June 2021 Pet of the Month

Name: Stanford

Breed: Domestic Long Hair

Likes: Car rides, philosophical discussion (he mostly listens), going outside on his leash, drinking from tall glasses, going on hikes in his backpack, the taste of spring grass, his favorite chair, watching bird videos

All I need is good food, good company, the occasional trip to the front yard on my leash, and a comfortable place to rest—that is […]

May 2021 Pet of the Month

Name: Sofie

Breed: Long-haired domestic – some say she may be part Norwegian Forest Cat.

Likes: Chirping at and watching birds in the window, hiding in boxes and belly rubs.

I’m the boss of the house. Always listen to me, I need way more attention!

Dislikes: Food (has to be closed in her room so she’ll eat) and having her nails clipped.

About Sofie: Sofie came to […]

April 2021 Pet of the Month

Name: Elpheba

Breed: Calico

Likes: Head scratches, cuddling.

Don’t go to work; instead stay home and scratch my head all day!

Dislikes: Water (similar to her namesake)

About Elpheba: Elpheba got her name from the lead character of the book and musical Wicked. She loves to cuddle with her sister Starbuck (whose name came from the character in Battlestar Galactica not, as most people think, from the […]

March 2021 Pet of the Month

Name: Andy

Breed: Maine Coon Cat, fur is orange, eyes are yellow.

Likes: His mom, talking & listening, petting, purring, chirping, Fancy Feast, plastic, napping in the sun and sitting on jigsaw puzzles.

Thank you for adopting me and giving me such a wonderful forever home where I am loved and admired.

Dislikes: Bananas, strangers and knocks on the door, being restrained, and especially, Litter Robot.

About […]

February 2021 Pet of the Month

Name: Nikki, but will only respond to “Natasha”.

Breed: Calico, but wonder if she could be part Maine Coon with some of her habits.

Likes: Looking at herself in the mirror, sitting next to the bathtub watching me take a bath then hops in the tub to take a nap, drinking out of any faucet with running water and paying special attention to our friends with […]

January 2021 Pet of the Month

Name: Lyla

Breed: Norwegian Forest Cat Mix

Likes: Heating vents, cardboard boxes, and her screened porch where she loudly defends her castle from critters who dare enter the yard.

I love being the boss!

Dislikes: Catnip

About Lyla: Having languished in a shelter for more than a year, Lyla was adopted by our son who then moved home briefly after college. When he left, we said goodbye […]

December 2020 Pet of the Month

Name: Truffle (aka Miss Truffle or Truff)

Breed: Grey and white domestic shorthair

Likes: Tuna from the can; being stroked on the side of her face; when her younger brother licks her head

Why is it that the people in this house seem to eat all day but I always have to wait for my food?

Dislikes: Going anywhere in the car; playing in the backyard […]

November 2020 Pet of the Month

Name: Neep

Breed: Gray Cockatiel

Likes: Freedom, millet, a Saturday afternoon siesta listening to opera on WETA 90.9 FM, exploration, and his bedtime routine.

Viper, be quiet and let me sleep.

Dislikes: Too much interaction, rustling noises, raptors, and crows.

About Neep: At 26 years old, Neep is no spring chicken, but he flies vigorously every day—a daily exercise regimen that has kept him young at heart […]

October 2020 Pet of the Month

Name: Romeo

Breed: Delmarva Shorthair (Harlequin Tuxedo variety)

Likes: Petting, his people, his brother, his fishing pole toy, squirrel surveillance, and FOOD — but only a certain flavor of a certain brand.

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! Let’s eat.

Dislikes: The smoke alarm, nail clipping day, the loud leaf blower that comes around every week to clean our patio, and when you let 5 pm go by […]

September 2020 Pet of the Month

Name: Pumpkin

Breed:Orange Tabby, most likely a reincarnation of The Buddha

Likes: Being alert to all living things, Pumpkin likes to sit in his watcher pose at the backdoor and flicks his tail as he tracks the birds in flight. He meditates every morning during his favorite activity – being brushed to maintain his wise and all-knowing look. When we are away, Nila from Sit-a-Pet is his […]

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