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Happy Endings

We have so many great stories to share about cats and dogs. These are just some of the happy stories that remind us of just how important our work is. If you've adopted a dog or cat from MEOW and would like to share your happy ending, e-mail your story and picture to

See a full list of adopted cats.


Posted on 1/01/2018 by Happy Endings Administrator

I've been meaning to send in a "happy ending" for my cat Blake for forever!

I adopted Blake nearly 4 years ago now in January 2014, and I'm so glad I took the plunge and brought him home. His personality has come out more and more over the years, and he is just the sweetest, cuddliest, most fun cat I've ever known. He loves climbing into my lap in the mornings while I drink coffee and loves just hanging out with us when we're home. He also loves sitting on the windowsill and watching the world go by, and is always there to great us when we get home with a friendly meow and lots of purrs and head nuzzles.
I'm so glad I got a chance to meet Blake and MEOW and bring him to his forever home--life wouldn't be the same without him.


Posted on 1/01/2018 by Happy Endings Administrator

I wanted to share an update on a kitten I had adopted from your cat rescue earlier this year.  I had adopted her about 3 weeks after I had to put my older cat of 12 years down as he had cancer and was very sick...I had looked at a few shelters but none had kittens to adopt. I was able to find in your rescue place a cage with 2 kittens who I found out were brother and sister and I fell in love with the female cat who's name was Cassiopeia. After discussion of the adoption process I was able to adopt her and bring her home. She has been such a blessing to me and is such a big part of my life. She is so affectionate and loving and always greets me when I get home and with lots of cuddles when I am relaxing.  She was a year old in October and is happy and healthy and has grown so much. Thanks again and keep up the work of helping other cats and kittens find their forever home.

Michelle M
Arlington WA


Posted on 11/26/2017 by Happy Endings Administrator

It has been just over a week since we adopted our sweet little tux girl, Daisy (formerly Polly). Daisy is totally different from any cat we've ever had. She's super social, adventurous and curious. When we took her home the first day, it was as if she had already been living there. After two days separated from our current cat, Daisy made it very clear that her super social and strong personality didn't like being confined to the bathroom and that she really wanted to meet her new companion, Wasabi. It was important for us to adopt a female kitten that was very playful to help bring our current cat out of his shell. After about a week of living together, they are best friends and have no problems eating next to each other, sharing their multiple cat trees and playing together all night long. She has already helped Wasabi step out of his comfort zone and be more confident and curious. The highlight of my week with Daisy, was waking up to her licking my eyelid while laying on top of my head. She's a strange one.

Thank you MEOW for helping us find Daisy! We can't imagine life without her.
-Alexis, Vassil & Wasabi


Posted on 11/26/2017 by Happy Endings Administrator

Hi - I just wanted to let you know how Emme (Nightingale) is doing.  I adopted her a little more than six months ago.  She is happy and relaxed. She is close with Freya our other cat and they are like sisters now. They play and curl up and sleep next to each other.  She is doing great in her forever home....
Thank you,


Posted on 5/8/2017 by Happy Endings Administrator

Hi, we'd love to share our happy ending with everyone at MEOW!
We adopted Potato the day after Thanksgiving (2016). We were told he is extremely shy, semi-feral and came from a hoarding situation. The wonderful volunteers at MEOW told us we may never be able to pick him up or sleep with him. Hopeful, we brought him home anyway to meet his older sister (Puddy, 17 years old, who is the daughter of a MEOW cat). They quickly became best friends and on the first night, Potato slept with us! He loves to sit on top of Puddy and lick her as well as get cuddled by his mommy and daddy. Both kitties also love taking walks around the neighborhood on their harnesses. We could not be more happy with Potato. He is the love of our life, and MEOW could not have been more helpful. Thank you so much, MEOW.
-Celia and Ben

Toesies & Tess

Posted on 5/8/2017 by Happy Endings Administrator

Dear MEOW, 
Toesies and Tess are doing wonderfully at their new home. Although Toesies was initially shy, he's been coming out to play more and more. Tess is super affectionate and very curious, exploring every inch of her new home. They are so full of spunk and personality and we are so glad we made them a part of our family. Can't wait to see them grow some more and develop their personalities even more. 


