Sasha on her cat tree 1
SashaSasha hanging outSasha and meSasha on her cat tree 2Sasha and the dogSasha takes the baby's placeSasha with a ribbon

Quick Bio

Age: Senior (over 9 years)
Gender: Female
Breed: Domestic Long Hair
Colour: Black
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Litter trained
Adoption Status: Adopted

I got Sasha from an animal rescue shelter in Atlanta, GA, USA, while I was in college, and I have had her for the last 7 years. She was wild for 1 year and then in the shelter for 2 years before I got her. I was actually looking at the cat next her at the time, and she swatted me to get my attention. I have really enjoyed having her for the last 7 years; however, my wife and I recently had a baby, and my wife is concerned that Sasha may hurt the baby when the baby learns how to grab things like tails and ears.

Sasha is a wonderful cat with an attitude. She likes to be around people but hates being touched, so don't expect her to sit on your lap. The exception is when she is eating because she loves to be petted then. In fact, when she is hungry, she will come up and meow at you until you come to her food bowl to pet her. She lays on her back and will play if you try to rub her belly (game of swat the hand). She has her claws, and she sometimes gets carried away so you might get some minor scratches. If you let her come to you on her terms instead of trying to force her, she is much more friendly.

She is very low maintenance. She will always use the cat litter box and never makes a mess except for the occasional hairball. I leave her food bowl filled, and she eats when she wants. She is quiet. She does shed a lot of fur. She is an indoor cat only and has been living with a dog for the last 4 years. The dog and cat will wrestle playfully, and I think the cat tolerates the dog. She is about 10 years old now.

Sasha will be perfect for a either a single person or a couple without kids. She does play rough, so young kids may be scratched. Sasha will not back down if cornered, so I would prefer a family with no kids or with older kids. Cat tree, cat carrier, food bowl, and cat litter box included. I really want her to go to a good home.

Adoption Fee: ₩50,000
Location: Pyeongtaek - 평택
Living Situation: With owners


shellyvv's picture

Thats so sad. If you are willing to do some research you will see that cats pose no threat to kids and most of the time will run off. Please give her a chance there are sooo many cats needing homes and she has her one already. I would really give her a chance after all she was there first ;o)

red dog's picture

I have to agree with Shelly. Seven years in the family.

Rayado's picture

I agree with you all, however my wife doesn't. She really does not want the cat around the baby and I need to respect her wishes. I have tried to convince her to change her mind but she is determined the cat will go. So I would like to find a good home for her.

kmwg19's picture

I think this may help a lot Introducing your cat and your baby - by a cat behaviorist! Also one for children. And more about how you may be able to work on these things just with her and you!

You can prepare your pet for anything as long as you try to understand them and work with them. And as long as they have you, you're both unstoppable ; ) Please consider the tips in the article and feel free to post here should you need more assistance. It would be best if you could stay together I am sure.

kmwg19's picture

May we ask why your wife feels this way? Is it just the possibility that Sasha could bat at the baby? With training, it could be curbed and ended. With observation of the baby and Sasha together, this should not be an issue. If there are other issues, maybe we can give suggestions to help your wife better understand your cat and thus better appreciate and respect her place in your family. I know it's a sensitive and difficult issue, but we are here to help you and your cat and only want the best outcome for Sasha. The more you can share, the more we might be able to help : )

hakuna.matata's picture

I noticed that you also have a dog. Has your wife demanded that you re-home the dog as well?

kateyb's picture

Is your wife Korean? Are her parents pressuring for this "dehome-ment"? My husband is Korean and we have to tell his parents all the time that our 2 cats aren't going anywhere, EVER! This is sad, I'd put my husband out before any of the cats... haha..

megs's picture

I think everybody - owner included - would prefer for miss kitty to stay in the family. But sometimes, it's just not that simple. Some women have a very strong protective instinct, especially with their first babies. Besides, the situation probably isn't very easy on Sasha, what with all the screaming and crying and running about that new babies bring. An older lady like that deserves some peace and quiet, too.
It's good that you're honest, and it's good that you chose this website. People that really care about animals frequent it, and there's bound to be someone looking for a fiesty girl that does her own thing. There are so many people that just throw their animals out when it becomes obviously care about her to go through all this trouble.

marlajoy's picture

Well said, Megs!

marlajoy's picture

Out of curiosity, did Sasha end up staying with her family or did someone else adopt her?

Rayado's picture

She went to a friend of a friend who has a couple cats already. She is doing well there.

marlajoy's picture

Wonderful! Glad she found a great home!