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Friday, February 9th, 2018

Fluffy is a sweet, gentle soul.  She is young and beautiful.  Playful and enjoys quiet attention.

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Vincent Van Gogh

Friday, January 19th, 2018

This exceptional boy is Vincent Van Gogh!  He has an amazing dog like personality. If you are looking for the best of both worlds he may be the right guy for you.  He loves to talk and purrs nonstop.  He always wants to be with his people.  Vincent follows us all around the cat room seeking out attention.  All this sweet boy wants is love and a new family.

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Friday, September 15th, 2017

Just like light, fluffy pancakes with sweet syrup can provide you with the ultimate in comfort food, you can get the same result, without all those pesky calories, from our little Pancake. Almost two years old and a svelte ten pounds, this boy will fill your life with sweetness and affection. He loves to play but also loves his snuggle time with the love of his life. If you would like to be the one and only in someone’s four-legged life, Pancake’s your guy. He’s quite the chatter box so you can be sure there will be no lull in any conversations you are having with him. Found as a wee stray, Pancake wants nothing more than a safe and secure haven to call home. He is absolutely over-the-top handsome (Eat your heart out, George Clooney) which is only accentuated by his calm, serene aura. Once you get a taste of our boy, Pancake, you’ll just want to make him yours!

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Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Just looking at this little boy brings to mind the lyrics of the Disney song, “When You Wish Upon a Star” because our Aiden is simply wishing with all his heart that he can find a loving, new family to call his own. This gorgeous guy, the color of a creamsicle (yummy!) is a youthful kitty at a smidgen past two years old.­­­ On top of being so over-the-top beautiful, Aiden is a total people kitty as well as a gifted conversationalist. You’ll never be at a loss for chitchat with this little chatterbox. Help Aiden’s dreams come true and swoop him up and into your heart.

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Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Gardeners sometimes employ the technique of companion planting in order for pairings to enjoy improved growth through supporting each other. Marigolds are a good example of a plant that provides invaluable support for others. You can experience your own version of this if you team up with our 14 month old Marigold. This petite kitty with fur the color of the rising sun at dawn is in a word spectacular. Her first experience as being that “companion plant” came when, as a homeless kitty, she sheltered on the grounds of an assisted living facility where she befriended a loving and kind woman.  Wouldn’t it be great if you and our playful, energetic Marigold became the “companion plants” in each other’s lives and could bloom and blossom together?

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Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Our boy Achilles is casting his eyes up to the heavens and asking the universe to send him his very own special someone to love. Could it be you? This six and a half year old black and white could be the yin to your yang. A conversationalist at heart, Achilles has found his own voice and will while away the days with you sharing his chatter and companionable observations. Achilles likes living large and that includes being a food aficionado. He loves to eat and has set his internal clock to know exactly when chow-down time is. Giving him a hug is like wrapping your arms around a big ole marshmallow – yummy, soft, and cuddly! Achilles loves company so, if you are someone who hangs out by the home fires a lot, Achilles is your guy. Sometimes, this boy just needs to get away from it all, and who of us doesn’t, so he tucks himself into the tiniest nooks and crannies he can find and contents himself watching the world go by…serenity at its best! The only Achilles’ heel this guy has is that he wants to find a family of his own, and who can blame him for that? Treat yourself to a conversation with Achilles at Francisvale, and you’ll find yourself smitten!


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Monday, May 15th, 2017

Socrates, the Greek philosopher who strongly influenced the development of Western thinking, has a kindred spirit embodied in our wee boy who exudes the wisdom of the ages in his stunningly intense eyes. Handsome and elegant with a coat the color of exquisite honey, this guy is also a honey of a boy. Anchored by a personality of genuine sweetness, this one year old kitty approaches life with a philosophy of joy and love. Who can argue with that perspective? Four-legged Socrates maintains a demeanor of quiet reserve upon first meeting, but that is soon replaced by his fun-loving, playful nature. First in line for belly rubs, he also engages with great curiosity in all that life has to offer. Playtime with those wonder-filled wand toys is a highlight to his days, not to mention, there’s always a good time to be had when there are treats in the offing. A truly sociable creature with two- and four-legged critters, Socrates will pull at your heartstrings and enrich your life with the example of his. Stop by and have a meeting of the minds with Socrates – you’ll be so happy you did!


