Project Description

Adoption Fee: $300

If you would like to apply to adopt please
download the application form.

Adoption Application Form

If you would like to know more or have problems using a Microsoft Word document please email us: cats@victoriandogrescue.org.au

NB: We do not rehome interstate or to applicants under 25.

Breed: Male DSH
DOB: 17/11/2021
Location: Melton West

Please note: Rafael will be rehomed with another cat for company.

Rafael is a very sweet, gentle boy with a loving and calm nature. He is wonderful with other cats, very intelligent and is becoming more affectionate as he opens up and learns to trust. His foster mum says: “he is a truly loveable cat. He often comes for pats when I’m in bed and most nights snuggles next to me. He also likes to groom me”.

Raffy is very friendly with other cats and often sleeps with his foster cat sibling. They regularly groom each other (as well as their foster mum!). He is an intelligent and playful kitten who likes solving treat puzzles, playing with his toys and climbing the cat tree. He’ll happily push the ball around the track then wait for it to come back and do it again, entertaining himself for long periods.  He is starting to participate in interactive play and occasionally likes rough play, but never gets vicious with other cats and never bites or scratches humans.

As Raffy has had a difficult start in life, he can be a bit cautious of strangers and doesn’t love being picked up, but his trust is improving, and he is much less reactive than when he first came into our care. He has made great progress in his foster family, and he now approaches his people for pats and lets them approach him and sits on the couch, which makes us think he just needed some time to relax in a calm environment to show his lovely and playful personality.

A purrfect home for Rafael will be a quieter home with older teenagers and/or adults who have the patience to allow Rafael time to settle in his new environment. He would prefer a home with siblings that he can play with, sleep and groom.

Although it takes Rafael time to trust, once he knows he is safe with you, you will not find a more delightful companion. Rafael doesn’t just want to live with you, he wants to develop a beautiful bond and be an important part of your everyday life.

Rafael is litter trained and can be left alone but would prefer to be with another cat.  Currently he is not tested with dogs or other animals.

Thank you to Kate of Kate Stavrov Photography for the fantastic photos of Rafael.

Microchip Number: 956000007425492
Source Number: RE120211
Medical Notes: Weighs 4.3kg

All our cats are desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed, flea treated as necessary and if over 12 months FIV tested.