Tuesday 22 October 2019

The Dog House is Amazing TV. Now Let's Have The Cat House! #charitytuesday

Mum has been busy catching up with her latest favourite TV show.

It's called The Dog House (yeah, really) and I've caught her getting all emotional watching as the dogs try to find a forever home.

Described as a First Dates show for dogs,  the show's aim is to match prospective owners with a dog in need of a loving home. Mum says that the programme is "magical" and that it's quite different from most animal rescue shows seen here on British TV. 

The TV series is set inside Wood Green, The Animals Charity, and shows the huge commitment and care that staff put into matching their homeless dogs with the right dog owners - humans who share personal reasons for wanting to adopt a dog. The series is deep, very moving and pulls at the heartstrings - hence Mum getting over-emotional. She weeps for the homeless dogs (some who have had the most awful experiences) and is also touched by the personal stories of the people who long to adopt. 

Mum says it reminds her of how we rescued each other, all thanks to this pawmazing charity! She would like to add though that we did not go through the same process as these doggies and prospective owners did.

Mum saw me online and went to the London centre to enquire about me and also see if we were right for each other. Well, luckily we were. I was in the first pen stretching my paw out to touch her through the mesh, going crazy because I really wanted her to take me home. I knew she was my future mum. It just happened. We fell in love with one another and the rest is history!

Oh, the memories! 

The Dog House Trailer


If Channel 4 is reading this - How about The Cat House next?


 Jasmine is a Wood Green cat


Beautiful Jasmine is wanting a quiet adult only home, where she can be given all of the love she deserves. Find out more here.


International Pet Rescue

Even though we are British and live in England it doesn't mean we don't want to help rescue animals around the world! We try to do our bit via social media, hoping to raise awareness for animals in need, thus giving them more of a chance to find the forever home they so deserve.

This blog may not have many followers and my social media accounts could do with at least 1000 more followers - no, make it 30 thousand -  but I'm sure every little mention, share, etc, helps. 

One of the things that deeply upset Mum is knowing that in some countries cats are treated as vermin. (Yes, google if you don't believe). Being of Greek heritage (her parents are Greek Cypriot) the cats of Greece and Cyprus hold a special place in her heart. But you know Mum, she loves all animals!

However, it's nice to know there are lots of amazing, caring, people who do help cats. And we are grateful to them.

Here is Barcode at Cyprus Pride House - in Cyprus.

For more details:



Overlooked cats in Britain

Sadly, there are so many overlooked cats urgently needing forever homes everywhere. Here is a list of UK rescue shelters and charities from the cat rescue resource CatChat.org, with details of harder to home senior cats, black cats, special needs cats, FIV+ cats and feral/farm cats. 

(PHOTO borrowed from CatChat.org)



All proceeds from A Forever Home For Athena will be donated to the following charities:

Wood Green The Animals Charity
Greek Cat Welfare Society
Cats Protection



More homeless pets looking for forever homes can be found on my Mum's Pinterest Pet Rescue board.
Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post. As a rescue kitty myself I want to help other rescues find their forever home, so each week on Charity Tuesday I share adoptable cats from Wood Green, the Animals Charity (which is where I was rescued) and some other charities dear to our hearts. Mum and I are so grateful to Wood Green because without them we would never have found each other! Please note: We are here to help cats and give our time freely. We also ensure that to the best of our knowledge and research other lesser-known charities mentioned are legit.  

This post contains affiliate links. Full disclosure here.


pilch92 said...

I hope all these cuties get forever homes soon. And I agree, there should be a cat version of that show. XO

catladymac said...

We need a US version too !

meowmeowmans said...

What a great show! We wish we had that here, too.

We will share your post, and hope it helps Jasmine and Barcode find their forever homes!


Summer said...

I agree - there should be a cat rescue show too.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

That's awesome! I just found a new cat show and I'm obsessed!

Katie Isabella said...

I wish there would be a Cat Rescue. I am happy that there is any help for any species to be rescued. Cats just seem to always be left behind the door.