January 14, 2022

Pet of the Week: Ariya

Look at those gorgeous green eyes! This is Ariya, our Pet of the Week!

This sweet girl has been at the Pet Adoption Center for several months now after being brought in by her previous owner because they could no longer care for her. Ariya’s previous owner described her as very affectionate with people.

Ariya lived in a home with another cat, but they didn’t get along. She spent a few months in a foster home, and while she got along with small dogs, she didn’t like other cats at all. So, Ariya would need to be an “only cat” in her new home.

Caregivers at the Pet Adoption Center say that Ariya is a very loving girl and enjoys sitting on a lap when she’s done eating. Ariya likes to eat every six to eight hours and will cry when she’s hungry. She also purrs a lot and will run to her food each time. Sometimes, Ariya likes to keep her own company and will hide under furniture, but if you call her name she will come out for petting.

Along with her beautiful eyes, Ariya’s tail hangs over her back, making her a very unique gal! She does like to get attention, but be aware that she will occasionally give a friendly little love bite. She is not trying to be mean when she nips, it’s just her way of showing affection. Ariya has a “Rambunctious Red” personality and may be sensitive to handling, so she would do best in a home with a cat-savvy family who knows when to give her some space.

Ariya has been diagnosed with Feline Leukemia Virus. FeLV is transmitted to other cats through saliva and activities such as sharing water bowls, communal grooming, and social contact. There is no cure for FeLV, but with proper veterinary care and management, FeLV positive cats can have a good quality of life. Our staff will be happy to discuss Ariya’s health care needs when you visit the Pet Adoption Center.

Can you give Ariya the warm, loving home she deserves? She is spayed, current on vaccinations, and microchipped. Her adoption comes with a free visit to the veterinarian of your choice and 30 days of opt-in pet insurance through Trupanion. Since Ariya is our Pet of the Week, her adoption fee has been reduced. However, a pet license fee may still apply. Learn about all the great benefits of licensing your pet at kingcounty.gov/LicenseMyPet.

Find out more about Ariya and all her adoptable friends at kingcounty.gov/AdoptAPet. Adoptions are by appointment only, so make a reservation online. Be aware that we will be closed on January 17 for the Martin Luther King Day holiday. For more information, contact RASKC at 206-296-7387 (PETS) or email pets@kingcounty.gov.