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Get to Know Cotton


Maltese Mix




6 Years




Adopter's Home

Cotton's Story

Are you looking for a lovable fuzzball who enjoys spending his days lounging in laps?  Then Cotton is the perfect match for you!  It’s hard not to love Cotton the moment you sneak a peek at his adorable photos!  Cotton absolutely loves being a lap dog and is always willing to cuddle!  Sweet Cotton was surrendered to us by his owners when they were no longer able to care for him.  It is clear to us that this sweet little man was not given the life he deserved by his previous owners.  He arrived in an extremely stressed and scared state, and it took him a while to understand that we were there to help.  Cotton has had a rough time adjusting to life here at PAWS and getting him to open up has taken a lot of patience and also a ton of love.  After some time, we came to realize that Cotton has a truly amazing personality once he feels comfortable enough to let it show!  Once he trusts you, he loves you entirely!  He has captured the hearts of several staff members here and is hoping his cute face and loving nature will help him score the perfect forever home.

Cotton is searching for an adults-only, quiet home where he can enjoy life to the fullest as the only pet in the home.  He is currently spending some time in a wonderful foster home where his foster mom could not be happier to have him!  Cotton loves riding in the car and enjoys watching the world zip on past!  He is completely housebroken and does well when left alone for any amount of time.  Cotton’s favorite game to play is tug of war and he also enjoys chewing on his plush elephant toy!  He does tend to bite his leash when going for walks and would do best walking with two collars and two leashes as a result.  Cotton’s foster mom had nothing but great things to say about him, and she described him as being personable, friendly, and playful.  All of her friends love him and he is a great companion!  If you’re willing to open your heart and home to a cutie like Cotton, then email us at to find out more on how you can interact with him!  You may just end up making him a part of the family!

  • Squeak!  Squeak!  I love Squeaky chew toys!
  • Cuddles!  I love a good lap to curl up on.
  • Going for a car ride?  Take me along!
  • I'm a great walking partner and can go for miles.
  • I'm a people person!


  • I would love to find an adults-only home.
  • I prefer to be the only pet in the home.
  • I need a little extra time to warm up to people I don't know.