Once upon a time, a kitty named Phoebe found her true love thanks to her two unconventional fairy godmothers–PetCo and San Antonio Pets Alive!
Here at San Antonio Pets Alive!, our mission is to save as many dogs and cats as possible and to make San Antonio the largest no-kill community in the nation. Our friends at PetCo are special partners in this undertaking. While you undoubtedly know PetCo as a leader in providing premiere and budget-friendly products and services for beloved furry family members, you might not realize that PetCo also helps homeless animals find their very own purr-fect home.
Visitors to the PetCo at 6001 NW Loop 410 in San Antonio have probably seen SAPA! there inside the store, playing matchmaker for kitties and people. Over 1,000 animals have been adopted at PetCo since SAPA! joined forces. It was there that Phoebe met the Anderson family and her fairy tale dream came true.
Phoebe started out as a damsel in distress. Little Phoebe came to SAPA as a frail and tiny 2 lb kitten. She had a severe upper respiratory infection and was also battling ringworm. For many city shelters, kitties like Phoebe are considered too difficult to treat and find homes for. But at SAPA!, we routinely take in tiny kittens, senior animals, puppies with contagious diseases, and a lot of other animals who would make wonderful companions if only given the chance. Our clinic nursed Phoebe back to health, and she recovered wonderfully from both the ringworm and her kitty cold.
After a couple of months of care, Phoebe was ready to go to our Petco adoption center. One fateful day, the Anderson family came to have a look at the cats up for adoption in PetCo. Our adoption counselors had a hunch that Phoebe just might be ideal for this family. Pilar Anderson, the family matriarch, told the counselors that her family was considering a furry friend for their youngest daughter’s birthday. Phoebe had been through a lot in her young life, but was ready for a loving home. With a quick wave of the wand, the two fell in love and Phoebe was adopted a short time later.
Pilar says, “Adopting a kitten from San Antonio Pets Alive has been an extremely rewarding experience for my entire family. Phoebe has quickly adjusted to our family of five. She has full roam of our two story home and our hearts. She brings great joy to my three children, and we couldn’t be happier with the adoption process at San Antonio Pets Alive!”
The Anderson family and Phoebe are lucky to have found each other. While it didn’t take magic, it did take the determination and support of PetCo and SAPA! who both urge you to consider adopting when you’re looking to add another family member. Pilar agrees: “It is important for people to adopt from shelters because doing so truly saves lives. We absolutely adore Phoebe, she is the sweetest kitty!”