Paco, formerly Rocko, came to the Washington Humane Society (WHS) in June 2011 as a stray, underweight puppy. Chef Kristin Hutter spotted Paco at the 11th Annual Sugar & Champagne Affair while she was participating with Cork Market and Tasting Room’s booth. She adopted him a few days later on February 7, 2012, and this year, they both attended the event together.
“I'm super lucky to have found him. This is Cork's third
year doing the Sugar & Champagne Affair, and we always have such a fun time.
Last year, I was at our table talking to Cork's owner Diane Gross about
adopting another dog (I have a 15-year-old Rottweiler mix), and I looked up, saw Paco, and fell in love. He had been in and out of the New York Avenue
Adoption Center as a stray, and his owners eventually opted to surrender him to
WHS. He is such a sweetheart, goofball, and snuggler, and he has won over the
hearts of everyone I know, including those who are initially intimidated by his
breed, a pit bull type dog. It was great to bring him back to the event this
year, and we even met attendees who remembered him from last year! I was the
persistent, lucky one that adopted him, and the past year has been terrific
- Kristin Hutter
Arnie came to WHS on Halloween 2012, and found a home in
time for the holidays.
“He is like a little man running around the house. It's pretty funny. He is my very first cat, since I have always been a dog person, and that has been an interesting experience. He’s a pretty special cat, because he doesn't run away, scratch, or bite. He is awesome.”
- Christine Bechtel
Watch Arnie play!
Liz came to WHS as a stray cat in November 2012 and found her forever home just before New Year’s Eve.
“Liz (or Lizzie, as we often call her) has settled in quickly and easily, and we love having her as part of the family. Her favorite place to sit is on the chair next to mine when I work from home, and her favorite toy is a brown toy mouse, which she hunts and taunts daily. She's the perfect combination of playful and calm, and she's wonderfully affectionate and friendly.”
Symba and Hydro
Symba and Hydro came to WHS as stray kittens in June 2010
and found their forever home one month later.
“Symba is very playful and curious. She loves to sit at the door to the bathroom, while I shower. She is very energetic and loves to be pampered, i.e. nails clipped, hair shampooed, and groomed. I could drop something on the floor, and Symba could be all the way upstairs but will run downstairs, just to see what it was. She also loves watching the food network with me on the weekends.
Hydro has one blue eye and one green. He is pretty laid back and very affectionate. He loves to sit in the window and greet me when I come home from work. He enjoys sitting on my bed in the mornings while I get ready. He loves to be petted.
I can't imagine being in this house without them. I recently had a cat that passed away at the age of 18, and I wasn't sure about adopting another one. It was love at first sight when I saw Symba and Hydro, and I knew they were the ones.”
- Charles "Corye" Debnam
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