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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The mission of the Karma Cat + Zen Dog Rescue Society is to provide a safe and peaceful haven for homeless, abandoned or abused animals. We will help decrease the number of cats and dogs being destroyed in kill shelters through the work of our adoption, trap-neuter-return, and education programs.

Results: Since inception (March 2010), we have found homes for over 1300 animals and trapped-neutered-returned over 600 cats!

Target demographics: homeless animals find new forever homes.

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 200 animals!

Geographic areas served: the central New Jersey area

Programs: Adoption, Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), Foster

Community Stories

58 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

8 Krystal6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a fantastic rescue society. I was first in touch with them after I'd rescued 3 kittens from a local parking lot. I needed help getting them adopted, and KCZD came to the rescue. They have great adoption days at PetSmart and were helpful, supportive, and flexible while working with me to get the little guys home. They offered their full support to help me through fostering the kittens. I was immediately impressed with the care that they give the cats. I think that stands out to me the most, followed closely by the dedication of the Director and volunteers. The cats were fed high-quality food, and filtered water. If requiring daily "poop" reports doesn't tell you how dedicated the director is - I don't know what will. They are played with multiple times a day, brushed, given cuddles, and helped to improve their adoptability. I was told that no cat is ever given up on here - they stay until we find them a home. I was so impressed with it all - I became a volunteer! Donate to them, adopt through them, or just spread the word to others who may be looking for a new furry friend. This is a well-run organization with high standards. You won't be disappointed.

1 Gina L.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is not enough to rate Karma Cat Zen Dog Rescue Society as 5 stars. Until one has met or talked with a volunteer and come to the Milltown Adoption Center or cat homes at the North Brunswick Pet Smart, one cannot really appreciate the love, compassion, awareness, and care the felines are surrounded with. Volunteers treat these cats as their own and spend countless hours socializing, fostering, cleaning, and feeding them. Behind all this work are lots of hugs, kisses, and time spent in the felines' homes if they need the extra attention. Not to mention all the pictures taken! If the photos could talk, they would show more than just the felines' markings and whiskers. They would show the interest the volunteers have in the well-being and comfort of the animals.

The leadership at Karma takes tremendous pride in ensuring the safety and health of the felines and of the volunteers. The environment takes everyone's interest in to account. The Directors always lend a ear to the volunteers, no matter what the topic of conversation/the message is. They are consistently responsive and transparent in their responses. When you are a volunteer at Karma, you feel valued by the organization. The Directors know the volunteers' names and always greet us with a welcoming smile. They have the utmost compassion for the felines taken in and have the most tireless and draining task. Through it all, they work past the long and strenuous hours and never show the toll animal rescue takes on people. The Directors educate and inform volunteers without making us feel inadequate or naive. I believe no other individuals than them could represent the Karma organization for what is, which is love and respect for all things.

If anyone wants to volunteer or contribute to cat rescue, then this is the place to want to be at. We contribute as many or as little time as we want, and team work is always present. Individuals all the way from the Board andto the volunteers are kind, helpful, and have the same goal toward the felines-and to people. It feels like a community, and I feel fortunate and honored to have been accepted and trusted by Karma.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 1

I had a horrible experience. Met with trainer who was very aggressive and critical. Told me that I didn’t come early for training and that shows lack of passion. She wrote me off before giving me a chance. I remained happy and engaged which irritated trainer. At the end says I need more training. I said I did not see that coming. Told me the directors would really like that. Showed commitment. Showed me how to lock and unlock back door and take the trash out and made me feel happy and secure about my future at shelter. Trainer knew when we said goodbye that she was going to tell directors to cut me yet raised my hopes knowing I would be hurt and humiliated by the email that came the next day saying that I am not up to par as a human being and that my services are not wanted at the shelter. Who treats people like that. Maybe you should not put all of your compassion and good will towards just the cats. Human beings are worth something too.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Karma Cat Zen Dog is a wonderful organization, all volunteers, finding loving homes for cats and dogs, bringing joy to many families.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I adopted my Sam(aka Pavarotti) from Karma Cat earlier this year. The entire process was smooth, the application was long( rightly so) and they made special arrangements for me to pick him up, since my work schedule was hectic that weekend. His foster was very helpful informing me of his habits and feeding schedule and provided me with all documents I needed to maintain his veterinary care .

