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Get to Know Alex


Domestic Shorthair




4 Years




Adopter's Home

Alex's Story

He’s handsome, he’s snuggly, and he’s a “gentle giant” at 17 pounds. What more could you want in a cat? Ladies and gentlemen, meet amazing Alex! This three-year-old boy was relinquished to us after his owner’s medical circumstances changed. Now, Alex is patiently waiting for his forever home here at PAWS! He’s been a bit shy so far, but gets along very well with his other kitty roommates! His former owner tells us, “Alex is very sweet and likes to keep his owner company.” He’s also a big fan of chin scratches! His beautiful black coat is absolutely gorgeous as are his bright green eyes. What a handsome boy! Alex is a curious kitty and tends to be more on the mellow side. He’s very sweet and can be quite playful when the mood hits him. And did we mention that he’s patient? He’s patiently waiting for someone to scoop him up and take him home!

Alex would do best in an adults-only home with someone who is familiar with cat behavior and who is patient enough to give him the time he needs to come out of his shell as he gets used to his new surroundings. If you already have a cat, that might help Alex adjust even faster as he’s very friendly towards other kitties! Here at the Adoption Center Alex has been cozying up in his favorite cat hideouts so make sure to look for him! He’d love a visit from you! This gentle guy is such a friendly and sweet boy—we know he will make his new owner very happy! Come in and meet this snuggle bug today! Alex is ready to settle down with a loving new adopter who will open up their home and heart to him.

  • I'd love a patient adopter who will allow me to acclimate at my own pace.
  • I would love having another feline friend in my forever home!
  • Did someone say 'treat'?  I'll take them all!
  • Was that a bird?  I love window watching!
  • I'm a people person.


  • I would love to find an adults-only home.
  • I prefer quiet environments that aren't crowded.
  • I need a little extra time to warm up to people I don't know.