Buddy’s Buddies was founded over 10 years ago, in the name of our late clinic cat Buddy. Buddy was a stray himself and found love at the clinic from not just the staff, but all the clients as well.
Buddy lived at Guildcrest Cat Hospital to the old age of 22. Since then many unfortunate cats have passed through our doors, to be cared for and to eventually find their forever homes.
All the cats in our Buddy Buddies Adoption Program have come to us from various situations. Some are older cats whose owners are unable to care for them for various reasons. Others, unexpected litters, or stray cats brought in by clients who want them to find a great home. Once in our care, whatever their background may be, they all go through the same process before being deemed ready to adopt out.
Each cat is thoroughly examined, vaccinated, tested. If necessary, they are treated for worms, parasites and for fleas. Blood work is done to test for Feline Aids and Leukemia and if the cat is over 4 months of age, they are spayed or neutered. Once deemed healthy and fit to go to a new home, we put them up for adoption on our website. Each applicant goes through a screening process and the adoptive parents are chosen based on the needs of each individual cat.”
As we all know, there are thousands of stray and unwanted pets on the streets of our city. It takes time, money and dedication to care for these cats. We do our very best to help as many cats as we can. In order to provide the best quality of care to each of our Buddy’s Buddies cats we are only able to take cats in on a case by case basis. This depends largely on the funding we receive from the community as well as our availability to house these cats. If you have found a cat that is stray or unwanted, please contact us before bringing the cat in. If you would like to donate to this excellent cause you can stop into the clinic to visit with Buddy’s Buddies.
Kitties that are available for adoption are listed on our website. We update this regularly. If you are interested in a cat for adoption please give us a call to make an appointment to meet with the available cat and fill out an adoption application.
Albi and Strips
Update: Albi and Strips have been adopted
Albi and Strips came from the same mother as Elsa, who was adopted to a loving home in the summer. Albi and Strips are sisters, they need a forever home. Both kittens are active and bonded to one another. They are independent, often too busy for cuddles, but are very friendly as well. If you or anyone you know is interested in adopting a new family member, please contact us to book an appointment to meet with the kittens and fill out an application.
Update: Harry has been adopted
Harry is a lovely boy who’s had to go through a big change recently. Harry had a loving, happy home with his owner. Unfortunately, Harry’s owner had her own changes to go through. She became sick and needed to be moved into a nursing home where she could not take Harry with her. Sadly, she had to make the decision to rehome Harry. When harry arrived he was obviously a little shaken up, and very confused about everything that had recently happened to him.
He was given a thorough exam by Dr. Hammond and was found to be a little overweight, with fleas and a mild upper respiratory infection, likely due to stress. He has been treated and is now free of fleas, has been put on diet, and well as some medication to ease his anxiety and treat his upper respiratory infection. He is a beautiful, healthy cat and is ready to be adopted to a home that he can call his own.
Harry immediately bonded with the staff at Guildcrest. He is loving, chatty and affectionate. Everyone has fallen in love with him and we feel he will have no trouble finding a happy home. Harry will make sure he comes to greet everyone who walks past him, he meows and runs right over as soon as you make eye contact. He loves to get patted and will roll over for you, while He grabs your hands so that he can lick them. Harry seems to be okay with the other cats in the clinic, and has made friends with Albi & Strips, especially Albi, and doesn’t seem to care much about Simon. He has a lovely personality and we feel that once he is settled into a secure home his anxiety will lessen and he will make an excellent companion.
Update: Elsa has been adopted
We have acquired a new addition to Buddy’s Buddies Adoption Program, please welcome Elsa!
She is full of energy and too adorable for words. The last of her litter to find a home, we thought she’d have no trouble finding her furever home within the Buddy’s Buddies network. Elsa is a 7 week old, female, all white, domestic longhair kitten. Interestingly enough, she is perfectly white with one blue eye and one green eye. Shortly after Elsa arrived the staff noticed that, like many white kittens with at least one blue eye, she is in fact deaf. This is an inherited disorder that often affects white kittens with one or more blue eye. Although she may have a small disability, this will not inhibit her from living a full and happy life, as long as some precautions are taken. To read more on deafness in white cats please visit the links below
This is Alfie!
Update: Alfie has been adopted
Alfie is a 5 year old Black & White Domestic Shorthair. He is healthy, neutered and up-to-date on all his vaccines, he even had his teeth cleaned last year.
Alfie has been coming to Guildcrest Cat Hospital since he was a kitten. He has an excellent personality, he loves his cuddles and is very adventurous. In the past few years he began boarding with us regularly as his parents were traveling often. He became part of the family, hanging out with us while we worked, finding time for “hugs” as often as he could. And of course exploring the clinic and getting into mischief. When his parents told us that they were looking for a new home for Alfie, we just couldn’t say no. They felt that it wasn’t fair to Alfie – that he wasn’t getting enough attention and that the trips back and forth were stressful to him. We accepted him into the Buddy’s Buddies Program. While Alfie does enjoy his life at the clinic, he really would be happier to be the only kitty in his home. He loves the company of people, but not so much other cats. We would love to help Alfie find his furever home, where he can be the king. Please share if you know of anyone who might need some Alfie in their life. If you’d like to meet him, feel free to call the clinic to book an appointment to hang out with this awesome guy.