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Our Orange Tabbies and National Pet Adoption Month!


October is National Pet Adoption Month! :) The year Jacob and I got married (2010), we adopted two cats. When we first started volunteering at the cage-free shelter near our house, I had my eye on a pretty little maine coon. The maine coon unfortunately did not warm up to me, but instead two orange tabbies approached me asking for attention. One was known as the escape artist and reminded me of myself.

It took me a few weeks of getting better acquainted to them, but when the shelter told us that a lot of times the pets end up choosing you, they were right!

Our Orange Tabbies and National Pet Adoption Month.Pin

Though we love our two boys, they can sometimes make a mess. We only recently discovered how much litter our two cats track around the house. Our Vegas apartment has vinyl floors so you can see and feel everything, whereas both our home in Atlanta and our apartment in Los Angeles had carpeting so we never noticed it (kinda gross to think about now!).

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According to the Swiffer Cleaning Index, half of Americans say that they don’t want to get a pet because of pet hair and shedding. 38% of pet owners also say the leading source of “pet cleaning tensions” in their home is hair, dust bunnies and/or shedding. Whether you have a pet already or want to get one, Swiffer can help with cleaning up after your furry friends.

Thank you Swiffer for sending us a Big Green Box full of goodies to help us clean up after our boys. We were already using a Swiffer to clean up our floors at least once or twice a week, but it was nice getting reinforcements. They are safe for pets and make cleaning quick and efficient. Our cats have even been enjoying the box… as all cats love a good box!

Our Orange Tabbies and National Pet Adoption Month.PinOur Orange Tabbies and National Pet Adoption Month.Pin
Our Orange Tabbies and National Pet Adoption Month.Pin
Swiffer also sent us an extra Big Green Box to surprise a friend who has pets! Kitty has a dog and two pigs!

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National Pet Adoption Month & Teacup Pigs.Pin
Teacup Pigs // National Pet Adoption Month!Pin

I also love that Swiffer® is supporting the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) in a year-long effort to help find forever homes for animals in need. They donated Big Green Boxes like the one we received to more than 100 shelters nationwide and gave each pet adopter a free Swiffer Sweeper during the ASPCA Mega-Match-A-Thon this past weekend!

Because we used to volunteer at a shelter, we know firsthand that the needs are many! I’m grateful that Swiffer is supporting these shelters and new families who have adopted.

If you want to see adorable photos of our foster kitties before they found forever homes:

More posts on our two orange tabbies:

Though I know we’re closer to the tail end of National Pet Adoption Month, and despite all the challenges with having a pet, they really have brought so much joy into our home. We highly encourage you to consider adopting, because we’ve had such a wonderful experience.

Also, if you love animals and want to give back, volunteer with ASPCA in NYC or find a shelter near you!


Do you have a pet? What kind?
Have you considered getting a pet?

Do you use Swiffer cleaning products at home?

xoxo estherJacob

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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