Monkey, more affectionately called Monk the Hunk, is a beautiful 8-year-old tabby male. He is currently the resident grump at his current foster home. Don’t be fooled by his perma-scowl though! Monkey is an affectionate cat that likes to be at the center of attention. After a few months in his new home Monkey has visibly become more affectionate and incredibly playful around his foster mommies. He’s even become a bit of a cuddle bum and will climb up into the laps of the “chosen ones” (check out the video link below). Further, Monkey is a very chatty fellow- and will greet his family at the door when they come home. Monkey needs a lot of attention or he gets frustrated – he hates knowing something is going on in a part of the house and will usually meow and paw at the door. His foster family is currently working on positive reinforcement to change this behaviour, and his new family is encouraged to do the same.

Monkey being cuddly:

Although playful, Monkey has been known to become easily overstimulated resulting in some hard nipping and occasional scratching. Due to this it is recommended that he go to a home with no children, with true “cat people” who can respect his boundaries. In his previous foster home Monkey got along very well with the house dog, and with supervision could even live with a pet bird! If you’re interested in adopting Monkey or have any questions don’t hesitate to contact GRAB who can get you in touch with Monkey’s foster parents.

Monkey is available for adoption through Grand River All Breed rescue.  The adoption donation is $175. All of our cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated as part of their adoption. If you’d like to adopt, please fill out an application. You can also reach us by email at