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There are a number of consideration in getting a new cat, including "where do I go to get a cat?" You will rarely go wrong by adopting from your local shelter or cat rescue group. You will possibly help save the life of a cat, and reap untold benefits for years to come.
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Seniors Adoption of Cats
Retirees and other seniors can reap huge benefits through the adoption of a cat, particularly an older cat or one with special needs.

2010 Adopted Shelter Cats Picture Gallery
April is a time of renewal, in both the environmental and spiritual meaning. As such, it's a wonderful time to celebrate shelter cat adoption. There is nothing more rewarding that the knowledge that you have made a difference to another being. Adopting a shelter cat or rescuing a cat makes a big difference, not only to the cat, who may literally...

Adoptable Shelter Cats Submission Form
The 2010 Adoptable Shelter Cat Picture Gallery is my way of giving back to the many adopted cats who have given me unconditional love over the years. This form was designed to allow animal shelters and cat rescue organizations an easy way to submit photos and stories of adoptable shelter cats in your organization.

Adoptable Shelter Cats Picture Gallery
The Adoptable Shelter Cat Gallery was envisioned as a way of getting homeless cats in animal shelters and cat rescues into the public limelight, and helping special shelter cats find loving forever homes. It is a way for me to give back to the cats who have taught me so much about life, courage, companionship, and unconditional love. You may reap all those wondrous benefits too, by giving a lovin…

True Stories of Adopted Shelter Cats Success
Adopted shelter cats and cats from rescues make the very best lifelong companions. Shelter cats may be facing a death sentence, or languishing in a cage for months on end. The odds are in favor of the cute kittens, who may readily find homes while the older cats are often left in the shadows. They may be the ones you'll see gazing forlornly from the back corner of their cages, or sometimes thrust…

ARF - Animal Rescue Foundation: Photo Tour
Join me for a photo tour of Tony LaRussa's ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation), a state-of-the-art no-kill shelter for cats and dogs, located in Walnut Creek California.

Organize a Safe Room for Your Cat
One of the most important tasks to attend to before bringing home a new cat is to organize a 'safe room' for her. It should include all the necessities a cat needs for comfort and security. Follow these step-by-step instructions for the best results.

Is A Cat the Best Pet for You?

Do you find the need for a companion pet in your life? Perhaps you're undecided between a cat or a dog, pet bird, or pet hamster or other small exotic pet All of these pets require varying amounts of care for optimum health and happiness, and none are maintenance-free.

Whil…

Shelter Cat Adoption
Animal Shelters and cat rescue organizations play a huge role in helping homeless cats and dogs find permanent loving homes. The reasons for adopting a cat from a shelter are countless, both for the benefit of a cat as well as the adopting parent. A shelter cat will sense that you are a kind person, and will reward you with a lifetime of unconditional love. You simply can't go wrong by choosing y…

Should I adopt a cat online?
A readers asks, 'Should I adopt a cat online?' Cat adoption is a very personal matter and it isn't always wise to do so online. Read my reply to this cat adoption FAQ

Adopting a Cat ? Look to Your own Local Shelter
People sometimes display a whacked sense of priorities where it comes to deciding when and how to adopt a cat. They will turn a blind eye to the hundreds of cats in local shelters but become obsessed to adopt one needy cat far away, that has made the news.

Adopt a Shelter Cat - Kill or No?
While we might deplore the conditions at some shelters, the solution is not to turn our collective backs on them, but to support the selfless volunteers who are doing all they can to improve conditions, and to make life a little better for those cats that faced an almost guaranteed death.

Where to Go to Adopt
You have a number of choices at hand, depending on your particular needs and family atmosphere, starting with your local shelter or rescue group.

Bringing Home a Shelter Cat
So you've decided to open your home to a shelter cat. It will be helpful to know what to expect when you bring him home. There will be a number of things to watch for, both physical and behavioral. The cat who seemed affectionate while in a cage may suddenly become shy, withdrawn, or even aggressive. Careful pre-planning will help avoid many inherent problems

Shelter Cat Adoption Success Gallery
Adopting a shelter cat makes a big difference, not only to the cat, who may literally have been on death row, but to your own life. Cats are well-known for giving unconditional love to their human companions, and you'll find your life enriched immeasurably. The stories presented here in our Shelter Cats Adoption Picture Gallery offer a strong case for the adoption of shelter cats.

