We are thrilled when people choose to adopt their new furry family member(s) from a rescue or shelter! We do our very best to facilitate the right match for the family and the pet. Our primary responsibility is to the animal(s) to whom we have made a commitment but we also want to help as many families as possible find a wonderful furry companion to bring joy into their lives.
Here are some things you may find helpful
Now, this part is really important…
Here is how it works.
You may submit an application and not get a phone call from us. We are sorry to say this, but we figure it is better to be honest about the process. There are two of us who run the rescue in addition to caring for our families, keeping our jobs, organizing all of our fosterers, managing the medical care of all the kitties in our program, doing all the necessary administrative work to keep the organization going.
When we post kitties, we can get a LOT of applications so this process being described is happening simultaneously for multiple cats/kittens. We review the applications and when we see one that seems like a good match for a particular kitty, we call them, they very often don’t answer a number they don’t recognize, we leave a message, at some point, they check that message and call us back if we are lucky, we catch that call, but sometimes we play phone tag for a couple of days. When we do connect, we chat, if things still seem good on both sides, then we proceed on to connecting them up with the foster family to chat if that interview didn’t go so well for either side, that process starts all over again looking through applications. If the conversation with the foster family goes well, they set up a meet-n-greet hopefully within a few days, but with schedules, it sometimes takes a little bit (if it can’t happen in a reasonable time, we move on). If the meet-n-greet goes well for everyone, the kitty gets adopted, if not, we start all over. Multiply this by several kitties all available at the same time and you can see how this is not a quick process.
We appreciate how folks get frustrated when they don’t hear back about their applications. You are anxious to hear something, we appreciate that. At the same time, we hope you can trust that we are doing the best we can to find the best possible matches for the kitties in our care and that takes time. It is also simply not possible for us to call every applicant. To do that we would need to hire full-time staff and then we couldn’t afford to rescue any kitties and you can see how that would be somewhat counter-productive. Once a kitty is adopted, we do send out an email to all applicants letting them know the kitty was adopted and we update the online postings.
We hope this has been helpful and has addressed some of your questions. We look forward to receiving your completed application, and if you have already submitted an application, even better!
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Update 1: They are both doing very well and are still so loving to each other.
Update 2: We would love to foster but are afraid The Bolshevik Bengal and the Revolutionary Ragdoll would not tolerate them. The only time they get angry is if they see one of the local cats outside. (Are you sure they are Tudors? They do have a certain Russianness to them and are not afraid to take hostages!) They are delightfully gentle and kind with each other and us, just have zero tolerance for the neighbor cat.