Caturday: Squeaky Cheeks!

“Last year I was in a major car accident and recently I have been getting back towards work by foster caring for my local vet on weekends for the pure joy of it and to give me some drive towards routine. Recently this little black and white Kitteh squeaked in my direction via the vet and stole my heart!” -Kristen B.

Woah, Stand Back Everybody

Who just said they want to see me hang ten on a monster wave? Cuz I’ll do it.

Sloth Sanctuary, Costa Rica.” -Rebecca C.

Best Black Friday Deals EVER

Shopping in downtown San Francisco today? Stop by Macy’s Union Square for the 27th annual Holiday Windows event. The San Francisco SPCA says “Last year, nearly 300 animals found homes during the Holiday Windows event and $80,000 was raised to support the SF SPCA’s lifesaving programs.”

The Holiday Windows are up through January 5th. Hours are here. Four separate live video cams are here.

You can adopt on the spot at the temporary adoption center on the 1st floor of Macy’s.

Adult cats (6+ months): $50.

Adult dogs (6+ months): $100..Puppies: $250.

Kittens: $125 (U can adopt a second kitten within 30 days for free!)

In the SF area? Here’s how to volunteer. (Like these ladies!) Here’s how to donate, too.


All photos (except thumbnail and final photo) by Nora Stratton.

You’re Not Seein’ MY Nose This Month!

Now, Mango. It’s NOSEVEMBER. The whole idea is, we wanna see your little snoot. It’s no good if you just hide it like that no wait a minute yes it is good forget I said that.

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“This is Mango, our rescue puppeh. When it gets cold he covers his pointy little nose. We call him our ‘therapy dog’ because whenever someone’s sad, he intuitively knows and sits on their lap to cheer them up. PS- Your site has blessed so many lives. I believe that we each find own little corner of the ‘garden’ and tend it, and that all of you at CO have found a special place in many people’s hearts. Thank you so much for what you do. Please also send Meg warm congratulations on her new little twins.” -Jenn K.

How ‘Bout Some Nice Tofurkey Instead?

Clipboard01(Mr. Turkey says: “I pretty much despise Thanksgiving. Nothing personal, just business.”)

“Time to celebrate turkeys! I wonder if your readers would like to see this adorable rescued baby turkey who looks like a cotton ball? Who needs Butterball, when Farm Sanctuary’s got a wittle cottonball?” -Meredith T.

The Adopt a Turkey Project gives people the chance to sponsor one of the rescued birds who reside at the group’s shelters in New York and California. It’s provided care for more than 1,000 rescued turkeys over the last 25 years.

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To learn more about the Adopt a Turkey Project, visit here or call the Turkey Adoption Hotline at 1-888-SPONSOR.

Rule Of Cuteness #47: Splayed Haunch Action Is Cute

Callie Mae is showing correct form here.

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Callie is anticipating…

Some cake action coming her way.

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Then after the sugar high comes The Big Crash.

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“My rescue dog Callie Mae – she has adorable freckled ears!” -Christine L.

We’re Halfway Through Nosevember

And to mark this occasion: we present MONTGOMERY! That is one magnificent schnoozle. Or schnozzle.

“I have been a huge fan for almost seven years now! Talk about time flying by. My fiance and I rescued our basset hound, Montgomery, back in January. He heard y’all were celebrating Nosevember and thought he could contribute. My fiancee snapped this photo while Montgomery was watching him eat lunch.” -Angie M.

THIS JUST IN: Operation: Chihuahua Airlift

Furrtographer Josh Norem kindly provided us with these hi-res shots of Chihuahuas boarding Virgin America at SFO for a flight to Newark Liberty International Airport and new homes back east. (Click the thumbnail for a quick report from Fox News.) Since 2010, VA’s partnered with San Francisco Animal Care and Control for these fun and furry flights o’ fancy.

Click :50 into this next video- doesn’t seem to be sound with it.

Boo served as the MC for the event.

The other little guys were, um, quite interested in the Virgin SpokesPup.

Yes, quite interested.

There are a lot of Chihuahua’s that need homes in the Bay Area–too many, in fact.

According to HuffPo, “When Virgin America launched Operation Chihuahua, the tiny canines made up one-third of shelter dogs and were showing up in droves of up to eight a day.”

So the little knuckleheads get the VIP treatment on VA.






All photos c/o J. Norem except thumbnail, from

Cambodian Fur Bumps!

Let’s check in on a corner of the world that…rarely gets checked in on. “My husband and I are traveling around the world. We ran into these fur bumps while crossing from Thailand into Cambodia,” says Roving Cuteporter Betsy A.

“They’re orphans (hence the bottle feeding), and we think they’re among the cutest pups in the whole world. We ought to know because we’ve sampled!”

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“If you decide they’re worthy, (*We do.)’re welcome to link to our blog. (*We just did.) My husband Zach Z. is the photographer. I provide artistic direction. (Like, ‘We need more photos of Cambodian puppies, stat!’)”

Hazel Conks Out

“I met little Hazel here at an adoption event run by the Maryland Animal Sanctuary. She’s 8 weeks old and was rescued from a kill shelter in North Carolina. She was so sleepy she just conked right out in my arms. Keeping it Qte in B’more, Sue.”

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