Older Souls

These golden-age beauties like to live on the slower side of life, but are not above chasing a mouse or two to liven things up every once in a while. If you are interested in adopting a one of these golden beauties please fill out our Online Adoption Form or attend one of our Adoption Events.

If you are unsure about whether or not to adopt an older cat, please see a testimonial here about adopting an older soul.

Posh, Female, 15 Years Old


Posh appeared one morning in her rescuers yard, asking for food. She was emaciated with ears badly damaged from an infection. She’d clearly been left to fend for herself on the streets for quite some time – and being front declawed did not make this easy for her. Fortunately for Posh, she picked the right yard to creep into. She is now a happy, confident girl living indoors at her foster home and bossing around the kittens who get out of line. She was treated for her ear infection, and the vets believe that she has some ability to still hear. She has some sensitivity on her lower back, likely due to an injury from her time on the streets, but deeply appreciates kisses on the top of her head and scritches under her chin. Not a cat to hang out at the top of bookshelves, Posh prefers to lounge on soft pillows while taking a sunbath, or positioning herself in a cat cubby to watch the room.

Mr. Kitty, Male, 9 Years Old

Mr. Kitty

Mr. Kitty came to Tails High by way of southern VA after his person fell ill with leukemia and was no longer able to care for him. As evident in the pictures this is a long haired orange tabby – fortunately he likes to be brushed, and his fur is silky and soft to the touch. This helps encourage frequent pets and rubs, of which Mr. Kitty is very fond. Especially if he’s curled up in your lap at the time, or snuggled up in your arms, or curled up next to you on the couch or bed. He also loves snacks, and has a strict routine of receiving a good night snack every night. He will happily and helpfully remind you of this should you forget. Mr. Kitty loves to play with wand toys, and his whiskers will twitch in excitement as he chases them about. The orange floof can keep himself entertained if he has to by lounging on windowsills to watch the world outside; and he doesn’t mind sharing his space with other cats. If you are looking for a cat who will greet you when you come home and who will make you the center of his universe, then Mr. Kitty is the cat for you.

*Mr. Kitty came to us declawed.

Abby, Female, 9 Years Old


Lovely Abby with the piercing green eyes was found as a kitten alongside 495 – suffice to say she was a bit skittish when rescued. She’s no longer skittish, and in fact is very fond of locating prime cozy spots to take naps in – favored locations being closets, under beds, or on the couch. Abby is cautious in new situations, but if you are willing to give her time to adjust she will do so – although she does require that you respect that she’s her own cat. For instance, she will not come running when called, preferring to saunter over and request rubs when she’s good and ready. And while willing to tolerate being picked up, she much prefers to hop up into your lap herself. Abby will occasionally inquire as to how your day was or what your plans are with a few squeaks and meows; and she turns into a purr box if you give her belly rubs or chin scritches. Abby is gentle with people, assertive with dogs (she gets along well with dogs, but she likes to inform them that she’s the one in charge), and is generally willing to get along with other cats. And if you are nervous about trimming cat claws, you should know that Abby will calmly lounge in your lap and let you trim her front and hind claws and not bat an eye.

*Abby has allergies to plastic, so she needs to have metal or ceramic food bowls. And speaking of food – she is very fond of it.

Cleo, Female, 10 Years Old


Cleo was adopted by a single person, and she was willing to share her person when he got married. She was less enthusiastic about sharing life with a dog, and then came the children. Cleo is willing to tolerate all of this, but she’d really rather not and has made her opinion on the matter quite firmly known. When not in a bustling, chaotic environment she is an affectionate, playful girl; and has the activity levels of a much younger cat. And she has no objections to nose boops. Of course, a person must first persuade Cleo that they are worthy of giving her nose boops, but once trust has been established she’s a happy girl. The petite white-bibbed tabby is seeking a quiet home with either a couple or a single person. Cleo is front declawed.