Kirkland Adoptable Cats

Here you’ll find the cats who are currently available for adoption at our Kirkland store. Each store has cats for adoption, but Kirkland’s adoption kennels are “as space allows,” meaning that when the boarding program needs those kennels, the adoption cats need to go into foster homes, affording us a chance to see how they react going to a new place, letting them not be here when it’s so busy, and allowing us to earn money for those kennels, all at the same time.

Kirkland has 6 “as available” kennels, and Redmond has 9 permanent kennels, and it’s only a 10 minute drive between the two. So, if you’re looking for a lovely kitty to add to your home, consider visiting with each location! We hope you find a kitty to adopt soon, even if it’s not with us.

Longest Tenure

This is the cat who’s been here the longest. (There can be a tie for this accolade if the cats arrived on the same day.) Typically, if this cat has been here for at least a month, they’ve been passed over at least twice already. These cats still need and could do well in a home, but they just haven’t found their perfect home yet. Usually, the harder to place cats are black, older, or have a major ailment.

Black cats have a hard time because some people are still superstitious or consider solid black to be a “boring color.”

Older cats have a hard time because major pet food has people convinced that 7 years old is a senior, making them worry that anyone 7 or older won’t be with them very long. Cats are now living 15-22 years, and the age of a senior is actually closer to 12-14 years of age. On canned and raw food, cats can be kept healthy and youthful for most of those years.

Cats with major ailments have a harder time getting adopted because of the extra care that typically goes into taking care of them, but a lot of major ailments can be controlled with diet, making the need for pills less and less. When pills are needed, we have a whole bag of tricks for getting kitties to take their medicine, and when all else fails, we can either demonstrate pilling a cat manually and/or see if there’s a different method of receiving that medication for that particular medicine.

Oldest Home Seeker

This is the cat who’s the oldest. (There can be a tie for this accolade if the cats share a birthday, typically by being litter mates, but sometimes just by best-guess-of-age being the same.)

Kirkland and Redmond each have their own holders for these accolades, but most of the time, the true Longest Tenure or true Oldest Home Seeker will be hosted at Redmond because of the way our adoptions program works. When a cat has been on site at Kirkland for over 2 months, they get put on a transfer list for Redmond as soon as a spot opens up. Cats over 12 years are preferentially hosted at Redmond due to the permanent situation of the kennels there.

Kirkland has 6 “as available” kennels, and Redmond has 9 permanent kennels, and it’s only a 10 minute drive between the two. So, if you’re looking for a lovely kitty to add to your home, consider visiting with each location! We hope you find a kitty to adopt soon, even if it’s not with us.

Loki

13 years old, DSH Tabby
​Seeking a home since December 19th
Longest Tenure, Oldest Home Seeker

Learn More about Loki!
Loki was originally surrendered to RASKC back at the end of April because his family was moving into assisted living. He has a history of getting over-stimulated by a lot of handling and noise, so he might do best in a home without young children, but he has lived with kids in the past who just learned how to approach him. When he’s allowed to do his own thing, he will come up to people and get lovings and rest on laps, but when he’s had too much, he can get spicy. He’s very treat- and toy-motivated, and usually, the presentation of freeze-dried chicken is enough to end a grumbly bout. He seems to prefer not to be around other cats, but he’s not specifically aggressive with them.

Loki has been fighting some IBD for the last year, but with moving him onto raw food, he’s nearly 100% asymptomatic. He’s currently in the process of being weaned off the Prednisolone he was on to see if he can do without it on a raw diet, or if he can at least be on a lesser dose, since long term steroid use can damage the liver. He has long since been completely unable to handle eating dry food, and his symptoms dropped off nearly entirely when he was switched to raw food, so his new family should be ready to feed him 100% raw, which is commercially available, and there are budget-friendly, good-quality options.

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