wonderful stories that our adoptive families share with us is part of
why we continue doing what we can to make a difference in your lives,
and in the lives of all these animals. Rescue can sometimes make
you feel defeated, but when we see how happy these adopted animals are,
that helps push us to continue the good work we all do in rescue!
Thank you for adopting from us....we do appreciate all your continued
have adopted an animal from our organization and would like for us to
list your story on our happy tails section, please email us at
We can't wait for your updates!
My name is Daryl my partner Tony and I adopted TACO
on January 7th of this year! He'll be 5 yrs old this
December 12th! Our experience with him has been the
best decision we ever made in adopting him! He's
become so attached to us and is very protective and
is a part of our family and we love every minute and
everyday we have with him! Although like every dog
he does have his "moments". We wouldn't change him
for anything! And everyday we learn something else
new about him. He has the best personality and
little things about him that make us laugh every
single day! WE love love love LOVE HIM!!!And we are
considering getting him a little friend within the
next 6 months! Thank you so much!
Daryl, Tony & TACO!!
July 22nd, 2014
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May 7th, 2014
April 5th, 2014
Sammy and Lily are doing so well. They are now on dry dog
food, house training gets better and better every day. For
three days now there were no 'presents' awaiting us first
thing in the morning. They absolutely love their walks in
the park and so do we. Still working on playing with toys
(fetch, catch, chase). When I open the back door to let
them out, they run and run. Thank you for the everyday joy
of these dogs. One added note: after their bath neither one
would look at me for two hours. They do not complain or
have a problem during the bath, I'm guessing they have just
had enough of me afterwards.
LILY & SAMMY!
Just an update, that Kenzi is doing great. Other than a very
wide stubborn streak, she has learned her commands, is
almost completely house broken, and knows how to put on the
cute little puppy face to get away with anything. We hope
the rest of her family is doing as well.
The Brown Family
Hi Pamela and
Bojangles and his family sending some pictures to let you
know that all is fine.
believe it's been a year since we adopted Bo. He is loved
and spoiled and everyone in the neighborhood thinks he's the
both doing well. Thank you for all that you do to save these
Judy, Chris ,
Steve , Dan and Bo Pemberton
Diesel & Daisy!
It hasn't been a full month yet since we adopted Rex,
re-named by our girls Spots from your rescue group. He
is a wonderful puppy who is still learning not to chew
everything and to go outside to the bathroom. We all
love having him around. Can't wait for spring to get
here so we can take him to the park and for nice walks.
Thank you for everything and a thank you to Rex/Spot's
foster for helping us adopt him.
Bryon, Amy, Kayla,
Hey C.A.R.E. NJ,
Just wanted to send an update on Helga,
renamed Jerzee. A year ago today, I called in sick to work
and drove from Long Island, NY to a PetSmart in E.
Brunswick, NJ and it was the best decision I've made all
year! Jerzee brings such joy and happiness to my life every
day. Even during some of those 'ruff' times we've gone
through as a puppy. She has graduated from puppy school at a
local PetSmart and is now a well trained and well behaved
puppy. And she gets along GREAT with other dogs. We visit
the local dog parks often and play with some of our dog
friends at our house. I just wanted to send a big THANK YOU
to everyone at your organization for doing such a great job
and giving many people the opportunity to be as happy as we
Thank you again,
Steve & Jerzee girl
Happy Holidays CARE!
Dear Pam and Sharon,
I hope all is well. Buttons is doing wonderfully in
Brooklyn. I want to thank you again for the great adoption
match. In the email below, please see photo updates attached
for Buttons: on the train, in his travel backpack, his
winter coat, in his apartment, his Christmas necklace, and
even his Christmas bib and antlers!
Happy New Year, and thank you again for all of the wonderful
work you do!
--- Alex Back (Button's new guardian!)
Hello! I wanted to
send a quick update on Sharkey. Well for starters, his name
is no longer Sharkey, it's Dennis Hopper. He is getting tons
of love and affection and proving that he really is a
wonderful dog. He sleeps with us in bed at night and somehow
commands more than half of our king sized bed. He shows no
interest in chewing things that don't belong to him so that
is a big plus. He loves everyone he meets and has made some
dog friends in the neighborhood. Please make sure Sharon,
Dennis' foster mom gets to see these pictures. I'll keep
sending more as he gets older. Thank you so much for letting
us adopt this wonderful dog.
