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Maine dog and cat pet adoption where you can find a friend for life at The ARK.
hi, i have been rescuing pets since hurricane katrina. i presently have a maine rescue, souly maine pets rescue, but if things are slow here, i will rescue from high kills sheters out of state. i believe there is a home for every pet, and a pet for every home. please contact me if you see a pet you like, and i will send you info, contact with foster parent, and send you an application. all applications are screed thoroughly, including vet and personal references, phone interview, and a home check. please read the application and contract thoroughy, as there is very important info in there. we are always looking for help. fosters, transport, ect. we welcome you to join our SMPR family. thanks so much for adopting a rescue pet!
Plus, when you adopt a Maine Coon cat or adopt a Maine Coon kitten from an animal shelter or from a rescue group, you're saving more than just one life. That's right! If you take home a cat or kitten from a pet rescue or animal shelter, you're allowing that organization to then have space for another cat. Therefore, by adopting one, there is a domino affect and you give other pets a second chance, too! Adoption is truly a continuous life-saving cycle.
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We have proudly served Waterville, Maine and the surrounding areas since 1970 with compassionate pet adoption options. We always have cats, dogs and other pets that need a new 'furever' home. Come by and see us on Webb Road in Waterville today. Ask anybody who has ever adopted a pet, and they'll swear to you that the bond they have with their rescued animal is as deep as they come. When you open your heart and home to an adopted cat who needs help, that cat will show appreciation for the rest of his/her life! Cats who have been uprooted from their homes or have had a difficult start at life are likely to bond deeply and be completely loyal to their new human caretakers. After all, when you adopt you become their hero! This is true no matter the breed of mix of the cat. So no matter what circumstances brought a kitten or cat to be homeless, Maine Coon cats and kittens for adoption are still loving and lovely pets, extremely affectionate and attentive, making wonderful companions. Did you know that most cats in shelters and rescues are healthy and well-behaved, and are in the shelter through no fault of their own? Animal shelters and rescue groups are full of lovable, active and healthy adoptable cats and kittens just waiting for someone to take them home. Many people go to a pet store or a Maine Coon cat breeder looking to purchase a cat or kitten, but don't realize that they might find a Maine Coon or similar looking cat right in their local shelter. Many cats are given up when their prior owner can no longer afford the financial requirements to keep them. Other times cats are given up to shelters due to a divorce, death in the family, or new housing situation. Most cats and kittens in shelters are simply in need of a new home – they just want a safe, loving, and happy place to live! Even though living in a cat rescue situation isn't ideal, most rescues (and some animal shelters) try to make the cats more adjustable and adoptable. Sometimes they will expose the animals in their care to other animals in order to help socialize them, making them more playful and able to live with all types of pets. Also, many rescue organizations use foster homes. Foster homes are terrific because adoptable pets get to be socialized with children and other pets while in their temporary foster home, giving them essential experience and training before they go to their new adopted homes. This makes the transition to your home easier and smoother for both the adopted pet and you, the guardian. Whether in a foster home, a boarding situation, or a shelter, many cats available for adoption are already housebroken, litterbox trained and ready to go! This is one of the most positive aspects of pet adoption. Foster parents, have dedicated their time and energy to making pets more adoptable. Remember, you can find so many different kinds of cats in shelters, that it is worth starting there when you are looking for a Maine Coon.