These dogs arrived on C.A.R.E. vans in June and July 2013.
C.A.R.E. passengers to Animal House in February and March 2013
1/12/2013 - Below are some of the beautiful dogs who traveled on C.A.R.E. vans to Colorado in the last two months.
BOWSER FROM ARKANSAS (Arrived 9/2010)
"I thought you might like a Christmas update! This is Bowser on his bed in the living room. He now knows "sit", "shake", "down", "off", and we are working on "speak". Everyone who meets him loves him and he has been to the Colorado State Forest Service Office as well as the Poudre School District Accounting Office. He has had no accidents and is enjoying at least one daily walk. Jacob's parents own a heeler mix, Oreo, who is Bowser's big sister and they absolutely love each other. Bowser has also played with a chihuahua and big golden retriever. Thank you for raising our baby so well! Merry Christmas -
Jacob, Joanna, and Bowser
Here are some beautiful dogs that travelled on C.A.R.E. vans to Animal House in Fort Collins, CO the first few months of 2011.
2010 DOGS - Here are some pictures of gorgeous dogs who arrived on C.A.R.E. transports in 2010:
I thought I'd send you some updated photos of Zander (Bumble). I don't have any pictures of him doing something spectacular, just happy and handsome. He likes to sit on the couch with his feet hanging over the edge so you can see in this one how grown up he's getting. There is a picture here of Zander and his older sister, Macey - they're best buds and he's now gotten taller than she is. The next 2 are just some good shots. The last one, though, is my very favorite picture of Zander. I call it "Handsome Zander."
He is by far the most mischievious puppy I have ever had. His energy is boundless and he gets into EVERYTHING. He likes to grab something he shouldn't have and then take off knowing he can hide behind the couch or the corner where I can't reach him. I swear I can hear him laughing at me! He has the most uncanny way of finding things and getting into trouble. But for every moment of mischief, there are a billion moments of affection and laughter and just pure love. He loves his big brother and big sister very much, and my favorite part of the day is right after dinner when they are all charged up and chasing each other everywhere and just having fun. He's learning obedience skills and picks things up really fast. I couldn't figure out why he started sleeping behind the couch - until I looked and found 2 air conditioner vents back there. I wish I could tell you how awesome he is, but an e-mail just doesn't do justice. He is such a gift to me and I am so thankful every day to have him - yes even when he gets into trouble! He needs to learn some more manners, but I can guarantee you he could not have found a home where he was more loved or cherished!
Thank you all at Animal House for finding Maycee for us. I had been looking at dogs to adopt through the winter two years ago until spring finally came and I could be around for companionship for a new dog. It was immedately unmistakeable that Maycee was the right dog. When I was allowed in her pen to visit, Maycee stopped eating and came to me. She sat on my foot and leaned on my leg and just seemed satisfied. Love at first touch. For a few months, Maycee (formerly Purdee) snarled and actually bit us when we touched her hind quarters or surprised her. She was awfully possessive of her food. It was obvious she had been abused, and it seemed touch-and-go as to whether she was safe for us even though she always apologized profusely for her momentary transgressions. Time and patience has paid off, though. She is now the most loving, ahtletic, enthusiastic and funny dog I have ever known. Maycee does all she can to please us (no biting anymore), loves to be loved, and we are all a family - forever.
I wanted to let you know how fortunate my husband and I feel to have Copper in our lives. We fell in love with him as soon as we saw him and he has been very sweet and affectionate to us. He has found a home that will treasure him.
Copper's foster care, I am sure, has a great deal to do with his happy transition and we are very grateful for all the training Jenna and Cassie put into Copper.
Thank you again for you special consideration in allowing us to adopt Copper from Chicago. He certainly seems unfazed at being a "city dog" and goes for at least two long walks a day, plus to the outdoor market and the beach. We are careful not to overwhelm him with too many new things but he is handling everything very well.
Best wishes, Rhonda and Bob
We are just so greatful to know of an agency that really cares about the animals. Our last experience was with a small dog rescue and we adopted Trixie a snoodle (mix) back in July. She was given up many times over as she has seizures and was pretty much a handful. We adopted her from the rescue, but she had an severe ear infection and many other problem that we soon took care of through our vet. We were glad they rescued her, but we were not very happy on the treatment she received in their care. She has made an amazing turnaround since then and we love her very much and are just so sorry about the care she received beforehand.
