His new life isn't just about keeping things clean. It's about making repairs too. And sometimes, just as a house must be set in order, so too does a heart need mending.
"We lost another cat who was extremely, extremely close to me," Dan says. "I had her for 10 years and she had heart problems. She died right after Christmas."
"I was kind of heartbroken," he added. "Cubbie fit right in. When we first picked him up, he acted like he was enamoured with me. It was just like, 'Hey I'm going home with you. I'm going to help take care of you.'"
Not all the cats hauled out of that hoarding house in Beaman, Iowa, have found families to rescue. About half are still looking for homes through HEART and Rescue Inn.
Think you might want to have your life - and your heart - put in order? Get in touch with HEART through the group's Facebook page. Or with Rescue Inn here.
You can also support the other cats rescued from that hoarding home through this GoFundMe page.