1 Darell S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This rescue group are some of the kindest people you will ever meet, they truly care for all animals. The shelter is immaculate! Every cat is taken to a vet, spayed/neutered, microchipped and socialized. You can meet your new best friend by dropping in and playing with the cats.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Almost two years since I started volunteering with this organization and I’m still grateful I found it. This group of volunteers, from directors to socializers to cleaners to adoption counselors, are the most dedicated group of people imaginable. Their one and only purpose is to find the right adopter for every rescued cat or dog while making their time with us a loving and safe respite from whatever situation sent them our way. They are hardworking, tireless, creative and dedicated. I consider it an honor and a privilege to be to be affiliated with this organization.

1 Alyssa Jean F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is such a great organization. I foster cats and kittens from them and they are so helpful and accommodating. Any time I have an issue there's someone who will contact my within minutes. They provide all food, toys, litter, and vet visits. They truly care about the animals and their customers. My friend had a stray cat in her yard and contacted a couple other places first with no luck before this company called and took the time to talk with her and help her through every step of the way. They are involved in community events as well.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the BEST rescue in NJ. The care, time and effort put into caring, providing and placing animals with the proper pairing is amazing. The attention to detail and the focus on the animals is best in class. The facilities are spotless due to the efforts of the directors and volunteers. A wonderful organization to be associated with.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Clean, friendly, and beautiful cats for adoption!!

Beverly R.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Karma Cat & Zen Dog are an amazing rescue. I always recommend them to people if they're looking for a cat; I know they are in the North Brunswick Petsmart and they also have another location in Milltown. They care deeply for the lives that they are saving and I am grateful for that. I am also so excited to hear they will be doing more dog rescues now that they are expanding their kennels.

Six of my cats have come from them in their Petsmart location and they are companions I don't know what I would do without.

The Milltown location is such a great idea too, the cats are allowed to sit in the window and roam around and it's much better than being stuck in a cage all day and night.

They are also on top of the cleaning which makes me so happy. You have no idea how many shelters I see that are disgusting and stink. Karma Cat and Zen Dog really take the time to actually care for the animals they are saving. To me that is the most important thing.

Mary J.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer with them and it is an amazing organization

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted 2 cats from them about 9 years back and now I volunteer with them. This is the greatest organization to be with. It’s a big family(O’hana)!!!

1 Karisa H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Karma Cat and Zen Dog was one of the only rescues who reached out when I needed advice and someone to help with a neighborhood feral cat problem. They truly care about the well-being of every animal!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

My Carl was a homeless, adandoned cat for 6 yrs. At work we would chip in and feed him .One snowy, freezing day he did show up. After 3 days of calling him he hobbled over on 3 legs and didnt look good. We knew he's nvr survive out there w his injuries. I contacted every 'rescue' in my area. All wanted proof i owned him-thry didnt accept homeless animals. But then the phone rang and it was KarmaCatZenDog in Milltown, NJ calling to see what they could do. They had a meeting & came up w a plan. I trapped him & they were able to have him neutered, chipped, given all the medical attn he needed (turns out he's FIV+) while I fostered him and had him recover in my heated garage. He turned into suck a sweet, loving creature-i just couldnt believe he hadnt known love before. Ive had abt a dozen cats(adopted & purebreed) in my life and none has ever compared to the love, joy & happiness he brings our family literally every day.I am so grateful for their philosphy, their decication & genuine love and compassion. Ive nvr met a group like the before. They amaze me! And every single day Carl amazes us w his ability to live in the moment, put his past behind him and appreciate what he has now. Thanks to KarmaCatZenDog fir helping me save this beautiful soul. Dina

