Status / Details

2020, Adopted

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About Millie

Adopted by A.T. & Paul

Here are two eight-year-old sisters. Millie and Tillie are the names they came in with. When their human mother died, they ended up in a shelter who reached out to us to see if we could help them. Of course, we said yes.

American Shorthairs are a pedigreed CFA breed established in 1966. Cats of this breed were brought here on ships from Europe as early as the 1600s to be working mouser cats. They have been bred to be robust, healthy, long lived working cats. Their heads are round with small ears. They have solid bodies with strong muscles. Millie arrived weighing ten pounds and Tillie, eleven. They both have gorgeous, vivid green eyes. Millie has more of a nose indentation than Tillie’s straighter nose. Other than that, they are very similar in appearance. Both have snow white paws. They are related to British Shorthair cats.

Millie and Tillie were both quiet when they arrived. They had not had a good month, poor things, being moved from their home of eight years to a shelter.  They arrived in their foster home quite withdrawn. After a couple weeks they started to show an interest in life and started looking out the window. Now they have both come out of their shells and are showing us what little treasures, they are. Millie loves belly rubs. Both love catnip. 

These are good natured and mellow cats. Shorthairs tend to be confident, fairly quiet, friendly cats. They are not prima donnas. These are easy care cats bred to be working companions, Though they are both sweet love bugs and love cuddling they are independent enough not to be too demanding.

Millie and Tillie are strongly bonded and must go home together — no exceptions. They have lived happily with other cats but do not know dogs. A slow introduction to dogs may be fine for them. They haven’t lived with children but would be good family cats for gentle kids who weren’t too young. These are very nice kitties.

Millie and Tillie eat wet and dry food and are litterbox perfect. They would probably like to catch mice in your house for you if you had any.

They are fostered in Santa Cruz.

If you are interested in this kitty you can contact Harriet by email at Please include at least your name, location, the name of this kitty and phone contact info. Harriet will get back to you as soon as she can. It you are seriously interested in this kitty it’s a good idea to fill out an adoption application. If you are unable to reach Harriet , email us at