Read about our former furbabies who have found their fur-ever homes! Many thanks to those who open their homes to these babies! Email your succussful CARA adoption story to us or send it to us on Facebook! Don't forget to include a photo!
05/21/13 -- Jefferson, you handsome boy you! All of this, looks, sweetness, and a fantastic new home to go along with it! Jefferson is a big ole boy, with a heart that's even bigger. And now, to make his world perfect, he has an incredible new mom and dad, and a beautiful fur sister! Nikki McClintock came looking this weekend for a playmate for her girl, and another 'child' for herself and her husband. All that can be said is that some things are just meant to be. As soon as Nikki met Jefferson, the magic began. He has been with them since Saturday, and according to his new mom, it's as if he has always been a part of their family. Nikki, sometimes 'thanks' is just not enough. This is one of those times. There is no way that we could be happier about your choosing our big boy! In one word, perfection. Jefferson, how about that, big boy? Does it really get any better? I think not. We love you to the moon, you sweet thing! May you all have years filled with more fun and happiness than you could even imagine.
05/20/13 -- What's better than adopting one sweet boy? Adopting two sweet boys! David and Goliath came in together, and by a stroke of magic, went out together to their new home! Vickie Farlow has no idea how thrilled we were when she fell in love with both of our boys and wanted to adopt them together. That was a double dose of extreme happiness for us, and we know it was for David and Goliath! Vickie, thank you, thank you, thank you!! We know this pair will bring you many healthy, happy years of great fun and companionship. David and Goliath, you are one lucky pair of precious boys! We love you both!
05/18/13 -- This
has been a great weekend at the shelter, beginning with the adoption of
our precious little Finley! Lee and Suzy Campbell knew they wanted to
adopt this precious guy before they had even met him. And when they did
meet him in person, it was a done deal! Campbell family, thank you so
much for giving Finley a wonderful home and a human brother to run and
play with. We know that these boys will have many, many happy days
together. There aren't many things sweeter than a boy and his dog. Thank
you guys so much!
05/18/13 -- This
little sweetie is nothing short of a miracle! His family moved away and
left him abandoned inside the home. If not for a neighbor hearing his
cries, he would have perished in that house. Fortunately, she did hear
his cries and saved his life. His next stop was CARA, where a fabulous
family fell in love with this little angel! Michelle Garner and her
daughter came and met Bruce Lee, and that is
where his life took a turn for the better. They adopted him, and took
him home to be a part of their family. As he was so excited at the idea
of having a family of his own, picture taking was no small feat! Garner
family, thank you all so much for giving this precious boy what all
puppies dream of having, a family to commit to him, to give him the love
and care that he so deserves. You are top notch in our book. Bruce Lee,
may your life from here on out be nothing but love and kisses, and
playful days with your new big sister! We love you, little guy!
05/16/13 -- And
here's another awesome adoption!!! Maranda and Brennon Vaughn adopted
Lily from us a few months ago, and we were thrilled about that! Well,
now they have adopted Remy to be Lilly and son, Luke's, playmate. Or
maybe it was Brennon who absolutely had to have her! Actually, we think
it was all of the above. At any rate, the family fell in love with Remy,
and she is off to a wonderful life with the
Vaughn's! Vaughn family, you guys ROCK in our book!!!! We are so
grateful to you for giving not one, but two, of our beautiful girls a
home. We know that many years of happy memories will be made in your
household. By the expression on Luke's face, it looks like those happy
times are in full force! We wish much happiness to all of you!!
05/15/13 -- Who got a fantastic home?? Our handsome Felix got a fantastic home!! Felix and his mom, Felicia, were abandoned in a box on the side of the road. Luckily for them, they found their way to CARA, where we quickly fell in love with both of them. Felix stole my heart at hello, just as he did with Matt Whiteside. Our little guy just couldn't have found a better home! Matt, the thanks for that go to you. We are so happy that you have given this precious boy the home that he deserved. Felix, you have no idea how much I wanted to bring you home with me, as you snatched my heart right out the minute I laid eyes on you. Nor do you have any idea how excited I was the day that Matt came and met you. This sweet couple will give you everything you want and need, and then some. Always know that we all love you tons, sweetheart! May you all enjoy the many happy years that we know you will spend together.
05/08/13 -- We
have some great news to begin your day! Drifter has left the building
to begin his new life with Elliott and Ashley Bingham!!!! We will never
understand how this awesome boy could have been abandoned by the family
that he loved, but what we do know is that he will never be abandoned
again! Elliott and Ashley, we have heartfelt gratitude to you for giving
Drifter the home and family that he so needed, and has been missing. We
know that with you, his past will be forgotten, and his future will be
spectacular. Drifter, we are so happy for you, sweetheart! Go and love
your family and enjoy every minute of your new lease on life. You are so
deserving. Know that we love you very much!
05/08/13 -- How
much sweeter does it get??? Our precious senior, Babbette, has gone to
her new forever home with her new mom, Lynda Ryan!!!! How much joy and
happiness do we feel about this adoption? Ahhh, absolutely no words to
describe! Lynda, you are one of the special angels! You see more than
the gray on our girl's face. You see the beautiful heart and soul that
Babbette has just waiting to share. We are
thrilled beyond words that you fell in love with our precious senior.
It is so comforting to us to know that she has a wonderful home and
awesome new parents with which to live out her golden years. We will be
eternally grateful to you for giving her this opportunity to love and be
loved in a real home where she knows every day just how special she is.
Babbette, we love you to the moon and back a thousand times, sweet
angel! May you know many years of the love and care that you so deserve.
05/01/13 -- This
precious boy is Jersey. Jersey came to the shelter as an abused baby,
whose owner did not want him. He has been slow to trust, even growling
and snapping at times, and understandably so. We knew that underneath
his fear, he was a total sweetheart of a boy. Mary Broome came to the
shelter, hoping to meet a new companion. She told me that when she laid
eyes on Jersey, she knew instantly that he
was the one for her, although she also knew that Jersey would have to
be the one to make the final choice on that. Boy, did he make that
choice immediately! Once he got in Mary's lap, there was no getting him
out! He knew he had found his new mama! There was definitely something
about Mary. He was love struck from the word go. As the story goes,
Jersey went home with Mary, and I have seen them since. He is her
shadow, and the love these two share is the sweetest thing ever. Mary
Broome, we can't tell you how absolutely thrilled we are that you came
by that day, and changed Jersey's life forever. He was holding out for
that special someone, and you were so obviously the one. Thank you from
the bottom of our hearts. Jersey, enjoy your new life of being Mary's
little prince. You will never know the feeling of being unwanted again.
We pray that you both share many wonderful years together, and we feel
sure that you will. Love to you both.
04/30/13 -- Our
lovebug, Swayzee, found her perfect family!! This is our little girl
who came in with burns all over her body. In spite of the pain she had
to have been in, she never showed one ounce of sadness or defeat. She is
an energetic little girl, who was wishing for the right family to come
along and give her the life she dreamed of, the life she had not known
before. Her wishes came true when she met
Kelci Walker! We are ecstatic that Kelci and her family chose Swayzee!
Swayzee not only has a wonderful human family, but she now has a big
German Shepherd sister. Walker family, thank you so much for adding our
precious girl to your family. She will definitely give you years of
happiness with her little goofy self! Swayzee, we love you and wish you
the best life ever!
04/28/13 -- Our
hearts are still pounding over the adoption of Sybil! A little
background info for you... The Mixsons came in back in January and
adopted Shiloh. We were thrilled with that adoption. However, that left
Shiloh's mom, Sybil, at the shelter and alone. Well, the Mixons came
back to the shelter. This time for mom, Sybil!!!! These girls were found
as strays and came in together back in October of 2006.
The reunion of these girls was incredible! For them to go to a home
together is... well, there are just no words. Mixsons, we LOVE you
guys!!!! Thank you so much for loving these two girls!!! Sybil and
Shiloh, at last you have the lives you deserve! Enjoy every minute of
it, sweethearts! We love you both tons!
04/20/13 -- This
is an adoption that made us crazy with excitement! Our big girl Shelby
(now Mira), has found the most fabulous, perfect home!!! Mark Dreifuss
and his family made the trip from Philadelphia to meet our baby! And
boy, was that love at hello! Mira has a Rottie brother, Max, the same
age as her, to romp and play with. Not to mention, human siblings. She
has the works! She, nor we, could have possibly
dreamed for anything better. Mark, you and your family have our sincere
gratitude for choosing our girl. You guys have given her a perfect new
world! Mira, oh my, how much we love you! Our hopes and dreams have
definitely come true for you! We will miss you terribly, but wow!! What a
wonderful life you now have!!! Great big hugs and tons of kisses to
you, baby! We love you to the moon!
04/20/13 -- Our
hearts are still throbbing over Forrest getting his very own daddy!!!
Our precious little boy wasn't with us very long, but long enough to
steal our hearts. For a little guy who was brought in because he wasn't
wanted, he sure has hit it big with Austin Stidham! Austin, we love that
you are Forrest's new daddy! We know that you will share many wonderful
years together. Forrest, we are so excited that you now have a new
daddy, your very own home and a precious new name! Joxer, we love you
bunches, little man!
04/18/13 -- Quincy
became a member of oue CARA family after being found wandering on the
side of Pearson Road. He let us know right away that he is such a love
bug with a great personality. When Lisman Walker visited the shelter,
she spotted a sweet little ball of fur that loved to give away loads and
loads of kisses. It was love at first sight. Now, Quincy has found
his "fur"ever home with the Walker family and will never have to roam
alone again. Instead, he will have a great family to accompany him on
long walks. Thank you, Walker family, for giving sweet Quincy the
forever home that he deserves.
04/14/13 -- It
is so exciting to us when our babies find the perfect home! As was the
case with Max. Max is a boy who is just full of love, such a sweetheart.
For that reason, we will never understand why he was dropped off at our
door, in a kennel, with a note that the owner just didn't want him
anymore. Robert Keenum and his children came to the shelter to meet Max,
and we knew immediately that they were the
family for Max. Max now has human siblings, and a fur brother. We will
never understand why a dog like Max was given up, but one thing we do
know is that he with the perfect forever family now, and will know
nothing but love from here on out. Keenum family, thank you for giving
Max another chance at the life he deserves. Max, enjoy your new life,
sweetheart, with a family who adores you. We love you, little guy!
04/14/13 -- Yes,
we have another fantastic adoption, featuring another incredibly happy
family, the Mixon family, and our beloved Juliette! Juliette is the
perfect girl, the perfect mix of lovable and playful. We fell in love
with her as soon as we met her. We have been hoping and praying for the
perfect family to come along for her, and that is exactly what happened.
