In May, SFACC had 63 virtual adoptions: 47 cats & kittens, 12 guinea pigs, and 4 dogs!

A Special Update About a Cat Named Calder…
“I have always been a cat lover. My husband Paul loved cats, but didn’t want to have one for fear of tripping over it. (He had some balance issues and was very conservative regarding safety!). In 2013, Paul started having significant balance issues which evolved into mobility issues and other neurological problems. Over time, things progressed and ultimately, Paul was in a wheelchair. After a visit by friends who had a sweet dog who stayed very close to Paul for the whole visit, it dawned on me that there was no longer a tripping issue!! I talked with Paul about getting a cat, finally asking “what would happen if a cat appeared in our apartment?” and he said “Well, I guess we’d have a cat!” So lickity split, off I went to SFACC. (May 4th, 2017)

I was looking for a specific orange cat, and on our way to see it, the SFACC volunteer introduced me to Marco, saying he was a sweet, friendly cat. And he was indeed…immediately brushed up against my leg and let me pick him up. Sweet boy. But I needed to see the orange cat. And I did…but there was no connection. Back to Marco. Sweet wonderful boy and I knew he was our new kitty. He is a silver tabby with lovely markings, and the friend who came with me said he looked like an impressionist painting. Thinking of artist’s name, Calder seemed to fit, and that was it.

I brought him home, introduced him to Paul, and got Calder settled in a small room. They had told me to keep him in a small space to acclimate and slowly introduce him to the whole house. And, that he’d let us know when he wanted to do that. Well, it didn’t take long!! After a couple of exploratory trips out, he told us loud and clear that it was time. That evening, he snuggled up to us on the sofa and slept with us that night.

Calder was an incredible gift to Paul, who quickly became his best buddy, snuggling up to him in his chair, in bed…wherever Paul was, there was Calder. Paul’s health continued to deteriorate, and he died in November, 2018. Calder actually went into mourning for a year… Cats mourn too. Calder has been the best companion to me in my own mourning process…staying close, snuggling in next to me, day and night. I am so grateful for him.

Calder is a character…people friendly, quite talented at tossing and catching catnip mice, insists on a (very) early breakfast, and his favorite plaything is paper. He is quite dapper and enjoys sporting a bow tie or hat now and then…and is also one of the sounded sleepers I’ve ever met. I love this boy and am so grateful to him and to SF ACC for bringing us together.

Thank you for all the good work SF ACC does, and for all the love stories it creates.”

Sweet Pickles has some exciting news to share: she’s a big sister! Pickles loves her new baby; she runs to check on him when he makes any little peep. The family says that she has brought so much love and light to them. Congratulations Pickles! And thank you to her awesome adoptive family welcoming her into their family. (A big thank you to Boise Bully Breed Rescue for helping Pickles find her family by taking her into your adoption network.)

Handsome bun boy Hop is living life to the fullest: “He has been exploring and trying to befriend our cat. Hop has also gone to the beach, (we kept him away from dogs and watched him carefully, also he was on a full body leash, not just neck leash). He is doing super well and has been trying different kinds of greens, his favorite so far are parsley and he loves sweet potatoes, but we don’t give him much sweet potato because it isn’t that nutritious.”

Welcome home Dante! This gray cutie has found a furrever home with comfy laps and paper bags to explore!

Chrissy has ears for days and a forever home! She’s a foster win and has an adorable new name, Bertie (and check out that precious cable knit sweater). Congratulations!

Sweet pup Tenaya (was Pineapple) found her forever home! She’s one of our virtual adoptions and is now feeling cozy and loved in her new home. Tenaya has even found a new favorite place to lie surrounded by soft greenery in her new yard!

“My husband and I adopted Miller from the ACC in November of 2016. He was 7 months old. He’s quite dog-like for a cat and is king of the household. He brings us so much joy and even has his own Facebook Page, Miller the kitty! He’s so affectionate and fun and is king of the household.”

Jack and Beatrice are off to their new home together. Yay!

Arya and Cloud are a purrfect pair in their furrever home together.

Yay for Shaka, another virtual adoption!

Mia (was Holly) pupdate! She was adopted from us in December 2019 as a 4-month-old pup. She’s as cute as ever and loving life.

So this adoption happened through Muttville, after ACC grad GRACIE got the best social media selfie introduction with new mom, Leeann. This Irish wolfhound with a puppy-like personality is ready to be queen of the backyard and conqueror of all 38-inch-high counter tops. Congrats to her new family! 

Cardi Brie

“It’s been almost 5 years now that we’ve had our darling Lilliputian (formerly Clementine). Lilli continues to bring us joy, she’s been an extra blessing while being at home during this pandemic. Thank you, ACC, you all are the best.”

POKEY’s JOURNEY…SFACC Animal Care Attendant, Kathryn Jones drove one of our dogs, Pokey, out to a Boise Bully Breed hand-off. (The Idaho rescue org has been a great partner in adopting out ACC dogs and picking them up at halfway points like Reno.) “Pokey held it down with us at SFACC since before the SIP and he did great on his trip today! He couldn’t quite figure out what the deal with snow was, but he’ll get there. Boise just texted me to let me know he’s settled in for the night, officially as an Idaho spud.” It didn’t take too long before Pokey was adopted by a wonderful family. He’s now known as Biggie and his mom Stephanie reports, “Yep, he is with us for life. He seems to be happy at our house. The cats are warming up, he’s great with our daughter, always wants to play, rarely barks… everything is great. His farts are straight from he** but we can manage. Thank you so much for helping us get Biggie into our family.”

It’s a cliché because it’s true: it takes a village. Big(gie) thank yous to Kathryn with SFACC for coordinating the intake and driving Pokey; BBBR Transport Coordinator Elizabeth for organizing Pokey’s transport; BBBR trainer Lou for facilitating the kitty intro; and BBBR Foster/Adopter Coordinator Ashley for facilitating the adoption.

Shakespeare adopted!

Beautiful Marnie has found her forever home. Congratulations!

“This is Louis, formerly known as Rigatoni, from a pasta themed litter in December of 2018/January 2019. Louis is the biggest goofball. Loves his fellow dog friends and humans! We love him dearly. Thank you SFACC!”

“We’ve had Delilah for over two weeks now and we all love her. We wanted to let know all know she is doing fabulous. She is such a smart, and sassy kitty who knows her name and comes when you call her. She has a wonderful, curious, and loving personality and do you know she is already litter box trained. She spends time with everyone in the house including Tippy. Just yesterday, we were playing with a dancing ribbon and I had the wand, Delilah had the bottom of the ribbon and Tippy had the middle. It was so cute to see them playing together. She eats like a champ and I can tell she is growing every day. She loves to play with all of her toys and we find them all over the house. Every night she goes from room to room until she decides who she’s sleeping with.

Another great puppy adoption! Milo (was Specs) is so happy with his new family. He has a personal set of stairs to reach his new bed that he shares with his parents. He also perfectly sits on command. Congratulations!

ACC alum Opal (was Tippy) didn’t get the memo that toilet paper hoarding is so last month. Opal spends her days at the Clement Nursery in SF (the owner adopted her).

Happy adoption news! Kona’s (formerly Tucker) family is over the moon with their new fur baby. Kona had his first bath over the weekend and did really well. What a good boy!

May 2020