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Hippo Domestic Short Hair Mix Bellingham, WA

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large
  • Black & White / Tuxedo


Gentle, Curious, Affectionate
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs.
Prefers a home without

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Meet Hippo

Hi, my name is Hippo! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home:

-Personality: A shy cuddle monster!
-Can Live with Cats: Possibly if other cat is not a bully. Lived with kitties previously.
-Can Live with Dogs: No, he did not appreciate dogs in his previous home.
-Can Live with Kids: Kids 12+
-Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes due to being so timid
-History of Litter Box Issues: Yes in previous home but this was likely due to stress. He must be on a prescription urinary diet due to previous urinary crystals/blockages.
-Energy Level: Medium
-Bite History: No
-Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Vet check
Additional Information:

Foster home: Hippo is a cuddle monster! Once he warms up to you, there is nothing in the world he would trade for a good cuddle. He needs a calm home where he can get the attention and loving he needs. He is very shy at first and it took him at least a few days to slightly be comfortable with us and 1-2 weeks to be fully comfortable in our home. Just be sure he has nice safe space to go (he also likes hidey beds!) if he gets overwhelmed.

If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website ( or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process.
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