PAWS (Protection of Animals in Wakefield Society) is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal welfare organization serving several communities north of Boston.
Everyone loves me. I can tell that because they all say how cute and sweet I am. Some call me a doll, which frankly, is not so appropriate since I am a dog and a boy one at that. But they are right about me being special. Who wouldn’t love me? I am small in stature (the size of a very large cat) and big in heart. I just love meeting everyone because I adore people. I am always ready to play, to follow you around, to be your friend and to do doggie things with you. Did I say that I love people? I do.
You may be wondering how a nice dog, like me, ended up homeless. My story is sad, so you better sit down and pull out a hankie. I was (and still am) very much loved by two wonderful people. But they were not young when they got me and now their own health challenges prevent them from taking care of me like they used to. Wanting only the best for me, my parents lovingly surrendered me to PAWS so they could help me find my new forever family.
I really do miss my humans. We used to enjoy going for a walk, and then I would come home and take a nap. I especially miss sleeping on the bed with Mom every night. Although I would never jump up on the bed, someone was always there to help me up so I could snuggle with my Mom.
I even miss playing with my feline friend. We used to have so much fun goofing around and we would keep our folks entertained at the same time! I will miss everyone, and never forget them, but now it is time for me to move on and find someone new to love.
So what kind of home am I looking for? Well I am good with dogs, cats, and kids, but I could also be your one and only. I do have allergies, but they are easily controlled with diet and medications. Of course, I need help keeping my coat beautiful, so I hope to find someone who has time to brush me or take me to the “spa” (aka groomer). And I would like a home with a predictable schedule. In fact, if my new family has someone at home most of the day, that would be fabulous. As a mid-life canine, I appreciate a regular routine. Oh, and if possible, I prefer a home without too many stairs, which scare me. But, I’m only about 15 pounds, so if you don’t mind carrying me, I’m good.
As you can see, I really don’t need much to be happy. I’m a mixture of an American Eskimo and Bichon Frise and you can get a good sense of my character by reading about these breeds. I think you will find that I have the very best qualities of both sides of my family tree, not to mention I’m just so cute and loveable—a real sweetheart. But, don’t spend a lot of time on research when you can come and meet me in person. I love visitors and I’m just waiting to meet you.
If you want to learn more about Beary or any of our adoptable cats and kittens, contact PAWS at (781) 246-6111 or PAWSwakefield@yahoo.com. You can also meet many of our available cats at our weekly adoption hours: Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at VCA Wakefield Animal Hospital. Our adoption center at the Danvers PetSmart will also be holding its usual adoptions hours this week on Thursday and Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Last, but not least, we hold adoption hours at the Petco in Woburn the first Saturday of every month from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.
February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month and February 26, 2013, is World Spay Day. Come visit us during our adoption hours at PetSmart Danvers and VCA Wakefield Animal Hospital in February for information about low-cost spay/neuter opportunities. We are also collecting donations to help us fund low-cost vetting for our local pets and strays. For more information, contact us at 781.246.6111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAWS is an all-volunteer animal welfare organization. Founded by Esther
Nowell in 1982, PAWS responds to animal-related needs in many communities north of Boston. Our top service areas include Wakefield, Lynnfield, Reading, North Reading, Saugus, Stoneham, Woburn, Winchester, and Malden. Our mission is to promote and protect the rights and well-being of all domestic animals and wildlife, and foster a greater understanding of animal welfare and animal rights through education. PAWS receives no local, state or federal funding. Our budget is completely funded by our membership dues, adoption services, annual fundraising efforts, and kind donations from friends and members.