Shadow is a senior kitty who arrived at the shelter with his friend Sassy, when their owner died without a pet plan in place. It has taken us a while to list Shadow, because he came in weighing only 6 pounds, with severe hyperthyroidism that had apparently been undermedicated for at least a year. We got him on track with the right dosage and he is looking great after just 6 weeks! Hyperthyroidism is fairly common in senior cats (we know Shadow is at least 8, and could be more). The treatment that is working for Shadow is a small pill given morning and evening; the medication costs less than 70 cents per day, and we have no trouble getting him to eat his pill when tucked into a small ball of wet food, or into a pill pocket and then put . . . → Read More: New adoptable cat: SHADOW
Austin and Nick come as a team; they are each about 12 years old, and ended up in the shelter after their wonderful, doting owner died without a pet plan in place. These adorable boys are reportedly a poodle mix and a maltese mix, and they are pretty lost and afraid at the shelter. We have them sharing a kennel, and hope to place them together in a final forever home.
Austin and Nick are housetrained, and used to live with cats (the kitties will be listed on our cats page soon). They are still pretty frisky, but definitely less energetic than a puppy! Nick, in particular, is pretty laid back – lots of cuddle time available with these boys. It takes them a few minutes of calm interaction before they relax around new people; at the . . . → Read More: New adoptable dogs: AUSTIN and NICK
Amber is a healthy, friendly senior, who ended up at the shelter in 2011 when her owner’s disabilities worsened. She was adopted in November 2011, but recently came back to the shelter because she just couldn’t accept the other kitty in the home. This means Amber will do best as an only cat!
Amber will be turning 11 years old in July 2012, and is a very laid-back kitty, who spends most of her time relaxing in her favorite shelter basket. She would be a great companion for a retired person or couple, and could also be a good family pet in a single-pet home.
Amber is not a big fan of being picked up; she loves to be petted and brushed, but likes her feet best firmly on the ground. Amber is a really easy, “out of . . . → Read More: Today’s featured cat: AMBER
Bailey is a very special guy; the vet thinks he is at least 10 years old, and he was abandoned this winter at a local trailer park. Sounds like an unhappy scenario, and we wouldn’t blame Bailey for complaining about his lot in life… but he is so darn HAPPY all the time, he’s the new go-to guy for anyone who has been having a bad day.
You can read all about him on his Adoption Listing
We know it will take a lot of luck for one very special person to find his listing and invite him home for however much time he has left… prayers, happy thoughts, and/or focused energy/visualizations from anyone who can send such help Bailey’s way will be much appreciated. Together, we can find him that special happy ending!
Meet Brownie – He’s an older dog, we are guessing around 8 years old, who has the heart of a puppy! We think Brownie is some sort of retriever/shepherd mix. He was originally a stray dog, who was never claimed from Republic city impound, so we decided to take him in and give him a chance to find the retirement home he deserves.
You can see all his photos, his video, and read all about him on his listing: Brownie
Amber, Owl (now Gus), and Eeyore all went home this week
November is Adopt a Senior Pet month, and we are delighted that Amber is our first senior pet heading home! She will be so happy to have a warm lap and guaranteed sun spot for her golden years.
Our other adoptees this week are two more of the kittens that were abandoned at a remote campsite last month; Owl (who is now Gus) got a ride out to his new home in Spokane, and Eeyore has joined his family, which includes his new best friend, a BIG labrador retriever named Olle.
A senior and two black cats – now THAT’S a successful adoption week!
clockwise from top left: Silk, Amber, Scoche, DejaVu
Silk (age 12), Amber (age 10), DejaVu (age 7) and Scoche (age 5) are currently sharing one of the shelter’s 4 cat rooms. They ended up at the shelter because their owner became disabled and could no longer care for them, but did not have any sort of pet plan in place.
These cats are all indoor-only kitties, which limits their adoption options.
Silk and Amber are both happy, social cats – a bit fat, but in good health. Other than being indoor-only, their big obstacle to adoption is just their age. While 12 and 10 are senior cat ages, they could easily have another 10 happy, healthy years ahead of them. They just need cat lovers who will give them the retirement homes they deserve, with sun spots and chin skritches. . . . → Read More: 4 special adoptable cats, need very special cat-lovers. Donation Optional!
Cybele has an odd story, sure wish she could talk! About 4 years ago, Cybele showed up as a stray at a local animal lover’s home. She hung around long enough to be spayed and vaccinated and to be thought of as a member of the family… then one day, she disappeared, never to be seen again. BUT WAIT! Fast forward 4 years, and guess who showed up again, at the same animal lover’s home?! Cybele, where have you BEEN?!
Unfortunately, the home she returned to now has a dog that doesn’t care for kitties, so Cybele is now with the shelter, waiting for a new home (where she promises to stay forever… right, Cybele?!)
Cybele is about 11 years old now, and is a lovely tortoiseshell who looks like she has a bit of Manx in the mix, from those teeny little . . . → Read More: Give Cybele a home