As you can see by the photos, the Mixon family
was just as thrilled as we were! And Juliette? Well, she adores her new
family. We got a call yesterday from the Mixon family. They love
Juliette to pieces! They agree that she is THE perfect girl!!! Mixon
family, you are appreciated more than you will ever know! Thank you so
very much for visiting our shelter and meeting Juliette. You guys are
precisely what she has been longing for. Juliette, we know you will be
loving every minute of your life! We love you, sweet girl, and we are so
happy for you!
04/12/13 -- Our
adorable little Ruby has gone to live the life of a diva with Theresa
Waltz! Ruby is one of the sweetest little Chihuahuas I've ever met, a
complete love bug. The day that Theresa met her, that connection
happened faster than I could blink my eye. Ruby, if you searched the
world over, I don't think you could find a better mom. Theresa, thank
you for giving this little angel the loving home that she needs and was
hoping for. I know that she will be your best little companion for many,
many years. Ruby, you enjoy every day of your well deserved diva
lifestyle, and every minute with your new mom. You two are perfect for
04/12/13 -- Our precious little Jenny has found her home! Jenny was scooped up by Allison Armstrong and Wesley Yount, and we just couldn't be happier! We are hearing that Jenny is doing great in her new home. We are so excited that she will have a baby human sister to grow up with! Nothing sweeter than a child and their dog. Allison and Wesley, thank you so very much for choosing our sweet girl to join your precious family. Jenny, you take care of that baby sister. You two will be friends for life.
04/03/13 -- Meet
Willie Bear. This awesome guy came to us as a child of divorce, so to
speak. Due to circumstances beyond his control, he found himself without
his family, and needing a new family to love him the way he had been
loved before. Willie Bear's story was heartbreaking, to say the least.
This boy had been well trained, and was accustomed to being an active
member of his family. We can't put into words
how touched we were when Betty Dew and her family fell in love with
this fantastic boy. They recently lost their boy that they adopted from
us last year to cancer, and after shedding tears over that, we saw that
Willie Bear really seemed to fit perfectly. His new family is complete
with mom, dad, sister and brother. That is exactly what this sweetheart
was desperately needing and longing for. Dew family, you more than made
our day when you came and met Willie. You surpassed what we had hoped
for in looking for a new family for him. We feel sure that he will make
an excellent addition to your family, and we thank you from the bottom
of our hearts. Willie Bear, you get back to doing what you do best,
loving your family with everything you have. You are such a good boy! We
are not sure who is the luckiest in this adoption, but one thing we do
know, you have an awesome new family who will love you forever. Take off
and chase all the tennis balls you can stand, you sweet man! We love
you so much!
04/03/13 -- Joanie
became a member of the CARA family when someone found her as a stray
and brought her to the shelter. Though we only had her for a few weeks,
we fell in love with her! She has the best little personality, just a
complete love bug. That is exactly what Matthew Carpenter saw when he
met Joanie. We were thrilled when Matthew asked to adopt her! He was
just what she was hoping for! Someone to love her, and give her a home
and family of her own. We are so glad that Matthew came to CARA that
day, as he changed this little princess's life forever. Thank you,
Matthew! Joanie, go and enjoy your new world, sweet girl! We love you
04/03/13 -- If y'all came to CARA's birthday party Saturday, you may remember that 5 kittens were dropped off on our doorstep with a note saying the mama cat had been killed and the owner could not afford to feed the kittens. The 4 males are now in foster care and the female, Flower Bell, has gone to her fur-ever home with Dr. Robin Miceli and her daughter AnaMaria, who paid half of the adoption fee herself. Blessings to all!
04/03/13 -- We
are so thrilled that Cachet has found her very special place with
Amanda Hardwick! Cachet was found at a convenience store near the
shelter about 4 months ago. She is still a baby at 6 months old. Cachet
is full of mischief, but loves to cuddle, as you can see by the photo.
Looks like these two will share many happy years together!
Congratulations to both of you! May every day be filled with fun and
more love than you ever imagined.
04/02/13 -- Okay,
so here is the story that we have been dying to share with you!
Remember Sadie, the last dog that was our Senior Star Pet of the Week?
Well, guess what? Sadie has been adopted by a wonderful guy named Don
Getty!!!!! Don has an 11 year old Chow/Shepherd mix, same age and same
breed as our precious Sadie! Sadie not only has an awesome new dad, but
she also has a fantastic new brother! He even shares
her fear of the bad weather! Folks, this is an amazing answer to our
prayers for Sadie. We are honestly just speechless. As those of you who
follow us here on Facebook know, we are 4 for 4 in our postings of our
senior dogs. We are so incredibly humbled and grateful. We know how
awesome senior babies are, but to see these compassionate angels step up
for these precious seniors the way they have, well, it completely
brings us to our knees and to tears, happy tears. You have no idea the
prayers and hopes and dreams we have had for these beautiful dogs, for
so many years. And for these dreams to become reality is the most
breathtaking feeling imaginable. Don Getty, we proudly add you to our
list of earth angels, as your adoption of Sadie has sent our hearts
soaring. Sadie, our sweetheart girl, you know we love you to the moon
and back, a thousand times. We are so happy to see you go into a real
home, with a family of your very own. We wish nothing but the greatest
of blessings upon this little family.
03/30/13 -- Our
sweet fur baby, Caleb, had his forever wish come true. Margaret Lee
and her daughter came to CARA to look for a fur baby to be a part of
thier family. It didn't take them long. The minute they spotted Caleb,
they knew that he was the one to complete their family. We think that
Caleb hit the jackpot and so did the Lee Family. Caleb, we send you off
to your new adventure with lots of love and kisses. Lee family, you
guys are the best.
03/27/13 -- This
is Klivan, happy as can be in the arms of his new family! Dai Flynt and
family have made our Klivan feel like the luckiest cat on the planet!
Klivan came to the shelter with 3 other cats. Two women walked in with 4
carriers, set them down and took off. Five year old Klivan is a very
special cat in more ways than one, in that he has 7 toes. Peggy, our
cattery manager, fell in love with him immediately.
Klivan is a calm, big fat lap cat. We are so glad that this family came
in and met Klivan. He is now living a dream. Thank you Flynt family!
Klivan, Peggy wants you to know that she misses you already, but she is
so incredibly happy for you, as we all are. Enjoy your wonderful life,
03/26/13 -- One
of our highlights recently is the adoption of our beloved Baby Girl.
When Sharon, one of our devoted employees, drove up to work one morning
back in 2006, she found this angel left tied to the mailbox. She
immediately scrambled to untie her, referring to her as Baby Girl while
doing so. That name stuck. Fast forward 7 years later, Baby Girl is 9
years old, and was chosen to be the baby of Veronica
Keefer and Nick Germani. These sweet souls also adopted Yancy (now
Jackson) from us not too long ago. They are angels in the most true
sense. To see Baby Girl go to this loving couple, after all of her years
waiting, was just almost more happiness than our hearts could take.
This sweet, senior girl is so very deserving of a loving home. A real
home, with a mom and dad, and even a fur brother. Veronica and Nick, we
wish we knew how to thank you properly. We know that you will be blessed
for giving these babies what they needed and deserved. Baby Girl, may
your every day be blessed with love and comfort, and the stability of
family. We love you with all of our hearts.
3/26/13 -- How about this great big smile on Buddy's face?? Does it give you some idea of how incredibly excited he is to have found his new home and family?? Buddy is such a great boy! Found as a stray and brought to CARA, to this great big smile! It just doesn't get much better than this! Tara McIntosh and Haley Stevens, thank you both so much for putting this big ole smile on Buddy's face! Not sure whose smile is the biggest, his or ours. Buddy, take off running into your new life, as we know that you will! Enjoy every day of it, sweet man! Love and kisses from all of us!
03/26/13 -- Our
precious little Lollipop found her special place in the world with
Tarra Wilson. Lollipop came to us from a special lady who is undergoing
chemotherapy, and is struggling to maintain herself at this time. We
were happy to help her out during these trying times she is
experiencing. Lollipop came in with her mom, who is still with us. This
sweet baby is only 8 weeks old, and sure to add excitement to Tarra's
life! Thank you so much, Tarra, for giving our little baby a great home
in which to live. Enjoy your new life, Lollipop!
03/25/13 -- Apache
wanted to share with everyone how thrilled he is to have found his new
parents! Apache is 3 years old, very timid, and for whatever reason, has
been bullied in the cattery for the last 2 years that we have had him.
He was so ready to find his new home, and leave the presence of the
bullies. And that is exactly what he did after meeting Mr. and Mrs.
Covington! We are absolutely overwhelmed with
joy to see him get his chance at a great life with great people. The
Covingtons recently lost their 16 year old cat to kidney failure. While
we know that Apache will not replace their baby, we know that he will
bring much happiness, and that they will enjoy a wonderful life
together. We are very thankful to you for meeting and taking our
precious Apache to love. Apache, enjoy your awesome new life, bully
free!! We love you, sweet man!
03/23/13 -- Sherry
has finally found her forever home with Lauren Randall!!! Sherry has
been with us for a year. She was picked up at a Police Precinct and
brought to CARA. She is a great girl, sweet as the day is long and very
active. Lauren is a youth minister in Alabama, so we feel sure Sherry
will be making lots of new friends to run and play with. Lauren, we are
so glad that you came to CARA in search of your new best friend! Just
couldn't be happier! Sherry, we love you, sweet girl! Enjoy your
fantastic new life!
03/22/13 -- Our
precious Malibu has found her new mom! Malibu came to us last year,
with two other cats and a dog, when their owner suddenly lost her
husband, and could no longer care for all the furbabies while struggling
to take care of their children. Malibu is the last of the animals to be
adopted. Evelyn Culpepper came in and met Malibu, and the rest is, as
they say, history. We are so thrilled for sweet Malibu!! She is so
deserving of her great new home! Thank you so Evelyn Culpepper, for
loving our girl. We are sure that she will bring you much happiness, and
we know that her life will be forever wonderful!
03/18/13 -- Remember Raymond, our Senior Star Pet of
last week? Well, guess what? Raymond has been adopted by a very special
couple, Reggie and Marie Williams! They lost their little angel
several years back, but when they saw Raymond's photo, they knew it was
time to love again. They came and met Raymond last weekend, and it was
the biggest blessing little Raymond has ever
experienced! There are just no words to express our joy and happiness!
As much as we had hoped and prayed for this beautiful new beginning, we
had consoled ourselves to the fact that he might be with us forever, and
we would have loved him forever. We all know how hard it is to adopt
out the seniors. I have to tell you all, Raymond was the third senior
dog we have spotlighted, and the third to be adopted within one week of
posting. I cannot tell you what this does to the heart!! Reggie and
Marie, thank you is just not enough. We don't even know how to thank
you. One thing is for certain, you are truly angels on earth. Raymond,
you precious little boy, we send you to your new life with more love
than there are stars. We all miss you, for sure, especially your Hollie,
but we are so thrilled that you now have a real home to call your own.
