Pet of the Week

When Samson, No. 61, was found by a Humane Enforcement Officer on Feb. 11, he was barely hanging on to life. In the blazing sun on the west side, in the middle of a field and unable to move, he must have thought he was a goner for sure. Totally bald except for the ticks covering him from head to toe, starving, dehydrated beyond belief and so much worse . . . He was in total disbelief that he was finally being rescued. Soon, 5-year-old pitbull-mix Samson was at the shelter being showered with all the food and water he could ask for, and most importantly love. As hungry as he was, all Samson wanted to do was cover those who helped him in all the kisses they could handle. Thanks to treatment he got through the “Hope Fund,” just a few short weeks later and here he is neutered, covered in peach fuzz, bulking up to 63 pounds and getting stronger than ever. Now the only thing Samson needs is a loving family to cover in sloppy kisses, cruise the beach with and to thank for the new chance at life he’s been given. If you were to give Samson that chance, he’ll promise to be the coolest cuddle butt you’ve ever met and so much more.

Pet of the Week

Ever have to start your life over and take awhile to get adjusted to all the changes? Well, when Bella, No. 97, first got to Maui Humane Society as a 2-year-old, 6.1-pound, domestic short-haired stray female from Kihei on Feb. 25, she was about as overwhelmed as can be. Bella used to hide in the corner and try to be invisible most of the time. Thanks to her great big green peepers, the volunteers always found her and gave Bella extra cuddles. Since she’s learned the ins and outs of the cat ohana, Bella is as outgoing and cuddly as ever. Now she loves to greet the folks who pass through and even try to photobomb all the other cat’s glamour shot photo sessions. Bella just can’t help it, after hiding for so long, now she really wants to be seen and most of all loved. If you are looking for a gentle and loving new best friend, come on down, and you can even Spin to Win the “purrfect” discount on her adoption too.

Pet of the Week

Does Paka, No. 77, look a little familiar? Well that’s because between his four-month combined stay at Maui Humane Society and being Pet of the Week last month, you’ve probably seen him around. Sadly, here he still waits. Paka just hasn’t gotten the chance to show folks how fun, goofy, clever and tender he can be. It might be his large 75-pound pit-mix frame, his dark brindle coat or just his intense gaze that keeps them from giving Paka a chance. All we know is that when he stares at you, it’s just his way of trying to communicate with you how much he wants to be by your side. Oh, and that 75 pounds . . . It sure loves to run, play fetch and sit alongside you to shower you with a most loyal kind of love. He’s also a smarty pants who knows how to listen well and even sit, shake and lay down on command. Basically, if you are looking for a great big 3-year-old neutered love bug that’s equal parts playful, cool and perfectly cuddly, then come on down and ask for Paka today.

Pet of the Week

Ever wish you had a fun friend to cuddle up with on the couch on movie nights? Well, Kinsley, No. 16, could be just the sassy new sidekick for you. She loves to hang out with her pals and dish about the day’s events. Sadly, her last owner had to move out of state, so she ended up here at Maui Humane Society. Now she’s looking for a forever family that can help with her weight issues. Like most curvy gals, she’s sensitive about her waistline and hates belly rubs. Kinsley loves to earn cheek and chin rubs, and loves to snuggle. She has so much love to share that she’d prefer to be your one and only cat. Kinsley can’t wait to be back in a loving home where she belongs.

Pet of the Week

Because of his heritage Pogi, No. 38A, can look like a big bruiser, but in reality, he’s a gentle, mellow and obedient dude who loves to snuggle up and give lots of loving kisses. As a matter of fact, the Maui Humane Society staff who work with him say his name should be “Marshmallow Man.” You can see how handsome Pogi is even though he’s wearing some green paint in his picture. At 8 years old, he has learned a lot, like walking like a gentleman on a leash, and sitting and staying on command. And he doesn’t lunge at other dogs. He’s also got a sense of humor, as you can see, and loves a good fuzzy toy. Pogi’s folks had to leave him when they moved and couldn’t take him with them but he doesn’t hold that against anyone. We just hope Pogi finds his forever home with someone who wants to love and laugh with him, so he can be their devoted companion and best friend forever.