Happy Beginnings

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Milo 10-14 Ca

Milo 10-14 Cb

Tanya wrote,  I had specific requirements when I decided to add two furries to my home. I wanted kittens, preferably 8-12 weeks old. I wanted a male orange tabby and a female black longhair. I wanted a male kitten that was very vocal and I wanted both kittens to be brave, friendly, people and pet oriented.  When I went on 9/14, I didn't find small kittens in the cat room. Instead I found very beautiful adult cats and many juvenile or near juvenile kittens. I walked around the cattery a number of times looking at all of the cats and kittens and I was drawn to Milo's cage. 1st I loved that he had a litter mate in his cage and that he was very playful. When I took him out and visited with him in the private room, he was very inquisitive. He allowed me to pick him up and pet him.  He stole my heart. It only took two days for Milo, his name means merciful, to acclimate to my home. The second evening he slept in my bed. Milo is my guard kitty, he inspects everyone who comes to the house. He is keen on ensuring that I am using my human litter box correctly, and he has asserted himself as the alpha cat in the house, though he has done so with kindness, pouncing, and constant chatter. Milo is a joy to be around and I am glad that I adopted this frisky, muscular, playful, loving eight month old kitten.  Right now he is in my office with his sister/girlfriend Shadow Breeze looking out the window. They are rubbing shoulders; you would think they were littermates instead of new friends of three weeks.

Cinder 1014aD

Cinder 1014bDNeil wrote, We adopted Cinder several weeks ago and she's quickly made herself at home as you can see. She loves cuddling, is learning to walk on a leash, and has great manners and curiosity. Tennis balls are her preferred toys, and she LOVES watching TV (educational only!). What a cutie!

Lexi 9-14aD

Lexi 9-14bD

Bonnie wrote,  Lexi is adjusting very well to her new home. She has just been with us three weeks but is already part of the family.



Joseph wrote, We adopted Gatsby around 4 months old. He's acclimated very well to his new home. We love him so much. He's the perfect balance to our lifestyle.

Izzy 9-14 C

Luciana wrote, Izzy is doing great, she is a mellow cat, sleeps all day when we not playing and she loves spending time on the sofa on top of our shoulders or bellies.  She is a respiratory infection and sneezes a lot, she had has first vet appointment and she is taking enisl-f for 30 days, going back on the end of the month for her rabies and leukemia and distemper shots.


Ricey 9-14aD

Ricey 9-14bD

Lisa wrote, adopting Ricey last month was one of the best decisions I have made for this family. RIcey is a little over a year old, she's great with the children and she's the sweetest dog I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She always wants to be next to someone. We are over the moon that she is the newest addition to our family. We will always be her forever home and she will always be forever in our hearts.



 Danielle wrote, We had no intention to adopt on our trip; we were planning on waiting until we moved. Riot had other plans for us. This little girl was one of the first pups we wanted to get to know but someone else had already begun the process for her adoption. We played with some other pups but had not had that real “spark” yet with any. But, as luck would have it Snickers, her caps name, was back up for adoption. We feel in love with her the second we got her in a room to play. Upon taking her home all she wanted to do was play with Daisy (the silver dog).... they have been inseparable since. As for her name she picked it we tried everything to get her attention, finally when we tried Riot she just looked at us sneezed and barked. She has been a Riot since we have had her and a great addition to the family. She is one smart girl who loves to annoy her sister, cuddle with everyone, and give you lots of kisses whether you want them or not. To whoever didn't adopt her that day, I thank you she has helped Daisy come out of her shell and provided us with a family member.

Savannah 9-18-14aD

Savannah 9-18-14bD

Kaitlin wrote, saw Savannah's picture on the website and knew she was the one. I love basenjis and she was a basenji mix. It sounded like she had a rough start since she was returned the first time she was adopted. She's very shy and polite for an 8 month old puppy. I was surprised. She's been a great fit for my timid personality. We lovingly call her Puppy-cat because she's so cat-lik 

Duffy 914D1

Duffy 914D2

 Ken and Liz wrote,  Duffy is having a wonderful life, and has become part of the pack which includes Liz (my wife), me, Petunia the Cat, and Tab Tab the Cat. He has slimmed down with all the walks, and his nose has sniffed out the raccoons in our woods. He is not off the leash,  I have a long extension leash and a halter that make us both happy.


Amandine wrote, We named this lady cat "mademoiselle fleur". She is a very affectionate and playful cat. She gets amazingly well with our 2 girls (5 and 3 years old). She was sick the first week we got her (vomiting and diarrhea) - vet said she probably ate something bad or she was maybe just stressed by her new environment. But since then, she's been doing great. She took ownership of the whole house - couch and bed included - and she is so cute that it's been hard to tell her no. And now i guess it is too late so.  We are very happy to have her as a new member of our family.