9 year old • Male
Basil is a big, beautiful boy! He is on a weight loss journey, but currently he's an impressive 18 lbs. He has a shiny black and white coat, the cutest soft pink nose, and delicate green eyes. Basil is a very expressive fella - showing lots of emotion on his adorable face. You can follow along with his foster journey on his foster home's instagram @foxtailfosters .
Basil is a very social guy, and really just wants to be near a human whenever possible. He enjoys some time on a lap, especially if he's cold, but he mostly prefers a spot pressed right up against a human's legs instead. He's an under-the-covers-snuggler, too, often spending his alone time as a lump under a blanket.
Basil has a playful streak - enjoying a few games of chase throughout the day. But for the most part, he's very low key and content with a little bit of bird watching from his window perch in between long naps. He's quite agile for a big boy - enjoying climbing the cat tree to get better views of the birds outside. Basil sometimes gives a little nibble when setting his boundaries, so for that reason he will do best in a home without young children.
Basil was surrendered to IAR when his elderly owner was no longer able to care for him.
Basil needs a dental surgery for periodontal disease, that IAR will provide, once he has lost enough weight to safely undergo anesthesia. He is available for adoption prior to surgery with agreement from the new owner to continue his weight loss protocol and return him for surgery. He is currently 18 lbs, but should be 14 - 16 lbs.