Our first week at our new home at 123 John St. in Camden is over, and we can honestly say it was a great success! There were several wonderful adoptions, we found some new volunteers and we still have many visitors checking out our new digs! If you haven’t been able to visit, we hope to see you soon. We’re all happy for all our residents who found a new home last week, and we still have some amazing pets waiting for theirs!

Darling Xandra is still a kitten at 5 months old, and we usually don’t post our kittens. It’s not that we don’t love them — who could resist one of those little fur balls? The fact is that these kits are often adopted before they make it to our website, Facebook or the newspaper. In Xandra’s case, it might take a little bit longer. Xandra came in with her brother, Xander. Two little cats born in the wild, they were scared of everything that went on around them. They were separated while they waited for their spay and neuter appointments. Imagine being afraid of the whole wide world when the only thing you trust, your brother, is taken away from you? Much to our surprise, Xander slowly started to let people come up to him and pick him up, and it wasn’t long before he found his perfect home. Xandra is a little bit more reserved than her brother and still has a hard time trusting people. She may never be a lap cat, but she adores other cats! She loves to play with the smaller kittens and isn’t at all afraid of the older cats. If you’re looking to give your own kitty a feline friend because he or she’s bored, Xandra would be a great addition. Or if you’re looking to get rid of those little critters in your house, we think she’d make an excellent mouser. In the last few days, staff at PAWS have been hearing some purrs come out of her, so this young lady, who already came a long way, is making progress, and we think she’ll really blossom in a calm, loving home like yours.

Our sweet Zaiden came to P.A.W.S. as a stray. This very friendly gentleman seemed to have some issues, as he was easily drinking two bowls of water a day. After the vet diagnosed him with some kidney problems, we put him on a twice-a-day special wet-food diet and make sure he always has enough water, and by his next check-up his levels were already a lot better. Then the vet found some bad teeth and gave him a dental cleaning and extracted some teeth. Now his levels are even better and he’s ready to find a forever home where he can spend his senior years. The one thing we ask of his new family is to make sure he always has plenty of water to drink and wet food to eat, everything to keep those kidneys nice and healthy. And we’d recommend regular checkups at the vet. In return, you’ll get all Zaiden’s love, and he has plenty to give. If you’re interested in this handsome boy, come to P.A.W.S. to meet him, and don’t miss his enormous double paws! He’s waiting for you.

One thing we always need, and something we’ve run out of quickly over the past few weeks, is canned wet food for cats. We gladly accept any kind and any amount. And if you can’t get here during opening hours, you can drop supplies off in our lobby. It’s always be open, just like our website at pawsadoption.org, where you can check out the great pets that are up for adoption, look for special events that are coming up and take a peek at our wish list .

In the meantime, we’re now located at 123 John St. in Camden . We’re open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday and our phone number is 236-8702 . And thank you, as always, for your caring and support.