Marty: ” his favorite hobbies are eating, playing with squeaky mice and ping pong balls, and being brushed.”

February 22, 2015

Fuzzball: “she would be a wonderful addition to my family and a great first cat for me on my own!”

February 22, 2015
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Since my childhood cat, Shadow, passed away in 2013, I had been thinking about adopting a cat.  I finally got my roommate to agree at the end of last year and came to KittyKind the next day!  I was so excited to meet Fuzzball.  She was so relaxed and affectionate off the bat and I thought she would be a wonderful addition to my family and a great first cat for me on my own!  She and I have been happily coexisting since she came home with me at the beginning of the year.  She loves to play but also enjoys just chasing her own tail!  She also has made a number of new napping spots, including a chair which I eventually put her bed on which she seems to enjoy very much.  I am so grateful to Miriam and everyone else at KittyKind that helped bring Fuzzball (now Cora) into my life!
Annie
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Sirius (aka Errol): “He’s treated like a king because I’m a huge sucker and absolutely adore him…” <3

December 23, 2014
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Sirius is doing wonderfully – I can’t believe it’s only been 10 weeks, I feel like he’s been part of my life forever. He’s the best cat, sometimes too smart for his own good but always sweet, very affectionate, never bad-tempered. So much personality and loves to be a part of any action. Truly a joy to have in my life. He’s treated like a king because I’m a huge sucker and absolutely adore him.  Thank you all for your role in rescuing him and putting us together!  I regularly keep up with the KittyKind site and spread the word to as many people as possible to go adopt. Maybe someday soon Sirius and I will welcome others into our little family.
All the best always!
Holly
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Koko & Luna Star’s Update!

November 23, 2014

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Koko & Luna who are half siblings came from a hoarding home through the Mayor’s Alliance. Luckily, Kitty Kind came to the rescue and were eventually adopted, which was their story from a year ago. They are in a happy and loving home and celebrated their one year anniversary of their adoption! What an amazing update and we are so glad they are doing great!

“Callie has been such a great addition to our lives…”

November 8, 2014
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We wanted a furry friend for our apartment (Barbara has been waiting for years to finally get a cat of her own!) but we weren’t sure if we would ever find a cat that could withstand an endless onslaught of cuddles and hugs. After meeting many cats, it was starting to seem impossible. Then we went to visit KittyKind and met Callie Girl. She loved being petted and picked up all the time (so much so that she drooled), so we knew we finally found the right cat. We put in an application, and while it was processing, Barbara went to visit Callie at Petco every day for the rest of the week. Callie was in a great mood every day, and we only became more excited about bringing her home.
We had heard that cats get anxious in new places but not Callie – within minutes of arriving, she demanded to be allowed to check out her new home, hopping on every chair and rubbing up on every corner. She became fast friends with the red couch, and mortal enemies with the red vacuum. Since arriving, she enjoys sampling new flavors of food every few weeks, taking naps in uncharted territory, and posing for pictures for her insatiable paparazzi humans. She avidly continues to pursue the world record of purring for the longest amount of time while being petted.
Callie has been such a great addition to our lives. Our friends love her excellent manners around strangers too! We are very grateful to the rescuers, fosters, and volunteers that made it possible for Callie to end up in our home.
Barbara and Kevin
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“How Domenic came into our lives…”