Posted on 5/8/2017 by Happy Endings Administrator

Milo came into our lives November 2015. It seems like he has always been in our home. Such a happy, contented cat who only asks for playtime with his Wild Wiggly!  Love this big fur ball. Thank you, MEOW!

Sister Sophia

Posted on 2/18/2017 by Happy Endings Administrator

We adopted Sister Sophia in September. Around day 3 or 4 she finally came out from behind the couch, and she's been staking her claim to our home ever since. At this point we can't sit down to watch TV or use the computer without her plopping into our lap. She has been adorable. Thank you so much MEOW!

-Brian, Kay, and Kai


Posted on 2/18/2017 by Happy Endings Administrator

I would just like to share how Sheldon is doing nowadays!

When I walked in to MEOW about two years ago with a friend of mine, the only thing I had in mind was that I wanted an adult cat. I live alone and was fairly lonely at the time, and came to the conclusion that a cat was exactly what I needed. I expected to be at MEOW for a good while getting to know a few cats. We socialized with some of the cats that were in a big room together for a little bit before being put in a room where we could socialize with a cat one-on one. Consider me surprised when I fell absolutely in love with the first cat that was brought to me!
Sheldon has calmed down a smidge since I first adopted him, but he is definitely still the same cat he was when I met him! He still runs around, will happily play after a bit of coaxing, and loves a good lap to nap in for as long as you'll let him (he's in my lap as I write this!). He's a talkative little guy, announcing his presence with a few meows in every room he walks in to, much to the amusement of whatever guests I may have over. He's ready and willing to sidle up to any new people, after giving them a good stare down from across the room, of course. 
Sheldon has been my constant companion over the past two years, and I look forward to our future together in the years to come. <3

Cookie & Maxine

Posted on 2/18/2017 by Happy Endings Administrator

We adopted a bonded pair of sibs, Cookie & Maxine in the Fall of 2015 after a loss of our cat Rascal who was hit by a car on in the early hours of the morning.  They are the epitome of "cool cats".  Super sweet with two distinct personalities. So glad they found us.

Thanks and keep up the great work!


Posted on 12/28/2016 by Happy Endings Administrator

I came into MEOW looking for a kitten for my girlfriend and I to raise together, but when I saw 1yo Bridget it was love at first sight. She was a bit grumpy about being around the other cats but I could tell that she had a very sweet heart. She warmed up to us within a matter of hours and within days she began sleeping next to us in bed, when she isn't playing with her toys or talking to us. She came to us with all of her shots, spayed, and in perfect health. We just love her and we are so glad to be able to adopt such an amazing kitty. Thanks MEOW!

-Dustin and Claire


Posted on 12/28/2016 by Happy Endings Administrator

We adopted our Camille...aka "Cammi" on May 2nd. She is celebrating her first Christmas with Larry, me and her two furry siblings this year. When I put up the Christmas tree, Cammi was in a state of shock. I don't think she had ever seen a Christmas tree before. She immediately claimed it as HERS and the other kitties were not allowed to come near it...neither was I as a matter of fact. Decorating it was quite the task! However, she has calmed her jets a bit and LOVES sitting underneath it and guarding it from the other two intruders. There has not been a minute that we have not enjoyed having Cammi in our home and I'm pretty sure she loves us too.

Merry Christmas to the staff and fur babies at MEOW

Gail and Larry


Posted on 12/28/2016 by Happy Endings Administrator

Dear everyone at MEOW,

Almost 6 years ago I found my Marty at MEOW in Kirkland.  I had just lost my other cat after 8 years due to old age.  Marty was just waiting for me to come along and bring him home.  After almost 6 years, Marty has pretty much taken over the house. When I come home he greets me at the door, purring like crazy and wanting my attention immediately. I am so happy Marty and I found each other.  He sleeps with me every night and knows exactly when the alarm will go off.  Time for his breakfast.

Thank you everyone at MEOW for all you do for the animals (and people),

Renne and Marty McFly


Posted on 11/28/16 by Happy Endings Administrator

This is a quick note about our beautiful Stella Bella. We absolutely adore her and she has healed our broken hearts. She is going to write a more detailed update but she has been super busy relaxing in front of the fireplace. Here's a photo of her on her fav chair. As you can see she is quite busy. Thank YOU MEOW and Nydia.

