• Domestic Short Hair-black
  • Medium Size
  • Young
  • Primary color: Black
  • Needs a Home Without Kids
  • Current on Vaccinations
  • Neutered
  • House Trained


GERARD - ID#A044915

Hi, my name is GERARD.  I am a neutered male, black Domestic Shorthair.  The shelter staff think I am about 10 months old.  When you first meet me, I will most likely ignore you. Please understand that I am very shy around strangers, but once you have gained my trust, I will entertain you with hours of feline antics. Here's a video of me romping with my foster mom:

Also, don’t be fooled by my size.  I am still very much a kitten at heart.  I love attention and hope not to be left alone too much, but even so, I am not a lap cat… yet.  My favorite thing in the world is to be scratched under my chin.  You can follow that up with scratching just about any part of me and also belly rubs.  My favorite toy is simply a towel on the floor.  I love to skid into it and under it and wrestle with it.  I also love to play with ping pong balls.  My foster mom calls me a gentle giant.  I play rough with my toys but have never bitten or scratched anyone.  Due to my shyness, however, I would not be good with young children.  Won’t you please take me home!


Thank you for your interest in adopting an animal… begin the process you will need to access & submit an adoption application. 

You can access our adoption application at either, or on the City of San Clemente’s website, under the Animal Services option.  An adoption application can be submitted to the shelter, via Fax at (949) 366-4765, via email to, or dropped off at the shelter in the drop box, located by our front door.  The San Clemente – Dana Point Animal Shelter is located at 221 Avenida Fabricante in San Clemente.

We look forward to receiving your application and will be in contact with you via email.

The shelter is currently closed to walk-in public, due to the COVID-19 virus. 

Staff are on site during our regular business hours (below), to address phone calls,  offer shelter services by appointment only, as well as handle any/all animal control concerns.

Our regular business hours are as follows: 

Monday – Closed

Tuesday – 10-4

Wednesday – 10-4

Thursday – 10-4

Friday – 10-4

Saturday – 10-4

Sunday – 12-3

In person services are by appointment only, due to the COVID-19 virus, please contact the shelter at (949) 492-1617, for more information.


What's Included in Fee

The adoption fee for cats is $100, which covers the following: spay or neuter, microchip, current vaccines, testing for FeLV and FIV, flea treatment if required, "New Owner" folder packed with helpful information, and one free basic health examination within 5 days of adoption from a veterinarian on our list.