- August 20, 2014

These Beautiful Austin Cats Could Be Your New Best Friends


It’s no secret that there are a lot more ways to get a new cat than a dog. Just wander the parking lot of any apartment complex, for example. However, if you’re looking to add a feline friend to your family, consider finding one at a shelter like Austin Pets Alive. Not only will you be getting a cat that has gotten all its shots and has (possibly) been fixed, but you’ll be helping make room for another cat who needs help as well.

With that being said, here are three cats that would love to go home with you.


Kittens are cute. There’s no getting around it. So, while an older cat not only makes a better long-term pet, there are still kittens to choose from at APA. To that end, we’d like to show you 5-month old Raisin. She’s a black and orange domestic shorthair who loves to explore and loves to cuddle.

Raisin loves to play with other cats and is also good with young children. She hasn’t spent any time with dogs, but that’s not to say she wouldn’t get along with them, either. She’s already been fixed and litter trained, as well as microchiped in case she sneaks away somehow.

Contact APA today and see if Raisin is right forĀ your home.


Pumpkin Queen

On the other side of the age spectrum is Pumpkin Queen, a 7-year old orange sweetheart. Pumpkin grew up in a house full of cats, which means that she’s both used to other felines and also craves attention. She would rather hang out and chill than run around and cause trouble, making her perfect for any family.

Pumpkin has been tested for all feline diseases and has a microchip implanted, just in case. She’s currently on location at the APA, so she is especially in need of a new home.

We might also point out that it’s fairly rare for a orange cat to be female. In case that matters to you.



Our little friend here, Ashley, is friendly and easy going but also needs a little bit of extra care. This 2-year old beauty, unfortunately, has a condition called Stomatitis. Because it give her an allergy to the plaque on her teeth (and because cats can’t use a toothbrush_, Ashley has had her teeth removed. Luckily, her needs are more dietary than anything else, which should make caring for her no more difficult than any other cat.

Like Pumpkin Queen, Ashley is no stranger to other cats and gets along well with that. Dogs and children, however, make her nervous, so a home without either is ideal. She doesn’t like being picked up, but will rub against your legs all day long if you let her. She loves to climb up high and survey her kingdom, so buying a tall cat tree will keep her off your shelves and tables.

She’s only a year old, so she has plenty of time to learn new habits and create a strong bond with whoever takes her home. Pay her a visit at APA today!

Be sure to visit these cats and more at APA or at responsible pet supply stores all over Austin.


Photos courtesy of Austin Pets Alive!

Featured photo: Flickr user Moyan Brenn, creative commons licensed.