Kitten Yoga Stretches Boundaries, Finding New Homes For Shelter Cats

You’ve probably heard of Doga, yoga with your dog.  Maybe even Goat Yoga,  yoga with small goats who walk on your back – not kidding, this is a real thing.  Now a South Florida rescue has added a twist that supports kittens from their local shelter.  By bringing down the conventional shelterbox walls, they are finding kittens new homes with Kitten Yoga!

Picture this: you’re sitting on the floor in your home, stretching your muscles or even folding the laundry.  And who comes rushing over every time?  Your kitteh!

“Hey, watcha doing down here?  Looks like it might be fun!  Is this a game?  It’s time to play!”

That’s definitely the kitteh thought bubble …. at least it is in my home.  Head butting, lots of in-your-face tail flicks, loud chatter, kneading the newly folded clothing, or draping their bodies across your legs.  And who wants to move a contentedly purring kitten?

So Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League in West Palm Beach and CityPlace  teamed up to help find homes for shelter and foster kittens.  Lauren Ellis, Development and Marketing Manager for Peggy Adams, tells,

“All the kittens are up for adoption.   We bring them from the shelter to the Pup-Up adoption shop on Friday and they stay until Sunday.”

A purrfect pose!

You supply the yoga mat and Peggy Adams brings in the kittens!  For a small suggested donation, you’ll assist a great rescue, help socialize some fantastic felines, meet some like-minded humans and maybe find a new kitty to expand your family!  All while you Marjariasana, or cat pose for the rest of us, and even Adho Mukha Svanasana.  That’s downward dog, but you probably guessed that.

In just 30 minutes, you’ll rejuvenite your mind, body and soul, all at the same time.


Bridging the gap for shelter kittens, but please don’t try this at home!

Kitten Yoga takes place at the Peggy Adams ‘Pup-Up Shop’.   Right now, Kitten Yoga is offered every Saturday through January with the next class scheduled for January 27.  There are two half-hour sessions – one from 9:00-9:30 AM and one from 10:00-10:30 AM. Space is limited and first come, first serve!  Reserve your spot at starting Jan 22nd.

If you can’t make the class, the Rescue has many upcoming events on their website, with wonderful animals available at their adoption center on this link.  They even offer group tours, and the facility is wheelchair accessible.  For additional information, please contact

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League 
3100/3200 North Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
You can keep up with more stories and news from on this link!

Lisa Blanck

Writing articles about animals for more than 22 years, she dove into the rescue world with the onset of Hurricane Katrina. As an outspoken advocate for animals, she's covered everything from paws to hooves, fins to feathers. She was the Orlando Animal Rescue and Worldwide Animal Issues Examiner for seven years. She's always thinking pawsitive, looking for ways to improve the lives of animals. She lives with one dog, one cat and one patient human. She welcomes your suggestions and is thrilled to be part of the family!