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Pacino Decided Indoors is Best! (April 2019)
Pacino Decided Indoors is Best! (April 2019)

We learned about Pacino, a feral cat that lived outside the shelter, from a volunteer during an adoption event. We were looking for a barn cat to help control the mouse population on our farmette. However, Pacino had other plans for us. Even though he was supposedly feral, he quickly decided that a life on the couch, in our arms, was the right place for him. We don't have our mouser yet, but we do have another family member to love. Thank you CARE for a wonderful match.
Sierra (April 2019)
Sierra (April 2019)

As we were walking through the kennel,(Chatham County Animal Shelter) all of the dogs were jumping up and barking as if to say "pick me". Except for Sierra, she was huddled up against the door and was the only dog not barking. Immediately we fell in love! This lovely princess is the queen of her castle! Although she has dietary restrictions now, she still gets all the organic cookies she can have! You would never guess that she is eight this year, as she still looks and acts like a puppy!
Shadow (April 2019)
Shadow (April 2019)

My husband Chadd and I adopted our dog Shadow a few weeks ago through the CARE system. He is a six year old (or so we think) lab mix and we are SO happy that he has become part of our family. His previous family was no longer able to support him as needed and we saw him on the CARE website as being up for adoption. We are so thankful that CARE was generous enough to list him on the website as needing to find a home. My husband and I have known for a long that we wanted to rescue a dog but we weren't seriously looking until about 2 months ago. I had heard about CARE through a friend and was on the website one night and came across Shadow. I decided to contact CARE and Shadow's previous family about adoption. We were able to set up a meeting to have a meet and greet. Chadd and I decided to sleep on it to see how we felt in the morning. The next day, we could feel that it was absolutely the right decision to adopt Shadow. The remainder of the adoption process was seamless and we so very thankful. Shadow is a great blessing in our lives and we look forward to learning more about life through Shadow.


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Pretty Acari (April 2019)
Pretty Acari (April 2019)

Her name was Marni in the shelter, but I decided to rename her Acari, as she reminded me of a tiger who shared that name.

It's been an adventure trying to make sure she's healthy, but I'm happy to say that the eye that made it so difficult for her to get adopted is not causing her any discomfort. It still looks pretty pink some days, but the vet and I are doing our best to make sure she can see and is as comfy as possible.

I can easily say that Acari and I have made each other's lives significantly brighter. She has a seemingly boundless capacity for love and affection, and absolutely loves kisses. There are times when she will press her nose to mine, and just sit there, and purr. She's also a huge fan of my desk, and especially my keyboard. She likes to 'help' while I play video games.

I'm so glad the good folks at CARE took care of her long enough for me to find her. My life is better for having this little one in it, and I plan to make sure the same can always be said the other way around.
Lionel (March 2019)
Lionel (March 2019)

We decided to try adopting a senior dog knowing that they typically do not get adopted as easily. We are very happy that Lionel has come to be part of our family recently. At eight years old he is super sweet and loving! He has never had an accident in the house, rarely ever barks and really appreciates his warm, loving home after a difficult and neglectful earlier phase of his life. He is the easiest dog we have ever brought into our home and we are grateful for his companionship! We also are grateful for Olivia his foster parent that rescued Lionel and nursed him back to health. She was amazing with Lionel and with the introduction and handover to our home which was flawless. We are grateful to CARE and foster parents like Olivia for all they are doing to help animals in Chatham County. If you are looking for a well-mannered, appreciative and loving companion we would highly recommend adopting a senior dog from CARE.
Tater Tot (March 2019)
Tater Tot (March 2019)

Tater Tot!! He's such a wonderful pup with a sweet temperament, playful, and is such a lovebug. He has 'adopted' the red chair as his cozy spot to spend his time until he is ready for play or going for a walk or 'oh my gosh'....a car ride! As soon as one of us sits in the red chair, he is in it too, cuddling so happily. We had been looking for 'just the right dog' for our family for almost a year. Serendipitously, we were in Pittsboro for a street fair and saw the table with C.A.R.E. representatives. They told us of an adoption fair a couple of miles away, so off we went. There was Tater, sitting still and calm in the middle of an outdoor fair full of so much activity--dogs and people milling about. With his adorable pup face and calm temperament, we had found our furry friend! I can't say enough about C.A.R.E. and their loving and professional foster families. The C.A.R.E. acronym says it all. Laura ushered us through meeting Tater and the whole process of adoption. She trained us as new dog owners with as much care and attention as she had trained Tater! We are so appreciative of her patience and effort, with many, many long phone calls full of advice to help us with the transition. Our experience with C.A.R.E. was more than amazing--as is Tater Tot. We feel so lucky. Don't hesitate to contact them!
Bea the Beagle - now BB (February 2019)
Bea the Beagle - now BB (February 2019)

