This Site is Currently Inactive

Dear readers,

Thank you so much for all of your support over the past 4 years. Over these last several months, it has been very hard for us to keep up with the work that comes with this blog, and we have decided to deactivate it until further notice. You will still be able to read all of our previous articles and keep your animals, but we will not be answering emails often if at all, or looking over adoption requests, and there will be no more new posts for a while. Feel free to check out the other amazing blogs we feature here to adopt more animals in need. We hope to see you again soon!

-All of us here at the IPA


A Short Break

Dear Readers,

We understand that many of you have been waiting a while for medical forms and adoption confirmations, and we do apologize. We will try our best to get through a few this weekend but are going through a break period right now. Thank you all so much for your support, and hopefully, we can publish again soon!

Founder of the IPA

These Kittens Need Your Help!

Recently, one of our readers and fellow shelter owners Sarah had to close down her shelter, but not before finding homes for almost all of the animals in it. Unfortunately, there were 5 cats still remaining at the shelter who needed to find homes, and soon! Luckily, Sarah sent these lovely kitties to us, and they are now in search of their forever families.

Everest -Adopted-

This adorable little kitten is only 8-weeks-old and is already looking for a place to call her own. Everest is a smart Tabby/Maine Coone mix who always finds different places to explore and is usually out on an adventure! Her favorite thing to do? Chase her sister, Kitty, and play with the other cats at the shelter. To help build her confidence and make her feel safe and welcome, her new home should have another cat-friendly cat in it who is willing to show little Everest the ropes. She should also have access to a fenced-in, cat-safe yard where she can fulfill her thirst for adventure!

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Little Everest conquering the cat-couch on September 9th, 2017. She can’t wait to find her new home.

Picture credit goes to Pinterest


Kitten -Adopted-

Everest’s younger sister Kitten also has a taste for adventure! She too enjoys the outdoors, but her favorite past-time is bird watching. Kitten often perches herself on the windowsill and watches the birds fly by! This adorable, spunky kitten would do well in most any household, as long as she can get all of her young energy out and is able to keep up with her bird watching hobby.

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Kitty, watching birds with one of our volunteers on September 9th, 2017. She is watching for you to bring her to her new home!

Picture credit goes to Chicken Smoothie


Buttercup -Adopted-

Buttercup is one of the sweetest kittens you’ll ever meet, and loves nothing more than to cuddle up in your lap. This 4-month-old Tabby Mix cutie is looking for a home where she can get plenty of love and attention, but is suitable for both home and apartment living. Buttercup is very social and loves people, cats, and even dogs, and would love a playmate or two in her new home, though it is not required.

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Buttercup, taking a nap in her favorite blanket on September 9th, 2017. She can’t wait to enjoy her new home and her new family!

Picture credit goes to Flickriver


Sushi -Adopted-

Little Sushi, an 8-week-old Maine Coon/Russian Blue Mix and the runt of his litter, would love nothing more than to go home with you, where he can be loved and looked after forever! He loves to chase his toys and wrestle with other cats, and would love to have a furry friend or two in his new family. Other than his basic needs, Sushi is very flexible, and all he really needs is plenty of attention.

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Sushi, posing for a picture on September 9th, 2017. He is so excited to become an important part of your family!

Picture credit goes to Pinterest


Neptune -Adopted-

Neptune is an adult kitty who has waited his entire life for a taste of family. This 4-year-old Russian blue is quiet, mellow, and extremely friendly, as he gets along well with other pets, including dogs, cats, and rodents. Neptune also loves children and would enjoy a home with one or two in it, though he is suited to most living situations.

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Neptune, settling down for a nap on September 9th, 2017. He is waiting for his forever family to take his to his new home!

Picture credit goes to Dogalize

If you are interested in giving a home to any of these wonderful kitties, and feel you meet their requirements, please fill out our Adoption Form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.




Please Read This!

Dear readers, 

The beginning of the school year is always very hard for us, as many volunteers go off to college or back to school. Because of this, we won’t be publishing or going over forms until the weekend, and it will most likely take 2-4 weeks for your form to be analyzed and for an email to be sent! We will try our best to publish as often as we can, but we might not be able to some weeks. Thank you all so much for your continued support, which has helped us come so far as a website.


If you are waiting on medical forms, please read this!

Dear readers,
Many of our adopters request to have their new pets’ medical forms sent to them so they can ensure that they know everything about their pet’s background. Sadly, our files have gotten mixed up and we just got them sorted out, which means that, for the past few months, many people have not received their medical forms. If you are still waiting on yours, please email us the names of the animals whose forms you need and we will get them to you ASAP!
We apologize for the wait!

