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Archie is an 8-year-old, 15-pound, long-haired, tuxedo-colored Maine Coon male who is looking for a new home due to the death of his elderly soulmate. He came to PAWS of Bainbridge and N. Kitsap after languishing for over three months at a local shelter. The PAWS people have had him since mid-February, and it’s a mystery to everyone why he hasn’t been adopted. Well, not really. This time of year, people are looking for kittens. Why would anyone want to get a cat who has already figured out who he is and what he wants out of life when they can get a frenetic ball of complete energy who is bent on destroying their house one vase or curtain at a time?
But if you’re willing to fast forward out of the kitten phase, Archie is everything you’d want in a kitty. He’s handsome, affectionate, mellow, sweet, and gets along famously with other felines. He was quite the celebrity during his time at the Miller Road PAWS Adoption Center. He liked to sprawl out on the bench and make himself at home, getting along great with any and all who came to visit. He also enjoyed time in the window, watching the construction, traffic, and occasional geocacher. Archie learned the sound of the treat bag shaking quickly and was right there for his share every day. As long as there is a litterbox and a food dish in the room, Archie is a happy boy.
Archie was an indoor-only cat in his previous home. When he first arrived at PAWS, he was in need of a dematting and some dental work. Those were done the day PAWS took him from the shelter, and he is looking and feeling great now. Luckily Archie likes to be brushed, making it easy to care for his coat and prevent matts from forming again.
Archie spent a week at Petco too, where he received many compliments about his handsomeness and sweet nature. This mellow guy was a constant companion to his deceased human companion. PAWS has no history about whether Archie has been around dogs, but he might adjust to a cat-savvy mellow dog if given the proper introduction. Currently Archie is at the Cattery, but he can be easily brought to the Adoption Center for an introduction. Are you the person who will take him home and return the affection and dedication this charming guy is ready to give?
To meet Archie and/or other felines available for adoption, contact PAWS.
Photos courtesy of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap County.