October 15, 2014
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As I do every week, I was visiting Petco on 14th street.  We had a sick cat, Max, at home and were considering a companion for him but were unsure of how he would react to a “new” friend.  Having just lost his sibling, Ralph, a month earlier, we could tell he was not liking being alone.  So as I walked around looking inside the cages, I came across an unruly cat who wouldn’t let any of the volunteers handle him - Dominic.  I snapped some pics of his shenanigans and sent them to my husband.  He immediately responded and said he wanted to bring him home, but our little guy was sick and we didn’t want to stress him out. I told him if it was meant to be, he’ll somehow be ours, but just not at that moment.  Unfortunately our little guy passed away about a week later, July 18, my birthday.  We were heartbroken.  My husband, who never takes the train, took the train in and was eager to meet Dominic in person, and discuss the next steps with the adoption counselor.  His biography listed him as very playful and hands on…too hands on to be a solo cat, according to the counselor.   My husband fell in love with him right away. He found a cat he could rough-house with but at the same time help him through this grieving process.   We had a home visit later that week and “Domenic” (we changed the I to and E) was home by week’s end on a “trial” basis.  For us there was no trial, he was home with his family. He wasn’t going back to being a shelter cat. From the moment we brought him home, he adapted so well to us and his surroundings.  He was already sleeping between me and my husband that night.  He’s been a wonderful edition to our growing family.  He’s playful, rough if you let him be, but just a great cat overall…loving, friendly, silly and most importantly, he has helped us feel like a family again. He spends a lot of time with my husband.  His hobby is painting miniature figures and Domenic is just mesmerized when my husband sits at his desk.  He’ll sit and watch him paint for quite some time before finally tiring himself out.  It’s very cute.  My husband and I don’t have children, so for the past few years, our cats have been our kids, so after losing our boys back to back (both were 15), there was a major void which Dom filled.  Then we realized he had way too much energy for one cat and decided to add two kittens as his siblings.  They all get along, play well and I find they look for each other for trouble or just for company.  It’s been a pleasure having Domenic and adapting to him and his quirks.  It’s been quite fun.
Mariella & Dan Capuano
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Mo:” playful, cuddly, and has the funniest little chirp of a meow.”

August 10, 2014

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I emailed one of the wonderful KittyKind adoption coordinators expressing interest in adopting a “cat with character,” and she sent me a picture of Mo (formerly Elmo). The picture, taken at a vet visit, showed a visibly upset but adorable polydactyl tabby with big green eyes. Poor Mo had been moved around a lot and was finding it difficult to get comfortable at KittyKind or even a foster home. The more we found out about Mo’s story, the more determined we were to give him a chance! The day we met him was the day we were taking him home with us as a foster with intent to adopt. Mo was growling and upset, and no wonder – lots of strange cats around, a new place yet again, and in his stressed out state he wasn’t eating well. When his rescuers tried transferring him to the carrier, there was almost an escape! Luckily the four of us on site managed to get the angry little guy inside and Mo’s next adventure began. It took several long, patient weeks to earn Mo’s trust and for him to feel safe in his new digs but eventually he started to become more relaxed. The more we got to know his personality, the more smitten we became! Mo is playful, cuddly, and has the funniest little chirp of a meow. He’s still often shy, but we know he’ll continue to be a welcome addition to our family. The day we signed his official adoption papers, Mo came and sat on my lap for the very first time; I think he knew he had finally found his forever home.

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Karl & Nicole: “We’re so lucky to have found a beautiful pair of healthy, happy companions for life…”

August 6, 2014

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We knew we wanted a pair of young cats who could be playmates and when we walked into Kittykind we fell in love first with Karl who was just the biggest love bug! You could see in the cage that all he wanted was affection and so we knew we wanted him. Then we saw Nicole in her cage – she’d only been brought in that day, and she was just the cutest little thing. Then we found out she had a leg missing and that made us want her even more!!  We felt so sorry for her!  I’ve attached a couple of recent pictures of the little rascals!  They really are the best of friends and have such wonderful personalities. Nicole is so adventurous and playful, AND fearless – perhaps the attitude that got her into trouble with that leg. Karl is really affectionate and chilled out, and retains his timid streak with anything unfamiliar (hiding under the couch when the vacuum cleaner comes out or someone knocks on the front door). He’s slowly getting more confident though. We absolutely adore them both.

We can’t over-emphasize how amazing Kittykind were through the whole adoption process – they really understood the cats’ needs, they were available by phone and email any time for any questions, and we couldn’t have dealt with the complications of Nicole’s missing leg without their financial and emotional support. We’re so lucky to have found a beautiful pair of healthy, happy companions for life – thank you Kittykind!”
All best,
Kate

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Our Foster Care Favorite for July ’14: Gigi

July 25, 2014

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Our Cat of the Month for July ’14: Suki

July 25, 2014

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