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Vanilla a Cat for Adoption

vanilla a young cat for adoption loves catnip

As pretty as the orchid flower from which her namesake is extracted, Vanilla is a delightful new addition to the Coronado Animal Care Facility cat community room. After being brought in by a new military housing resident who found her, Vanilla is initially a bit shy but living with the other cats is teaching her confidence. Squint, one of our black cats for adoption, has particularly taken this petite girl under his wing and she has been growing more bold by the day.

Vanilla loves treats of all kinds and has a special fondness for catnip. Playing with catnip toys makes her forget to be shy at all. Getting settled in a permanent home where she can be loved and spoiled as she deserves is surely the key to turning her into a completely confident kitty.

Come down and meet Vanilla at the Coronado Animal Care Facility any day between 9:00am and 4:00pm (except 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 Vanilla, you must first complete a Cat Adoption Application and meet with a PAWS of Coronado Cat Adoption Counselor. Cat adoption applications are available at the facility or Cat Adoption Applications may be completed online.

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

Vanilla’s Stats

Female Cat, 1 Year Old, DSH, Buff Tabby/Siamese Blend, Shots Up To Date, Spayed, Microchipped, Tested for FELV, FIV & Parasites, Adoption Fee = $50.00

Goose & Maverick Have Found a Home

Goose a black cat adopted from PAWS of CoronadoMaverick a black cat adopted from PAWS of Coronado

 

Two of the Equipment Yard Litter, Goose and Maverick got off to a rough start in life, but there’s a happy ending to their story. The brothers got adopted together and are headed to a happy home that they are sure to love.

Their new dad saw a PAWS of Coronado flyer while golfing and came in to meet the cats. Goose, the more outgoing of the siblings, won him over right away with his friendly demeanor, and when Maverick came out as well, Dad knew he had to adopt these two together.

Some cats that come through PAWS end up touching a lot of the staff and volunteer’s lives. Goose and Maverick are two of these cats. We all were rooting for them to find a home and now that they have, we know they have a wonderful life ahead of them. It’s with some very happy hearts that we bid these boys goodbye!

Katie a Calico Cat for Adoption

katie a calico cat for adoption is looking for love

If you’ve come into the ACF recently, you may have met Katie, one of our newest lobby cats. Katie was relinquished to PAWS when her owner moved to a new home that didn’t allow pets. She’s adjusted well to the change, but she misses having a home and a family of her own.

Katie is a sweet, affectionate girl who greets everyone who comes in to the ACF. She’s a proper lady, gentle and calm, which makes her a good suit for anyone looking for a cat to be a warm, happy companion. She especially appreciates anyone willing to stroke her soft fur coat, which always gets a purr.

She makes friends easily with all the volunteers and visitors, so if you give her a chance, we’re sure she’ll win you over. Come in and meet Katie at the Coronado Animal Care Facility any day between 9:00am and 4:00pm (except 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 Katie, you must first complete a Cat Adoption Application and meet with a PAWS of Coronado Cat Adoption Counselor. Cat Adoption Applications are available at the facility or may be completed online.

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

Katie’s Stats

Female Cat, 7 Years Old, DLH, Calico, Shots Up To Date, Spayed, Microchipped, Tested for FELV, FIV & Parasites, Adoption Fee = $50.00

 

TC and Diego: BFFF (Best Feline Friends Forever)

tc a buff tabby cat for adoption relaxing

diego a teen cat for adoption is handsome

Did you know that cats can have best friends? TC and Diego did! Although they are not related, ever since they met each other in the ACF’s front room, these two kittens have become as thick as thieves, but much more cute. They run, they wrestle, they snuggle: if it can be done in pairs, these two want to do it together!

TC came to the ACF with his two sisters. Shy at first, spending time with the outgoing Diego has taught TC confidence. Now he’ll greet visitors with a deep purr and will ask for cuddles and attention. He loves to flop over on his side next to friends and receive a good rub on his sides and stomach or a nice scratch around the ears.

Diego had an exciting start – he was thrown out of a moving car! But never one to let a little setback get him down, this energetic fellow walked away unscathed and ready to charm everyone he met. A bundle of fun, Diego is always up for play and without a partner, he was a bit at a loss until he met TC. Now he always has a friend to join him either in a good game of chase or a nap in the warm sun.

These two boys bring out the best in each other and would do well as a bonded pair that sticks together through life.

You can meet these BFFFs at the Coronado Animal Care Facility any day between 9:00am and 4:00pm (except 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, you must first complete a Cat Adoption Application and meet with a PAWS of Coronado Cat Adoption Counselor. Cat adoption applications are available at the facility or Cat Adoption Applications may be completed online. If you have any questions, please contact the Cat Adoption Team online or call Bob at 619-840-9727.

TC’s Stats

Male Cat, 8 Months Old, DLH, Buff Tabby, Shots Up To Date, Neutered, Microchipped, Tested for FELV, FIV & Parasites, Adoption Fee = $50.00

Diego’s Stats

Male Cat, 7 Months Old, DMH, Orange and White, Shots Up To Date, Neutered, Microchipped, Tested for FELV, FIV & Parasites, Adoption Fee = $50.00

Introducing Yourself to Cats

charlie a dilute calico cat for adoption is waiting to meet you!

