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Pennies for PAWS Off and Running


Our Pennies for PAWS campaign kicked off on April 10th and so far we have collected over $500.00! Throughout Coronado, donation dog houses with the bright yellow PAWS logo can be found on counters in Island Cleaners, Coronado Shoe Repair, Coronado Golf Course, Pacific Western Bank, Boney’s, Coronado Hardware, Tartine’s, Coldwell Banker, Lee Mather Co Realtors, Crown Cleaners, Villa Nueva Restaurant, Rite Aid, Be Polish, Kidology, Pollyanna’s, and the Coronado Senior Center. IB Pet Hospital is also getting into the action by sending us contributions from their clients.

Recently in Ms. Libby Patrick’s first grade class at Village Elementary School, Caroline Haines, the coordinator for the campaign, had the opportunity to answer questions from the kids about the Coronado Animal Care Facility (ACF) and the work that PAWS does there. That’s Caroline in the center of the photo, with the proud new contributors all around her. Look for the Pennies for PAWS donation dog houses around town and join in the fun. Your pennies (and larger denominations) will add up to medical care and adoption placement for Coronado’s lost, stray and relinquished animals.

Pickles and Pounce: Two Cats for Adoption

pickles a handsome gray cat for adoption from paws of coronado green eyespounce a gray cat for adoption has lovely eyes


Pickles and Pounce are the sweetest of siblings! This brother and sister duo were originally adopted from PAWS in 2012, but when their family moved to housing that doesn’t allow pets, these two came back to the Animal Care Facility. Pickles came in first and was originally quite overwhelmed, but when he was joined by his sister Pounce he became overjoyed instead!

Pounce is a bit more confident than her brother, leading the way in greeting visitors and asking for pets. Pickles warms up once he sees his sister has given new people the all clear and then is more than happy to snuggle and play. Both cats are still fairly young, so they love to bat around balls or chase a wand toy.

They adore each other, spending most of their time cuddling, grooming each other or playing together, and so would prefer to be adopted together. These two cats would be the perfect addition to any family looking for warm hearts and love.

You can meet Pickles and Pounce 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 Pickles and Pounce, 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.


Pickle’s Stats

Male Cat, 3 Years Old, DMH, Grey, Shots Up To Date, Neutered, Microchipped, Tested for FELV, FIV & Parasites, Adoption Fee = $50.00

Pounce’s Stats

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

Logan has been adopted!


Logan was adopted this afternoon. He came to us after he was found running on the San Diego/Coronado Bridge.  He was very matted and had hundreds of foxtails imbedded in his coat.  He was an adorable mess. The staff worked hard to clean him up and Carrie clipped away the mats.  He was so patient.  I think he was grateful.

A couple came in and saw Logan in the yard.  Since he was still in quarantine, they were not able to interact with him.  They knew when they saw him they wanted to adopt him.  He needed to be neutered and made current on his vaccines and rabies.  As soon as this was done, they came again to see him in the yard.  He looked so funny running around the yard in his e-collar, however, their dog Max didn’t know what to make of this dog with a plastic cone around his head!

Many of our dog walkers saw Logan in the yard. He never got a walk and never made it to the website. We are pleased to say that Logan is in a very loving home.

Author: Karen Dwinell
Photo: Kim Johnson

PAWS Pet of the Week: August


In August Company

Sweet August and her sister Colette were found as strays in an alley behind Orange Ave. They have been living with a foster family to work on their social skills with humans.

·      Although still a little shy at first, August warms up quickly to new human friends and loves a good petting session.

·      August will reward you for your efforts with a beautiful steady purr.

·      August also loves to play and loves treats, and will offer up head butts (and more purring!) for either.

·      August would do best in a quieter home, and she would love a feline sibling.


August’s Stats: Female Cat, 1 year old, DSH, Brown Tabby Torbie, Shots Up To Date, Spayed, Microchipped, Tested for FELV, FIV & Parasites, Adoption Fee = $50.00

Are you and your feline looking for a loving companion to join your family? Contact the PAWS adoption team today to meet August! You can contact the cat adoption team through the PAWS website ( or call Bob at 619-840-9727. And please check out August’s full profile at


By Katie Michelmore

Cookie, a Jack Russell Terrier for Adoption








Meet Cookie, our new arrival at the Coronado Animal Care Facility.  Ms. Cookie came to us as a stray but is now getting lots of TLC from the staff and volunteers.  She is a small Jack Russell Terrier who is about two years old, weighing just 10 pounds.  Cookie has a heart murmur that is a birth defect and is being treated by a PAWS veterinary heart specialist. Soon she will have surgery to repair the connection between her pulmonary artery and aorta, but should be on the mend shortly​ after this procedure.
Despite her condition, she has earned the nickname of “Firecracker” because she loves to always be on the move.  A walk with her is an exploratory experience as she checks out every bit of her surroundings and people that she may encounter on the way!  She is definitely a people pup who loves all of the attention that she can get. Cookie is always ready to offer lots of kisses as she enthusiastically greets you.
This girl has beautiful coloring and a fun spirit to her personality.  Right now, a home with a calmer environment would suit her just fine as she recovers from her surgery.  Come meet Cookie soon and see what joy she will bring into your household.
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 or contact
Cookie’s Stats:
Female Jack Russell Terrier
2 years old, 10 pounds
Shots Up to Date, Spayed, Microchipped
Adoption Fee $125
Author: Janice Szumowski
Photos: Kim Johnson

Max and Starboard have been adopted!

max a terrier dog for adoption from paws of coronado


starboard a puggle dog for adoption at paws of coronado


Max and Starboard have found a home together. A couple and their
mother-in-law came in to meet Starboard and saw he had a roommate…
Max. They loved the energy between these two pals and applied to adopt
them both! They have two other dogs. Jake and Sammy came in for a
meet and greet and after some initial chatter among the four dogs, it
went well. Sammy is quite elderly and the family wanted another dog(s)
as a companion for Jake. They have a big yard in which to romp and
play. Last word was they were doing great together. We hope there are
not too many fire engines in their neighborhood. Starboard loves to
howl at them when they pass.

Author: Karen D.
Photos: Kim J.