Helping Shelter Cats with the Litter for Good Program

Cat's Pride Litter for Good Program helps change the lives of shelter cats
Learn about the Cat’s Pride Litter for Good Program

Our family has a special love for cats. On several occasions, I’ve written about our five purrfectly pawsome kitties! Yes, I went there. It’s a terrible pun, and you can beat me with a wet noodle later. But, lousy puns aside, we do adore our fabulous felines. David and I passed that love on to our children, one of whom adopted a kitten for an emotional support animal about a year ago.  Daniel regularly brings Dust to our house, so we routinely have six little leopards checking out their domicile. They liked it, so they stayed quite a while. They aren’t purebreds, but each is still special – and they are all rescue cats, but two are rescued from animal shelters. I’ve partnered with Cat’s Pride Cat Litter to share their “tails.” (Yeah – I did it again. It never gets old).

Dust and Buttons – Our Shelter Cats

We adopted two of our cats from shelters. During my son’s first attempt to live independently, he selected the inquisitive striped tabby from a shelter in Iowa. Daniel wasn’t doing well on his own and needed help moving back home. We drove all the way to Iowa to pick up him and his kitten. He rode in my lap, quietly watching passing traffic the entire trip.  He’s always up to mischief. Button’s curious nature gets him into trouble sometimes. This past Christmas, I had a Holiday Carousel (a gift from my grandmother) sitting on a tablecloth on the bar. Buttons dragged the entire display onto the floor and shattered it. However, he felt terrible. I know he did. He sat and watched David fix it for a full hour.

But, when Daniel found his own place again more recently, Buttons had bonded so well with our cats and David that we were concerned about his well-being if separated. So Daniel (who has Asperger’s) received permission to get an emotional support animal. We moved to Florida since he adopted Buttons, so Daniel paid a visit to the Pensacola Humane Society, a local no-kill shelter. Daniel selected Dust – a powder gray female tabby. She’s playful and fiercely independent. Dust’s not allowed outside unless she’s on a leash. If Daniel has overslept their morning walk, she wakes him with the leash in her mouth.

Cat’s Pride and Shelter Cats

Ollie thinks the Cat's Pride Litter for Good program is pretty nifty!
Ollie thinks the Cat’s Pride Litter for Good program is pretty nifty!

Ok. I don’t enjoy changing cat litter. Five cats (plus a guest) means I find myself cleaning it two times a day, but Cat’s Pride is changing litter for good! Right now, for every person that purchases a green jug of Cat’s Pride Fresh & Light Cat Litter through the Litter for Good Program, Cat’s Pride donates one pound to nationwide shelters.

Be sure to log-in and nominate your favorite shelter. I chose the Pensacola Humane Society because they are a no-kill shelter and were helpful when Daniel was selecting a companion kitty that he meshed with.

Cat’s Pride recognizes that shelters need programs like this. Receiving much-needed free kitty litter allows shelters to spend money on other programs such as low-cost spay/neuter clinics or to spend money on advertising adoption campaigns. It could also free up funds enabling shelters to house more kitties until adoption day!

Cat’s Pride set aggressive goals, too! They intend to donate 5 million pounds of cat litter to shelters in 2018. Furthermore, they plan to grant 20 million pounds by 2020. That’s just two years away, so help your local shelters and look for the green jug!

Cat’s Pride Cat Litter Giveaway!

Chief poses on a jug of Cat's Pride Cat litter. Of course, I missed him loving all the over the container like it contained treats or something!
Chief poses on a jug of Cat’s Pride Cat litter. Of course, I missed him loving all the over the container like it contained treats or something!

Oh! And did I mention that Cat’s Pride will be giving five lucky TaylorLife followers a green jug of Cat’s Pride Fresh and Light Cat Litter! Plus, when you benefit, my shelter benefits! For every pound of litter won in this giveaway, Cat’s Pride is donating 3 pounds to the Pensacola Humane Society. Since February is Responsible Pet Owner’s month, I thought it would be fitting to launch this giveaway – and have it end in two weeks. Just follow the instructions. Cat’s Pride is entirely responsible for prize fulfillment.
Cat’s Pride Cat Litter Giveaway

Looking for an easy way to help shelter cats in your area? The Litter for Good program donates litter to nationwide animal shelters with every jug purchased. #LitterForGood #ILoveCats
Looking for an easy way to help shelter cats in your area? The Litter for Good program donates litter to nationwide animal shelters with every jug purchased.
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Happily married to the love of my life. It's just us, our 5 cats, and our beautiful woods. I'm loving living back in the Florida panhandle being close to family. I love cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of our cozy home, and trying new things.

