Three Cats Are Better Than Two
Edward (formally Lexie), Oswald and Andy
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Many adopters who introduce a young cat to an older cat may find the transition made easier by the introduction of a third cat, yes a third cat.  This gives the young cat the playmate they need and takes the pressure off the older cat.  This was the case with Edward (formally Lexie)'s family.  Please read below their story they shared with LOA. We are so glad they found their third wheel!

Our beautiful Edward (yes, Edward the girl) came to us in March 2014 as a potential companion for our older cat Andy (also a girl!). She was about 15 months old, playful, sweet, curious, and utterly charming. She adjusted to living with us very quickly and we fell madly in love with her.

Unfortunately, Andy didn’t agree. After almost five months, and a lot of back and forth with LOA trying to help us, it was determined that another playmate for Edward would be the best answer. Honestly, we resisted that idea, but chance and good luck brought us a playmate anyway when we found 7-week old Oswald in the street.

Now, a year later, Edward and Oswald are constant friends and playmates. Andy has learned to relax and be comfortable around Edward and, in time, we are sure she will also get there with Oswald. We could not have predicted going from a one-cat household to a three-cat household in only 5 months time, but it has been an incredibly rewarding experience.  And while we love each of them immensely, in different ways, we have to admit that Edward may be a bit favored in our eyes. She has the best personality and she never misbehaves and she is just so darn wonderful.

We visited a few big name pet stores and their adoption centers before finding LOA, but only when we met Lisa, and the rest of the staff of LOA, did we feel we had found the right folks to assist us. Everyone was friendly and knowledgeable and made us feel like they were there for us through the entire process and beyond. We cannot thank them enough!.
Loki & Sasha
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Loki and Sasha are two very happy cats.  They are a wonderful pair who live wrestling and being complete goof balls around the house.  They came to live in their home when their mom lost her precious cat in October of 2013 to a quick and sudden illness.  Distraught, their mom could not think of replacing her beloved cat.  However, there was another life to think about, that of their older brother Jasper.  He was grieving so bad for his mate of five years that it was determined that getting another cat was necessary, even though their mom still wasn't sure.  She came to Petsmart one night and spoke with a nice women cleaning out the cat cages.  She came back on Saturday having talked with the LOA adoption manager by email.  She feel in love with Loki and knew it was meant to be.  

Loki ended up being a great fit for Jasper, except that he really needed a younger playmate and so his mom went back to Petsmart and LOA for her second cat Sasha.  These two boys are a year apart and have bonded very well.  Jasper is now left alone or he can play and join in when he wants to.  Their mom could not be happier with her decision. LOA helped her heal when she didn't believe it to be possible and has been their with advise and support along the way.