By Katherine Spink, PAWS Staff
It’s always a happy day at PAWS when our dogs and cats head home with their forever families – eyes full of hope, energy and excitement. Sometimes, however, a thorough adoption process and the best intentions of their new guardians don’t always lead to a forever happy ending, and these beautiful companions end up back at PAWS.
This can happen within a few days or weeks but in some cases it can be several months or years down the line. This week’s Adorable Adoptables, Otto and Maggie, both found themselves back at PAWS after a change in circumstances meant their guardians could no longer give them the care they needed.
Otto is just over five years old. Originally adopted from PAWS as a youngster in 2010, he was returned to us in May this year because his companion was moving and couldn’t take him with her.
A super affectionate guy who loves to get cuddles, belly rubs and chin scratches from just about anybody, he’s been waiting patiently at PAWS for 106 days – and, as you’ll see when you watch this short video, it's hard to understand why!
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Otto loves attention, and isn't afraid to walk right up and let you know he needs some! Just remember to avoid the base of his tail with your grooming brush and you’ll be the best of friends. He appreciates an open hand so he can head butt away and, being a curious cat, would do great with a family that lets him explore every inch of his new home.
Toys are Otto’s hobby and he’s waiting to share that hobby with you – come by and say hello today at our Companion Animal Shelter in Lynnwood, WA.
Maggie is a 14 year old smooth-haired Dachshund and Beagle mix whose original pet parent found her as a stray and took her in 12 years ago. Their companionship sadly came to an end last September, when her guardian became homeless and took Maggie to Everett Animal Shelter (EAS).
Transferred from EAS to PAWS, Maggie was with us a matter of weeks before finding her next perfect match, but sadly came back in August this year – her guardian distraught at having to move to a dog free apartment after losing their job.
Maggie has a whole host of wonderful qualities that make her a great family dog. She’s been described as friendly, gentle, affectionate, easy going and quiet by PAWs staff and foster caregivers.
She’s lived with men, women and children, and is fully housetrained. In terms of other furries, cats are a deal breaker but other dogs are just fine!
If this description ticks lots of boxes for you and your family, maybe you’ll be the one to make Maggie’s twilight years her happiest yet. Come and meet her at our shelter in Lynnwood, WA today.
Meet all our current companions patiently waiting for forever homes.
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