We saw Beatrice (now called B.B.) at an adoption event at Phydeaux Cary back in September 2018. We were there to look at another dog and did not think she would be there. It was a pleasant surprise to see her and we both just fell in love with her cute face, big ears and bigger personality. Tammy was the foster mom that took great care of B.B. She was also very honest about the challenges of having a beagle mix dog. Tammy and Laura helped us transition B.B. in with a home already with 2 dogs (Roxy and Sydney both adopted from CARE as well). She fits in well with her 2 bigger sisters despite her being the smallest. She loves chasing Sydney around and snuggle right next to Roxy. We could not ask for a better addition to our lil fur family!
Emmie (February 2019)
Emmie (February 2019)

Emmie is a wonderful pup that has been such a great addition to our home. She loves wrestling and holding her own against her big brother Dash, a 75 lb black lab rescue. When they're laying around, Emmie can always be found curled up inside Dash's big frame. Once a week our dogs get a play day with my Mom's CARE rescue, Addie. Emmie had a rough start to life with some leg injuries but nothing holds her back now, evidenced by her tearing around the dog park. She's been super sweet with our toddler and loves giving her little licks. We saw a picture of Emmie's brother Crispin for the first time recently and it made us so happy to see he's also in a good home with a big older sibling : )
Roscoe (February 2019)
Roscoe (February 2019)

Roscoe is a show stopper, everywhere we go people want to talk and play with him. His spirit is amazing. He seems to love everyone but especially kids and other dogs. Roscoe never seems to have a down moment. He's full of energy and compassion and he makes sure everyone around him feels it. Roscoe's perfect and the CARE team really did their part to make this process as smooth as possible for me. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to give Roscoe a home and If you're thinking about adopting from CARE, you won't regret it. They made sure that everything that needed to be done for Roscoe before coming home was done, all shots were taken care of and he was fixed. Roscoe's foster parents were great as well, they worked with me during the weeks proceeding the finalization of Roscoe's adoption responding to emails with haste and arranging visits for me as we awaited the time of his neutering. This process was seamless and I couldn't be happier with the outcome.
Olive (aka) Lady (February 2019)
Olive (aka) Lady (February 2019)

Such a sweet girl! She isn't quite sure how tall she is so she likes to try to squeeze under things that are just a little too short - like the lamp in the photo, or houseplants. She's a super playful girl who loves pouncing on anything on the floor, especially socks. She's also a big fan of carrying toys around the house in her mouth. Once she's done playing or careening around the house she loves curling up for a nap on whoever's lap is closest. She also loves getting her head scratched, and is very generous with her purrs. We're so happy to have Olive be a part of our family (and for helping us appreciate how hard it is to take pictures of black kitties), and we're so grateful to CARE and Olive's foster mama, Patti, for all their hard work!
Darla and Tess - Both adopted from CARE (February 2019)
Darla and Tess - Both adopted from CARE (February 2019)

Darla and Tess are doing great! Tess is a major highlight of our lives, an indispensable family member who shares every adventure with us. She and Darla are side-by-side throughout the day, only separating at night and only because Darla prefers her dog bed whereas Tess chooses to share people beds (frequently hogging the pillow!). She wakes us every morning with showers of kisses to say "ok people, time to get up and go potty!" She remains queen of the squeakies and is often surrounded by 6 or 7 of them, sometimes hugging one while she sleeps. Her favorite one is of course whichever one Darla happens to be playing with, but Darla is a good sport, she gives them up with a look of "ok whatever..." Our girls are just a joy to have and we can't imagine life without them. Thank you so much for getting them off to such a great start. Have a terrific 2019, and best of luck in your work for the animals.
Crispin and new best friend (February 2019)
Crispin and new best friend (February 2019)

Crispin is a crazy, playful and energetic pup. He has gone through several surgeries on his hind leg. But that didn't stop him. He is jumping on the beds and couches, running in the grass and playing with his new sister Cassie. He had another sister, Emily. He is a lovey and sweet boy. He has found a forever home in NC.
Callahan (January 2019)
Callahan (January 2019)

Not sure who rescued who? Olivia was Callahan's foster mom who made the connection so easy and was helpful throughout the entire process of ensuring Callahan had a permanent home that was a perfect fit for him.( He was purchased from a breeder and then dumped off at a kill shelter.)