I just wanted to send you an update on Cooter (now
She is very well behaved, although a little hyper, which
is fine. She is walking well on the leash, has finally
mastered going up and down our steps which she was very
hesitant about and the two dogs are getting along
beautifully. so far so good.
Thanks again and have a great weekend
Hello CARE NJ!
It's only been a month since we took Star, renamed Kiara,
home and from
the day she walked through our door she's been a loved part
family! I wanted to share a few updated pictures with you
all. She just
turned four months old. Kiara is loving it here! A soft bed,
toys to play with and an big back yard makes for long throws
favorite frisbee. This adorable little pup is growing so
loves going for walks, tennis balls, and meeting different
starts puppy school soon so we are definitely looking
forward to that.
Thank you CARE NJ, for giving me the opportunity to bring
girl into my and my family's home! We absolutely love her!
chewing on everything in sight, she's definitely a keeper!
All the best!
Stephanie Lennox and Kiara
Dear C.A.R.E. NJ,
We are so happy with our new addition! Moose (renamed Rocco)
is perfect for us. He has settled in nicely. He loves his
crate. Slept from 11pm til 5 am! He has another puppy bed
for during the day. We had family over and he was thoroughly
happy being petted and played with. He is very inquisitive
about our cat. They can be in the same room and no problems.
We keep a watchful eye. Kitty does not want Rocco TOO close.
Baby steps. He lets out this tiny yelp when he needs to go
out and "do his business ". Only 1 pee accident so far (we
think it was our fault for not knowing the "signal "). He
has a wonderful temperament! He loves to play and snuggle.
We are so happy that we picked him and that he accepted us!
It was so nice to see so many dogs be adopted. We hope those
families are as happy as we are!
Thank you so much!
The Petronella family,
Steve, Justine, Steven, Athena, Raven, and now, ROCCO!!!
WAY TO GO KYLE!
Hello. My name is Kyle (formerly Ivan) and I wanted to tell
everyone out there how well I'm doing in my new home. I've
been here just over two months now. I also want to say that
pet adoption/pet rescue is a wonderful thing!
At my new home I have plenty of room to run and play. I have
a great love for playing with tennis balls! That is
evidenced in my photo. And there are plenty of toys spread
all over the house, thanks to me! Mommy said that they
haven't seen this in years! I have no problem playing alone
or with others. I love making new friends. My home is very
comfortable, so much so that I can sleep just about anywhere
and sleep for long stretches at a time. Maybe it's because I
play so much and eat really good that I sleep so well?
I am really grateful to all those who have been so good to
me during my first three years of life. I can certainly say
that I finally believe that I have found my true home!
The best dogs are adopted dogs and RESCUE is my favorite
breed. Opt to adopt!
I attended the adoption day at the Petsmart on Rt. 18 on
April 13th and rescued Eno, but we changed his name to
Rocco. I just wanted to tell all of you how much I
appreciate all of the hard work that you do to rescue these
animals. He is doing so well in his new home. He has tons of
toys, already knows how to sit and play fetch and he's not
even 3 months old. I have never worked in an animal shelter,
but I can imagine its emotionally and physically draining,
and sad, but all of the dedication you give to these animals
is worth it. He is so happy and content and just wanted to
share some of his new life with you. Rocco has a whole
family of dogs and people that love him so much. Every
morning, my dad carries him around and Rocco helps my dad
make his lunch hahaha...He's enjoying it now because when
he's 60+ pounds, he won't be able to carry him anymore
hahaha....Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts <3
Rocco and I appreciate it a million times <3
Rocco and Katie (Mommy)
Just wanted to send some pictures to update you on Beaux,
formerly known as Dante. He is an absolute mush and total
love bug. He loves walks and going on car rides. He makes
new friends everywhere we go. He absolutely amazed me with
his temperament and his patience with children. Thank you
for the love of my life. He is just absolutely wonderful in
I just wanted to send to you some information and pictures
of a pup i adopted from you. His name was Oreo but it is
now Rascal. Rascal has turned out to be one of the best
dogs around. He has learned many tricks and is as obedient
as they come. He is presently competing with my daughter in
agility and has won numerous ribbons in his first few
events. I am so glad we adopted him. I will keep you
posted- my daughter is aiming for the AKC junior
championships in the future. Hopefully....
