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Most Tabby Cats for adoption through the Cat Rehoming Network are completely healthy, fixed, up to date on shots, and come with all or most of the supplies it will need. And by adopting a Tabby cat from our organization, you help keep family pets out of shelters and rescues, allowing these organizations to help abandoned, abused and neglected homeless tabby cats find homes as well.
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Tabby Cat Appearance
A tabby is any domestic cat that has a coat featuring distinctive stripes, dots, lines or swirling patterns, usually together with a mark resembling an ‘M’ on its forehead. Tabbies are sometimes erroneously assumed to be a cat breed.
In fact, the tabby pattern is found in many breeds, and is a genetic landrace common among the general mixed-breed population. The tabby pattern is a naturally occurring feature that may be related to the coloration of the domestic cat’s direct ancestor, the African wildcat (Felis lybica lybica), which — along with the European wildcat (Felis silvestris silvestris) and Asiatic wildcat (Felis lybica ornata) — has a similar coloration.
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Tabby Cat Personality
Tabby cats are varied in personality and behavior characteristics. While some Tabby cats have a laid back, playful, trusting and affectionate nature, others may be more skittish, guarded and independent in their personality. The cats’ early socializationfe can affect a Tabby’s personality, as can heredity.
The best way of ensuring you are adopting a laid back and affectionate Tabby cat is to adopt an adult cat that already displays these aspects of it’s character.
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Tabby Cat Types
There are four tabby patterns that have been shown to be genetically distinct: Mackerel, Classic, spotted, and ticked.
A fifth includes tabby as part of another basic color pattern. The “patched” tabby is a calico or tortoiseshell cat with tabby patches (also known as “caliby” and “torbie”, respectively).
All those patterns have been observed in random-bred populations. Several additional patterns are found in specific breeds. A modified Classic tabby is found in the Sokoke breed. Some are due to the interaction of wild and domestic genes. Rosetted and marbled patterns are found in the Bengal breed.
Mackerel Tabby Cat
The mackerel tabby pattern has vertical, gently curving stripes on the side of the body. The stripes are narrow and may be continuous or broken into bars and spots on the flanks and stomach. An “M” shape appears on the forehead along with dark lines across the cat’s cheeks to the corners of its eyes. Mackerels are also called ‘fishbone tabbies’, probably because they are named after the mackerel fish. Mackerel is the most common tabby pattern.
Classic Tabby Cat
The Classic (also known as “Blotched” or “Marbled”) tabby tends to have a pattern of dark browns, ochres and black but also occurs in grey. Classic tabbies have the “M” pattern on their foreheads but the body markings have a whirled or swirled pattern (often called a “bullseye”) on the cat’s sides. There is also a light colored “butterfly” pattern on the shoulders and three thin stripes (the center stripe is dark) running along its spine. Like the Mackerel tabby, Classic tabbies have dark bars on the legs, tail, and cheeks.
Ticked Tabby Cat
The ticked (or stripeless) tabby pattern produces agouti hairs, hairs with distinct bands of color on them, breaking up the tabby patterning into a “salt-and-pepper” or “sand” like appearance. Residual ghost striping or “barring” can often be seen on the lower legs, face, and belly and sometimes at the tail tip, as well as a long dark line running along the back, usually in the spine.
Spotted Tabby Cat
The Spotted tabby is a modifier that breaks up the Mackerel tabby pattern so that the stripes appear as spots. Similarly, the stripes of the Classic tabby pattern may be broken into larger spots. Both large spot and small spot patterns can be seen in the Australian Mist, Bengal, Egyptian Mau, Maine Coon, and Ocicat breeds.
Have you been looking for a Short Haired Orange Tabby cat for adoption in San Diego, CA and area?
Pet Rehoming Network is pleased to present Nala, a very special pet in need of a loving, forever home.
Nala is a sweet girl who is a typical cat! When she warms up, she is vocal and affectionate in her own way. Silly and playful, she is sure to make you smile as she chases after bugs and observes the outside world with her huge, expressive eyes. Though she has never been around small children or dogs, Nala is excellent with her cat sister, Raya. If possible, they would love to be adopted together into a home where they can be spoiled rotten.
Nala is healthy and has been fixed, is up to date on shots and micro-chipped. This Short Haired Orange Tabby cat has a loving personality and is good with children, dogs and cats.
Nala will be rehomed with supplies and vet records. Adopt this deserving Short Haired Orange Tabby cat in San Diego, CA today.
