“One of my three cats passed away very unexpectedly on the first of this year, and we, as a family, were devastated. By February, it became clear to me that we all had room in our hearts for a new little buddy. I was browsing the website and came across one of the cutest, silliest faces I had ever seen, and I quickly set up an appointment to meet him at his foster mom's home.
As soon as I was in the same room with Cole, now ‘Iggy,’ I knew he was the one. At seven months old, he was so sweet and sooooo playful. His foster mom Pam was absolutely wonderful, and the whole adoption process was a very positive experience.
On his first day home, Iggy played with every toy in the house within the first hour, and he was not at all shy about going up to my other two cats to say hello (although he very respectfully took the second-level perch on the cat tower, leaving the top for my other boy). Just days later, they were all playing together and grooming each other.
P.S. - My amazing sister organized a secret fundraiser for WHS in memory of my cat who passed away in January and surprised me with it on my birthday. My friends and family raised $1,515 for WHS! It was the best surprise ever and such a perfect way to honor the life of my sweet little boy.”
When we first met Artemis, she was very slender and skittish. We sadly found out that she had been abandoned by her previous owner. When the WHS folks took her up to the adoption room to play with us, she came right out of her shell, rolled on her back, and showed us her beautiful white belly. We knew right then - it was true love.
She has such an inquisitive and independent personality, kind of like the Greek goddess for whom she is named. Artemis settled in quickly and showed us her playful, mischievous side after a few months with us. We look forward to coming home to her every evening, when she'll curl up in our laps or beside us, and even wriggle in to sleep between us. We're so glad we adopted our little goddess!”
“In November, I walked into the New
York Avenue Adoption Center not knowing if ‘my cat’ was going to be there, but
Olga, formerly ‘Trina,’ knew right away. She came up to my hand when I held it
against her cage and wouldn't leave it. When I asked if I could see her out of
her cage, she crawled right up my chest and head-butted my chin. I think we
realized we were pretty much soul mates. I'm so glad I was able to bring her
home with me that day.
Olga has gained about a pound and a half since coming out of the adoption center. She loves paper bags, shoelaces, and Wet Food Wednesdays. Her favorite activities are snuggling, sitting in the window to watch people walk by, and yodeling at the birds in the yard. If there is a lap in the room, she will find it. If there's more than one, she will test them all out to see which is most comfortable. I can't imagine my life without her now. ”
Excerpt from Petfinder Happy Tails
Bethe Almeras enjoyed looking at adoptable cats on Petfinder, but the time to adopt never seemed quite right. Then one day, she saw Sir.
“There was something about his picture that just appealed to me,” the Washington, DC, resident says. “He looked equal parts cute and clever, and I knew I had to go meet him.” She went to Washington Humane Society, only to find that he was sick. “Even though he wasn’t feeling his best, he was sweet and responsive to me,” she says. “When I went to leave, he stood up and put his two front paws on my chest.”
That would be
enough to touch anyone, and it certainly sealed the deal for Bethe. Read the rest here!
WHS Cat Adoption Promotion: The Cats go Marching Two by Two
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