Hi to all,
I just wanted to touch base with you and let you
know how Jasper (Luce) is. We adopted him from you
in December 2009. When we adopted him, my husband
wanted to name him Lucky Luciano because we were
taking him to a good home. After being with him a
few hours we decided to call him Luce which in
Italian means "light". As you can see from Luce
pictures, he is absolutely adorable and I am so glad
he's mine. He's our light and he brings us so much
happiness, great laughs and mostly love. He is
spoiled as you can see, he sleeps with us and is
always with us. I can't think of a time without this
baby around. I hope that everyone at one time in
their life can fall in love with a baby like we did.
Again, thank you for loving animals the way you do.
Joe and Mary Ann Dicello
This is Caeli! We adopted her back in
July when I fell in love with her face online. She is
the sweetest little girl with a crazy silly side! She is
a social butterfly and loves meeting new people and
dogs. She is turning 6 months old this week and is
growing every day! She loves to play catch, retrieve,
listens to commands like sit and give paw. She loves to
go for walks and rides and knows to find her leash when
I ask if she wants to go! She is still a baby and has a
wild side but she is a sweetheart that loves belly rubs
and to cuddle. I think you can see by her picture above,
she is a happy girl and loves her life : ) Thank you for
such a sweet baby!
Emiko, now Koko, May 5th, 2012 and have been obsessed
ever since then!! My friends make fun of me because I
act and treat her like she is a real human baby, I even
refer to her as the baby. A few months ago I was saving
up so that we could take her to a trainer for obedience
training. I would say that I was saving up for the
baby's tuition. She is still very skittish and scared of
EVERYTHING though, but my trainer Rob said she has come
a long way from when we first started going to him! Koko
absolutely loves digging. I gave up trying to fill in
the holes because as soon as I turn my back she's back
to digging. She is an absolute doll. The picture
attached is a recent one (she's nearly 50lbs now!). I
cannot wait to adopt another puppy from you guys in the
future! Thank you so much for everything you do!
her at 3
and seems to
life with me
He has grown
to a 45lb 8
me on the
going to the
dog park and
we even made
a trip to
He loves all
is only sad
him! He goes
to Camp Bow
Wow twice a
it! And the
come in the
other days I
go to the
in Bark in
the Park at
game! He had
a blast. I
the last few
you can see
how happy he
for all you
do for the
We are just
in love with
He is so
go to the
in our room
in his dog
a dream! He
dog ramp on
our deck to
go into his
He is very
we are now
We have been
items in his
bone and raw
likes to sit
to relax in
What a life!
We are so
Rudy. He has
house into a
August 27th, 2012
:) ) to
HANK & BLITZ!
As I was sitting at
work, I ran across
your website in my
favorites list and
figured I’d shoot
you an email update
on Teddy (renamed
Hugo). We adopted
Hugo Memorial day
weekend in 2007. I
conversation we had,
that he had been
adopted and then
returned, based on
his temperament I
guess as well as the
life he had endured
rescued. As we all
know, Chow Chows can
be challenging at
times, and Hugo was
no different. But,
as time went on,
we’ve realized that
all he needs is a
loving family and
one that understands
him. Anyway, it’s
almost 4 years
later, and he is a
very well mannered,
lovable member of
our family, and he
and our other baby –
our German Shepherd
Chloe – get along
famously. They love
long hikes in the
woods, swimming in
the ocean and
playing with every
dog they can find.
We think every day
how happy grateful
we are for having
Hugo in our life. We
thank you so very
much for you all
taking care of him
so that we could
find him and not
only he change our
life, but vice
versa. We absolutely
love him so much and
couldn’t imagine our
lives without him.
I’ve attached a
picture of our baby
Please feel free to
share the story and
Georgia and Behz
Happy 1st Birthday Blue Dog!
Think this girl
is set for life, or
what? She and I had
and rice last
Saturday evening to
February 9th, 2012
As I mentioned, Sadie, once known as "Saba," adopted 6/16/07, is doing very well. She certainly makes my house a home.
I retired to Hickory, NC, my birthplace, which is near Charlotte, and we immediately found a suitable vet who has been very helpful in monitoring and maintaining Sadie's health and well-being.
You remembered her incontinence issues and that has been stabilized, as well, without incident for almost five years now.
