12 Days of Adoption Cheer with PetSmart Charities – Snickers and BamBam from West Virginia

Nonprofit PetSmart Charities works with more than 3,000 local adoption partners to facilitate roughly 400,000 pet adoptions each year.

This year alone, more than 1,000 pet adopters shared their uplifting adoption stories with PetSmart Charities on its website. They have chosen the top 12 that warmed everyones hearts the most and compiled them into a “12 Days of Adoption Cheer”.

Day 1 – Snickers and BamBam from West Virginia. Pet Parent: Karyn Marshall.


While the life of a long haul truck driver can sometimes be lonely, Karyn Marshall’s cross-country trips are full of fun with her kitty companions, Snickers and BamBam, riding shotgun. After falling in love and adopting Snickers in Peru, Ill., Karyn immediately spoiled him with a bed, carrier and a lot of new toys for his traveling home with her. Snickers has since become something of a celebrity in the trucking world, serving as “spokeskitty” in a national industry newspaper to help find more trucking homes for cats. After finding such a successful trucking cat in Snickers, Karyn was more than happy to take in BamBam, an abandoned kitten she found in Ontario, Calif. Now, the two provide peace and fun for Karyn on those long treks across the country.