11 Animals That Should Be Adopted From Caring For Creatures In 2018!

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1. Donavan

352 Sanctuary Ln, Palmyra, VA 22963
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Hello, it’s me, Donavan! Although Mr. Patience might be a better name for me since I have been described as the doggy with the most patience ever! I’m a pretty laid-back guy. Folks might say I have a friendly, “Southern” approach to life and other pets as I greet them nicely and always with a big, fluffy wagging tail! I smile a lot and folks love hugging me. I’m about five years old, and if I had to guess, I would say I have a parent who was part Collie, and maybe a Hound or two and perhaps even a Saint Bernard in my lineage as well. I’m a good match for a family currently stocked with other dogs and kids, and likely cats as well.

2. Tiny

352 Sanctuary Ln, Palmyra, VA 22963
Website | Facebook | Photo: Caring For Creatures

After the death of my person and losing the only home I had ever known I was grief stricken. Upon arriving at CFC I was very fearful; there were so many new sights and smells but everyone was very loving and gentle with me. They were impressed that, even as frightened as I was, I never acted out or was aggressive in any way toward man or beast. That’s me alright, a very gentle, demure, and soft natured girl. I avoid being picked up but don’t let that fool you into thinking that I don’t like affection. I do, but I prefer it on my terms. I’ll gladly trade you some soft head bumps for chinny scratches and gentle caresses down my back. My fur is plush and thick and I’ve heard it said that it’s difficult to resist running your fingers through it. And why should you resist? Such bonding is good for both of us I think. Other kitties tend to intimidate me and frankly I don’t see the need for feline companionship. My friends here think that I have the makings of a devoted and loyal companion, and I would love to assume that role once again. Why don’t you stop by the Scratching Post kitchen, say hello, and let me audition for the part?

3. Elsa

352 Sanctuary Ln, Palmyra, VA 22963
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Hi, this is Elsa here! I am back at CFC after living in a loving home for nearly three years. I am very friendly and loving. No matter where I go or what I’m doing, my tail is wagging a mile a minute. It was even wagging when all the other dogs at CFC were barking at the “new kid in town.” I like to have snuggle time, and I love to go for walks. I brought my own special blanket with me from my former home, and I hope I can bring it to a new home very soon. I hope you’ll come out to meet me and look into these big blue eyes.

4. Grant

352 Sanctuary Ln, Palmyra, VA 22963
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Yep, I’ve heard the F bomb directed at me. That’s right, “Fat!” Well, I’ll admit to sturdy or even hefty, but “Fat?” Really! There are those who think that my size makes me even more huggable. It’s true that I could stand to lose a pound or 3, but basically I’m just a large framed strapping boy who wouldn’t be nearly as handsome if I was a thin mint. I could throw my weight around, but I’m a peaceful fellow who has no issues with fellow felines. My heart is kind and I delight in receiving affection from people. Talk about filling up a lap, I can and will do that for sure. With my soft gray Siamese colored fur and very gentle ways I seem to attract my share of attention, which is wonderful since I revel in petting sessions and being brushed. I’ve been called an all around (hope that’s not a dig at my girth) wonderful boy. One look at this cherubic face and folks tend to fall in love. Even if your home and heart have just a small missing piece I’m confident that I can SQUEEZZZE right in there. Please come and spend some time with possibly your new best friend.

5. Hannah

352 Sanctuary Ln, Palmyra, VA 22963
Website | Facebook | Photo: Caring For Creatures

Be careful when you’re around me, you might get kissed to death! I can’t wait to give body-wags and face-licks to everyone I meet. When I first arrived here at CFC I was scared and unsure of myself. I wanted to love everyone, but sometimes I got scared. Now that I have my confidence back, I’m a bouncy and happy girl whose beautiful outside matches her inside.

My fur is actually plusher than it appears in the photos. I’m squeezable, soft and ready for love! I’m good around other dogs, although it’s still a mystery how I feel about cats and kids. It would make me so happy if you’d come to visit me. It’s like visiting with a live Teddy Bear!

6. Sal

352 Sanctuary Ln, Palmyra, VA 22963
Website | Facebook | Photo: Caring For Creatures

With my Norwegian Forest cat good looks I’m more Oslo than Bronx. I’m told that I have such a handsome countenance and with one look you may just think Henrik, Bjorn, or Liam rather than Sal. I admit that it takes some serious adjustment to get used to this communal living thing but I’ve made real strides. Still if I had my druthers I would love a home where I could fly solo and be showered with ALL the attention and love. In the right home though I think I could coexist peacefully with other creatures. Keeping the jealous side of my personality in check sometimes can be a challenge but the bottom line is that I’m a loving guy who much enjoys being stroked and given chinny scrunches. I can’t say at this point that I’m what you would call a lap cat, but I’m evolving and anything is possible. I have a playful side too and I love me some toys. My photographer says that I am one of the most photogenic cats ever, and how can I argue with that? In short I’m told that I’m one engaging boy. I hope that you will stop by for a chat and perhaps to interview me for a permanent position as your resident love bug.

