From Homeless to Homebound

Francisco spent the first years of his life, wandering from place to place always seeking out some small comforts, and something more.

One day, he walked right onto a freeway of oncoming traffic. He tore across lanes and ducked between cars, terrified and looking for some sort of escape. A kind Samaritan pulled to the shoulder of the road and plucked little Francisco up, taking him to the local municipal shelter.

Francisco’s feet were torn and bloody, and nearly all of his claws were broken or had been ripped off from sprinting across the hard and unforgiving pavement. Francisco was transferred to Homeward Pet where he was greeted by gentle hands and friendly faces.

Clinic staff soaked his paws in warm, soothing water. His feet were wrapped in bandages to ease the pain and prevent infection. His litter box was filled with shreds of soft paper. For the first time in his life, Francisco had fresh water, food, shelter, warmth and a whole room of cats to keep him company!


Staff and volunteers showered Francisco with more love and attention than he’d likely ever known. Francisco’s wounds began to heal and his lovable, happy go lucky personality made him a fan favorite at Homeward Pet.

emmaline with Francisco (300x225)It was no surprise that in less than a week of being with us, a family fell in love with him too. Jenn, Chris and their two kids, Dash and Emmaline came into Homeward Pet looking for a kitten. But then they saw Francisco. He practically leapt out of his kennel to greet them, and after they heard his story, they wanted nothing more than to make him theirs.dash with Francisco (300x296)

A week later—when Francisco was fully healed and available for adoption—Jenn and her family scooped Francisco up, taking him off to his forever home, where he remains today.

Jenn says Francisco is the perfect addition to their family!

“He is so friendly. He loves everyone he meets, he’s gentle with the kids and adults and he has so much energy and is very curious. There is no object too high for him to jump to!”

Francisco will forevermore have a home to call his own, and a loving family.

Thank you for creating bright and exciting futures for animals like Francisco. And for helping Homeward Pet make meaningful matches that create so much love and happiness in our community.

Contact Information
Adoption Hours:
Our Address:
Wed - Sun, 12 - 6pm
P.O. Box 2293
13132 NE 177th Place
Woodinville, WA 98072
Homeward Pet Adoption Center is a non‑profit, no‑kill animal shelter. Our mission is to give homeless animals a second chance through rescue, shelter, and adoption.