Keller …now Sullivan/Sully is doing great, it is like he has always been here at the house,
He has settled right in, he is eating food and likes the occasion cheese treat
He has met the other dachshund that visits our house and they played all night
We spent the day walking around town and going into the pet stores to get him winter coat and chew toys
Loves his new bed, and enjoys long walks and his chew stick, sleeps though the night and loves running around the house and cuddles on the couch
He even did great for his first bath
He has had no ‘accidents’ Goes to the bathroom when he should
I have him getting his updated shots this week at Riverbend Vet clinic
As he and I are going to Phoenix for a week to enjoy the sun, we will do that in a while
I haven’t got any email with a sales receipt or the info on the health insurance, would you send that again please
And again, thanks, Sully is doing great and enjoying his new home
I just wanted to send an update on Simon (adopted Thanksgiving weekend).
Simon is doing well in his new home. He is still working on socialization, but he is a real sweetie. He is healthy and happy and keeping his family busy learning new games “like fetch me my toy and throw it for me, please”. He has a furry friend named Maggie, who is helping him learn some manners about doggie etiquette. Simon loves to go for walks and is learning to enjoy the snow. Attached is a picture of Simon on Christmas morning, visiting with extended family.
Best wishes to all for 2017!
Hi! Thought I would send you some updates pics of Frankie (she was Named Dilly when my sister adopted her). She’s doing wonderful in her furever home, and we celebrated her birthday yesterday. We’re so glad she came into our lives.
Here are some photos of the process and the final product. Isn’t he handsome!
Just letting you know he is doing good. He is relaxing and laying down mostly in a pen we have in our kitchen with a comfy blanket. He started playing with a toy today and he has been going to the bathroom outside and not in his area in the house! That’s a good thing!
Hello, Scott and Carol Walgren just giving a update on our dog Magic that we adopted back in January 9th 2016. We were hoping to come down and meet Magic on January 9th at the south side pets mart on the south side Edmonton, found out that the bus that transported them was unable to bring them down. We had phoned and found out, so we were so taken with Magic we went home and scooped up Olive our other dog and drove down to Cares. We haven’t regretted one minute of our time with our little Magic, she is very much a big part of our family and has become very attached to our other dog Olive. Just a reminder as you get so many dogs go through she is the double mural toy Australian Shepard born hearing impaired. Magic is quite the little wonder, she shows no sign of any disability we regularly go to the off leash park with no problems what so ever. Some people thinks she listens to commands better than our other dog lol she actually watches for hand signals. Anyway she has turned out to be a very healthy beautiful dog that we worship every day and feel very blessed to have in our lives thank you Cares and your staff!
Boon will be with us for one year in December. He settled in quickly and has since become a very loyal companion. Boon has become an avid hiker and especially enjoys going for a swim! I can’t keep him away from water! He is so smart and is learning new skills and tricks all the time, and usually has them down pat in 1-2 days. He has many friends, both furry and human, but still can’t seem to befriend cats or anything that enjoys running from him. I can’t wait to continue our journey with him. He’s so full of personality, and occasionally likes to think he’s a small lap dog 😉
Thanks for giving us the opportunity to have him in our lives. I hope everything is well!
Hello! I was just browsing through your page (as I frequently do ) and wanted to give you a probably long overdue update! This is Peanut (formerly Elliot). We adopted him almost 7 years ago! At the time, you didn’t know much about his age, or history. If I remember correctly, you gave him the name Elliot because when he came in, he didn’t have one! Peanut is a sweet and loving old man (as we came to find out when we brought him home) and I cherish all the time I have left with him! He has two doggy brothers and a horsey sister and he loves to run free any chance he gets! Thank you for what you do and I hope to come back again one day and adopt another dog in need!
Nov. 18th 2016
I hope you are doing well !
Casey (Bubbles) is fitting in well. Already she is coming out of her shell. No more cowering or getting low to the ground when we touch her.
She’s been groomed and pampered. She’s learning that touch = affection and that she is safe here. I can’t wait for her personality to bloom even more.
I’m attaching a couple of pictures for you ! The first one is just now after their dinner (she’s all groomed but hard to tell). Enjoy !
Hi,Janie, as we call her, is doing great! She enjoys long, off-leash walks twice a day with her “big brother” Chester, lots of treats/bones and having naps on her designer dog bed. Slowly she’s putting on weight and muscle, which is good. Janie is getting over her anxiety for travelling as she travels everyday in one of our vehicles for walks and we take the dogs a lot of places, including camping. She’ll even go to sleep in the back of the truck after a long walk! Life is good for her. Over time she is showing more and more affection and she’s definitely a huge part of our family now.
I just wanted to thank you once more and let you know that Molly (my daughter can’t say that so we call her Eli hahaha) is doing just great!
It’s not even 24 hours since we brought her home and she is just our princess already!
Last night we had few peepee accidents and were taking her to the backyard every 40-50 minutes. She also “marked” few places in our house but that was more territorial than a actual need of going pee.