Stella's Person


Posted on 5/29/2016 by Happy Endings Administrator

I would just like to share with you guys how wonderfully Fredrick has adjusted to his new home! I brought him home just about a month ago and within a few hours of being here he was checking out the whole house and finding all the best perches to sit. He's been the best companion, loves to play most of the time but is so affectionate. He has the biggest personality I've ever met in a cat, thank you for bringing the fluff ball into my life.

Frederick's Person


Posted on 5/29/2016 by Happy Endings Administrator

About a year ago I adopted Roo (formerly Elliott, the fluffy orange kitty) from MEOW. He was a scared & shy little kitten that didn't have a very good start to life. Now, he and his "brother" are the best of friends, along with our two dogs. Roo has become very cuddly and follows us around the house wherever we go. I couldn't have found a better match. Thanks MEOW!


Max & Chloe

Posted on 5/2/2016 by Happy Endings Administrator

Max & Chloe

We adopted Max and Chloé (originally Worf & Kira from the DS-9 litter) in December of 2014 when they were about 16 weeks old.  They are the most wonderful kitties and we love them so much!  From day one, they have been affectionate lap cats and are great stress relievers in our home!  Monsieur Max is our “love bug”.  He loves to be held and cuddle up with us on the couch or in bed.  Mademoiselle Chloé is our “sweetie pie”.  She is endlessly curious.  She’ll search behind the printer to find out where the paper is coming from or she’ll look behind the cell phone to see where the voice is coming from.  We love them, they love us and they love each other!

We want to thank MEOW Cat Rescue for everything you do for cats and a special thanks to the foster mom who shaped the early weeks of life for both of our cats.  She did a wonderful job!


The Hoffman Family

Mademoiselle Chloé is on the left and Monsieur Max on the right.


Posted on 5/2/2016 by Happy Endings Administrator


I went to MEOW on March 27, 1999, to check out a cat I’d seen on the website, and he was a nice enough cat. But then I started showing Janine, who was on duty that day, photos of Ashbury, my previous cat, who was a gray tabby Maine Coon. Janine said, “If you like Maine Coons, you’ve got to see what we have in the other room.” She brought out a 7-month-old Maine Coon named Edwin. MEOW had gotten him only a few days earlier, so he wasn’t up on the website. She handed him to me, and he started nuzzling up to me and purring at once. After about a minute, I said, “Would you like to come home with me? I think that could be arranged.”As we were about to head out, Janine said, “Edwin, there’s your new daddy!” I renamed him Sasha. A Russian emigre friend had confirmed for me that Sasha could be a male name.
Sasha grew up to be a beauty, 15 lb at his peak, and very loving. He lit up my life for almost 17 years. He crossed the Rainbow Bridge peacefully at home, with some help from my veterinarian, on December 29, 2015.


Posted on 11/30/2015 by Happy Endings Administrator

Beautiful Bailie came to live with me 2-11-2015. She joins her housematecat Stormy, also a female, and while Stormy would rather have the house to herself they're working it out and getting better.  Bailie loves cats and just wants to be friends. She is absolutely the Personal Assistant MEOW called her. She helps me in a hundred ways every day! Bailie is loving, funny, curious, and so friendly that everyone wants to take her home with them!
Thank you MEOW for the gift of my Bailie girl.


Posted on 11/30/2015 by Happy Endings Administrator


When I first met Meu on October 4th, 2015, she was a frightened kitten hiding in a corner of the meeting room with her sister. I could see that she didn't want to be afraid, and that she was interested in the toys we were playing with, and eventually she came out of her shell a bit. We were told that she was found under a porch with her sister, bedraggled and afraid. We decided to adopt her because we believed that we could help her out of her shell.

On our drive home she was absolutely terrified. When we got home she instantly hid behind the toilet. We plugged in a pheromone to help calm her down, and eventually she did and began to open up. We quickly found out that she is a very playful and loving little thing. She will grab your hand and lick it until she has decided that she is done, and you will not take your hand away from her until then for fear of displeasing her. She is also very talkative, and will have conversations with you. Which is how she came by her name. We were having trouble figuring out a name for her, so I turned to her and asked her what her name was, to which she chirped out a response, and my husband and I looked at each other thoughtfully.

