If you are interested in adopting a cat from Suzie’s Cat Refuge, please submit an Adoption Application. Feel free to peruse a copy of our Adoption Contract, so that you can see what our requirements are.
Applications may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to:
Suzie’s Cat Refuge
c/o Rachel Pouliot
P.O. Box 21586
Minneapolis, MN 55421
*note* If you are submitting the application by snail mail, please either call, or notify us by e-mail first, so we know to watch for it. Adoption contracts may only be completed after your application is approved, and must be signed in person with an authorized representative of Suzie’s Cat Refuge.
Adoption Fee: $75
Maxy came to us on 1/16/19. He was in danger of being euthanized in a local shelter, because he was very scared, and not getting along well in the shelter environment. Originally, he came from a home where there were too many animals. While there, he was exposed to another cat that tested positive for FLV, but Maxy has been tested and retested, and he is negative. Within one week at Suzie’s Cat Refuge, he blossomed into a sweet, lovable boy! He loves other cats, but he’s shy around people he doesn’t know. He was, at one point, suffering from digestive issues as well as skin inflammations, which we believe were due to a combination of food sensitivities, and overgrooming behavior, which he might have simply been doing out of boredom. We have him on a good quality wet food, which has resolved his digestive issues, and his over-grooming problem ceased, once we paired him up with another cat, who, like Maxy, is a friendly, active, and playful cat. We believe Maxy would do best in a home with at least one other friendly and playful young cat, and no small children. He was approximately 1-2 years old at the time we brought him in. He is neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
Status: Adoption pending!!!
Lilly came to us on 3/10/19. She was originally found as a stray. The people who found her had planned to keep her, but it turned out that Lilly wasn’t a good fit for their home. She was very scared, and it was a busy household with small children. They surrendered her to a local shelter, where she was also very scared and shut down. Since arriving at her comfy foster home, she had made excellent strides. She still hides from strangers, but she’s been very sweet and affectionate with her foster mom. She would do best in a quiet household with one or two adult, and children that are older. Lilly was approximately 4 months old at the time we took her in. She is spayed, up to date on shots, visibly healthy, and tested FIV/FLV negative while at the shelter. She’s a polydactyl girl with a ton of extra toes!
Adoption Fee: $50
Status Update: Adoption pending!!!
Nelson was saved from being euthanized in a shelter and brought to Suzie’s Cat Refuge on 5/27/18. His background story is a sad one! He was brought to the shelter as a kitten, as part of an unwanted litter, and then adopted and returned twice. The first time, because a person in his home was allergic to him, and the second time (many years later) was because his owner moved and couldn’t take him with. He is 12 years old, but other than being a little overweight, and having to undergo some extensive dental work, he is overall, healthy, and very likely has some good, long years ahead of him yet. He is mellow, easy going, and very cuddly and affectionate. He has previously been around dogs, cats, and children, and did fine around them. Nelson recently underwent surgery for a grade 4 patellar luxation, which essentially means that his knee was out of the joint. He has recovered very nicely, but will require ongoing joint supplements, and regular (at least annual) checkups to ensure there are no complications.
Adoption Fee: $125
Erin came to us on 1/9/19 from a local shelter, where she was in danger of being euthanized because she wasn’t getting along well in the stressful shelter environment. She was originally found abandoned in an apartment with several other cats. She was approximately 8 months old at the time we brought her in. She is spayed, up to date on shots, and tested FLV/FIV negative at the shelter. In her foster home, she has been sweet and affectionate, but mildly skittish, and hesitant with people she doesn’t know. She is also incredibly playful and energetic, and she has lots of fun playing with the other cats in her foster home. A quiet home with one or two adults, and children over the age of 10 would be ideal for her. She has no known history with dogs, but we suspect she would do fine, as long as they are introduced properly.
Adoption Fee: $100
Jack was found as a stray, and brought to Suzie’s Cat Refuge on 10/28/18, unfixed, underweight and very hungry, but lots of love in his heart. He was scanned for a chip, but none was found, and every effort was made to find an owner. He has shown to be a very sweet cuddly boy, although hesitant around strangers. He loves other cats, although cats that value their personal space might find him a bit much. He would be best suited for households with other young cats that don’t mind a lot of rough play. His FIV/FLV combo test was negative, and he has already been dewormed, and neutered. Upon evaluation, it was noted that he has severe gingivitis that will likely lead to stomatitis, a painful inflammation of the gums that will most likely result in the loss of all his teeth. Eventually, he will probably require a full-mouth dental extraction. He recently underwent surgery to have four of his teeth removed. Once all of Maxy’s teeth are gone, the inflammation should clear, and he may simply need to be on a wet-food-only diet. Jack was approximately 1-2 years old at the time we took him in.
Adoption fee: $100
Status Update: Adoption pending!!!
Morgan came to Suzie’s Cat Refuge on 11/30/18. She was pulled from a shelter where she was nearly euthanized, because she wasn’t thriving in the stressful shelter environment. She was originally surrendered to the shelter in 2017, because the owner had too many animals. She was then adopted, but later returned, because she never adapted to the other animals in the home. Luckily, we managed to find a no-pet foster home for her! She has been very snuggly and sweet with her foster mom, but still very somewhat shy when strangers are present. She would do best in a quiet home with one or two adults, no children, and no other pets. She will require some adjustment time in her new home, but will likely come out of her shell and be an absolute love, with just a little bit of patience. Morgan is about 2 years old, up to date on shots, spayed, and FLV/FIV negative. While at the shelter, she had a small benign tumor removed from her eyelid. The vet believes that even if the tumor regrows at a later time, that no medical intervention will be needed. We have not seen any sign of regrowth in the time that she has been with us.
Adoption Fee: $100
Ladybird came to Suzie’s Cat Refuge on 12/12/18. We pulled her from a local shelter where she would have been euthanized, because she was stressed and not getting along in the shelter environment. She was surrendered to the shelter because she had been living in home where there were too many animals. Ladybird is approximately 10 months old. She spayed, up-to-date on shots, and FLV/FIV negative, but she’s currently a little underweight, and recently recovered from an upper respiratory infection, which most likely resulted from shelter stress. Since she has been in her foster home, we have found her to be sweet, playful, and full of sass. She loves to be petted on her head and back, and she has a very loud purr! She can be mildly nippy at times, but they are mostly just love nibbles, and she’s never bitten hard enough to break the skin. She sometimes tolerates being picked up, but it’s not her favorite thing. She loves to chase string and mouse toys, and she enjoys interacting with the other cats in her foster home. Her history around children and dogs is unknown, but we suspect that older kids are probably okay, and dogs may be as well, with proper, slow introductions.