Prospect Heights

Erin Alderette, Meowzer, Moose & Simone

I grew up in a house of cast-off pets. Every family member that didn’t want their animal or any stray that appeared on our doorstep would be given a home. My mom has an admirable Dr. Doolittle quality that I hope I inherited. From dogs, cats, fish, rabbits, and even a love bird that flew […]

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Bed-Stuy

Britney Johnson & Sloan

Sloan is the embodiment of Big Cat Energy. She is fiery, playful, curious and quite the tease. She is a mostly white calico with adorable black and orange patches on her body and face. My favorite is the perfect black circle on her side. When I first saw Sloan, previously named Jinny, for adoption on Ps9pet’s […]

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Astoria

Elissa Weinberger & Nova

The story I was told at the shelter was she was found alone in a car tire. I remember my college boyfriend really loving this beautiful tortie who reminded me of my childhood cat, Precious. The kitten had a lot of energy and I honestly just wasn’t feeling it. He really tried to talk me […]

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Flatbush

Christina Chung & Juni

Juni found us just over a year ago, when one of my best friends had rescued a pregnant neighborhood stray, and was trying to find homes for the newborn kittens. I excitedly went over to meet them—eager, but not at all expecting to adopt. Little Juni with her cap of grey and tiny two-toned body, immediately convinced […]

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Bushwick

Stella Rose Saint Clair, Filbert, George, Teddy, Beeboo & Joey.

I grew up in a one-bedroom apartment with 8 cats in place of siblings, so sharing a living space with Filbert, Beeboo, Teddy, Joey, and George, is more like second nature to me than having human roommates.  The tabbies, Teddy and George, are the most outgoing. They’re only a few months apart in age. Filbert […]

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Chelsea

Eileen Hynes & Mowgli

Check out the Emmy-nominated SNL short, “The U.E.S.” (I’ll wait. Enjoy!) Kate McKinnon starts rapping, “I stay home with my cat, home with my cat…I got a cozy blanket, and I got a warm cat.”  I feel so seen.  Most of the photos of Mowgli and me feature her in all her tiger-striped, raccoon-tailed glory… […]

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Prospect Heights

Keren Abreu & Margo

For the first 18 years of my life, I shared a one-bedroom apartment in the Bronx with my parents and my two brothers. Both brothers have asthma, so the dog we all desperately wanted was just a pipe dream. There was a brief period in 2002 where we accidentally ended up with nine hamsters. I […]

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Harlem

GG deFiebre, Gizmo & Cosmo

I adopted Cosmo and Gizmo in 2007 when they were 3 months old from a New York City shelter. My mom and I had found a beautiful middle-aged snowshoe kitty (Toby) in a construction site the year before and thought he would be more active if we got him some kitten siblings. Initially Toby wasn’t […]

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Upper West Side

Allison Broder, Playbill & Gus

I adopted a tuxie named Playbill when she was 8 years old from Anjellicle Cats Rescue. She was living at the now-closed Petco on Columbus and 99th Street. One of the volunteers introduced me to her and she stuck her paw out of the cage at me, and my then-boyfriend said she was definitely the […]

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