July 29, 2015

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Chappy and Skipper

Brothers Chappy and Skipper are handsome gentle giants (who are on special diets at the shelter, to help them be "a little less giant," if you catch our drift). Their sweet personalities and easygoing natures have already made them favorites among the staff and volunteers at PAWS.
Chappy and Skipper must be adopted together. They are about 8 years old, neutered, microchipped, and current on their vaccinations. They are negative for FIV and FeLV.  If you're looking to fill your home with love, Chappy and Skipper are the purr-fect mancats for you ... they have it to give in abundance. Come meet them today!

July 26, 2015

Easy Like Selfie Sunday - Cookie and Olga

It's Sunday, and around here, that means it's time for two of our favorite fun ways to showcase the PAWS cats. First up is our entry for the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by our dear pals at The Cat On My Head. This week's selfie was taken by our adoptable new, sweet-as-pie friend, Cookie. Isn't she beautiful?

Of course, Sundays are also purrfect for taking it easy. And as you can see, gentle, adorable and adoptable Olga has claimed herself an excellent easy spot on the Room 7 ESS. :)

Happy Sunday, everybuddy!

July 21, 2015

A Lap Cat Emerges, and a Special Day :)

This is our beautiful and much-loved friend, Sioux. She's always been a sweet kitty, but had always been a little leery of the humans at the shelter.

Well, there's not much that makes us happier than when a timid cat "turns a corner," and begins to learn that she is safe and loved.  It's pretty obvious that Sioux has started turning that corner.  Check her out last weekend, when she decided that Tracey's lap looked very inviting:

And here she is, getting mighty comfortable in one of the wall-mounted cat cups (sorry the picture is so fuzzy; she started moving as I took the picture with my cell phone camera):

Sioux is about 3.5 years old, spayed, micro-chipped and current on her vaccinations. She is negative for FIV and FeLV. And as you can see, she's ready to give and receive love from whoever is lucky enough to adopt her. Won't you consider being her forever best friend?
As for that special day we referenced in the title ... today, July 21st, is our Angel Sammy's Gotcha Day at the Rainbow Bridge.

Happy Gotcha Day, Dootie!

We love and miss you every day, and bet they're having a big ol' party there to celebrate the special day that you came to live with us, filling our house with love and laughter. :)

Love from Mom Tracey, Dad Kevin (meowmeowmans), Moosey, Gracie and Zoe 

July 19, 2015

Easy Like Selfie Sunday :)

Happy Sunday, everybuddy! As we often do, we're taking part today in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by our awesome pals at The Cat on My Head blog. Today, the selfie honors here go to 3 year-old adoptable PAWS kitty Morticia. Besides taking a pretty good selfie (and having really cool markings), she likes lounging, and playing when the mood strikes.

As for the Easy Sunday part of today's post, check out handsome, friendly and adoptable brothers Sparky and Shadow, catching some rays in their room's window hammock. We're always amazed at how much weight those things can hold ... the brothers are not exactly small cats. :) 

July 17, 2015

Floofy Friend Friday - Mossy

Our adoptable friend Mossy is sweet, soft and beautiful. And get a load of those big bright eyes, and that round little face. Isn't she adorable?

Sadly, Mossy and her housemate, Camo, ended up at PAWS after their human passed away. They adjusted surprisingly well to being at the shelter, and we were all interested to see that the two kitties weren't actually very attached to each other. In a way, this was a real blessing, since it meant that they did not HAVE to be adopted as a pair. Camo recently found her new forever home, and now it's Miss Mossy's turn to find her own happily ever after. 

Mossy loves her human friends, enjoys being brushed and pet, and tolerates most other cats. She is about 5 years old, spayed, micro-chipped, and current on her vaccinations. She has tested negative for FIV and FeLV. Come meet this floofy girl today, and fall in love forever! :)

July 14, 2015

Opt to Adopt Charlotte!

Beautiful Charlotte and her 5 kittens were found as strays on the streets of Norwalk, Connecticut.

The nice lady who found them already had cats of her own (and a new human baby, too), so she was unable to take in the little feline family. She DID begin feeding them, though, and even rigged her basement so that the Charlotte and her babies could come in for shelter from the elements.

Charlotte soon showed herself to be friendly and sweet, even exposing her belly to the lady for post-dinner rubs. As much as she loved Charlotte, the lady knew that this was not a situation she could maintain. She also realized that Charlotte could get pregnant again. And that non-fixed kittens beget more kittens. So she called PAWS, whose volunteers quickly scooped up Charlotte and her babies. 

