Adoptable Pets of the Week
Chubbs loves to leave the last few bites of kibble in his bowl and then eat them out of your hand. Maybe he did that with his last person. Or maybe, since losing them because of their declining health, he needs the extra reassurance. Whatever the reason, his unique habit has endeared him to all at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.
Sure, Chubbs loves food (and maybe a little too much), but it's the process of eating that is most meaningful for him. It's as if he needs that physical connection of eating out of your hand, one more little reminder that you love him and will always take care of him.
Everyone is greeted with the same enthusiasm reserved for a good friend he hasn't seen in a while. In fact, he becomes fast friends with every person he meets, young and old alike. He much prefers people to canine friends, although he does get along okay with some other dogs.
Chubbs was born in 1999 and could stand to lose a few pounds. He's always ready for a walk and is a real pro on the leash, once he gets over the initial excitement. If you're looking for an old friend, Chubbs would be very excited to meet you.
Very dignified, even with one eye, he has the look of a British colonel with an eye patch. When you meet this guy, he will stand his ground until you make the first move. He'll stand or sit regally, so you can see his handsomeness, but he'll wait for you to approach. Once you come to him, though, he's wonderful.
He's a big fella who was rescued from terrible neglect at a rundown shelter in Pahrump, Nevada.
Patch can get a bit testy with dogs and kids, since they don't tend to respect his space as much as he likes. But he's great with other cats, and he really will love you.
Patch is FIV+ (feline immunodeficiency virus), but he certainly doesn't think any less of himself for it (read this article to learn why FIV+ cats can live long and healthy lives without endangering other cats they live with). Won't you give a cat like this a reason to feel proud and wanted?