Founder of the IPA

Imaginary Pet of the Week: Noah

Are you looking for a smart, attentive companion to run and play with you at all times of the day? Do you love the outdoors and are looking for someone to share it with? Well, Noah, a 2-year-old Labrador Retriever/Pitbull Mix is your kind of guy! Rescued off the streets when he was only 6 weeks old, Noah was left all alone when a huge storm ravaging his neighborhood separated him from his family. After coming to the shelter, he underwent months of concentrated care, training, and attention to get him back on his feet. When he was 5 months old, he was adopted by a loving family who took him in and loved him for a few weeks, but, soon his energy became too much for him and he was returned to the shelter, where he stayed until he was adopted and returned twice again over the next year and a half. Now, he is looking for someone to keep him forever, despite his high energy level and need for attention. As mentioned, he is a very active boy, and his need for exercise should not be underestimated. He gets along very well with other dogs, and playing with them often helps him to burn off much of his excess energy. Noah’s new owners should be experienced with dogs of his nature and be able to fit his needs. If you feel you meet the requirements listed in this article and would like to adopt Noah, please fill out our Adoption Form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Noah is currently in intense training and is not available for foster.



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Noah, enjoying a day outside on August 20th, 2017. Could you be the one to give him the home he deserves?

Picture credit goes to  Holidog Times


Button; The Cat Who Risked Everything to Save Her Kittens.

Mothers have a special bond with their children that nothing can break. Whether it is a human mother caring for her baby, or a cat mother caring for her kittens, they all share a kind of protective, loving, and gentle nature with which they raise their children. Button, a 2-year-old Birman, Maine Coon mix was no different and did something unbelievable to save her 4 kittens.
For 6 weeks, the kittens survived on barely enough to eat, crammed in the attic of a condemned house. This is where the kittens slept, ate, played, and grew- no place for them. However, mother Button tried her best to keep her litter alive and healthy, which meant leaving them for hours at a time to find food and water.
On one such occasion, her four kittens almost lost their lives. An out-of-control campfire raged through the forest behind their home, and Button was nowhere to be seen. As the house began to burn down, her kittens called for her and their tiny lungs began to fill with smoke. Somehow, miraculous Button rushed to the home, pulling each of her kittens from the fire before collapsing, still inside the house!
Luckily, we received an urgent call from a concerned passerby who saw the kittens strewn on the lawn, and we rushed to the scene, barely saving Button from the burning building before it collapsed.
After much-needed recovery, Button and her four kittens are ready for adoption. Mom is a very gentle, relaxed cat, but will spring into action if she is needed, which she has proven by rescuing her litter. She would thrive in a home with another cat, where she can get all the attention she needs to really open up to her new family. Button enjoys lounging around for the most part, which includes cuddles and basking in the sun, but does go on an adventure every now and then.

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Button, relaxing on the porch on August 20th, 2017. She is just waiting for you to take her home.

Picture credit goes to The Cat Breeds Encyclopedia

Each of Buttons litter has their own unique personality, and enjoy their own activities. Teacup is the cuddle-bug of the group and loves nothing more than to curl up next to you (or even better, on your lap) and watch a good movie or just take a nap. He needs a home where his family can provide him with all the attention he needs to grow into a charming, caring young cat he is becoming. Blossom is more of an adventurer and often gets her siblings into trouble if they follow her too closely. She loves to play outdoors, chasing birds, “hunting”, and exploring new hiding places. Her new family should have a wonderful fenced-in, cat-safe yard where she can be supervised but still have her fun! She does well with other cats and would love to share her new home with a few. Lakshmi is a ball of energy, and can often be found tackling one of his siblings or darting after play-things. Though he can sometimes be a handful, he is the perfect companion for someone who is looking for a cat to play with and connect with. Lakshmi loves other cats, but they should be as playful as he is, which can sometimes be a lot to ask. Finally, Juliette, the smallest and shiest of the group can sometimes take time to open up to new people and cats. But, we have found that she loves the company of all dogs, big and small! There should be a dog in her new home, and her new family should be experienced in dealing with shyer cats.

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(left to right) Blossom, Juliette, Teacup, and Lakshmi enjoying a relaxing day in their kitty-condo. They are all looking for great families to take them in.


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(Note: Blossom and 3 of her kittens are available for adoption! Blossom’s adoption is currently pending.)
If you feel you meet their requirements and are interested in adopting Button or one of her kittens, please fill out our Adoption Form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. They are unavailable for foster due to their mother-kitten bond.