One fine September day back in 2018, we decided to go to an adoption event at Phydeaux. We already had adopted 2 dogs from CARE before and we just wanted to get some puppy love. We were not really looking to add to our pack but when we saw Beatrice the beagle, we fell in love! It took her at least 6 months to really fit into our pack, especially with our oldest dog. However, they became best friends before long. She has been an awesome addition and we cannot ask for a better companion. We also did DNA test on her and it turned out she’s 100% beagle as we thought she might have dachshund in her. We love our CARE adoptions! You guys are the best fosters!!!
Three weeks ago I adopted a second cat through CARE…an 11 month old tuxedo cat, Felix. I got him as a companion for my 7 year old female cat, Skittles. She has adjusted to his youthful antics, and he has been a constant source of amusement! Thank you CARE for all you do.
We started talking about adding another cat to our two cat household in 2019. When I found CARE and saw Fitz and Mac, I knew we couldn’t adopt one without the other. Our two cat household quickly became a four cat household. Patti was their foster mom and great about bringing them to our house to meet us and working with our schedule. They were super shy those first few weeks but quickly opened up. I’m so thankful we decided to adopt them together as they’re still very bonded and love to play and cuddle with one another. They also ended up bonding with our older male cat and it’s fun to watch the three of them together. We call them the bad boys club because the three of them are always into everything, especially if there is food in the vicinity. Fitz and Mac are so affectionate and silly – they really do bring so much joy to our household. When people ask me about adopting cats now, I always recommended adopting a bonded pair!
My precious Haven will be 7 yrs old on April 21, 2022. She came into my life at 6 months old having been fostered by Laura and Jesse. She is the bright spot in my life everyday. I will be forever grateful to CARE for choosing me as her forever mom.
We adopted Phoebe from CARE. She’s a great cat – we love her.
I have had 5 dogs in my life and 4 were adopted from CARE (the 5th, Kira, was a stray who showed up in the neighborhood). Red, my first, was Heinz57 mix and a lover. He was everyone’s friend, even though he had been a stray and, we found out later, had even been shot and had a chest full of birdshot. Best dog ever. Vesta was part of a litter abandoned by the side of the road. She was a shepherd mix and true to her breed and name (Vesta – Roman goddess of home and hearth), she was a protector – regularly patrolling the fence perimeter (either protecting or looking for escape routes). Humphrey also had a rough start. He had been adopted from CARE as a puppy but then returned as a very fearful dog, terrified of men (if I ever meet that guy who hurt Humph, grrrrr). He’s a lot better now, but still hesitant of men he doesn’t know, and a total lovebug to those he does know. When Humphrey needed a new buddy, I of course went to CARE. I took him to an adoption event to meet one dog, but when he met Ginger it was love at first sight. I found out later that Ginger’s foster dad had nicknamed her “the whirlwind.” Thanks Laura, she is a handful. But we love her. And all dogs we’ve ever met from CARE.
I saw Libby’s photo on the CARE website and knew right away I wanted to see her in person. It was love at first sight when we saw her at the adoption event and I believe it was mutual based on her little tail wagging around in circles at us. My daughter didn’t want to leave her but I told her we had to briefly so we could make sure our home would be her forever home. She’s been without a doubt the best-behaved and sweetest dog I’ve ever had. People tell me all the time how much they like her and I’ve even been told “I normally don’t care for dogs but your dog is great.” Libby is the best dog ever.
I’m fortunate to work with a great guy (and his wife Joy) who are fosters for CARE. My mother had recently lost her beloved Chocolate Lab and was considering adopting another fur baby. We had discussed this sweet baby at work everyday. My mother was not in a position to take on the responsibility for another dog. The more I heard about this sweet baby and her “ruff” background… I just knew I had to have her in my life. She has been a constant joy in my life. 🥰