Adopted Shelter Cat of the Week Picture Gallery
There is nothing more rewarding that the knowledge that you have made a difference to another being. Adopting a shelter cat makes a big difference, not only to the cat, who may literally have been on death row, but to your own life. Cats are well-known for giving unconditional love to their human companions, and you'll find your life enriched immeasurably. This picture gallery honors very special…

2010 Adopted Shelter Kittens Success Stories
Adopted shelter kittens and kittens from rescues can make the very best lifelong companions. During 'kitten season' shelters are overflowing with kittens to choose from. You can help free up shelter space for more needy cats by adopting two or more kittens. Share your adopted kitten photos and stories here. See submissions See submissions ......See submissions

Most Unforgettable Adopted Cats Contest Semi-Finalists
There are 30 semi-finalists in the Most Unforgettable Adopted Cats Contest. Three groups of 10 cats each are listed alphabetically. You are asked to vote for one cat in each group. This is Group Number Three. This voting will run until July 15, 2010 at midnight.One other runoff vote will start July 17th and end on July 31st at midnight E.T. The winner of this contest will be announced in the fir…

Most Unforgettable Adopted Cats Contest Semi-Finalists
There are 30 semi-finalists in the Most Unforgettable Adopted Cats Contest. Three groups of 10 cats each are listed alphabetically. You are asked to vote for one cat in each group. This is Group Number One. This voting will run until July 15, 2010 at midnight.One other runoff vote will start July 17th and end on July 31st at midnight E.T. The winner of this contest will be announced in the first…

Most Unforgettable Adopted Cats Contest Semi-Finalists
There are 30 semi-finalists in the Most Unforgettable Adopted Cats Contest. Three groups of 10 cats each are listed alphabetically. You are asked to vote for one cat in each group. This is Group Number Two. This voting will run until July 15, 2010 at midnight. One other runoff vote will start July 17th and end on July 31st at midnight E.T. The winner of this contest will be announced in the firs…

Most Unforgettable Adopted Cats Contest Finalists
There are nine finalists in the Most Unforgettable Adopted Cats Contest, listed here alphabetically. You are asked to vote for one cat . This voting period will run from July 17, 2010 until July 31, 2010 at midnight ET. The winner and two runners-up of this contest will be announced in the first week of August, 2010. Congratulations to all the cats submitted for this contest. You are ALL winners…

Cutest Kitten Contest Semi-Finalists Group One
There are 30 semi-finalists in the Cutest Kitten Contest. Three groups of 10 kittens each are listed alphabetically. You are asked to vote for one kitten in each group. This is Group Number One. This voting will run until August 15, 2010 at midnight.One other runoff vote will start August 17th and end on August 31st at midnight E.T. The winner of this contest will be announced in the first week …

Cutest Kitten Contest Semi-Finalists Group Two
There are 30 semi-finalists in the Cutest Kitten Contest. Three groups of 10 kittens each are listed alphabetically. You are asked to vote for one kitten in each group. This is Group Number Two. This voting will run until August 15, 2010 at midnight.One other runoff vote will start August 17th and end on August 31st at midnight E.T. The winner of this contest will be announced in the first week …

Cutest Kitten Semifinalist Group Three
There are 30 semi-finalists in the Cutest Kitten Contest. Three groups of 10 kittens each are listed alphabetically. You are asked to vote for one kitten in each group. This is Group Number Three. This voting will run until August 15, 2010 at midnight.One other runoff vote will start August 17th and end on August 31st at midnight E.T. The winner of this contest will be announced in the first wee…

Temp to Perm Cats Stories
I've noticed a common thread running through many stories about our cats - that of a temporary cat or kitten who stayed for life. It may have been...See submissions

Multiple Cat Households
Perhaps adopting one or two younger cats will bring new pleasure into the lives of your older cats.

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