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Cat Adoption: A Dream Come True!

foxy a paws of coronado tortie cat for adoption is a cutie!

raven a black cat for adoption from paws of coronado has lovely eyes


Some friendships can last a lifetime! Foxy and Raven came to the ACF with very different stories and backgrounds, but their friendship touched the hearts of the staff and volunteers. Patient and friendly Raven quickly bonded Foxy, a lone kitten unsure of how to navigate the worlds of felines or people, and taught her while being her closest friend!

As both cats blossomed into perfectly mannered sweethearts, we all held our breath to see if they would be separated and hoping they wouldn’t be… and all our dreams came true! Their new mom came in looking for two cats to adopt together and after hearing their story, she thought they sounded like a wonderful match.

Both girls were eager to head home, jumping into the carriers and heading out on their new adventure, together!

Chanel a Cat for Adoption

chanel a lovely torbie cat for adoption from paws of coronado


Happy to make your acquaintance! Chanel loves to greet everyone who enters her cat room and is looking to get to know people in hopes of finding her new family. This super friendly cat will rub against you, follow you around, even stand up on her hind legs if she knows pets are just out of reach.

Relinquished by her owner, Chanel is used to living in a home and while she’s adjusted to living in the shelter with remarkable aplomb, it’s clear she would prefer a home of her own. She’d like it best if she could be the sole cat in her household, since she likes humans much better than other cats.

You can meet Chanel at the Coronado Animal Care Facility any day between 9:00am and 4:00pm (except major holidays). The Coronado Animal Care Facility is located at 1395 First Street at the south end of the Ferry Landing complex.

If you are interested in adopting Chanel, you must first complete a Cat AdoptionApplication and meet with a PAWS of Coronado Cat Adoption Counselor. Cat adoptionapplications are available at the facility or you may complete the Online Cat AdoptionApplication.

If you have any questions, please contact Cat Adoptions online or call Bob at 619-840-9727.


Chanel’s Stats

Female Cat, 3 Years old, DSH, Tortoiseshell, Shots Up To Date, Spayed, Microchipped, Tested for FELV, FIV & Parasites, Adoption Fee = $50.00

Zing! Went the strings of my heart

zinger a senior cat for adoption is a happy cat

Zinger in her foster home

It did take some time, but that is the way Zinger’s foster mom and resident cat now feel about this lovely girl.

Zinger was approximately 12 years old when she was abandoned in Tidelands Park. After being enrolled in the PAWS Lifetime Care Program, Zinger went to live in a foster home with her human mom and resident cat Chloe. It wasn’t love at first sight as you can see from the initial report from her foster mom after one month:

“Zinger has yet to embrace Chloe as a housemate, but things are getting better slowly. I kept the girls in separate rooms for the most part in the beginning, and we’ve branched out to staying as apart or as close as Zinger will tolerate on their own.

Zinger is a good little cat, and she’s got a bit of “catitude”! As you know, she’s beautiful, and has a lovely, serene, laid back demeanor. She’s not a scaredy cat, and stands her own ground when Chloe comes near. The hissing and growling have lessened into just a fierce meow. I’m sure with time Zinger will finally let Chloe close to her. They can have a peaceful co-existence under the bed on opposite ends, on the couch or in the same room, just as long as Chloe (who wants to play with and love her) doesn’t approach her.”

Not to be discouraged, Zinger’s foster mom and Chloe gave her the space, love and support she needed to recover from losing her former family and home and helped her to adjust to her new life.

Zinger has been with her foster family for just over a year now and everyone is doing great according to her mom’s recent update:

“Zinger has blossomed into such a loving, loyal and sweet girl! She and Chloe have become friends, and they both sleep on the bed with me – often times touching each other. Zinger has come a long way from her initial behavior toward Chloe when she didn’t want anything to do with her and would growl at her presence, sometimes hissing. Now the two are sweet together – they kiss each other, Zinger grooms her on occasion, they rally together to get their breakfast or dinner serve and they eat together. I would say Zinger has settled in here as nicely as possible, and is enjoying her life with Chloe and me. She seems to really love her home!

She’s become much more loving toward me as well. She tends to hang out in the same room I’m in now and wants to sleep on the bed with me. I have treated her with nothing but love and positive reinforcement and have let her find her sweet self on her own terms.”

We are all so happy for Zinger and her foster family. Our Lifetime Care foster parents are a true blessing, giving a pet the chance to live out their lives in a loving home.

