Swayze is in the process of being adopted from the Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She is a 2-year-old, 6-pound, short-haired domestic cat with an orange tabby coat.
Swayze was a wanderer in Riverside County. She was taken to a shelter and then transferred to the Rancho Coastal Humane Society through the Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS) program.
Animal care workers describe her as having a “soft and relaxed” body. This is a good thing. When they pet or play with her, Swayze purrs and sometimes gives them soft meows to show his appreciation. When she sees someone approaching, she comes to the front of her enclosure to remind them that it’s time to pet the kitty. Learn more about Swayze here.
The $ 100 adoption fee for Swayze includes the medical exam, sterilization, up-to-date vaccinations, and the registered microchip. For more information on Appointment Adoption or to become a Virtual Foster, log on to www.SDpets.orgor call 760-753-6413.
Brought to you by Farmer’s Insurance by Nick Adamo. Don’t forget to ask Nick about his home and pet insurance policies to protect your precious animals.
Each week our PAWS program introduces you to an adorable pet in need of a new home. PAWS is sponsored by Nick Adamo’s Farmers Insurance Agency. Nick Adamo is a big dog lover and animal advocate. For the past 10 years, he has supported the efforts of the local humanitarian society to help get pets adopted through the Pet of the Week programs. Additionally, he has hosted and participated in numerous fundraising events including Paws in the Park, Dogs Golf Tournament which matches military veterans with assistance dogs and more. He started associating with the Rancho Coastal Humane Society 7 years ago, as the main goal of RCHS is to encourage the adoption of animals into permanent and loving homes. The RCHS adoption process is designed to find the best match between people and pets and also to promote human ideals through education and community awareness of pets and people.
If you’ve adopted a pet during COVID and are returning to work, the Rancho Coastal Humane Society has some helpful tips.
Help your pet adjust to your changing schedule. Start by leaving your pet alone in a “retreat area” for a few minutes. Turn on the music or the TV. Each time you do this, increase the time your pet spends alone.
Especially with a new animal you’ve never left alone before, watch for separation distress, including destructive behaviors. Give them something to do, like a toy or a treat.
Older pets that have adjusted to your home stay may be more “needy.” Be patient. Give them lots of reassurance that everything is going to be okay.
If your dog got used to 8 or 10 walks a day because you had nothing else to do, start cutting back. You can walk around without your pet. You are still exercising, but it helps the animal adjust to the fact that things are changing.