Meet Gus
Animal ID 49294807 
Species Cat 
Breed Domestic Shorthair/Mix 
Age 13 years 7 months 22 days 
Gender Male 
Size Large 
Color Black 
Declawed No 
Housetrained Yes 
Intake Date 12/21/2021 
ARN CV-21-317 
Stage Available

Swipe right on Gus!

If Gus could write a dating profile, his tagline would be "Looking for love and ready to settle down." He would also like you to know that he is a mature gentleman who believes in romance. Gus recently became a "health nut" to shed a few pounds and now he enjoys staying active, whether it be a morning zoomies session or playing with crinkle toys, and, if he's feeling frisky, attacking a catnip kick-a-roo. He hopes that you're into PDA, because he has a big heart and loves to cuddle. He also enjoys long naps and chin scratches.

This bachelor even comes with a great character reference-his foster mom thinks the world of him! She will tell you that Gus is a lovebug who seeks love and affection while purring up a storm. He can be quite flirtatious! His signature move is to come up close to her face, wrap his paws around her arm, and nuzzle up to her. Then comes the head bump to seal the deal. It works every time! And if you wake up in the middle of the night from a bad dream, Gus will be there with a reassuring head bump. Gus recently started hanging out atop his foster's desk while she works during the day.

Sometimes, Gus can be a little too passionate and will nip or hiss if he becomes overstimulated. But, Gus's reactive behaviour has lessened over time as he has grown more comfortable in his foster home. His foster mom has learned to read his body language and she'll be sure to fill you in about all his preferences to give your relationship a strong foundation!

His foster would also like you to know that Gus is the strong, silent type-unless it's mealtime, then he has plenty to say! While he loves company most of the time, he can also be very independent, and sometimes a bit brooding. He can be standoffish when he is approached first, so he prefers to make the first move. Gus is also not a fan of loud noises or sudden movements-both make him jumpy and potentially reactive. A quiet home with an experienced cat owner and no small children would be the ideal living situation for him. His previous relationship with a cat was a negative experience and he doesn't want to get his heart broken again. The best possible scenario for Gus would be if he is the only pet in the home. He is currently on a special diet for improved gastro health.

If you're ready to open your heart and home to a distinguished gentleman like Gus, just swipe right...or rather, submit an adoption application today!
The adoption fee for a single cat at EHS is $175. Take home an adult feline friend for your kitty and the adoption fee for the pair is $300! For kittens under six months of age, the adoption fee is $200...Or double your cuteness quotient and adopt two wee furballs for $350! If you mix and match (kitten plus cat), the adoption fee is $300. Each of our cats is spayed/neutered, microchipped, up to date on vaccines, snap tested for FIV/FeLV, dewormed, and flea treated prior to adoption. Kittens are not spayed or neutered until 5 months of age, but the cost of spay/neuter will be covered as part of the adoption.
Interested in adopting Gus? It's easy! Just click "Adopt a Cat" on the EHS website ( and fill out our "Cat Adoption Form." An EHS representative will be pleased to help.