From their paws … to your heart!

Welcome to AWS’ blog – written by the pets at AWS!

Whether it’s a dog who likes to blog, a cat that enjoys a chat, a bird who shares the word or the occasional funny bunny, you’ll love hearing from the animals directly. The pets featured in this blog are all looking for new homes. Check back regularly because our pets have a lot to say!

February  24, 2020

Hi I’m Thumper. I’m known as the “fluffy one,” so you can call me Fluffy, the Fluffster, Fluffernutter, or whatever you’d like! My puppy friends and I are excited for Mardi Paws: AWS Adoption Event at PetSmart in Biddeford this coming Saturday. There will be lots of fun with lots of adoptions and I just can’t wait to meet my new family!

So what am I doing between now and Saturday? Well, let me tell you – I’m a busy gal here at AWS. I wrestle and play with my siblings in our kennel and get to chew on some awesome toys. We also take naps together. I like to go outside with my AWS friends. I’m from Georgia originally so this cold white stuff on the ground is awfully fun to explore!
My puppy friends and I will go to puppy training class with some volunteers and we will also go to Puppy Playgroup. It’s just like it sounds – a group of puppies who play. It’ll so much fun to run and romp and play with my litter mates and other puppies here at AWS.

Also while I’m here at AWS, I’m going to someplace called the “Clinic” for something called a “spay.” Now I’m just a little pup, so I don’t know what that means, but I’ve heard it’ll make me happier and healthier when I’m a grown-up dog.

Then before you know it, it’ll be Saturday and time to meet my new family. My friends at AWS tell me that adoptions will begin at 10 am at PetSmart. The other puppies and I know that we are all so adorable, there will be lots of people who will want to take us home. So, people will be getting in line long before 10 am. You’ll have to be on your best behavior and sit and stay in line like good boys and girls. At 9:30 am, AWS staff will hand out numbers to those in line and at 10 am, it’s show time! I can’t wait to see you at Mardi Paws and find a new family to call my very own!

February  21, 2020

Hi, I’m Bocephus. That’s quite a mouthful so you can call me Bo for short.

Here’s what I know. I know I want to be your one and only baby. I’d like to live in an adult-only home without any other pets (sorry, but I’m just not a fan of having to share your love with fellow four-legged creatures). I know I’m a very fun guy to have around. I know I like playing games – fetch and tug are two of my favorites and I can’t wait to play with you for hours. After playtime is over, I know I’d like to curl up on my favorite bed with my favorite stuffy or squeaky.

Here at AWS, I just can’t wait to meet you. I’ve been getting little too excited when people walk past my kennel so I’m hanging out behind the scenes where it’s quieter and I can chill. Please ask one of my AWS friends to meet me. You’ll be glad you did! I’m such a fun ball of entertaining energy, mixed with loads of love and affection!

February 18, 2020

Hi – I’m Miss Kitty. Did you see me on @aws.maine yesterday? Now that I’m an Instagram star, I figured I’d tell you a little about myself.

I’m a sweet gal who can’t wait to be your one and only love (no other pets or kids please!). With me, you’ll get a loving, devoted Princess. Of course, I won’t say no to being a little bit spoiled, or heck, a lot bit spoiled. In fact, I’m used to being pampered and treated like the Princess that I truly am. Some of my favorite activities include laying in bed watching cartoons, chilling on my cat tree watching the birds and snuggling near my people. And of course, eating from fine china at the table (ok, that last one is a joke, I don’t really eat at the table on fine china)

Do you live in a quiet home? Do you have LOTS of comfy couches and chairs where I can nap? A cozy spot to watch TV? Lots of bright windows for bird watching? Most importantly, do you have a soft spot in your heart for true beauty? Cuz I’m the most beautiful. Just look at my lovely calico features. You won’t find a lovelier cat than me.

Do you want to find a devoted and loving new best friend? Do you want to spoil the heck out of your favorite feline? Then please stop by and meet me. The only and only Miss Kitty!

February 11, 2020

Hi there everybunny!
My name is Marge.
And I’m Homer. We’re a bonded pair of bunnies who are just settling down and ready to find that perfect home so we can live out our happily-every-after together.
We’re so happy to be here at AWS where the caring humans decided to adopt us out together so we wouldn’t have to be separated ever again! And that’s good news for me because I couldn’t imagine a better partner and friend than my Homey.
Despite the fact that there’s two of us, we’re really easy-going and docile and would make the perfect addition to any household. We like munching on hay and playing with toys and snuggling up together to make one big, bunny ball.
Plus, have you seen my Homey’s ears? They’re definitely his best feature!
Well your coat is absolutely stunning Marge… and so, so soft!
I guess we really do compliment each other so well! I hope that we can find our happy home in time for Valentine’s Day so we can celebrate the holiday properly.
Well with any luck, our new family is out there right now and ready to adopt a pair of sweethearts like ourselves. After all, just because we have each other doesn’t mean we don’t have more love to give!
That’s true! If there’s one thing I know about love it’s that you can never run out of it!
Swing by AWS soon to meet us! We can’t wait to head home for the holiday!

