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Squishy

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Hi everyone, I am new here and wasn't sure exactly where to post this question. I do not currently have a Sphynx but have wanted one for a while. I would prefer to rescue one instead of buy from a breeder. However, I'm having problems finding a rescue in Oklahoma. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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Hi squishy,
and welcome to sphynxlair. I wish you well with your adventure in finding or saving a sphynx! They are a very special breed as you can see from our sphynx forum. Im not sure if anyone fom sphynxlair is from the Oklahoma area but if any of our member's have info for you, trust me they will help you! Not only ae our cat's special but our users are also terrific people as well!
Good luck,:tinysmile_fatgrin_t
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If you can't find A rescue group in your area, try A retired breeder kitty some breeders only keep the cat while it can breed and when they reach a certain age they sell or re-home the kitty.We do not do this our kitty's are our babies forever but for you it seems like A place to look for your new pal. Best of luck and keep us informed on your search.
 

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I agree with Ilovemysphynx. Retired breeders are usually only a few years old and are trained very well. I had spoke with my breeder about retired's. She was so nice and liked the way I was treating ButterBall that she offered a retired breeder to me for very cheap. I had to pass. I think one is enough for me right now. When I was thinking about adopting a sphynx I found a rescue here in Texas. She was about 3 hours away and I was still in the "thinking about" stage so I passed. But I think if you want a rescue, you'll have to be patient and do your homework. It may take a year to find one but you'll eventually find one relatively close to you. Check out Piglet, I think she was a rescue. In fact, Piglet might be related to ButterBall. Not sure, maybe Piglets momma can give us some more info.
 

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Thank you for the suggestion, that's a good idea as well. It probably will be a little while before I can rescue one. I live with my boyfriend, our lab mix, and my 4 sugar gliders. I haven't quite convinced my boyfriend (or my sugar gliders) of letting me get a Sphynx. He loves cats but, dare I say, he thinks Sphynx' are ugly. :tinysmile_shutup_t2 :tinysmile_angry_t:
 

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Hi Squishy,

Only three months ago, I was in your shoes....I really wanted a sphynx, but prefered to get one as a rescue, not one from a breeder. I had no idea where to find sphynx that needed rescuing, as sphynx cats are still a relatively rare breed. Fortunately, I found a wonderful sphynx rescue group on Yahoo.com. Within a day of posting there, I was contacted by a lady in Colorado who was looking to rehome one of her sphynx cats. Not long after that, I adopted my sweet Piglet from her and I couldn't be happier!

Here's the link to the group. You'll have to join the group to access the messages: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/sphynxrescue/

Another couple of sites that may also be of interest to you are:

www.petfinder.com

http://www.sphynxrescue.com/ (this group is located in Ohio)

Hope this helps! Please keep us posted on your adoption progress! :tinysmile_grin_t:
 

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Hi Squishy,

Only three months ago, I was in your shoes....I really wanted a sphynx, but prefered to get one as a rescue, not one from a breeder. I had no idea where to look for sphynx in need of rescuing, especially as sphynx cats are still a relatively rare breed. Fortunately, I found a wonderful sphynx rescue group on yahoo.com. Within a day of posting, I was contacted by a lady in Colorado who was looking to rehome one of her sphynx cats. Not long after that, I adopted my sweet Piglet and I couldn't be happier!

Here's the link to the group: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/sphynxrescue/

Here's a couple of other sites that you may want to check as well:

www.petfinder.com

http://www.sphynxrescue.com/ (this group is located in Ohio)

Hope this helps! Do keep us all posted on any adoption successes! :tinysmile_grin_t:
 

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I am from Oklahoma but now live in L.A. I don't think there is a rescue in Oklahoma. I had to go to Dallas to get Jazelle. So I would look in the surrounding areas..Dallas, St Louis..Ect.. Hope this helps..
 

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I am from Oklahoma and don't think there are any Rescue centers in the area. I got Jazelle from Dallas. I would check Dallas or the surrounding major cities for a rescue center.
 

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Sorry these should not be moderated? It will be fixed tonight.
 

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I'm not sure where you are in OK but I can keep an eye open for ya in DFW if you're willing to go that far.
 

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Squishy, what the other folks here are saying are correct; you may have to travel a bit (most likely to another state) to adopt your rescue sphynx. I was very lucky to find Piglet within Colorado, but I still had to drive three hours across the state to adopt her.
 

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I drove about 9 hrs to pick up Oogie, he had a bad respitory infection the previous owners couldn't afford to take care of due to the husband loosing his job, so I actually adopted him before he got to a rescue center, a friend of mine that knew I was ready for a sphynx tipped me off about him and the rest is history - I'm trying to find a 2nd rescue sphynx, and they're hard to find in rescue!
 

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Congrats on finding your Sphynx! It is a good thing they are hard to find in rescue; that means that people who purchase them are taking care of them and there are not a lot of "unwanted" Sphynx.
 

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I could never imagine my Sphynx babies being in a rescue, but I guess amongst hard times anything possible. I agree Kerrie!
 

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Meecho isn't really a rescue, but the person who orginally bought her found they couldn't care for her any longer after owning her for a short time. I actually found her on a website that lists sphynx cats from all around that were either looking for new homes, or to purchase and even people looking for sphynx cats. I can't remember the actual website, but all I did was put in my search engine sphynx cats in the dc area. If you do that for your area you would be surprised at what you will find. If anything you could put a post for what you are looking for and someone may answer your request. Good luck it's a decision you won't ever regret.
 

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Both of my guys I got as adults. I wouldn't say they were rescues either, but they were adults who's owner's were giving them up for whatever reason. (1 was moving, the other had a stroke and couldnt care for him). One was a craigslist ad, and the other was an ad on kijiji.com. It just took a lot of persistence - I was checking websites every day for months.
 

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I agree that it takes alot of patience to find a rescue Sphynx - I just applied to adopt my 2nd who luckily is only about 4 hrs away from me! But she's 10 years old, and sadly, many people don't want to adopt a cat that old - Myself, I don't care, while it's always hard to loose a family member, I just enjoy every day I have with my precious babies, and if I'm only able to give them 2-3 years of a great life, that's 2-3 years of happiness the cat may not have known otherwise! You may want to consider an older sphynx when you're ready to adopt!
 
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