This morning she got a nice bath with Skoah (we use their products on our dogs for some time now) shampoo and hair conditioner and she took it like a champ!
We cleaned her face with special whipes we get at the vet and cleaned her ears a bit. She is very patient and let’s us groom her easily.
We also took her to the pet store and got her new colar, harness and delicious treat for being such a good girl.
Also vet had a very quick look at her today (we don’t want to stress her too much) and in couple week she will have a check up, dental and spine/back consultation 🙂
We are doing great!
Sorry it took so long for an update! Hopper who’s new name is Hun Bun Bun Bun is doing great here as the newest member of our family 🙂 He really is a great bunny! He and our dog and our kids get along great!! Here’s a pic of Bun after an evening tummy rub 🙂 thanks again!!
“I know it’s been a while since I updated you on Pixie and maybe you don’t remember her. We adopted her almost exactly 3 years ago. She is doing amazing. She was so timid when we adopted her but now she hardly shakes and new people don’t scare her anymore! She is my cuddle bug and loves going for walks and on the boat. We adopted another dog this past March, she’s a dachaund and bichon mix named Roxy. She is a wonderful addition as well. Pixie loves her and loves us so much. She is great health wise (just has a food allergy but she’s on special food and is much better) and is so happy that we finally have a large fenced in yard for the 2 girls to explore!
“I can’t thank CARES enough for my little munchkin Co! She is the sweetest little thing and learns more and more every day. It definitely hasn’t been all sunshine and rainbows, but that’s all part of us learning together. She absolutely loves going for a swim, long play sessions at the dog park, cuddling, and lengthy air-conditioned car rides. She’s a great little traveller and she fits in perfectly with my crazy, busy lifestyle. I’m so glad that she chose me to be her forever family. Thank you for everything!”
“I just wanted to send another HUGE thank you to CARES for helping me find my new little sidekick, Daphne.
When I went to their adoption event a few weeks ago, there were so many other people just like me, looking for their new forever friends. That being the case, I am all the more appreciative of the amazing volunteers for making the time to answer all my questions and allow me the opportunity to spend time with the dog I was interested in meeting. Luckily for me, Daphne and I got along swimmingly and I was able to take her home!
She has turned out to be just the perfect dog for me. It’s only been a few weeks, but already I can’t imagine not having her around.
I really can’t give this organization and their volunteers enough praise. They do amazing work for both animals and their new families.
For anyone looking to adopt a new friend, I whole- heartedly recommend doing so through this organization. There are so many amazing animals just waiting for their perfect family to find them.
Once again, thank you. You have truly made this girl and her new dog extremely happy!
“Update on little “Curley” from late February of this year……. Now re-named TOBY. Happy, healthy, and bringing me endless love every day. He’s still so perfect, thank-you again CARES K9 Orphanage. This was one of the best decisions I have ever made! Toby says hello from Edmonton!!”
“Lexi has been the perfect addition to our little family. She is full of love to give and looks for love from anyone she comes in contact with. I can’t believe the amazing dog she has become. We love her more and more every day. She fits our lifestyle absolutely perfect and we both look forward to coming home to see her bum wag full speed when we walk through the door. She goes everywhere that we do and everyone that she meets instantly falls in love with her. We love to spoil our girl and she deserves it so much. She makes sure she is the center of our attention at all times and we can’t wait to experience more firsts with her this summer at the cabin. We quickly had her trained that the couch is where she gets the most cuddles, and now when she doesn’t get her fill of cuddles, she is jumping on and off the couch while looking at us making sure we know what we’re missing. J She sits just like a human and throws her head back and forth when she wants more love. The smiles that she brings to our lives are something we don’t think any other pup could do. We are so lucky that K-9 Country Orphanage had this rare gem that we welcomed into our family with open arms.”
‘Hello there! Joey who is now Merlin has been settling just like a true family member. His new four-legged sister Sophie has welcomed him in and they were playing within 10 minutes of him coming home. His new two-legged siblings are enjoying him as well. He has also learned some new commands and loves everyone he has met on his walk. Thanks so much for the opportunity to take him home and to give him a new start. He loves the 100ft. by 120ft. backyard too!”
“This is Abbie with her sister Lucy (right). Abbie loves her sister and her new home. She is comfortable now in her new environment and has allowed her personality to shine through. She loves to play and get treats and is full of energy. Her favorite toy is a stuffed alligator, which she usually brings onto the couch to chew on. She has had a few ‘accidents’ in the house, which is to be expected, but she gets better everyday. Abbie is a wonderful addition to our family and we don’t know what we would do without her now. She always reminds us that she gets a treat when she comes in from outside if we forget!! She enjoyed Christmas and all of her presents.
Thank you for all that you do for these wonderful souls (Abbie came over to the laptop and would also like to say thank you again). LOL!!
Take care – and we will send updates to you peiodically if you would like.