February 6, 2020

Hello there! My name is Philippa and I’m really, very happy to be here at AWS looking for my new family. Everyone was requesting that I write the new blog because I have such a story to tell, and that is true! But my life’s story is very similar to a lot of dog’s out there and I hope that by spreading the word, people will know how important rescuing really is. It saved my life as well as the lives of my five puppies and for that, I will always be grateful.

I was born in Puerto Rico and let me tell you, life was hard. At the time of my rescue from a wonderful organization called Love4Satos who partner with my new friends here at AWS, I was very thin and very hungry. It’s hard for me to talk about my life before that but someone had chained me up to a ramshackle shed and left me to fend for myself. Can you imagine a girl like me in that kind of condition? I was upset to say the least, but my biggest concern was the kind of life that my puppies would have. Yes, I was pregnant and had to give birth there where I raised my pups the best I could. The humans all tell me I did a good job and was a very caring mother. The day that van pulled up and those lovely people unchained me and saved my babies was the best day of my life. I was so happy to finally be free!

From that point on, life got so much better! I got a warm bath, a yummy bowl of food, and my puppies were fed and cared for by many loving hands. Not to mention my new foster mom was the best lady ever! Eventually, we were all strong and healthy enough to finally find new homes so it was goodbye Puerto Rico and hello America! Once we arrived (I had never been on a plane before… how exciting!) my babies all went to a different rescue than me but I wasn’t sad. I was so happy that they were off to bigger and better things! As for me, I found my way right here to AWS where I was greeted with open arms and lots of love. I have had quite a journey and experienced so much in my life, but I’m now finally ready to settle down and find a loving family to call my own.

Everyone I meet says I’m gentle, kind, affectionate and quite silly. I would have to agree and say that even though I’ve had some hardships, I’ve never let them get me down! I’m so full of love and life and want nothing more than to share it with somebody special. I just know my happily-ever-after is right around the corner!

February 3, 2020

Hi, I’m Juniper. Everyone around here is calling me a hero, but I don’t need those kind of accolades. I’m just a dog who helped out a friend. You see, I helped bring Luna home.

Luna and I are best friends. We both come from Puerto Rico. Here at AWS, we share a kennel at night and play in the same playgroup during the day. Luna’s a real fun gal – she loves to run and play and be quite silly with her canine friends. We Puerto Rico Satos have a reputation of being shy around people, and I’ll admit, it’s true of me and especially true of Luna. She does seem to be more comfortable around doggos than people. On Friday afternoon, she was out on a walk with some people and got spooked. She bolted, leash and all! The other dogs and I were very worried about her. We barked about it amongst ourselves during playgroup. While we were scared for Luna, we knew she was a street-savvy gal and we hoped she’d find her way back to AWS. Beverly, a hound, even let out a loud bray to let Luna know we were all thinking of her.

Fast forward to Sunday morning. One of my favorite animal care techs Kate had just let me out to do my business. As I entered the yard, I noticed in the distance, little Luna standing by herself looking over at AWS. I got Kate’s attention right away. Kate grabbed my leash and we headed out slowly to see if we could get to Luna without startling her. We didn’t need to worry. As soon as Luna saw us, she came bounding over, tail a-wagging! While Luna and I were wiggling with excitement to see each other, Kate grabbed Luna’s leash. Luna was back, safe and sound! You can see the moments after our fond reunion in the picture here – I’m the happy doggo on the left.

Luna’s taking a few days to rest here at AWS before she goes back up for adoption. In playgroup, she’s been pretty chill, so we other dogs know that she might not want to bark about her adventures. And that’s ok, the most important thing is that she’s safe and sound and back with the people and doggos who love her at AWS.

good daughter that I am, I help him navigate the world around him which I think builds his confidence and helps him be at ease. (But don’t tell him I said that!)
Arriving at AWS has been quite the whirlwind. We’ve both loved learning all about how to be indoor dogs as, in our previous lives, we were outdoors all the time. It sure is nice to curl up on soft beds and snuggle under warm blankets! I sure do love to snuggle.
And speaking of indoor-living, I personally have loved all the new things that come with the lifestyle. Chairs? Tables? Benches? Shoes? Who knew the inside world was so fascinating? My dad and I love to experience it all! Okay so sometimes we experience it with our mouths which I guess is a big no-no. But hey, we’re learning quick and we’ve come such a long way! Would you help us in continuing our education on indoor-living?
I’m so happy that our friends here at AWS have allowed us to stick together through this whole process because it’s been quite a journey. Won’t you help us in continuing that journey by welcoming us into your home? I promise we’re extra special and extra snuggly.
You said it dad! We’re already family and we just can’t wait to extend that family to include you!