GetYourPet.com – A New Way to Adopt

Since starting Three Chatty Cats a couple of years ago, I’ve had several people reach out to me asking if I could help rehome a pet. A few times, people thought I was a rescue group. And other times, people just thought I’d be a good resource. I wish I’d known at those times about GetYourPet.com – a new website that offers home-to-home pet adoptions, bypassing the shelter altogether.

Anything that can help shelters, whether indirectly or directly, is a good thing in my book. GetYourPet.com does both, by not adding to already crowded shelters and also by donating a portion of their profits. Continue reading “GetYourPet.com – A New Way to Adopt”

CatCafé Lounge: LA’s First Nonprofit Cat Café

This past weekend I attended a sneak peek event at CatCafé Lounge, which is the first nonprofit cat café in Los Angeles! I had a fantastic time and think that the lounge is a great place for adoptable kitties to hang out while they wait for their forever homes.

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Remember Me Thursday is Three Weeks Away #RememberMeThursday

Last year we helped shine a light on pets waiting for their forever homes in shelters by participating in Remember Me Thursday. This year the special day to remember shelter pets is September 28th, 2017.

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Smiles and happiness with Oliver Poons #YellowHatsforCats

Have you ever seen a cat in a yellow hat? I hadn’t until I came across the Oliver Poons Children’s Company. Founded by Lauryn Alyssa Wendus, the company is dedicated to providing smiles and happiness through their children’s books for young readers, along with their educational workbooks and games. Oliver Poons, the main character in the books, was inspired by Lauryn’s own adopted cat, Oliver.

What I love about this company is that they partner with animal shelters and rescue groups across the U.S. and donate 15% of their online sales. And the buyer gets to choose the shelter or rescue!

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OC Shelter Partners – Helping People Keep Their Pets

The car comes to a stop, the back door opens and in reaches a woman’s shaking hand to pick up the carrier that’s buckled in on the back seat. Inside, a kitty meows and scratches at the carrier door, unsure of what is happening. Tears fill the woman’s eyes as she turns and faces the shelter, ashamed, but uncertain of what else to do.

Enter OC Shelter Partners, an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit that works to keep pets with their people. Founded in November 2015, the group has already kept over 1,000 animals from entering the shelter. Continue reading “OC Shelter Partners – Helping People Keep Their Pets”