SNAP Cats Sebastopol

In January 2019, SNAP Cats opened a Sebastopol campus specifically for temperamental and under-socialized kittens and cats. SNAP Cats Sebastopol is a one-on-one experience in which cats receive undivided attention – and love – from our caregivers in a nurturing and therapeutic environment.




At SNAP Cats Sebastopol, it is our hope and dream to save as many temperamental and under-socialized cats and kittens as we can, spoil them with human love, then find them warm, loving homes. We believe that every kitten/cat deserves the chance to live a wonderful life.

For more information about SNAP Cats Sebastopol please email us.

Safe Cat-Enticing Grasses

Here are a few types of grasses that are safe and delicious for cats.

1. Catnip: The ubiquitous catnip or Nepeta cataria is well-known for being safe and enjoyable for cats. However, it’s best not to give it to cats who have a history of seizures. Also, young kittens and some adult cats do not respond to catnip, so it may be hit or miss with your particular cat.

2. Catmint: A close relative to catnip, Nepeta x faassenii has wonderful lavender or white flowers that will delight both humans and cats. It grows as a bush about a foot high and two to three feet wide.

3. Cat thyme: This evergreen perennial, Teucrium marum, is pretty stinky to us, but cats love it. Your cats will enjoy frolicking around this bush. Grows to about one foot in diameter with pink flowers.

4. Wheat grass: These are sprouts from wheat, chock full of nutrition for cats. Many cats enjoy grazing on it.

5. Oat grass: Like wheat grass, this grass is nutritious and very appealing to cats. It is made from the sprouts of oats, a feline favorite.

6. Valerian: Valeriana officinalis is an herb that has an affect similar to catnip. It grows three to four feet in height.

7. Rye grass: Like oat grass and wheat grass, this grass type tends to win over most cats. It made from the sprouts of rye.

8. Creeping Rosemary: This is a popular and hardy rosemary that can withstand a cat pretty well. At maturity, it reaches up to three feet in height.

9. Lemon balm: Melissa officinalis is not only a cat favorite, but this herb also makes a wonderful tea and emits a lemon-like fragrance.

Experts advise cat owners to select garden plants — and dirt — carefully. Many garden centers carry cocoa bean mulch, which is toxic to dogs and cats if ingested. Our advice: Skip the mulch and use plain dirt to be on the safe side.

Neblung

NEBELUNG

KITTY STATS

COAT
Long and dense

LIFE SPAN
11 – 16 years

BREED CHARACTERISTICS

Affectionate with Family – Very

Amount of Shedding – More Than Average

Easy to Groom – Not Particularly

Friendly Toward Strangers – Not Usually

General Health – Very Good

Intelligence – Above Average

Kid Friendly – Not Particularly

Pet Friendly – Sometimes

Potential for Playfulness – High

 

Manx

MANX

KITTY STATS

COAT
Double coat

LIFE SPAN
8 – 14 years

BREED CHARACTERISTICS

Affectionate with Family – Very

Amount of Shedding – Moderate

Easy to Groom – Somewhat

Friendly Toward Strangers – Sometimes

General Health – Fairly Good

Intelligence – Above Average

Kid Friendly – Not Particularly

Pet Friendly – Sometimes

Potential for Playfulness – Moderate

Tendency to Vocalize – High

 

Maine Coon

MAINE COON

KITTY STATS

COAT
Heavy, smooth and shaggyLIFE SPAN
10 – 15 years

BREED CHARACTERISTICS

Affectionate with Family – Moderately



Amount of Shedding – More than Average



Easy to Groom – Very



Friendly Toward Strangers – Sometimes



General Health – Fairly Good



Kid Friendly – Extremely



Pet Friendly – Extremely



Potential for Playfulness – High



Tendency to Vocalize – Very Low


 

Laperm

LAPERM

KITTY STATS

COAT
Curly, short or long

LIFE SPAN
10 – 15 years

BREED CHARACTERISTICS

Affectionate with Family – Extremely

Amount of Shedding – Minimal

Easy to Groom – Extremely

Friendly Toward Strangers – Usually

General Health – Excellent

Kid Friendly – Extremely

Pet Friendly – Extremely

Potential For Playfulness – Very High

Tendency to Vocalize – Very Low

 