And your friend Esmerelda, well, you should see her squeezing her big
self into your little bed! I think she misses you, too. May the 3 of you
have many blessed years together.
03/17/13 -- Sam
wants to share the news with you that he found his special person!
Eleven month old Sam was dropped off at the shelter with a note from his
people explaining that due to economic circumstances, they could no
longer care for him. Sam was feeling a little displaced, that is, until
he met Haley Vandevender. It was love at first sight for these two, and
to make it even more special, Sam was picked
out by Haley's dog, Oreo, to be his new playmate. Sam is off to a new
and wonderful life, and we couldn't be more thrilled for him! Thank you
Haley, and Oreo, for falling in love with Sam. You have changed this
baby's life forever. Sam, you enjoy every day of your new life,
sweetheart. No doubt, you will.
03/16/13 -- Violet,
the last of the Flower Shop Pups, has finally gotten a home of her
own!!!! Violet was chosen by the Abbott family to be their girl. And
from the looks of it, she is going to have plenty to keep her busy with
her new brothers! We just never could figure out why it was taking so
long for Violet to catch someone's eye, when all of her siblings have
long been gone. Then it hit us, she was waiting
for the perfect family! Well, something worth having is definitely
worth the wait, huh Violet? We are so excited for Violet, as well as her
new family!! We expect this family will share many happy and fun years
together. Thank you, Abbott family! Violet, enjoy your new life, sweet
girl!! We love you!!
03/15/13 -- This
is the story of Beth. This wonderful cat came to us about a year ago,
as a 6 month old kitten. She had been hit by a car, and one of her rear
legs was crushed. Sadly, she ended up losing her leg, but much to our
amazement, this sweet girl never lost a step. You see, Beth is special
like that. She has a definite love for life. When Ruth came into the
cattery last weekend, Beth knew immediately
that she was her person, the person that was meant to be hers. Beth
went straight up onto Ruth's shoulders, and refused to come down. When
we speak of the animals choosing their person, this is a very perfect
example of what we mean. Beth knew instantly that Ruth was for her, and
the sweet thing was that Ruth knew it just as well. Ruth, thank you so
much for saying 'yes' to Beth when she asked to be your baby. We know
that she will be so happy in her new life with you! Beth, enjoy every
minute of your awesome new world. And always remember how much we love
you, angel baby.
03/15/13 -- Cleo
wants everyone to know that her life has changed completely, and her
world has been made complete since her introduction to Katherine Burchak
and her beautiful daughter! She has gone from being our Dog of the Week
last week, just hoping that someone would see her and give her a
chance, to being the little queen in her new home! We have known from
day one that Cleo is an awesome girl, and when
Katherine and her precious daughter met Cleo, they knew immediately how
special she is. Cleo came into the shelter with 3 other dogs when their
owner decided to move and couldn't take them with him. Two have been
previously adopted, and now Cleo. Her brother Rango is this week's Dog
of the Week. We can only pray that he gets as lucky as Cleo did. Burchak
family, we will always be grateful to you for choosing our precious
little Cleo, and for giving her the life she has yearned for. Cleo, wow!
Great things do come to those who wait, don't they sweetheart? We send
you off with much love and the satisfaction that you have finally met
the family that was meant to be yours. May you all have a long,
wonderful life together filled with more happiness than you can
03/14/13 -- And
then there is Wilson... Wilson's mom decided that she didn't have time
for Wilson, between her job and other things. And according to her, he
just couldn't understand. So, to CARA he came. Well, guess what, Wilson?
Your new mom has nothing but time for you, little man!! Wilson hit it
big when he was introduced to Laureen Hunter! As you can clearly see by
his new mom's great big smile, she simply
adores him! All things happen for a reason, Wilson. And I'm pretty sure
you now know what the reason was. We sure do. Thank you so much Laureen
Hunter, for choosing our little guy and committing to always putting
his needs at the top of your list. We feel sure that you two will share
many wonderful years and make many great memories together. Cherish
every minute of your incredible new life, little guy! You had it
03/13/13 -- Our
sweet boy, Willie, or One-Eyed Willie, as we affectionately call him,
was adopted last weekend! Willie came in as a stray with Waylon, who was
also recently adopted. What a pair these two made! I can only imagine
what they got into together on the streets! Willie was adopted by Dee
Pujol. Dee is the mother of one of our awesome shelter employees. Willie
will, no doubt, be spoiled for the rest of his life. That is exactly
what we hope for for all of our babies. Dee, thank you so much for
choosing Willie! And Willie, than you for choosing Dee! I'd say this was
a great choice for both of you! May you share many happy years
03/12/13 -- Okay,
so this news just cannot wait! Does everyone remember Ophelia, our
Senior Star Pet of the Week a couple of Sundays ago? Well, it seems that
Lisa Nettles has followed Ophelia since she came into the shelter with
her best friend, Persephone, back in 2007. When Lisa saw that Ophelia
was the senior star of the week, and saw that she had lost her best
friend, she said that she just knew that Ophelia
needed to be with her. She came to the shelter that very week, and
brought her little diva dog, Isabella, to meet Ophelia. The meeting was
pure magic! The girls got along beautifully, and Lisa already knew that
she loved Ophelia. Since Lisa had previously planned a girls' trip to
the beach for last week, we decided it best for her to take Ophelia home
today, since she is back from her trip and now has the week off to help
Ophelia settle in. Friends, today was one super special day!! As you
can see in the photo, the girls were already telling secrets and they
hadn't even left the building yet! Something tells me that they are
going to be a pair! Lisa Nettles, you are our special angel. Adoptions
like this make all of the pain and heartache that comes with doing what
we do incredibly worthwhile. There could never be enough words to thank
you. Ophelia, oh you precious girl.... You go and have a wonderful life,
the life that you have waited on and deserved for so many years. You
are so very special, and you deserve every beautiful moment that comes
your way. Know that we love you to the moon and back, and always will. Updated -- 2nd photo is our girl enjoying her new backyard!
03/11/13 -- Our
precious Leo was chosen by a most special family, the Dolansky family.
Leo was dumped out in front of the fire station near us a couple of
months ago. He has definitely felt the agony of rejection in his short
little life. In spite of that, he came to us as such a sweet boy, with a
bottomless pit for a heart. Leo stole our hearts from hello. We have
hoped and prayed for a loving family to meet
Leo, and give him the same unconditional love as he has ready to give.
Our prayers were answered when the Dolansky family met our sweet boy.
They are as sweet and loving as Leo, which made them the perfect match
for each other. Dolansky family, you all are such a blessing, and we
will be forever grateful to you for choosing our precious Leo to love
and take into your home to be a part of your family. He is such a lucky
little guy! Leo, kisses, kisses and more kisses, sweet boy! We send you
off with tons of love!
03/11/13 -- Mr.
Bigglesworth was found in a parking lot at an apartment complex and
brought to CARA. He is 5 years old and was hoping for someone great to
come along and take him home. Well, after this weekend, his life took a
turn for more greatness than he could have ever imagined! His future now
consists of being a lap buddy for Karen and Russ McLemore, and as a
therapy cat when his training is complete! Wow, Mr. Bigglesworth! It
just doesn't get much better than that! Thank you so much Karen and Russ
for giving our handsome boy the life he had hoped for, and much more!
03/07/13 -- Congratulations to Waylon!! Waylon was picked up as a stray and brought to the shelter by a nice lady who just couldn't bear to see him on the streets. We instantly fell in love with this incredible boy! He has such a personality, and sweet as pie. Waylon won our hearts very quickly, just as he did with Janice Moore and her hubby. They met him, and immediately knew that he was the one for them, and just that fast!! He has hit it big with them, as they absolutely adore him. Thank you so much Moore family! You were exactly what our handsome boy had been wishing for. Waylon, we love you tons! We are so thrilled to see you get the fantastic home that you are so deserving of. Kisses, kisses and more kisses, you handsome boy!
03/06/13 -- Those
who follow us, know how long we have tried to help Jordan find a home
of her own. Well, it finally paid off last weekend! It only took a
minute for Peter Langone to know that she was his girl!! They took to
each other instantly. We are so incredibly happy for Jordan! Peter,
thank you, thank you, thank you! You made the wait so worthwhile!
Jordan, enjoy your new world and life, sweetheart! You are so deserving
of this new beginning! We love you so much!
03/06/13 -- Our precious Leigh (now Lily), what a pot of gold you have found! My, what a story Lily has to tell. She was abandoned in a house, as a tiny baby, and found by the cleaning crew, who, thankfully, brought her to CARA. Then, she was adopted by a man for his grandchildren, who lived with him. When the grandchildren moved out, she was tossed out into the backyard, and eventually brought back to us, as she was no longer wanted. Talk about feeling rejected... Well, her world changed completely last weekend when Brennan and Maranda Vaughn, and their precious little boy, spotted her. This awesome family came to the shelter, looking to adopt a black dog, as they had learned of the statistics on the black animals. They went into the visitation room with Lily, and that's when the magic started to unfold. And it unfolded very quickly! This family fell completely in love with our precious girl, and she with them. She is the love of their lives, and they are the angels of ours. Vaughn family, I just don't know what can be said to express to you all of our happiness and gratitude. Chances are, this beautiful girl may have spent the rest of her life as a shelter dog, had you not walked in last weekend. We will be eternally grateful. Lily, we have always known what a special girl you are, and we have always prayed that someone special would see you the way we do. We send you into your beautiful new life with much love, and many blessings, sweet angel. May you always know how very much you are loved here, but more than that, may you always be spoiled and loved by your new family the way that you have always deserved to be. Somehow, we just know that you will be.
03/06/13 -- Ellie became a celebrity when she went to TV with Denise last week, but she became the Gordon's special baby when they came in and met her last week. Fortunately for Ellie, her story is not as heartbreaking as some, that we know of. She was found as a stray, and the good samaritan tried to keep her. That is, until she repeatedly went after their cat. She was brought to CARA, and the rest is history, as they say. Ellie is such a dollbaby, loves to be in your lap. Loves children and small dogs, just has no fondness for cats. Lucky for Ellie, she is now an only 'child', and we are sure she is being spoiled like crazy! Thank you to Charles and Kyra Gordon, pictured here with their precious grandchildren, for giving our sweet baby such a wonderful home!! Ellie, we know that you will have many years of feeling like a princess with the Gordans. And a little princess, you are. Sending hugs and kisses with you, little Ellie Mae.
