Barn Cat Program
Pause4Change rescues cats that may not be suitable for a home environment but would be very happy living their days as barn cats. Cats placed in our barn cat program are cats who are too feisty interacting with people and thrive by having “work” to do or cats that are shy or fearful of people and prefer the company of other cats and animals.
We will adopt cats to individuals wishing to provide these cats with an opportunity to live in a heated or well insulated, secure, dry barn or building in which the cats can live out their lives. Cats adopted to live in a barn or shop type setting must have access to food, shelter, water, regular vet care, love, and attention.
All barn cats are fully vetted with their core vaccines, deworming, spayed or neutered and microchipped.
If you are interested in adopting one or more cats to live in a rural, farm, or shop-like setting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate a donation of a nominal fee of $25 to assist with the cost of the spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations, deworming and microchip.
Patches is sweet and good-natured. She has started to warm up to her foster family and allows some petting. She spends her time cuddling with Larry and loves to look out the window. She has started to explore the house and likes to sleep on her kitty tree or a soft blanket when available. She is not interested in the dogs, but also not intolerant if they get close, she will choose to hide instead.
Good with Cats/Dogs:
Larry is very loving with his kitty friends and often found snuggled up on the bed with one of his pack or looking out the window. Larry is vocal and will tell me when he'd like food, his second favourite thing. He is a shy guy that is just starting to interact and sniff hands. He loves to explore and play, especially once the big dogs go to bed. He is tolerant of dogs, and is looking like he'd like to make friends with them as well.
Good with Cats/Dogs:
Meet Momma Priscilla, loving momma to Rupert, Thomas, Tiffany and Mabel.
Priscilla is a calmer young adult cat who enjoys a soft bed in a ray of sunshine- after raising a litter of kittens, who can blame her!? After growing up outdoors she is still learning to be comfortable around people in the home but comes around to new people quickly if you let her go at her own pace. As a dignified girl, she prefers sharing space with you over cuddling and affection, but that doesn’t mean she can’t be talked into enjoying the odd chin rub here and there!
Priscilla would do best in a home with another social, confident cat. She thinks it would be pretty cool to stay with her buddy Melody, but adopting the two together is not a requirement. Priscilla does well with all cats with proper introductions and is very curious about the foster’s rowdy resident dogs- we believe a cat-savvy dog would be a great buddy for her as well! She would do best in a home with older/calmer children who can respect her need for space.
Priscilla is more confident around me and is not as skittish around strangers but still isn't what I'd call a typical house pet as she will run away when strangers try to get close to her.
Good with Cats: Yes
Good with Dogs: Unknown
Meet Melody, better known to most as “Auntie Melody.”
When Melody came into foster care with Priscilla we suspected she was pregnant as well, but it wasn’t meant to be. Melody didn’t let the lack of having her own kittens hold her back, though- she just borrowed Priscilla’s kittens instead! Whenever Priscilla needed a break Melody would step in and take over cuddling, grooming, and playing duties.
Now that the kittens have moved on to their new homes, it is time for Miss Melody to find her forever home as well! Melody is still learning to be comfortable around humans- after all, she grew up outdoors and living indoors is still very new to her. While she takes time to warm up to new people she is a very social, affectionate girl, and will jump at the chance to sit near you, often kneading and purring away. If you are patient enough to let her go at her own pace she will eventually reward you with the most intense cuddles and head rubs possible. This stunning green-eyed girl is full of loving potential for the right family- she just needs you to find her!
Melody would do best in a home with another social, confident cat. She thinks it would be pretty cool to stay with her buddy Priscilla, but adopting the two together is not a requirement. Melody does well with all cats with proper introductions and is very curious about the foster’s rowdy resident dogs- we believe a cat-savvy dog would be a great buddy for her as well! She would do best in a home with older/calmer children who can respect her need for space.
Melody is a lovely youngster but very wary of attention/petting until she sniffs me out (still after 10 months here) and she will lay with me in bed as I believe she feels safe once I am prone. She is still very skittish when strangers are around.