Korat

KORAT

KITTY STATS

COAT
Short, single coat

LIFE SPAN
10 – 15 years

BREED CHARACTERISTICS

Affectionate with Family – Extremely

Amount of Shedding – Minimal

Easy to Groom – Extremely

Friendly Toward Strangers – Not Usually

General Health – Very Good

Intelligence – Above Average

Kid Friendly – Sometimes

Pet Friendly – Sometimes

Tendency to Vocalize – Very Low

Tolerates Being Alone – Poorly

 

Javanese

JAVANESE

KITTY STATS

COAT
Medium-length, fine and silky

LIFE SPAN
10 – 15 years

BREED CHARACTERISTICS

Affectionate with Family – Extremely

Amount of Shedding – Moderate

Easy to Groom – Very

Friendly Toward Strangers – Almost Always

General Health – Fair

Intelligence – Highly

Kid Friendly – Extremely

Pet Friendly – Usually

Potential for Playfulness – Very High

Tendency to Vocalize – Very High

 

Japanese Bobtail

JAPANESE BOBTAIL

KITTY STATS

COAT
Long- or short-haired, silky

LIFE SPAN
9 – 15 years

BREED CHARACTERISTICS

Affectionate with Family – Extremely

Amount of Shedding – Moderate

Easy to Groom – Very

General Health – Very Good

Intelligence – Above Average

Kid Friendly – Extremely

Pet Friendly – Extremely

Potential for Playfulness – Very High

Tendency to Vocalize – Very High

 

Himalayan

HIMALAYAN

KITTY STATS

COAT
Long, thick and fine

LIFE SPAN
9 – 15 years

BREED CHARACTERISTICS

Affectionate with Family – Moderately

Amount of Shedding – Quite A Bit

Easy to Groom – Not At All

Friendly Toward Strangers – Rasrely

General Health – Not Particularly Good

Kid Friendly – Rarely

Pet Friendly – Rarely

Potential for Playfulness – Very Low

 

Havana Brown

HAVANA BROWN

KITTY STATS

COAT
Short, smooth

LIFE SPAN
10 – 15 years

BREED CHARACTERISTICS

Affectionate with Family – Extremely

Amount of Shedding – Moderate

Easy to Groom – Extremely

Friendly Toward Strangers – Sometimes

General Health – Very Good

Kid Friendly – Usually

Pet Friendly – Usually

Potential for Playfulness – Moderate

 

Exotic

EXOTIC

KITTY STATS

COAT
Medium, thick, soft

LIFE SPAN
10 – 15 years

BREED CHARACTERISTICS

Affectionate with Family – Very

Amount of Shedding – Moderate

Easy to Groom – Not Particularly

General Health – Fair

Intelligence – Above Average

Kid Friendly – Sometimes

Pet Friendly – Sometimes

Potential for Playfulness – High

Tendency to Vocalize – Very Low

 

European Burmese

EUROPEAN BURMESE

KITTY STATS

COAT
Short, soft

LIFE SPAN
10 – 15 years

BREED CHARACTERISTICS

Affectionate with Family – Extremely

Amount of Shedding – Less Than Average

Easy to Groom – Extremely

Friendly Toward Strangers – Almost Always

General Health – Not Particularly Good

Intelligence – Highly

Kid Friendly – Extremely

Pet Friendly – Extremely

Potential for Playfulness – Very High

Tendency to Vocalize – Very High

 

Egyptian Mau

EGYPTIAN MAU

KITTY STATS

COAT
Medium-length, silky

LIFE SPAN
12 – 15 years

BREED CHARACTERISTICS

Affectionate with Family – Extremely

Amount of Shedding – Moderate

Easy to Groom – Very

Friendly Toward Strangers – Rarely

Kid Friendly – Usually

Pet Friendly – Sometimes

Potential for Playfulness – High

Tendency to Vocalize – High

 

Devon Rex

DEVON REX

KITTY STATS

COAT
Soft, wavy

LIFE SPAN
9 – 15 years

BREED CHARACTERISTICS

Affectionate with Family – Extremely

Amount of Shedding – Minimal

Easy to Groom – Extremely

Friendly Toward Strangers – Almost Always

General Health – Not Particularly Good

Intelligence – Above Average

Kid Friendly – Extremely

Pet Friendly – Extremely

Potential for Playfulness – Very High

Tendency to Vocalize – Moderate

 