We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.

Alicia Taylor

Happily married to the love of my life. It's just us, our 5 cats, and our beautiful woods. I'm loving living back in the Florida panhandle being close to family. I love cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of our cozy home, and trying new things.

We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.


  • tridingermckee

    February 28, 2018 - 11:10 pm

    My mom was a mean mom. I had a Himalayan kitty taht was my buddy. she did not like my mom and hissed anytime she came into my room. I felt loved. I felt chosen because of that cat.

  • Cathy Truman

    February 28, 2018 - 10:21 pm

    Our girl Jasmine came to us from my sister-in-law. She was found by her at a friends house in the country. Her Mother was hit by an car and her brother was taken by an hawk. She was so tiny we took her in and she is now 7 years old. She is pastel calico cat she is full of love and joy but she does not like our dog Bailey. She brings us a lot of joy and happiness.

    • Alicia Taylor

      March 1, 2018 - 10:19 am

      I have a pastel (muted) calico, too! We adopted her whole litter from a breeder that was disappointed that the mom got out and they weren’t purebreds. If we didn’t take them, they were off to the pound. She is so sweet, too. While I blog, she likes to sit on my desk and *try* to lick me.

  • Sonya Allstun

    February 28, 2018 - 10:12 pm

    I found my Annie and her sisters someone had dumped them and she was blind it is their loss she is a blessing

  • MelissaC

    February 28, 2018 - 10:10 pm

    One of my favorite animal companions was grandmas cat when I was 7, Her name was Siame she was a beautiful siasme cat. Someone dropped her off at my grandmas farm, She was the most lovable and playful kitty.

  • krystal wethington

    February 28, 2018 - 9:59 pm

    My oldest boy pawpaws. He was 12 years old but in December 2016 he was attacked by a dog and lost his life but he was my world. He was grumpy but a really good boy. I have 7 other kitties that could use some litter.

    • Alicia Taylor

      March 1, 2018 - 10:20 am

      I am so sorry for your loss 🙁

  • Peggy Rydzewski

    February 28, 2018 - 9:19 pm

    Right now I have Molly. She is 15 1/2 years old and starting to show her age. She is now deaf and sometimes pees when she shouldn’t . But not a day goes by that I don’t thank God for bringing her into my life.

    • Alicia Taylor

      March 1, 2018 - 10:20 am

      I had a cat named whiskers that lived to be 20. She was my heart.

  • Brian L

    February 28, 2018 - 9:13 pm

    I had some cool cats that walked right by me like a dog when I was out for a short walk.

  • Rashida

    February 28, 2018 - 8:21 pm

    Not a cat lover but I know 2 people that will love this post! Great post!

  • Amy Deeter

    February 28, 2018 - 7:57 pm

    My first cat named “Sue”. i was about 10 when i got her. i miss her so dearly.She would go everywhere with me. We have a cat now that looks just like her now, and reminds me so much of her

  • Jude Anita

    February 28, 2018 - 6:13 pm

    My favorite is a cat name patches and she still my favorite she is scared of everything

  • Jennifer Prince

    February 28, 2018 - 4:53 pm

    I love helping animals! We foster cats and kittens all the time. 🙂

  • farmermomwife

    February 28, 2018 - 3:06 pm

    We are currently keeping our daughter’s cat until they get a place of their own. I’ve never been much of a cat person until he came along, he’s part of the family. He loves the printer and whenever it turns on he runs right over to it.

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 28, 2018 - 4:19 pm

      LOL! I have a cat that does that, too! When we lived in a 3 story house, my husband’s office was in the basement. The cat would tear down the stairs when he heard that printer.

  • Alison

    February 28, 2018 - 2:12 pm

    This is great! I never had a cat until a friend rescued a stray kitten nearly 10 years ago. We went to see the kitten (“just to look”) & my family fell in love, so Pepper has been part of our family ever since!