As she enters her senior years, I'm making every attempt to be proactive with regard to a proper diet and exercise. She's still on a Nutro diet, only now we've graduated to one for seniors with the necessary additives for healthy joints and strong bones. And, at least twice a week we visit a local park for exercise. We enjoy off-leash running and playing in a two-acre dog park and then we hit the trails for a few miles of hiking and tracking. The wildlife is plentiful, so she is certainly in her element.
I'm attaching a photo of a more leisurely Sadie, taken last summer on the back porch. As you can see, she is practically royalty- and spoiled rotten, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
February 4th, 2012
Hello, we hope that all is well
with you and that your holidays were great. We
figured to write you and let you know how wonderful
Barkley (nee: Fain) is doing. What a tragic mistake
it would have been if he had stayed in that shelter
and had to be put down! He is an extremely smart,
adorable and loving little boy. (we are a little
prejudice!) I've attached some recent pictures so
you can see how he turned out, he weighs 65 lbs. and
is mostly legs! I know his paperwork says that he is
a Labrador mix, my friend who is from Hungary swears
that the other part is a Hungarian hunting dog known
as a Viszula. We went online and he does have a lot
of the same characteristics as the Viszula. Over the
holidays we had our granddaughter for a couple of
days, they are now best friends, he followed her
everywhere and laid by her side at night. All the
toys that he got at Christmas he would put back
under the tree when he was done playing with them it
was so funny, he was really confused when the tree
came down! He loves to play fetch and catch, also I
play a game with him-I put a cookie in one of my
hands and put my hands behind my back and rub them
together, he has to sit in front of me - I tell him
to get ready and he puts one of his paws on my knee
then I bring out my hands and tell him to pick one
and he has to tap the hand with the cookie in order
to get it! He has an incredible nose because he has
only been wrong twice. He is always doing something
to make us laugh, I was watching my soap opera and
he was sitting on the floor in front of the TV, one
of the actors started to cry and so did Barkley. He
loves to watch TV and will also cry when animal
planet is on and a dog cries. One of these times we
are going to video tape him! He also knows how to
whisper. His bark is very loud and we taught him to
whisper then he's playing and gets excited, he will
open his mouth and blow out air, it's the funniest
thing to see! Well I could go on and on about him,
needless to say, you made the right choice when you
made us Fain's forever home, we couldn't love him
more if he was our true son!
Dennis, Cathy & Barkley
January 29th, 2012
adopted on December
the lovely Sharon in
Bayonne. She flew to
Canada for Christmas
break where she hung
out with her new
family including her
photos attached –
Charlotte is the
black Chi-mix. She
is back in New York
now and living with
me in my apt. She
walks to work every
day and hangs out
with her new pals at
the office. She
enjoys the dog park
next door to her
home, although was
very wary in the
beginning. She is
very bonded to me
and this goes both
ways. She has made a
big difference in my
life, I am so happy
that I adopted her.
Thanks for all of
your help – your
January 6th, 2012
Thank you so much
for considering us
to adopt Sonny.
Sonny is already
making himself at
home, pooped and
peed in the hall. My
fault, I forgot
puppies need to go
out after eating.
I'll try harder
tomorrow :) He
made us move his
bed, but found under
the dining room
table works good for
him. Just who's the
boss? He seems
to be searching for
his sister, he
White flower pot,
no, not my sister.
White Pepe toy,
looked like her, but
that's not her.
Sonny loves all the
getting, and loves
his new toys.
Pepe, is good with
him, but setting the
ground rules. Sonny
tried to curl up in
Pepe's bed with him,
cute for us, but
Pepe wasn't having
any part of it. So,
Sonny climbed back
into his own bed.
Sonny is doing good!
I adopted Amber who is now
named Phoebe on 9/11/10.
Amber is one of the gorgeous
pups that is pit bull/french
mastiff mix. I believe her
sister was named Ginger. I
promised I would email
photos of her, but failed to
do so. I figured now would
be a good time rather then
never.. sorry :(
Anyway, I would like to
thank you for allowing my
now husband and I to adopt
her. She is remarkable in so
many ways. Colby Jack who
has been apart of our home
2years longer than Phoebe
fell in love with her at
first sight. The two of them
are quite the duo and it
amazes me to see two dogs
love each other like these
two. Phoebe went from a very
shy and timid puppy to a
very dominant female
larger-pup. She has quite
the personality with her
tantrums she throws when
wanting to be pet, the
schedule that she is very
good at following, her bark
that is greater than her no
bite, and loyal/protective
Overall she is what we
needed to fulfill our
household and Colby longed
Attached are photos of
herself and some with Colby.
