Gus, Luke, Mert, & Bert

The Boys are all doing great! They’ve adjusted very well to their new home. I’m able to get them out of their cage every afternoon for several hours of free time. Their space is the whole living room where they have plenty to climb and play on!

Luke is the little gymnast of the bunch. He climbs on the drying rack all the time and likes perching on the top rails. They also have tree branches to climb along with everything else. Luke is also the one who spends the most time riding on my shoulders or tucks in on the back of my neck in my hoodie.

Mert and Bert have grown and Bert is as big as Gus now. They’re definitely a duo and nearly always together. They’re both playful but also kind of my lazy boys, liking to spend a lot of time napping on my futon, especially after a snack!

Gus is also a super sweet & cuddly guy. If he thinks I’m not paying attention he starts climbing my leg to let me know. Gus gets into chasing Luke a bit, but you can see from their pic they snuggle, too. It’s so cute when they’re all in a huddle like this!

The Boys have added a lot to the house and they are very well fed. I’d also say it’s clear from their personalities that whoever had them before me really cared for them as well!

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We're in a heat wave! ☀ With temperatures reaching the mid 90s with high humidity and haze, it's important to know how to keep pets safe and cool in extreme weather. Learn the signs and symptoms and heatstroke in your pet! 

❃ Heavy Panting
❃ Rapid Breathing
❃ Excessive Drooling
❃ Excessive Thirst
❃ Incoordination
❃ Glassy Eyes
❃ Bright Red Gums & Tongue
❃ Vomiting
❃ Seizures or Fainting

If you suspect heatstroke in your pet, immediately get them out of the sun and heat and into a cooler area. You can splash them with cool water or apply cold compresses to their face, belly, armpits, and feet. Then, call your veterinarian or local emergency veterinary hospital immediately.

Learn more safety tips on our newest blog post online. We hope you have a safe, fun, and cool summer!
We have the most heartwarming Happy Homes story to share! Lana, who was adopted back in January of 2023, has been living with her perfect family and truly being a loyal and loving companion. It just goes to show you that you never know how an animal may change your life. Here's what her mom has to say about her now! 

"Lana is an amazing dog and has been the light of me and my daughter’s life. She helped us through some tough times. She has a natural gift as she could always sense when my daughter was about to have her Vertigo moments. And she also was a protective girl around her after my daughter and I were in a car accident when we got hit by a drunk driver. This dog was a true friend and hero and I couldn’t imagine life without her!"
Yesterday was the last day of school for 7th graders at the Middle School of the Kennebunks, and per their annual tradition they visited AWS! Art students at the school make dog and cat toys for us every year and then celebrate by hand delivering the donations right to our door. They then take a tour of our facility and visit with the pets they helped. We love community traditions like this! Happy summer!