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Adopting a Cat

Things to Consider When Your Child Asks for a Pet

Christine Escobar | Posted 09.17.2015 | Parents
Christine Escobar

Finding the right pet for your family shouldn't be a decision that is taken lightly. As a parent, I can relate to the seemingly endless barrage of requests for a cat, a dog, a goldfish, or bird. It can be really tempting to give in to these requests, especially when you encounter an adorable, but unwanted pet who really needs a home.

This Wonderful Dog Has Been Waiting 500 Days For A Home. He's Not Alone

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.01.2015 | Good News

Roscoe the doggie loves to hike and swim. He's affectionate and sweet. What's that -- you like to play fetch? No way, Roscoe loves it, too! This hands...

New Poll Shows America Is Realizing The Truth: CAT PEOPLE ARE AWESOME

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.10.2015 | Green

We're on the verge of kitten season, that meow-gical time of year when animal shelters are overflowing with felines who need new homes. If you've b...

Tender Photo Captures Moment 102-Year-Old Woman Fell In Love With A Shelter Cat

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.22.2015 | Good News

Barbara Bates, the adoption coordinator for a Texas animal shelter, was there with her camera when 102-year-old Iona L. and 2-year-old Edward discover...

This Is Chewy. He And 50 Other Amazing Animals Need A Home.

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.22.2015 | Green

This little teddy bear of a dog had a loving home for the first 9 years of his life, but Chewy's situation changed and his family could no longer keep...

The World's Largest No-Kill Cat Sanctuary Has Saved More Than 20,000 Feline Friends

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.29.2014 | Good News

If there is a cat heaven, it probably looks a lot like this. "This" being The Cat House on the Kings, the world's largest cat rescue, where more th...

A Rocky Start: How Our Foster Cat Bono Nearly Broke Our Hearts

Helen Brown | Posted 06.12.2013 | Books
Helen Brown

Lydia opened the carry case. Bono burst into the living room. He whirled around the center of the room, faster and faster like a tornado building strength. Then, to our absolute horror, he disappeared up the fireplace.

Thinking of Adopting a Pet for the Holidays?

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 02.13.2013 | Impact
Ruth Steinberger

While we strategize ways to prevent the births of unwanted pets through targeted spay/neuter programs, this is a time during which many homes consider adding a four-legged family member to the household.

Will the Next Big Pet Social Media Site Match Adopters With Pets?

Liz Alton | Posted 07.07.2012 | Green
Liz Alton

Sites like Petfinder, AdoptaPet and are doing incredible work. But can we support their missions, make them easier and more effective, by integrating some of the latest technologies to enable better searching, better matching and easier processes?