*I'm available to meet at the Monticello Petsmart! Please do not submit an adoption application as it is a same day adoption center!
Hello! I'm Matata! I'm a super sweet girl who loves pets and attention! I'm not a super fan of being held yet. I'm not aggressive I just will wiggle trying to get down. I usually don't go too far though! I'm a really good purr machine! One thing you will notice about me is that my ear is tipped. I was brought in for our TNR program but they realized I was too friendly to go back outside!
I might be a little shy and scared at first with you but I'll come around! I love looking out the window and watching the world outside. I'm almost always found near the window (if not on the bed). I think I will do okay with other cats with slow introductions. I've never met dogs but again I think with slow intros I'll be okay.
We highly encourage adopting kittens in pairs for their emotional and behavioral well-being. It is an amazing experience to watch the lifelong bond that forms and that you get to be a part of. We are not trying to push more kittens out the door. If you are thinking of adopting a single kitten we want to prepare you for behaviors you will almost certainly see and have only the kittens’ best interest at heart, and your satisfaction as an adopter and pet parent. At Ruff Start Rescue part of our mission involves education and we would like to make sure you are making an informed decision and hopefully avoiding any issues that can come up. Here is a link to more information on Tarzan Syndrome (Single Kitten Syndrome) and another on the benefits of adopting kittens in pairs.
An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal.
Please check out our website, www.ruffstartrescue.org for more details and additional pictures on any of our animals!
All Ruff Start dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, up to date on age appropriate vaccines, microchipped, dewormed, and on monthly flea/tick and heartworm prevention (dogs) as well as heartworm tested (dogs).
Ruff Start Rescue is a foster based rescue. Animals are located in homes throughout Minnesota. We do not have a facility where animals are kept.