Status / Details

2017, Adopted

Additional Info

About Snowflake

~Born 5/1/16, F, Green eyed White Turkish Angora

It is hard to know this little girls’s age since Turkish Angora cats stay as playful as kittens all their lives. Snowflake has bright white new teeth and seems very young socially. The shelter thought she was about a year old which seems right. She was found all alone and ill in a shelter and she was not recovering from the cold she had. She was also terrified to be there. Poor thing. How did she end up there? The shelter asked if rescue could take her and Purebreds was happy to say yes.

She arrived scared and stayed withdraw and scared. We cleaned her up and helped her get over her cold but it was a while before we got her to enjoy our company. This was hard on us because we just wanted to kiss and cuddle her; she is so irresistible. We had to be patient and wait til she was ready.

After two months she began to feel safe and she seemed to decide everything was going to be ok. She started to play and she started to enjoy the affections of her caretakers. We were so delighted. She is making the transition to trusting humans. She likes attention and cuddles from her chosen friends. She loves catnip and toys with bells on them. She finds feather wands scary but she is now learning and growing every day. It is fun to watch kittens grow – they find something new and pull back fearing it and then their curiosity pulls them to touch it and sniff it and soon it is accepted as a fabulous new toy. It is that way with Snowflake. Loud noises , new noisy people , odd objects like my camera can startle her make her pull back and look worried but you can tell that this is a stage that is passing behind her quickly as her confidence grows. She somehow got frightened as a young kitten -she must not have been in a safe environment to grow and explore. She is catching up now.

Turkish Angoras come in many colors but the most well known is bright white. They are playful, sociable cats who often bond especially strongly with one human. With their athletic, long, slender bodies they are great jumpers and often like the tops of climbing trees and doors and bookshelves. Some are shoulder cats and love being carried around.

Since she is so young Snowflake’s silky fur coat has not grown in fully but even when it has it will need little grooming. Turkish Angoras are thought to be the breed Persians originated from but they do not have the soft undercoat that causes such matting problems for Persians. With her snowy white fur, her very pink nose and lovely greenish eyes Snowflake is an adorable kitty. She will be, as the Angoras are, a small to medium cat.

Snowflake needs a safe place to grow up some more.She is still maturing and a home full of children would not suit her right now though it might in six months. Angoras usually are social cats and do well with an active home. Her new owner must realize she is not yet fully blossomed (despite these happy photos) and she needs a very stable, quiet home. So far she does not seem to want the company of other cats . I have no idea how she is with dogs.

She will be a delightful, beautiful companion to some lucky person.

She eats wet and dry food and is litterbox perfect.

Her foster mom is Harriet in Santa Cruz.

Contact Harriet at (831) 336-2983 or if you have questions, or send an Adoption Application. If you are unable to reach Harriet by phone or email, 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 interest!