British Shorthair


Bring some Joy into your life with PurrHarmony through the CFA Breed Rescue Program.

Joy is a darling 10-year-old dilute calico spayed British Shorthair. This lovely lady has the most dense and plush coat with a round, expressive face quintessential to her breed. Joy is extremely outgoing and friendly, and she will happily jump right onto your lap and purr the day away. Do not let her age fool you – she frequently is batting around toys and strings just like a kitten. In new environments, she walks right in with confidence taking in her surroundings and quickly gets comfortable. Joy may look a bit on the chunky side, but at 9 pounds, we know it is just her dense coat adding on some thickness. Joy does excellent with all grooming and will need her eyes wiped regularly.

Joy does well with other cats and has lived with a dog. She would be ok with a family who has children at least 8 years old. She would also be happy as an only pet. She just wants to be around her people and snuggle on your lap.

Joy tested negative for FIV and feline leukemia, has been vaccinated for rabies and FVRCP, is wormed, is spayed and microchipped. Joy has had full blood work done and there are no concerns. She recently had a dental and small cyst removed. We discovered that Joy has a grade 2 heart murmur. She had no issues under anesthesia and shows no clinical signs of heart disease, so she likely lived with it her whole life.  Joy also has a condition with tiny benign cysts in her ear (ceruminous cystomatosis), yet the vet assured us it does not bother her or occlude her ear canal They will probably not get bigger since they are still small at her age.


Fostered in COLUMBIA, MISSOURI. Adoption Fee: $250.


PurrHarmony does not transport or ship cats. New owners must pick up the new family member in person. When convenient, a foster parent may agree to meet the adopter at an airport convenient to the foster home.


To be considered as a possible forever home for Joy, please link to the adoption application below:

Type: British Shorthair

Age: 10 years

Sex: Female

Weight: 9 pounds

Color: Dilute Calico

Cat Friendly: Yes

Dog Friendly: Yes

Kid Friendly: Yes 8+

Vetting: Fixed, wormed, rabies and distemper vaccines, FELV/FIV negative and microchipped.

PurrHarmony does not ship or transport foster cats. Adopters must come to meet and adopt the cat. Depending upon location, foster parents may be willing to meet at a local airport.

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