By Katherine Spink, PAWS Staff
We’re scratching our heads over this week’s adorable adoptables – Jake and Soda Pop – who are still searching for their forever homes after several months in our care. As staff favorites, we can’t understand why they’re still waiting! Could their perfect pet parent be reading this?
Expert snuggler Jake is an eight year old Italian Greyhound mix, originally from Long Beach California. This perfectly petite little guy was found as a stray and transferred to PAWS in May.
Initially very nervous of his new surroundings, Jake has relaxed a lot in our care (we figure it must be due to copious cuddles and tasty treats!) and is ready to find his forever fur family.
If you’re the kind of person that likes to come home to a wagging tail and a LOT of attention, you need to meet Jake. He just LOVES to be with his people.
Watch his delight (and adorable bum wiggling!) when a volunteer comes to visit his kennel:
He’s also a social guy with four-legged friends, enjoying the company of mellow dogs his size.
Jake’s idea of a perfect day is low-key with lots of people time, so he’d do best in a quieter home with kids over the age of 8 years. If you’re looking for a lap dog, Jake’s definitely your man. When he’s out for a walk with you, he may even ask to be carried for the home stretch… another excuse for cuddles.
Next time you’re visiting our Companion Animal Shelter in Lynnwood, WA ask to meet Jake and get ready to feel BIG love from this small superstar!
Our kitty companion this week is Soda Pop, a beautiful orange tabby who arrived at PAWS in March. She was surrendered by her fur family due to a change of living arrangements following an incident of domestic violence.
Having been part of the family since she was a kitten and now 10 years old, the transition from home to shelter life was an emotional experience for Soda Pop, and it has taken time to adjust.
With the patience, affection and dedication of PAWS staff and volunteers, Soda Pop has blossomed into a talkative, friendly and affectionate character with lots of love to give.
She can seem shy at first and likes her own space (like everyone does now and again!), but with a little patience and gentle encouragement she’ll be your new best friend in no time.
Some of Soda Pop’s favorite things are chasing string toys, giving kisses while you pet her, and cat napping. She’s not such a fan of being brushed – she prefers to be in charge of her own grooming routine!
Soda Pop is still working on liking kids (she thinks they’re nice from far away) and is afraid of dogs. If you have a quiet and predictable adult-only home where Soda Pop can adjust at her own pace, she would love to meet you. Stop by PAWS in Lynnwood, WA and you might just be the one to get her kiss of approval.
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