Gumbo and Geaux-Geaux
I adopted Charlie (black) and Romeo (grey) from C.A.R.E. in late December of 2019. By New Year's Day, they were extremely comfortable in their new townhome.
Gumbo (formerly known as Charlie) and Geaux-Geaux (Romeo) are best buds and love treats, tunnels, sheet-covered box forts, more treats, zoomies up and down the stairs (capped off with treats), and naps on the ottoman by the window, while occasionally standing guard against potential squirrel, bird, and duck break-ins. We have not been attacked yet; 100% success!
They are my work from home buddies and are by far the best co-workers you could ever ask for.
Thank you to everyone at C.A.R.E. for the hard work and love you give to all the fur babies each and every day.
Stewart R. Slayton
Buddy & Cooper
Buddy and Cooper joined my family in July 2022. They are a bonded pair and cannot stand to be apart. They play together and do zoomies all around the house – always making me laugh.
After some socialization issues, they have settled in nicely to the daily routine. I can’t imagine my life without them!
Hunni is so happy in her new home. She has made no attempts to leave!
She is looking forward to running and chasing the abundance of birds, bunnies and squirrel that inhabit the large fenced yard. And she may even experience snow for the first time in here New York home too. We are forever grateful for Hunni.
I saw “Skipper” on the C.A.R.E. pet page and knew I had to go meet him because the blanket he is on has special meaning to me. It was a sign! We adopted him and brought him home in March 2018. We changed his name to Lone Ranger because of the mask. It was mean to be because Ranger kept my husband company while he was sick. Sure, Ranger has his issues but we deal with them because we love him. He is my Boy!
Biscuit and Charlie
My husband and I moved to Florida four years ago. We have been cat parents to several cats over the years. At the time of our move, we only had one, Zoe, and she was 14 when she passed.
Were we going to get another cat? Well, maybe, and it has to be an adult and only one!
So I see these two siblings at the shelter, certainly bonded and only four months old. Our eyes met, and I was instantly in love! My husband came to see them and was instantly in agreement. Let’s take them home.
So here we are with two (not one) kittens. And now we couldn’t be happier with our new family!
Biscuit and Charlie were formally known as Jack and Jill at the C.A.R.E. shelter.
Bandit was adopted in May 2021, soon after our beautiful Sara crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. He was a wild child and not in a good way. He had been treated badly by a man. Since I'm a pet sitter, Bandit was immediately exposed to many other well behaved dogs and we found he has real empathy with other members of his species. He plays hard with confident dogs but is gentle with smaller fearful guests. The change in him over the last year and half has been remarkable. Our biggest hurdle now is strange men, and squirrels.
When he's not playing with friends, Bandit likes to hike, make trips to the dump and Home Depot, and have lunch at outdoor restaurants.
His DNA is being tested, I'll let you know the results.
- Melanie Higgins
My husband and I had just set out to look for an older dog when we first went to C.A.R.E. As we were leaving this 10-week-old puppy was barking at us frantically as though he was saying "Where are you going, I am right here!" We went on to look at other shelters and ended up going back two days later? Four of the pups were adopted and he was still there? He came over and licked my feet like "Thanks for coming back for me?" That was 10/12/2019. He is spoiled and cherish as family. Thanks for letting us adopt him.
Xena the Princess Warrior
A little over five years ago we decided that we needed a dog in our lives again. We thought to adopt an older dog but as soon as we held the puppy Xena at C.A.R.E. we were lost!
We moved to Apollo Beach knowing no one but Xena provided the perfect introduction to all of our neighbors, who can resist a puppy? She house trained herself in a matter of days and never used any of our new furniture as teething material.
We tell her often that she’s lucky to be a retirement dog but we are truly the lucky ones.
It did not take long for Shera to wrap us around her finger. Shera has become the most talkative, demanding and spoiled personality; she is enjoying life to the fullest running at top speed everywhere and still being as rambunctious as any kitty you have ever met. We think she is just crazy. If she wants something she makes it her priority to let us know, very loudly and emphatically. Her favorite toy is a 6' red ribbon she drags everywhere and expects you to drop everything to play with her. And of course, we do. She will not use the cat door to go out onto the lanai. She sits at the door, whines and then we have to let the princess out through the main door. She is really at home here and enjoying her life.
Brady has settled in well in the 4 months he's been with us and has become a wonderful part of our family. This took patience over a couple of months of basic obedience commands, and a lot of praise that a rescue of unknown history needed to develop his confidence and develop trusting family relationships. But this patience and praise really paid off to let his intelligence and friendly personality really shine.