Whiskers of Hope. Inc.

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Patty Kirkpatrick
Adoption Coordinator

phone: (781) 648-4095
email: whiskers@whiskersofhope.org

Whiskers of Hope, Inc. is a non-profit no-kill adoption organization for cats and kittens. We are an all-volunteer 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable corporation. We operate a no-kill "virtual shelter" with all our cats in the care of foster homes.

Adopt our Cat of the Month, Tajine!

Our featured cat, Tajine

My name in Tajine, given to me by my first foster mom who had just come back from a trip to Morocco when she took me in. I still don't really know why she named me after some sort of foreign cooking pot, but that's OK. She gave me a nice place to have my babies and lots of love until we all went to forever homes. Unfortunately for me, my new home turned out to not be a forever one. We tried for almost a year for the resident cats (both girls) to let me live in harmony with them but finally I became a 'boomerang baby' and returned to Whiskers. They love me here and I love them though I really prefer a family to be my own. I'd love to sit by your side and watch movies or cuddle up to sleep or chase that funny little red dot on the wall if you play with a laser pointer...

Upcoming Events

February 23, 2013 -- Catstravaganza at New England Nurseries!!! Come out and say hi to some of the cats we have up for adoption!
216 Concord Road, Bedford MA

Wednesday Nights, Unleashed in Arlington, 6pm-8pm

Adopt a Cat or Kitten

All cats and kittens for adoption have been examined by a veterinarian, spayed or neutered, vaccinated against rabies and distemper (FVRCP), dewormed, treated to prevent fleas and mites, and tested for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus (FeLK/FIV). We ask for a contribution of $125 for one cat or $200 for two cats as an adoption fee to recover the cost of this care.

The Adoption Process

Adopting a cat will enrich your life, but it's a lifelong commitment that deserves careful consideration. We require a completed adoption application to start the adoption process. Adoption applications can be submitted on paper in person, or online. We will require a couple of days to process your application and confirm your references. When your application is approved you will meet with the Whiskers of Hope, Inc. adoption coordinator and visit with the cat or kitten a couple of times until you both feel comfortable together. In some cases a home visit may also be required. Please note that kittens (under 9 months of age) are only adopted in pairs unless you already have a cat or dog at home for company.

Resources for Pet Owners

MSPCA Pet Owner Resources - Articles on living with pets, cat behavior, introducing cats to a new home, spay/neuter finaicial assistance, counseling, etc.

PetFinder Learning Center - Articles and videos on pet behavior, nutrition, training, health, exercise, breeds, etc.

About.com Cats - Articles, videos, blogs, etc. covering cat care, behavior, safety, products, veterinary care, etc.

Catnip - Newsletter from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Includes links to current articles, article archives, and book store.

The Daily Cat from Fox TV 25 Boston - Articles, videos, quizzes, etc. on cat health, nutrition, behavior, and happiness.