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Pet Commitment

From the SPA

By Joan DiPiero and Megan Gabel

If you are reading this, you are probably one of us, a select species commonly known as “Animal People.” We believe that taking a cat or dog into our lives is a serious decision because that pet immediately becomes part of our family. A commitment is made to house, protect, and love our pets despite changes in our lives. It is very disappointing to those of us at the SPA that some of our adopters think nothing of returning cats and dogs to us, generally months, sometimes years after they have adopted an adorable kitten or a delightful puppy. Of course we realize that some pet owners face issues, which legitimately preclude having animals. We are not talking about these few desperate cases, but instead those adopters who have choices available to them and decide that keeping their pets is not a priority. This casual approach to adoption is not fair to these animals, which have committed their love and devotion to their owners for a lifetime and should expect the same in return.

Please consider giving a forever home to these SPA animals, recently returned through no fault of their own. Cats Sheba and Lotus were adopted together and spent two years in their home before their adopters decided to move to a house whose landlord didn’t allow pets. Sheba is a lovely quiet calico and Lotus, a creamy white and peach girl. Louie, a two-year old male cat, was adopted as a kitten, and then brought back to us because his owner was leaving Mexico. With striking dark tabby on white markings and a wonderful personality, he’s a charmer.

Puppies Bella and Isabella were adopted together June 30 when they were each around three months old. Two months later, they were returned to the SPA because they had made the terrible mistake of growing and becoming more active. Sisters Lala and Suki were adopted together at three and a half months old because they were an adorable pair. Five weeks later, their new owners decided that, although still adorable, the puppies had become a handful, having failed at training themselves. Each of these four puppies is amazingly sweet and hungry for affection, leaning in to be cuddled and freely giving kisses.

If you are ready to commit to a pet for a lifetime, share your love, and receive adoration in return, please come and meet these sweethearts and our other wonderful cats and dogs at the SPA, Los Pinos 7, 152 6124 any day Monday-Saturday between 11am and 2pm.


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