And as you may gleam from Zinger’s foster mom, it is a very rewarding experience for the foster family.

There are times when we are looking for a foster family for an adult cat – usually a senior or special needs cat. If you would be interested in opening your heart and home to a foster cat, please let us know. You can contact the Cat Adoption Team online or by calling Bob at 619-840-9727.

Reilly has been Adopted!



Shy little Reilly went to his forever home this past week. One of our new dog walkers took him for a walk and loved his calm demeanor. She and her family recently lost their beloved 15 year old Min Pin. Although “not ready” for a new addition to their family, the dog walker told them about Reilly and how it seemed like maybe they were meant to adopt this dog.  After meeting Reilly, the feeling was unanimous and home he went.

Reilly is doing well in his new home although he’s still a little shy and cautious. His new family lives in my building so I’m able to visit him. On my first visit, Reilly came running into my arms and covered me with kisses.  He won’t be shy for long!  Reilly will have a warm loving home while  helping this family recover from the loss of their long time companion.

Author: Karen Dwinell
Photographer: Kim Johnson



4th annual pet parade and chili cookoff benefits paws of coronado

Sunday, September 27, 2015, dawned sunny and bright…the perfect day for the 4th Annual Coronado Pet Parade & Chili Cook-off, brought to Coronado by Caroline Haines and sponsored by the Coronado Real Estate Association.  All money raised at the event is generously donated by CREA to PAWS of Coronado to help in its mission of finding forever homes for our community’s lost, stray and relinquished animals.

The hustle and bustle started early at Promenade Park, with vendors setting up their tents, chili chefs putting final touches to their recipes, the DJ testing his music, and the show ring being laid out on the beautiful grassy lawn next to the sparkling bay.  By the time the first contestants arrived at 11:30, the entire setting looked splendid.

The parade categories this year were many and varied.  All of the entrants were winners but those who took home the coveted trophies were the best ever.

Most Handsome Male:  Seamus!

Most handsome male, Seamus, with his owner Megan Stanley

Most handsome male, Seamus, with his owner Megan Stanley

This is a first…Prettiest Female went to Snowflake, the parakeet!



Most Gorgeous Senior Pet:

1st Place:  Buddy (Yellow Lab shown by Judy Steinfeldt)
2nd Place: Rilly (Cairn Terrier shown by Kathleen Petryshyu)
3rd Place: Juno (English Springer shown by Lisa Bohlken)

Best Costumes 1st, 2nd and 3rd… all in red!

1st Place:  Kiara (Maltese Toy shown by Mar Kindelan – center)
2nd Place:  Tomas the Pope (Yorkie shown by Christine Farje – right)
3rd Place:  Sir Ruffles (Schnoodle shown by Jan Savage – left)


Most Beautiful Rescue Pet:  PAWS’ own Stevie Wonder took home this honor and Karen Dwinell couldn’t have been more proud.

Stevie, a PAWS rescue, with owner Chris Henry and Karen Dwinell

Stevie, a PAWS rescue, with owner Chris Henry and Karen Dwinell

Taking home highest honors for the best chili was Ascent Realty after a close race with their serious competitors.  The judges took 20 minutes to decide!  Now, that’s a group of chili pros.

One mighty “PAWS UP” goes to Caroline Haines, CREA, each of the vendors, all of the judges, a great batch of chefs, the dozens of volunteers working the event and the hundreds of pet lovers who attended,  all of whom gave so much of their time and energy to make the lives of Coronado’s orphaned animals very much brighter.

Pet Parade Contest results courtesy of eCoronado.







paws of coronado yappy hour an extra special happy hour

Beginning at 5:00 p.m., this Wednesday, McP’s Irish Pub (1107 Orange Avenue) will host our monthly PAWS Yappy Hour on the PADDY-O . Complimentary chips and salsa will accompany happy hour prices from 5-6 p.m. and McP’s will donate 10% of every bar and restaurant tab rung up between 5-7 p.m. directly to PAWS’ effort to find forever homes for Coronado’s lost, stray and relinquished animals. A big “THANK YOU” goes to the entire McP’s family and staff for their commitment to our animals!

So leash up your polite canines and felines, have a drink and a little something to eat off the fabulous McP’s menu, catch up with your PAWS friends and enjoy some fabulous pet and people watching.  Just look for the big yellow banner and a bunch of fun going on. We hope to see you there!