It was a chilly fall day for our adoption event on Saturday, 11/13, at the Wheaton PetSmart as part of PetSmart National Adoption Week. That did not stop our kittens from showing how charming and cute they could be!

14 kittens were the stars of our show (Baker, Dorito, Rindi, Davey, Dabney, Dawson, Morie, Morty, Damsel, Damitri, Darrow, Dalton, Weston & Weigela). We were positioned in the back of the store which was great for proximity to the meet 'n greet rooms and away from the dog training, but not the best for visibility. Fortunately, we used Steve's telescoping stand for our banner so shoppers could see where we were located.

The event started out slow, but foot traffic picked up an hour or so into the event. We hosted several meet 'n greet sessions with Dorita, Davey & Dabney, Dawson, Morie & Morty, Damsel and Damitri. Our kittens did very well showing how adorable and loving they can be, and some applications were received.

Only 1 adoption occurred at the event:

  • Damsel was adopted by a terrific couple in Elk Grove Village as a companion for the male kitten they adopted from us in 2017.

9 other kittens were adopted from their foster homes since our last adoption event at the end of October:

  • Dewey & Desdemona - Adopted by a couple in Northbrook who had recently lost their senior cat.
  • Destiny - Adopted by her foster mom in Aurora as a companion for her current cat.
  • Danby - Adopted by his foster family in Oakbrook Terrace, who have other cat playmates for him.
  • Moose - Adopted by a couple in Countryside who love black cats and have a senior black male cat buddy for Moose.
  • Mango - Adopted by a former Feral Fixers foster family in Wheaton who was looking for an orange boy as a companion for their female Russian Blue mix cat.
  • Amigo - Adopted by a young man, his girlfriend and his family, whom they live with in LaGrange Park.
  • Glenn - Adopted by a gal in Bartlett as a companion for the male kitten she adopted from us in 2018.
  • Ophelia - Adopted by a family in Carol Stream as a companion for the female kitten they adopted from us last year. The girls will also have a Golden Retriever to keep them company. This gal is the sister of the gal who adopted Ophelia's 3 siblings at our last adoption event, so the kittens may still have play dates!

Many thanks to the foster families who brought their kittens to this event (Dee/Abby, Jennifer/Jeremy, Lauren/Marina, Jen D, Chrystie, Erin). Special thanks to the majority of these fosters who were also able to stay during the events to interact with our guests and promote their fosters.

Many more thanks to the volunteers who made this event possible. Sarah K - for help loading the van prior to the event. Sara and Steve - for the efficient set-up. Sara & Trista - for the great job with adoption counseling and interacting with our guests. Steve - for the professional-looking cage cards and the stand for our banner. Sara - for the photography during the event and helping with the laundry. Steve & Trista - for coming back to the building after the event to unload the supplies.

We will close out the year with 2 more adoption events at our building:

  • Saturday, December 4, 11am-3pm
  • Saturday, December 18, 11am-3pm

There are several kittens who have recently been spayed/neutered or will be in the coming weeks, so there will be a number of new faces at these events.

In the meantime, best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!



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