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When Mathé and Jordan visited the PS9 Pet Store hosting cats from New York Animal Care and Control last December, they knew they wanted a cat, but two? They didn’t see that coming. To their own surprise, the couple left with two young kittens, and now they can’t imagine it …

When 12-year-old Fonzie saunters into the room, you can be pretty sure that Hitchcock isn’t far behind. The two cats have bonded like brothers, and Hitch likes to keep up. Fonz had lost his best friend, 18-year-old Sneakers, several years ago. “Fonz seemed to really miss having the companionship of …

Crystal and Chris Herndon dreamed of having a dog when they moved into their first place together. He had always had pets, but she had never had one. When she and Chris decided the time was right, Crystal began reading articles on Petfinder about adopting a pet before they took …

“It was the best day of my life,” Sarah says about the day she and Gary adopted two kittens. They had gone to a KiddyKind adoption event to adopt one, but because kittens are so in need of companionship, the rescue group rarely places single kittens. Two adapt to their …

Alison moved to New York prepared to dive into her career, commit to her friendships and, after getting settled, adopt a pet. At her six-month mark, she knew she was ready to adopt. Alison grew up with dogs, cats and horses, and had a feeling that a cat was the …

It’s 6:30 a.m. Malaea Relampagos feels a light tapping on her shoulder and then a gentle bite to her cheek. Time to get up, according to Olivia, a little black kitty that acts as a feline alarm clock. Malaea grew up with lots of pets, and her family set a …

When Marlee Poff decided to adopt a cat, she knew right where to go to look for one: Petfinder. “I wanted an adult cat because they are a bit harder to re-home,” she says. A white cat was also on her radar because she knew that some white cats, particularly …

Anyone who has cats knows they have very distinctive habits. Take Andy. He has a ritual of covering up his food plate after he eats. “I leave out paper towels for him, but he often accessorizes them with whatever toys are lying around. He is really quite the artist,” says …

Emily Steenhout taught her cat Merlin (formerly named Dayton) to sit and extend his paw for a treat. Anyone who has had a cat knows that teaching one to do tricks can be a daunting experience, but Merlin has a prime motivator: food. “It’s his favorite thing. He can’t get …

For such a tiny kitty, Matoki made quite a journey to get to Anya Lewis’s house in Brooklyn, NY. A Washington, DC, cat rescue had found her at an open admission shelter and had placed her in a foster home in Baltimore. From there, the 5-month-old kitten made the transition …