Hi, I'm Rusty

Domestic Short Hair | Adult | Male | Medium

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About Me


My foster mom tells me I’m the sweetest boy she knows. She also frequently tells me I’m a very silly boy. I like to run around and pounce on things, but I’m not very graceful. I love boxes, tunnels, and anything else I can dive into. I don’t like other male cats, except my friend, Greybear. I like female cats, but sometimes play a bit rough with them. But I definitely want a cat friend to chase and wrestle with. I have LOTS of energy! I also talk when I’m nervous, so I may chirp and meow a lot when I first get to my new home. I like to be petted too. Cheek scratches are the best!

Hobbies: playing in boxes and tunnels, begging for cream cheese when I hear the refrigerator door open
Favorite Toy: all toys – especially string toys and cardboard boxes!
Favorite Napping Spot: on the window seat


I think I had a family once, but was living outside at an apartment complex when a TNR volunteer discovered how sweet and friendly I am. She took me home and discovered I have perfect indoor cat manners and love being pampered indoors.


Change is hard for me, so I need a family that is patient and will give me lots of time to adjust to a new home. My anxiety will get the better of me for a while and I’ll cry and meow a lot when I first get to my new home. But I’ll be so happy to have a forever home and get lots of attention and pets! I’d also love to go home with my buddy Greybear! He plays with me and isn’t bothered when I get too rough. It might help me feel less anxious to have my friend with me.  Otherwise, I’d like a female cat friend to play chase with.

My Profile

  • Age: 5 years
  • Good with kids: never met kids, but will probably like older kids.
  • Good with dogs: Most likely no, but maybe a calm dog that doesn't want to interact.
  • Good with other cats: Some cats
  • Suitable for townhouse and/or apartment: Yes
  • Activity level: active and enjoy interactive play

Meet Me

If you are interested in Rusty, consider letting us know by filling out a (no-obligation) adoption application. Please consult our Adoption FAQ before contacting us.

Please check the adoption-show-attendees page to see if Rusty will be attending the next adoption show.

NOTE: We are an all volunteer group and do not operate a shelter. All of our animals are in foster homes. We are unable to place our animals outside of the Baltimore/DC area.