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My Foster Kittens: Adopt a Shelter Pet Month

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Petcurean.

October was National Adopt a Shelter Pet Month, but I never got a chance to share anything on my blog about it until now. As those of you who know me already are aware, in October we decided to foster the cutest little kittens through Spay the Strays. Although all the pets we have had throughout our lives have come from either being feral in the neighborhood or through our local shelter, I have never fostered cats before. Well, last month I got sick and was out of work for 3.5 weeks and since most of that time I was on isolation I thought it would be the perfect time to help out a local rescue who needed an emergency foster for three little kittens who were 5 weeks old.

I chose to do kittens because we have two full grown cats and kittens would be much more accepted in our home than competing adult cats. George and Carmen (our cats) can’t be bothered with kittens so our decision to take on these little rascals was a good one. I snuck out in the middle of the night and picked them up once our family all agreed and it’s been such a fun month watching them grow up (and sleep). Last week they were finally at the age/weight to be eligible for pre-adoption and we brought them to PetCo for the Adoption Fair. Carla, the white-faced girl got pre-adopted and once her home visit is complete and Carla is big enough to be fixed she will move to her new home. This weekend I’m hoping our little boy, Bubba, and his sister, Lil’ Bit will be pre-adopted together.

If you have ever contemplated fostering and helping out with a local rescue I highly encourage it. You might want to look into Adopting a Senior Pet or if you are thinking about a dog, check out 8 Reasons why adopting a dog is a wonderful thing to do. It’s been a blast and these little ones have made an impact on my family that I will never forget. I can only hope we made an impact on them as well.

 

GIVEAWAY FOR PET LOVERS

Share your stories/experiences with an adoption/foster/rescue that you’ve worked with or adopted from and one lucky winner will be rewarded a prize pack from Petcurean and IKEA! Because IKEA believes dogs and cats aren’t just pets, but they are members of the family they have added to their pet line. When we decided to foster this little family we stopped over to IKEA and picked up a cute LURVIG pet bed for them. RT this Tweet for another entry!

1 winner will receive:

  • $50 IKEA gift card
  • 3 months PPN kibble (3 25lb bags of dog kibble or 3 16lb bags or cat kibble)

Giving to Your Local Pet Rescue: Given the recent hurricanes, earthquakes and fires – now is a great time to adopt, donate and volunteer. Many local rescues and organizations are seeking help.

Comments

  1. Mary Ambrosino says:

    That looks like a great pet bed. Rescue is an awesome thing to do and your little ones are adorable.

  2. Our previous dog was a rottweiler and while we loved him, he was definitely a lot of work. My daughter begged for another dog, her own dog and promised she would take care of him (haven’t we all had this conversation before!). She and my husband went to every adoption fair in our area. As my daughter was walking around one of them, this smaller-than-a-rottie came right up to her and it was love at first sight! She was 6 years old when we adopted her seven years ago and I think Petcurean food would help keep her healthy for many more years. Thanks for the chance to win!

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