PAWS: A couple of beauties looking for fur-ever homes

Feb 26, 2013

A giant thank you to everyone who participated in our Pints for Paws last Thursday. The marvelous people at Loyal Biscuit Co. did their usual awesome job at sponsoring this event, and Rollie’s Bar and Grill was, as it always is, a great place for people to gather. Raffle tickets — there were some truly nifty prizes, and we want to extend our special thanks to all the people and businesses who donated gift certificates or prizes; and pints, Rollie’s donated a dollar for every pint sold — raised more than $1,200.

We never get over being amazed and humbled by the support we get from people like Rollie’s and Loyal Biscuit Co. —and you, dear friends! — to help us care for the wonderful animals who make what we hope is only a temporary home with us. Be on the lookout later this year for another chance to celebrate Pints for Paws.

OK, time to get down to some serious business. We know for sure that there is a home out there for every one of the beautiful creatures here at the shelter. The shelter is fine as a temporary resting place, but there is not a single resident here who does not deserve a home, a life and the loving companionship of a human of her or his own . Sometimes, however, it seems as though the wait is longer than it should be. So let’s get acquainted with two of the dear animals here who we think have waited long enough: Maggie and Ramona.

Maggie is one of the sweetest dogs we’ve ever had here, and neither she nor we can figure out why no one wants to give her a home. Maggie’s story starts in May 2012, when she came to PAWS as a stray with her sister. Maggie is a favorite with the staff, and she loves her weekly Saturday walks with one of our volunteers. Maggie has always been shy around people and she likes to take her time getting to know them. When you visit Maggie in her kennel — and with the cold weather we’ve been having and a lobby full of fur people there aren’t many other places to meet — she’ll most likely bark because she isn’t sure of you. If you ask to meet her outside, she’ll do one of two things: lie down and ask for a belly rub, or sniff you enthusiastically to see if you’ve got a treat for her. Whoever comes to meet Maggie should know that it may take a couple of visits for her to become really comfortable with you. Once she is, will be a loving and devoted best friend for life.

Ramona often gets overlooked because she likes to hang out in the cat pens and not in her room. She’d adore a home with a special place where she can sit and look out a window. She is very sweet and lovable, a pure white beauty, and she will make someone a splendid home companion.

Please look in your heart and your home to see if there is a place for Maggie or Ramona. We can guarantee they will bring a joy into your life that can’t be found any other way.

On our wish list: non-clumping cat litter, canned cat and dog food, toys for dogs and cats, catnip, cotton swabs and cotton balls.

Please take the time to drop by and see us and all our fantastic furry people at 146 Camden St. in Rockport. We’re open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, our phone number is 236-8702 and is never closed! And thank you, as always, for your caring and support.

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