1 Florence W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When my sister died unexpectedly in 2010, Karma Cat helped us with her four cats. Karma Cat never judged us for not being able to take the cats ourselves, instead they helped us during a difficult time with kindness and warmth. All of the cats were well taken care of, which was a great relief. Since then, it has been a pleasure to follow Karma Cat's work and support them whenever we can. Thank you Karma Cat for all that you do, both for animals and people!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had a great experience adopting my two kitties. Christie was great in answering any questions I had and helping me with any problems that arose even if they weren’t related to the cats I adopted. Flynn and Midnight have been a part of our family for over seven years now and we are so glad they recused us.

1 Angela D.3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am the Assistant Director of a small nonprofit that is in the same area as Karma Cat Zen Dog. This season, we were overrun with calls to help cats and kittens in need. We got in two 2 week old kittens that needed bottle feeding and round the clock care that our rescue was unable to accommodate. KCZD did not hesitate in stepping up to the plate and taking on these small kittens! We knew our kittens were in great hands transferring to this rescue and both kittens were adopted, together, into a fantastic home when they grew up! We are so grateful to rescues like KCZD for sharing our mission and working together to achieve a common goal!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Started volunteering here almost 4 years ago and visiting a number of rescue groups. I started as a foster and now do a whole lot more. They were then and are still the nicest group of people to work with. The love and enthusiasm toward the animals is fantastic. They have many areas to volunteer within. Our crafters, socializers, fosters, cleaners and feeders. All play such a valuable role in the welfare of the animals. Come give it a try.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our cat from Karma a few years ago and had a great experience. Staff was super helpful and is very responsive. I love seeing all the other adoptions they post on social media. I would definitely adopt from here in the future.

3 Janet V.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband died then I lost my kitty. Then my last Tux kitty. I was so depressed n devastated. I visited karma Cat and I think they were hesitant that I was not ready bc I spoke the word a replacement and cried. They sent me home to give it a good thought. I visited Petsmart kitties shortly after and they introduced me to the most wonderful precious black kitty Danisha aka Chanel. They were respectful of my grief and understood. They also wanted to be sure giving me a kitty was the best for me and Chanel. I appreciate the caring and respect I receive and also being very careful Chanel was getting a good home. Being of age will not say old they made sure I had a backup plan!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My boyfriend and i went into a PetSmart to get some toys for my current cat and saw a beautiful cat named Chadwick in the PetSmart adoption area we fell in love and filled out an application immediately. Next day we went to Karma Cat to make sure my application got there and found out Chadwick got adopted. We were devastated. They then showed us a beautiful boy Lincoln ! He was almost a clone of Chadwick and we immediately bonded. Two days later we got approved for the adoption and took him home !! I couldn’t thank Karma Cat and Zen Dog enough for bringing us together. He is a perfect fit in our home. Thank you !!!!!!

1 Heidi O.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I adopted our second cat from Karma Cat + Zen Dog Rescue Society four years ago. After realizing how accountable, responsible, and caring of an organization Karma Cat was, I decided to become a volunteer just a few months later. To this day, they are still the most professional and loving animal rescue I have ever encountered.

1 Jilmarie Pagano M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We rescued our dog Karma from Karma Cat and Zen Dog. We had a wonderful experience and I love their mission. They are truly dedicated to the well being of their animals and finding their furever homes. Their volunteers are hardworking and compassionate. We love this non-profit and will continue to support their cause!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Best place to volunteer! Although Karma Cat and Zen Dog Rescue Society was formed 9 years ago, this wonderful organization moved into Milltown just last year and has become my second home! Credit for KCZD's success goes to the outstanding leadership of founder and Executive Director Christie Arlotta who, along with Assistant Executive Director Krystal Hazard, lead, guide, educate, and support the 183 volunteers (and counting!) who care for all the animals in various capacities: from Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Adopt, to Trap-Neuter-Return, and Humane Education. I started as a cleaner and socializer because I wanted to be around the kitties! This morphed into outreach to give the community an opportunity to learn about what we do, which is not possible without the financial support of generous donors and supporters of our fundraisers! Then I couldn't say no to fostering a sweet dilute calico who needed to go somewhere when the center was undergoing renovations. But this and more is the story of all our volunteers! Thank goodness for the dedication of everyone at Karma Cat and Zen Dog for as Rebecca Smith, Develop Director once told me: "There will always be kittens".

