The Real Pets of Weston

Hello and welcome back to The Real Pets of Weston, brought to you by Passage East Kennels, The Cat Cottage at Passage East, and (of course) the canine and feline good citizens of our town!

This week’s pet stars are Maddie and Otter Demmon, a super cute, fun-loving canine/feline team who’ll win your heart and knock over your Christmas tree. Read on!

Names: Maddie (Pitbull Mix) and Otter (American Short Hair).

Aliases: Princess Firecracker (Maddie), Poopoo Kitty or Prince of Darkness (Otter).

Ages: Maddie is 3 years, 3 months, Otter is 1 year.

Best Friends to: Melissa, Ted, Will and Wyatt Demmon.

How We Met: “Maddie was adopted in July 2018 through a rescue group in Southington. We spotted her on Petfinder once she was rescued in Mississippi. Otter was adopted as a kitten through Rock N Rescue.”

How They Picked Us: “Maddie ran right to Ted and gently nibbled his fingers. Otter crawled right in my lap.”

Hobbies: Maddie loves Chewnolas, her gnaw bone, tennis balls, and sleeping Wyatt's bed. Otter loves his toy mouse, Charlie, climbing Christmas trees, and stalking bugs in the windows at night. They love to wrestle and do zoomies together.”

Favorite Siesta Spots: “Maddie is all about the top of the table, on the couch or in the sun. Otter loves his cat tree bowl, the chair in my office, or in the sun.”

Special Talents: “Maddie brings us her water bowl when she needs water. Otter likes to knock down Lego Mini Figures!”

Theme Songs: Maddie — “Don't Worry, Be Happy.” Otter — “Thunder.”

Words of Wisdom: “Maddie would tell us to relax more. Otter would suggest we not pick up a sleeping cat.”

Passage East has been a second home for Weston’s furry family members for two decades and counting. A family business owned by longtime Westonites Joe & Laura Kaddis, we offer professional dog boarding, grooming, daycare, & training services at our spacious canine retreat in Wilton and care for your feline friends at our cozy Cat Cottage next door. Born out of a passion for dogs & dog rescue, we’re proud to be doing what we love for the pets you love and to continue working alongside local rescue groups to help pets in need.

To feature your pet in this column, please email

Passage East Kennels
499 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT 06897
(203) 762-7998
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @passageeastkennels

Also in Weston Today...