  • Jenn Reed

    February 28, 2018 - 1:18 pm

    I grew up with always having cats around and my husband and I have adopted cats throughout our marriage. My favorite cat was a kitten from a litter that came into our local Humane Society. All of his siblings were sickly but he was strong and fierce. He was with us for 18 years and I loved him dearly. Currently we have a spitfire orange tabby male that keeps us on our toes. He is very fun!

  • laveremis

    February 28, 2018 - 12:47 pm

    This is a fantastic program! I am a real cat lover, in fact my first pet ever was a cat named Buttons when I was a kid. So nice to see a company doing something to help the cat population.

  • Phoebe

    February 28, 2018 - 12:09 pm

    I have had so many animals over the years, it is hard to pick just one as a fave. But I did have a cat named Phoebe who loved me more than any animal ever has, before or since. A reckless teenager ran her over when she was only a year old. 🙁

  • Sheila Ressel

    February 28, 2018 - 8:31 am

    We have always had cats and at one time I had 11. Right now we have 5 indoor and 8 ferals outside that we feed. At one time we had a Maine Coon who would use the toilet which was pretty cool since we never taught her to do that!

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 28, 2018 - 10:31 am

      Wow! That’s a lot of cats! We have 5 indoor cats. I don’t feed the outdoor feral ones because we live in the middle of the woods. When I did, it attracted other wildlife I didn’t really want in my yard – like coyotes. But they do a good job of keeping the rat population down for us. Main coon’s are pretty smart.

  • sylvia

    February 28, 2018 - 4:55 am

    I’ve always had cats. My kitty Momo is awesome. he plays fetch, comes when called, and is lovable (when he wants to be). he is also VERY tolerant of my kiddos.

  • Elizabeth O

    February 28, 2018 - 4:50 am

    What a lovely thing for this brand to do. It is lovely to see bigger brands giving back like this. As a car lover I am in awe of this.

  • miljance93mommysup

    February 28, 2018 - 1:39 am

    So cute, educational and fun! I have 4 cats (well, they are not mine, but they are here every day because of my son). 🙂

  • Annemarie LeBlanc

    February 27, 2018 - 11:43 pm

    I tend to patronize companies that give back to the community or push for a campaign that helps keep animal shelters in operation. I would definitely support Cat’s Pride Fresh and Light Cat Litter campaign! Thank you too for adopting a shelter cat. You are awesome!

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 28, 2018 - 10:32 am

      Thank you! I love companies that give back, too! I have several “pet” causes – and no-kill shelters are just one of them 🙂

  • kate (@thegoldsister)

    February 27, 2018 - 9:57 pm

    I love that they’re helping shelter cats!! My pain in the butt (that I loveee) cat was adopted, and I can’t imagine life without him. <3

  • Ifeoluwa

    February 27, 2018 - 9:54 pm

    It’s really nice of cats pride to don’t 5 pound of food! I’m glad the cats are been taken care off

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 28, 2018 - 10:34 am

      They are donating litter – and it’s a lot more than 5 pounds 🙂 They are donating 1 pound of litter for every jug bought with a goal of millions of pounds!

  • Arielle Joy

    February 27, 2018 - 9:27 pm

    Awww this is so sweet! I’ve got a little ball of fur at home and this makes me so happy to hear the good efforts people are making to combat the unfortunate treatment by some

  • laura

    February 27, 2018 - 8:58 pm

    Our cat Scotty means the world to me. We found him at the local shelter where we were told that he had been so badly abused that he could not stop shaking and just stayed curled up in a ball all day. It broke our hearts just to see him and we knew we had to take him home. It took weeks for him to stop shaking but when he did he was a brand new cat. He is are heart and I love that now he purrs all the time and gives great kisses!

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 28, 2018 - 10:35 am

      I have seen so many abused animals (and people, too) turn around with just a little bit of kindness.

  • Rose Santuci-Sofranko

    February 27, 2018 - 8:12 pm

    Right now we have 3 rescued kitties….but the one me any my hubby rescued when we were first Married, 10 years ago next month, actually rescued us by being the best “black velvet boy kitty” ever… he passed away about 3 years ago and we miss him dearly. We love you Mr. Onyx! Thanks and God Bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol dot com

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 28, 2018 - 10:36 am

      I am so sorry 🙁 I lost a cat I had for 20 years about 4 years ago. She grew up with my kids and was with us through terrible traumas. She was our constant companion. Sometimes, I do believe they do rescue us.

