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Garfield FIV+ Domestic Short Hair Warwick, RI

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Orange / Red, Tabby (Buff / Tan / Fawn)


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs.
Good in a home with
Other cats.
Adoption fee

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Meet Garfield FIV+

Hello friends! Who doesn't love a big orange kitty?! Please, put your paws together for the amazing, the adorable...Garfield! This beautiful boy is 4 years and 10 months young and has lots of love to give. Garfield was a neighborhood wanderer, semi-feral, living outside for years until his foster mom could trap him and take him to Scruffy for safety. Naturally, he was scared and nervous, but in time he realized getting pets, and attention was better than eating garbage and sleeping in the dirt.

It has been a slow process for Garfield; trust is not earned overnight, so we ask that Garfield's new family be patient and understanding and give him the time he needs to feel safe in his new home. He does not like when someone towers over him; it may make him nervous. He can be held, but while you are sitting down, he feels unsafe when you are standing up. He likes to hide, so keeping him in a separate room without many hiding spots would be best when getting him acclimated to your home. Garfield is currently residing with his foster mom, and with help from his foster cat sisters - he is working on his catfidence skills. Having a friendly female cat in the home has been immensely helpful for Garfield.

And what does Garfield love? How can you begin creating a bond with this boy? With food, of course! Garfield is a foodie, and when it's time to eat, he will be pretty vocal and give you that extra big purr! Food will motivate him to befriend you, and he accepts pets when eating. Please keep in mind that Garfield is just over 10 lbs...we ask that his food be measured to ensure he does not become overweight. Chunky orange cats are cute...but it's not the healthiest.

Garfield is a wonderful work in progress! He enjoys playing with his foster cat sisters and lounging on a comfy chair or sofa, and if you have a window with a view - he will happily bird or bug watch for hours! Once you are accepted into his circle of trust, he will allow you to hold him like a baby...sitting down, of course. Garfield will do best in a quiet home without young children. He might be OK with a calm, respectful dog; another friendly cat in the home is ideal.

Garfield is FIV+, and we'd like to include some info regarding FIV+ felines and what that will mean for him. FIV is a manageable condition, and cats with FIV can still live happy, full lives!

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
The landlord's contact information must be provided if renting 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.

**Please note: Our volunteers try their hardest to contact every applicant in a timely manner but are often overwhelmed with a high volume of applications. Please allow up to two weeks for a response. We ask you to please be considerate and refrain from sending multiple follow-up emails or submitting duplicate applications.

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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Adult
  • Male