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been volunteering with Karma Cat & Zen Dog for about four years now and it’s been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. We’ve even adopted two Karma Cats as a result of this partnership and they’re amazing! Karma Cat is so organized, focused, amazingly managed and, most of all, focused on what is best for the animals - at all cost. Nothing but high praise for these folks!

1 Alexa Rae V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

KCZD goes above and beyond to not only care for their animals but also to find the perfect homes for them. I am a former volunteer and an adopter (x2) and I have never been so pleased with an animal rescue. The other volunteers were fabulous to work with and the cats up for adoption are so well-rounded because of it. I recommend KCZD to all my friends and family!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

They took in a kitten we had to surrender and not two years later were we able to bring two adult cats home with us. Everyone is so caring and wants the best for the animals and new owners.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing rescue to be a part of. They are selfless in their pursuit to rescue as many cats as they can. The cats they rescue are given love, kindness and the chance at a better future. I can't think of a better rescue to be a part of.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We have adopted from Karma Cat and Zen Dog in the past. They really helped us to find the right kitties to meet and the TWO we fell in love with. We have become socializers since, to help the precious kitties in there care learn to trust and get their forever homes.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Started volunteering here almost 3 years ago and visiting a number of rescue groups. I started as a foster and now do a whole lot more. They were then and are still the nicest group of people to work with. The love and enthusiasm toward the animals is fantastic. They have many areas to volunteer within. Our crafters, socializers, fosters, cleaners and feeders. All play such a valuable role in the welfare of the animals. Come give it a try.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined this rescue about 6 years ago. From the first day I started socializing, I knew that this was a great organization to work with. The animals are always well cared for and loved from the moment they come to us to the moment they find a forever home. I ended up meeting Jill, an ornery tabbie who was living at our previous catquarters at Edgebrook animal hospital. At first I wasen't sure how she felt about me. After some time socializing, Me and my family decided we wanted to adopt a cat. When we went to Edgebrook with Christie, the rescues leader, Jill plopped herself on my lap, something I have never seen her do. That was when I knew that she was asking me to take her home. Ever since then, she has become a well loved part of the family.

3 Gina D.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Karma Cat is the best rescue to volunteer for/foster for/adopt from. I’m a longtime volunteer, and they’ve helped me TNR ferals, place four cats I’ve found abandoned outside in loving homes, and provided all the necessary equipment/supplies/etc while I was fostering the kitties in the meantime. They generously provided dental care/vaccinations/flea treatment/etc for my second foster cat, who I ended up adopting. When I fell in love with a shy cat I was helping to socialize during my volunteer hours, they allowed me to foster to adopt, to make sure she’d be accepted by my resident cats. (And, although another generous volunteer had sponsored her adoption fee, I donated to the organization when I adopted her, because I was so grateful for the opportunity to adopt her, and everyone who helped me with the process was very patient and kind. ♥️) Always there for advice and assistance for my cats, or any cats in need, they are making a huge difference in the lives of homeless cats, dogs, and the community! My experience with this organization is wonderful, and it’s incredibly rewarding to be a small part of what they do every day to change the world!

