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Petunia the PAWS cat

Animal Tales: Meet Sweet Petunia

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Petunia is an 18-month-old, medium-haired, white-and-black female who came to us on one of our Ocean Shores transfers with her three kittens. They, of course, found homes right away. Petunia was…

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Emma Lou PAWS dog

Animal Tales: Yip Yip Yuroo! Pleased to Meet You, I’m Emma Lou!

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap and the Kitsap Humane Society Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Emma Lou is a 9-month-old female Basset/Lab mix puppy whose person is looking to find her a new home because her demanding work schedule leaves Emma…

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Zelda the PAWS cat

Animal Tales: Zelda the Tortoiseshell with Tortitude

by Melissa Byrd, of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap, with Julie Hall Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. When her elderly best friend passed away, 9-year-old Zelda landed at a local rescue. She was unpleasantly surprised to find herself kenneled, and she made her unhappiness known with…

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Lola the PAWS dog

Animal Tales: Lola the Pekingese Has Come a Long Way Baby

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap and the Kitsap Humane Society Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. As fate would have it Lola, a 9-year-old Pekingese, needs a new home. Her family has had to move from their large house into a 25-foot…

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Animal Tales: Marshall Shall Inherit the Earth

by Melissa Byrd, of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap and the Kitsap Humane Society, with Julie Hall Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Marshall is an 8-month-old shorthaired possibly Burmese chocolate tabby who came to PAWS as an 8-week-old kitten along with the rest of his litter….

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Cyrano PAWS cat

Animal Tales: This Big-Nosed, Weird-Eyed Kitten Is Awesome

by Melissa Byrd, of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap and the Kitsap Humane Society, with Julie Hall Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Cyrano is a beautiful fluffy Balinese 10 month old who had a rough start in life. Raised by a breeder, kitten Cyrano caught a cold…

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Angel PAWS pit mix service dog

Animal Tales: Retired Service Dog Is Spared a Premature Death but Needs an Angel

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap and the Kitsap Humane Society Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. A 14-year-old petite pit bull mix, Angel is a former service dog whose owners decided to euthanize her because they were moving out of the country…

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Sven PAWS cat

Animal Tales: This Punk Needs Schoolin’

by Melissa Byrd, of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap, with Julie Hall Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Sven is an 8-month-old short-haired teen who didn’t get properly socialized as a youngster. Luckily he learns fast. This poor brat spent most of his life in a cage…

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TIlly PAWS dog

Animal Tales: This Girl Just Wants to Have Fun

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap and the Kitsap Humane Society Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Tilly is a friendly, intelligent 3-year-old tan and black short-haired Australian Cattle Dog (Heeler) mix who has been through a few changes lately. When her previous…

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Emmie the PAWS cat

Animal Tales: She’s The One

by Melissa Byrd, of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap, with Julie Hall Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Not looking for a cat, you say? Well, Emmie may change your mind. Read on. Gorgeous. Check. Sweet at pie. Check. Gets along with everyone—people and cats alike. Check….

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Splash cat and kittens

Animal Tales: The Good Mother

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Several people came in during the summer to ask if we would take in a stray cat living in the woods near their office. They said she was friendly, and they…

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annie the paws cat

Animal Tales: The Sun Finally Came out for Annie After 2 Years in a Trailer with Hoarders

by Melissa Byrd, of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap, with Julie Hall Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Neighbors were concerned about what appeared to be a whole lot of cats living in a tiny trailer in Bremerton. But no one imagined how far beyond the legal…

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JD PAWS dog

Animals Tales: Got Love? JD Really (Really) Needs It

by Melissa Byrd, of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap and the Kitsap Humane Society, with Julie Hall Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. JD is a 9-year-old white and black shorthaired Pit/Border Collie mix who was left with his dog and cat “siblings” at the home of friends…

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Cassie paws cat

Animal Tales: Cassie the Fool-for-Love Contortionist

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Cassie was a teenage mom when she was transferred to PAWS this summer from a shelter in Ocean Shores. She and her four kittens stayed in a foster home until they…

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Brynne Roll

Animal Tales: This Cat Has Got to Go

by Melissa Byrd, of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap, and Julie Hall Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Diamond in the Fluff We’ve written about Brynne before, and we’re writing about her again because sadly this great gal STILL has not been adopted. PAWS workers, for whom…

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Victoria PAWS cat

Animal Tales: Victoria & Albert Are in Want of a New Castle

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Albert is a big handsome grey tabby, and his “sister” Victoria is a beautiful calico. They have found themselves in a sadly all-too-familiar situation. Their elderly owner has passed away, and…

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Mittens PAWS cat

Animal Tales: Bullied Beauty Gets the Boot

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Mittens is a lovely 4-year-old medium-haired Siamese whose family left her at PAWS because she was urinating away from her litterbox. This is one of the top five reasons people abandon…

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Juno Stand

Animal Tales: Bald Juno Had to Grow Back Her Fur but Never Lost Her Warm Heart

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Juno came to us mostly bald with a terrible upper respiratory infection, very skinny, and sweet as could be. It was hard to tell how old she was since she was…

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Toby Sit

Animal Tales: Toby the Hugger and Kisser “Canine” Cat

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Toby is a 15-month-old short-haired tuxedo Manx, a breed without a tail. He came to PAWS as an Ocean Shores Shelter transfer. He had been living with several other cats and…

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Baby

Animal Tales: Baby Gets Scapegoated When Parents Fail to Socialize Their Kids

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and Kitsap County, with Julie Hall Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Baby is a 6-year-old short-haired large brown tabby who came to us via a local shelter. Baby had lived happily in her previous home until the couple…

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