ID# C-09-254

15 year old • Male

All About Me

Gorgeous classic dark brown tabby - the kind with the dark swirl pattern on his side.

They say that a baby with big paws will grow into a BIG boy, and we're sure that's true of Riley. Riley is already turning into a big bundle of joy. He wasn't brought inside with humans until he was 12 weeks old and, as a result, Riley takes a while to get used to new people and places. But, kitties that are cautious of new experiences are often especially affectionate with their own humans, and that goes double for Riley. He is 200% mama's boy. He flips and flops to give his foster mom maximal access to all of his itchy spots, and she never seems to pet him enough. When her hand stops moving he gets up and rubs the length of his body against whatever human body part is most available - kneecap, elbow, forehead, or big toe. In addition, Riley is FABULOUS with other kitties. His foster mom can't decide whether his foster sibs think that he is their big brother or their mama. Riley wrestles them into a head lock, and then holds them down for a nice long grooming session. He bonded quickly to all of his kitty friends, but he holds a special place in his heart for sister Erin.

We held a special photo shoot on a cuddly Sunday afternoon to show off Erin and Riley's sweetheart personalities. Click here to see their pictures.

My Details
Likes Cats Yes
Likes Dogs Unknown
Likes Young Kids Unknown


Riley and his siblings Roary and Erin were found outside with their mama by a past IAR adopter at 11-12 weeks old. We rescued them ASAP and went right to work helping them figure out that humans are nice. All 3 babies have lovely personalities, but it will take a special adopter to see past their shy personalities to the bundle of love underneath. Read more about Riley's rescue story at