Sweet Success: Maya

IMG_8984Written by loving adopters, the Geiger family

Maya allowed us to adopt her from BHS in the Fall of 2016.  We were only at BHS to “look” at the kitties, but my kids immediately fell in love with Maya.  After we spent just a few minutes with her we decided we couldn’t leave without her. Maya came home to join our cat, Sunshine, and our basset hound, Bella.  She adapted and made friends quickly.

Maya is full of personality and has a great sense of humor.  Occasionally she will entertain us by chasing her tail, playing hide and seek or attempting acrobatics beyond her skill level.  She believes in positive reinforcement, and rewards us with nose kisses when we refill her food bowl.  Some of her other favorite past times include:  belly rubs, staring contests, squirrel watching, attacking legos, and plotting world domination.

Maya is definitely one of those cats that makes herself known and we are all happy to know her!

Sweet Success: Nova

IMG_3326Written by loving adopter Megan H.

Hi, my name is Nova. Formerly known as Claire. A few months ago, I was adopted by my wonderful parents Megan and Alex and what can I say, it was the best decision they could have ever made. My humans have the best time taking me outside to smell all the things. Its my favorite activity. My other favorite activity is watching all the dogs play at the dog park. I would play with them, but I can get a little shy so I just sit on the bench with mom and watch. Sometimes I run to meet a new dog and smell all the new smells, but I mostly like hanging out with my parents and just watching all the other dogs have fun.

Oh! My other favorite activity is playing with all my aunts at home. They are quite clumsy and often lose their grip on the tennis ball, but it’s okay. I love them enough to go pick it up for them. Silly humans. My other other favorite activity is cuddling with my parents. Their bed is so soft I can’t help but spread out all the way and take it all up. They don’t seem to mind though because I just have to give them my puppy dog eyes then they are putty in my paws. I have made so many new friends. Making new friends is my favorite. I love dog friends, human friends, cat friends, not so much squirrel friends but that’s okay they don’t seem to like me very much either. Overall, I love my new home and my family seems to love me just as much. I can’t wait to find new favorite things.

Love, Nova (written by owner Megan H. because Nova does not have thumbs)

 

 

Sweet Success: Mr. Kitty

IMAG1635_1_1Written by loving adopter, Jennifer S.

I found Mr. Kitty wandering alone in my apartment complex. He was skinny, dirty and covered in fleas but extremely friendly and started purring the minute I picked him up. After asking around, it became apparent that someone had left him behind or dumped him here. My boyfriend and I had never owned a cat but we knew he needed some help. We would leave food and water outside our door and let him in when he came by.

We set up an appointment with Butte Humane to get him adopted into a permanent home. But when the time came to say goodbye, it was harder than we thought. We only lasted two days before going back to get him. I was surprised that he had already been neutered, vaccinated and tested by the vet staff. I immediately signed the paper work and made things official.

Now Mr. Kitty is adjusting to life as an indoor cat. He sleeps in between our heads at night and loves to be rocked like a baby. It is crazy to think someone could just abandon such a sweet boy but we feel so lucky to have him in our lives.

While Mr. Kitty was only there for two days, I am so thankful to the staff at Butte Humane for caring got him and getting him healthy again. Everyone was so nice and helpful.

Sweet Success: Callie

IMG_4795Written by loving adopter, Madalyn K.

When I first met Callie at the shelter she scratched me when I tried to pet her and bit me when I fed her a treat. Even though I was skeptical, I went through with the adoption. I figured, if I was 17 years old living in a shelter, I would probably be a little grumpy too.

After bringing Callie home, she was a different cat. It took her a few days, but she quickly warmed up to me. She slept under my bed at first, but now I can’t get her off my bed. When we go to sleep, she will either sleep on my back, or we share the pillow. I usually have to lay down and get comfortable pretty quick because before I know it Callie will be cuddled up next to me. Callie is the most loving cat I have ever seen and loves to snuggle.IMG_4791

The adoption process went very smooth with the shelter. Everything was very easy, and I appreciate how the staff has stayed in contact. One little mishap, Callie had paperwork both from the shelter and previous owner and there were 3 different birthdays. So, we have decided to celebrate her birthday on July 4th. Callie will be 18 next year!

Overall, I am beyond happy with my decision to adopt Callie. She makes me happier each day and I am so glad I was able to give her a home. I continuously encourage others to adopt older cats and I hope the other cats at the shelter find their forever home. (Don’t let her grumpy face fool you, she’s very sweet!)

Sweet Success: Duncan

IMG-6363Written by loving adopter, Samantha B.

The adoption has been going AMAZING. It is by far the best thing Tyler and I have ever done. Duncan has become apart of the family since the first day we brought him home. We have kept the name assigned by the shelter because it just fits him so well! We knew the staff was sad to see him go, and now we understand why. He is such a great, intelligent and unique dog. He has stayed the same lovable pup, I think having him home with us has brought out the best in him. We could tell as soon as the first night we had him just how intelligent he is. He listened to us from the beginning and already knew sit and paw for a treat! He kept amazing us from then and still does every day. Duncan loves going on walks and sniffing EVERYTHING. But what he loves even more then sniffing is chasing cats and squirrels!

We have our roommates dog here for duck hunting season only, and at first it was a little aggressive between the two of them, but now they are the best of friends! More like brothers, the other dog has become very protective of Duncan and visa versa. They play together all day long in the backyard, and I know Duncan will be sad to see him go after the season is over.

We really haven’t encountered any challenges with Duncan. He is so smart, all we have to do is tell him no once and he obeys. Sometimes he likes to test our boundaries, but he knows exactly what he’s doing when he does it! Something very funny about him is he knows just how cute he is! When he wants something, he will give us the “puppy dog” eyes! It’s the cutest thing ever.

The adoption process was smooth and the staff was great. I wish I remembered the name of the girl who helped us choose Duncan that day, she was fantastic and very helpful. We would do this again if we could!