You know the saying, “Adopt, don’t shop.” That is exactly what we did, when we adopted from Cozy Cat Cottage.
Have you seen my new kitten? It’s ok if you haven’t, I have lots of pictures to show you! Cabi (short for Cabernet Bella Stripes) aka Cabi the Tabby is the newest member of our family and she is such a doll. We all love her so much, and I am so glad that we were able to adopt her. There is something very comforting about knowing that you’ve adopted an animal that might not otherwise have the opportunity to live with a loving family.
This pet adoption was done right at our local PetSmart! PetSmart Charities is on a mission to save the lives of pets and to help the people that love them. Their mission is simply to end pet homelessness, and part of the way that they do that is buy hosting pets that need adoption in their stores. We go to PetSmart often to stock up on supplies, and the cats in the adoption center are always so sweet, and just tug at my heartstrings! I knew that I wanted our next pet to be an adoption from there. It just felt right.
Adopting a pet from PetSmart comes with a variety of awesome perks that we took advantage of. They gave us a coupon book with discounts on food, bedding, toys, and everything else we needed to get our girl started off right. They even included a free checkup at Banfield Vet, which is the veterinarian located in some PetSmart stores. They really made it easy to make the decision to adopt.
When you adopt a pet at PetSmart, the company donates money to the organization hosting the adoption, which makes this an even sweeter deal! Everyone wins. You get an awesome new pet, and the adoption group makes money that they can use towards helping more animals.
Our Cabi came from a local adoption center called Cozy Cat Cottage Adoption Center. Cozy Cat Cottage is located in Powell Ohio. They are a non profit organization committed to the care and rescue of cats and kittens of all ages. They foster and care for these cats until permanent, loving homes are found for them. Many of the cats that Cozy Cat Cottage takes in are injured, abused, or neglected, and they make sure that everything is done to bring each cat back to optimal health.
Cabi came from Cozy Cat Cottage and was in the adoption center at PetSmart! We are so glad we found her!
On top of these goals, Cozy Cat Cottage is also committed to education and promotion of responsible cat ownership, and provides spay/neuter services for cats at it’s site. While their clinic is often at capacity with kittens they’ve taken in, they occasionally open up the clinic to the public as well. They even participate in the Book Buddies program, which is I think is very cool. Young kids can practice their reading skills by reading aloud to animals in shelters. What a great way to make reading fun, and show love to the animals at the same time!
The people at Cozy Cat Cottage have such big hearts, and I plan to stay in touch with them and help out as I can. You can help them out too if you like. Visit their website to learn more or donate.