Two-year-old orange tabby Rocky, otherwise known as Rocky Roo, needs a home. But you might have to fight the volunteers at AZ RESCUE for a chance to adopt him because they are all completely smitten. "Once you start interacting, you'll become putty in his paws," the folks at AZ RESCUE said in a news release.
Rocky loves people and especially the one-on-one time he gets with them. When you walk into the room, he greets you and then either sits down next to you or on top of you. He loves being held and gently head-butts you to encourage more petting, tummy rubs, and chin or ear scratches. Rocky shows he's happy with loud purring, kitty kisses, gentle kneading and a content look in his eyes. But he's not always so mellow. Rocky loves to chase mice and balls, sometimes skidding into the wall as he chases his prey. He also enjoys swatting at the fishing wand toy with a feather at the end of it. Playtime is usually followed by a good nap in his favorite cubby hole in the kitty condo.
Rocky likes being with other cats and is often found snuggling and playing with his kitty roommate, Benny.
For more information on Rocky, or other deserving animals, call Reducing Animal Euthanasia at Shelters through Commitment and Underlying Education at (480) 598-9410 or visit www.azrescue.org. Cost of adoption is $125 for cats and $150 for dogs, which includes spaying and neutering and some inoculations.
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