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Cogsworth – Adopted September 2020!

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Breed: Domestic Shorthair
Gender: Male
Age: 7 weeks
Size: Small, but growing
Where you can find me: At the shelter, available for meet & greets by appointment only.

 

Energy Level: Kitten energy, lots of naps, with lots of playtime!
Litter trained? Working on it! 
Kids? With proper Socialization & Supervision
Cats? With proper Socialization & Supervision
Dogs? With proper Socialization & Supervision
Medical Needs: Final boosters in the first vaccination schedule

About Me:

Hi, I'm Cogsworth!

My siblings, mom and I are still together.  I'm still nursing and will be available for adoption soon!

I love exploring new places and things! I am an adventurous young kitten looking for a family to help me learn and grow.

I get along with all my siblings and am very curious about older cats, but would want to make sure they won't beat me up before I try to play! I need attention, love, affection, and lots of playtime!

I have had limited time with dogs, lots of small introductions, treats and supervision to make sure I am safe!

I haven't had much time with small humans, I am small myself, so I'm sure we'll get along, as long as they are gentle, and can read my body language and respect when I want to be alone.

 

My Purrrfect Match

  • will be ready for a 15+ year commitment!
  • will provide lots of enrichment, scratching towers, toys, catio etc.
  • will keep my health in mind and take me into the vet for yearly checkups.
  • understand that I am still developing and my personality may change over time!
  • will keep me safe and happy, forever.

 

 

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My Story:

My mom was surrendered to the shelter pregnant after her previous family was not able to care for an unexpected pregnancy.

We were born at WAG and have been with our mom since. Our mom and we were accidental litters, as cute as we are, litters are lots of time and work.

If you can't adopt at this time, consider donating to WAG for our care, or to WAG's Financial Assistance Spay & Neuter Program!

 

Jewel – Adopted May 2020!

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Jewel

Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Gender: Female
Age: 18 Years
Size: Medium
Where you can find me: In a foster home

Energy Level: Low-Medium
Litter trained? few accidents
Kids? Yes, with supervision

Cats? Would prefer to be the only animal
Dogs? Would prefer to be the only animal
Medical Needs: Continued monitoring of my health, as I am an older lady!  

About Me:

Hi, I'm Jewel! I am super sweet!  

I have lived a long and happy 19 years and did not expect to find myself at a shelter. I am a very loving girl who would love to live out the rest of my golden years in a home where I can be showered with cuddles and kisses but also have some peace and quiet.  My eyesight is no longer the best and my baby blue eyes are a little bit cross-eyed, but that doesn't stop me from getting all the attention! 

My forever home will need to monitor my health post-adoption to ensure I can live my best life for the rest of my years! 

I can't wait to find a home of my own that will keep me healthy and love me for life! 

My Purrrfect Match:

  • Will continue to monitor my health throughout my life
  • Will understand that I am a senior lady and may need special food and extra vet visits 
  • Provide me with endless hours of play or cuddles, whichever I prefer! 
  • Give me a safe home forever and ever. 

My Story:

Jewel is a lovely older lady who through no fault of her own found herself at a shelter at the age of 19. She is a very sweet and happy girl who is definitely young at heart! She is looking for owners who can provide her with a calm and loving home for the rest of her golden years and who will understand that as a senior lady she will need a little extra health monitoring. 

 

If you cannot adopt Jewel right now, please consider donating to her care.

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Ginger

Breed: Lab/Staffy/Collie Mix
Gender: Female
Age: 3 years
Size: Medium
Where you can find me: At a foster home

Energy Level: Medium
Training Goals: Basic manners, I have never been to training before and would love to attend some classes with my new family!
House trained? Yes
Kids? Yes, with supervision

Cats? Unknown
Dogs? I have dog friends but would prefer to be the only pup in the house! 
Medical Needs: None at this time

About Me:

I am a loving and sweet lady! I have been through a lot in my short life, but I am still so trusting and affectionate. I love my human friends, and am so happy to finally be in a loving foster home with a roof over my head. I came to WAG pregnant, and have since had my litter of 10 puppies (WOW!) in an amazing foster home. It is possible that this is my 5th litter in my short 3 years. I am a great mom but I am so excited to never be a mom again! I can't wait to have a home of my own that gives me all the love, cozy couch cuddles and treats that I deserve!   

 

 

My Perfect Match:

-Is willing to take a few trips to WAG to get to know me before taking me home.

-Has lots of patience and understanding. My life has been bumpy and I need someone who is willing to be in it for the long haul.

-Loves to lead an active life, but equally loves couch cuddles! 

-Will go slow with me and let me adjust to my new home

-Will love me forever no matter what!!

My Story:

I have had a bumpy life so far, some things known and some unknown. They think I have had 5 litters in my 3 short years. I haven't had a chance to be a puppy myself as I have been constantly caring for my litters. I am excited for the next chapter in my life and to be spoiled in a home of my own, just like I deserve!

Morticia – Adopted October, 2017

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Morticia was found as a stray in parking lot 5 in Whistler. It was suspected that she was owned by someone that was living in their van, however no one claimed her. Morticia did not stay at WAG for long until her moms (WAG volunteers) fell in love! She has since moved out to Ontario.
Just wanted to give you guys some updates on Morticia! We think she's settling in ok. Getting better every day. The other day she actually kneaded on a pillow on the floor next to our bed. She's never done that before! So we're taking it as her getting comfortable. Obviously she stopped kneading as soon as we looked at her but we heard it! She's the funniest cat ever and we're so happy with her. She still doesn't like to cuddle but at least she letting us pick her up for a couple of seconds without trying to bite us haha.
On our trip out east to Ontario she was a dream! She was sleeping pretty much the whole time or eating. (The only time she sits on our lap is when we're in the car and driving!) She was even our hero once! We accidentally locked both keys in the car and she was in there and stepped onto the unlock button after we got some grass and held it on the window! Thank god that she's so into playing!!
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Skye (Formerly Mary Lou) – Adopted 2005

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It's been quite a few years since we sent WAGS an email but we have dropped by your shelter a few times since 2005, when we first adopted Skye, our very special family member.