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Tuesday, April 25th, 2017


Aurora, a name that engenders an air of mystique and sophistication, translates to mean “dawn”, derived from the “goddess of the sunrise.” This petite and totally elegant girl, with her cool gray/white coat and piercing green eyes, is as radiant and sleek as they come – a total heart throb. Youthful Aurora, just a babe at two years old, is a sweetheart to the tenth degree. She spreads her sunshine all day long, loving your lap and the continuous head scratches you will naturally give her as you snuggle up to watch your favorite movies together! Of course, your favorite movie is her favorite movie, too! Go figure! Lounging in the sun and enjoying lovely treats makes for a tip top day, in her humble opinion. Aurora loves the company of other cats and also seems pretty open-minded about the dogs in her life too. She particularly blossoms with any adoring attention she gets from her two-legged friends – that would be you! This little girl is no wallflower either as she loves to play and is full of fun- loving “cat-itude.” There is no doubt that her spunk and feistiness will definitely make you smile! Consider enriching your life while ringing in the New Year by inviting Aurora into your life, into your heart, and into your home!


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Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

 The Yiddish word for “beautiful” is Shayna, and this little namesake totally fits the bill. Coolly elegant with her gray and white coat, Shayna plays the shy card, but only for a little bit. When she gets to know you, she happily shares her loving and gentle heart with her super best friend. Just visualize this stunning girl happily padding around your nest, checking you out with her gorgeous green eyes, and sharing precious cuddle moments with you on your favorite chair. Shayna would like to be your one and only kitty… and that’s a beautiful thing in any language!





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Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Say hello to Pierce, a sleek, velvety beauty with an ebony coat and intensely engaging eyes. At just about five years old, this boy lives up to his name – Pierce, the Rock. Pierce lived in a loving home until game changing allergies altered the course of his life forever. Despite this harsh blow, Pierce keeps the faith with his sweet personality balanced by frisky playfulness and laid back chillin’. This cuddle puss will happily swing by for some head scratches and treats but is just as happy to entertain you by playing with his toys especially those cool wands. Pierce is a real ladies man preferring the company of little girl cats, but he’s also a mellow fellow as an only kitty.  Team up with Pierce… you’ll make a great team!!



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Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Don’t let this little guy’s name fool you – there’s not a stormy bone in his cuddly, gorgeous body! In fact, he’s the epitome of the calm after the storm – that state of soul settling peace and serenity that occurs when all the noise has moved on, and the sky is turning blue once again. Consider turning your sky blue, during this holiday season, by welcoming Storm into your life and heart. Just turning three this past September, Storm is looking for that forever family who will treasure, protect, and truly care for him. Sweet boy that he is, Storm will wriggle his way into your life and lap. Imagine your fingers stroking that luxurious coat of white, black, and gray and receiving an adoring thanks from his expressive eyes. This boy strikes a handsome and distinctive figure with a happy little streak of mischief that will bring a twinkle to your eye. If you like to search the sky for the magic of a rainbow sighting after a storm, then look no further – Storm is the rainbow you can have as your pot of gold every single day! How lucky is that?! 




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Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Regal and debonair are two adjectives that come right to mind upon meeting sweet Spot. Elegant in his alabaster coat, Spots just stops you in your tracks with his mesmerizing eyes. Clocking in at four years old, Spot has a gentle spirit and a calm demeanor. This boy likes to survey his domain from on high and appreciates that behind-the-ears scratching thing that feels oh, so good. This marshmallow kitty has a soft exterior and a huge heart filled to the brim with love. Spot is happy to hang out with his two-legged friends and other like-minded kitties. Bring this lad into your life and he will “hit the spot”. Good times for all!




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Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Little Jinxy’s name means “magic charm” and who couldn’t use a bit more magic and charm in their lives? Just tipping about 3½ years old, Jinxy is exquisite, possessing a stunning coat with dramatic markings and soulfully mysterious green eyes that are sure to cast a spell on you. A sweet girl with a quiet soul, Jinxy has selected the role of keen observer in life and enjoys being on the down low. Not wanting to be a bother, she’s not a chatterbox but instead shares her innermost thoughts in a teeny tiny voice. Jinxy would blossom in a serene, loving environment where her understated charms would be appreciated and valued.  Sinatra sang it best when he crooned that tune about letting magic take you in its spell so, with a tip of the hat to Old Blue Eyes along with a slight adaptation, won’t you let that old “cat” magic convince you to bring Jinxy home to be the lucky charm in your life?






Professional portraits by Mary Hunt Davis Photography

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Charming Charlie can’t wait ‘til he is able to waltz into your life so that he can share his own unique brand of love and joy directly with you. This boy is the quintessential lap cat who will be over the moon sharing a quiet time with you even enjoying your reading a good story to him as you chill out together. Charlie-boy is a gentle soul who, although he falls into the “senior” category is still in touch with his inner kitten, enjoying frolicking with his toys and living the good life with his other cat friends. Charlie can also be found lounging at a nearby window taking in all that the big outdoors has to offer.  This boy, although a svelte 14 pounds, loves his wet-only food. You serve it; he eats it – with relish! Charlie would love a peaceful, serene home so he doesn’t have to be anxious. Your special brand of TLC will be a great asset to Charlie, and, in return, he will give you a wonderful dose of the music and magic that makes a happy time for all. A win-win all around!

