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Calico / Domestic Short Hair (short coat)  : :  Female (spayed)  : :  Adult  : :  Medium

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Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County - ALMOST HOME

29 Stagebridge Road, Lovingston, VA  22949

Phone:  434 263-7722


Posted animals are physically located at the above address except when indicated with the following notations after the animal’s name:

  • Animal Name (FC=initials) -- indicates the animal is living in Foster Care. To meet the animal, please contact the foster directly when contact information is provided; otherwise call the shelter at 434 263-7722.
  • Animal Name (COURTESY) – this animal is posted as a public courtesy using information provided by the owner.  Our shelter does not own or guarantee the information provided by the owner to be complete and accurate.  Also, adoption does not involve our shelter but is strictly between the adopter and the owner.


About Candy

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Species: Cat
  • Rescue ID: 13746
  • General Color: Calico or Dilute Calico
  • Color: Calico
  • Ear Type: Natural/Uncropped
  • Location: 29 Stagebridge Road Lovingston VA 22949 (434) 263-7722
  • Declawed: No
  • Housetrained: Yes

UPDATE:   FEBRUARY 26, 2021   

Candy spent several weeks in an adoptive home but has been returned to Almost Home. What we have learned about Candy is that, upon adoption, she needs to start out in a room without excessive clutter or too many small crevices to hide in. It should be a place where the adopter can spend one-on-one time near Candy while letting Candy decide how much contact she is comfortable with. Candy enjoys being read books out loud. She is interested in strings and wand toys that are moving about the room. One of her favorite toys is a catnip-stuffed mouse. She will carry it around the room  and “talk” to let you know how proud she is of her special toy. Candy might even ask to share a snack that you are eating.


Candy is just right for a patient cat-savvy adult who wants to make a difference in a shy cat’s life.


DATE:  AUGUST 27, 2019

Candy .. How can you resist a look like that? A soft, welcoming face and delicious vanilla, fudge, and caramel markings.

Candy came to us from Animal Control as a 6-month-old feral kitten in 2011. Loving foster care and kind, patient treatment at Almost Home have worked wonders. We believe a loving parent and a stable environment will allow her to be the friendly companion she wants to be. 

Candy enjoyed several months in a home where she loved to snuggle on her foster mom’s bed and explore the house. Much as her foster mom loved her, she could not keep her because the long-time resident cat objected to the new feline competition. Here are the top ten things Candy wants you to know:

  1. Greetings Are Grand: Candy will greet you every time you enter her room.
  2. Proximity Is Cool: She loves to sit next to you
  3. Playing Is Oh-So Fun:  Candy’s favorite games include the laser light and ribbons bobbing around on the end of a wand. However, she doesn’t have much use for toy balls or fake mice. Live creatures like ladybugs are lots of fun, so she can help with pest control.
  4. Petting Preferences Vary: She thinks petting is good. That is until it’s not. In other words, she’s a typical feline who has mixed feelings.
  5. Eating Is Social (and Yummy): You can bribe Candy. Find some canned food, and you have the key to her heart. She even wants you to sit close by while she eats. After all, eating should be a social occasion.
  6. Blankets Are Luxurious: Another luxury she enjoys is a blanket to sleep underneath.
  7. Peace and Quiet: She prefers a quiet, peaceful environment — no boisterous, fast-moving children, please.
  8. Cleanliness Is a Virtue: Candy has some pride — she keeps herself clean and uses the litter box well.
  9. Carriers Should Be Banned: She prefers not to get into the carrier to go to the vet, so will make it challenging for you without resorting to aggressive tactics such as biting.
  10. Animals Are OK: Candy will likely get along with other animals as long as they are not aggressive. If chased, she’ll hide.

Come to meet Candy and fall in love.

More about Candy

Good with cats. Not good with kids.

More about Candy

Good with Cats, Is Not Good with Kids

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29 Stagebridge Road •  Lovingston, VA 22949  •  (434) 263-7722 •  pets [ at ]