OUR ADOPTABLE CATS

PUFF and MONTY Need a 'Forever Home'

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Please meet Monty and his Mom, Puff.  These two beauties are a remarkable pair.  They have been through so much together and the love they have for each other pulls your heart strings.   Monty is a handsome, blue-eyed, 6 year old Siamese mix, with soft, fluffy fur and flame point markings. He is friendly, sweet and loves to be petted and brushed. He is a gentle cat and takes good care of Puff, his 8 year old momma cat. Puff has cataracts, so she relies on Monty to be near by. In addition to her vision issues, she has an abnormal, unsteady gait. The vet speculated that she was either hit by a car or severely beaten, probably fracturing her hips. So Monty is her guide and protector. She is also very sweet and loving, wanting only to sit beside you and be petted. Both kitties have had recent vet care and been given a clean bill of health. We need to find a loving home for these two incredible cats ASAP.  Please open your home and your heart to Puff & Monty. If you would like to know more or meet this special bonded pair, please call Olivia at 949-472-4744 or email olivia.lwca@yahoo.com


Click here to watch Puff & Monty:   

https://youtu.be/wJ_k4BZjPJg

MEET SAFFRON

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 Saffron is a 3 1/2 year old black calico with one white paw tip.  She also has some Tortie markings making her something really special.  She is not only beautiful but has brains too!  Her foster said she just can't believe how Saffron is able to open drawers and doors, even those with magnetic closures, and disappear and reappear in the blink of an eye.  She loves to cuddle and snuggle and is looking for her forever home to share.  She will reward you every day by showering you with love.  Her last owner couldn't take her when she had to move.  Please consider this precious beauty and call Olivia as 949-472-4744 or email olivia.lwca@yahoo.com or Terri at kalicat123@gmail.com.


Click here to watch a video about Saffron!

https://youtu.be/dBJooYx_JZo




MEET BABY & BUBBA

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Baby and Bubba are a bright, beautiful and bold pair.  Despite the extremely adverse situation they came from, they have triumphed.  This approximately 10 year old pair of beauties are the sweetest, most loving and playful cats you may ever come across. They deserve to find the very best home where they will reward you with more love than you can imagine.  They are in good health and very low maintenance.  To find out more about Baby and Bubba, please contact Olivia at 949-472-4744 or olivia.lwca@yahoo.com.  You can also arrange to have a visit with these kitties.  Right below is the application (download) for adoption.  


 Click here to watch Baby & Bubba!

https://youtu.be/qmrWYB7JnDs

MEET WINNIE

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Wonderful Winnie is a big beautiful bundle of love (17 lbs.).  She is  friendly, and curious and will make herself right at home when you take  her there.  She's anxiously awaiting for you to do so, and in return,  she will shower you with love and cuddles.  Her owner has passed away,  so Winnie is in great need of a new home.  Please  call Olivia at  949-472-4744 or email olivia.lwca@yahoo.com for more information and/or a  visit with Winnie. You'll fall in love.      


Click here for a video about Winnie:

https://youtu.be/ywneFoFFubk

 

MEET BETTY B

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Betty B is a 7 year old Maine Coon mix - absolutely beautiful and healthy too!  She's having a tough time adjusting to her new life after her beloved owner passed away a short while ago.  Her eyes and coat, white stockings and sweet disposition make her a perfect kitty just for you!!  Her sister Winnie is also up for adoption.  For more information, please go to www.lagunawoodscatclub.com, or contact Olivia at 949-472-4744 or email olivia.lwca@yahoo.com.  Thanks for your support.  


Click here for a video of Betty B;

https://youtu.be/OP-m-WJrqdQ


Our Adoption Process

Check out our adopted cats on our You-Tube Channel.

Our Primary Goal

Our primary goal is a successful adoption: finding a loving and safe forever home for the special cats who have entered our program, most of whom are older and grieving the loss of their home and human. It’s important to us to establish that the potential adopter is capable of providing the kitty with a safe environment, nourishing food, regular veterinary care, appropriate attention, and an understanding heart. We are honest about each cat’s needs and the potential cost of its care. On this basis, we reserve the right to deny an application. However, because we are so thorough, our success rate is phenomenally high. Most of our cats have spent their lives in one home where they were given lots of love and care. So most, in spite of their advanced age, are friendly, affectionate, and healthy creatures. Each has had a recent exam and is up to date on all required shots and tests. For us, the joy of a purrfect match is indescribable.

The Process

1. Find a cat

To find your perfect companion, go to adoptable cats page

2. Call Us

Please email our Director of Adoptions . . . 

 Olivia Pagano - 949-472-4744 - olivia.lwca@yahoo.com 

 and arrange to meet the kitty in which you are interested. 

3. Complete an Application

Complete an Adoption Application and email or send it to the address on the form. 

(See PDF of Adoption Application below.  Easy to download, print and fill out.)

4. Arrange a Home Visit

Arrange a home visit. Cats are very clever escape artists and relentlessly curious. We will visit your home and point out possible hazards or places in which they can get into trouble. 


 *Arrange for the transfer of the kitty and its stuff to its new forever home!

                          

*The Club would appreciate a minimum donation of $50.00.