Callahan is a healthy well socialized puppy and was potty trained. Not to mention all the required shots/records along with neutering and microchipping were all provided by C.A.R.E.

We were very fortunate to have Callahan join our family at 6 months old. He is thriving in his loving home not to mention being spoiled everyday! We enjoy taking him for walks at The Biltmore House and socializing at all the local breweries.

Callahan has been enrolled in training classes and he is the over achiever along with the "teachers pet". He loves learning new tricks and has graduated from the Canine Good Citizen Program. We are so happy with Callahan.

We could not have asked for a better dog. He is a loving and patience puppy. We are so grateful for finding C.A.R.E. and Olivia for all they do to provide homes for animals that have been discarded in local shelters.
Mickey - Now Mr. McFluff (December 2018)
Mickey - Now Mr. McFluff (December 2018)

I adopted Mickey (aka Mr. McFluff) in November 2018 at the age of 16.5yrs. He made himself at home immediately and is already friends with my other two senior cats. He is smart, sweet, fiesty, and still has a little kitten inside of him. He follows me everywhere and prefers to sleep either on me or next to me. He is a total love! I highly recommend adopting a senior animal who needs a new home!
Nitro (November 2018)
Nitro (November 2018)

So thankful to have Nitro as a part of our family now. He is loved so much and spoiled rotten. Robin did a great job training him as he is very well behaved, potty trained and listens well. Not much of an adjustment for him because he is still living in the same house he was being fostered at, so he is as comfortable as ever. My girlfriend went with Robin to go rescue Nitro and she fell in love with him the second she held him. We just knew he had to be a part of our forever family. He loves to play with other puppies and dogs and gets along great with my girlfriends kitty. They love to chase each other around the house and they take turns chasing the lazer pointer. Nitro has such a great personality and is as charming as ever. He loves to play with toys that squeak and will definately let you know when he's in the same room as you. Now that it's cold outside he loves to wear his little sweater around and cuddle under blankets. ❤
Sophie is on the Go (November 2018)
Sophie is on the Go (November 2018)

Sophie- she is a major part of our family. She is still very energetic but growing up fast. Knows all major commands and can walk off leash even. Loves to spend time at our cabin. Still loves every body and every thing.
Izzy and her new bedmate (October 2018)
Izzy and her new bedmate (October 2018)

Turley and I are so happy to have welcomed little Izzy to our family! Izzy is the perfect example of why older dogs should never be overlooked. She is cuddly, playful, and loves our walks together. Love this little girl!
Duncan and Jesse (July 2018)
Duncan and Jesse (July 2018)

Our family is so fortunate to have found Duncan and Jesse. They are so loving and friendly and bring us absolute joy! Duncan is a softy and let Jesse run all over him and she adores Duncan. Thank you so much, Laura, for our pups.
Peaches (July 2018)
Peaches (July 2018)

Peaches new parents: We were so fortunate to adopt Peaches. She is such a funny, sweet little kitty. Peaches has finally accepted she is an indoor lady of leisure and has a brother who adores her.

Peaches: I got off to a rocky start in my new home. I really missed my family! My new mom would sleep with me when I cried at night. I have a new brother. I didn't like him at first but now we play chase everyday after breakfast. I really wasn't sure about this whole indoor cat thing but they have plants and bought me window seats and I have my own bedroom with lots of toys. I really like the nightly laser tag competitions with my new brother. We even sleep together at night. It's great to be spoiled!
Birdie X2 (June 2018)
Birdie X2 (June 2018)

This is my second happy ending story here--an update, 1.5 years later! My name is Birdie, and my mommy adopted me to fill a hole in her heart and in her home. We are best friends now...we go to museums and restaurants and parks and friends' homes together, and we also go to DOGGY PARKS and trails for HIKING! I have lots of friends, but my mommy is my best friend. She taught me tricks, and she gives me lots of treats, and she lets me snuggle in bed with her, and I have TWO toy boxes, and I have a doggy door so I can go in my big fenced yard to chase squirrels. I love my new life!
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