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Opt to Adopt Lenny and Leo

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Lenny and Leo


Lenny and Leo are a couple of adorable gray mediumhair cats looking for their forever home.  Both cats are easygoing and affectionate.  They can be a little shy when you initially meet them, but once they know you, they love receiving pets and cuddles.  If you're lucky, Lenny or Leo might just sit in your lap for a while.  

Lenny and Leo are best friends and must be adopted together.  They would like to be adopted into a home without children.  They are both approximately 13 years old, and due to their, "senior," status, they are part of the Perpet-U-Care program, which will cover a portion of their medical care for the rest of their lives.  Lenny and Leo are wonderful cats and will make great companions in a loving home. 

You can find Lenny and Leo in the Green Room at our shelter.  You'll see how great they are when you allow them to get to know you!  


This post is written by Sierra M. Koester, Cat Care Society Volunteer and Professional Blogger.

Feasting for Felines at La Dolce Vita

Sunday, February 22, 2015



Please join us on Thursday, February 26, 2015 for this month's Feasting for Felines at La Dolce Vita.  Twenty percent of each order at La Dolce Vita on Feb. 26th will go to Cat Care Society.  

La Dolce Vita is a fantastic Italian restaurant that has been supporting Cat Care for the past three years.  You do not need a flyer; simply come dine at the restaurant for lunch and/or dinner on Feb. 26th to help support the CCS cats.

You can preview La Dolce Vita's menu here

Location: 
361 Village Square Lane
Castle Pines, CO 80108

Phone: 303-663-3416

Please come out to support a local business as well as Cat Care Society.  We hope to see you there!

5 Ways to Love Your Cat on Love Your Pet Day

Friday, February 20, 2015




Love Your Pet Day always falls on February 20th, and it's good excuse to give your cat a little extra love and attention.  Below are some easy ways to show your cat a little extra love today.

Give Affection: Some cats enjoy cuddling or hugs.  Others enjoy being petted or scratched behind their ears.  And some just want to sit near you and enjoy your company.  Whatever type of affection your cat likes, be sure to give him a little extra attention today.

Play: Many indoor-only cats can easily become bored.  Show your cat you love her by having an (extra) play session today.  A lot of cats like fishing pole-type toys, like Neko flies.  Some cats also enjoy chasing a laser pointer's red dot, but be sure not to shine it in your cat's eye. 

You can also help entertain your cat when you're not home by giving her toys she can play with on her own, such as catnip toys, puzzle feeders, or crinkle balls. 



Treats: An occasional treat is a great way to show your cat a little extra love.  According to About.com, the ideal treat is small (only a little taste rather than an entire meal), smelly (appeals to the cat's sense of smell), different than the cat's usual food, and rare.  Greenies and ProPlan Savory Bites are two of my cats' favorites.  What are your cat's favorite treats?

Watch Cat TV: Some kitties, like my cat, Milita, really enjoy watching cat TV.  Milita's favorite program is "Meerkat Manor."  Cat DVDs and nature shows are also very entertaining.  Sit down with your cat, and put on some nature programs to see which ones interest him.

Environmental Enrichment: Environmental enrichment reduces boredom.  Provide your cat with different types of toys to play with, and rotate them every few days to keep her from becoming bored with the same toys.  Set up a window perch so your cat can watch out the window comfortably.  Place bird and squirrel feeders outside your cat's favorite window so she can watch small animals come and go during the day.  

Vertical space is important for many cats, especially in a multicat home.  Cat perches, trees, shelves, and cat walkways are all excellent ways to provide your kitty with vertical space.  

Enriching your cat's environment may be an ongoing project, but you can start by doing something small today.  Purchase your kitty a new perch, put a few shelves on your wall this weekend, or shop around for the perfect tree or condo.  

These are only a few of the ways you can show your cat you love him.  How do you show your cat love?  Please share with us in the comments section!


This post is written by Sierra M. Koester, Cat Care Society Volunteer and Professional Blogger. 

Opt to Adopt Smokey

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Smokey


Photo taken from Smokey's Adopt a Pet profile page.

Smokey is a handsome gray Domestic Mediumhair.  He's very friendly and enjoys being petted a lot.  He also likes sun puddles and sometimes lounges in the window in his room at the shelter to enjoy one.  Smokey gets along with other cats, but he would prefer a quiet home without active children or dogs.  

Smokey is approximately 16 years old, but don't let his age scare you off!  There are many great reasons to adopt a senior cat.  Because Smokey is a senior cat, he's in the Perpet-U-Care program, which will cover a portion of his medical care for the rest of his life.  

Please stop by the shelter to visit with Smokey.  He's a great kitty companion who would really like to find some people to love.  You can find him in the Purple Room.  

This post was written by Sierra M. Koester, Cat Care Society Volunteer and Professional Blogger.

