What people don't know is that there are steps to becoming an Adoption Partner. Steps that involve the store manager coming to my home for a "site visit" to insure I'm not a hoarder, and my home (rescue) is well kept. NONE of this would've been possible without the help from my friends at Ninth Life Rescue who recommended us. They will be partnering with us at the store. This store is so big they have TWO adoption centres. They'll take one - we take the other. Their volunteers are currently helping us by cleaning our cages and kissing our cats! They're awesome ladies and I'm so grateful.
I've always had mixed unfounded feelings about cats at Petsmart. When you're primarily a foster-based rescue, it's not easy to encourage foster parents who have loved their cats to put them back in a cage to be adopted. But I KNOW that this is an incredible way for more cats to find their Forever Homes. If I didn't do it, what would I "tell" the cats dying at the shelter? "Sorry, but I'm too big of a coward to put you in Petsmart, so you'll have to die in a cage here instead." See what I mean?
I sent out an email today
The stress of coordinating all this while my daughter was here left me practically sick to my stomach. I was up at 5 or 6 am every day just to do paperwork, answer emails, and normal rescue stuff before she woke up and our day together started. I even did a rescue on Sunday morning before the shelter opened! Gratefully, one of the staff members unlocked the door for me and let me in to rescue the cats. It's been CRAZY.
Without further ado....I'm pleased to announce Forever Home Cat Rescue at their new adoption facility hosted by: Petsmart @ 2501 Hyde Park Gate, Oakville, Ontario.