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Elvis (Special Diet) Domestic Short Hair Warwick, RI

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large
  • Gray & White


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs.
Prefers a home without
Other cats, dogs, children.
Adoption fee

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Meet Elvis (Special Diet)

Sometimes certain cats are overlooked at the shelter through no fault of their own. Still, it doesn't mean they are unlovable or unadoptable. Elvis is one of those cats.

He is 8 years young and has been looking for his forever home for too long. He was found wandering the streets of Providence. He was a pretty muscular Tomcat; you could tell he was holding his own out there! Living on the streets is hard enough; luckily, he was brought to Scruffy for much-needed medical attention. He required surgery to assist with a urinary blockage. Because of that, he will be on a prescription urinary diet. On top of that, he had a few teeth that were rotten and had a dental procedure to take care of them.

Elvis loves to rub all over you and invades your privacy if you are in his vicinity - personal space? You shall have none of that! Oh, Elvis! Typical Tomcat, he can only handle minimal attention before he gets overstimulated. He is VERY food motivated. Elvis would do best as the only pet in the home and with no young kids.

Elvis is a favorite of volunteers. While most days at Scruffy are filled with poop scooping, feedings, intakes, and playtime, there are more challenging days than the volunteers admit. One picture of Elvis shows him during a particularly hard day for our Cheryl. She had to say goodbye to a Scruffy resident, Dewey. Every cat that comes into Scruffy is loved and treated with respect. Volunteers stay by their side when those unfortunate moments arise while they cross the Rainbow Bridge. She gave me permission to post this private moment she shared with Elvis. When Cheryl took a moment to herself in the bathroom to mourn Dewey, Elvis intuitively nudged her and hugged her while she cried.

Elvis is a class act. He has so much love to give, and we hope you have room for this hunka burning love in your heart.

Thank you for being so interested in adopting from Scruffy Paws Animal Rescue! If you see this post, we still accept applications for this cat(s)/kitten(s). Please refrain from emailing us regarding availability.

All adoption fees include spay/neuter surgery, microchip, rabies, and distemper vaccinations, proof of FIV/feline leukemia testing, flea treatment, deworming, and an exam by a licensed veterinarian.

Our shelter hours are by appointment only and are not open to the public. Many of our cats and kittens are located in foster homes. An adoption application MUST be submitted and approved before meeting our cats/kittens. We do this for the safety of our fosters and potential adopters.

Our adoption process includes the following:

1. Adoption Application
To be considered for this cat(s) or kitten(s), you MUST complete an adoption application:
- Through our website (preferred) at
- Email a copy to
- Drop off a hard copy to either of our partner PetSmart locations (Johnston or North Smithfield)
- Mail a hard copy to Scruffy Paws Animal Rescue at 2944 Post Rd. Warwick, RI 02886

2. Veterinary Reference
Please call your vet ahead of time to give permission to release records to our adoption team. Out-of-state adoptions typically require an exceptional veterinary reference and are at the discretion of our adoption team.

3. Proof of Home Ownership OR Landlord Approval
If renting, the landlord's contact information must be provided so our adoption team can seek approval.

4. Home Visit
Please make sure you are located in our vicinity. We are based out of Warwick, RI. Due to COVID-19, we are currently doing virtual home visits until further notice.

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Elvis (Special Diet)

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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Adult
  • Male