We Celebrated Our 30,000th Adoption!
On Saturday, February 3, Homeward Pet celebrated a milestone: 30,000 animals adopted since our founding in 1990. Though we’ve changed names and locations since those early days, our mission has still remained the same: unite homeless animals with loving homes.
Christabelle Soriano, a Bothell resident, completed the landmark adoption. She saw her future four-legged family member online—a gray, eight-month-old tabby named Spike—and decided to add another cat to her family. She was already familiar with Homeward Pet after having her 12-year-old Pomeranian, Chiquito, microchipped at the facility last year.
Like many adopters, Spike’s picture is what brought her in: “I saw his face online and thought he was really cute and endearing.” After meeting him in person, his “soft fur and affection nature” sealed her decision to take him home that day, along with a celebratory basket of cat goodies, including treats, toys, and certificates for pet services from some of Homeward Pet’s partners.
Since the adoption, it’s been smooth sailing for the whole family. Spike and Chiquito especially seem to have hit it off. Christabelle says, “They like to hang out with each other under the bed if we’re in there. Chiquito doesn’t seem to mind sharing his usual hangout.”
All in all, Christabelle and Spike both are happy with the match, with Chistabelle concluding: “He’s a sweetie. Everyone loves him.”
Homeward Pet will be celebrating 28 years of making matches like Spike and Soriano on February 24, 2018, with $28 adoptions.