- Do kittens get a “kitten pass” when introduced to other cats?
You may have heard that kittens get a “kitten pass” when introduced to other cats. Is that true? Yes and no – it depends on the personalities and past experiences of the cats and the kittens! Yes it is true that many times adult cats who might have had bad experiences or seem not to [...]
- Should you adopt a puppy and a kitten at the same time? *video*
No one is going to argue about the exponential cute factor of a puppy and kitten together! As illustrated in the photo above, the combination has amazing “aweeeeee” power. That’s is me holding one of my foster kittens and a foster puppy. What you can’t see is my happy but very tired face! Puppies and [...]
- How does it work to adopt a pet?
If you’ve never adopted a pet before, you may be wondering, how does the process work? You can see so many adorable pets for adoption on our website, but what’s the first step, and then what happens next? This article will help give you an overview of how it works to adopt a pet, so [...]
- Cutest spy ever: Agent 00Kitten
This year’s summer blockbuster is here! Following up on the success of his action-packed spy adventures Dr. Meow and Octopussycat, Agent 00Kitten is ready to strike again! Watch the video here! Secret kitten agents have been deployed in shelters and rescues across North America. You can help save the world and kittens by going to www.adoptapet.com and finding your [...]
- Video: Scooter the Neutered Cat
Hip spectacles. No testicles. Meet Scooter, the suave neutered cat. He’s making it his mission to educate cat lovers on the importance of spaying and neutering. Check out his video for some great wisdom. Plus, he’s adorable!
- Introducing a new cat – the crate method
There are lots of articles online already about how to introduce your newly adopted cat or kitten to your current cats or dogs… but most of them, including the ones we’ve written (see them here) start out with something along the lines of: “Put the new cat/kitten in a separate isolation room.” While this very [...]
- New Cat Adopter Question: Daily walks?
Like curious children exploring their world, new cat adopters never cease to delight pet adoption counselors with their unusual questions! Even after 15 years of pet adoption counseling, I can still be surprised with what they ask. Last week a new cat adopter who’d had dogs before but not cats, asked, “Do I need to [...]
- Adopting a cat or a kitten – which is better for me?
How wonderful! You are thinking about adopting a cat or kitten. Even more wonderful is that you’re doing your research (by reading this article!) before making a big decision, one that will last up to 20 years or so! There’s no denying that kittens are absolutely adorable. Their baby faces, tiny paws and noses, and [...]
- Caring for a senior pet
One of the greatest joys of my life is caring for my senior pets. My grandma called older pets with silvery fur faces “sugar faces” so ever since I was little I’ve know how sweet older pets can be. The beautiful girl you see in the photo is a “fospice” i.e foster hospice dog that [...]
- How do you know what you’re getting when you adopt a pet?
One of the concerns we hear the most often from people looking to adopt from a shelter or rescue is: “How do you know what you’re getting when you adopt a pet?” The truth is, no matter where you get a pet from, there is always an element of uncertainty. Pets aren’t cars with standard [...]