Meet Packard

Adoption Date: 6/14/2017

Intake Date: 1/11/2017

Adoption Announcement – 6/14/2017

Hi! Rocky and Packard here. We are delighted to announce that we have finally found our furever home!

We have been at Safe Place for Pets since January, but that’s mainly because it took us a long time to get over our shyness. Our mom died last December, and we were so frightened that we dug ourselves a hole inside the box springs of one of her beds, and mom’s sister Claudia had to actually tear the bed apart to get us out! We were that scared! It took us a while to even come out of our SP4P kennels, even though the cattery is really nice. When we finally did, we used to snuggle up together in a cat igloo way up high on top of the kennels and just watch what was going on. But eventually (Packard here), I started feeling comfortable enough to come down and get some petting and loving and Rocky followed my lead. So by the time our new family came to meet us, we were ready to trust again.

Now we have a mom and a dad, a human brother (Atreyu), a human sister
(Autumn), and a doggy sister named Tiny Teena. We are still a little shy and
like having our hidey holes to retreat to. There is a neat closet upstairs in one of the bedrooms where we like to hang out and a bed that we can hide under, but we’re coming around, and it is so wonderful to be loved! We’d never had any experience with kids, but Atreyu and Autumn are great and know when we need our space. I (Packard speaking again) like to come out of the bedroom and peak around the stairs to see what is going on before I come down. The two of us even get along with Tiny Tina! So after a long wait and a lot of patience from the nice folks at Safe Place, we are now just where we want to be: home.

Many thanks to Rocky and Packard’s surrenderer for trusting Safe Place with
her sister’s beloved pets and for her very generous donation! Thank you too to
Cook Veterinary Hospital (a Safe Place partner vet) for ensuring that Rocky and
Packard were healthy and ready for their new home. Thank you, too, to the Safe
Place volunteers for making the snuggly for Rocky and Packard to curl up in.

Adoption Bio – 1/11/2017

My name is Packard, and I am around 5 years old. I am a male, neutered orange tabby with claws. I look much sleeker than my buddy Rocky, kind of like that old automobile I must be named after, but I am 14lbs of fun! There were three of us that started our lives as strays: Rocky, Bandit, and myself. We were very loyal to our human mom who saved us, and were very sad when we had to leave. Bandit does better on his own, and has found a new family to give hugs to, whereas Rocky and I are closer and much more bonded.

I will be a little shy at first, too, but I am a little bit bolder and will come out and explore and if you sit at a desk I will hop up and say hi for a petting. I also give head butts and nuzzles once I get to know you better. Brush me, and my purr motor goes into high gear! I love to play with toys. Loud noises and sudden movements will make me run and hide, but I will be back out for more attention in a minute or two. I’m sure once Rocky and I settle in we will be more relaxed and less likely to run and hide. The two of us are known for wanting a bit of attention at the same time, but we won’t fight each other to get it.

Please call Safe Place for a Meet and Greet with the two of us. With a little time and patience, you will see the wonderful fur friends we will be!

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