All of Charlotte's kittens have been adopted, and now it's this lovely ladycat's turn to find HER happily ever after. She's still a little shy after living on the streets, BUT as she has gotten more comfortable with the volunteers, she's been showing us that sweet, belly-rub-seeking side more and more. She loves being brushed and pet, and will do wonderfully in a home where she is allowed the time, love and understanding she needs to blossom as we know she will.

Gentle Charlotte is about 2 years old, spayed, micro-chipped and up to date on her vaccinations. She has tested negative for FIV and FeLV. Won't you open your heart and home to let Charlotte know there is a better life than the one she once knew?


July 10, 2015

FURever Home Friday!

Fridays are always a favorite around here, but some of them are even better than others. And today is one of those "better than the rest" Fridays. That's right ... it's time for the latest edition of FURever Home Friday, our periodic post about the PAWS cats who've found their happily ever afters.  So without further ado ... let's start the show!

Everybody's buddy, Oreo, finally found his forever loving family after two years. In a recent post, we noted that we "were at a serious loss to explain why this awesome guy (was) still waiting to be adopted." Apparently, he was just waiting for the right family to come along (see "Happy Tails," below). :)

Do you remember Itty, the sweet kitty with the heart on his chest? He got adopted, too!

And so did handsome brothers, Chip and Dale! :)

The shelter has had a pretty good run of adoptions lately.  Here's the list (in alphabetical order) of all the kitties who've been adopted since our most recent FURever Friday update:

Camo, Captain America, Charlie and Darla (together), Cheetara, Chilaca, Chip and Dale (together), Diana, Gisla, Halle, Hawkeye, Itty, Jalapeno, Jerome, Kange, Lotus and Habanero (together), Luna and Angelina (together), Maddox, Moe, Natasha, Nitro and Bugati (together), Oreo, Panthro, Phillip, Ragnar, Rolo and Lagertha (together), Serrano, Shiloh, Smokey, Turbo, Tygra, Whitney and Beyonce (together), and Zahara

Congratulations and love to all the graduates and their new families!

Some Happy Tails (Tales) :)

 "Charlie and Darla are both doing great. It didn't take them long to warm up to us or the house and only a few days to become best friends with each other."

"Oreo has been a wonderful addition to our family. He is sweet, fun, and loving. Oreo was patient and kind when showing our 12 year old tabby, Diego, he is here for friendship... and it worked! Oreo is one cool cat. Thank you PAWS for all your care and love for Oreo and for bringing us together."

"Matzoh is doing great! She is a perfect fit and Dexter is so happy to have a little sister."

Have a great weekend, everyone!

July 7, 2015

Tabby Tuesday - Opt to Adopt Prince!

Handsome Prince is an all-around nice guy!
At about 10.5 years old, Prince is well past all that kitten craziness (read: you won't have to worry about him climbing the curtains or squeezing under the fridge), but he still has plenty of living to do and lots of love to give.
He enjoys being pet and brushed, relaxing with his human friends, and playing (when the mood strikes). He also gets along with other cats -- especially mellow ones who subscribe to the belief that every kitty needs some purr-sonal space now and then. :)
Prince is neutered, micro-chipped, and current on his vaccinations. He *does* eat a special diet to help maintain his urinary tract health, but is otherwise fine. He has tested negative for FIV and FeLV. Won't you give this awesome dude the happily ever after he so deserves? Come meet Prince at PAWS today! :)

July 4, 2015

Happy Independence Day! :)

Bottom row: Pumpkin, Zoe, Gracie, Moosey, Swizzle and Spotty; Top row: Frijole, Merritt, Sir Nigel Purrsworth, Morticia and Bella

Happy Independence Day from all of us at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life!

Hugs and headbonks,

Moosey, Gracie and Zoe, Mom and Dad, and the PAWS cats*

(* including those pictured above with Zoe, Gracie and Moosey)

July 1, 2015

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Paolo :)

Hi, everybuddy! This is our new friend, Paolo.

He's gentle, friendly, and super affectionate.

And as you can see from these pictures, he's also devastatingly handsome. :)

Paolo is about five years old, neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on all of his vaccinations. He has tested negative for FIV and FeLV.  Now all he needs for his own happily ever after is a new best friend. Could that be you? :)