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Pets Of The Week: Siamese Finnegan & Rocket The Bulldog

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By Ana Bustilloz/Special to LAist

*** Every Saturday, LAist will feature an adoptable cat and dog from a different local shelter or accredited 501c3 rescue organization. Take a look at these furry bundles and consider giving them a home, or forward their faces to your friends who may be interested. ***


The LAist cat of the week is Finnegan, a five year old flame point Siamese put up for adoption by his original owner who lost her home due to foreclosure. She found him as a tiny baby in front of a feed store, where someone left him in a box that was labeled "snake food.” He's lucky an animal lover found him first!

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Finnegan is an intelligent, affectionate lap cat who likes to follow you around the house and rub against your leg while purring like crazy. As is typical of Siamese, he is very talkative and has a distinctive chirpy meow. Finnegan gets along great with dogs and frequently consorts with his foster dad's Pit Bull and Rottweiler. He prefers to be the only cat in the household. Please email Kitten Rescue at if you are interested in meeting Finnegan.

Kitten Rescue is an all-volunteer, nonprofit animal rescue group that has rescued and placed over 10,000 cats and kittens since 1997. A gallery of cats and kittens looking for homes may be found at All cats are spayed/neutered, tested for leukemia and FIV, vaccinated, dewormed, microchipped and treated for fleas prior to adoption. The adoption fee is $120 or $200 if you adopt two cats at once. Please ">email Kitten Rescue if you are interested in adopting any of their loving cats.

On Saturdays and Sundays, foster parents take their cats to pet stores in the Los Angeles area. A list may be found HERE.


Hello! I'm Rocket, a 3 year old American Bulldog who was rescued by Ace of Hearts. I'm a special "Mega" boy! I have a disease called megaesophagus so I don't have the same elasticity in my throat as other dogs. It's not as scary as it sounds. I take my meals in a special chair that my foster mom will tell you ALL about. I'm an absolute sweetheart. I like other dogs (as long as they realize I'm not as strong as they are) and I don't mind cats. My favorite thing to do is snuggle.... but I promise I won't hog all the covers. I'm the perfect couch potato and I'd love someone who wants to hang with me, go for short walks, and of course, snuggle! My ideal forever family would work from home, take me to work, or is retired.... is that you? If so, I'd love to meet you!

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For more information about Mega Dogs, check out this group. And come meet Rocket today, April 2nd at Petco in West Hollywood, 508 N. Doheny Dr., 90048, from 1-4pm.

Ace of Hearts is a 501c3 dog rescue foundation dedicated to rescuing dogs, the day they are to be euthanized, from various Los Angeles shelters and placing them in loving homes. The Ace of Hearts Foundation is in memory of "Ace,” a wonderful rescued American Bulldog who touched the lives of many especially founder Kari Whitman. Ace of Hearts does not discriminate and will rescue any breed. All the dogs at Ace of Hearts come from shelters.

Ace of Hearts will schedule private meet and greets for potential adopters. Click on the following link to learn about Ace of Hearts adoption procedures and to submit an on-line adoption application.