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Meet Doodle!

Meet Doodle!

Domestic Shorthair
3 months
3 lbs. (and growing!)

Hi, I’m Doodle and I’d like to be your friend, as long as that’s okay with you. I’m a gentle girl who is cautious in new situations but playful like any other kitten once I know I’m in a safe environment.

I’m having so much fun in my foster home, but I can’t wait to find a family of my own!

Email my friends at PawsCo at or fill out an adoption application learn more about me!

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Meet Bandit!

Meet Bandit!

Cattle Dog Mix
4 years old
22 lbs.

Forget everything you’ve ever heard about bank robbers, thieves, and, of course, Bandits! I’m the sweetest pup — the only thing I might steal is your heart.

Like some Rocky Mountain Bandits of the past — I’ve had a rough start to life. My family turned me in when they could no longer care for me. But, I’m not letting my sad history get me down. I’m a bouncy fellow who loves to play with squeaky toys, wrestle and win at tug of war.

I’m polite AND house trained — isn’t that impressive? I’ll blow you away — I even know how to stay in my crate when you leave the house. I’m the most trustworthy Bandit you’ll ever encounter.

I love just about everybody I meet, so I could use a loving home with a guiding presence to harness all my positive energy. Not to mention cuddling and petting me day and night.

Think I could bring some Wild West canine excitement to your life? If you think so, fill out a dog adoption application and email to set-up meet and greet at PawsCo. I’ll be the Bandit you’ve been waiting for!

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Meet Sammie!

Meet Sammie!

Domestic Longhair
17 years old

Well hello! I’m Sammie. Let me rub up against you to show you how much I like new people. There! Now we’re officially friends.

As you can tell, I’m a kindly old gentleman. I found myself homeless after living with an elderly woman for 17 years. When she passed away, no one could take me in, so I landed in a shelter. Now PawsCo is helping me find a home where I can enjoy my golden years.

You’ll find I’m social with people and cats. I even used to get along with a Labrador Retriever in one of my nine lives. Now my favorite thing to do is purr. I’m not one of those cats who ever feels the need to hide. I’m confident and just want a nice spot in a window to take a lovely cat nap. Sleeping is one of my other favorite pastimes, truth be told — though I find myself feeling like a kitten when someone cracks out the catnip.

I’m great in a cat carrier and with my covered litterbox. I adjust quickly to new situations and enjoy giving and receiving affection in between snoozes. My long hair was extremely matted when I got to the shelter, so they gave me a fresh hair cut. Unfortunately I’m having a little trouble growing it all back, but I don’t think it makes me any less adorable.

I’m just a really sweet old guy who would be ever so grateful to find a home to call my own. Will you please offer me a special place to nap? All you have to do is email or fill out an adoption application at I’m purring already!

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Milkshake: The Sweet Treat You’ve Been Waiting For

Milkshake: The Sweet Treat You’ve Been Waiting For
By Ashton Haga, Milkshake’s Foster Mom

IMG_3674Milkshake did not have an easy start in life. She came to me as an absolutely terrified 6-month-old kitten. She had a severe case of ringworm, and she had clearly had little interaction with humans previously (at least positive humans). With extensive vetting we were able to kick the ringworm and get Milkshake 100 percent healthy, but the idea of transforming her from a wild animal to a house cat was daunting.


We had to start slow and work our way up. From getting used to my voice, to getting used to my presence, and finally my touch, we took baby steps. With time, she was warming up and actually starting to show that she enjoyed my company.


Once Milkshake was introduced to the household, she found her saving grace: her kitty foster brother. She stuck with him 24/7 and started imitating the behaviors she saw! She picked up meal times, the best places to snooze in the sun during the day, and that being around humans was actually kind of fun!


Fast forward four months and it’s hard to believe that was how we started! Milkshake is absolutely thriving now. She has gone from scared kitten to confident cat, and she loves to play. She knows that one day she WILL catch that laser pointer!
Milkshake is still a little skittish around excited puppies or unexpected movements, but she bounces back almost immediately. The thing is, she WANTS to be with you, and she’s willing to offer a little more trust to make that happen. She will happily follow you from room to room just to be near you. No matter what’s going on, she’s not too far off, and her favorite place to sleep at night is in bed next to you.


Now, just like her name, Milkshake is a truly sweet treat. She’s looking for a forever family that’s willing to give her a little adjustment time. She’s learning that humans are a good thing after all, and she’s ready for her perfect human (that’s you!) to come along. Just look at those fluffy cheeks… How can you resist?