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By Katherine Spink, PAWS Staff

Every day we welcome members of the public through our shelter doors in Lynnwood and to PAWS Cat City in Seattle, and set about helping them find that special furry someone who’ll be the perfect fit for their family. There are dogs and cats of all ages, shapes and sizes, ready and waiting to find their forever homes.

But this isn’t the whole story. One thing that won’t be immediately obvious to our visitors on arrival is that there are many more prospective pet partners to meet than the ones directly in front of them. They just happen to be spending time off site with our wonderful foster parents, who provide crucial support to PAWS especially during the busy spring and summer months.

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Siamese mix Troy is one such cutie currently hanging out in foster care. A stray who was brought to PAWS back in May, he’s a handsome boy who’s happiest when he has a windowsill he can use to perch on, soak up the sun and do a little bird watching.

Troy isn’t much of a lap cuddler, but likes to hang out with his people and will lie in your arms in bed. He’s a fan of bonita flakes too so if you’re armed with those you’ll have a friend for life!

His current foster parents tell us Troy isn’t phased by their dog and we know he likes to play with other cats, so he’s a chilled out kitty in that respect. His ideal home would be somewhere peaceful with adults and older children, where he can escape for alone time when he needs it and enjoy grown up playtime when it’s on offer.

Follow Troy's foster photostream on Flickr.

Mastiff Georgie Porgie, one of the larger breeds of dog we rescue and rehome at PAWS, is another fabulous furry enjoying time in foster – stretching his legs while we search for his perfect match. He was also found as a stray and transferred to us from King County Animal Services in late June.

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There really isn’t a more fitting description for Georgie Porgie than ‘gentle giant’. Don't let his age fool you, he’s still got a mischievous spring in his step and early on in his time with us demonstrated a proficiency for unlocking gates!

Now he's settled into the relaxing foster lifestyle, he’s given escape artistry the heave-ho and just loves to snuggle and give kisses.

To help him stay cool during our beautifully hot Seattle summer, Georgie’s foster parents have been taking him to a nearby lake for playtime and discovered he loves the water!

He also really perks up when there are other pups around. Georgie is well behaved, fully house trained and has wonderful house and leash manners – in fact, what are you waiting for? He'd make the perfect PAWSwalk pup!

Next time you’re at PAWS looking for your new companion ask about the dogs and cats in foster care. Troy and Georgie Porgie are just two of many available to adopt right now. With them living off site, all we ask is that you call in advance if you're interested in meeting them. You can also pre-complete our adoption application form so you're one step ahead when you arrive at PAWS!

Interested in providing temporary foster care to animals in need? Find out more here.

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