Portraits by Mary Hunt Davis Photography

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Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Oh Captain, my Captain…bring this little boy on board, and it’ll be smooth sailing and full steam ahead. Exotic with an aura of mystique, this laddie has mastered the art of lighthearted roguishness. Playful is his middle name, and he particularly likes to give your hair an affectionate little tug when you stroll past him. A light, sweet tap on your arm is his way of sending you a message from his heart. In the mood for conversation? Captain loves to chitchat and will happily talk to you…but isn’t any discussion made all the better when there’s a little snack involved? Captain certainly thinks so and willingly shares his opinion about when breakfast should be served. He’s an all-day grazer, believing in that figure saving concept that small meals throughout the day are the way to go. Choose Captain for your wheelhouse, and your crew will be complete.

Meow meow meow!

Portraits by Mary Hunt Davis Photography

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Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Love, love will keep us together…a Captain and Tennille hit in 1975, will be a hit again in 2017 when you meet our little Tennille, and she sweeps you off your feet. This laid back lady may play it a bit shy at first, but, before you know it, you’ve got a best bud, snuggling up and looking forward to lots of delicious belly rubs. Yummy treats top the hit parade as well! This winsome girl with the gorgeous eyes that speak volumes and the luxurious brownish red coat would love a quiet home with you. To paraphrase this hit singing duo, “Look in your heart, hear with your heart” and bring Tennille home with you.


Portraits by Mary Hunt Davis Photography

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Honey Bunny

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Our Honey is a five letter word meaning serenity so if you could use a dose of peacefulness in your life (and who couldn’t!), this is the girl for you. Lovely green eyes that are the windows to her gentle soul shine out from her lush, just-gotta-pet fur coat. Honey appreciates the quiet life, and, if you are of a like-mind, this is the girl for you. A little shy at first, Honey turns on the charm when she gets to know you – happy to sit by your side enjoying some head scratches and kitty treats in companionable fellowship. World watching through her favorite window is happiness indeed for this lovely lady.  Honey is a real honey of a cat, and she can be your honey too.


All portraits taken by Mary Hunt Davis Photography

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Just saying the name Sophia conjures up visions of the iconic actress, Sophia Loren. Well, the same thing is true when it comes to our shining star, Sophia. A picture of elegant sophistication in the timeless style of black and white, this sultry senior maintains her youthful vigor and playful demeanor. Sophia is all about fun and joyful abandon. Whether with her toys or her treats, she is an all in playgirl! Like her counterpart femme fatale, Sophia will wrap you around her wee paw with her willingness to snuggle and be loved. Our girl considers it part of her job description to follow you around and keep you company in all you do. Those household chores will just fly by when you have such an interested and willing companion by your side. Sophia is just not another­­ pretty face, though. She has her quirky side that makes her all that more interesting to get to know. So, if you’re interested in learning more about this international kitty of mystery, sets your sights on Sophia and let the magic begin!

Portraits by Mary Hunt Davis Photography


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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Winsome Willow will steal your heart away with her hypnotizing green eyes and the ying and yang of her lush black and white coat. Like the ancient willow tree, our girl is gracefully lithe and a delicate beauty. But that exterior belies a strength that has withstood great adversity. Spending her early years on the streets, Willow learned the value of flexibility and adaptability. Then, fortune shone down on her, and she came to reside at Francisvale. Over the years, this savvy girl has come to enjoy the great indoors. She shares her love with gentle rubs up against your legs, appreciates yummy treats, and keeps a watchful eye on the world outside her window. Willow will blossom with a tender, sensitive guardian who allows her to relate in her own time and space. Let Willow find her way with you, and your life will be all the better for it.

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Bucky Cat

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

As the days draw closer to the coming of spring and the renewal of all things green, our Bucky Cat keeps the faith that it will soon be her turn for a forever home. Bucky had a rough start in life, coming to Francisvale as just a wee kitten, after suffering from severe neglect. She has been a beloved member of the Francisvale family since that time.  Now, at fourteen years of age, Bucky Cat would love to enjoy her senior years in the comfort and caring of her very own forever home. She is a pretty, brown tabby with serene eyes which belies a still feisty personality. She would love to share her life with a person or family who would love her to pieces. She enjoys sweet naps and checking out the neighborhood action while perched on a window sill. Come and spend some time getting to know her, and you will fall in love!


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