Here are the pets of the week from PAWS:

Just like a good wine, Merlot has aged beautifully. A super sweet snuggler looking for a new lap to call her own, Merlot enjoys a quiet home where she can relax in sunbeams and thoroughly enjoy her golden years.

Merlot loves to get head and chin scratches, and will happily purr away as you dote on her. She also enjoys finding safe little hiding spots where she can curl up and take her cat naps. Merlot is looking for a quiet and predictable home with adults only, who can appreciate her shyer nature. If you are looking for a calm, quiet lap cat, then look no further than Merlot.

Merlot's adoption fee is waived through September as part of the Senior Cat Adoption Special. Meet her at PAWS Cat City.

If you're looking for a snuggler or a lap dog, Italian Greyhound mix Jake is your man. This compact companion loves to be with his people - just watch his reaction to a volunteer coming to visit his kennel at PAWS. He also likes to hang out with other mellow dogs his size.

Jake has low exercise requirements and is content with a low-key day. He can be a little shy in new situations and would do best in a home without kids under 8 years. Jake is crate trained and does well if he has a regular schedule for potty breaks. He likes treats and would love a partner who could teach him some tricks. Snuggle with Jake today at PAWS in Lynnwood.

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