Tiny Spirit Kittens are born outdoors to feral (wild) moms and have had little to no contact with humans. They are shy and fearful of people until they learn to trust. Their first and most important bond with a human will be with you!

What to Expect as a Tiny Spirit Kitten Adopter

Tiny Spirit Kittens are individuals with unique preferences and levels of comfort. In time, some may become very sweet and outgoing, while others may only ever trust you and no one else.

  • Tiny Spirit Kittens need your time, patience, and understanding.
  • They need a small, confined space in your home with easy access to food, water, and a litter box during their adjustment period.
  • They should be touched and handled very often to build their trust and social skills.
  • Tiny Spirit Kittens are usually very comfortable in the presence of other cats.
  • You are teaching your Tiny Spirit Kitten the important lesson that people are good and that it's okay to trust them.

Watch: Crabapple's Transformation

Kitten Lady's Hannah Shaw created the following video on how to socialize and desensitize a feral (wild) kitten to life with people.

Find a Tiny Spirit Kitten

Adopting Tiny Spirit Kittens saves lives and makes space in the shelter for more vulnerable kittens in need. Tiny Spirit Kittens are typically available in the warmer season, between May and early November.

Visit our website to look for a Tiny Spirit Kitten or visit Dakin's adoption center Tuesday - Saturday from 12:30 - 3:00.

If you have questions, email us at Springfield@dakinhumane.org.