Friday, January 2, 2015


It's hard to believe Paige has been with us for 3-1/2 years. It was obvious from the beginning that she was lacking in some things that we take for granted that dogs do -- she doesn't chase balls or play catch, and she didn't enjoy running. After some trial and error we found out what makes her happy. She loves to play in the waves at the ocean (shown here with Pepper), and she likes to be outdoors sniffing. She goes outside for a run every day and each week she runs a little faster and farther. Her nervous habits have almost disappeared. She's such a sweet, beautiful dog and a good watch dog -- she has a bold loud bark!

We are fortunate that one of us is retired and can spend the extra time working with her and we thank Cares4pets for all the support they gave us during the transition period.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


It will be one year tomorrow that Rio came to live with me in his "forever" home. He is a wonderful pup and a great addition to my family. He is very loving and makes people smile wherever he goes. I am thankful to have found him, he makes my life complete.

Staci & Rio
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Monday, December 29, 2014


Thanks to Cares4Pets, Dante has lived with us for six years as of this coming January. We cannot begin to express in words how much we love him. He is loyal, intelligent, loving and fun! He is getting up there in years, and he now sees a chiropractor regularly but is still enjoying life here to the max. Without the intervention of Cares4pets, who knows how his story would have ended. But because of you, it is truly a happy ending for him and for us!
You are amazing!
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Porter: Part of the Family

We adopted Porter around 6 years ago and he has become so much a part of our family, that it is hard to remember when he wasn't ours. When he first came to us, he was very nervous and shy. He still has bouts of nervousness, but he is also a very fierce barker when new people come to the house, the mailman delivers the mail, or a Fedex truck even drives down the street. We know that he is just asserting his newfound confidence and protectiveness, though, so we are usually glad!
We can't thank Cares4Pets enough for all the hard work they do, and the way they helped us make Porter's transition to our home go smoothly.
Thanks Cares4Pets for bringing Porter into our lives!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


I am in love with this puppy, but because I will be moving out of the area from my parents home, the shelter will not allow me to adopt her. She is just what I am looking for and am very disappointed. I will have to continue my search, although this puppy has stolen my heart. I thought finding puppies good homes was the goal.

Sunday, April 6, 2014


When we our elderly cat, Chunky, died, we thought we would wait a little while before looking for another cat to add to our home. But the house soon felt very empty and we reached out to Cares4Pets to let them know that we were looking. Shanna quickly suggested that we might like Jezebel, a young cat with a lot of attitude (and not much common sense). We were filled in on her medical condition - Jezebel was born without her eyelids properly formed (eyelid agenesis) and had them surgically fixed. She sounded like the perfect fit!

Jezzie has been with us since May of 2011 and is the clown of the house. She constantly is getting into trouble, terrorizing our dogs, and wrestling with our other cat. Her vision is not great - sometimes new items on the floor surprise her and she is not the best judge of distances - but she gets on just fine. We love having her in our family - she makes us laugh every day!
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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Monty is King

We adopted Monty 4 years ago. He has been guarding our cul de sac daily from his perch on the ottoman by our front window. He makes sure no unwanted mail carriers or delivery people come into the area without warning us of possible danger. Additionally, he makes sure our bed stays nice and warm when we're away, because he sleeps in the middle of it while we're gone. He also makes sure we don't work too hard by snuggling up in our laps when we're reading or on the computer. Finally, no tidbit of food goes wasted while Monty is around. He's an all-around hard working little guy.