Our little Lady on the otherhand, has been nothing but joy and love since we got her. We know you all treated her very well and looked after her until she came to us. She was very thin and maybe you remember saying she looked like a little Fruit Bat and how she would only eat her kibble when you would sit with her as she ate.
Once she was over her nervousness about a new home, she became a little begger. She is just so full of love and sweetness. She always wants to be held and loved. We assume that the home she came from originally must have really loved her and it must have taken a lot for them to give her up, as we could never even think of doing such a thing to either of them. They are our girls and we love them both very much.
Attached are a couple of pictures of them. Lady is the light colored pup and Trixie is black with some white markings. They get along great and have made our house a home.
We adopted Snickers at the end of January '09 and it couldn't have been a better decision. She was a gift from God!! We looked for a very long time to find the "right" dog and boy did we! Snickers is an amazing dog, she is the sweetest, friendliest dog I have ever met. She hardly sheds at all too which is amazing considering her thick coat! From the moment she came home with us, it was as if she'd been here all her life! She has never flinched at anything, from my kids knocking into her, loud noises, baths, ... anything!! She was totally housebroken, does not bark, and other than her chewing occasional toys, she is the perfect dog! She became a companion to my other dog within just a few short days! I was a little bit worried about adopting as I wasn't sure what I was getting into or how much work it would take to "fix" someone else's mistakes. I just can't begin to tell you, it was almost no work at all. She integrated into our household perfectly. I absolutely 100% recommend adopting a dog now that I know what it is like!
After adopting Snickers, I was able to find out some background on her. She had been abandoned in a foreclosed home in Missouri, which makes it even more shocking what a nice dog she is and how adaptable she is. The horrible people took their other dogs and left Snickers with the chickens. She was fed by neighbors and roamed the streets. She kept following a couple home on their nightly walk, they were able to get her into a home with a woman who kept her locked up in a cage continuously, and then she was luckily taken out of that situation and put into a foster home for 4 months. I cannot thank her foster mother Leslie more for taking care of our little Snickers. Snickers was eventually shipped out here to Colorado, thanks to the wonderful organization C.A.R.E., and placed in another great organization Animal House in Fort Collins, CO, where we luckily got her. After all that, she was only estimated at being approximately 1 year old when we got her!
Thank you so much Animal House, Leslie, and C.A.R.E. for being willing to accept Snickers and for taking care of her until we could get her. She has been a blessing for our family and we are absolutely in love with her!!
Last week we adopted the English Bulldog puppy Bella. We just wanted to thank you guys for picking our family. We are so very happy with our new little family member! EVERYONE loves her especially her new friend Indy. They get along so well and make the perfect playmates (I attached a cute picture of them!) Bella seems very happy and is soaking in all the attention and affection.
We also wanted to thank you guys for what you do for the animals! We are so glad we got to donate our money to such an awesome organization!
The Domagata's Bob, Jamie, Indy and Bella
Kevin / Taj Taj (formerly Kevin) is doing great!! We have had a wonderful time going through his different puppy stages. He is a clown and a great companion... always making us laugh. :) Over the summer he went hiking with us quite a lot, and lately he has been loving the snow.
Carrie and Sid Murthy
KEVIN / TAJ
SCARLETT / JUMA
Scarlett / Juma
We adopted "Scarlett" (now named "Juma") from you guys in July. She had come from Eureka, KS with 2 other skinny pups. We just thought you might like an update on her. She is fully integrated with our family (even the cat). She is an AWESOME dog! Very athletic, sociable, obedient, and smart! And a magnificent jumper! She is a total joy. She accompanies me to work and we take several walks a day.
We also wanted to let you know that we are almost positive she is an AUSTRALIAN KELPIE! She has exactly the look and the personality described for Kelpies, though she's not a demented herder (thankfully). Thought you might want to look that up in case you get other dogs like her. We would never have thought about Kelpies and just assumed she was a "mutt" until we met another Kelpie. But what a great dog! Thanks!
She also enjoys the dog park and fetch, tug-o-war, and will chase rabbits and birds when she gets the chance (but never catches anything).
-Christy, Jaedyn, Barry, and Juma
Teddy here, checking in. Things are good and my coat is super soft. I did not finish my kennel club classes, yet. However, I know how to sit, stay, heel, shake hands and give kisses. I am very gentle. Thanks for saving my hide in Kansas. I love Fort Collins and the family you hooked me up with, too.
ANIMAL HOUSE IS THE BEST!
Teddy Kloberdanz aka Ted E. Bear, Ted, T-Bone, or just "T"
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