The Lisa Snuggs Real Estate Group is partnering with PAWS in an effort to encourage adoptions of the “long-term residents” of the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society.

The Realtors pledged to pay the adoption fees for two residents each month. The shelter staff will pick a dog and a cat that have been there the longest.

"We are doing it simply to help bring awareness about some of the animals that have been in the shelter a long time and to encourage folks to consider adopting from PAWS when it is time to bring a fur baby home," Snuggs, broker/owner of the Group, told The Log. "We are all animal lovers here at the office, and we think every home needs a dog and a cat."

The pets up for adoption in March are Ricola and China.

Ricola, a female Bluetick Coonhound is about 5 years old according to the shelter staff. She has been at PAWS since Dec. 19, 2017. (ID#A197268)

The American Kennel Club says Bluetick Coonhounds are named for the mottled (or “ticked”) black-and-blue pattern of the glossy coat. They are well-muscled but sleek and racy, never chunky or clumsy.

China is a spayed female, gray tabby and white domestic medium hair thought to be about 4 years old by staff. She arrived at the shelter April 19, 2014. (ID#A166330)

"In addition, for every house or condo that we sell, we will extend the adoption fee to our clients so that they can make their house a home. If they are not ready or able to adopt a fur baby, they may donate the adoption fee to PAWS and have the shelter staff choose another 'long timer' with fees paid, to bless another family," Snuggs said. "Any of our past buyers and sellers who are ready for adoption now, just call the office at 850-830-2331. We got ya covered."

Keep track of the adoptions and see Pets of the Month on Facebook at or

"See updates on the number of fur friends we were able to spring from shelter," said Snuggs.