Ex-Serviceman Finds His 4-legged Best Friend


An ex-serviceman always wanted to have a 4-legged companion when he served in the Navy. After finishing his service, he went to the shelter one day, looking to adopt an animal, then a cat came to him and chose him to be his forever human.

Malev0 from reddit said: “When I was in the Navy, all I wanted was an animal of my own, but I was unable to get one due to deployments. After getting out in 2011, and getting financially stable in 2012, I went to the shelter and found my best friend. Meet Maximus.”

“He’s a sweetheart, probably the most interactive cat I’ve ever met. When I went to the shelter and was looking at cats he pawed at me through the cage as I walked by. I knew I had to have him then, it was like he chose me.”

The first day he got Maximus from the shelter, tired from his neutering

veteran ex navy man find cat best friend after deployments

Max wasn’t terribly tiny, but he still has grown a bit.

veteran ex navy man find cat best friend after deployments

He likes to be with his human dad, whatever he’s doing

veteran ex navy man find cat best friend after deployments

He likes to climb on his shoulders from time to time.

veteran ex navy man find cat best friend after deployments

…sleeps there…

veteran ex navy man find cat best friend after deployments

…or grooms him.

veteran ex navy man find cat best friend after deployments

Lap time

veteran ex navy man find cat best friend after deployments

When he sleeps, Max snuggles in.

veteran ex navy man find cat best friend after deployments

Photos via imgur.

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Mustache Cat Couldn’t Find Home Until Someone Saw Something In Him Other Didn’t


Meet Hamilton – a dashing looking kitty with a stache… it’s hard to believe that Hamilton had a difficult time finding a home.

He was born around 4th of July, a rescue cat who was taken in by the Humane Society Silicon Valley. Being shy and a little nervous and skittish, no one wanted to adopt him until Jay S. who saw something in Hamilton that others didn’t.

“I learned early on that I will never be able to compete with Ham’s mustache,” Jay says. “It’s just easier to let him be the debonair one in the house … I started his Instagram because I had never seen a cat with a perfect mustache.” (SFgate.com)

Hamilton the Hipster Cat

Hamilton the Hipster Cat

Hamilton the Hipster Cat

Hamilton the Hipster Cat

Hamilton the Hipster Cat

Hamilton the Hipster Cat

Hamilton the Hipster Cat

Photos via Hamilton’s instagram. Follow him on Facebook. Story courtesy of Cuteoverload.

Tiny Kitten Cuddles With Her Adopted Puppy


A tiny calico kitten cuddles with her adopted puppy Mowgli, an orphan, who now has a new mom, a cat mama, and a big meowy sister to love and care for him.

jmbhobbit55 says: This is Mowgli (the dog) and his adopted big sister Pickles! Mowgli’s mom died, so we had to find a foster mommy for him. Pickles’ mom, Morning Star, gladly took him in!

cute rescue kitten cuddling with orphan puppy

Photo via icanhascheezburger.

Dough The Cute Quirky Cross-eyed Cat


This is Dough. He found his human at a local shelter. When they met, his human fell in love, and the next thing they knew he was on his way to his forever home.

Dough is super vocal, full of personality. “I have never met a cat with so much personality. He’s hilarious. He definitely does not act like a cat. We joke that he must be some sort of cat/dog hybrid,” said the human.

“His vision is a little impaired, but trust me, he’s doing just fine.”

Dough (Douglas E. Fresh) the cute quirky cross-eyed cat

dough cute quirky cross eyed cat

Photo via imgur.

How Butterscotch Finds His Humans


It was a dream that inspired her to the shelter where she was chosen by the cat who had been waiting for her all along.

“I had a dream about going to the animal shelter, so my boyfriend said it was a sign. We adopted this little guy that day…. Meet Butterscotch!”

“He immediately curled up in my lap and started purring. I looked at my boyfriend and said ‘Honey, this is our new kitty.’ He took a picture of it and called him ‘Lapscotch.’”

shelter cat chooses his human

Source: reddit.

Man Pays Adoption Fees To Help Cat Find Home


A man from Illinois came across a cat named Simon on Facebook who has been in the shelter for a very long time, but still hasn’t found a home, even after seeing other fosters leaving for their forever homes. After learning Simon’s story, the man paid a visit at the shelter. Not being able to keep a pet, he decided to do something for Simon to find a home.

“This guy has been in the shelter for over a year, so I paid his adoption fees in hopes it will help him find a family,” he shared the story on reddit.

“I plan on going back this weekend and hang out in the cat room for a while…. Hopefully this post… will help to get some animals adopted.”

Simon has been in the shelter for over a year

ginger cat simon looking for home

“…I paid his adoption fees in hopes it will help him find a family.”

man paid adoption fee for shelter cat

Photo via imgur & QC Paws Facebook. Simon is located in Moline, IL.

Shelter Cat Chooses Man For Forever Home


When reddit user wingless7 visited the shelter, a ginger cat decided to crawl up and curl up on his shoulder. It was as if the kitty said “I choose you to go home with.”

Initially they were looking to adopt a black kitten at the shelter, but after the ginger boy had made his choice, they knew they couldn’t go without him. “We got them both from the same shelter and when we actually picked them up they were napping right next to each other…,” he added on reddit.

I choose you, human!

cat chooses soldier to go home to

Kitty at his forever home…

cat chooses soldier to go home to

…along with another kitty they adopted from the same shelter

cat chooses soldier to go home to

Photos via reddit.

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