03/04/13 -- Ken recently went to his fur-ever home with Ben Mulligan. We are so happy that our boy found a great home. Thank you, Ben!
03/02/13 -- Our
precious little PeeWee found his forever home with the Tullos family
this weekend! He took right up with his new human sister, so much so, in
fact, that when I tried to give him farewell kisses he growled! What a
little nerd! When he chose her, he really chose her! Good thing they
fell in love with him. Something tells me that he would have been a
handful if he had not gotten to go home with them. No doubt, he will be a
spoiled little man from now on, just as he should be. Tullos family,
many thanks for choosing PeeWee to love. We're sure that he will bring
you all much joy. PeeWee, kisses to you whether you want them or not! We
love you, little man!
02/28/13 -- Yippee!!!!
Our boy Drake has found his home with Beth and Sonny Norton! Drake is a
total love. He has had a few hard knocks, but his life has done a
complete turnaround since he met the Nortons. He really turned it on
with Beth. Never knew that a dog could play the role of a ladies' man so
well! Beth and Sonny, we sincerely thank you for choosing our big boy
to love. He is a fantastic boy, and we feel sure will give you many
years of love and loyalty. Drake, we hope you take with you the love we
all shared for you here at the shelter. You are a fine boy, with so much
to give. We are so happy to see you go to such a great mom and dad.
Hugs and kisses forever, big guy!
02/28/13 -- This is Patience. Patience was
rescued from a ditch, at the point of knocking on death's door. You see,
she had been used and abused as a baitdog, and either she was thrown
away, or she managed to have enough strength left to escape. We will
never know which, nor does it matter. She
had wounds covering her entire beautiful body, and more swelling in her
legs than I have ever seen before. Even with all of the abuse that she
had suffered, we knew immediately that this girl had a heart of gold. We
loved her back to health, and learned that we were right. She was going
to be a perfect girl for a family that would love her and give her all
the things she had never known before coming to CARA. Beth Benton came and met her, and that magic was everywhere. CARA thanks you Benton family for giving our sweet Patience, know Bubbles a forever home.
02/26/13 -- Here's
a great rags to riches story for you. Meet Yazoo. He was named Yazoo
because he was found by a hunter in the swamps of Yazoo County, in
Mississippi. He was brought to CARA in the back of the man's truck,
nearly starved and terrified beyond words. We took him in, and began the
usual ritual that is performed on all scared and undernourished babies
that we get. Fast forward to present, Yazoo has
flourished in the shelter, loving every minute of the attention and the
love he has been given. Though his life did a complete turnabout when
he came to CARA, he still longed for that special person to be his
constant companion. Well, last weekend, that special person walked right
into Yazoo's life! Gary Minton chose Yazoo out of the many, many dogs
we have in the shelter to be his best friend and companion. Gary, there
is absolutely no way to express to you how overjoyed we are that you
chose our beloved Yazoo! Wow, we just can't thank you enough!!! Yazoo,
may you always have that special friendship that you have so longed for,
may you know every single day how special you are. One thing we hope
you always remember is how very special you are to us. We send you off
with so much love and so many kisses, sweet boy. Here's to hoping that
you and your new daddy have lots of years of extreme happiness.
02/26/13 -- Our beautiful MiMi was chosen by Lauren Musto to be her special girl! While MiMi may have been looked over by many, Lauren was drawn right to our girl's beautiful little face. Lauren, you are an angel, and we are so happy that you saw the wonderful heart that MiMi has. We know that you two will have many, many years of great happiness together. MiMi, we love you sweet girl, and wish only the very best for you. We feel sure that you have found just that.
02/25/13 -- UB
found her new mama over the weekend!!!!! She is one of those sweet
girls who somehow gets overlooked. But when Robin Simpson spotted her,
it was something to see! For a girl who had been living by the dumpster
at a convenience store, literally living off of handouts, I'd say she
sure has come a long way. We are so extremely happy to see her life
change so drastically! She is so very deserving of the love she has
found with Robin. Robin, thank you so much for seeing how special our
sweet girl is, and for taking her into your heart and your home. UB, we
bid you farewell with wishes for many years of happiness for you and
your new mom. We love you, girl!
02/25/13 -- Gladys
is saying, 'Yeah, this is my new mom, and yeah, I love her, but would
you kindly get that flash out of my face'! Gladys was not impressed with
the camera, but we were so elated that Barbara Hopkins was giving her a
real home, we just had to have pics! Gladys was born in the shelter 16
months ago, to Genevieve, whose photo was posted recently when she was
adopted. Gladys is such a doll baby! She
is really going to enjoy being doted on by her new mom. Gladys is
another black dog, who has been passed by for quite some time now, that
is, until Barbara met her and saw what a great big sweetheart she is.
Barbara Hopkins, thank you seeing past the black coat into our girl's
heart of gold, and taking her home to love. Gladys, enjoy your new life,
sweetheart. We send you off with love and kisses, and you leave us with
many fond memories. P.S. Enjoy playing with your new mom's grand
babies! You are going to love that!
02/24/13 -- Okay,
so for all of you that remember Minnie and her little 6-pack, check
this out!!!! All babies were adopted out at 6 weeks old. And to superb
people, I might add. And one of the greatest footnotes is that Minnie
and one of her little girls was adopted together by a wonderful woman!
We want to give special thanks to John and Becky Kelly and their family,
Eddie Outlaw and Justin McPherson, Heather
Fain, Mr. & Mrs. Fortenberry, James and DeAnn McCain, and to
Michelle Carson, who adopted mama and baby together. All of these folks
are as great as they come, and we were so happy to see this little
family go into such awesome homes. We just couldn't be happier! For a
little pregnant mama who had such a rough start, the lives of all of
these babies have made perfect by the incredible people named above.
Thank you all so much!
02/24/13 -- Our
handsome Champ was adopted last weekend!! This one is very special to
us, as he has been with us for a long time. He has waited and waited for
that special person to come through our doors, and last Saturday,
Melissa Kersh made his dream a reality. Many thanks to you, Melissa, for
giving our boy such a special and loving home. We hope you bring each
other many years of happiness. Champ, we love you, buddy!
02/18/13 -- How
awesome is this!!! Chrissy and Chevy were both adopted over the weekend
by Piotr Szalach! We never dreamed these babies would be so lucky as to
be adopted together, and this just proves that dreams do come true. We
are all ecstatic about it, but none more so than Lea Ann, as she took
these precious cats home as babies and bottle fed them until they were
older and on solid food, and then brought
them back to the shelter so that they could find a good home. Who would
have ever thought? Two black cats adopted together... See, miracles do
happen. Piotr, we don't know what folks think of you back home in
Poland, but one thing is for sure. Over here on our turf, you ROCK!!!!!!
Thank you for giving these children such an awesome home!
02/17/13 -- For
anyone who may wonder, no, it's not always about the dogs and cats! For
this adoption, it was about our sweet Guinea Pig! This pretty little
girl was adopted by Amanda Holder and Vickey Bowman. Thank you ladies so
much for recognizing that these sweet babies are special, too, and need
loving homes just as much as the bigger animals. We hope you have many
years of happiness together!
02/17/13 -- Our
little sweetheart, Feona, was adopted this weekend. Her new dad was so
excited about getting her! He was almost like a dad who is about to
welcome his first human child! That tells us what kind of home she is
going to have! We're betting that she will be a little princess. Ryan
Cumbest, you are the dad of Feona's dreams, as well as our dreams for
Feona. Thank you so much for coming and meeting Feona. We know she is
off to a fantastic life! Feona, we love you, darling girl!
2/15/13 -- Today
was a day of many heartfelt emotions at CARA, for us, for our beloved
babies and for the incredibly awesome families that chose our babies to
love. The first happy beginning I wish to share with you is the one that
includes our wonderful boy, Petey. Petey was featured last Sunday as
our very first 'CARA'S Senior Star Pet of the Week'. We all knew how
much our handsome boy had to offer, as we
have known that for a very long time. We were just hoping and praying
that someone would come along that would see what we saw. Our sweet boy
has spent many years just wishing for that special someone to see his
worth, to look into his soulful eyes and see the abundance of love that
he has, just waiting to share. Today, Petey's years of wishing paid off
in a tremendous way when Dr. Chet Lake came in for the sole purpose of
meeting him. That meeting was amazing, to say the least. It was as if
both of them knew instantly that Petey had finally met that special
person, his friend and companion that he has so longed for. Dr. Lake, I
wish I knew the proper words to express our gratitude to you and your
wife. I'm afraid that I can't even come close. I can tell you that we
all thank you from the very bottom of our hearts for giving Petey that
special love he has been waiting for, and for opening your home to him
as a warm and loving place in which to enjoy his golden years. May you
share many wonderful years together, and may you always be blessed for
making Petey's dreams come true, and ours. You are an angel.
02/15/13 -- Another beautiful adoption from yesterday was that of our precious Spencer. Though Spencer has had more than his share of disappointments in his life, his future took a turn towards a wonderful life when he met Dr. Shirley Beall and her terrific husband, Laurence. It seemed as though Spencer knew the moment he met the Bealls that they were the ones for him, as he stayed right beside them the entire time, patiently waiting to head for the door with them! It is amazing how these babies instantly connect with the ones who are meant for them. One thing is for certain, Spencer will be a little prince in his new home! Spencer, you know you are taking our love with you, sweetheart. Many, many thanks to the Bealls for giving Spencer his very own castle in which to be the little prince. He is one deserving little boy.
02/13/13 -- Just
received some awesome photos of our boy, Wellington, in his new home!
Seems Wellington has fit in just perfectly! In this pic, he is sharing a
nap with his sister, and new best friend, Penny. I understand that they
are the best of friends and inseparable! These are the things that keep
us focused and going. Harrison family, thank you, thank you!
02/08/13 -- Our
sweet, sweet Coby left for his "fur"ever home today with his new Mom,
Carol Baker, and his new Auntie, Beverly Smith. He was very excited
about the new adventure that he was about to embark on. We at CARA
could see that Cody was going to have the time of his life! We at CARA
think that Carol and Beverly are "PAWTASTIC".