While some cats run up to friend and stranger alike as soon as you enter the room, many are a bit reserved with someone they haven’t met before. Here are some tips on how to gain a cat’s approval when you first meet them.

1. Pay Attention to Your Movements

You are a lot bigger than the cat you are trying to meet, which can easily translate into appearing intimidating! Avoid leaning over the cat or cornering him by trying to imagine how you appear from his perspective. Instead of coming at him head on, you can position yourself on his side and get down on his level. Present a couple fingers for him to inspect. When he’s done sniffing you, you can pet at his ears or chin, which most cats really enjoy. If he takes the opportunity to rub up against your fingers, he’s directing you to where he wants to be petted!

2. Don’t Chase or Grab

If a cat you want to meet hurries off from you, it can be tempting to follow her to try to reintroduce yourself. Unfortunately, this might scare her, so give her some time. She may circle back to you on her own. If she doesn’t, waiting a little to go after her will avoid making her feel overly pursued. In the same vein, you may want to try to pick up a cat or pull her into your lap, but this can be quite a scary experience from her perspective. Instead, try to coax her to come to you by patting your lap or an area near you.

3. Pet Other Cats

It can be tempting if you are interested in meeting a specific cat to ignore any others that are around. However, if the cat you want to meet is a little unsure, the more outgoing cats can be your biggest allies! Focusing on them for a bit can let the cat you are interested in see that you like to give out pets and gives him time to covertly scope you out. You may turn around from petting another cat to find that he’s decided that it is his turn now.

4. Staring Is Rude

If you’ve ever had someone you don’t know stare at you too intently from across a room, you know that the experience is unnerving. Cats feel the same way! Looking is fine, but if you find yourself making too much eye contact with a cat, blink and look away to signal that you don’t want to intimidate her.

5. Notice Who’s Sleeping

Nobody wants to jump into socializing seconds after they wake up, and that includes cats. Even the most outgoing cat in the world need a minute or two to transition from sleeping to fully awake. If you notice a cat is asleep or was just asleep, give him a little time to wake up and stretch it out. For a sleeping cat, you can softly scratch at his ears and neck, keeping slow and quiet, to help ease him into waking up.

Most of all, let the cat lead you! Cats are very good at signaling that they want attention, so if they press against you, especially your hands, they are letting you know you have the green light to pet away.

The Health Benefits of Walking Your Dog

Surprisingly, not everyone walks their dogs. Pet360, a website for pet parenting advice, did a study on 4,000 dog owners to see how many of them actually walked their dog. They found out that only half of the owners actually gave their dog a walk once a day. 33% of the respondents said they hardly ever take their dogs for a walk and only let them out to relive themselves. Dog walking is extremely beneficial to you and your pup in so many different ways.

One of the benefits it gives your dog is less behavioral problems. Dogs chew, bite, bark, dig, and scratch when they’re bored. They need to be constantly entertained. Walking them provides this entertainment. Also, if you take them on a nighttime stroll, it relives the built up energy they have so they can be sound asleep when it’s time to go to bed reducing late night activities that would otherwise keep you awake.

Another benefit is it lowers the risk of your dog becoming overweight. If your dog is overweight, it can lead to a lot of health problems such as heart disease, sugar diabetes, and decreased liver function. Walking your dog helps regulate their weight by burning calories and aiding their digestive system so they don’t get constipated and have intestinal problems. In addition, it keeps the dog fit and agile so they can lead a long and healthy life.

dog walking

Lastly, walking your dog engages their mind. When they are outside walking it lets them go back to their primal self. They can hunt, chase squirrels, smell out other dogs, and do whatever they want. When they’re stuck at home they just sleep. Dogs that stay at home all day have reduced brain activity and mental stimulation.

While walking your dog can be beneficial, it also provides health benefits for you such as, reduced stress, decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, and regulation of your weight.

We all have stress in our lives, but it’s how we handle it is what actually matters. One of the ways you can cope is by walking. A study made in the United Kingdom found that walking through green areas can actually put your brain into a meditative state causing you to relax. This is called “involuntary attention” meaning it holds your attention while allowing for reflection and meditation.

Next, walking can actually decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is caused by lack of exercise, smoking, obesity and more. It may not seem much, but by walking thirty minutes a day five days a week, you have a 50% less chance of developing the disease. So why not get out and walk and do yourself a favor?

Lastly, just like for your pup, walking provides weight regulation. You’re burning calories and getting your blood moving. Did you know the average person will burn 100 calories just by walking one mile? Also, walking 150 minutes per week can help you loose 7% of your weight. If you’re not trying to loose weight, walking can also strengthen your heart, help you tone your muscles, and put you into better shape.

Since you now know all of the benefits you and your dog will get just by walking for at least thirty minutes a day, go out and do it! You’ll feel a lot better than if you didn’t.