Cymric

CYMRIC

KITTY STATS

COAT
Long, soft double-coat

LIFE SPAN
8 – 14 years

BREED CHARACTERISTICS

Affectionate with Family – Extremely

Amount of Shedding – More Than Average

Easy to Groom – Not Particularly

Friendly Toward Strangers – Usually

General Health – Fairly Good

Intelligence – Above Average

Kid Friendly – Sometimes

Pet Friendly – Sometimes

Tendency to Vocalize – High

 

Cornish Rex

CORNISH REX

KITTY STATS

COAT
Short, soft and silky

LIFE SPAN
11 – 15 years

BREED CHARACTERISTICS

Affectionate with Family – Extremely

Amount of Shedding – Average

Easy to Groom – Extremely

Friendly Toward Strangers – Almost Always

General Health – Fairly Good

Intelligence – Highly

Kid Friendly – Extremely

Pet Friendly – Extremely

Potential for Playfulness – Very High

Tendency to Vocalize – High

 

Chartreux

CHARTREUX

KITTY STATS

COAT
Medium-short, woolly

LIFE SPAN
11 – 15 years

BREED CHARACTERISTICS

Affectionate with Family – Moderately

Amount of Shedding – More Than Average

Easy to Groom – Not Very

Friendly Toward Strangers – Sometimes

General Health – Very Good

Kid Friendly – Sometimes

Pet Friendly – Usually

Potential for Playfulness – Moderate

Tendency to Vocalize – Very Low

 

Burmilla

BURMILLA

KITTY STATS

COAT
Long or short, silky

LIFE SPAN
10 – 15 years

BREED CHARACTERISTICS

Affectionate with Family – Very

Amount of Shedding – Moderate

Easy to Groom – Very

General Health – Fairly Good

Intelligence – Average

Kid Friendly – Usually

Pet Friendly – Usually

Potentail for Playfulness – Very High

 

Burmese

BURMESE

KITTY STATS

COAT
Short, satiny

LIFE SPAN
10 – 16 years

BREED CHARACTERISTICS

Affectionate with Family – Extremely

Amount of Shedding – Less Than Averagee

Easy to Groom – Extremely

Friendly Toward Strangers – Almost Always

General Health – Fair

Intelligence – Highly

Kid Friendly – Extremely

Pet Friendly – Usually

Potential for Playfulness – High

 

Bombay

BOMBAY

KITTY STATS

COAT
Short, Sleek

LIFE SPAN
12 – 16 years

BREED CHARACTERISTICS

Affectionate with Family – Extremely

Amount of Shedding – Less Than Average

Easy to Groom – Extremely

Friendly Toward Strangers – Usually

General Health – Very Good

Intelligence – Above Average

Kid Friendly – Extremely

Pet Friendly – Usually

Potential for Playfulness – Very High

Tendency to Vocalize – Moderate

 

Bengal

BENGAL

KITTY STATS

COAT
Short, Thick

LIFE SPAN
10 – 15 years

BREED CHARACTERISTICS

Affectionate with Family – Extremely

Amount of Shedding – Average

Easy to Groom – Very

Friendly Toward Strangers – Usually

General Health – Very Good

Intelligence – Very

Kid Friendly – Extremely

Pet Friendly – Extremely

Potential for Playfulness – Very High

Tendency to Vocalize – High


 

Balinese

BALINESE

KITTY STATS

COAT
Long, fine and silky

LIFE SPAN
9 – 15 years

BREED CHARACTERISTICS

Affectionate with Family – Very

Amount of Shedding – Moderate

Easy to Groom – Usually

Friendly Toward Strangers – Usually

General Health – Fair

Kid Friendly – Extremely

Pet Friendly – Usually

Potential for Playfulness – Very High

Tendency to Vocalize – Very High


 

American Wirehair

AMERICAN WIREHAIR

KITTY STATS

COAT
Crimped, tight, medium length

LIFE SPAN
14 – 18 years

 

BREED CHARACTERISTICS

Affectionate with Family – Very

Amount of Shedding – Moderate

Easy to Groom – Extremely

Friendly Toward Strangers – Sometimes

General Health – Excellent

Intelligence – Above Average

Kid Friendly – Extremely

Pet Friendly – Sometimes

Potential for Playfulness – Moderate