Adopt Someone Special

Are you looking to bring a ‘special’ someone into your home?

Many people adopt animals because they want to make a difference in the lives of a homeless pet. Of course, the majority of dogs and cats are adopted fairly quickly. However, there are always some, who for a variety of reasons can be overlooked; some staying in shelters for months or even years.

At Helping Paws, we have a few animals who are ‘special’ and need an exceptional person to love and care for them. Many are just shy, requiring an extra-patient adopter with a quiet household. Others have minor, treatable health issues. A few have some behavioral issues that will require a little extra time and understanding to work through.

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." — Anatole France

We feel there is a home for every homeless animal, including the 'special' ones in our care. Are you someone who can open your heart and home to an animal that really needs you? Consider adopting one of these animals.


Charles

Date of Birth 6-20-08 Charles was found as a stray. A man took him in but decided to relinquish him when he had to move. Charles is FIV+.  He would be great with another FIV+ cat or an only cat.  He is a big guy who weighs 19 pounds and gets along wonderfully with his companion Tinkerbell who is also FIV+.   With a slow introduction he could live with a non FIV+ cat as FIV+ is not contagious and can only be contracted by a [...]

Rusty

Date of Birth 5-15-07 He's a very handsome orange and white cat who love to snuggle.  He was dropped at our shelter but obviously was someone's cat.  He loves snuggling with the other cats.  He is just waiting for someone to give him a new home!

Sunshine

Date of Birth 3-01-09 Sunshine was a mom to a litter of kittens when she came to us. She is a very friendly cat who loves to be scratched on her ears and is looking for a good home. She is a beautiful Tortie. Come in and see her today.

Alice

Date of Birth 3-18-2009 Alice is a cat who came to us from Hebron, she was a mom to five kittens. She can be a little chatterbox when trying to get your attention.  This little lady has a beautiful white bib and white along her legs to make her stand out from the crowd of other tabbies in the cat room. She would love to have a human and a home to call her own.

Ben

Date of Birth 9-01-08 Ben is a little shy, however he is a playful young man who loves a rousing game of laser tag with his kitty friends, but also loves relaxing and being brushed. Please come by and meet him. This guy deserves a shot at a home of his own.

Turk

Date of Birth 1-21-00 He's a very handsome orange tabby, with bright green eyes and one of the cutest "smiling" faces you'll ever see. He recently had to have his teeth removed, so does best on a soft food diet. Though he doesn't like being picked up, he appreciates a good brushing, rolling around with catnip toys, and rubbing affectionately against your leg.

Tucker

Date of Birth 4-15-03 This very handsome guy is extremely shy and afraid of loud noises and quick movements. He is very observant and sensitive, who will warm up with kindness and patience. Once he trust you, he really welcomes petting and belly rubs. He'd do best in a quiet household with no small children.

Tricia

Date of Birth 7-7-09 She's a slightly plump gray and white tabby who has a heart shaped patch over her nose. She doesn't like being picked up, but tolerates petting and is rather talkative. She's fearful of other cats, so needs to be in a single cat household. She would also do well in a quiet home in which her diet could be monitored.

Soxx

Date of Birth 3-29-08 This cute big fellow, who lived on a farm for several years, was relinquished when his guardian moved away. He likes to be brushed, petted and have his back scratched, but doesn't like to be picked up. He's hoping to find a very understanding home that will give him the patience he needs to adjust.

Queen Bee

Date of Birth 6-1-07 She's a beautiful cat with grey and orange fur. She has a chattering sound she makes that is very cute. Though a bit shy at first, she comes out of her shell at lunchtime to sit up on her hind legs to beg for her meal. She enjoys human attention and will make a good companion once she has adjusted to a new forever home.