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Hello, everybody! I'm in Los Angeles and have been researching rescuing a Sphynx. I've looked through PetFinder, joined a Yahoo! Group, and alas have come across this community. Reading through all the threads has been very helpful.
If anyone has any info on a kittie needing a home on the West Coast, please let me know. I'd love to be able to provide a warm home =) Am totally fine with traveling for visit/pickup.
Also not opposed to purchase but -- you know, would love to rescue.

here's my email: leandraamber@sbcglobal.net
 

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Hello, everybody! I'm in Los Angeles and have been researching rescuing a Sphynx. I've looked through PetFinder, joined a Yahoo! Group, and alas have come across this community. Reading through all the threads has been very helpful.
If anyone has any info on a kittie needing a home on the West Coast, please let me know. I'd love to be able to provide a warm home =) Am totally fine with traveling for visit/pickup.
Also not opposed to purchase but -- you know, would love to rescue.

here's my email: leandraamber@sbcglobal.net
I'm surprised that you didn't mention seeing Buster on Petfinder. He's an older model sphynx in Los Angeles. Visit his link here: http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=14271187
 

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How many sites did you join today?
Those are good places to look besides the one I gave you.
The ladys name I gave you lives in Glendale.
 

leandraamber

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Ha Ha
today I joined two-- the yahoo group and this one!
I did find Buster, and he's already found a home =)
The yahoo group was really helpful! I got a handful of replies and have met some really nice people so far *present company included*
 

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You will love a sphynx.
Do not rh to get one.
You need to be careful who you use.
Ask if they do HCM scans.
It is very important.
 

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Welcome to the forum, leandraamber,
You're going to LOVE being owned by a sphynx someday soon!

Here's yet another website to keep an eye on...this is where I found one of my kitties:

www.kijiji.com

I just did a quick search in Los Angeles for sphynxes and they only had new, full price kittens listed at the moment, but on occasion a breeder will list a retired adult for sale here and also private owners will list their cats for sale or free. Didn't check any surrounding areas, because I don't know how far you want to drive!

This site is where I found my boy, Walter. (2 years old, his owner had to give him up for medical reasons, $400) You'll want to sign up for the kijiji alerts (just fill out the quick form on the left side of the page) and the website will email you whenever a new listing for a sphynx is posted. This way you won't have to check the site every day.

I was up checking my email at 2am, got my alert from kijiji.com about Walter's ad and answered it that instant. It was a good thing I did, because I was the first one of about 50 people to answer the ad, and that's the only reason I was able to adopt Walter - first come, first served...I still thank my lucky stars!

I found my other girl Helen just a few weeks ago on Craigslist, so that's another place to look, but that's one you have to check on a daily basis...and with Craigslist, let me just say, "buyer beware"- There are a lot of weirdos on that website! :Dizzy:

Good luck on the sphynx hunt! I know the right one will find his/her way to you. It always seems to work out that way. :Smile:
 

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Ha Ha
today I joined two-- the yahoo group and this one!
I did find Buster, and he's already found a home =)
The yahoo group was really helpful! I got a handful of replies and have met some really nice people so far *present company included*

I'm glad to hear Buster found a home. Sphynx don't usually stay in rescue too long. It's unfortunate that they haven't taken his ad down yet.

I was successful in finding 2 companions on Petfinder, like a few others, only these two turned out to be same-litter mates to my original cat, Baldwin. I agree with the others, keep an eye out on multiple sites and be ready to put down a payment or snag the right cat at a moments notice. The generally aren't available for a long time.

I know it's not easy with rescue, but beware that this breed does often harbor a heart condition that is lethal called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). In your spare time for looking at cats, research this because you need to know about it in advance. A large portion of sphynx (especially those that are sold cheap) have not been HCM screened and/or their parents weren't screened, which is a big deal since this happens to be genetic. If an adoptive family can give you information that you can trace back on a cat, it becomes that much easier to lessen the chance of HCM (if the owner was responsible and scanned their breeders).

I wish you the best of luck.
 

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Hello, everybody! I'm in Los Angeles and have been researching rescuing a Sphynx. I've looked through PetFinder, joined a Yahoo! Group, and alas have come across this community. Reading through all the threads has been very helpful.
If anyone has any info on a kittie needing a home on the West Coast, please let me know. I'd love to be able to provide a warm home =) Am totally fine with traveling for visit/pickup.
Also not opposed to purchase but -- you know, would love to rescue.

here's my email: leandraamber@sbcglobal.net
Hi and welcome to our site:Smile: Best of luck in your search I am sure you will find A sphynx, just be patient, and enjoy the site all the people are full of info and laughs.
 
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