  • Antoinette M

    February 27, 2018 - 3:16 pm

    I have the sweetest cat! She follows me around the house and she likes her cat treats!

  • Holly Lasha

    February 27, 2018 - 1:29 pm

    What a fun idea. I love the idea of rescuing animals. It’s such a great thing to do.

  • clynsg

    February 27, 2018 - 10:40 am

    I have had pets all my life, usually cats and dogs, but with a few other species added in because of family members. Several of the cats would deliver small rodents at the front door, but the one I remember the most was when my mother was visiting and the cat came into the house with a mouse. The problem was that my mother was deathly afraid of mice, and this one was still alive! Interesting action-mother screeching, cat chasing, and my cousin laughing as he worked on getting the mouse out of the house!

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 28, 2018 - 10:37 am

      Where is the video for that?!? You would make a million dollars! LOLOLOL! I can totally see this happening.

  • Autumn

    February 27, 2018 - 9:45 am

    I LOVE that The Litter for Good program donates litter to nationwide animal shelters with every jug purchased! I hate to think of even one cat without a home.

  • Angela Tolsma

    February 27, 2018 - 8:38 am

    I love their labeling you buy a jug we donate a pound. I have never been to animal shelter. That’s awesome you were able to adopt two from a shelter though.

  • Stephanie

    February 26, 2018 - 9:15 pm

    I am 150% a cat person. I would take in every stray cat I see if I could. Unfortunately I am slightly allergic, so I can’t have more than one at a time. I haven’t heard of this litter but we will have to check it out for our cat Snowflake!

  • reesa

    February 26, 2018 - 9:14 pm

    I love when brands work with programs like this to help those in need. I will have to share this with my brother who has cats.

  • Jillian

    February 26, 2018 - 8:54 pm

    I really love this. We adopted our cat about 5 years ago from a shelter and we ADORE him!!! I love seeing the pics.

  • Beth Davidson

    February 26, 2018 - 6:13 pm

    I am a dog person, but Litter for Good sounds like a great program. It’s so important to help all our furry friends!

  • marjiemare

    February 26, 2018 - 5:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I don’t have cats but my older daughter is dreaming of having 2 rag-doll cats which she already has names for them.

  • Milena Barrett

    February 26, 2018 - 4:32 pm

    I love that they are helping the shelters out! Funny thing is that my cat loves Cats Pride litter! If I change up the product e lets me know by messing someplace else! Needless to say, I’ve learned my lesson and I’m a loyal buyer!

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 26, 2018 - 4:40 pm

      Cats are pretty persnickety! I’ve got one like that. If I change anything, she uses the floor instead.

  • Kathryn C

    February 26, 2018 - 4:20 pm

    I have been fortunate to grow up with cats in my life all my life.. They have all been my favorites, but I had a orange male cat named Doogie the longest..he lived to be 18 years old! He was a very friendly cat – I keep a picture of him on my phone screensaver- I still think of him and my other cats that have passed away often!

  • Lois

    February 26, 2018 - 1:10 pm

    I am all for helping shelter animals. This is a great program and I bet it helps so many animals in need.

  • Cristina

    February 26, 2018 - 11:20 am

    This is such a great cause! How can you resist those big adorable green eyes?

  • Cassie

    February 26, 2018 - 10:39 am

    I love cats! My daughter wants to get one for her birthday. The cat litter sounds like a good product to try!

  • Shirley

    February 26, 2018 - 10:26 am

    We transitioned our cats to the green jug. They have no idea they are helping us to help shelter cats! They also don’t know how much we like the green jug better than our old brand!

  • Heather

    February 26, 2018 - 10:12 am

    Both of my cats (and two of my three dogs) are rescues. I am all about any program that helps shelter animals. I could not imagine life without my fur babies!

  • Ashley

    February 26, 2018 - 9:43 am

    I love that this litter helps shelter cats. If I could I would adopt them all!!

  • Rosalie LavertueRosalie Lavertue

    February 26, 2018 - 9:13 am

    My therapist got my cat Asia from the shelter for my therapy cat Asia and i have the most loving bond were there for each other

  • Stephanie Liske

    February 26, 2018 - 9:13 am

    We got my daughter a kitten because she’d been wanting one for years, and finally I broke down. She had been quite the pain this year, and so I told her all she was going to get was charcoal. Well, Char Coal ended up being a sweet little black cat. 🙂

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 26, 2018 - 9:29 am

      LOL 🙂 That’s so funny 🙂

  • Rosanne

    February 24, 2018 - 11:52 pm

    Got my first cat-a tiny fluff ball of a kitten -from a farm in a town of 22 people named Rollo. I named him Rollo. The cat love of my life.

