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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

A Cats Thanksgiving!

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Charlie and all of the PAWS of Coronado cats at the Coronado Animal Care Facility want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and to thank all of you for your support!

What they would really love to is be in a home for the Thanksgiving holiday and to perhaps get a treat of a piece of turkey ;-)

As a thank you from the Cat Adoption Team, if you mention you saw this post on our website, on Facebook or on Twitter we will waive the cat adoption fees. This “Thank You Campaign” is good through the end of November.

So come on down to the animal care facility and meet our amazing felines and see which ones are a good match for you and your family. We have felines of all ages, colors and personalities – we know there is a purrfect one for you!

If you are not ready to adopt but would like to give a cat a break from shelter living, we have a wonderful Cat Foster Program.

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.

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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.

Ollie: Foster Home Needed

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Ollie is a very special little guy with very special needs.  This gentleman was relinquished to the Coronado Animal Care Facility in October.  He is a seven year old male beagle mix and weighs just over eight pounds.  This little guy with a quiet and calm demeanor loves to take walks with his humans or just sit beside them and relax.  He is a great companion, already knowing his basic commands and ready to be your obedient best friend.  Little Ollie has been diagnosed with a #5 heart murmur, #6 being the worst.   He also has an enlarged heart, but he is on meds which should help his condition.

  According to an internal medicine veterinarian who has evaluated and treated him, Ollie should do well on his medication for an extended period of time  Right now, PAWS is looking for a foster home for Ollie where his family will be able to care for him and give him the best quality of life that he can expect. A quiet environment without small children would probably be best for Ollie.  In cases like this, PAWS covers all medial expenses.  Open up your home and your heart to this gentle little guy this holiday season and give him a chance to just be a dog for as long as he can.  He will be your trusted companion for the rest of his life.   The Coronado Animal Care Facility is open  between 9:00am and 4:00pm (except holidays) and is located at 1395 First Street at the south end of the Ferry Landing complex.  
If you are interested in fostering Ollie, you must first complete a dog adoption application and meet with a PAWS of Coronado Dog Adoption Counselor. You may fill out the online dog adoption application at pawsofcoronado.org or contact dogadoptions@pawsofcoronado.org
Ollie’s Stats:

Male Beagle Mix,  7 years old , 8 pounds

Shots Up to Date,  Neutered,   Microchipped

Housebroken, Special Needs

Adoption Fee = $125.00

Ollie’s prognosis is that he should do well on his medication for an extended period of time

Ollie is a very special little guy with very special needs.  This gentleman was relinquished to the Coronado Animal Care Facility in October.  He is 7 years old male beagle mix and weighs just over 8 pounds.  This little gentleman with a quiet and calm demeanor loves to take walks with his humans or just sit beside them and relax.  He is a great companion, already knowing his basic commands and ready to be your obedient best friend.  Little Ollie has been diagnosed with a #5 heart murmur, #6 being the worst.   He also has an enlarged heart, but he is on meds which should help his condition.    Ollie’s prognosis although guarded,  is that he should do well on his medication for an extended period of time according to an internal medicine veterinarian who has evaluated and treated Ollie.  Right now, PAWS is looking for a “Forever Foster” home for Ollie where his family will be able to care for him and give him the best quality of life that he can expect. A quiet environment without small children would probably be best for Ollie.  In cases like this, PAWS covers all medial expenses.  Open up your home and your heart to this gentle little guy this holiday season and give him a chance to just be a dog for as long as he can.  He will be your trusted companion for the rest of his life.   The Coronado Animal Care Facility is open  between 9:00am and 4:00pm (except holidays) and is located at 1395 First Street at the south end of the Ferry Landing complex.  
If you are interested in an adoption  you must first complete a dog adoption application and meet with a PAWS of Coronado Dog Adoption Counselor. You may fill out the online dog adoption application at pawsofcoronado.org or contact dogadoptions@pawsofcoronado.org
Ollie’s Stats:

Male Beagle Mix,  7 years old , 8 pounds

Shots Up to Date,  Neutered,   Microchipped

Housebroken, Special Needs

Adoption Fee = $125.00

Right now, PAWS is looking for a “Forever Foster” home for Ollie where his family will be able to care for him and give him the best quality of life that he can expect. A quiet environment without small children would probably be best for Ollie.  In cases like this, PAWS covers all medial expenses.  Open up your home and your heart to this gentle little guy this holiday season and give him a chance to just be a dog for as long as he can.  He will be your trusted companion for the rest of his life.   The Coronado Animal Care Facility is open  between 9:00am and 4:00pm (except holidays) and is located at 1395 First Street at the south end of the Ferry Landing complex.  

If you are interested in an adoption  you must first complete a dog adoption application and meet with a PAWS of Coronado Dog Adoption Counselor. You may fill out the online dog adoption application at pawsofcoronado.org or contact dogadoptions@pawsofcoronado.org
Ollie’s Stats:

Male Beagle Mix,  7 years old , 8 pounds

Shots Up to Date,  Neutered,   Microchipped

Housebroken, Special Needs

Adoption Fee = $125.00

Fluffy: A Cat For Adoption

fluffy a blond tabby cat for adoption atop the file cabinet

Fluffy has been on quite an adventure! This 3 year old tabby cat was first found living outside Swaddee Thai Restaurant in Coronado, and in her search for a home she has been everywhere from Utah to Las Vegas. Now she’s back in Coronado and looking to find her permanent home. Could that home be with you?

A confident cat, Fluffy is very good at communicating her wants to the humans around her. She’s happy to follow you around and give her opinion on what you’re doing, though she’s equally happy taking a nice afternoon nap with her favorite human.

Playful and inquisitive, Fluffy is definitely a people-cat, so we’re looking to place her in an adoptive or long term foster home.

If you are interested in meeting Fluffy, you can call Bob at 619-840-9727 and set up a time to meet her. If you’d like to adopt Fluffy, you must first complete a Cat Adoption Application and meet with a PAWS of Coronado Cat Adoption Counselor. Cat Adoption Applications may be completed online. If you’re interested in fostering her, please complete the online Cat Foster Application.

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

 

Fluffy’s Stats

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