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adult black Maine Coon boy

About PA - Bertie (MCR) *Bonded Pair*

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: $125.00
  • Species: Cat
  • General Color: Black
  • Color: black / Solid
  • Eye Color: Mixed
  • Ear Type: Erect
  • Tail Type: Long
  • Current Size: 15 Pounds
  • Potential Size: 15 Pounds
  • Current Age: 8 Years 8 Months (best estimate)
  • Location: Lake Ariel PA 18436
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Declawed: No
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: High
  • Shedding Amount: High
  • Owner Experience Needed: Breed
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

These gorgeous boys, Bertie and Lucian, are bonded and should be adopted together. They were found together abandoned in a home, quite a while after their human had gone to a nursing home. It appeared that no one knew for some time that the cats were left behind.

The person who found Bertie said the following: "If I am petting the smaller one, Lucian, Bertie will get between us. He is the more affectionate of the two and will sit on your lap and make biscuits. All in all, he is a good boy!"

Bertie is a sweet and affectionate adult black Maine Coon Mix boy with strong American MC features. Stormy weather enhances the beautiful green glow around his mostly gold eyes. The vet estimates him to be about 8 years old. He is very tall and long with a long fluffy tail. He would be considered quite a large build. Poor guy was quite underweight at intake, though he is now just right.

His foster mom can attest to Bertie's affectionate lap cat nature. He loves attention and will seek you out for it. He will jump to the highest point nearby for face-to-face interactions. He will even softly stroke your cheek with his paw in the sweetest most adorable way! He loves hugs and kisses on top of his head. He will weave in and out around your legs rubbing all over you. He is a curious boy and likes to be involved in whatever you are doing.

Bertie sometimes joins Lucian in a silly game of run, play, and hide under area rugs. That is right, UNDER! It is hilarious! This could also be a trip hazard, so these boys may not be for a home with someone disabled or elderly where tripping is of specific concern. It is also advisable to provide them with safer options that allow them to enjoy this type of play.

They need a very quiet, low-activity home with very patient gentle adopter(s) who are willing to work lovingly and consistently with them (see Lucian's bio at the link below). Both cats will hide upon entering a new home and when scared. Bertie is more of a "tree dweller" type, so he should be provided with acceptable high hiding and climbing places. All hiding places should be where you can still reach them when necessary.

Bertie & Lucian would also do best as the only two pets in the household. No children nor dogs. There should be nothing noisy or unpredictable. At the same time, Lucian's ideal home should provide ample space and opportunity to run, get his zoomies on, and play to his heart's content. To summarize, HE should be the noisiest most active thing in the household, LOL! 

Their foster has worked with them on their food insecurities and to gradually get them up to a healthy weight. Both can be quite picky when it comes to food. It took an extra long time to find foods they would eat consistently and gradually get them to eat an appropriate amount after nearly starving. If they don't like it, they will not eat enough. Potential adopters should be willing to keep them on a high-quality, no-kibble diet such as healthy all-wet food. Any additions or changes to their diet should be very gradual. Seeming to stem from their food insecurities, they tend to act aggressively toward other pets whom they may see as a threat to their resources. They can exhibit territorial behaviors, particularly during meal times. They can act friendly in general with other cats, but then lash out aggressively if they perceive their meal might be in jeopardy. Thus, the recommendation is that they be the only household pets.

These boys have been happy with natural litters, showing a strong preference for walnut shell litter. They prefer their litterboxes be kept quite clean. They did eliminate outside the box when they had upset tummies from parasites - a bed became their target of choice. So, if they do relieve themselves elsewhere, that is a good indication a vet check is in order. They may also go right outside the box if they don't like the litter.

It has become clear while in foster care that Bertie has a textbook Pica disorder. His "addiction" seems to mostly focus on wool-like textures, such as insulation. This can also translate to the stuffing in cat beds or plush toys, so best to avoid those. When in pursuit of it, he can be destructive and at times act out aggressively. In the absence of wooly items, he may also eat cardboard. It is imperative that he does not have access to such items. Neither of these boys should be anywhere with a drop ceiling. Bertie does not exhibit mentioned negative behaviors in the absence of stuff that is "addictive" to him - his true nature is an ideal, lovable cat! His Foster is happy to discuss further details with potential adopters. 

Bertie has the signature Maine Coon double coat so he needs frequent grooming to prevent matting and keep his gorgeous coat in good condition. He has come to love gentle grooming as part of affection and cuddle time.

Bertie has received a clean bill of health from the vet. He had a full senior blood panel with good results. Tartar on his teeth helped the vet in estimating his age and he has since had a fresh dental.

Bertie is located in Lake Ariel, PA. We would like to keep them within 200 miles of Lake Ariel, PA. However, each application will be looked at on a case-by-case basis. If the adopter does not meet halfway an $85.00 transport fee will be added.

Bertie's Adoption Fee is $125.00. Lucian's Adoption Fee is $125.00. There is a $25.00 discount for adopting 2 cats. The adoption fee for both boys would be $225.00.

Bertie's Adoption Fee includes the following: neuter, updated FVRCP Vaccine, Rabies Vaccine, Wellness Exam, bloodwork panel, dental, Flea Treatment, Dewormer, and Microchip.

Click here to view Lucian's profile.

These boys are so worth the small effort they need! They are both so sweet once you break through their barriers and will reward you 10xs over, and then some! They are worth going the extra mile for!


For more information please contact Maine Coon Rescue at:


Date of birth: 09/01/2015
Location: Lake Ariel, PA
Available for adoption: Now


To fill out an Adoption Application click here.

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More about PA - Bertie (MCR) *Bonded Pair*

Is Not Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Is Not Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Likes to play with toys, Likes to be in your lap, Protective, Playful, Affectionate, Intelligent, Not good with small dogs


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