Dijon was rescued from Devore Shelter by the Kitty Devore Rescue team back in June of 2016 when he was only 2 months old. The shelter had labeled him “Rescue Only”. This meant the shelter considered him to be fearful and, therefore, not adoptable to the general public. They felt he needed the help of a rescue group to help him overcome his extreme shyness around people.
And it’s true, Dijon was very shy and very wary – but what 2 month old baby admitted to a shelter by himself and without his momma wouldn’t be? Still, it took patience and time to help him through this. We won’t try to minimize here – Dijon is still very shy. He does need time to develop trust with new people. He would be the perfect kitty for a single person or quiet older couple with no more than one other gentle kitty to help him feel at ease. Loving persistence will pay off though – once Dijon gets to know you, trusts you and feels safe around you, he’ll reward you with plenty of affection and will actually seek you out for attention and pets!
Dijon and his buddy, Ralston, were adopted together on October 21, 2018!