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Sam Domestic Short Hair & Russian Blue Mix Smithfield, NC

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Gray / Blue / Silver


Independent, Smart, Quiet
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.

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Meet Sam

This is Sam's foster mom. This is our second go-round with Sam as a foster. We fostered him and his sister when they were tiny kittens, and now we have them back again. While his sister needs a quiet home, Sam needs a very special home. I will let him tell you about himself. He is very particular and doesn't think I'll get it right.

I'm Sam. Admire me from afar. I am a very handsome boy, and you will want to pick me up. Will I let you? Nobody knows. I might bite you. I might swipe at you. I might hiss. Or I might let you pick me up.
You will want to pet me. Will I let you? Nobody knows. I might bite you or swipe at you or scream at you. Or I might let you. I like to keep you guessing. Living with me is like living with a Magic 8 Ball whose only answer is "Cannot Predict Now." I love attention. Until I don't. I love pats. Until I don't. I love to sit in your lap and let you stroke me. Until I tire of it. And I won't let you know. Until I do.

Things I love: treats and wet food, jumping onto counters and tables, napping on the couch, chasing toys. Things I hate: loud noises and loud people, being approached from the front, other cats. My foster dad. My foster mom says he's nice, but I don't trust him. I swipe and bite at him way more than I do at my foster mom. Things my foster mom wants you to know: I try to be a good boy, and I am getting better at being good, but I am easily overstimulated and have a very short fuse. I also have very few "tells." My tail twitches almost all the time, and I often have "big eyes," but even with that, sometimes I like the attention and other times I will swipe and bite. I can look totally relaxed and happy and be purring and purring and then BOOM, time to bite!

My foster mom also says I am very very smart. I have learned that she doesn't like it when I am on counters and tables and will jump down when she says to. Mostly to avoid getting a spritz of water. But still, I try to follow the rules. If I settle down on your lap and you want to move, too bad. You can move when I tire of sitting on you, or risk my wrath and teeth and claws. If I settle down on your jacket, you better find another jacket to wear, because yours is now mine. Because you left it on the couch, so too bad.

I am looking for my forever home, for real this time. I know I'm not the easiest, but I am very photogenic, so at least you will be able to take good pictures of me. And maybe down the road I will settle down enough to cuddle without biting and scratching. For now, though, I need a quiet home with an experienced cat owner who doesn't have any other cats. I need someone who is looking for an independent roommate instead of a lap cat, a person who will let me set the pace of our relationship. Someone who is quiet and respectful of my space and my pointy parts. Someone who loves me for myself who can see my potential and have the patience to work with me to reach my potential.

Right now, my foster mom has to put all the other cats in jail so I can have some "house time." I so want a house where I am free to roam and explore without having to worry about all the pesky other cats who live here. I can't come to PetSmart. I mean, that sort of public display is beneath me, but you can talk to my foster family and come and meet me at their house. If you have what it takes and are willing to take a chance on me for the long haul, I will do my best to be the best cat ever instead of just the most handsome cat ever. Maybe I'll even be able to hang up my weapons. Take a chance on me. I deserve it, and my foster mom says I deserve it. Plus she would dearly like her bonus room back and not have to be a jailer all the time.

Are you interested in adopting Sam or another JCAPL pet you have seen? You'll need to start by completing an adoption application, available online at our website: There is no obligation to adopt by completing an application, however, we do recommend submitting an application as soon as you find an animal you are interested in. We review applications in the order they are received.

Completed applications can be sent via email to , faxed to 919-300-5524 or delivered in person by visiting us at one of our adoption events on Saturdays at PetSmart in Garner (White Oak Shopping Center).

We will contact you as soon as possible once we receive your application.

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