  • Erica B.

    February 24, 2018 - 10:58 pm

    My dog when I was little 🙂

  • Erica B.

    February 24, 2018 - 10:57 pm

    My dog when I was little.

  • starla b

    February 24, 2018 - 3:26 pm

    Wow, it’s so amazing that they are donating that much. That is so heart warming! I would have to say my big boy, Milo! He is seriously the best cat in this entire world. I love him to pieces and I can totally brag and say I know I’m his fave too. 🙂

  • Jodi Hunter

    February 22, 2018 - 3:07 pm

    My dog Bojack, he lived until he was 18 years old and he got me past a rough spot in my life, I will always love him.

  • Alyssa Christian

    February 22, 2018 - 2:49 pm

    My cat Hurley was my best friend; I adopted him as a kitten, as he passed away unexpectedly a little over a year ago. I was devastated for awhile, but thankfully I have another one (a rescue too, of course).

  • Nicole

    February 21, 2018 - 9:13 pm

    My boy Boots is something else. He’s a handful as far as cats go, but he’s a lot of fun and very sweet. Tonight he managed to get himself locked in the bathroom closet

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 22, 2018 - 9:50 am

      I have a cat that has figured out how to open our bathroom cupboards, too! I have had to start putting cleaning products in the linen closet. They are like having 2 year olds, sometimes 🙂

  • Jean Fischer

    February 19, 2018 - 5:21 pm

    My little fat kitten Budweiser, who would ride in the car with me, and sit on my shoulder

  • Heather D

    February 19, 2018 - 12:47 pm

    My best friend ever “picked” me when I was a baby and we grew up together. I still miss him.

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 19, 2018 - 4:14 pm

      My children’s first cat grew up with them, too. I bottle-fed her when they were toddlers. She died when she was almost twenty. It was the hardest furbaby I’ve ever said goodbye to.

  • kim brooks

    February 18, 2018 - 9:16 pm

    my baby boy binx had him for 13 years named him after my favorite halloween movie hocus pocus. he was such a loving boy who loved cuddles and treats and playing

  • Richard Hicks

    February 17, 2018 - 6:39 pm

    I have two rescues that are sisters. Now they are 11 yo and a joy

  • Tracy Shafer

    February 17, 2018 - 4:58 pm

    My cat Lily…she is the sweetest most loving girl. She is 7 this year, and is the neediest little thing..heaven forbid you stop paying attention to her…

  • Lilly Adzler

    February 17, 2018 - 12:41 pm

    My newest cat, Miss Mango, was adopted from a pet store. Someone left her at the store with a box of kittens. Poor girl! She is a very sweet, loving cat and I fell in love with her when I saw her.

  • Chris L

    February 16, 2018 - 8:49 pm

    We have 3 cats and 2 dogs but my favorite is our dwarf bunny. He is just the fluffiest , cutest little guy.

  • Edye

    February 16, 2018 - 8:01 pm

    I remember when I got my dog “Piper” from the shelter. She is so amazing!

  • Jacob

    February 16, 2018 - 8:54 am

    I have 3 cats that came from the shelter. We originally wanted a single kitten but there were three together in the same litter and we didn’t want to separate them. We have now had them for 13 years and glad they are still together

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 16, 2018 - 1:10 pm

      3 of our cats are from the same litter, too! They love each other and I’m glad we didn’t separate them.

  • Hanna D.

    February 15, 2018 - 11:34 pm

    I grew up with an orange tabby cat named, Ginger. My brother and I loved Ginger, she was spirited.

  • Carly S

    February 15, 2018 - 8:38 pm

    I had a wonderful cat who loved me dearly (and who I loved back sooo much). She would bring me gifts each day and leave them outside my bedroom door in the morning. Gifts included socks, hair elastics, pieces of paper, cat toys, and one time a bill of money! She was a darling.

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 16, 2018 - 1:11 pm

      I want a cat that brings me money! Seriously, though, she sounds like she loved you.

