized what a gem I am. They do now! I also like being able to come and go easily because sometimes I get a little overwhelmed by the the other cats and with my kennel on the ground floor it's a snap for me to scuttle back in and take a nap or have a snack. Finally, now that I'm not scared anymore , I can hop up to the top of the kennels whenever I want. It's about 7 feet off the ground and there are several kitty condos up there where I can snuggle up and watch everything that is going on around me. I never would have believed it when I first got here, but the Welcome Center is a pretty neat place to be, especially considering all the loving that I get. It sure beats being alone in my prior mom's house after they took her away! But I'd still rather be in a forever home where I can have that special someone - or a whole family - who I could love and would love me back. Won't you come by the Welcome Center and meet this Goofy Girl? I'm sure you won't regret it. All you have to do is email Safe Place for Pets at or call 359-0201 to make an appointment. I'd love to see you - and have you see me! Original Bio: Hello there. My name is Goofy, and I'm a 13-year-old female spayed Domestic Shorthair with claws. I'm a pretty little thing with my gray tabby markings separated by large patches of white with a white face and pink nose. I'm a quiet lady and love nothing more than to sit on my mom's lap or sleep next to her in bed. I'm quieter than ever right now because my whole life has been turned upside down and I'm scared and confused by it all. I knew that my prior mom was sick, but then she got really sick and couldn't get up. It was terrible, and before I knew what was happening, men with big boots and coats broke into my house and took Mom away! And then I was alone in the house for weeks. My mom's daughter, who loves me very much, came by to make sure that I had food and water, but I really didn't feel like eating or drinking. I was just too scared and stressed. They tell me that I'm underweight now, and let me tell you, stress and loneliness are no way for a lady to lose weight! Even now that I'm here at the Safe Place for Pets Welcome Center, I'm still frightened and hide under my prior mom's pillow. I like to be petted, but am too shy to come out to get it. I need a forever home where I can feel safe and loved again. I'm tired of being sad and scared. I told you that my name is Goofy, but I've had several names over the course of my life. My brother, who died a number of years ago, and I came to mom from a friend of hers who found us in a garage that was about to be torn down. She wanted good old-fashioned farm names for us, so she named us Harold and Agatha. Well, Harold eventually became Punk. I became Goose because when I was a kitten I used to like to pounce on my prior mom's daughter's feet, and she called my Silly Goose or Goosey Girl. I was Goose until my Mom went away and the lady from Safe Place for Pets made an appointment for me to go to the vet to get my shots (ycch!) and be checked out. When she made the appointment, the lady at the vet's office misunderstood what she said and wrote my name down as Goof. As it turns out, that was for the best, because there used to be another cat at the Welcome Center named Goose. She was there for a long time before she died of kidney disease, and everyone loved her very, very much. It would have been very hard for them to have a different cat with the same name. So, since Goof sounds a lot like Goose, it seemed like a great idea to call me that, or better yet, Goofy or Goofy Girl. I really don't care what you call me as long as you love me! Won't you please come to the Welcome Center to meet me? You can email Safe Place at or call (719) 359-0201 to make an appointment to come meet me. I hope you do because I really, really need someone all my own who will cherish me. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Safe Place for Pets
El Paso County Colorado Springs, CO 80937 MAP IT!


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PIease Read Before Adopting an American Shorthair in Colorado
    American Shorthair Cats can make good pets in Colorado if they match your IifestyIe. The American Shorthair is a vigorous, medium to large sized cat. American Shorthairs are gentle and companionable. This breed is patient with children and dogs. American Shorthairs are mellow and quiet. This breed is typically fairly long lived and healthy.

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lnteresting American Shorthair Trivia Low-Cost Colorado Spay & Neuter Clinics
    American Shorthairs are descended from British Shorthairs. The ancestors of American Shorthairs were carried on ships sailing from England to America for the purpose of killing mice. American Shorthairs come in dozens of different color combinations. Male American Shorthairs are usually 50-75% larger than females.

Related pages:

American Shorthair Rescue

Colorado Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)

Arapahoe County - Byers, Colorado 80103
Every Creature Counts 720-422-5582

Denver County - Denver 80204
MaxFund Animal Adoption Center 303-595-3561

Denver County - Denver, CO 80204
MaxFund Animal Adoption Clinic 303-595-0532

Denver County - Denver 80223
Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital 303-722-5800

Boulder County - Boulder, Colorado 80301
Humane Society of Boulder Valley 303-442-4030

Boulder County - Boulder, CO 80302
Humane Society of Boulder Valley 303-443-8102

Larimer County - Fort Collins 80525
Larimer Humane Society 970-226-3647

El Paso County - Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Hamlett Spay & Neuter Clinic 719-475-1800

El Paso County - Colorado Springs 80962
Dreampower Animal Rescue Foundation 719-390-7838

Archuleta County - Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Humane Society of Pagosa Springs 970-731-4771

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