3 Linda247

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Four years ago, I was looking for a way to use my spare time wisely and in a way where I would feel useful, helpful, and that would benefit others. I found VolunteerMatch.com and found Karma Cat +Zen Zen Dog was looking for a fundraising coordinator. I applied, I was contacted almost immediately and the rest is history. Since then I have been a Development Director, Board Member, foster for 30+ cats, Adoption Counselor and even had a cleaning shift twice monthly for several years.
I've also seen hundreds of cat go to their forever homes. EVERY volunteer loves and cares for EVERY cat we care for as if it were our own. We love each and every volunteer in the organization and consider one another family.
This was my first volunteer experience and it has been so much more than I expected. I knew that I would love the animals but I didn't know how much I'd love them or how close I'd become to the other volunteers.
If you want to learn how to care for cats and help them find a home, maybe foster or just socialize them (yes- you can sign up just to play with them!!), this is the organization to do it. You won't find a more knowledgeable staff of truly caring volunteers anywhere.

I'm still a volunteer and hope to be for a long, long time!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found Karma Cat + Zen Dog Rescue Society on VolunteerMatch.com. I wanted to be involved with animals but I was concerned about seeing the dark and sad side of rescuing animals so I volunteered to be a fundraising coordinator. I met the Executive Director and I knew that I had found the perfect organization!!

Christie runs her organization with passion, compassion and integrity. The animals always come first. All the volunteers are the nicest people that I have ever met and they all LOVE to take care of the kitties and they all love her and want to be a part of this amazing group of people. We represent our kitties in the best, most positive way and stay away from the horrific pictures and stories that tend to turn people away.

It's been a year and I can't imagine my life without Karma Cat. I have made wonderful friends, learned SO much about rescue, fundraising and how to take care of my own kitties. I can't say enough good things about this organization.

3 Janet G.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had never volunteered regularly until I found this great group of people. This organization is well run by 100% volunteers and is a really happy place to be. They rescue cats and dogs from local shelters, TNR work, and the local communities. I fell honored to now be a part of this family. I started about 2.5 years ago as a foster, and now am involved with most aspects of the organization. I wish I had started with them sooner. There are so many levels for volunteering here. From crafters, cleaners, socializers, adoption counselors, and more. Reach out and see what you can do to help.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve volunteered with this amazing group for 5 years. From day 1, I realized the commitment to every cat. Volunteers cheer when a cat gets adopted because they take a personal interest in every cat. New and better ways are explored to increase the quality of life for the cats in our charge. Cleanliness is a must to keep up the good health of every cat. Transparency is a must. Let the adopters know the real cat. Do they get along with children, dogs. Other cats? We truly love updates from the adopters to see how the cats are adjusting to their new environment. To sum up: Total commitment from every volunteer

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Where do I begin to talk about how terrific KCZD is? My journey started with them helping me TNR 7 kitties in my yard. They have grown up to be happy thriving members of my backyard. They took 6 kittens, all have found loving homes. One of them could not be socialized and is now a happy couch cat in my home.
I started volunteering for this rescue and then adopted another happy baby. All the kittens and cats live like kings and queens until they find their forever homes. They receive so much love from everyone. I can’t say enough good things. All the directors and volunteers are so dedicated which says a lot for KCZD. I am so happy to have met so many kitty crazy people and admire their dedication to such a great cause.

3 Lee Ann E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our Molly Meeps through Karma Car & Zen Dog! They're a great nonprofit organization! I recommend adopting through them!

4 Rebecca R.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

No animal is left behind with this rescue. They take care of each animal as if it were their own right up until they find a forever home. Each person involved has a heart for rescue.

3 Carolyn100

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering with Karma Cat + Zen Dog feels more like a group of friends united for a cause than a network of volunteers.
Someone is always willing to lend a hand, no matter what the task is. I've only officially been with the group for a little over a year and it feels like I've known these people most of my life. If you're looking to volunteer with a group of happy, friendly people then you found the right rescue!

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Karma Cat + Zen Dog Rescue is hands down the best rescue in central New Jersey, and possibly the country! We work as a family to save the lives of cats and dogs. The diversity of our volunteers is one of our strengths, and we use our various talents to fundraise for, foster, clean, and socialize our animals. I have truly found a missing piece with this organization, and I'm thankfully for my inclusion in the family!