  • Amanda Eagan

    February 15, 2018 - 7:26 pm

    My best animal friend was my first rescue doggie- a pug named B.B. she was a tied out dog previously and I taught her everything about being a dog. Because of her, I have since grown to love animals and I now have 2 more rescue dogs and cat. She has since passed, but she made such an impact on me.

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 16, 2018 - 1:12 pm

      I am glad you found each other.

  • Natalie

    February 15, 2018 - 6:25 pm

    My favorite companion I ever had was my standard poodle growing up named Dallas. He helped me when my parents were getting a nasty divorce.

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 16, 2018 - 1:12 pm

      Isn’t it amazing how animals can sense our trauma?

  • Emily Ann Benzing

    February 15, 2018 - 6:09 pm

    When I was very young, my brother brought home a tiny little kitten who almost got ran over by a car in the street. We named him Boots and he automatically became very attached to me. He always laid with me, let me pick him up and do whatever with him, followed me around everywhere – he was my cat throughout my entire childhood. Since he passed, I’ve never found a cat like him. There hasn’t been a cat super attached to me like he was. He was really my best friend and my angel.

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 16, 2018 - 1:13 pm

      Aww! Sounds like a special friend.

  • Monique Rizzo

    February 15, 2018 - 5:55 pm

    My Dachshund Heidi. As a child she slept with me every night and waited for me at the bus stop!

  • Chrystal D

    February 15, 2018 - 5:28 pm

    A neighbor brought a new kitten over to my place years back. She was only a few weeks old. I had to bottle feed her, the whole thing. My Shepherd & Pit LOVED that little kitten! They were like her mom & dad. She would sleep in between the 2 of those monsters. It was SO cute!

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 16, 2018 - 1:14 pm

      I had a cat that I had to bottle feed. She lived for 20 years and grew up with my kids. I would love to see a photo of your kitten sleeping with a pit and shepherd! Tell you what, I bet she was the safest cat on the planet.

  • nyfoodhistorian

    February 15, 2018 - 4:43 pm

    I am owned by two cats, Fred and Ginger, but it’s Fred that has me under his furry paw- he sleeps on my feet and gets me up at 4am SHARP every morning so I can fix the cats’ breakfast.

  • Tari Lawson

    February 15, 2018 - 4:20 pm

    Probably my most special pet was a dog named Lady. I found her wandering the streets and made her follow me home. I asked my mom if I could keep her and she said if the owner couldn’t be found, then yes. Unfortunately a friend of mine knew the owner. The dog was actually his brothers and was left for him to care for so he agreed to let us keep her. He name was princess, but she seemed to like Lady so we kept that. She was my best friend. She slept in my room with me and my guinea pigs. She loved them as much as she loved me. She was especially fond of the male and would lay with him when I would let him out to run around. When he passed away, Lady refused to sleep in my room anymore.


    February 15, 2018 - 1:34 pm

    One of my friends asked me to cat sit while she went out of town for 2 weeks for her job. It’s been 4 years & I still have the cat. Due to her job, she decided to move there. Fluffy is now a part of my family! We LOVE her !!

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 15, 2018 - 1:57 pm

      Aww! I’m glad she found a home with you.

  • Stephanie Phelps

    February 15, 2018 - 1:24 pm

    My favorite companion I ever had was my little doggie Dunkin. He was only about 3 pounds but he would smile at me and cuddle with me in the covers!

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 15, 2018 - 1:57 pm

      My cats like to do that – but they are bigger than 3 pounds! What a tiny little bundle.


    February 15, 2018 - 11:58 am

    I have so many great stories about our kitties! But the one that keeps me laughing every time I think of it is when my Mother and I put sweaters on My cat Hamlet, and her cat Bella for the first time. Hamlet started walking around the house backwards, as if trying to “back-out” of the sweater, and Bella dropped to the floor like a fainting goat, with all four paws in the air and wouldn’t move until we took the sweater off of her!

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 15, 2018 - 1:58 pm

      You so should have video’d that! You would have been a YouTube millionaire.

  • Alexandra Y

    February 15, 2018 - 11:40 am

    My first kitty Angel I got when I was in first grade.

  • Lynne T

    February 15, 2018 - 9:34 am

    I currently have two rescue kitties. The oldest is 9 and I rescued her when I found her in my front yard at age 5 weeks. She was very sick and I nursed her back to health. She’s been a very loving companion ever since. The youngest is 20 months old and I adopted her from a rescue group last year when she was 9 months old. I call her my little snuggle bunny because she loves to curl up on my pillow at night and sleep with her face pressed against mine.

