Wow, are you looking at me? That is me in the picture! My name is Emma, I'm a collie-mix, and I want you to love me. I already love you because, well, I'm a very friendly dog. And, I bet this will not surprise you, but I want to go home with you. I do. I really do.
Right now, I'm living at the VCA Wakefield Animal Hospital, but I don’t belong here. This is a hospital and I'm not sick. And, I don’t like being kept in a cage. During the day I don't mind it too much because I get to hang out at the reception area. There are many people working here and everyone pats me and says I'm wonderful. They're all so nice and I'm friendly with them. They tell me I'm laid back and relaxed. Someone said something about a couch potato. I'm not sure about that. There is no couch here and I'm not a potato. They were smiling when they said that, however, so it must be a good thing.
I must say that while I like it here during the day when it is busy and full of people, I do not like it here at night when they put me in a cage. I can hardly wait for the next day when everyone comes back and I get to hang out with them all over again. I think you can understand that, can’t you? I don’t ask for much, just a warm loving home with people who will let me hang out with them. We could go for short walks. I'm great on a leash and very polite. I never jump up and I listen carefully to your commands.
Did I mention that I'm 10 years young? Nothing much ruffles me at this stage in my life. I'm mellow and happy just to be yours. In fact, if I had my way, I would have you and maybe your whole family and your friends all to myself. I'm not that interested in other dogs. But, if you did already have some other very nice and mellow dogs, I might agree to that because I already love you and I want to be yours.
So what do you say? Can you call and come meet me? I would love to walk around the block with you and become acquainted. I'm not picky. I don’t have to be because I love you. I really do.
If you are interested in learning more about Emma or any of our available cats and dogs, 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.-1 p.m., at VCA Wakefield Animal Hospital.
We also do adoptions the first Saturday of the month at at the Woburn PETCO from 12:30-3 p.m. And now you can meet some of our cats at our new adoption center at the Danvers Pet Smart on Thursdays and Fridays from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Different animals will be at each location.
PAWS is always looking for volunteers to help with office work, foster cats and kittens, and do various other necessary jobs. For information, visit the PAWS website and email us at PAWSwakfield@yahoo.com. You can also follow us on Facebook.
On Saturday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon, Paws for a Cause with the Boston Cruiser Club at the Wakefield Honey Dew Donuts, 915 Main St. Bring donations of kitten food, litter, toys, new cat carriers, litter boxes, and any other pet needs or make a monetary donation and get a free donut from Honey Dew.