Name: Yoshi

Age: 8 years 1 month

Breed: DMH Black

Sex: Male

The name “Yoshi” means good and respectful. It fits our beautiful Yoshi perfectly: he’s a very good boy, and he likes it when people respect his preferences. “Yoshi” also means good luck, which is what everybody who’s met this sweet boy is hoping he’ll have from now on.


Until last fall, Yoshi’s luck was not very good. Yoshi is eight years old, and he spent a long time without a home. For a year, he was a stray who was lucky enough to find someone to feed him regularly. By the time he came to POA, Yoshi’s teeth were in such bad shape that he needed to have nearly all of them extracted. As often happens with strays, he also contracted FIV; while this doesn’t affect his lifespan or his ability to live with other cats, it sometimes makes potential adopters hesitate.


But now, this good boy has the good luck to be POA’s office cat while he waits for his forever home. Being the office cat means that he hangs out in the front office so that everybody who comes in gets a chance to visit with him. In the short time he’s been the office cat, Yoshi has blossomed from a scared, shy guy to one who adores being petted and brushed. As he relaxes into a grooming session, Yoshi purrs and flexes his paws; he may even roll over on his back to let you brush his belly—which, as cat lovers know, is a sign that he trusts you.


Slow, quiet, and gentle are Yoshi’s favorite traits in a human. He’s easily startled by loud noises or sudden moves, so he’ll do best in a quiet home without small children or dogs. He loves treats, and he’s very possessive of his food. His ideal adopter is someone who understands his cues, who will respect for his boundaries while encouraging him to trust that he’s safe, loved, and home for good.


Yoshi is FIV positive, but that does not mean he cannot live long and happy life. Please click here for information on FIV.

To find out more or to make a special appointment to meet them, please fill out the application at www.poainc.org and send an e-mail to POAplacement@gmail.com. The first approved application that is a good match will be given an appointment but they will remain on the website and Facebook until they are adopted. The Placement Team Volunteers at poaplacement@gmail.com will have the most up to date information about appointments.

Adoptions are now done by appointment only. Email poaplacement@gmail.com for more info and an appointment.

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