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic place filled with wonderful people. They work tirelessly to help rescue kitties find their forever homes.

4 Marge7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love this group! They are both caring and responsible. I have both volunteered and adopted from them.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What an amazing organization.
I first learned of them a few years ago when I adopted one of the beautiful cats they were caring for. Well about a year later we adopted another and he wasn't quite fitting in. I reached out to them and they spent months trying to help my new addition fit in with no avail so they helped me find him a new home. Well after that instead of adopting again I knew I wanted to help them. So I applied to volunteer. I'm so glad I did. The people involved are amazing!!! The care they provide for the animals is above and beyond what you would expect. There is daily communication between the volunteers. The fosters take such amazing care of the new kittens socializing them, getting them proper medical care. I could go on and on. KCZD rescue society really is one big family of two and four legged beings.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a Veterinary Technician for over 20 years. I have "worked" with many rescues as they came through the places I worked at. Never did I actually volunteer with any group before. 2 years ago I started working with KarmaCat and im grateful I found such a fantastic group to work with. I started fostering, which has brought me so much joy with all "my" kitties that found homes. I have just started volunteering with adoption days and now have gotten my kids involved as junior socializers. They love and it and it helps them to learn about different people and animals. And helps mold them into better people. You just have to look at what a great family this group is, everyone is a terrific role model!! Never would I not work with this family/group!! Ohana!!!!!

4 Michael334

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have always loved animals and was looking for a way to get involved and make a difference. I came across Karma Cat & Zen Dog on Volunteer Match and started volunteering here doing cat socialization. I look forward to seeing and playing with the cats, and I love knowing I'm making a difference keeping the cats used to human contact and increasing their chances of finding good homes. Everyone that works here is passionate about animals and the leadership is outstanding. It only took me a few weeks here to take home a kitten that I absolutely love. Karma Cat is big on social media and it's so rewarding hearing when the cats get adopted!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Karma Cat & Zen dog is run and supported by a wonderful group of individuals that follow a loving and immaculate standard of care for the kitties and dog's in the group. There is a wealth of knowledge, experience, and care that goes in to taking care of the animals that are rescued, and it shows! The goal is to provide the best care, while finding the most fitting forever home. The volunteers spend countless hours cleaning and caring for the adoptable pets, and so know what type of forever family will be the best for each animal. I love this group, and am a proud volunteer and adopter.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted a cat from this group 4 years ago with no issues. I have been a volunteer for 8 months and have had a blast. Christie the director bursts with energy and care for the animals. The training is thorough for volunteers and communication is frequent. Everyone works together for the animals. New ideas are encouraged. Nothing is ever forced upon us. Scheduling of volunteering is detailed and questions are always answered quickly.

A wonderful family group!

5 Sandie T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Karma Cat & Zen Dog take the very best care of their rescues. Our first visit to the vet (a year after we adopted) yielded excellent results...perfect health for both our boys! Their volunteer staff is the best there is! Although it has been 2 years since we adopted, they all recognize us when we walk back into PetSmart :) They are completely passionate about animals and you would be hard pressed to find better taken care of rescues!

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I adopted my first cat from Karma and brought him to the Veterinarian for the first time, the Vet was very impressed with how well taken care of he was. That spoke volumes about how well the cats are taken care of and how much the volunteers care about the cats. A few months later, I adopted a second cat. She has some minor medical issues but Karma Cat helped me with any concerns I had. All of the volunteers here are great people with a common love of animals.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Even before I became an official volunteer for Karma Cat + Zen Dog they helped me find homes for 8 cats & kittens that I found.
After I joined the ranks of volunteers you realized that it's such a well run and organized group. They manage to efficiently give the fosters nearly around the clock care and love at the Petsmart adoption center, at Cat Quarters which houses more adoptable cats and kittens and in private foster homes for cats and dogs.
Everyone I've met since I started volunteering has been wonderful and so caring towards these homeless pets.
It's been a great experience to work with such a lovely group of kind and devoted volunteers!

