My husband and I really wanted to add a companion to our home. We knew a puppy or dog would be too much work, not only living in the city without a car but being recent grads with no real solid ground for a future. Though with that being said, we knew we could handle a cat. The only issue is we were total dog people. We were unsure that even if we found a nice cat, we may not like it as much as we initially thought after adopting.
So I decide to start looking and making sure that we get the cat that was the fit for us. Which means I read some reviews and still wanted to meet the cats in person. I had picked out the top three that I wanted to see that day.
As I arrived at the SF SPCA, I acted as if I already knew what cats I wanted…oh, was I wrong.
There he was, this gorgeous black cat who was on top of VW bug shaped cat house. I thought he was one of the cats I wanted to see, but I was wrong. This was Tojo, he was a 10-yr-old who had been in a house with 23 other cats! He was malnourished and could tell he was in need of some loving. The instant I walked into his room, I knew this was gonna be my man. He came and flopped onto me, playing with a string on my jacket. His claws were so long he drew blood and as the adoption assistant freaked out, I was like he’s purrfect;)
When my husband arrived I had already made my decision. We were going to take home this 10-year-old beautiful boy and give him the forever home he deserved! That was last September, and he has gained a little too much weight from 9lbs to 15lbs! He loves food but what he loves the most is his home.
Neither of us knew what was in store that day, but Tojo has turned out to be the absolute best choice we ever made! He has become the king of the castle, and we couldn’t adore him enough! WE LOVE OUR TOJO!
Dogs have special powers to make us better people. Just by walking down the street, they turn strangers into friends. A quick cuddle from a canine companion can help you feel less alone. They can teach you everything you need to know about how to enjoy life. When they say they will love you forever, they mean it. How does your dog bring out the best in you?
The SF SPCA has been saving and caring for San Francisco’s animals since 1868. We’ve come a long way since then—founding the No-Kill movement, building the first cage-less adoption center and advocating on behalf of all animals—to become a global leader in animal welfare and helping to establish San Francisco as one of the most progressively humane cities in the world.
We couldn’t have done it without the help of all the people who have adopted an animal, volunteered their time or provided financial support. Together, we’ve been able to bring pets and people together, celebrating the merriment, magic and meaning that animals bring to all of our lives. Thank you for your generosity—the animals we save, the lives we change, and the communities we touch are all made possible because of you!
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