**** Arizona MUST be adopted with her sister Scout****
Arizona (fondly called Ari in her foster home) and her sister Scout came to Abbey Cats from a loving family who sadly couldn't care for them any longer.
It won't take long for the beautiful Ari and Scout to steal your heart.
These small cats have big personalities, and while they were both understandably quite rattled by the move, they have gradually settled into their foster home.
Ari will win you over with her queen-of-the-castle attitude.
Even before she was comfortable letting her foster human pet her, she liked to sneak up onto the bed at night to sleep by her foster human's feet.
Some treats and patience helped her decide that her new home was alright after all, and now she readily accepts pets and shows her happiness with a purr.
She never fails to make her foster human laugh with her expressive face - it's never hard to tell what she's thinking!
Scout loves pets and head scratches, and is quick to reward you with a purr - even early on in her foster home, she would headbutt an outstretched fist and accept a couple pets.
As she has grown more comfortable, Scout has discovered she likes to sit on the couch or the bed with her foster human, and we think she'll decide she likes cuddles as she gets more comfortable.
Ari and Scout are currently the only cats in their foster home, and their foster human lives alone, though her partner visits often because he became so quickly infatuated with them!
Arizona needs to be adopted with her sister, Scout.
They would likely do best as the only pets in their household, and would prefer a fairly quiet home with no children, or patient older children.
They would do best in a home where they could have their own space when they're initially adopted to get used to the new sounds and smells.
Ari has long hair, so needs to be adopted by someone who is prepared to stay on top of hairball management through brushing and hairball control treats and/or food.
Most of all, Scout and Ari need a patient and caring home.
These are lovely and mild-mannered cats, but both hissed and growled quite a bit when they first moved in because they were frightened.
This behaviour completely disappeared once they became comfortable.
Finally, the only behavioural issue displayed in these beautiful sisters is that sometimes Arizona doesn't like to use the litter box overnight.
This is being worked on in her foster home, and will hopefully be resolved - however, it will be important that her adoptive family heed advice related to the type of litter that she likes, litter box placement, etc.