Gretel is a Selkirk Rex purebred cat who is 8.5 years old. Like many purebred cats, she has a sensitive stomach and, as a result, will need to be fed a veterinary brand dry food to keep her tummy healthy. She is slightly overweight, so her new owner will need to be cautious of this and she would benefit from a diet. She also has quite fine, long hair so her new owner will need to have the time to brush her very regularly to prevent tangles and be prepared that if she does have a loose pooh she may need help cleaning that area! The stress of being moved is likely to cause her to have a brief upset tummy so any new owner should be aware of this.
Gretel is being rehomed as she was struggling to cope with the arrival of two young children into her home. She was greatly loved by her owner and it was with a very heavy heart that he has given her up for rehoming.
Gretel settled quickly into her quiet foster home and this is what our fosterers have said about their experience of her
Gretel has been with us for just over three weeks now and is really starting to relax and come out of her shell. She doesn’t hide any more, even when I’m hoovering. She likes to spend her afternoons snoozing on the sofa. Occasionally she’ll sit on my lap but only when there’s no room for her next to me.
She’s not an athletic cat but in the mornings she likes to play and can be surprisingly active. She can just about jump onto the sofa or the bed but I don’t think she’d be able to get onto the kitchen worktop or table. She likes to explore so it is important that she has a garden in her next home.
Gretel could do with losing some weight. I have been weighing her portion sizes and she is surprisingly sensible with her food. She doesn’t seem to overeat much so it should be achievable for her to slowly get down to a healthier weight. Her tummy is still not fully settled but it’s much better than it was at the beginning.
Gretel has the loveliest gentle personality and in a quiet home she seems really quite relaxed and laid back. She loves attention, likes being near her humans, and is a wonderful companion.
We would like a home for Gretel with experienced cat owners, preferably ones with experience of a purebreeds or a long haired cat. Her new home must be quiet and adult only with a safe garden in which Gretel can sun herself as the weather improves.
Gretel is neutered, microchipped, wormed and fleaed. She has also had her first vaccination but her new owner will need to get her booster done 3 to 4 weeks after the first vaccination. She will be ready to be collected by her new owners from 6.4.21.