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 15, 2018 - 1:59 pm

      Aww! I love strays and rescues. They seem to make the best companions. I think they appreciate what we did for them – but I’ve been told I anthropomorphize animals too much.

  • Saidah

    February 15, 2018 - 6:32 am

    This is such a sweet thing to do. I had so many cats growing up. They make great pets.

  • Cynthia C

    February 15, 2018 - 6:29 am

    My cat snuggles with me and keeps me company. She is just the sweetest!

  • Aaron

    February 15, 2018 - 3:43 am

    Muffin shared my childhood.

  • Elizabeth E

    February 14, 2018 - 8:07 pm

    I currently have two cats and love them dearly. Their names are Babsy (girl) and Bubsy (boy). They were rescue kitties!

  • dana beatty

    February 14, 2018 - 8:03 pm

    I can’t pick ONE when they’re all so special to me … but perhaps the first one I bonded with was Cinderella – my teenage peek-a-poo dog who taught me unconditional love

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 15, 2018 - 2:01 pm

      Yesh! I had a hard time picking a favorite. I loved many cats and dogs over the years. Even some ferrets – and a chicken. I’m an odd duck. Ok – I didn’t love the chicken, but she left a lasting impression.

  • Melanie Bolin

    February 14, 2018 - 7:35 pm

    I have 3 children and they all have their pets. My daughter asked what I wanted for my birthday… I said a Maine Coon cat would be neat, but she would be ALL MINE. I looked online and there was ONE that had been posted a few hours prior. That is my big black Stella Rue. Man, I love this cat, she has style, class, and sass like no other <3

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 14, 2018 - 7:43 pm

      Main Coons are very cool cats – and so big! My SIL’s step-daughter had one.

  • Tracie B Threadford

    February 14, 2018 - 4:33 pm

    Those are such cute, adorable kitties! I don’t have any pets but growing up I had a little stray cat. She was my best friend as I was an only child.

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 14, 2018 - 4:48 pm

      I’ve had a lot of strays. Ollie was a stray (the one nosing the canister). He jumped out of our garbage can. Buttons may be David’s cat – but Ollie is mine.

  • Heather Kraus

    February 14, 2018 - 4:23 pm

    What a great program. We have always gotten our dogs through a shelter and they have been awesome. We prefer shelter pets.

  • Ruth Epstein

    February 14, 2018 - 4:13 pm

    I love reading about what cats have today as when I lived in Israel over 20 years ago I had 3 cats, all rescue, but it was a nightmare with the kitty litter as it was not as good as what you have today. Good luck to all those that are entering the give away

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 14, 2018 - 5:01 pm

      Yeah – the technology has come a long way!

  • Barbara

    February 14, 2018 - 4:13 pm

    My favorite is Snotty – she is the first cat I’ve ever had.
    thank you
    Barbara Montag

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 14, 2018 - 5:02 pm

      I am going to be laughing over that name for a long time!

  • Nichole

    February 14, 2018 - 2:26 pm

    What a fantastic program! Kudos to Cat’s Pride! I love when brands give back!

  • Lisa Sheldon

    February 14, 2018 - 11:21 am

    My dog Midnight. He was a rescue that was afraid of everything. After a lot of love he has really come around. Midnight is very pampered and is such a sweet boy

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 14, 2018 - 12:18 pm

      It’s amazing how a good home can change a whole outlook on life – for people and animals.

  • Adrienne Gordon

    February 14, 2018 - 11:03 am

    Our current dog is the most faithful, sweetest dog we’ve ever had.

  • susan smoaks

    February 14, 2018 - 10:58 am

    my dog lady is my best friend. we got her from a shelter about 4 years ago. she is the best companion.

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 14, 2018 - 12:20 pm

      They have wonderful loyalty – and unmatched love.

  • KB

    February 14, 2018 - 10:55 am

    I have 3 cats 2 of which I got because their mother was a stray that I seen get hit and killed by a truck one the neighbors moved and just left and 2 dogs adopted from the shelter I love all my babies and I am a huge animal activist

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 14, 2018 - 12:20 pm

      Awesome! I know they all appreciate what you’ve done. I cannot imagine just abandoning pets like that.

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