Tagged: cat adoption

3 November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month

POSTED BY Annie M IN

old dachsund-senior- header

A couple years ago I saw an interview on T.V. with a Northern California woman who had adopted a 15-year-old dog, and I’ll never forget the scene of her sitting in her living room with this old grey faced Labrador and her explaining how fulfilling it was to be providing a home to an animal in their “twilight years.” She talked about how seniors have nothing but love to give and at this stage in their lives; they are like little angels on earth. She declared that after her first senior, she would never go back and would only adopt…

It’s National Cat Day!

POSTED BY Annie M IN

grey & white tuxedo cat

Today is National Cat Day and to celebrate I’ll be showing you a little nationwide sampling of varietal adoptable cute kitties from petfinder.com, but first, a little back story…
National Cat Day occurs on October 29th and was founded by Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige. The goal of National Cat Day is to help raise public awareness concerning the number of cats that need to be rescued each year.
Last year, 12,023 cats found homes through National Cat Day celebrations and since the program was founded, approximately 75,000 cats and kittens have been adopted. You may not know that approximately…

Finding Your Soul Mate

POSTED BY Sunmin L. IN

2 hands make a heart

You first see him while out on a casual run. You notice his puppy-dog eyes, his athleticism, his playfulness, and just his enthusiasm for life.
You ran into him again while out for lunch in your neighborhood. You saw that he was with the same woman when you saw him during your run. You see that he is doting on her every move, making sure she was comfortable and protected, and shows his affection towards her by having eyes only for her.
You think to yourself, ”Where can I find someone like him?” and “How was she so lucky to…

Kitten vs. Cat: The Eternal Debate

POSTED BY Jumana B. IN

kittens in a cage

Let’s be real, no one can deny the irresistible pull of an adorable lil’ kitten. Cat lover or not, these teeny purring beasts have an inexplicable way of winning over everyone’s heart with their big round eyes, super sweet curious demeanor and fluffy as cotton-ball fur. It comes as no surprise then that more often than not it’s the shelter kittens that find their forever homes, while their adult counterparts dispiritedly look on. After all, they too get it: nothing tops the hilarity of a determined kitten chasing its very own tail! Sigh.

Alas, here you are inching your way…

Top 5 Reasons I Am Not a Crazy Cat Lady

POSTED BY Jennifer P. IN

long haired tortie with blue eyes

There are plenty of us out there, you know, the ones who like cats a little more than the general public.  We are the constituency who live by the mantra:

Like potato chips, cats can be salty, sweet at times, and most importantly irresistible to our group.  We “cat people” want the real deal.  We are not satisfied with rabbits, lizards, birds or other small pocket pets.  According to us, what is one more cat when you already have two?
“Cat people” or as I like to call them, people who love cats…a lot…are often criticized for their passion.  Here…

CATS for Cats

POSTED BY Annie M IN

brown tabby kitten with blue eyes

Last Saturday night, several of us Found Animals staffers attended a celebrity studded “school play” benefit for Kitty Bungalow – A Charm School for Wayward Cats, at the beautiful Orpheum Theater.  Kitty Bungalow is an L.A. nonprofit run by Headmistress Simons. They specialize in Trap Neuter Release (TNR) of feral cats all over the city as well as feral kitten socialization, care and adoptions.

They put on a unique interpretation of the famed play CATS and it was a lot of fun! The CATS for Cats production was based on the letters of T.S. Eliot, specifically, the stories he wrote…

Will Your Cat Beat the Heat This Summer?

POSTED BY Jonathan C. IN

torbie cat

Did you know, because of the warm weather in California, the breeding season in cats is practically year-round? Cats stay in heat for normally 4-6 days, but as the days grow longer during the spring and summer season, they go in heat again every 2-3 weeks.
Is Your Cat in Heat?
There are a few ways to tell if your cat is in heat as her behavior may change a bit. Your cat may become extra affectionate towards people and other cats, rubbing against their legs, weaving in and out between their legs and, rolling on the floor. If she…

Check Out Our New Live Web Cam!

POSTED BY Becky H. IN

grey tabby kitten

Is your day missing its daily dose of cute? Look no further! Adopt & Shop has recently launched our very own Live Kitten Cam and…Voila! Instant cuteness!

So what exactly are you looking at? The camera is currently pointing at one of our kitty play areas, and since we are heading into “kitten season”, you will often find a handful (make that an armful!) of kittens, frolicking, chasing, playing, eating, sleeping, and doing all of those things that kitties do!
People sometimes ask us what the best time is to watch the Web Cam; ie, what time are the kittens…

2 Cats are Better in Pairs

POSTED BY Annie M IN

kittens-napping-on-couch-header

I adopted my first kitten as a companion for my dog, who was suffering from separation anxiety.  The woman I adopted her from told me she was a “bottle baby,” which meant she didn’t have a mother and was raised on formula from a bottle by a kitten foster volunteer.

At that time, I didn’t know much about cat behavior and the words “bite inhibition” didn’t mean anything to me. I nicknamed my kitten Ms. Bitey because from the day I brought her home, all she wanted to do was bite and she would bite hard! I had a puppy…

Top 5 Things to Know Before You Adopt a Cat

POSTED BY Miah Rae IN

2 orange tabby kittens

Since it’s the Cat Days of Summer, I thought I would do some research and come up with the top 5 things kids should know about cats before adopting a cat. Summer is considered kitten season so there are many cats and kittens waiting in shelters for someone to give them their forever home.

 I believe these are the top 5 things you should think about before adopting a cat:
1. It’s very important to spay or neuter your cat, if they aren’t already. Cats already have a more difficult time than dogs getting adopted so you should do everything…