Project Description


Looking for a very special home!!

SOPHIE is a 6 year old female calico SPHYNX. She is spayed and is 4 paw declawed. Sophie came to SPCR when her owner took a job that required lots of travel. Sophie is a jewel of a girl. She simply adores her humans and is content to sit on your lap and would probably love a sling. She would be most happy to have someone around often for company. Sophie does not enjoy dogs; another cat that would let her be is fine. Small children would likely be too much.

Those of you who are familiar with Sphynx know of the medical issues they are prone to. Sadly, even at only 6 years old, Sophie suffers from poor teeth and heart disease. With the vetting SPCR does, we discovered a heart murmur and on x ray a very enlarged heart. She already has signs of mild congestive heart failure. She is on a diuretic to control her symptoms. Hiding the pill in her food or treats helps it go down easily. She has dental disease as well, but is not a candidate for anesthesia. We are treating with antibiotics to help her feel better. At this time she eats well.

We do not know how long Sophie has on this side of the bridge. She is likely to pass from her heart disease. We are looking for a home willing to provide hospice for Sophie…help keep her comfortable and love on her as long as she is with us. Sophie has limited energy because of her disease. She sleeps much of the time and purrs on your lap the rest of the time. She is welcome to stay with her foster mom, but if the right family is out there, she may like a home of her own. ADOPTION FEE $50. FOSTERED IN DUBUQUE, IA

Quick Info

  • Color: Calico
  • Breed: Sphynx
  • Age: 6 years
  • Female
  • Four Paw Declawed
  • Special Needs
  • Adoption Fee: $50
  • Location: Dubuque, IA
  • Good with Cats

  • No Dogs

  • No Small Kids