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Did you know that over 1,000 people per hour run a search right here looking to adopt a pet? Pet adoption is quickly becoming the preferred way to find a new dog, puppy, cat or kitten. Best of all, there are so many benefits when you adopt a dog or adopt a cat over buying. For instance, pet adoption will almost always be more affordable than buying a puppy for sale from a breeder or finding a kitten for sale from a litter. There are more benefits as well. Since pets in rescues and shelters usually come from a home where the owners ran out of money, got divorced, or had to move, it's common to find that the dogs and cats on our website are already housetrained, good with kids, or do well with other pets. People are finding out that buying a puppy for sale from a breeder isn't all it's cracked up to be and the stress of training a puppy is too much these days. Best of all, rescues care for their animals, and the dogs and cats don't leave the organization without having their shots and being taken to the vet. That means less stress, and more savings! So what are you waiting for? Go find that perfect pet!

A shelter kitty named Peter was looking for a home but he ended up helping 10+ other cats and dogs get adopted too.

Looking for a Cat To Love, But Admire From Afar?
Not every cat is a snuggly, lap cat or one who acts more like a dog, and we know some people want a cat they can admire from afar and possibly keep as a "barn" cat. A cat's scent alone (and the scent from their litter) has proven to be a deterrent and non-lethal way to rid a property of unwanted small critters. We have cats who fit the bill and adopt them in pairs - healthy, spayed/neutered cats who have lived outdoors and prefer not to interact with people, at least initially. Their ideal home would be in a barn or secure yard/property and the ideal adopter is anyone who can commit to a less social cat by providing nutritious food and clean water, protection from the elements, any needed veterinary care and by not placing the cats on a site which is a sensitive or critical habitat for wildlife. If the cat ever decides to "make friends," our ideal adopter will see this as a bonus, not an expectation. As part of our placement/adoption process, we begin by asking you about your set-up and property, ideally learning about the area where you will allow your new cats to settle-in (barn, workshop, tack room, large garage). We are looking to place these cats primarily in more rural areas- away from busy streets and highways to minimize potential hazards to the cats.

Adoptable Cats and Kittens | NYC | Adoption Center| ASPCA

Looking for cats and kittens for adoption? AHS has adorable, adoptable kitties waiting to meet you. Did you know that most cats in shelters and rescues are healthy and well-behaved, and are in the shelter through no fault of their own? Animal shelters and rescue groups are full of lovable, active and healthy adoptable cats and kittens just waiting for someone to take them home. Many people go to a pet store or a Russian cat breeder looking to purchase a cat or kitten, but don't realize that they might find a Russian or similar looking cat right in their local shelter. Many cats are given up when their prior owner can no longer afford the financial requirements to keep them. Other times cats are given up to shelters due to a divorce, death in the family, or new housing situation. Most cats and kittens in shelters are simply in need of a new home – they just want a safe, loving, and happy place to live!

This sweet and playful girl is looking for her forever home!

If you're considering a Hemingway for adoption, you probably have a good idea of what you want. You likely have lifestyle requirements and personality wishes for your Hemingway cat. For instance, maybe you need to find a Hemingway who loves dogs, or one who likes to be around other cats. This is where adopting an adult pet is such a benefit! When you adopt an adult cat from a rescue group or animal shelter, what you see is what you get. Adult cat personalities are already formed, and you'll be able to spot the characteristics you're looking for much easier than if you buy a Hemingway kitten. Rescue organizations, and some shelters that provide pet adoption counseling are able to assess the personality of each cat, and will carefully match you up with the right cat to fit your needs. Adult pets are a known quantity.

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