Long Term Foster Care
We would like to tell you about the "behind the scenes" animals that you may not know you are helping when you donate to Adopt-A-Pet. We want to tell you their stories. Adopt-A-Pet has a NO KILL policy. We do not euthanize animals because they have not been adopted within a certain time, because they have behavioral or medical issues, or because of age. We only euthanize when we truly believe that the pet's quality of life is being compromised. Below are some of our long-term foster animals. For these dogs, cats and rabbits adoption is not an option, so we care for these furry friends in their foster homes for the rest of their natural lives. Your donations help support not only the animals for whom we are able to find forever homes, but also these loving animals. They can also incur long term medical expenses along with the day-to-day costs of food and supplies. Please note, these animals are not up for adoption. Adoptable animals are listed on the dog, cat and rabbit pages of this web site.
Phantom came to his foster home as a small, 8-week-old kitten, and it didn't take us long to realize that he was a special guy. After observing Phantom play and explore the house, it seemed like something was different about him. A trip to the vet revealed Phantom has 80 to 90 percent vision loss due to decreased blood flow to his retinas. Unfortunately, there is no treatment for Phantom, but he is not bothered by his condition.
My name is Sabe. I am a rather handsome shorthaired fellow, if I must say so myself. I came to my foster parents’ home in 2002 as a little three-month old. I had been placed in a home for adoption but was not treated very well. So, I am very thankful that my foster home was very patient with me when I had to learn to trust again. I only want to stay with my foster parents and with their other foster cat, Spott. She does not really like people all that much, but she loves me. So, I have to stay to keep her happy. I love my foster home and my foster parents; they take such good care of me and Spott. I could never leave them. Spott came to my home in 2004 with her three sisters and one brother. They all got adopted, but Spott…well, all I can say is she likes cats better than people. So we will be here until we are old and greyer.
My name is Ayla. Okay, I know I have to lose a little weight, but I am so happy now here with my foster mom and her cat, Jack. I came from the pound with another kitten. She was real outgoing and got adopted right away. Well, I was a little nervous, and my foster mom tried a few times to get me in a forever home, but I got so scared that I just could not eat. I told her I really wanted to stay with her and Jack. So here I am, very happy…and as you can see, I am eating just fine. I have been with Jack for four years now and don’t plan on going any place. Jack and I both are going on a weight-loss program I tell you, it’s really hard going on that treadmill when your legs are as short as mine.
Cita is a female, long-hair black cat. She is approximately 7-8 years old by our guesstimate. Cita has been with our family for approximately 5 years and another foster home before that. She has been in her foster home for so long now, that leaving would prove stressful. She does have some habits that would most likely not be accepted in a permanent home.