3 Michele26

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I got involved with Karma Cat Zen Dog when I adopted my cat, Lucy. I saw how much these cats were cared for and loved, as well as the good it does for the community. That is how and why I became a volunteer. During the time I have volunteered with Karma Cat Zen Dog, hundreds of cats have been carefully placed into good and loving homes. Including Lucy! They definitely deserve 5 stars!

3 Tina24

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had cats my whole life and my closest friends and I have dealt with many adoption groups. Gilda and christie are by far the best! They truly care about the cats and it shoes! I have recently adopted 2 babies from karma cat and they have the best personalities! The care and human contact they recieve promotes wonderful lifetime pets! I love karma cat!

3 Harriet H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I discovered Karma Cat by coincidence. My 16-year-old cat had recently died, and I wasn't sure if I wanted to adopt a new kitten so soon after losing him. I met with Christie and told her my story, and we agreed that a "special" cat (or two) would be best for me, under the circumstances. Christie showed me every cat that they had and gave me the low-down on all of them. She didn't try to hide it if a cat had a few "issues"--she made it very clear that what she and the volunteers at Karma Cat wanted most of all was to find a forever home for each and every cat, if they could, and that the only way to do this was to be up-front and honest about each cat's quirks and personalities. I adopted two of their "shy" cats, and I was impressed by how much advice and support Christie was willing to offer in order to help all of us make the transition. Christie announced my kitties' adoption on Facebook and on Karma Cat's blog, and I was overwhelmed at the outpouring of kindness and happiness that came my way from so many of the volunteers. I had been grief-stricken at losing my cat (no, I'm not exaggerating), and Karma Cat helped me to feel good about moving forward and giving two new (wonderful) kitties a home.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

We wanted to add to our family by adopting a cat. We found our new best friend in Jethro, Karma Cat help us with shot and neutering as well as finding a wonderful new friend. Then two months later we added a second kitty since we were so happy with our first one, when Dylan joined we followed their expert advise and now our kitties are best friends. I would recommend Karma Cat for anyone looking to add a new best friend to their family while having the support of great volunteers at Karma Cat!

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I came upon Karma Cat & Zen Dog quite by accident. I was shopping for cat and kitten food in a local pet store. It was one of the stores adoption weekend events. Cages were set up in isles around the store with cats for adoption. I stopped to look at the cats one of the rescues had set up. The rescue's representative asked if I was interested in seeing any of the cats and "no" immediately came out of my mouth. I explained I was buying cat and kitten food because in the last few months I had taken in two kittens that were born to feral cats I feed. It was suggested I get my feral females fixed. Of course, I didn't have a clue how I would do this or the funds either. The rescue rep turned out to be the executive director, Christie. She handed me her business card and offered help. She helped my neighbor and myself raise the necessary funds and we were able to TNR ten cats including my two kittens moms. I love cats and became a volunteer. I cannot express the joy and satisfaction I get volunteering for this awesome organization. The care and love our rescues receive is second to none. Being part of Karma Cat as given me the privledge of participating in TNR and spreading the word of its importance. I am honored and proud to be part of this organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Two years ago, when looking for a cause/organization to volunteer my time with, I found KarmaCat+ZenDog. Fond of animals, I decided to apply for the volunteer position and the rest is history. But, it's a unique history. From day one, I was thoroughly impressed with the selfless dedication that the founders of the organization had. I had low expectations initially, as I figured this to be another rescue organization that just caged and fed animals and nothing more. But the moment I met the first volunteer and the director, etc., I realized this was a labor of love for them. Everyone is truly concerned about the animals and they turn away anyone who isn't. It's an impressively run organization and their number of placements for the animals is a testament to that. Truly a group of dedicated individuals who's hearts are all in the right place and have nothing but the wellness of the animals in mind.