- 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 ones we’ve written, start out with something along the lines of: “Put the new cat/kitten in a separate isolation room.” While this very sound advice, as it […]
- 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 […]
- How to cure Only-Kitten Syndrome
Doesn’t it sound terrible? “Only-Kitten Syndrome” can be terrible indeed! It’s not a scientific condition, but it is very real. Kittens are almost always born in a litter with multiple siblings, and along with their mom cat’s nursing and other care, the kitty pack plays an important role in kitten social development. But sometimes, a […]
- 3 Tips for Giving the Gift of a Pet
You may not know that giving a pet as a gift is a hot topic of debate in the animal sheltering and rescue community! Some folks feel very strongly that pets should never be given as gifts in any circumstance, while others think giving pets as gifts is great no matter what… and then there […]
- Seniors Guide to Adopting a Cat
While we all can enjoy the unconditional love a companion pet offers, cats can make ideal companions for senior citizens. Pets can offer loyalty, provide joy, and give unconditional love. They can also make excellent nap buddies and lap warmers! Retired senior folks often have more time to spend on caring and loving for their […]
- How to pick a pet if you have allergies
What do you do when you know you have allergies to some or most pets, but still want to adopt one? Maybe cats make your eyes itch and nose run, but you’ve lived with a dog before and didn’t have any allergic reaction to that particular pet. There are as many possible scenarios as there are types […]