The Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show

The Golden Gate Kennel Club held their dog show over the weekend at Cow Palace. The two days were full of activities including a fashion show, flyball racing, vendors, meet & greets and of course the main show.

You can read about this year’s winners at:

http://www.goldengatekennelclub.com/#!2016-dog-show/burif

The Uber Kittens Are Coming!

Uber along with participating shelters in over 50 cities will be delivering kittens on Thursday, October 29 for playtime and adoption. Can you think of a better way to celebrate National Cat Day?! Share your experiences with #UberKittens.

Adopt KittensHow it Works

  • Open your Uber app between 11am and 3pm and click on the kittens request button.
  • Once the kittens arrive, you’ll have 15 minutes of playtime with them for a $30 fee. 100% of the proceeds will go to their respective shelter.
  • In most cities, kittens will be eligible for adoption. The shelter representative can answer your questions and help with the next steps in the process.

Availability is limited so make sure to put in your request early! If you miss out, make sure to donate and/or visit the shelters when you can. A kitten will be waiting for you to take them to their forever home!National Cat Day

*** Most shelters prefer deliveries to offices only.

Is your city participating?

Athens

Athens Area Humane Society

Atlanta

Atlanta Humane Society

Baltimore

Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter

Bloomington

Morgan County Humane Society

Boise

Simply Cats

Champaign

Champaign County Humane Society

Charleston

Frances R. Willis SPCA

Cincinnati

League for Animal Welfare

Cleveland

Cleveland Animal Protective League

Colorado Springs

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region

Columbus

Colony Cats & Dogs

Connecticut

PAWS (Pet Animal Welfare Society) (Available only in Fairfield County)

Dallas

Operation Kindness

Denver

Denver Dumb Friends League

Des Moines

Animal Rescue League of Iowa

Detroit

All About Animals Rescue, Macomb County Rescue, Guardian Angel Rescue

El Paso

Humane Society of El Paso

Fargo

Cats Cradle Shelter

Fort Collins

Larimer Humane Society

Grand Rapids

Humane Society of West Michigan

Green Bay

N.E.W. PAWSibilities

Honolulu

Oahu SPCA

Indianapolis

Humane Society of Indianapolis

Kansas City

Great Plaines SPCA

Las Vegas

Nevada SPCA

Los Angeles

Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats, Society For the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles, Heaven on Earth Society for Animals

Madison

Angel’s Wish

Milwaukee

Elmbrook Humane Society

Minneapolis

Animal Ark

Montreal

PetitsPawz Cat Refuge of Montreal

Nashville

Williamson County Animal Center

New Jersey

Liberty Humane Society

New Orleans

Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

New York City

Bideawee — Use promo code ‘NYCKITTENS’ to unlock

Oklahoma City

Central Oklahoma Humane Society

Omaha

Nebraska Humane Society

Orange County

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Philadelphia

Pennsylvania SPCA

Phoenix

Arizona Humane Society

Portland

Oregon Humane Society

Raleigh-Durham

SPCA of Wake County

Richmond

Richmond Animal League

Salt Lake City

Nuzzles & Co.

San Antonio

San Antonio Pets Alive!

San Diego

San Deigo Humane Society

San Francisco—East Bay

East Bay SPCA, Tony Larussa’s Animal Resuce Foundation

San Francisco—North Bay

Marin Humane Society

San Francisco—South Bay

Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA Adoption Center

Seattle

Seattle Humane

Spokane

Spokane Humane Society

St. Louis

Animal Protective Association of Missouri

Toronto

Annex Cat Rescue, Just Paws Animal Rescue, Team Cat Rescue

Tucson

Humane Society of Southern Arizona

Washington, DC

Washington Humane Society — Use promo code ‘DCKITTENS’ to unlock

West Lafayette

Almost Home Humane Society

 

 

Baby Meets Cat For First Time

Baby Can't Stop Smiling At CatCats need to be prepared for a new baby prior to the little bundle’s arrival. Cats are mostly creatures of habit and tend not to do well with change. Here are a few tips to help make the introduction a safe and loving exchange. May your baby be all smiles like the baby in the video below.

  • Play baby sounds so they get use to it, especially crying noises.
  • Let them explore and investigate the baby’s furniture at least a few weeks before arrival. Probably a good idea with or without a pet to set up the nursery in advance!
  • After they’re done investigating the new space, decide whether or not the room will be off limits and train accordingly.cute cat
  • Associate them with your potential new schedule and the smells that will accompany baby. Use positive reinforcement rewards so they know this change is good and they have nothing to fear.
  • Don’t spoil them prior to baby’s arrival no matter how tempting. It’s inevitable that you won’t be able to pay them the same amount of attention when baby arrives. This will confuse your pet and result in jealousy and erratic behavior.
  • Schedule one-on-one time with them so they don’t feel neglected and end up acting out. This includes playtime, feeding time, and cleaning up their litter.Cat Baby on Swing
  • Create a safe space so that they can have privacy when friends, neighbors and family members start to trickle in to get a glimpse at the new bundle of joy.
  • If they go near baby, don’t panic. They want to smell baby the way they do when they meet any new human. Baby is no different than an adult human to them. This gentle response deserves a reward.
  • Get them acquainted with the way babies investigate. Babies tend to poke, pinch, tap, and grab their tail gently. Simultaneously help baby also learn to play mindfully, so that they don’t hurt your pet, as they grow stronger.
  • Don’t forget to get them a nail trim so that they don’t accidentally scratch baby while trying to get to know them.My baby

Baby Can’t Stop Smiling After Meeting Pet Cat