Meet Patrick Swayze:

Adoption Date: 6/4/2019

Intake Date: 5/6/2019

Adoption Announcement – 6/4/2019

Hi, Patrick Swayze here to tell you about my own adoption! I told everyone when I came to Safe Place for Pets that I wasn’t a dancer but was a lover. Well it didn’t take long for me to prove it! My new family found me when they strolled down from the laundry mat a few doors down from the Welcome Center and fell in love with me. Did you know that Safe Place for Pets is open every day of the week now?! The hours change a bit from week to week, so it’s a good idea to check the website, but you don’t need an appointment any more to come meet the Safe Place kitties!

Anyhow, long story short, I have my very own fur-ever home. I could tell you all the things my family loves about me, but I think maybe I’ll let my new mom speak for herself 😸.

“He’s so funny. He just loves attention. Every time I have cuddled with him since Day One he gets so excited that he practically drools. He’s such an attention seeker. Another thing is that he’s such a beggar. Any kind of food and he’s all in your face trying to steal a bite. He gets really excited about pizza. One of the biggest things though is that when I’m trying to work on the computer he is not having it. He does not enjoy my attention being on anything but him, so he rubs all up my laptop and pushes my hands off to get me to pet him until finally he just lays down in my arms and I can’t type anymore. He does this when I’m on my phone too, he will rub up against my hands and my phone until he literally pushes my phone out of my hands. He’s such a character and an absolute sweetheart. We just love him.”

What more can I say? I’m irresistible 😹! They’re lucky to have me and I’m definitely lucky to have them. I’m about as happy as a cat could be. I do want to thank my prior mom’s good friend for taking my siblings and me in after mom died so that we could all find wonderful new homes. I also owe a thank-you to Cook Veterinary Hospital (a Safe Place partner vet) for making sure that I was healthy and ready to go to my new home. And of course to the Safe Place folks for making it happen!

Adoption Bio – 5/6/2019

Hi! My name is Patrick Swayze, and while I may not be a dancer, I certainly am a lover! I came to the Safe Place for Pets Welcome Center just a few days ago, but I (along with my sister Binkie, whom you may have already met) are already out enjoying our surroundings and looking for love – in all the right places 😹! Binkie thinks that she is the most outgoing and loving of the three of us who came in together, but I think that I could give her a run for her money! I certainly am a people cat, and have never met a stranger.

To give you my stats, I am an 11-year-old male neutered domestic shorthair with claws. I can’t claim to be an exotic color like Binkie; I’m solid gray. But I’m still a handsome fellow if I do say so myself! I’m 11.5 pounds, which the vet says is a fine weight for my long frame. One thing that I do need to mention though is that the vet said that I have kidney disease. That’s not terribly uncommon in older (although I wouldn’t describe myself as old!) cats, and can actually be controlled to an extent by diet – no nasty pills necessary! I certainly don’t look or act sick, so I think I have plenty of years of loving and being loved ahead of me 😸. Another, funny this time, thing about me is that I’m cross-eyed. Most people associate that with Siamese cats, but I’m that way too. If you take a look at my close-up picture you can see it. And unlike Binkie’s unnatural love of vacuums and being vacuumed, I am a proper cat who hates them. Don’t even think about coming near me with one of those monsters! Dogs are fine; other cats are fine; but vacuums are absolutely not. I do have to say that I don’t know how well I’d get along with children. Mom never had any around, so I’m not sure how I’d react. Although as laid back and friendly as I am, it might be fine. Who knows?

Like my sib, I miss Mom very much, but I also really, really want to find a fur-ever home where I can be loved and give my love to others. Won’t you please consider coming down to the Safe Place for Pets Welcome Center and meeting me? Not only am I a handsome guy; I’m a charmer as well. The Welcome Center is located at 1520 N. Hancock and is open at least part of the day virtually every day of the week. That didn’t use to be the case, but now there are so many wonderful Welcome Center volunteers that it’s possible now. Thank you ladies and gents! If you’d like to make an appointment to come down and meet me in particular, you can call Safe Place at (719) 359-0201 or or email them at See you soon!

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