Status / Details

9 Years & Up, Available, Bengal, Savannah & Chausie

Additional Info

  • Owner Placement

About Shakira

Born ~4/5/2011, F, Brown Marbled Bengal

Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue is helping facilitate the adoption of this cat through our Owner Placement Program.  We take no responsibility for the health and medical records of this cat.  It is the responsibility of the owner and adopter to discuss this.

Shakira is NOT in a Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue foster home, but residing with her current owner in Sacramento. Adoption fee applies. Find out more about Owner Placement Cats.

Shakira’s owner sadly passed at the beginning of January 2022, and she is urgently in need of a home by January 22nd. A qualified Foster or Foster to Adopt would also be considered in this situation. Her owner’s family is here from another state for just a short time to manage the family’s affairs. They reached out to us here at Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue to help place lovely purebred Shakira and her purebred companion Tiger, a Brown Spotted Bengal, in a home (s) that they will receive the loving attention and care they have known their whole lives.

Shakira is shy and cautious around strangers being hesitant at first in new situations, but once she gets comfortable she is a very affectionate sweet girl. She is talkative and enjoys ‘conversations’ with her people. She loves to be petted. Like many Bengals, she prefers to not be picked up. She is very playful and enjoys her cat condo/scratch house and toys.  She needs to be where she will receive more interactive enrichment playtime, attention, and loving affection.

She is still living with Tiger, a brown spotted 17-year-old Bengal that is also posted on our website. In spite of having kidney disease, he is high functioning and instigates play with Shakira. It would be great if they could be adopted together but it is not a requirement. A picture of Tiger is included here on Shakira’s profile. They are also accustomed to living with a cat-friendly Husky and are good with visiting children ages 1-1/2, 6, and 10 years old. Shakira is a little skittish around the toddler.

We think a Bengal experienced person that can provide a fun, loving, caring quiet home, where someone is present the majority of the time, would be just right for Shakira.

Bengals are wonderful companion cats, they often bond with their people and love them like no other. Shakira is ready and waiting for that new person in her life.

Consideration for a reduced adoption fee is available if Tiger and Shakira are adopted together.

Shakira is spayed, vaccinated, FELV tested, eats wet food, and is litterbox perfect.

She currently lives with her owner in Sacramento.

Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue is dedicated to matching exceptional cats with qualified adopters who will cherish their pet and create an ideal forever home.

If you believe you are the perfect adopter for Shakira please tell us why in the comments section of our Adoption Application, and contact Pam at or 541-290-8408. If you are unable to reach Pam please 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!