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1 to 5 Years, Available, Maine Coon & Norwegian

Additional Info

About Mittens

Born 2016, F, Black and White Maine Coon mix

In a nutshell, when Mittens’ mom moved her family from Antioch to Nevada she abandoned Mittens outside. She planned to come back for her but she never did and when contacted she agreed to her rehoming. Mittens was fed by neighbors. During this recent cold spell, one neighbor, a 91 year-old woman, let her come inside at night but she worried about tripping over her and was going to take her to a shelter.

Someone knew of me and of Purebreds and we arranged that I should take Mittens into foster. I am super glad to have her because she is a darling and we can easily help her find a new home.

Mittens loves people, attention and laps. She likes being inside on a bed. She will speak clearly to you and tell you it is time for breakfast. She bumps her head into your shoulder and asks to be petted. I am sure she would love to watch late night movies with you. She is part regal Princess and part Tomboy. She will climb and jump and investigate every inch of your home. You will need to be careful not to let her outside because she likely be happy to go out exploring. With her huge personality Mittens could go viral on social media.

Mittens has a lot of Maine Coon traits – her medium long fur, the ruff around her neck, her big fuzzy paws, her bushy tail. Except on her tummy where it curls, her fur is so soft and fine it literally feels like satin. We have had her combo tested and wormed since she has been outside. She is young and super healthy. Her big, quirky personality is typical of Maine Coons, the comedians of the cat world. This girl is super smart and very interactive with her humans. I am sure she can be a mischievous troublemaker.

Mittens would be a good cat for a solitary person who really wanted a deep companionship with his or her kitty. She could also be a family cat in an active home with children over 7 years old. She is not a “lie in the background” cat. She has a big presence. Every once in a while she will give a little love bite to ask you for your attention. She does not hurt or break the skin but it can startle you and I would not set her up with little children until this is trained out of her. Mittens is very good natured and is probably quite trainable for harnesses and so forth. She gets along with other cats and she almost certainly would know how to train a dog. You will find her a fascinating and entertaining companion.

Mittens eats wet and dry food and is litterbox perfect. Her foster mom is Harriet 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. If you are seriously interested in Mittens it’s a good idea to fill out an adoption application. If you are unable to reach Harriet , email us at

NOTE: We prefer families with children bring them to the adoption appointment. Why? This allows interaction between the children and the cat. This helps ensure they will be a good fit for each other. A mismatch between a child and a cat is not in anyone’s best interests!