It’s been many years since I’ve had kitties in my house, but it finally felt like it was the right time. I was hoping to find a sweet pair of bonded girls – and Biscuit and Hushpuppy were the perfect fit! Biscuit has some eye damage due to the feline herpes virus, but you’d never know it. She loves to play, and chase her feather wand. Paper balls are a special favorite of hers. Her eyes did have a mild flare-up after coming to my home, but a trip to the vet and some medication helped get things under control very quickly. If there are any other flare-ups in the future, we’ll be able to handle it just fine. Biscuit loves to sit very near me during the daytime, and she gives licks. Hushpuppy is a very active little kitty that loves to snoop around and explore things. She loves to be picked up and held, and she gives little love bites. Every evening Biscuit and Hushpuppy love to chase each other up and down my stairs. Even though they’re quiet girls that are doing well in my calm home, they’ve been great with visitors. I’ve had lots of family visit my home, and they haven’t been shy scaredy-cats at all. Both of them were even patient enough to let my 2- and 3-year old nephews pet them! They’ve fit into my life and routine so perfectly, I already have a hard time remembering what my life was like before them. Biscuit and Hushpuppy have become the perfect little roommates for me!
Leo (Willie Nelson) & Thea (Dolly Parton)
We adopted these two beautiful & loving pair of kittens as they were hand raised together by the wonderful Rose and her mother. We were adding these two to our home that already had two rescued cats from the Wake County SPCA. These kittens have brought so much joy and love into our lives, especially after a tough year of COVID and my lower back fusion surgery. They have been the perfect recovery companions. When Rose says that these cats were held a lot and taught to be loving lap cats you can be assured they are! Leo plops down wherever he is for long naps, but when it’s play time he goes at 150%! Thea is such a vocal kitten. She announces herself when she enters a room. I can even tell by her different vocalizations if she is lonely looking for someone or just playing. Thea meets me every morning for coffee on the couch and climbs up on my chest and falls over under my chin to cuddle. Both kittens are happy to be held and walked around the house… it’s like having kids at the baby stage again. I find myself doing the baby “sway”. They have bonded with all of our family members and now even with the older grumpier cats are playing with them!
I can say that these are two very special kittens that amazingly found our family. If we were to ever add another pair of kittens, it would only be hand raised rescue kittens from Rose and her mom. Like a proud parent we have kept in touch with Rose and inundate her with tons of kitten photos! We look forward to reuniting the kittens with their first parent, Ms Rose once this COVID craziness ends. This has been the perfect match for our family and I can’t imagine our family without them! Thank you for saving these sweet kittens and enriching our family with their love!
We met our dog, Salvador, on April 18th at Dix Park in Raleigh. Our good friends, Tammy and Dahr, were fostering Salvador through CARE and they met my family at Dix Park. My three daughters (ages 6, 9, and 11) had NO idea that we were about to adopt a dog. They thought we were there to fly kites (which we did). We immediately fell in love with Salvador and he has become another member of the family. Salvador has joined us for camping trips, hiking at Grandfather Mountain, and even tubing on the New River. We can’t thank Tammy and Dahr enough for bringing this fun-loving pup into our lives! Please consider adopting a foster pet. You won’t regret it!
How many times can you tell someone thank you? Thank you for making our days brighter and fuller. Thank you for helping us heal. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to enjoy late night zoomies, constant kisses, a BFF for Rose, be entertained by hoarding, and making our family whole again. CARE has gone above and beyond to give Juniper (aka Bunny) a chance to live her best life (and us too). From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
My daughter and I had wanted a little chihuahua mix for years. At just the right moment, we found our new best friend and family member through the CARE website. We adopted Cricket, a 2 year old chihuahua terrier mix who had just had 6 puppies a few months prior, at the beginning of September. Laura, The Best Foster Mom Ever, made the process easy with all of the wisdom and resources she shared with us. Cricket has already provided us with so much joy and love! She has been brilliant with our two cats, also adopted from CARE, as she blatantly ignores them and gives them plenty of space to approach her and explore their new roommate on their own terms. Cricket is our constant, loving companion now. We could not be happier! Thank you, Laura and all of the amazing CARE volunteers!
I adopted Baby Grace 2 years ago after my husband died. We had a cat named Milo who was my husband’s cat and was very lonely and depressed as I worked outside of the home and he was now alone much of the time. Baby Grace was slow to come around to me at first but was an instant friend to Milo. They would play and run around the house at night while I was in bed. She would hide under the bed when I was home. It took some time for her to trust and warm up to me but Milo’s depression lifted and I can now say we are a threesome. I renamed her Macey Gray and love her to death. She is a mischief maker and gives Milo new ideas every day on what they can get in to or on. You never know what she is up to. She is the smaller cat in the pic ( Milo is huge)
We now have our second CARE dog. Our first is five(ish) year-old Audie, a low-riding Chatham County seriously mixed breed who is pretty much always happy; the second is a miniature blue (and brown) tick hound of some sort, who has the demeanor of a puppy despite two veterinarians saying she is probably 2 years old. She has brightened up our household in this troublesome time of the virus, and it is probably a good thing that she keeps us on our toes.
In 2012 we were heart-broken when our 15 year-old Beagle Dachshund went to Dog Heaven. PeeWee our terrier really wanted a sibling and interviewed many dogs at various rescues until he met lucky #13, Miss Molly from CARE. They became instant BFFs. PeeWee is now 20 and has been slowing down lately. In anticipation of wanting Molly to never be alone, we turned to CARE again to find another dog for our pack. Daisy (formerly Maggie) with all her puppy energy (even though she’s 2 or 3) and sweet disposition has been the perfect addition to our family. She has given PeeWee renewed energy and purpose. They walk on a splitter leash miles through the neighborhood each week. Molly has claimed Daisy as her furever sister. The joy these 3 rescue dogs bring each other and our household is immeasurable.