Crown Heights

Karly Anderson, Ansel & Hunter

I moved to New York from Salt Lake City, UT to pursue a career in the arts with my partner Ian in the spring of 2015. We moved, sight unseen, to a 125-square foot windowless studio in Crown Heights. It was so tiny we couldn’t open the fridge the whole way without it hitting the […]

Read more
East Village

Emmy DaVirro & Maxine

My husband and I both grew up in anti-cat households. We blame it on our respective mothers’ allergies, not on anyone’s true hatred of the creatures. A year ago we began to toy with the idea of adding a furry roommate to our East Village life, but knew from childhood experience that dogs were more […]

Read more
Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Cristiana Peña & Tom

Tom is a prince, but Amelia was a queen. She came first. It’d been just the two of us for years when a (now ex) boyfriend was added to the mix. About a year later, he and I were at the beach one day when I received an email from a friend about a cat […]

Read more
Astoria

Tyler McCall & Evie

My boyfriend Sam is the one who adopted Evie. He had her for about a year before we met and I was actually more nervous to meet the cat because I knew he loved her so much, and I was worried she wouldn’t like me. Luckily, she did like me and now we’re very attached. […]

Read more
Williamsburg

Sarah Hood & Princess (Fosters: Medeva & Tigress)

I have absolutely adored cats for as long as I can remember. I’m not sure where the infatuation started, but I definitely had an imaginary band when I was a kid called “The Egyptian Kitty Cat Sundaes.” My dream was to become a famous rock star and build a mansion filled with homeless cats. I’d […]

Read more
Prospect Heights

Malia Griggs & Yam

I’m now four months into life with my cat, Yam, AKA my “orange live-in boyfriend” (thanks, Dad). Where do I begin? I am obsessed with Yammy, Yamyam, Yammers, Yamburger,  Yambaby. He has silky, ginger fur with soft, hieroglyphic-like patterns. His most distinctive feature is his tongue, which permanently sticks out. The animal shelter told me […]

Read more
Fort Greene

Uli Beutter Cohen & Raymond

  In 2003, shortly after I moved from Germany to Oregon to go to college, my roommates and I decided to get a cat together. We looked in the classifieds and saw that a cat lady had to give all of her cats away because her family was moving her into assisted living. When we […]

Read more
West village

Claudia Dockery & Buster

All my life I have been a huge animal lover. I grew up riding horses, having bunnies hop around my bedroom, parakeets singing in my living room, and dogs running around in my backyard. However, the one thing my family never had was a cat since my brother was highly allergic. I was always really […]

Read more