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Looking for a Grey Tabby Cat to adopt in Denver, PA? Just 4 years old and weighing about 10 pounds, Theo has been fixed, fully vaccinated, and housebroken, and is good with older children, new people, and cats.
Theo is a handsome boy with lots of love to give, though on his own terms, of course! A true cat, Theo loves being near his humans and will come looking for scratches. He is content to sit in the sun and watch neighborhood happenings, but is also playful and goofy. Unfortunately, Theo is extremely anxious around the toddler in his home, which is common with many cats. Being in a constant state of stress is not good for Theo’s health and well-being. His ideal home is one without small children, and he has always lived with cats so he may do well with another cat – but no dogs, please! Theo has so much to offer his furever family, so please offer Theo his furever home today.
Theo’s owners are very sad to have to rehome their cherished Cat. They are hoping to find a new home for Theo where this special Cat will be cherished and kept safe, happy, and healthy for life.
If you have room in your heart and home for Theo, please complete our online meeting request form. Once received, our Denver Cat Rehoming team will make arrangements for you to meet Theo and his owners. Adopt Theo today!
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Have you been looking for a Orange Tabby cat for adoption in Edmonton, Alberta and area?
Pet Rehoming Network is pleased to present Leia, a very special pet in need of a loving, forever home.
Leia is healthy and has been fixed, is up to date on shots and micro-chipped. This Orange Tabby cat has a loving personality and is good with children, dogs and cats.
Leia will be rehomed with supplies and vet records. Adopt this deserving Orange Tabby cat in Edmonton, Alberta today.
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Gray Tabby Cat For Adoption in Lakeland, Florida Meet Luna – Pre-Loved Gray Tabby Cat For Adoption by Owner in Lakeland, Florida Luna is a Female Gray Tabby cat for adoption to a very loving home in or near Lakeland, Florida. This very special cat is 9...
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MEET ABBY, A TABBY TUXEDO CAT FOR ADOPTION IN WINNIPEG
Looking for a delightful Brown Tabby Tuxedo Cat to adopt in Winnipeg, Manitoba ? Just 6 years years old and weighing 9 pounds, Abby has been spayed, fully vaccinated and litter box trained. Abby is a well-behaved cat looking for a home where she will receive the love, care, attention and playtime she thrives on.
Abby is a mellow and affectionate cat that is accepting of visitors, respectful children, and cat-friendly cats and dogs. She is a real charmer who loves to be near you, purring up a storm.
Abby’s owners are very sad to have to rehome her. Unfortunately, severe cat dander allergies have cropped up, and it is really uncomfortable to be around Abby. They are suffering from itchiness, stuffiness and generally feeling ill, which is no life. They love Abby, and want her to go to a very good home with cat lovers who will appreciate what a wonderful companion Abby is.
How To Adopt Abby the Brown Tuxedo Tabby Cat:
If you have room in your heart and home for Abby, please complete our online meeting request form by visiting Abby’s adoption story page through the link below. Once received, our Winnipeg Cat Rehoming team will make arrangements for you to meet Abby and Her owners. Adopt Abby today!
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Looking for a Grey Tabby Cat to adopt in Fort Smith, Arkansas? Just 6 years old and weighing 13 lbs, Issac has been fixed, fully vaccinated, housebroken, and microchipped, and is good with new people once he has established safety.
Isaac is a unique cat who had a rough start in life – for quite some time, he was very anxious and his loving owners worked diligently with Isaac to help establish safety and predictable routines. With time, effort, and patience, Isaac has become a velcro cat, and absolutely loves being around his people. Once he feels comfortable, he will be stuck to you like glue and will come to ask for head scratches. Isaac promises to provide years of love and cuddles to come!
Isaac will require a home will a well established routine to help him acclimate to his new surroundings, and an owner who will spoil him rotten. Due to his anxiety, a home with no children would be ideal. He would also love to be the only pet in the home, and hopes that his furever family will be patient with him while he adjusts.
Issac’s owners are very sad to have to rehome their cherished cat. They are hoping to find a new home for Issac where this special cat will be cherished and kept safe, happy, and healthy for life.
If you have room in your heart and home for Issac, please complete our online meeting request form. Once received, our Fort Smith Cat Rehoming team will make arrangements for you to meet Issac and his owners. Adopt Issac today!
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Extra Snuggly Orange Tabby Cat for Adoption in Calgary, AB Looking for a very special Orange Tabby Cat to adopt in Calgary? Mango is an extremely sweet cat that you only come across every now and then. Mango is a lean, mean purr machine!“Is it playtime?”...