On Saturday, February 3, Homeward Pet celebrated a milestone: 30,000 animals adopted since the adoption center’s founding in 1990.
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 affectionate nature” sealed her decision to take him home that day, along with a celebratory basket of cat goodies, including treats, toys, and a certificate for a pet painting from Homeward Pet’s artist partner, Jodie Sarah Masiwchuk.
Since the adoption, it’s been smooth sailing for the whole family. Spike and Chiquito especially seem to have hit it off. Soriano 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, Soriano and Spike both are happy with the match, with Soriano 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.