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Retired Friends

Last Updated: April 15, 2014

New Retired Friends are posted throughout the week. Follow our Twitter feed to get news about every new cat posted.


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Retired Friends lists spayed and neutered pedigreed adult cats retired from breeding and showing who are looking for new homes.

Each cat listing includes a detailed description of the cat, including birthdate, color, gender, home preferences, personality, whether the breeder will ship, and contact information. As of September 2011, many listings also have pictures!

Since its start, Retired Friends has helped place 3,043 retired show cats (we only count ones placed as a direct result of listing and yes, we ask!). The FBRL was the first service on the Web to offer a retired adult placement service for showing/breeding altered cats.

Retired Friends cats are not free; be sure to ask breeders about adoption costs (as well as shipping costs if applicable). Costs are not listed here. This is a matter between the breeder and the buyer.

About Retired Friends: Find out more about Retired Friends, including its origins and special placement programs.

Summary List: This list gives a summary of all cats currently listed by breed, color, gender, and location that allows you to see at a glance which listings deserve a closer look. There is also a thumbnail photo of each cat whose listing has a picture. Each list is linked to the appropiate breed listing page.

Search by Breed: A listing of all breeds covered under Retired Friends and how many cats of this breed are currently listed, with links to the individual listing pages. Please be aware that not all breeds will have cats listed; listings are based on what FBRL breeders choose to list at any given time.

Add/Remove Retired Friends: If you are an FBRL-listed breeder or a pre-approved pedigreed rescue group and wish to add, change, or remove Retired Friends listings, this page links to all the necessary information and forms.


Retired Friends Special Programs

You will see some cats sporting icons from our Special Placement Programs. These include:

Special FriendsSpecial Friends are cats who have a special medical or physical need. These cats do not have contagious conditions, but may need special diets, medication, or accommodation. Examples include blind or deaf cats, cats with minor physical disabilities, cats with allergies, or cats with noncontagious ailments such as a heart murmur.

Rescued FriendsRescued Friends are pedigreed cats sponsored by listed FBRL breeders who have been rescued from a bad situation or from a shelter. They may or may not have current registration papers and may need extra emotional support.

Senior FriendsSenior Friends are healthy pedigreed cats aged 8 or older. Senior Friends can be perfect companions for people looking for a quieter, more sedate cat who can still give many years of happiness and friendship.



And I'm not just the owner of Retired Friends ... I'm also a client!

(to steal a famous advertising slogan!)

I have successfully placed more than one of my own cats through Retired Friends. The latest was GP, RW Tarantara's Ambrflame, a nine-year-old Somali, whom I listed under the Senior Friends program. Just one day after his listing was posted on September 5, 2008, I was contacted by a woman who had been looking for an adult Somali. After talking to her, she proved to be a great match for "Streaker".

I started Retired Friends in 1996 out of frustration of finding a home for one of my earliest Somalis, a three-year-old male named Captain Kidd. There was little to no public awareness about retired adults as a pet option. However, it is nice to know that this service is still working well after all these years!


The Retired Friends cover cats: CH Pirouette Sugarplum Fairy, Somali, placed December 1998, and Bastetsphynx Elegant Encore, Sphynx, placed about December 2001, both through Retired Friends.

 


 


 

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