When Adopted Animals Find Home

I am a cat and dog mom. I love each of my rescued pets. I am especially excited about my newest adventure of being a foster mom to adult and senior cats from Animal Friends of the Valleys.

Over the past 35 years I have provided a forever home to 12 cats (Tinley, Tess, TJ, Emily, Cossette, Chanel, Maxwell, Hershey, Dude, Charlie, Rudy, Bobbie), 3 dogs, (Harley, Gracie, Bayleigh). I have also helped several litters of unnamed kittens. At one time I even provided an outdoor condo home to two feral cats (Mr. Black and Wesley). Only two of those precious beings were not rescued.

Recently I started fostering cats with Animal Friends of the Valleys in Wildomar, California. My heart goes out to cats and dogs who live on the street, or who have been abused, neglected, returned, or left behind by their owners.

This heart for hurting animals has led me to this photo project called Pet Me Forever, portrait headshots of shelter cats who I have fostered and rehabilitated in order to get a safe, loving forever home.

“Time spent with cats is never wasted.” Sigmund Freud, Austrian Psychoanalyst

“You cannot share your life with a dog…or a cat, and not know perfectly well that animals have personalities and minds and feelings.” Jane Goodall, British Anthropologist

“I think having an animal in your life makes you a better human.” Rachael Ray, American Television Personality

“Adopted pets are the best pets you can have. Most adoptable pets come from loving homes that simply cannot care for them anymore. Or they are strays who’ve been on their own without the loving care they deserve.” Josh Duhamel, American Actor