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Guy Went To The Shelter To Adopt A Dog But This Cat Chose Him

Have you ever set out for a shopping trip with a set list and a clear idea of what you wanted but then ended up ignoring the list completely and buying what your heart commanded? When it comes to grocery shopping that may be quite common for a lot of us because of the amount of variety and choice we are faced with. We may not have thought of buying something but it ends up tempting you to the point where you just can’t say no!


This man had a similar story but definitely not with groceries! He decided that he was ready to become a proud pet owner. He had done all his research and decided that he would love to get a doggo for himself; after all, dog’s have been termed ‘a man’s best friend’. He had a clear idea of what he wanted and set out to the animal shelter to pick up a cute new pupper for whom he would provide a loving home. When he got there, however, the story shifted. An adorable kitty cat at the shelter caught his eye, and swept him off his feet! He truly had no control over the pull the cat had on him and ended up becoming a proud cat owner instead! After all, love is love!

Scroll on to get all the details of this encounter and how the cat won over this self-proclaimed dog lover!

Catto truly won his heart

“I was in Virginia for some training. At this specific time, a pretty large snow was blowing through. When I was on my way home I heard on the radio that a shelter called Richmond Animal League was looking for temporary/permanent homes for all of their animals, as the staff expected to get snowed in,” an Imgur user stated.

Spamwisejamkey, the Imgur user had been living alone and wanted the company of a new furry friend. When he went to the shelter, he was a bit disappointed to hear that all the dogs had already been adopted. He had to think about considering other options so he went around the shelter to explore what else was available: “It was great, but I couldn’t bring myself to simply leave without even considering what I had gone there for.”

“The woman who was working, saw that I wasn’t really moved by any of these potential housemates, so she showed me back out to the lobby where they had some younger creatures separated in cages.” he said.

Happy family


There was a cat named Marbles that he was told he could hold if he wanted to. He explained: “I opened the cage, picked her up and that was it. She started meowing the most pathetic little chirps as she pushed her face to the brim of my cap (this is when they got the picture), only to be backed by a rumble of purring. I turned into a huge sap.”

“I didn’t like or ever want cats before this. Simply put; I shook my head with a nod of acceptance, put her back in the cage for a brief moment while I did the paperwork, and got ready to take her home. They didn’t have pups, but they did have my best bud. I was not a cat guy, but I guess you could say I’m a cat guy now.”. Ever since he adopted this new catto, he’s named her Barb.

That is such an adorable duo!


“She is definitely the matriarch of the household as she keeps all of the other creatures in check. A cuddler and purrer for sure. She still acts like a needy little kitten – loves all people.” We’re glad to know Barb settled in happily into her new home!

After approximately six months of living with Barb, he adopted a doggo he named Rupert. Luckily both the cat and the dog got along so well and are almost always inseparable.

“They are always playing or snuggling when they aren’t snuggled up to us.”

The most playful floof!


“Now Barbara and I are best buds accompanied by my pup, Rupert, along with my girlfriend and her two cats, Bruce and Joe. It’s a good life.”

Favourite cuddle spot


“This is where Barb likes to hang when I get home.”

We don’t think anyone would be able to refuse!


After two happy years together, this Imgur user is very happy with the new ever-expanding family! We wish him all the best as a new proud pet owner! Since the day Barb stole his heart, we’re so glad he was encouraged to continue adding more members to play with Barb. She’s definitely the cutest!

Let us know in the comments what you think of this situation and if you’re a pet owner, how did you decide which pet you want to adopt?


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