We have had her for nearly a month now, and already she is friends with our dog, and our other two cats. She still has a bit of opening up to do with strangers, but we believe that she will be able to make good progress at that too.


Posted on 10/18/2015 by Happy Endings Administrator

We brought home Roxy (originally Rosie) on October 10, 2014, when she was exactly six months old. She was very shy and skittish, and spent nearly all of her first week at home cowering behind the toilet! However, we persisted with gentle words and slow movements, gave her plenty of secret spots where she could safely hide and watch her new family, tossed her the occasional treat to catch and devour, and used feline pheromone spray around the house to help her relax. Eventually she stopped reacting to every new sound with “What’s that? Will it kill me?” and began to realize this was her home, and these were her people. She especially bonded with our niece, who is now away at college.

Roxy has gone from being almost silent to quite vocal. She likes the sound of her own voice and will sometimes sit in a corner with her head tilted up, meowing at the wall and enjoying the acoustics. She loves running wildly up and down the long hallway of our home when she’s excited. She still runs away when there’s a knock at the door, but two minutes later she will emerge to sniff at visitors. Roxy had her own cat bed, but eventually decided people beds were a lot more comfortable. She quite often burrows under a blanket for added warmth and security, and wakes us up in the morning by walking on her people and telling us she needs food now. She is a connoisseur of freshly-catnipped stuffed mouse toys and a chaser of the Mysterious Red Dot. And she likes to steal the computer chair for naps.

Roxy was recently lost outside for a few days, but after several sleepless nights – both for her and us, we suspect – we successfully brought her home with a humane trap we borrowed from MEOW. Thank you so much for your help in getting our sweet kitty back!

Curtis and Suzanne


Posted on 10/18/2015 by Happy Endings Administrator



It has been a little over a month since Teddy (formerly Garris) came into out life from MEOW. He is one of the friendliest cats we have ever met and he takes the word companion to a new level, always assisting us around the apartment and generally being close by whenever we need him. 

The moment we brought him into the apartment, he was home. He hopped right onto our bed and began to lounge out as if had lived here his entire life. Even the vet, at Teddy's first check up, was impressed with how relaxed and comfortable he was.

In the evenings, when he's not cuddled up in one of his many claimed spots around the apartment, he's playing with his favorite toys that can always be found lying around. Suffice it to say, he's made a wonderful and adorable addition to our little family.


Jake, Noelle, and Teddy

Muu & Zora

Posted on 8/28/2015 by Happy Endings Administrator

Hello MEOW Folks!

Here’s an update on the two cats we adopted from you this past January. 
We adopted Muu and Sora (now we call her Zora), a bonded pair, back on Jan 16th. They’ve been wonderful cats, and we think they’ve been very happy with us. Your personality assessments were definitely spot-on - Muu is indeed a “leader of the band” in that she is very adventurous and assertive; she loves to explore and get in to everything, but is also very affectionate and wants a lot of attention from us (she also loves to groom both us and her sis, Zora). Zora is a very sweet “party animal,” - she loves to play with her toy mice and puts them (purposely) under the stove and in her water dish. She is a bit less dominant than Muu, but also very affectionate and talkative. They get along very well together, playing and sometimes even sleeping together. We love them so much, and our home feels so much happier and fuller since we brought them here. 
Thank you so much for bringing us together, and for providing such a positive experience! We’ve included a photo of them below.
Best Regards,
Mike and Katherine

Chloe & Sadie

Posted on 8/28/2015 by Happy Endings Administrator

Chloe & Sadie


We adopted Chloe and Sadie in January of 2012 when they were 4 months old – they will be four years old in September.  They were “foster sisters” and had been fostered by Marilyn before being brought to MEOW.  They have been such a joy!  This is one of their favorite spots – looking out the screen of our slider door from our basement out to the back yard.  They love watching the two rabbits that have taken up residence in our yard this summer.

Shelly & Larry