12 Days of Adoption Cheer with PetSmart Charities – Leo and Luca from Dallas, TX

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 7 – Leo and Luca from Dallas, TX. Pet Parents: Radonna, Trevor & Ty Burns

Losing a beloved family pet is always devastating. However, Radonna Burns knew that a new pet would help ease the grief that she and her sons, Trevor and Ty, were feeling after saying goodbye to their 11-year-old cat, Hobbes. When the family found Leo and Luca at a PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, everyone knew the two kittens were meant for Trevor and Ty (including the kittens themselves)! But they brought much more than comfort to a grieving family. Since bringing Leo and Luca home, Trevor and Ty have learned a valuable lesson in responsibility while taking care of them each day. And, to Radonna’s delight, her sons will now get to grow up with their sweet kittens as they go through the stages of life together.

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6 years ago

Heartfelt condolences to the Burns family on losing their beloved Hobbes. And grateful and happy for them that they have adopted two treasures, Leo and Luca. It’s wonderful that the family has such a great mindset about responsibility, too.