We wanted to send you a message, a note to say that this amazing animal who brought us so much love and our friends and community so much joy, was laid to rest on July 25, 2017 - 12 years 8 months after we were brought her home from WAGS.

At that time, WAGS was still at the old location, but we went through the same process as everyone - the application, the interview (interviews of our landlords too!), the viewing after she was spayed, and then the realization that our lives would never again be the same.

4 years of planning before we got Skye (then called Mary-Lou, one of a pack of 9 including her mother) and 9 months of in-home care, house-training and just socialization in general. By that time, everyone in the neighbourhood had fallen in love with her, the retail shop owners, the people who frequented the parks, and even the cat lovers. She was so beautiful, inside and out, intelligent and ever so independent. A true husky crossbreed.

Skye loved hiking, swimming, running up and down stairs at the schools, chasing  cats (even though she never knew what to do once she caught up with them) and having soft sheets and beds to lie on. She knew more than 50 words and out-performed all the other dogs when she participated in neighbourhood dog competitions.

During her active life, she did countless road trips, camping trips, took many ferries, ran up and down many beaches and even impressed people in the USA when she visited.

We share this Happy Tail with you even though she has passed because we miss her a lot and think of her every day. We also know that our experience with WAGS partly the reason why she became THE story of our lives. The match was perfect, the information on the Monks of New Skete to help us with her training, the interviews and the support and her very first Bosley package… all made such a great start to the 12 years with her.

Please know (and share with your staff and volunteers) how much our WAGS adoption meant to us  and how great an impact Skye had on us these last 12 years or so. She taught us patience and love, how to let go of the unimportant things and how to embrace  simple gifts we take for granted - clean air, fresh water, the ocean, and a walk.

Thank you WAGS, for giving us the journey and memories for a lifetime…

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Axel – Adopted April 2012

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I adopted Axel in April 2012 shortly after his sister Sky was adopted. If you remember, he escaped the same day (which may have been an indication of his mischievousness).

I'm living in PEI now and he is totally loving being Oceanside, however, I'm sure he misses the mountains.

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Sadie (Formerly Petunia) – Adopted in 2009

Petunia was at WAG with her 5 brothers and sister. She is a lab-shepherd X (black and tan). She has since been named Sadie.

"We adopted Sadie in 2009 as an eight weeks old pup. Three months later Corb, a four months old shepherd X, joined the family. They both enjoy long walks and hikes, runs and bike rides, and especially road trips!

Here is a photo of Sadie and Corb on their most recent road trip this summer, hiking in Kluane National Park."

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Bette – Adopted January 2018

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Bette's mother, Darcy, was a stray from Lillooet area. An amazing couple took her in so that she could give birth in a safe environment. Upon arrival at WAG, Bette was shy and needed time, patience, and some love to gain confidence. It took Bette longer than her siblings to find her Forever Home but eventually found her perfect match and is now living a great life filled with so much love and adventure!

"She is doing very well. A very eager learner. She has discovered water. She has discovered lap sitting. Every morning before I wake up and every night before bed she joins me in bed for scratches and cuddles."

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Mindy – Adopted November, 2017

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Mindy's happy tail is truly an amazing one! Mindy was a stray cat known around Function Junction in Whistler. Many of the local business owners helped to look after her. In October 2016, one of the locals suspected she was pregnant, and with the help of a WAG employee, they were able to safely transport her to WAG right after she gave birth to 3 kittens. Mindy was feral, and very scared of humans. No one was able to touch her or get too close to her. Her kittens were all adopted quite quickly and she was left living at WAG for quite some time. Mindy started warming up to WAG staff and volunteers, she came out of hiding and would sit on the couch or climb the cat trees. She would also sit at the window of the cattery and watch you when you mopped at night!

Sadly, Mindy had been at WAG almost a year with no one wanting to adopt her, but in September 2017 an amazing lady offered to foster her! Mindy did well in the home, but it still took her some time to warm up. Her foster mom was so patient with her, and just let her take her time. It was her first time living in a warm home with a family!

About two months into fostering, a window was accidentally left open at the home and Mindy escaped! After a few days of setting a live trap with lots of tuna, Mindy was caught and returned home. Mindy's foster mom was so excited and happy to have Mindy back, she realized how much love she had for this kitty and asked if she could be Mindy's forever home! Mindy is such a lucky cat to have found a home willing to be so patient with her as she grows. We couldn't be happier for the two of them and love to hear her updates!

 She is such a sweet girl and I am so grateful to have adopted her. She has really come out of her shell and meows when I come home and when she thinks it's breakfast time. She has a quirky, goofy personality and it's a treat to be a part of her journey. She has her spots that she has made her own and loves laying on my bed when I'm at work.

She's out and about with me all the time when I'm at home and she loves playing with her toys. She typically has a super frisky time at about 3am which even though she runs around like a crazy cat at that time I never discourage. A really big thank you to you though for allowing me to have her as part of my life, she's a really big bright spot.

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