Opt to Adopt Bobby

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Bobby


Bobby is a very sweet and affectionate brown tabby and white Domestic Shorthair.  He loves being petted and getting attention.  Bobby is friendly, active, and vocal.  

Bobby is approximately one year old.  He had a nice home but came to the shelter when his person was no longer able to take care of him.  He is neutered and up-to-date on all of his vaccinations.  

Bobby is a wonderful companion.  You can find him in the Kitten Room at the shelter.  He is eagerly awaiting your visit!


Post written by Sierra M. Koester, Cat Care Society Volunteer and Blogging Expert. 

February Seminar: How to Speak Cat

Thursday, February 05, 2015



We invite you to join us on Valentine's Day, February 14, from 10:30am to 12pm for February's seminar: How to Speak Cat.  The seminar is intended for lifelong cat lovers and first-time cat owners.  

You'll learn:

  • How to recognize common cat communication and behavior.
  • How to read cat mood clues.
  • The possible meanings of vocalizations.
  • How to decipher feline body language. 
Christine Stanton, District Manager (Colorado) of Chuck & Don's Pet Food & Supplies, will be presenting.  

Admission is free, however, seating is limited.  Please RSVP by calling: 303-239-9680 or emailing: FrontDesk@CatCareSociety.org. Individuals who RSVP will be given first priority. 

The seminar will be held in the lower level classroom. 


Post written by Sierra M. Koester, Cat Care Society Volunteer and Blogging Expert. 

Opt to Adopt Phantom

Monday, February 02, 2015
Phantom


Phantom is a great black and white male Domestic Shorthair waiting for his forever home at our shelter.  Phantom is friendly, affectionate, and loves being petted.  He also enjoys playing.  In fact, if you sit on the floor with him with a circular cat track and roll the ball towards him, he'll bat it back to you!  

Phantom came to the shelter when his person got sick and had to give him up.  Though he is energetic and loves to play, Phantom is classified as a "senior" cat at approximately 11 years of age.  Due to his senior status, Phantom is part of the Perpet-U-Care program, which will pay for a portion of his veterinary care for the rest of his life.

If you'd like to visit Phantom, please stop by the shelter.  You can find him in the Gold Room.  He's eagerly awaiting your visit!  


This post is written by Sierra M. Koester, Cat Care Society Volunteer and Blogging Expert. 

Opt to Adopt Talia

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Talia


Talia is a gorgeous black Domestic Shorthair.  She's quiet and affectionate.  She loves to be petted on her head and scratched behind her ears, and when you pet her, she purrs loudly for you.  

Talia is approximately 10 years old.  Because she is a "senior" cat, she is in the Perpet-U-Care program, which will cover a portion of her veterinary care for the rest of her life.  

Please stop by the shelter sometime to visit this sweet girl.  You can find her in the upstairs hallway, oftentimes curled up in a bed or next to the window in a nice sun puddle.  


This post written by Sierra M. Koester, Cat Care Society volunteer and blogging expert. 


January Seminar: Building a Better Bond with Your Kitty, Written by Sierra M. Koester, Cat Care Society Volunteer

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Please join us this Saturday, January 24 from 10:30 a.m. to noon for our first monthly seminar of the year: Building a Better Bond with Your Kitty. Billie Reynolds, Cat Behavior Specialist and Certified Trainer, will give a presentation where you can learn:

* New ideas for interactive playtime with your cat.

* How to use clicker training to bond with your kitty.

* How to enrich the sights, sounds, and smells in your cat's environment.

* How to interact more effectively with your cat by learning to think like a cat.

The seminar is free of charge and will take place in the lower level classroom of the shelter. Shelter location: 5787 W. 6th Avenue, Denver 

Please RSVP by phone: 303-239-2680 or by e-mailFrontDesk@CatCareSociety.org

Learn more about Billie Reynolds at http://goodkittybehavior.com/



Opt to Adopt Fiona: Written by Sierra M. Koester, Cat Care Society Volunteer

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Fiona

Domestic Mediumhair Cat for adoption in Lakewood, Colorado - Fiona
Photo from Fiona's Adopt a Pet profile page

Fiona is a beautiful gray Domestic Mediumhair.  She's very sweet and likes being petted.  Fiona likes people and warms up to kind strangers quickly.  She is a quiet and easygoing cat.  She is a little finicky about her food, but she knows what she likes.  She loves laying in sun puddles as well.  

Fiona came to the shelter when her person was no longer able to take care of her.  Fiona gets along with dogs, but she would prefer a home without other cats residing in it.  

Fiona is 11 years old.  Because she is a "senior cat" Fiona is part of the Perpet-U-Care program, which will pay for a portion of her veterinary care for the rest of her life.

You can find Fiona in the Administration Building (or "White House") at our shelter.  Please stop by and visit her.  She'd love to show you why she'd make a wonderful addition to your home. 

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