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Heartstrings: When There's Room in Your Heart But Not in Your Home

Sponsor Blackberry!
Click to sponsor Blackberry click to learn more about BlackberryMy name is Blackberry Ė I'm as small as a berry, black & gray, sweet, and adorable. I have a silky swath of light hair on my forehead. My silky hair and my small frame (only 5 pounds) suggests there might be a little Yorkshire Terrier in my heritage although the folks at the animal shelter where I came from listed me as a poodle mix!

I am not able to hear, but it doesn't stop me from exploring and enjoying life. My foster mom says I am very lovable and she lets me take my time when meeting new people and encountering new situations. I haven't been exposed to many things in my life so far, so my new family should know that I need time to become comfortable with new surroundings. I enjoy being around other dogs once I have had a chance to get used to them. They help me relax and become more playful.

My dream home would have adopters with deaf dog experience and lots of patience as I learn the ropes of being a good dog. A confident, easy-going dog in the home might help me adjust. All I ask is a warm lap and lots of encouragement.

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Sponsor Casper!
Click to sponsor Casper click to learn more about CasperHi, I'm Casper the friendly kitty! I'm a shorthaired grey and white cat with a sweet disposition. I'm a real muffin man; as soon as I see you, I will start making muffins on my blanket! I love to give head nudges when Iím happy. When I want attention, I may even put my paw gently on your hand as if to say, ďPlease pet me!Ē

Not long after I came to Animal Aid I was diagnosed with diabetes, and I've started getting insulin. While no one likes to get shots, Iím a real trooper, and my insulin shots donít seem to bother me very much. Since Iím so easy to medicate, Iím responding very well, and Iím even starting to lose a little weight.

Although Iím a great kitty who loves adults, children are overwhelming to me.

If you are looking for a loving new friend who is generous with head nudges and muffins, come see me!

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Sponsor Duke!
Click to sponsor Duke click to learn more about DukeHey there! Iím Duke Ė I'm a big kitty with a big personality. I have fluffy white and grey fur, and Iím quite a looker, if I do say so myself!

I had a rough life before coming to Animal Aid. I had a fractured pelvis which is healed now but I have nerve damage in one of my legs. Right now, I have a limp but it doesn't slow me down much! I can do pretty much everything any other kitty can! I have bounds of energy and I'm doing great with no long term disability besides my little limp. I would not do well with kids due to my previous injuries.

I love to bat my toys around and chase them. Youíll be amazed at how agile I am, considering my injuries. Once Iíve burned through some of my energy, Iíll be ready to hop up on your lap and take a nap.

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Sponsor Emma!
Click to sponsor Emma click to learn more about EmmaIím Emma! Once you meet me, youíll never forget me! Iím the cute little tortoiseshell kitty with the big voice who loves to talk. My size may be petite, but my personality isnít Ė I love to chatter and I like to know what you are doing.

I love to chase anything with a string. It is just so much fun that I canít resist! I also love a nice session of pets and cuddles. I get so happy and enthusiastic about them, that I might need a snack afterwards!

Once upon a time, I was abandoned and scared, but Iím much happier now that Iím at Animal Aid. I love my foster family, but Iíd really love a special forever home of my own. I promise to keep up my end of the conversation and give you kitty kisses every day.

Iím a special needs cat and I will need hyperthyroid medicine twice a day for the rest of my life. Iím very good about taking my pill, and the medicine is not very expensive. Although Iím a cat who needs a little extra attention, Iím worth it!

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Sponsor Leo!
Click to sponsor Leo click to learn more about LeoLeo is one dreamy creamsicle Ė with lush orange and white fur that is so soft to the touch. He has mesmerizing green eyes that look right into your soul. His deep gaze affirms his intelligence and strong connection with his people.

Leo seeks out attention and if he hasnít caught your eye, he will gently paw you to pick him up and place him in your lap. There he will contently stay for an hour or so, and then itís time to check out the rest of his kingdom. Heís not a needy cat, just one that enjoys companionship with his people. And that companionship includes conversations. Leo will always be there ready to listen and reassure you with a gentle purr.

Leo would do best in a home without any other pets, but with Leo, you couldnít find a better furry companion. This dynamic kitty may be a senior, but he loves playtime as much as a kitten.

This wonderfully handsome boy is eagerly waiting to meet you. Leo will be your new best friend Ė whether you want to cuddle, enjoy a little playtime or just kick back on the couch together Ė heís up for anything. Check out his video and you can see him playing with an Animal Aid volunteer.

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Sponsor Pepper!
Click to sponsor Pepper click to learn more about PepperShakespeare wrote, ďAge cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety.ď I mustíve been his inspiration! Iím a curious, affectionate, and energetic short hair tortie gal who enjoys playing with a string toy as much as I do a quiet cuddle.

I find people endlessly fascinating: Iíll follow you around the house wondering what youíre doing and encouraging you to pause for a scratch behind my ears. If youíre really busy, thatís okay too, Iíll take the opportunity to recharge on my own.

My last few years have been an adventure and Iím looking for a home where Iíll be the center of attention. I donít mind sharing my space with other cats, but Iíd do best in a home without young children.

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Sponsor Whiskers!
Click to sponsor Whiskers click to learn more about WhiskersMy name is Whiskers. Iím the handsome gray kitty with the white bib and socks, big green eyes and an even bigger heart! Iím an outgoing and fun kitty. Just look at my photos and video to see how I flirt, roll over, snuggle, and make muffins. Iím as playful as I can be considering I canít walk as well as I used to, but more about that later.

Here I am playing and enjoying some petting. Iíve learned to play ball and I think my batting average is up there with the big hitters. Iíve even trained my foster mom how to fetch and throw while I hit it back to her.

I was shot in April 2010. My former owner wasnít nice, but at least he brought me to the shelter. The kind people at Animal Aid took me to a specialist, but the bullet is so close to my spine that it can't be removed. Thatís ok, because with daily massages, I can still get around just fine.

I drag one of my back legs a little bit, but Iím a strong cat and it only slows me down a little. Take a look at this video of me climbing to the highest spot in the room! Pretty impressive, huh?

I have the most wonderful foster mom, but Iím still looking for my perfect forever family. I love getting pets and lots of attention, and I want to be the king of the house. Does your home need a regal king?

I've got a blog! If you want to read my blog, click here, then click on Read More About This Pet.

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