7. Owen

352 Sanctuary Ln, Palmyra, VA 22963
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I’m at my best surrounded by toys and more toys and yes, a human by my side. Howdy, folks. It’s me Owen. I love to play. I love my purple stuffy!!! I also like to chase tennis balls. Folks have commented on how I can seemingly self entertain for long periods of time if given just a few simple toys. I will carry and throw toys around and then roll on my back in great delight. Still can’t believe the good fortune I have come upon in winding up at CFC! I’ve never met a stranger and I’m told I’m graced with a super sweet disposition typical of many hounds. I’m a good match should you already have a dog in stock but cats look just like small little toys to me so they are not a good choice for me! LOL. I’ll admit, I get very excited when I see someone heading toward my pen with a leash. I get so excited it’s hard for me to focus on what I’m told. But I sure am enthusiastic with my affection! I’m not so happy when it’s time to go back inside the pen, though. Sometimes I have to be lured inside because I am so afraid I’ll be left alone again. I would love to be adopted by someone who could be patient with me until I gain some confidence and feel secure once more.

8. Simon

352 Sanctuary Ln, Palmyra, VA 22963
Website | Facebook | Photo: Caring For Creatures

I’m a buff ball of soft. I had a rough start in life but that didn’t lessen my inherent gentleness and kindly nature. When you hold me I sometimes will reach up and pat your nose with a soft paw- no claws extended. I’m a playing machine much of the time but when I tire myself out I really enjoy a good cuddle. Having a stocky and rather short legged build, people say I look like the cutest wind up toy. My favorite playmate here is Sebastian. He’s frisky and frolicsome like me, and since we came from similar harsh circumstances, we have a natural bond and thoroughly enjoy romping with one another. I’d really love a home of my very own, especially if there are other cats there to play with. People say that my precious face and steady purr are irresistible. I hope you’ll feel the same way when you visit me.

9. Jean

352 Sanctuary Ln, Palmyra, VA 22963
Website | Facebook | Photo: Caring For Creatures

Jean is a snuggly girl who loves being with her people. Once upon a time, she had a family and a home and she was very loved. When her elderly caretakers started having health issues and became wheelchair bound, well, they did the right thing for Jean and wished for her to have a new home where she could share her youthful outlook on life and run and play and have fun! Today, Jean is a happy, vibrant lady who loves people. Jean loves rolling over on her back in the hopes of eking out some belly rubs from her new human friends and maybe catching some sunny rays to warm her up. Inside, she’s perfectly content to simply stretch out on the sofa but she also loves acting as your shadow as she follows you around to get in on the all the action. Already crate and house trained, Jean is a lovely leash walker and is happy to trot back into her house when summoned especially if it involves a fresh Benebone or other tasty snack! With the temps dropping, Jean will tell you she is the BEST doggy to curl up into YOUR bed to keep your feet or legs warm. She’s a wonderful “draper” in this manner and is just darn appealing! Jean is a little “Love Machine” and we think she’s just divine!

10. Leah

352 Sanctuary Ln, Palmyra, VA 22963
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Living life on the fringe! I just know my life has a taken a huge turn and a very good one at that. Recently pulled from a high kill shelter, folks are surmising that I grew up with limited or no stability and as a very young girl did not get much guidance from my person. As a result, some might say I am a bit of a “project dog” in that I will need someone who is pet savvy and very calm and patient. I can tell you that I’m smart as a whip and I really want to reach out and leave the sidelines and say “hi.” Perhaps a bit shy when we first meet, lots of folks will focus on my looks and say I have THE most expressive face and incredibly awesome ears. I also hear my jacket reminds folks of a squirrel!! I’m really not the type of girl to kiss on a first date but promise that once you let me give you the once over, I’ll gladly let you take me out for a stroll. If you have other dogs in your home, that too would be mighty fine as I can learn so much from them and they give me such comfort. I’m really ready to leave the “fringe” lifestyle and so hope that soon I can find my new person.

11. Willis

352 Sanctuary Ln, Palmyra, VA 22963
Website | Facebook | Photo: Caring For Creatures

I’m one of the black kitten cats, a crew of ebony sweethearts known as the “Inky Imps” for our playful, romping ways. When you enter our room I’ll be one of the first to dash to greet you. I’ll likely vault into your lap like a little heat seeking missile, where I’ll settle in for a good cuddle. Stroke my sleek ebony fur and you’ll be rewarded with heartfelt looks of thanks and a steady and soothing purr. Folks say they love the way I just melt against them as they caress me. I’m one happy lover boy when I have someone to pet me and tell me I’m a fine fellow. Having known so much love here at CFC I guess it’s not a shock that I’m such a benevolent and kindly guy, but still people marvel at what an affectionate and warm-hearted kitty I am. Did you know that very often black dogs and cats are never adopted? That’s insane! We are deprived of caring homes and you of devoted and loving companions. Well, you can do your part to remedy that grim reality by taking me home with you, and maybe one of my siblings or cousins too? A guy can dream, can’t he? Come visit and at the very least I guarantee you the joy of being engulfed by my friendly feline family. You’ll wish that you had more hands with which to pet us all.

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Jerry Miller is the president of VMV Brands and the publisher of Scoutology.com and I Love CVille, which are all head-quartered on The Historic Charlottesville Downtown Mall. Jerry is passionate about the #ShopLocal movement and supporting local merchants, restaurants, breweries and wineries. Get to know Jerry at JerryMillerNow.com.