Meet Peach and Shannon!
Rescue Pomeranian turned runway & editorial model. You may have seen him on Fallon Tonight or ABC 7! Follow his adventures on Instagram - @BentleythePom_LA.
Bentley booked a shoot to document date night with Riley of @3colorfulyorkies
Meet Trish & Nacho (Formerly Binx, adopted 2/18/2019)
“A friend (who had been telling me to get a cat for years) told me about Annenberg PetSpace and then I started following them on Instagram. When I finally visited, you could really tell they cared and made the process as easy as possible for people looking to adopt.
I had actually seen Nacho (formerly Binx) online and he had the most amazing lion cut, which caught my eye. Then when I went to the center a few months later he was featured in one of the suites and all of the staff raved about him. They later told me he was 'highly food motivated' so I knew we'd be perfect for each other.
When I first got Nacho, he was a little shy and standoffish mostly hiding under my bed. I was worried he wouldn't warm to me. After a few days of feeding him (again food motivated), he started to get used to me and I think he realized this was a more permanent situation. He doesn't love to be held but is he is the BEST snuggler, doubling as an electric blanket.
He even greets me at the door when I come home from work with purrs asking for belly rubs - I think he thinks he's a dog. I think greeting me at the door is one of my favorite traits of his. He literally talks, says hello by rubbing against my leg and then falls over as he awaits his belly rub. He also loves to play fetch with treats, which is amusing. I'm always glad to come home and see him.
He is the most chill cat ever and the right combo of independent but affectionate. When friends come over, he just wants to hang, will rub against your legs or feet, but isn't at all needy. He's always nearby keeping me company.
Cats are known for being independent, but also having their person. It's hard to articulate, but having that bond is probably the best part. I had back surgery not too long after I adopted him and was basically laid out for 2 weeks. It was like he could tell and never left my side, which was pretty awesome.”
Meet Grace and Cait!
Meet Suzanne, Jeremy & Pierre (Adopted 4/28/2018)
“We wake up with him purring on our chest or making biscuits in bed.”
“It had been a year since our last cat, Kitty, passed away at age 17. We knew we wanted to adopt a senior cat when we found the right one. I couldn’t stop thinking about Pierre. It didn’t take long to realize he was a very unique cat and we definitely wanted to give him a forever home. But just in case, we thought we would sleep on it one night.
We left, went to lunch and realized we couldn’t be without Pierre a second longer. We hit the pet store for supplies and rushed back to PetSpace before closing. We made it in time and the rest is history!
Jeremy works from home and Pierre is his co-worker, so the adjustment has been smooth. They love spending their days at the home office, enjoying afternoon snack time and taking conference calls on the patio.
Pierre loves rotisserie chicken, waking up early, and watching the neighborhood wildlife from his favorite chair in the sun. We wake up with him purring on our chest or making biscuits in bed. He cuddles into our arms at night and when he wakes up from a nap and sees you, he reaches out with a big stretch of his paw.
The best part of being Pierre’s parents is the love he gives us. He’s sensitive, he protective, he’s sweet, he makes us laugh. We never could have guessed we’d find such a special cat - we are very lucky."
Peach - Annenberg PetSpace
Meet Dina & Bitsy (Adopted 6/9/2018)
“I regularly volunteer at Annenberg PetSpace. Unlike many adopters, I wasn’t looking to add a new pet at the time. The minute I met Bitsy, I fell in love and knew that she was special. I think her sweet disposition reminded me of my dog, Beanie, who passed away three years prior.
Bitsy fit in perfectly with me and my other dog, Barkley. When I first brought her home, she immediately took to her surroundings, claimed her new bed, and was so quick to adjust to her new home and family. There was no “break in” period.
She is always curious about people, and wants to meet/greet them. If she senses that they have an interest in her, she will do her best to charm them into a belly rub or better yet… a treat!
She “purrs” when she is comfortable and is getting a good belly rub or pets. She can run very fast- but only at the sound of a bag of chips being opened. When she gets really excited, she will spin in a circle while sitting. When we are sitting on the sofa, she always has to have her body touching me, my hand has to be on her and it has to be moving. If I stop petting/stroking her, she will nudge me with her muzzle to keep it up.
The best part about being Bitsy’s mom is that I know I’ll have her unconditional love. I know that if I have a bad day at work, I can count on her to make it a good day. Although it may sound cliché, we are like two peas in a pod. You know the old saying that dogs are like their owners? So true in our case.”
Meet Sarah and her adopted kitty, Marisol!
“I think it is healthy for me to have someone else to think about and care for and to share some life and space.”
“I visited Annenberg PetSpace on a community center seniors’ field trip. I thought about adopting a cat but did not have any timeline or plan.
I have a fondness for what I call the marmalade color so Marisol caught my eye. I visited several times before she warmed up to me, although staff that interacted with her regularly made it a point to stop by and tell me what a sweet cat she is. I did look at a young cat that was so active that I raced back to Marisol, who is mature and sedate, and said, “When can I take her home!”
I thought Marisol adapted to our home quickly, although I realize as time has gone by, that her level of trust and comfort, establishment of our routines, and understanding of each other has grown a lot. I expect this process will continue and be fun and surprising. We are compatible in that we both get up early, like a bit of company, but also independence, are curious, but do not need too much stimulation to be content.
Marisol really likes being around people, just enough to feel included. She has a great deep purr – think diesel engine - but recently she also developed a delightful, almost melodic gentler purr that I think might mean a different kind of happiness. I think it’s healthy for me to have someone else to think about and care for and to share some life and space.
Recently in the middle of the night, Marisol made a long, dreadful sound that raised visions of an emergency trip to the vet because she sounded like something awful had befallen her. She was at the front window, but seemed intact, so after my heart calmed down, we both went back to sleep. There was a second episode some nights later when I found there was another cat in the front yard. After checking back with PetSpace and vets, the thought we are holding is that she has become territorial and this is her space… She’s found her home”
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Meet Benny and Coby (adopted at age 12, now 14) (Adopted 7/27/2017).
“Two years later, he is still happy and healthy!”
“I have a friend in my class at school and her mom is the vet at Annenberg PetSpace. I was curious about what was going on there, so I paid them a visit!
I love German Shepherds – I have always loved them. When I saw this German Shepherd, my brain exploded. Coby was sleeping and he looked like my dream dog. My aunt Mimi who took me to PetSpace, commented that he was an old dog, 12 years old.
We left, and I told my parents about Coby. I couldn’t stop thinking about him and I was crossing my fingers when I went to bed, hoping that I could adopt him. About a month later, we went back and brought our younger dog, Peeti to meet Coby. They loved each other and we all decided, even though he was old and might not live long, to bring him home. Two years later, he is still happy and healthy!
Coby fit right in to our crazy household. He was afraid to go up the stairs at first, but we trained him to go up with food. He loves snacks. He has completely changed our routine and barks at us when we eat. He won’t leave the house unless we all go and he LOVES car rides!
He is focused on guarding my mom and spends all day with her. He flops his ears, and he loves sitting in the middle of the street. He LOVES the ocean and loves to get his feet wet. He doesn’t like the sound of electric guitars and he loves to growl at Kyle, my mom’s assistant. He loves his pup-sister Peeti, and she licks his eyeballs!
The best part of being a pet parent to Coby is that he’s a great companion. He sits on my feet in my bed at bedtime.”
Pickles the Pig (@livingwithpickles) photographed at FUNBOX in Thousand Oaks!
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