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Reader Stories: 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.

If you couldn't resist one or more of these shelter kittens and have given him or her a forever home, share your happy ending story, including up to two photos, with other readers.

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Delilah May and Talulah Fay

They were at the third shelter I visited, but when I saw them, it was love at first sight! The other kittens I had seen were cute, but I knew these were the girls for me! Their cage door was open and…More

Raphiel aka Raffie

It only took one visit, there were only two kittens left when I got there and Raffie was such a sweet playful little guy there was no question in my mind which kitty was for me. Originally I had requ…More

Maggie May

none! Maggie came to me @ 3 months, to be fostered while she recovered from surgery for a broken leg. Previous owner couldn't afford surgery & wanted her euthanized. She was surrendered to Humane Soc…More


just one. adopted him and took him home the same night. we picked Cosmo easily. there were several kittens but two from one litter had strabismus (they were cross-eyed) and the worker at the shelter …More

Three Kittens

These were the kitties of a stray cat, run over in front on the street. My son brought me an eight yr old cat, springs, from the shelter 4-5 yrs ago. He told me it was exactly what I needed...in othe…More


I stopped looking for another cat when I saw a kitten I could not pass. Unfortunately the Placer SPCA was closing and it was the day before Thanksgiving. When I asked the volunteer at the Placer SPCA…More

Tie Dye and Multiple Kittens

The ones in shelters the first visit sealed the deal. The ones found without homes it was love at first site. One was found in Ocala National Forrest we suspect abandoned, one was found in the middle…More

Jelly Tot and Gizmo

This does not apply to my situation but had to tell my story as I did adopt but via other means! They needed me and I actually deep down inside needed them. They were born at my house so the number o…More


I took her to a shelter, but couln't leave her. The others, it took a few trips for the right kitty to find me. She was thrown from the car, ran up the tree and jumped into my daughters lap- She was …More


I saw Maisie on the shelter website and immediately submitted an adoption application, which was successful and we got her the very next day! She looked even more gorgeous in the flesh! She was tiny …More


It was a spur of the moment visit as I was driving and I saw a shelter that I was driving by. I just had to stop and that was all it took. It was an instantaneous decision and I knew that this little…More

Karamel and Rhapsody

One! I would never turn away a kitty in need. I saw these kittens and just knew that I would keep some. I would always find a way to get a kitten a home. All Cats deserve a happy warm home to grow up…More


in alot of ways i think God gave her to me, to fill the void in my heart and to help in the recovery of my 15 yr drug addiction,because of her ive been clean a yr,and going to therapy. It doesn't get…More

Quinn (RIP)

In the few days after first seeing Quinn's mug shot on Pet Pardons, his picture just kept appearing on my FB page, as a reminder, saying hey, I'm still here, come save me, I will love you more than y…More

Bel - Adopted Shelter CAT

Just one! It was love at first sight on my part, she was abused and had a bad attitude....down right mean actually. She is a ragdoll that was also never groomed. The shelter had to shave her to get a…More


I was on our local shelter's website because they were having a clear the shelter thing going on. The clear the shelter thing was $10 for any animal. All of the animals are up to date on shots and sp…More

Tangerine and Clementine

We visited two shelters and spent an hour in the first one and we found the girls in the second one. We spent about two hours there (mostly playing with the girls and falling in love with them and as…More


We did visit two shelters and also had a look online but when it came to looking at the kittens I had seen I didn't feel a conection. But in the second shelter that's when I saw him and it was love a…More


I don't go to the shelters because I will bring them all home.If I had room I might just do that but I do not. They all deserve a special bond and love from humans. God gave them to us to love and tr…More


It only took one visit. After that first visit, I started bottle feeding for them and I have raised about 20 or 30 now on a bottle and had to give them back so she could get them adopted, but i know …More

Zeke and Wanda

It took me two weeks of serious contemplating and talking myself into taking ONLY TWO. And I knew I would take black cats because they seem to be doomed (and the pound was about 75%black cats). I wen…More

My Rescued Street Kittens, Ginger, Hoppy, and Tony

I never visited any shelters,We don't have any shelters in our County so I took them in,and there are plenty more out there that need help,we had a neuter and spay program, but it went out of busines…More

Ferdinand and Akita: Not just "Stand-ins for Dogs"

My fiance and I only briefly toyed with the idea of getting a cat before we stumbled out of a restaurant one afternoon and into the local shelter. We had been discussing it at lunch and already had a…More

Rescued Colony Kitten Taylor

We had seen Taylor in the colony a couple of times before, and treated his eyes for the infection. Some of the kittens with the same problem get better with just this treatment, but he was one of the…More

Stumpy and Friends

I did start looking at first in the paper for free kittens but none of them was just the right one for me. See, I first looked for a long hair, white female with blue eyes and she wasn't there so i d…More

Purrcy, my Adopted Polydactyl Kitten

Only one! I had never heard of polydactyl cats before. I saw one cat who looked like Joshua but when we were introduced, he just looked at me as if to say, "Nope, not interested!" Purrcy's cage had a…More

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