Rooshi *In foster care – adoption pending*

Derusha, or Rooshi as we lovingly call her, is a very special ol’ gal. At 16 years young, she prefers to spend her days resting and relaxing though she’s known to bat around a toy from time to time. She’s an independent cat that’s more likely to curl up in a chair of her own than in your lap, but at her age, we can’t blame her for knowing what she wants. We call her our babushka, with her adorable little face and cute raspy meow. She can be affectionate and prefers gentle pets on the head or having her ears scratched.

Rooshi’s ideal home would be calm and quiet with a like-minded roommate – a fellow retiree, so to say. Her new person(s) should want a feline companion nearby but not a lap cat. Rooshi doesn’t require a lot of attention and wants nothing more than the security of a new home an the love of a new person.

We aren’t sure if she’s lived with other pets in the past, but during a brief introduction here at AWS, she tolerated a puppy and a fellow cat. The most important thing would be for Rooshi to have a nice quiet space of her own where she could go if other household pets overwhelmed her.

Like many seniors, she takes some medication to help with little old lady aches and pains.

While Rooshi waits for her new family to come along, she is staying in a foster home. To learn more about her, or to set up an appointment to meet her, give us a call at (207) 985-3244.

Rooshi is a DDAF Senior: Through generous funding from the Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF) to support senior cats, we are able to offer Rooshi’s adopters up to $100 in post-adoption support for qualified non-routine veterinary care, such as dental care, surgery, diagnostics, and certain prescription medications. More information is available at the adoption center.

Pet Info:

Adoption Fee: Waived ($0)

Sex: Female

Breed: Domestic Short Hair

Age: 16 years




Will the real Rooshi please speak up?


She’s found a comfy box she’s decided to claim for her own.

She sure likes to make herself comfortable :-)

Showing off her beautiful grey coat and white markings