02/04/13 -- Precious
little Emily has found her very own home with Kathy King! Emily is such
a sweet little girl, and since she came to us from a family, she has
had high hopes of finding that right 'fit' with a family again. Most
often when someone would see her at the shelter and want to meet her,
she was very nervous. We can only imagine what goes on inside their
minds. But, when Emily met Kathy, it was love
at first sight and an instant connection. We knew immediately that
Kathy was the right one to be Emily's new mom. Kathy, there are not
enough words to thank you for giving little Emily exactly what she has
been looking and hoping for. My little marshmallow, we love you very
much and will miss your little sweet self in the shelter, but we wish
you nothing but happiness and love, and all the things you are so
02/02/13 -- Beautiful
Taylor is a precious girl who was brought in a few weeks ago by a man
who said she had been wandering his neighborhood for several weeks. She
was brought in with rope and wire cable dragging from her neck. Lord
only knows what all this precious girl has been through in her short
life, but one thing is for sure, after meeting Ben and Megan Murray, her
life will be nothing but sunny skies from here on out! We are ecstatic
that the Murray's found and fell in love with Taylor! She is so
deserving of a great home and family to love her. Ben and Megan, thank
you, thank you, thank you!!!!!! Taylor, we wish you a very happy and
blessed life, sweetheart!!!
02/02/13 -- Our
precious Matilda was adopted today by Peter and Pat Jernberg! Matilda
has had more than her fair share of hard knocks, but the one thing she
has always had is her CARA family. This little girl is very special to
us, and though we will miss her terribly, we are incredibly happy to see
such a fine couple adopt her and give her exactly what she so needed
and deserved. She has waited for a long time
to be loved and cherished the way we know the Jernbergs will love and
cherish her. Peter and Pat, our hearts are filled with gratitude. We
know that you two are the blessing our sweet Matilda has dreamed of.
Matilda, we will miss you deeply, and want you to always remember how
very much we love you.
01/30/13 -- We
are so happy for our sweet Shiloh! Shiloh is approaching 7 years old,
and was chosen by the Mixsons to become part of their family! This
adoption really made us tremendously happy! She is such a precious girl,
who has been with us since early in 2008, just waiting and hoping for
her own home. Last week, her wish finally came true. Mixson family, we
sincerely thank you for choosing our girl to love! We just couldn't be
happier!! We wish you all many years of happiness!
01/26/13 -- Our precious Morris was chosen by Jerry and Jane Hoog today to be
their special companion! While Morris may be 11 years old,
we just know that you three will have many wonderful years together. Our
hearts are bursting with gratitude and happiness! Morris, we are so
happy for you, and we love you with all of our hearts!
01/22/13 -- Our
sweet fur baby, Valerie, went to her "fur"ever home today with Karen
Hearn. We at CARA will miss our sweet baby, but we know that she will
be spoiled rotten in her new home.
01/20/13 -- Our precious little Paisley went home with the Gibson family over the weekend! Looks like she's going to have plenty entertainment from her human brothers, and we're sure she will supply much for them. We wish you all many years of happiness. Thank you, Gibson family, for adding Paisley to your home and family!
01/19/13 -- The
first of Minnie's 6-pack went to his new home today! Roy Thomas, the
only boy of the litter, went to join his new family, Eddie Outlaw and
Justin McPherson. He also now has a fur-sister named Stella, a fur-
brother named Edward (pictured in photo) and two kitty siblings! Roy
Thomas fit right into his new home, and was loved by all. For a six week
old little guy, it sure was a smooth transition. Thanks, guys, for
making Roy Thomas a part of your very special family!
1/17/13 -- UPDATE -- This is Lucy
(formerly Sunshine), who was recently adopted by a fabulous family, the
McClintocks. In this photo, she is being shown the true meaning of what
love really is by her awesome human brother, Patrick. I understand that
they are best friends. I just can't tell you all how happy it makes us
to see these fantastic updates on our babies! It feeds our hearts and
souls, and gives us what need to continue doing what we do. Thank you,
again, McClintock family, for giving sweet Lucy what she longed for and
1/13/13 -- Just
when we think the weekend can't get any better for CARA, wham! It goes
from great to perfect! Guess who went to her wonderful new home today??
Our precious, senior girl, Gracie!!!!!!! Dana Page and her daughter have
fallen in love with our Gracie, and they want to be sure that this
precious girl gets every bit of loving care that she deserves for the
remainder of her golden years. Man, it just
doesn't get any better than this, folks. Gracie was so happy to be
going with Dana that she stuck her nose on the wrong side of the door to
leave with them this evening. I have always believed in miracles, and
this is a huge one. Dana, there are tears when I even try to think of
words to thank you. You are an angel, and you are certainly Gracie's
angel. We know that her former mom would be so proud to see her going to
such an incredible home. We pray that you have many wonderful years
with Gracie, and we know that you will be richly blessed for what you
have done for her. Heartfelt thanks, now and always.
1/12/13 -- This is one of those beautiful Adopt-A-Leash turned forever home stories for our much loved Genevieve. Rebecca Bernhardt adopted Genevieve's leash way back, and has faithfully spent tons of hours with our girl. Well, yesterday, Rebecca came to pick up Genevieve, nothing new there, except that this time, she picked her up and took her home for good, to start her new beginning with their family. Rebecca, no way we can put into words how happy we are about this. You have been wonderful to Genevieve for so long, and now the ultimate happiness for our girl. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Genevieve, we love you baby, and we wish the best that life has to offer for you. You girls be sure and come by to visit, as we will surely miss you, Genevieve!
1/12/13 -- The
special moment we've all been waiting for finally came to pass today!
Daisy Mae went home with her very own family! The Webb family fell in
love with Daisy Mae the day they met her, and knew that she was the girl
they had been looking for. They also have a beautiful one year old baby
girl who was just crazy about Daisy Mae, and that connection was
definitely mutual. We can't wait to see photos of our big girl and her
little human sister! Webb family, you guys are so special in our eyes.
We are so incredibly grateful that you are giving our girl the home she
has wanted so badly and waited so long for. May you share many, many
wonderful years together.
1/11/13 -- oday
was a great day for Harper Lee! He was adopted by Rose Hayes, and we
know he is going to have an awesome new life. Harper Lee, we are going
to miss your sweet face in the front. It is already not the same. But,
we are so incredibly happy to see you go to live with such a wonderful
lady. We wish you & Rose all the happiness in the world!
01/08/13 -- Our beautiful Katie left the shelter over the weekend to go home with her new family! We are extremely happy about this adoption! Roy Philley and family, you guys are awesome in our book! We are incredibly grateful that you chose our precious Katie to join your wonderful family! Many thanks to you all!
1/02/13 -- Our very own awesome volunteer, John
Holloway, took our precious Josie home to live happily ever after with
him and his boy Shug. He adopted Shug from us a while back, and is a
great dad to him. He is also a very dedicated volunteer with a strong
passion for the animals, and we appreciate him very much. We are so
thrilled that he added Josie to his family! She is going to love having a
big brother to show her the ropes! Thank you so much, John, for giving
Josie a wonderful start to 2013!
1/02/13 -- We
had to say goodbye to our big boy, Bocephus, over the weekend. His new
dad drove all the way from Nashville, Tennessee to get him!! We are so
happy for our gentle giant! Adam Graves, thank you more than words for
choosing our Bocephus to be your new companion! Bocephus, we love you
1/02/13 -- Isn't
it amazing how things work out sometimes? A few days ago, several of us
were standing around Elroy, discussing how we just can't understand why
no one has added him to their family, as he is such a sweet boy. We
love Elroy, and knew that he would be a great member of someone's
family. Well, lo and behold, the very next day the Russum family came
looking for a shelter baby to add to their family,
and guess what? They knew quickly that Elroy was their boy! We were
just in awe! Russum family, what a sweet day it was when you guys came
and met Elroy! Thank you so much for making ours and Elroy's dreams come
true. We can't tell you happy we are about that special day. Elroy
surely has a special New Year!
01/02/13 -- Update
on "High Roller" Brandon from the Schmahl family: "Brandon is loving
Las Vegas. He loves to ride down the strip with his two sisters and
bark at everyone he sees. That’s a LOT of barking. He equally loves
his walks in the park near our house. He has a girlfriend at the park—a
Great Dane named Daisy. Funniest match you ever saw!" We are so happy
12/30/12 -- Today was a day full of blessings at CARA. This beautiful German Shepherd was found by a good samaritan, abandoned and left on a chain by her previous owner. He and his dad had been taking turns going and feeding this sweetheart of a girl. Today, he brought her to CARA, hoping for a solution, as he has 7 dogs of his own, and just couldn't take her home with him. As fate would have it, the Doty family came in while I was making photos of this beautiful girl. They were looking for a friend for Gumbo, their American Bulldog, and another companion for the children. This sweet girl, now named Cinnamon, fell in love with the little boy, who is now her human brother. Wow, when something is meant to be, there is just no stopping it! Doty family, we and Cinnamon are ever so grateful to you guys for falling for this angel of a girl, and giving her the opportunity to know what true love and a real family feels like. We know that she will be eternally grateful to you, and so will we.
12/24/12 -- Sunshine found her furever home with the
McClintock family. What a wonderful Christmas gift for both! Thank you
12/22/12 -- Our
handsome Vader went home with his new mommy yesterday! Jamie Brown
works in the cattery, and she developed a special bond with Vader. Jamie
and Vader, we wish you both a very Merry Christmas!
12/16/12 -- Wellington
has been wishing for a great home and his own family for Christmas.
Well, yesterday his dreams came true. When he met Michael and Amber
Williams and their girls, Penny and June Bug, it was perfectly right
from the first second. Within 5 minutes, he was acting like he had
always been a part of their pack. These girls took up with him
instantly. We couldn't have asked for a better 'fit' for Wellington.
Though we will miss him terribly, we all felt like we had a received the
greatest gift yesterday. When it's love like this, there is no doubt.
Williams family, no words to properly thank you. We hope you all have
the best Christmas, ever, and thanks to you guys, we know Wellington
12/09/12 -- From
our friend Megan Albright: Junior (one of Goldie's Lucky 13) is ready
for the Steeler's game!! Thank you for sharing Megan. He is so
12/09/12 -- We've
shared with you the story of Rascal's climb from shelter dog to stardom
through his role in New Stage Theatre's production of 'A Christmas
Memory'. In the middle of his journey with New Stage, Rascal met Clarisse
McDonald, Mom to one of the stage managers. They knew immediately that they were meant to be together! We are incredibly
happy for our little guy, and ever so grateful to Clarisse McDonald for
seeing to it that Rascal will always be the little star!
12/09/12 -- We
were ecstatic to receive this update and photo of Debo!!!! Some of you
may remember Debo. He went on the transport trip to Pennsylvania back in
May. His new parents write that he is doing wonderfully, and that they
can't imagine life without him! The beautiful girl on the right is his
sister. These two spent the summer together playing in their baby pool!
12/07/12 -- Our
itty bitty Zeus went to his forever home with his new family today!
Santa certainly surprised him with a special, early present! Martin and
Annette Butler, thanks is just not enough. This little guy is so special
to us, and we love knowing that he will be the prince of his very own
castle. Thank you both so much for making that possible for him!
