Penny for your thoughts on this sweet lady? Our gentle girl Penny is one of those kitties who tends to be nervous in new places, including at the ASPCA Adoption Center. Luckily, she’s been spending lots of time in a comfortable foster home and has really started to blossom! Penny is still nervous in strange places and around unfamiliar people and loud sounds—and that’s likely just a part of who she is—but if we’ve learned one thing about her it’s that she truly is an incredibly sweet kitty. To quote her foster mom, Penny “is very affectionate and loves to purr and be pet” once she’s ready to let her true self shine—which, to be transparent, does take a fair bit of time. Once Penny settles in, she’s been reported to doze off or give kisses while getting pets, which is just about as cute as it sounds! And, Penny is nothing if not a fan of her favorite people. She isn’t a cuddler—and that’s okay!—but she’s sure to keep an eye on her humans, following them from room to room or sleeping in a spot nearby. Speaking of sleeping, you have to know about Penny’s favorite nap spots! She loves small, cozy nooks—particularly soft ones. So, if you have a covered cat bed or can build her a little pillow fort, you can bet that Penny will burrow herself comfortably inside like a little burrito. And, Penny has a playful side, too! She absolutely adores chasing laser pointers and carrying toy mice around.
Penny would do best in a quiet home with a patient adopter who can help her continue to come out of her shell and is willing to give her the time she needs—likely several weeks or more—to settle in. Small kids would be too much for this gentle lady, so children ages 8 and up would be best. She’s previously lived with teenagers and reportedly did great with them! If you’re interested in adding Penny to your home, please fill out our Cat Adoption Survey.