35 adopted Sept 16-17!

Our dual adoption events at Petsmart Encinitas and Petsmart Aero Drive this weekend were a tremendous success!  We had a very unusual set of FOUR cats adopted together, and then the crowning adoption was the three cats pictured here (who were all adopted together!).  Nutella (calico) and Natalia (black and white) have been with Rescue House and waiting for an adopter since they were very young… practically their whole lives, and they are 1.5 years old now.  They are less certain than bolder cats, yet no less deserving of love, and someone finally saw that in them and was in a position to give them that home they deserve. Cocoa had come back to The Rescue House 7 years after she was originally adopted and was looking to regain the love she’d known before.  Now she’ll have it.  There were many tears of joy as we saw these three special cats off with their very special new family.

Thank you and congratulations to all of our adopters!



A Cause for Paws!

Our 9th annual gala, A Cause for Paws, was a rousing success and an evening full of fun and good cheer.  Thank to you everyone who came to join us and helped to support our cause: saving cats!  Because they ALL matter.





27 Adopted!

It was a busy BUSY July weekend at Petsmart Encinitas as so many people came and fell in love with the cats and kittens who were there.  We appreciate everyone’s patience as we tried to keep up with all of the applications!  And even in the height of kitten season with tiny cuties playing everywhere, a good number of adults were chosen as the perfect companions for their new families.  Congratulations to all and we look forward to seeing all the happy family photos!



Adopted after 2.5 years!

Our most recent adoption event on June 24th saw 11 cats and kittens find their homes, but there was one very special stand-out in that number: Joey had been waiting at a shelter for two years when he transferred to The Rescue House, and then he again was inexplicably not getting adopted.  We can’t even begin to count how many volunteer hearts he stole (amid much bewilderment that such a cool cat could possibly be taking this long).  Now 10 years old, Joey always kept his spirits up through it all, staying as silly and wonderful as ever, finding joy in the simple pleasures and the love (and kisses) he got from the volunteers–but nothing beats a true home.  There were a lot of happy tears as Joey headed off with his new people and then again as word of his adoption spread through Rescue House.

We are so happy to say that Joey is finally HOME!!



Adoption Event Results!

We saw 19 cats and kittens off to their forever homes during our June 3rd-4th adoption event at Petsmart Encinitas, and the happy reports are still coming in from the new families.  Here’s one!

Miranda (we re-named her Rigby) has been doing fantastic! She had almost no adjustment period and was out snuggling with us and exploring within an hour or so. We didn’t even hear her meow until the next day, when we were in another room for a bit. She’s super playful and almost every night she sleeps through with us. We love her and are so happy to have her!! –Abigail


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Bowling For the Kitties!

Thank you to all who participated in our March 2017 Bowling for the Kitties Fundraiser at Kearny Mesa Bowl!  It was a rolling and rollicking success and as usual a good time was had by all–about 65 people attended and their efforts brought in approximately $6,000 to help supplement our medical bills.  In addition to the monetary donations, we collected a hefty supply of food to help feed the feral cats in our communities.  Delicious paw brownies and Rice Krispy treats were available for human consumption.

Our top male and female bowlers were John O. and Hillari H. (who is just 13!!)–congratulations and great job!

Our top sponsorships were Joe P., Julie A., and Amy A.

And our winner of the sponsorship drawing was Bobby E!