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10 Cute Calicos Who Need a Home (Photos)

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10 Cute Calicos Who Need a Home (Photos)

Calico cats have a coat that is mostly white, with patches of two other colors whether they’re long-haired or short-haired, and single-breed or mixed-breed. “Tortoiseshell” refers to a similar appearance: tortoiseshell cats have a mottled and patchy-colored coat whose main color is not necessarily white. Interestingly enough, cats with these two coat patterns are almost always female! They’re both believed to be good luck in many cultures, and who knows… if you meet the sweetest calico/tortoiseshell cat in a shelter, she just might be, for you!

Here are ten calico/tortie cats who are looking for homes, from shelters all over the U.S. Don’t you wish you could take them all home?

(Don’t forget: if you’re looking for a new animal companion, you can use Care2′s Adoptable Pets page to find your perfect match!)


1. Snuggle Bear

1-year-old female. Helping Hands Rescue, Inc., Lewiston, ID.

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7:54AM PDT on Apr 8, 2013

Calicos are just beautiful :) hope they find forever homes

11:00AM PDT on Mar 25, 2013

sharing the puddy tats too :)

1:19PM PDT on Oct 15, 2012

Piękne koty, mam nadzieję, że szybko znajdą swój dom.

8:08AM PDT on Sep 22, 2012

I have a calico named Winnie who is very happy ! Hope to see these cats find the same!

7:34AM PDT on Sep 19, 2012

these gals are sooo adorable. hope this post aided in finding homes.

5:36AM PDT on Sep 19, 2012


1:27PM PDT on Sep 7, 2012

so cute! sharing!

12:44PM PDT on Sep 7, 2012

thanks for telling the world

8:27PM PDT on Sep 2, 2012

@ Pamela H.
You are correct. . . the tortie are also calicos. And Snuggle Bear wasn't the only tortie in the slide show.

9:08AM PDT on Sep 2, 2012

beautiful cats :) thanks for sharing :)

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