Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 1, 2023 by Crystal Uys
This weekend, from July 15-17, 2011, over 1,500 shelters and rescue groups are holding what could be the largest adoption event in history to help celebrate Petfinder.com’s 15th birthday. More than 17 million pets have been adopted through Petfinder since 1996. Petfinder’s goal is to help 15,000 pets find homes this weekend.
For more information, and to find a participating shelter or rescue group near you, visit their 15th Birthday Page.
What can you do to help them reach their goal? Aside from the obvious, you can help spread the word. Petfinder offers customizable flyers on their website to help with announcing your rescue group’s adoption events. You can donate your Facebook status this weekend and feature adoptable pets. You can make a donation to the Petfinder Foundation to help homeless pets.
Here are three cats who are available for adoption from participating organizations. If you’re planning to adopt a cat this weekend, look for an adoption event in your area.
Stevie and Britt are fostered through Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation in Northern Virginia. These two stunning kittens enjoy playing with each other and will enjoy playing with you. Stevie, the girl, is a little more outgoing than her brother Brit. These two kittens have been in a home with other cats and do well with a playful buddy. They need a home where their new family will take the time to help them acclimate since they are still quite shy around new people.
Phil is being fostered through Kitten Associates, a Connecticut based rescue founded by Robin Olson of Covered in Cat Hair fame. This 5 year old Ragdoll mix is a blue-eyed love muffin who loves to purr and hang out and gets along great with his family and other cats. He’s a big cat, so there’s a lot of him to love, but at 15 pounds, he’s not fat. His fur is plush and thick and he likes to be brushed, too.
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About the author
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.
Thanks for posting this. It amazes me that pet stores don’t just go to shelters to get their pets.
It would be nice if more pet stores followed the model of Petsmart and PetCo and hosted adoptable cats from various rescue groups in their stores.