September 30, 2020

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Danny

Isn't our buddy Danny cute? He's also playful, sweet, friendly and adoptable!

Danny came to the shelter after being found as a stray, and immediately won the love of all the PAWS volunteers and staff. He gets along well with the other kitties, and is the official "greeter" of people who visit the open room he lives in. He'll do best in a home where he'll get lots of playtime, and would be a great companion for another young kitty. Come meet Danny today, and fall in love!
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September 27, 2020

Kelly's Sunday Selfies

This beautiful housepanther is our super sweet friend Kelly. As you can see, this kitty's got some serious selfie skills, and even included some contemplative profile shots!

Kelly is still a little bit shy with new people, but is a gentle and loving cat through and through. We will 100% attest to the fact that she loves being pet and snuggled. She even fell asleep, while purring contentedly, on my arm last week! Sadly, Kelly ended up at PAWS after her owner passed away. She must have been so loved, and we can only imagine how confusing this must all be for her.

Kelly is about 6 years old. She is spayed, microchipped, current on her vaccinations, and negative for FIV and FeLV. She gets along really well with other nice kitties, and would, in fact, do best in a home with another cat. Kelly is so ready to find love again. Could it be with you?


It's Sunday, which means we're hopping along in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by our pals at The Cat On My Head. Be sure to check it out to see who else is hopping along (or to join in on the fun)!

September 24, 2020

FURever Home Found: #RememberMeThursday

Today is #RememberMeThursday, an international event that shines a light on orphan pets, and the beauty and life-saving importance of pet adoption. And we've got a tale to tell!
In December 2016, we met a beautiful 4 year-old cat named Sassy for the first time.

Sassy (circa 2016)

It was clear she was overwhelmed by being surrounded by other cats, and by the unfamiliar sights, sounds and smells of the shelter. Her backstory, and how she ended up at PAWS, made the situation even sadder. As it happens, the reason she was so nervous and wary of humans was that she had been tormented by children in her former home. Instead of teaching their children to treat animals with love and care, the adults in the house took the easy road (for them), and Sassy was out.

Despite what she had been through, Sassy often showed her human friends (read: PAWS volunteers and staff) flashes of her true self. To those of us she trusted, Sassy was a gentle, sweet, and playful cat who just needed a chance.
Sassy (circa 2017)

But, we all wondered, would that chance ever come? In 2017, 2018, and 2019, more than 1,500 cats and kittens were adopted from PAWS. Sassy was not one of them. But we all knew in our hearts that this special girl’s forever home was out there somewhere. We just had to find it. And in 2020, while the COVID-19 pandemic spurred adoptions and foster homes for shelter animals across the nation, Sassy waited patiently for her moment. 

Sassy (circa 2020)

And then it happened. In May of this year, after a 3 ½ year wait, Sassy was adopted. How, we wondered, would she do in a home where she was loved and cherished? Would she blossom, as we believed she would if given the chance?

The answer, of course, is yes. After just three days, her mom shared these pictures. Sassy is finally home.

Sassy’s story is a testament to the value of patience, the power of love, and the forgiving spirit of animals. We’re grateful she ended up at a place like PAWS, where she had the time she needed to adjust, and to find her happily ever after.

Please consider adopting your next pet from a shelter or rescue organization. By doing so, you'll be saving an animal’s life - and the life of the next one that can now be taken in by the shelter. And what could be better than being a part of the fairy tail ending that a pet like Sassy has been waiting her whole life for? 

We're taking part in the special Remember Me Thursday Blog Hop, hosted by our awesome friends at Lola the Rescued Cat. Be sure to visit their blog to see who else is hopping (or to hop along)! 

September 23, 2020

(Almost) Wordless Suzie

 We seriously love our adoptable pal Suzie! She is so sweet, gentle and affectionate. 💖

Suzie is about 10 years old, and came to PAWS after her senior owner, sadly, moved into a nursing home and was unable to take her along. Suzie was understandably confused and nervous at first, but has totally come out her shell. She loves snuggles and being pet, and we know she will continue to blossom in a forever home. All she needs is a chance. Please come meet Suzie today!

PROGRAMMING NOTE: We don't normally post on Thursdays, but hope you'll visit tomorrow (9/24). We're participating in #RememberMeThursday, and we think you'll enjoy our post about the joy and redemption that come with pet adoption!
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September 20, 2020

Sunday Selfie Sisters - Abigail and Dolly

Look! Pretty sisters Dolly and Abigail both raised their paws to participate in this week's Sunday Selfies Blog Hop. As you can see, they both did a great job showing off their Sunday best. 💖 They also took one together, to show everybuddy just how much they love each other. 



These 5 month-old sweethearts are super friendly once they get to know you. They love playing and getting attention, and get along well with other nice kitties. We'd love to see them get adopted together, if possible. Dolly and Abigail are spayed, microchipped, current on their vaccinations, and negative for FIV and FeLV. Come meet these special sisters at PAWS and fall in love!

It's Sunday, which means we're hopping along in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by our pals at The Cat On My Head. Be sure to check it out to see who else is hopping along (or to join in on the fun)!

September 16, 2020

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Lacey

Check out our adorable and adoptable friend Lacey! Isn't she Beautiful (with a capital B)?

This petite 1 1/2 year old kitty first came to PAWS with her two babies in tow. Her kittens have been adopted, and now it's Lacey's turn to find her happily ever after! She flat out ADORES humans of all ages, but does not like other cats (or dogs, for that matter). But if you're looking for a young, loving and lovable ladycat to be your one and only furry friend, look no further, because Lacey is your girl. Come meet her today!
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September 13, 2020

Vishnu's Sunday Selfie

If you do a search on the interwebs for "super friendly, sweet, and extra snuggly mancat," you just might find our adoptable buddy Vishnu. Because we are not exaggerating when we tell you this handsome guy is all of those things and more. 💖

Vishnu adores people, gets along famously with other nice cats, and takes an awesome selfie. He also enjoys getting cuddles, pets and scritches. It's no wonder he's already a volunteer and staff favorite. 😸

Vishnu came to PAWS with three other nice kitties when their owner had to go into assisted living. It makes us sad that they could not stay together, but we are thankful that Vishnu and the others are safe and loved here until they find their new forever homes. 6 year-old Vishnu is neutered, microchipped, current on his vaccinations, and negative for FIV and FeLV. Want love? Vishnu's got it in spades! Come meet this special dude today.

It's Sunday, which means we're hopping along in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by our pals at The Cat On My Head. Be sure to check it out to see who else is hopping along (or to join in on the fun)!