12/06/12 -- A Christmas wish was granted for our precious fur baby, Sprout. She went to her "fur"ever home today with Jackie Tyer. She was renamed
Penny. They said that she was their "lucky penny". She is such a
wonderful girl. She truly is a lucky penny. Thank you, Jackie, for
granting this sweet fur babies wish.
12/02/12 -- Callie
and her mom, Kay Coats, came by the shelter yesterday for a visit and
to drop off some things for the shelter babies. We were SO thrilled to
see them!!!! Both of them looked wonderful! Their life together most
definitely agrees with them both! We think that their finding each other
was a very special blessing. We are already looking forward to seeing
them again! Thank you again, Kay Coats, for giving Callie the life that
she so much deserved.
12/02/12 -- Some
of you will remember our 'garage pup', who was found in someone's
garage. They were kind enough to let him stay for a while, then let us
know that he absolutely had to go. The last time I shared his pic and
story of desperately needing a home, the post was seen by a true angel,
in every sense of the word, Cindy Ellis. She fell in love with this
precious boy immediately.
12/02/12 -- Our beautiful Anna was so excited to be going home with her new mom today, Sally McDavid! Anna is such a sweet girl, and she is going to love her new life as an 'only child'! I have a feeling there is going to be much spoiling going on this house!!! Ms. McDavid, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We all love Anna very much, and it thrills us beyond words to see her going to such a great home.
11/30/12 -- Thumbs
and paws up to Willie and Shirley Crump. They welcomed our sweet fur
baby, Watson, into their home. We at CARA think that the Watson family
11/23/12 -- Looks
like somebody's Christmas wish came true...Bonnie found her forever
home with the West family. Pictured with Bonnie are mom Bobbie and John
David. Thank you West family for opening your hearts and home to this
11/20/12 -- Thumbs
and paws up to Scott, Christy, Tyler, and Jeremy Kersh. They picked
our sweet fur baby Hopkins to be a member of their wonderful family. We
at CARA think the Hersh family is "PAW"TASTIC.
11/18/12 -- We are so happy that Gene and Cecilia Barlow decided to come to our 9 lives for $9 event we held this past week. Looks like Sweetie Pie is going to have a very loving home to call her own. We think the Barlows are PAWTASTIC!
11/18/12 -- Baby found her furever home with the Sutton Family. We are so happy for all of you and are so thankful that you are giving our girl, Baby, not just a new home but a new family!
11/18/12 -- The
3 Amigos (Penny, Pedro and Pepe) are so lucky to be going home with
CARA Board member, Valerie Hicks! Thanks, Liz Kepner, for bottle feeding
them as babies. Thanks, Valerie, for keeping these precious ones
11/09/12 -- Here's
a happy update to start your weekend with! Tra was returned to CARA
after 5 years, just because he was old and the people didn't want him
anymore. The little guy was just devastated, having no idea what he had
done to deserve that. Along came Beth, looking for a friend. Never mind
that Tra was a senior dog with health problems, she loved him anyway.
That was the day that a new and wonderful life began for our Tra. This
picture is Tra, after his nightly brushing ritual. Beth says that he is
the absolute joy of her life. We say that we couldn't be more happy for
them. We send love to both of you!
11/08/12 -- Do
you guys remember Izabelle Grace? She was our Pet of the Week back in
July. Well, just look at her now! She certainly found her pot of
gold with Will Tucker! He adopted her in August, and she was just a
baby. I can't believe what a big girl she is now!! Her name is Blue now,
and she is attached at the hip to her daddy. He can't even leave the
house without her! She goes everywhere with him, as you can clearly see
in this pic he sent us of their shopping trip!!! Will, we just can't
thank you enough!
11/05/12 -- Earlier
in October, Shannon Harvey picked our precious little Lexi to be her
new companion. Recently, she came back to CARA and chose to adopt our
beautiful little Zena, Lexi's sister, as well. These two little girls
really hit the jackpot with Shannon! Not only do they have an awesome
new mommy, but they get to spend the rest of their lives together! We
are so thankful to Shannon for giving them their very own home and
wonderful new lives!
11/02/12 -- It
was Ariel's lucky day. She was chosen by the Johnson family to be a
member of their pack. She was so happy, she was giving her new sisters
kisses before she left the center. Thank you Johnson family for
welcoming Ariel into your home.
11/01/12 -- Our
sweet fur baby, Sketch, went home today with his "fur"ever family. It
was love at first sight for Sketch and the Morgan family. Thank you
John Morgan and family for making Sketch a part of you family. We at
CARA think you guys are "PAW"TASTIC.
10/27/12 -- Jackson
was adopted Saturday by the Quick family! This one was most definitely
love at first sight! Just look at these smiles! If there were any doubts
(not that there were!), they would have been relieved by the way that
Jackson strutted out the door with his new family. He just knew that he
belonged with them, as did they. Thank you Kelvin, Michelle and Kelvin,
Jr. for giving Jackson that pot of gold!
10/27/12 -- Cardinal
was chosen by Sarah Herrington to be her new companion!! Cardinal is
one of the four Byrd St. puppies that were rescued back during the
summer from the woods, making this extra sweet for us! Thank you, Sarah,
for falling in love with Cardinal!
10/27/12 -- Belle
was adopted by Sam Dewitt and family last Saturday morning! We are so
happy for beautiful Belle, and it looks like her new human sister is
thrilled, also! We wish you nothing but the best, sweetheart, and it
looks like that is exactly what you're going to get! Big thanks to the
10/26/12 -- Our friends Liz and Dale Allen took our boy Beaudine home this week. Thank you so much for giving this precious one a home.
10/22/12 -- From
our friends the Foster family: "We wanted to check in and let you know
that our family is so happy with Antebelle. She has been in four states
now. She loves Florida where we are wintering. Here is a picture of her
and her brother Braden." Thank you for sharing the wonderful update and giving Antebelle the best home ever.
10/16/12 -- Our
sweet senior lady, Gigi, found her furever home with the Johnson
family. Thank you for opening your hearts and home to this golden girl.
10/14/12 -- Precious
Harley was so excited when the Gardners picked her to become a member
of their family!!! She is so happy to have a great family of her very
own! And we are grateful for that, too. She even has a big human
brother to teach her tricks!! Thank you so very much, Gardner family!
10/13/12 -- Our
precious boys, Caleb & Micah, were both chosen to be members of the
Boyles family today!!!! They will have wonderful human brothers to keep
them busy, or it may be more the boys keeping their human brothers
busy!!! Either way, it's a win win for all! Thank you so much, Boyles
family, for choosing our sweet boys!
10/13/12 -- Beautiful
Alexis (name meaning survivor), came to us a week & a half ago.
Just a baby, she had already been used as a bait dog, & was covered
in severe wounds. She spent the entirety of this time at the vet
hospital being treated. We picked her up yesterday, & today her
guardian angel came to the shelter looking for a dog to adopt. He knew
when he laid eyes on this sweetheart, that she was meant for him. And so
did we. We made her a promise that she would never know anything but
love from here on out. And you confirmed that promise to her. We know
that she will always be loved & be kept safe by you. Chad Ross &
Claire Barker, there are no words for the gratefulness we at CARA feel.
10/12/12 -- Our
sweet , sweet Isaiah has found a "fur"ever home with Chad and Michelle
Underwood. We at CARA think that the Underwood family is "PAW"TASTIC
for welcomeing Isaiah into their pack.
10/11/12 -- Regina
Griffin came by the shelter today to pick up our sweet fur baby, Cody.
He is going to be a "fur"ever member of her pack. We at CARA want to
thank Regina for allowing Cody to be a part of your "fur"ever home.
10/11/12 -- Our
sweet fur baby, Ella (now Nora), went to her "fur"ever home this week
with our very dedicated Kennel Coordinator, April Hallman. We at CARA
think that April is "PAW"TASTIC!!
10/10/12 -- Ellis
went to his fur-ever home Tuesday! Thanks to everyone who helped find
this baby a home when his foster mom could no longer keep him. Special
thanks to Jerry, Cindy and Raymond (pictured below with Ellis) for
opening their hearts to him.
10/08/12 -- Jake,
the sweet lab that was found at the Bike Crossing, was reunited today
with the Hilton family. Jake was so happy Noel Hilton came to the
shelter to pick him up. He couldn't wait to hop in the front of Noel's
pick up truck!
10/08/12 --From owner Candice: "Bentley turned 1 year old yesterday! Happy Birthday Bentley! We are so happy to have Bentley as part of our family!"
10/05/12 -- Last night, while at Fondren for the Blessing of the Pets, Wolfman Jack & I met the most awesome couple! They had come down south from Minnesota to Florida for a wedding. They were making their way back, visiting different cities on their journey back home. They just so happened to come to Jackson, & just so happened to come to Fondren After Five, where CARA had a booth & some fur babies. It was love at first sight when they met our Wolfie!
10/05/12 -- Thumbs
and paws up to Toba Woodruff and her granddaughters, Danielle and
Brianna. They came by the shelter today to finalize their adoption of
our sweet fur baby, Einstein. We at CARA think that the Woodruff family
9/30/12 -- Diamond found her furever home with Sebrenia. Thank you Sebrenia for opening her heart and home to this sweet girl.
9/30/12 -- Thatcher found his furever home with the Hughes family. Pictured with Thatcher is his new big brother Blake. We know they are going to have a great time together. Thank you Hughes family.
9/27/12 -- Our
sweet fur baby, Emma, found her "fur"ever home with Kristi Jackson.
Thank you, Kristi, for allowing Emma to be a part of your family. We at
CARA think that Kristi is "PAW"RIFIC!
9/26/12 -- CARA
friends, check out our Freeman!!!! He went home with the Brantley
family last Saturday, & after talking to them tonight, I can tell
you that he is doing wonderfully!! He is loving life & loving his
human siblings!!!! Brantley family, you guys are an answer to our
prayers. We are more grateful than words can describe. Freeman, you go
9/25/12 -- Sweet little Esme found her forever home with the Bristers. Thank you Brister family for welcoming Esme into your home.
9/25/12 -- Special
thank you to Veronica and Nicholas for opening their hearts and home to
senior fella, Yancy. We are so happy he will live out his golden years
in a loving home.
9/21/12 -- Our
sweet fur baby, Jersey, went to his "fur"ever home today with Claire
Jennings and friend. Thank you Claire for welcoming Jersey into your
9/20/12 -- Our
sweet fur babies, Spanky and Buster, are going to their "fur"ever home
all the way to Warren Arkansas. Beverly and Jerry Davis have
graciously welcomed them into their home. All of us at CARA think
thatbeverly and Jerry are "PAW"TASTIC.
