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Taz Domestic Long Hair Mix Minneapolis, MN

  • Senior
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Black & White / Tuxedo


Independent, Playful, Shy
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, declawed, special needs.
Prefers a home without
Other cats, dogs, children, other animals.
Adoption fee

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Meet Taz

Taz is a handsome 11-year-old shy guy looking for his forever home. He is a beautiful black and white long-haired cat with white mittens and a charming thin mustache (think John Waters).

Poor Taz lived his entire life with one owner who had to surrender him due to health issues, so he took a while to feel comfortable in his foster home. His new forever home will need to have patience to let Taz come out of his shell. The key here is spending time around him without necessarily trying to interact with him - sitting in the room with him reading or watching TV. I highly recommend being able to dedicate a space in the house like a spare bedroom or office for him to be able to get used to your household, because being in new spaces does make him anxious.

Taz spends a lot of the day napping in his favorite spots. He likes to hang out in the same room with me while I watch TV. He loves to play and sometimes will meow to ask for you to play with him. His favorite is a long wand toy. He likes to bat toys around on the ground on his own too. He will play as often and long as you want and he is very entertaining to watch as he jumps and runs around. He is particular about where he wants to receive pets - he mostly likes on his head and upper back. His sides and belly are a no-go area, and he may never be much of a lap cat. Taz sometimes seems overstimulated by petting so it's important to pay attention to his body language - he might swat at you if you push his limits, but with time you can figure out when he's had enough. When he's enjoying the pets, he is a purring machine.

Taz gets fed twice a day and gets an afternoon snack. At night when everyone has gone to bed, he will hang out on the cat tree.

Taz lives with two adults (one works from home) and one resident cat in a house. Taz and the resident cat tolerate each other but do not especially enjoy each other's company. Taz does not display good cat social etiquette so he is likely to stress out other cats.

Taz will need a family who is able to be patient with getting to know him. I would suggest a quieter home with not a lot of activity.

Taz is on a prescription diet for his blood sugar and takes fluoxetine for anxiety (comes in a powder form to sprinkle on his food). He has also gotten gabapentin to help with vet visit anxiety. He is declawed in the front. He uses the litter box perfectly.

Taz will require an extended period of time to feel comfortable in a new home - during this time he will likely hide a lot from his new family and not be comfortable with receiving a lot of affection. During this time in his foster home, he would at times meow very loudly so a separate area where this won't be disruptive would be ideal.

There is no guarantee of age and breed as a rescue animal's history is unknown. All ages and breeds are best estimate.

Adoption fees include a mandatory sales tax of 7.525%.

All cats have received comprehensive veterinary care and tested negative for feline leukemia and FIV unless otherwise stated. Cats are up-to-date on age-appropriate vaccinations and have been spayed/neutered, treated for fleas and/or ear mites, de-wormed, and microchipped. Please note there may be additional follow up visits and boosters that are not covered by Pet Haven after adoption.

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