Adoption Application Form (pdf)

Download

Laguna Woods Cat Club Adoptions - 2018

Please meet the wonderful kitties that we were able to find 'forever homes' for during the past year.  Each cat was special and with the help of our membership and the community, we were able to re-home each of these beauties.  ENJOY!


I’m Adopting a Cat. Now What?

 by Sara Kent, Director, Shelter Outreach, Petfinder


Be prepared should be your mantra when bringing a new pet into your home. Cats are particularly sensitive to new surroundings and some may hide under a bed or in a closet for days or even weeks. You can avoid pitfalls with your new critter and help him or her adapt more easily by following these guidelines:

Before You Bring Your Cat Home:

  • Cats are territorial, and coming into a new home leaves them feeling really uneasy. There’s all that unexplored space, and who knows what may lurk there. Do him a favor and provide a small area to call his own for the first few days or weeks. A bathroom or laundry room works well. Furnish the room with cat amenities, such as food, water and a litter box. You’ll want to spend time with your cat, so make sure there’s a comfortable place for you to sit as well.
  • Fill  a litter box with one or two inches of litter and place it in his room where he can use it undisturbed. After all, everyone deserves a modicum of privacy when pottying, and giving him that will help forestall litter box aversion. Not sure which litter to choose? Check out How to Choose A Cat Litter.
  • Set up a feeding station with food and water bowls. Locate it away from the litter box. For more cat feeding and nutrition tips, visit our Cat Nutrition section.
  • Cats love to get away from it all in small places, and you can provide one for your new cat as his own little safe haven. If he came home in a cat carrier, that might be a good choice. You can also make one by cutting a doorway for her in the end of a box. If you prefer, you can buy a covered cat bed at a pet supply store. In either case, make sure the space is big enough for the cat to stand up and turn around in. Cat “feng shui” probably requires that he or she be able to see the door to the room from his hidey hole, so he won’t be startled.
  • A cat’s claws need to be worn down, and they do this by scratching on things. Since you prefer that it not be your chairs and sofa, provide your cat with a socially acceptable scratching place. Some types are made of corrugated cardboard and lie on the floor; others are posts which have to be tall enough so that the cat can extend himself upward to scratch. You can encourage your cat (once he has arrived) to use the post by sprinkling it with catnip or dangling a toy at the top. He’ll get the idea. You’ll probably want a scratching post in each room where there is soft furniture, perhaps blocking access to it. You can also install sticky tape (available at pet supply stores) to corners of upholstered furniture to dissuade scratching. Don’t miss these tips on how to cut down on kitty’s scratching,   how to choose a scratching post, and facts about declawing cats.
  • Look at your house with a curious cat’s eye view for its climbing and exploring potential. When your cat is acclimated to your home, you may be surprised to find him on top of the upper kitchen cabinets, so make sure there’s nothing on display there or on other high shelves that can be damaged or knocked off.
  • Look for holes or registers that leave duct-work accessible and cover them up. A kitten can easily slither into one of these. You won’t want firemen in the house, jack hammering the concrete floor to extract your cat.
  • If possible, buy a cat tree for your new family member. Cats like to survey their territory, so a high perch is often a favored resting place.
  • If there are other human family members, go over the ground rules about your new pet. Remind them not to startle him and to keep the door to his room shut.
  • Bone up on how to introduce your cat to other pets. Keep her door closed and don’t let your other pet race in unexpectedly. See also: New Cat Introductions and Living with Cats and Dogs.

First Day: Now, you are ready for your cat’s homecoming. Preferably, bring her home in a cat carrier. It will feel safer to her.She has seen a lot of excitement, so take her directly to her new room. (Make sure the toilet lid is down, if she’s to acclimate in your bathroom.) Ideally, you would restrict her exposure to the whole family, but naturally, everyone is going to want to see her. Remind them of the ground rules you’ve set up.

  • Sit on the floor and let her come to you. Don’t force her. Just let her get acquainted on her own time. If she doesn’t approach, leave her alone and try again later. Some cats are particularly frightened, and she may retreat to her hidey hole and not come out when you’re around at all. She may only come out at night when the house is quiet. Give her time.
  • Your newly adopted cat may not eat much or at all at first. It’s best to give your cat the same food she had at the shelter or in her foster home, at least at first. Keeping some things familiar will make her feel more secure. Be sure to change her water frequently and make sure that she is drinking. If your cat hasn’t eaten for a few days, call your vet to ask for advice.

Following Weeks: It may take your cat a week or two to adjust. Be patient.

  • Within a week of being adopted, take your newly adopted cat for her first wellness visit with a veterinarian. If you have a record of immunizations from the shelter, take it with you. Don’t have a vet? Check out these tips for finding the right vet for you and your cat.
  • As your cat adjusts, she’ll show signs that she wants to explore outside her safe haven. Make sure other pets or family members won’t startle her while she gradually expands her territory. She may be ready to play, so you can furnish some toys. Many cats like feather wands from the pet supply store, but homemade toys are often favored. A wad of a tissue paper to bat around or a paper bag to hide in can be fun. For more ideas on how to keep your cat entertained see Keeping Your Cat from Getting Bored.

Congratulations! If you follow these tips, you’ll be on your way to having a well-adjusted feline family member.