9/17/12 -- Brewster
& his mom, Susan O'Bryan, came by the shelter recently for a visit
with his old friends. Susan adopted Brewster on June 22. His new life
& family most definitely agree with him!!! I don't think his tail
stopped wagging the whole time they were there!!!! Thank you, Susan, for
giving this sweet boy a home of his very own.
9/16/12 -- From
Annette and Torrey: "Thank you again for Bronson. We are in love with
him! When we got home, our two, Dexter and Cheeto, started barking and
then they sniffed each other. By morning they were all playing
together--I was so happy to see that. They have now been laying next to
each other and hanging out like old friends/brothers. Cheeto follows
Bronson everywhere. Bronson is such a loving dog and gives it
unconditionally. We love him so much-- thank you so much for blessing
him to us." Bronson (right) and Dexter (left) are hanging out in the
9/8/12 -- Mr.
& Mrs. Hanneman, we thank you so much for falling so hard for
Shelby the way you did! She deserves an incredible home, & by gosh,
she got it! As you can see in this picture, & all pics were the
same, I couldn't get their loving eyes off of Shelby even long enough to
take a pic! So grateful for you two, & ecstatic for Shelby!
9/05/12 -- An
update on Jake and Frank from our friend John: “These guys have become
the best friends I've ever had. The best dogs I've ever owned (even
though i think they own me) :-) It only took a few days before they knew
it was their home for the rest of their lives. Jake sleeps on the bed
with me every night and Frank sleeps in his doggie-bed. Jake is the
spokesman for the two. When he wants to go outside
he makes a noise that can only be described to be similar to a Wookie
from Star Wars. Frank, on the other hand, knows only two things: I love
you excessively and you must love me excessively. Sometimes he licks my
face so much out of love that I think he's going to reverse aging for
me. Thank you so much for having these pups and taking such great care
of them and allowing them to enter my home. We met each other at a time
of need. They needed a home and I needed them even more. Thank you so so
so very much.”
9/04/12 -- Thumbs
and paws up to Lisa Prisock and her sweet fur baby, Jack. Jack had lost
his best playmate a short time ago. He told his mom that he would like
to have another one. They loaded up and came to CARA to see if they
could find the perfect match. When Jack spotted our sweet fur baby lab
mix, he knew that she would be a perfect playmate to chase balls with,
and share his rawhide bones with. Thank you Lisa and Jack for allowing
our sweetie to be a member of your pack.
9/02/12 -- Today
we congratulate our beautiful Shirley (now Antebellum)!! She went home
with her new family, Todd & Stephanie Foster, from Crestview,
Florida! Antebellum is so excited that she now has an awesome 4 year old
human brother, who is crazy about her already!!! Heartfelt thanks to
this wonderful family for taking our girl into their hearts & home!!
9/01/12 -- Millie
is such a lucky girl! She was adopted & went home with her new
family today! Millie was chosen by Blake White & his children,
Sylvia, Aidan & Jude, to complete their family. We are thrilled for
Millie, & so grateful to the White family for choosing our precious
girl to love!!
8/30/12 -- Many thanks to Sharon and Alicia Benjamin for opening their hearts to our sweet fur baby Doobie.
8/27/12 -- Thumbs
and paws up to Brian Kackley and Maria Lopez. They found it in their
hearts to give our sweet fur baby, Jonas, a "fur"ever home. All of us
at CARA think that Brian and Maria are "PAW"TASTIC.
8/24/12 -- Thumbs and paws up to Mike and Gerri Dangelo
and Madeline Richmond. They found it in their hearts to give our sweet
fur baby, Jo-Jo, a loving "fur"ever home. All of us at CARA think the
Dangelos' are "PAW"TASTIC.
8/19/12 -- Some of you will remember the mother cocker who
had puppies in a trash heap over a year ago. Mother & two
pups went to live in Maine. The two pups were adopted together into a
wonderful family. Yesterday, both pups were in attendance when the son
was married on Mt. Washington, New Englan's highest peak. Male pup, now
named Frodo was the ring bearer.
8/18/12 -- Our sweet senior gentleman, Tra, found his
furever home with Beth Cooper. Thank you Beth for opening your heart and
home to a senior dog.
8/13/12 --Thumbs and paws up to Ronnie Berkemeyer and
family for giving our sweet fur baby, Murdock, a loving "fur"ever home.
CARA thinks the Berkemeyer family is "PAW"TASTIC!
8/12/12 -- Handsome Niko found his furever home with Natalie. Thank you Natalie for opening your heart and home to this fella.
8/11/12 -- Preston found his new home today, with Cory Narlock and Danielle LaComb! Thank you so much for choosing this precious boy to love!
8/05/12 -- Our precious little Delta has her head up high
because she has found her perfect home with Jim & Brenda Collette!!
Thank you so much Jim & Brenda for taking this precious girl into
your hearts & home!
8/02/12 -- All of us at CARA think that Jenna Jones is
"PAW"TASTIC"!! She has given our sweet little fur baby, Tootsie, a
"fur"ever place to call home. You will definitely make a difference in
our sweet Tootsie's life.
8/01/12 -- Thumbs and paws up to Jia Flynn and Paul
Hamblin for giving our sweet fur baby,Florence, a "fur"ever home. All
of us at CARA think you guys are "PAW"TASTIC.
7/31/12 -- Paws and thumbs up to Lisa and Alise Darnell
and Josh Gregory. They are giving two of our pallet company kittens a
"fur" ever home. All of us at CARA think you guys are "PAW"TASTIC!!
7/30/12 -- Thank you to Dale for giving Higgins his furever home. Higgins will be joining his new big brother, Pepper, also a Schnauzer. Good times ahead!
7/28/12 -- Regina Thompson stopped by the shelter
yesterday to let Zeus (formerly Deuce) visit with his CARA friends.
Wow!! Looks like his life with Regina really agrees with him! Thank you,
Regina, for loving our big boy!
7/27/12 -- Our sweet fur baby, Taz, has a new "fur"ever
home with the Williams family. Pictured is Maggie and her mom with TAZ.
Thumbs and paws up to the William's family for giving Taz a home of
his own where he can be loved.
7/26/12 -- Winslow (on the right with Jeremy) is enjoying
his new fur-ever family! Sam holds B.B. King, another rescue. Thanks for
giving Winslow such a great home.
7/26/12 -- Our sweet fur baby, Olivia, has a new "fur"ever
home. She is a new member of the Daly family. Thumbs and paws up to
Greg for giving our sweet baby a "fur"ever place to be loved.
7/23/12 -- Many thanks to the Sheldon family for giving Calli her furever home.
7/20/12 -- Kenny Pritchard, one of the CARA workers, had 2
visitors at the center the other day. His father, Charles Pritchard,
and Scruffy, a former CARA fur baby, popped in to say hello. Looks like
Scruffy is enjoying his "fur"ever home. Thumbs and paws up to Mr.
Charles for allowing Scruffy to be a part of your family.
7/20/12 -- Our sweet fur baby Brandon has found his
"fur"ever home with the Schmahl family. He will be spending his summers
in Mississippi and his winters in Viva Las Vegas. You go Brandon!!
Thumbs and paws up to Sylvia and her family. We think you guys are
7/18/12 -- This is Isaac Lewis with his very first dog,
Pansy. She is one of the flower shop pups that he picked out all by
himself. On the big day when he came to pick up Pansy to take her to
her "fur"ever home, he told us that he had pick out a new name for this
sweet fur baby. " It's going to be Sophie", he said.Thumbs and paws up
to you Isaac for giving Sophie a great home. We know that yall will be
7/18/12 -- From Barabara: "This is our wonderful boy, Norton (formerly
Tyler), who was rescued by CARA after Hurricane Katrina. As you can
see, he lives in the north now (Pennsylvania), where he loves the snow
but hates the heat and is scared of wind storms. We are so lucky to
7/14/12 -- Best buds Spuds and Dixie found their furever
home with Ellen. We are so happy they were able to stay together.
Thank you Ellen for opening your heart and home to these sweet babies.
7/12/12 -- Iris went to her "fur"ever home with a very
"PAW"TASTIC lady by the name of Tasheera Hoskins.Paws and thumbs up to
you, Tasheera,for making Iris one your family.
7/10/12 -- Today has been a great day for Poppy. Anna and her family have graciously welcomed her into their family. Paws and thumbs up to Anna and her family.
7/10/12 -- Gordon is one lucky dog. The Bates are making
this sweet fur baby part of their family. Thumbs and paws up to the
Bates for giving Gordon a "fur"ever home.
7/10/12 -- Last night there was a double rainbow at CARA
and God answered some of our fur babies prayers. The Joseph family made
Anna Claire a part of their wonderful family. Thank you Joseph family
for giving Anna Claire a "fur"ever home.
7/09/12 -- Conrad is one lucky fur baby. He went to his
"fur"ever home today with the Brown family. Paws and thumbs up to the
Browns for allowing Conrad to be a part of their family.
7/08/12 -- Socks is one lucky cat. He has found his furever home with Ms. Estelle. Thank you for opening your heart to this sweet boy.
7/08/12 -- Thank you to the White family for opening their hearts and home to Lambert.
7/05/12 -- Paws and thumbs up to Kelly with Castaway
Critters in Pennsylvania for finding a fur ever home for Beatrice.
Pictured is Beatrice lounging on the couch with her new "PAW"TASTIC
6/24/12 -- These are 4 of Goldie's Lucky 13 meeting in a dog park in PA to celebrate their 6 month birthday.
6/16/12 -- Our sweet Melissa found her furever home with
Angie and Anne. Thank you ladies for giving Melissa a loving home to
live out her golden years.
6/13/12 -- From our friends Molly and Adam: "Pete and
Hansel are doing very well! Hansel is coming out of his shell more and
more each day. Pete was never in a shell...always into something! They
love to play and lounge together:) Here is a photo of them taken during
our wedding engagement session."
6/07/12 -- From Stacie: "I would like to give Peggy at CARA a Very Special Thank You for helping us meet up with the Wonderful Ladies who took care of these Precious Babies who have BOTH now found a Forever Loving Home with my girls and I! (Their posted picture is a just few updates down) We planned on picking one but we couldn't resist taking her brother home too!! We're so in Love with these two sweet babies, as you can see with my girls!!! :) ~WELCOME HOME JOEY and CLOEY!"
6/07/12 -- Megan, Bernie and Junior (one of the Lucky 13) dropped by the shelter to say "good-bye" as they head off to their new life in South Carolina. We will miss them! Can y'all believe how big Junior has gotten?
6/01/12 -- Thanks so much to the Foncree family for
providing Emma, CARA'S special needs furball who is mostly blind, a caring forever home and
giving CARA a generous donation.