Cindy, Jessie, Abbie and Lucy”
“I thought I should send you an update on little Dano, now known as Gio. If you remember I adopted him on Sunday, November 7, 2010. During the ride home from Lacombe to Calgary, he seemed pretty quiet and unsure of what was going on. He remained pretty quiet for the next day or so, however, as the time went I noticed a dramatic change in him – all to the better of course. He now loves to play, he even plays fetch when he feels like it! When he is done playing he takes all this little toys and puts them in his little dog house. He is pee pad trained from pretty much day 2 or 3 of his arrival. He has about three different beds/houses around the apartment but his favorite day time sleeping place is on the couch and the night time of course in my bed. He is the most adorable dog and a very good one if I may say so. During numerous visits to friends he behaved well and used his little pee pad when he needed to go…Everyone is amazed as to how quickly he learned what and where to do. He is also free to run around the apartment when I am at work with a choice of staying in his crated area where he has a little kennel, however, as I said earlier, he prefers to sleep on the couch. He recently received a hair cut so of course he does not look the same anymore but I think even cutter. Thanks again for posting such a great little photo of him on the website! It caught my attention and stole my heart : )
Update: We adopted Twink “now Sophie” last year at the adoption event at Calgary Trail Pets Mart. It took us 3 hours to decide who would be our forever Dog. We loved Sophie. Her looks, vibe and the attitude made us fall in love with her. She is doing great. She loves to cuddle and play with toys. She loves our son. When it’s time to wake up our son she will be the first one to jumb on his bed. She… loves to be the center of attention. She has been on many road trips. This summer she will be going on her first camping trip. For Halloween she was the little devil. She still sleeps in the kennel. She has to take her stuffed dog and moose to bed with her. She loves to have baths. But she gets offended when a rabbit is at our door step lol We want to thank you for taking care of these animals and good luck with everything you do. Who knows we might be getting a second forever pet in the future from CARES CANADA.
Almost 5 years ago, my boyfriend(now husband) and I were looking to adopt our first pet together. We came across your rescue and there happened to be a litter of puppies born after their mom had been brought in by a breed specific rescue. The pups were designated as chihuahua/Boston terrier mixes and were unbelievably cute! We adopted the rowdiest, chubbiest boy of the litter. Dexter is the spunkiest, friendliest, most comical and loving guy around and our lives are exponentially better with him in it! He no longer looks like a chihuahua/Boston terrier mix, but his breed is still a question mark which is always a great conversation starter! Thanks so much to you guys for all that you do.
Hayley, Dan & Dexter
Just wanted to update you on Tenda. She is slowly coming around but still a frightened little girl. She has had her first grooming and looks beautiful. I love her to pieces. Thank you.
We adopted Quiche the beautiful boston terrier at the end of May. We re-named her Zoe. She was a very shy little girl when we first saw her at your property. Hayley (who was great with us) said she hadn’t really warmed up to anyone but us so we adopted her that day. Zoe has blossomed into such a fun dog with a great personality. Her confidence grows more everyday. Her favourite things are playing in the backyard and sleeping in laundry baskets. We are so thankful that we found her! Thanks Cares Canada K9 Orphanage and Hayley!
My cute doggies on the couch with me at home. smile emoticon Thanks to Cares Canada K9 Orphanage. Two more like this are still waiting for adoption!
This is Philly… formerly “Spud” whom I adopted back in May. He is such a sweet and cuddly guy. He is great with my other dog, and cat. Easiest dog I’ve ever crate trained/house trained. He is a quick learner, and definitely keeps me on my toes. As he is approaching the 10 month mark, he is testing my patience for sure. lol… he thinks he is the biggest dog around. Such a cocky little guy! But look at that smile… he is worth it! smile emoticon I’m putting him in an obedience class this month to help him stay focused with distractions, and to be more of a gentlemen when meeting new dogs/people. He is pretty sure everyone loves him, and that they all want to be his best friend. lol. He makes me laugh everyday with his silly personality. Thank you for rescuing him, and bringing him into my life!
Midas is the gold one, he was originally named Fred. He loves his big brother Odin and get lots of love ❤ thank you all for the great things you do for our furry friends!
Just thought I’d write to update you on our Zoey aka China. She’s been ours for about a year now and doing great! Thankyou so much for all you do to for these dogs! Here is a picture of her and some friends!
Henry (Tetley) is adjusting well and is loving to rip around in the grass. Doesn’t seem to mind his collar one bit smile emoticon
So happy to keep you guys posted on the little lives you save! You can go ahead and use any of the photos! Thanks again for all you do!
My two little buddies – Wilson (bottom – now with us for 12 days) and Mini – getting ready to help Mommy bake a quiche. Each day they like each other more and more.
Attached are some photos :)! The first one being after her spa day, Haha she had her nails done, bathed, and ears cleaned.. And they gave her a hanky! I have tonnes of pics but these are just a few! She no longer knows what sleeping in a kennel is like, as you can see I’m usually her pillow haha she’s doing wonderful! So much improvement in a short time!
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