December 29, 2013

Easy Like Sunday - Gracie :)

 Here's our own snuggly sweet Gracie,
getting in some final sunpuddle surfing before the new year. :)

Have an easy Sunday, everybody!

December 24, 2013

Celebrate Me Home

Christmas wishes DO come true.

Do you remember our beautiful, sweet and gentle friend Sheba?  If you do, you probably recall that the adjustment to living in the shelter was difficult and overwhelming for her.  For quite some time, she would face the back corner of her cage, not wanting to interact with anyone.  But with consistent affection and attention (and interactive cat videos!) from the PAWS volunteers and staff, this senior ladycat learned to trust and love humans once again.  It turns out Sheba is an unabashed lap cat.  And we all absolutely ADORE her. :)

As you can guess, there wasn't a dry eye in the house when Sheba's wish for a forever home finally came true this weekend.  Merry Christmas, our dear Sheba.  We love you, and are over the moon that you've found your very own happily ever after!

Also celebrating the holidays in their new forever homes are: Pauline, Tyson, Tinsel and Candy Cane (together), and Bubba!  Add these lucky kitties to those in our most recent FURever Friday post, and there's a whole lot to celebrate around here. :)

All of us here at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life wish you the happiest of holidays, and a new year filled with peace, love and joy.

Hugs and headbonks,

Kevin (meowmeowmans), Tracey, Moosey, Gracie and Zoe

December 21, 2013

Sisters Saturday (and Sunday)

Friendly, beautiful and adoptable sisters Bridget and Bjork are wishing for a home of their very own...

Sharing the cat tree
 Here's hoping Santa grants their wish...

December 17, 2013

A B-Day Shout Out To A Very Special Man!

Moosey, Gracie, Zoe and I would like to give a shout out to Kevin (aka Meowmeowmans) on this very special day ... his birthday!  On this day, MANY years ago (check out the candles on that!), the doctor swatted him on his bottom and welcomed him into this crazy world. :)  We are so very happy to celebrate it with him. And we're very blessed to have so many anipals - and animal-loving friends - to share in it.

So, try to treat yourselves today in honor of this tremendously kind, caring, and giving man's birthday.

We love you!

Tracey, Moosey, Gracie and Zoe

December 13, 2013

FURever Home Friday :)

Don't you just love the phrase, "home for the holidays?"  We certainly do, especially when it's used to talk about PAWS kitties.  You've probably guessed by now that it's time for another edition of FURever Home Friday!  And you're sure to recognize some of our recent adoptees, since many of them have been featured here before.  So, without further ado, let's get this holiday party started! :)

Do you remember sweet brother and sister Rusty and Patches II?

They've found a forever home - together!

What about handsome, loveable Solomon?

Adopted and adored!

How about Archie and Tug - the gentle FIV+ mancats who met at the shelter and quickly became best friends?

Well, they're now going to be best friends FOREVER, because they've been adopted together.

What about beautiful Ella?


And what about playful and inseparable orange tabby brothers Lenny and Tony?

 Adopted together!

Check out the complete (so far!) list of kitties who've found families of their very own just in time for the holidays:

Archie and Tug (together)
Baroness and Binx (together)
Countess and Jessica (together)
Ghost and Ghoul (together)
Rusty and Patches II (together!)
Tony and Lenny (together)
Wee Willie Winkie

Goodbye, sweet friends!  We'll love and remember you always.  ConCATulations to you and your new forever families. :)

Happy FURever Friday, everybody!  Have a great weekend!

December 11, 2013

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Snickers

This is our beautiful and adoptable friend, Snickers.  Aren't her eyes amazing?

The adjustment to living at the shelter has been a tough one for Snickers, especially because she prefers to be an only kitty.  But with attention from her human friends (PAWS volunteers and staff), she's starting to feel a little more confident, and has begun coming out of her shell.  We're pretty sure she'd do great in a home of her very own.  Snickers is about 9 years old, spayed, and up-to-date on her vaccinations.  She has tested negative for FIV and FeLV.  Won't you consider giving this ladycat the forever home she so deserves?

December 8, 2013

A Special Event for Auntie Kathy

Our Auntie Kathy, with two of her foster kitties

We rarely stray from focusing on the cats of PAWS here at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life, but this post will be an exception.  Those of you who have been following our blog for a while probably remember when our beloved and amazing Auntie Kathy lost her battle with cancer on September 2, 2012.  You may also recall we mentioned that she was a passionate animal advocate, who along with her daughters (our cousins Mari and Alysa) fostered countless kittens over the years for the Seattle (WA) Animal Shelter.

There's a special event being held this month by the Seattle Animal Shelter in honor of Auntie Kathy.  Now though December 22nd, the shelter is waiving all adoption fees for foster care animals.  The free adoption package includes initial vaccinations, de-worming, FeLV testing, a certificate for a free health exam at a local vet, spaying/neutering, and microchipping.  When considering the shelter's normal adoption fee for a kitty is $150, this is an amazing event, indeed.  To read more about the promotion, and Auntie Kathy's legacy, check out the official news release issued by the Seattle Animal Shelter.

If you are in (or near to) the Seattle area, and are looking for a new best friend, please consider adopting a foster cat (or two, or three) from the Seattle Animal Shelter.  We have no doubt that Auntie Kathy is smiling in Heaven at the possibility of so many kitties finding their very own happily-ever-afters.

The Seattle Animal Shelter, located at 2061 15th Ave. W., is open Wednesday through Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The phone number is (206) 386-7387. Foster animals available for adoption can be viewed online at

December 5, 2013

500 Posts on Thankful Thursday

Wow … 500 blog posts.  It always sort of surprises us whenever we reach a “milestone number” blog post. That’s because when Tracey first started Animal Shelter Volunteer Life, we never dared to imagine that our little blog would ever have such staying power or any kind of influence. Nor could we know that we would make so many amazing, animal-loving friends from around the globe.

Thank you, everyone. We wouldn’t have made it to 500 without you. Your love, support and encouragement are incredible sources of strength and joy, and we are so blessed to have you sharing in our journey, and in the stories about the amazing cats who pass through the doors of PAWS. And in the adventures of some “graduates” of the shelter - including our very own Moosey, Gracie and Zoe, and Angel Sammy (who made his trip to the Rainbow Bridge earlier this year).

We're also abundantly grateful for animal advocates everywhere, and compassionate and caring places like PAWS, where animals can wait until they find their very own forever homes.

With love and thanks, and headbonks for all,

Kevin (meowmeowmans) and Tracey, Moosey, Gracie and Zoe, and all the PAWS cats

December 1, 2013

Sunny on Sunday

This is our adoptable friend Sunny. Even though this beautiful medium-haired ladycat is still pretty new to PAWS, she's already proven herself to be sweet, friendly and playful.  Sunny is about 5 years old, spayed, micro-chipped, and current on her vaccinations.  She's also tested negative for FIV and FeLV.

Have a SUNNY Sunday, everybody! :)