5/26/12 -- Check out D-Bo's great big pittie smile!! D-Bo
is living the high life with Kelly now in Pennsylvania. Kelly met D-Bo
on her recent trip to CARA, & fell in love with him, just as many of
us have. He will soon be going to his awesome new life with a young
couple that is so excited to take him into their home to be a member of
their family! Congratulations, Big Guy!
5/26/12 -- Look at Sigmund!!! He has found his pot of gold
at the end of the rainbow in Hampshire, New Hampshire! Many thanks to
Liz, Valerie, Lorna and Doris for making this transport possible, as
well as all the folks at the shelter who did the prep work and the folks
at the rescue groups who received our babies.
5/25/12 -- From Elizabeth Crowell: "Remember Arthur? He's
now Bear and I adopted him from CARA 7 months ago. I want to thank
everyone at CARA for taking care of my sweet pup until I found him.
Below is a picture of him just lounging outside in the sun with a puppy
that I was taking care of that week (one of the Cheshire Abbey pups).
5/24/12 -- Chloe (formerly Clara Belle at CARA) loves to snuggle with her new sister, Lucky. Way to go, Chloe!
5/24/12 -- Congratulations to the Moore family on their adoption of our little gal, Pepper Ann!
5/14/12 -- From the Moodys: "Just wanted to send you a
cute pic of Samantha "aka rapunzel" with her best friend Sydney. Over
the past few years she has made our lives so much richer and happier.
She has proven that not just puppies make great pets! She's the best!!!
Never knew we could love an animal so much and she shows us each day how
grateful she is to finally have a home! P.S. if you don't recognize her
it's because of the few pounds she's put on her in the lap of luxury!"
Thanks so much for giving Samantha a Happy Beginning!
5/13/12 -- From Sheldon's new family: "Bonnie Kate and Sheldon...those two are quite a pair. I love to hear her giggle from his kisses." Thank you for giving Sheldon his furever home!
5/12/12 -- Thank you, Snugg family, for adopting Wednesday and Friday from CARA!
5/07/12 -- Ying found her furever home with the Ward family. Looks like she is going to have a blast. Thank you Ward family.
5/07/12 -- Sheldon is so happy to be going home with Bonnie Kate and her mom. Have a great life Sheldon.
5/05/12 -- Thomas took Jill to her fur-ever home this week. Have a great life, Jill!
4/24/12 -- From new parents Clay Heath and Erin Alexander:
Abby and AJ, formerly known as Brooke and River, went with us to
Pensacola Beach this weekend and had a blast!! We couldn't ask for two
better puppies! We love them very much and they are certainly a gift!!
Thank you, to everyone at CARA!! — Thank you Clay and Erin...they look
4/21/12 -- Yancy found his forever home with the Dew family. Yancy was adopted from CARA as a puppy and recently brought back after 7 years when his owner was deployed. Thank you for opening your hearts and home to this sweet boy.
4/17/12 -- Steadman is going home with his new family, the Prystupas.
4/17/12 -- Petunia found her fur-ever home with the Bonfiglios.
4/17/12 -- Paul Anka found his fur-ever home with the Saxton family.
4/17/12 -- Oprah is going home with the Faith family and her new big sister, Daisy.
4/16/12 -- Wilson and his twin brother Dennis found their new home with Kay.
4/16/12 -- Clarke found his fur-ever home with the
Robinsons. He is one lucky puppy! Many thanks to Misty for all the love
and attention she gave Clarke before he found his new family.
4/13/12 -- From the Pace Family: "It's official, Diesel has claimed little Zoey!!
He is such a little Momma hen with the new puppy. He herds her around,
runs interferance when she bites the others too hard, escorts her
outside to potty- teaching her everything she needs to know. We just
love our spotted CARA sweeties!"
4/9/12 -- Former Cara Baby, Phoebe on the right, in her Easter outfit with sister, Maggie. Thanks for giving Phoebe a loving home.
4/6/12 -- The Patterson family opened their hearts and home to Avery. Thank you Patterson family.
4/6/12 -- Julie Ann found her furever home with Whitney. Thank you Whitney.
4/6/12 -- Mary Kathleen went to her furever home with her big sis, Lilly Belle, and her new mom, Lisa. Thank you Lisa.
3/23/12 -- "Hi CARA! I experienced a miracle- we got all
three of our CARA pups in one picture! Our big boy Diesel on the left,
wild boy Baxter on the right and newest addition Zoey in my lap. We love
our CARA sweeties!!!" The Pace Family.
3/21/12 -- From Alicia -- "Wanted to share a photo of Dollbaby! I adopted
her from CARA late last year and she is doing very well! She has come
out of her shell and is loving life! She prances all around now~ no more
hiding behind the toilet! :) She just got done with her heartworm
treament and she did wonderful. Thanks C.A.R.A!!!"
3/20/12 -- Showing you Jackie and Tater, our former rats from the Hoarding Show on Animal Planet, in their new home with Arya! Thank you guys so much!
3/19/12 -- From owner Vicki: "Just wanted to post a picture of Will (He was
called Willoughby at CARA - adopted in January) and let you know he is
3/12/12 -- Here's
another "Happy Tails" story from CARA. Garland, one of our little
black lab puppies was adopted by a wonderful family in Connecticut. He
arrived there Saturday on the transport. Garland's new name is
"Biscuit". Here's a photo of him and his new best buddy, Jacob, having
fun at their Dog Park!! Biscuit is one lucky pup!! Thank you Thomsen
2/25/12 -- From Evan's Owner "Here's Evan - he's gone from the 14lb. puppy from CARA to a still
growing 100 lb. 14 month old dog. He is a wacky, fun dog - he is so
unusual looking with the Catahoula/Shepherd mix and spotty markings that
he is a stand out wherever we go. When he thinks he is defending the
property or kids an entire ridge of fur stands up on his shoulders and
rump looking all the world like dual mohawks!" Thanks for giving Evan such a great home.
2/18/12 -- Back
in December Clara came to CARA to adopt a pet. She looked around and
when she saw Willie Mae(now known as Lily Mae) she feel in love with
her. Lily Mae is 9 years old but age didn't matter to Clara. They came
to the shelter today and Lily Mae looks years younger. Thank you Clara
for opening your heart and home to a senior dog.
2/8/12 -- This is Punkin, formerly known at Cara as
Goldie. She has slept in this bed with us since we brought her home. She
is living the good life playing in a big back yard with her brother
Patton and with her family in the house at night. We love her. Thanks
Cara for all you do!!
2/8/12 -- From Elizabeth Kepner: "Bob surveying his new kingdom". Thanks you for giving Bob a great home!
1/26/12 -- From
Sharon Harrelson Grubbs: "My sweet little Vinnie (y'all called him Bo)
about to be 3 years from his got'cha date! Don't know what we'd do
without him!!!" Thank you, Sharon, for giving him such a great home.
1/23/12 -- From the Pace Family -- "And this precious little face belongs to our CARA boy, Baxter! He's a
fantastic tri-pawed guy! He's not let becoming a tri-pawed (two months
ago) slow him down even slightly. He quickly figured out how to manage
EVERYTHING without the spare leg. He is the jokester of the house- has us
1/12/12 -- Dear CARA ~ Just wanted to stop by and give you a "heartfelt" thank you
for bringing our precious RUDY into our lives. He was featured in the
Clarion Ledger with the name of "PJ" and quickly became our Roo-Dog.
When we got our precious bundle of joy, he was my therapy dog after an
assault. He stayed by my side and would sleep across my heart
practically 24/7. Rudy has given us so much joy and unconditional love,
and there just aren't enough words to express our thanks for all you do.
Please know that through you, Rudy helped save my life and gave me hope
and faith again. Wishing you a wonderful 2012 and here to continue
helping pets in need ~ pawhugs `n` luv, ang, Rudy and Friends for
Patrick of Mississippi.
12/26/11 -- Gina writes "We adopted Beth Ann several months ago. This is Abby today with all of her toys and Christmas presents. We love her so much!" Thank you for giving Abby her furever home!
12/26/11 --"It's out first Christmas with the boys! Merry Christmas from our CARA
boys Diesel and Baxter and their big, but little sister Layla!!" The
11/29/11 -- From Cris Thomas: “Molly and Lui (aka Luigi) wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! We adopted Lui (on right) from CARA in August of 2008 and he is doing great! He and Molly are best buds!" Thanks for sharing this lovely Christmas photo with us, Cris, and for giving Lui and Molly such a great life.
11/29/11 -- From Molly Crawford: "Hansel has come out of his shell and is the
sweetest dog. We couldn't have made a better choice. He is enjoying his
new life as a couch potato, and hopefully we can make it back to CARA
soon to find him a new friend:) Thank you again for all you do. Love,
Molly and Adam" Thanks to both of you for letting Hansel into your
hearts and home!
10/22/11 -- A dog that was at death's door just four months ago is now happy and healthy thanks to a local animal rescue and a loving new family.Bree was taken to Community Animal Rescue & Adoption, or CARA, in June with mange. It wasn't certain Bree would live through the first night, but the staff at CARA immediately started working to bring her back to health."It was iffy at first, but she turned out beautifully," said shelter director Janet Madden. After about a month at CARA, Bree was put in a foster home and eventually adopted by that family. Madden said the loving home "did the trick" for Bree and is what turned this once tragic case into a success story. "Happy endings is what we're all about," Madden said.
10/16/11 -- These two dogs where both found in ditches on the side of the road at different times. We got them back to health Brittany has hw and a pin in her leg, Jag lost a eye and has scars on his head. But a wonderful man looked beyond and saw the beauty in their hearts. He looked with his heart. Today this is where these two dogs live. Brittany will be treated for hw next month also. What a happy ending to a tragic beginning. Thanks Ken for all you do!!!! Another CARA happy tail!!!!
10/8/11 -- Little did Christie Smith know when she went to St. Luke's Blessing of the Animals on 10/08/11 that she would fall in love with Jake. She quickly came to the shelter to fill out an app. and learned that Jake had a best bud named Midnight. She also fell in love with Midnight and couldn't stand the thought of separating them. Jake and Midnight are 9 and 10 years old and were pets of the late Pat Sellers, co-founder of CARA. They have been at CARA for 5 years just waiting on that perfect home to live out their golden years and today was the day!!! Thank you, Christie. We couldn't be happier.
Audrey Hepburn is a female Tortie who is about 8 months old. She is shy but loves to play with her sibling, Jean Harlow.
Lucy is a female Pointer mix who is about 2.5 years old. She was taken out of a hoarding situation by the Humane Society of the U.S. and brought to CARA. Lucy lives to be loved on; she is the kind of dog that would fit into any home.
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