We adopted Kevin in August of 2023. He is all puppy (and Beagle) and we soon got him into obedience training. He has now finished training and is doing great! We lost our previous Beagle in June and Kevin has brought such joy to our lives. He is great with the kids and is just a love bug. We are so happy we adopted Kevin from C.A.R.E!
When I adopted Suny and Luna (Suny's name was Bond at the time) I said I wanted two cats that got along with each other. They are very bonded and seemed to have been that way before they came home with me. They love laying out on the lanai. Suny is always grooming Luna--and she usually lets him.
Luna is now also quite bonded to me. She sleeps on the pillow behind my head and sometimes wraps her head over mine with one paw on each cheek. She lays there and purrs. They love their toys and towers, and particularly like the cat nip from my plant and the cat grass. Suny is a Tuxedo cat, so he's the one with some white showing. Luna is smaller and all black except for a small patch of white on her chest.
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 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!
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.
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.