Malina (aka Cali) is a 7 (almost 8) year old calico female with a very outgoing personality. She was the runt of a litter from a surrendered mommy cat but that didn't stop her from becoming quite the profound character! Though she is initially scared and shy to new surroundings, she loves people and is a top-notch cuddle partner.

She is not one to be bossed around so would not do well with a very alpha-type personality cat or dog but has gotten along with her various feline siblings quite well throughout her life.

She was born with a minor heart defect (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy [HCM]) but it was caught and treated early on so it has not worsened throughout her life. However, she does require once-a-day medication (atenolol in either pill or liquid form) though she is very easy to pill as she has been on this medication nearly her entire life. She has been seeing a cardiologist once a year to ensure that her condition does not worsen and has remained cleared for anesthesia and other events (e.g., travel) though as she gets along in years, minimal stress is her goal.

She would do well in a multi-pet household or as the only cat as long as her human is around frequently enough to play and cuddle with her.

Pet's Name: Malina
Cat: Primary Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Birthday, estimate is okay: 04/15/16
Age Category: Adult
Where did you get your pet?: Dogs and Cats Emergency & Specialty - Surrendered pregnant mother cat's litter
Adoption Day, when did you adopt your pet? An estimate is okay.: 6/15/16
Gender: Female
Size (at full grown): Medium
Weight (at full grown): 11
Primary Color: Calico/Multi/Tricolor
What are your pet's favorite toys and activities?: Chasing lasers, sleeping in the sun or next to something warm
How is your cat with other cats?:
Timid at first
Not good with other cats
Does your cat have any amusing or peculiar habits, like "chattering" at birds through the window or fetching toys?: Laying on legs and just about anywhere
What is the most adorable thing about your cat?: Her affectionate and loving demeanor
Medical History and Care:
Vaccinations up to date
Spayed or Neutered
Special Diet
Special Needs
Never Vetted
Does your pet have any history of health issues or medical conditions that potential adopters should be aware of?: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy requiring daily medication
Friendly to Family
Friendly to Strangers
Enjoys being picked up
Bonded Pair
Good with Dogs
Good with Other Cats
Good with Young Children
What criteria are important to you when considering an adoptive family or home for your pet?: Ensuring as stress-free a transition as possible and a relaxing/loving environment
Is there anything else you'd like your pet's new family to know?: Malina has not been around dogs much in her life, but was a bit scared of larger dogs. I imagine she would be okay after some time to acclimate with them, but she tended to not be in the same room as a dog when one was around.
Why are you rehoming your pet (primary reason)?: Other, Not in List
Rehoming reason details (if necessary): Recently divorced and unable to keep all of the cats
How long will you be able to keep your pet before you may need to consider surrendering him or her to a rescue?: Not an option, my pet will stay with me for as long as it takes
Who is your veterinarian?: Lake Shore Pet Hospital - Trevor Ashley
What do you feed your pet?: Royal Canin Hairball Dry Food
Do you have pet insurance for your pet? : No
Would you consider a long distance adoption?:
City, State: Chino Hills, CA
Zip Code: 91709
Service Level: Priority