It is rare to get one with
out the other.
~ Jessica ~
Merry Christmas Star!
to wish you
guys a Happy
part of the
dog, she is
says, What a
we are so
November 14th, 2011
I would just
are all very
give so much
of your time
and love to
I want to
say that I
am so happy
Rox is a
is a very
and cute as
November 6th, 2011
I am 6 months old now and
very happy in my new home!
Haven't I gotten big and
beautiful?! My mommy and
daddy think so. I am a good
girl and have learned so
much in the past month. I am
pretty brave now and not
afraid of my own shadow
anymore. I love to go to the
park and walk in the woods
and even walk in my own
neighborhood now. I am
learning to walk nicely on a
leash so I don't drag my
mommy along. I am much
stronger than her! I love to
run after tennis balls in my
big back yard, too. I
am going to puppy class,
where I meet new friends and
learn new things. I know the
class is really to make
mommy and daddy
smarter...not ME...but I
have lots of fun! This
week I am going to get
spayed. I don't think that
is going to be much fun, but
I have a really nice vet and
mommy will stay home with me
for a few days until I feel
better and can run and play
again. I am a lucky
dog and I think mommy and
daddy feel pretty lucky to
have me, too!
Hope everything is going
well for you. Thank you for
taking care of me and
finding me a loving home!
I am a very happy pup!
Hi guys, we wanted to give you an update on our baby girl, Suki (her new name, given by our boys). She is doing great, getting used to her surroundings and her big brother, Bronx (a husky), who loves her and enjoys her company. We wanna thank you for making her available to our family and tell you how how happy we are with her, she is the sweetest thing ever!!
P.S.: she is the princess of the house
and even has her very own DIVA bag!
Hi There CARE Family
We just wanted to update you on our new additions.
BoBo is doing very well in her new home with my mom Julie. She fits in perfectly and has adjusted well to her new
forever home. Mom and dad are spoiling here rotten!
Dapple, the doxie, is doing great also! After bumping into a lot of new things (remember he’s blind & deaf), he has settled in very nicely. My other dogs help him out a lot and seem to know about his handicaps. He is already spoiled with a new bed and new blankets, but he much rather be on our laps. He does not like when I fool him with a new scent – he thinks I am someone else, and just keeps looking for me.
All in all, both dogs are doing well.
Thought you would like to know!
Pamela, I really enjoyed talking to you and getting to know about your organization.
I wish all of you the best! Keep up the good work!
I will recommend you to everyone!
God Bless each of you,
This is the
little dog you named Jeeter that I adopted in June.
Benji has turned out to be a wonderful dog, just as
Pamela predicted. I greatly appreciate C.A.R.E.
bringing us together..
is at a the dog park he often spontaneously breaks away
from the pack and runs full speed up to me without being
called. He is always smiling!
Whoo-hooo!! Not only is Benji likely to be included in
Bark Magazine's monthly photo spread of smiling dogs
but he's in contention to be included in a book!
I was recently doing some paperwork for Lulu (the poodle
known as Kahlua) and visited your website so I thought I
would send in
an update and some pictures! Lulu is a wonderful, sweet,
friendly dog! I could not be an happier with her. She has
much joy in to my life! Although she was a malnourished
stray when I
adopted her, I still think that SHE saved ME! She is in
health now, and in fact, she is so overflowing with love
that Lulu and
I have just signed up to train to become a "therapy team,"
hospitals and the like! I am sure she was put on earth just
Here are the photos of our little Beau! Please share them
with everyone at CARE, especially with Sharon and Teresa,
who were so wonderful to us. You can see how far he's come
since we adopted him in October--we are absolutely in love
with him and are so grateful to you for bringing such joy
into our lives.
I visited your site recently, and
thought I would share a few pictures of Daffy,
formerly "Annie" a Springer Spaniel rescued from
newark nearly 2 years ago, and close to death from
starvation and abandonment. Here she is now !
She's a beauty, as you can see ! She shares our
home with her adopted Springer Spaniel brother from
a shelter in Nashville 10 years ago. he's a
brillant dog too.
Daffy's life consists of traveling
with us to our vacation home near the shore, and on
our 32' sportfish from CT. She wears her life
preserver without complaint. Actually She's
gratefull for everything, still.
We had a difficult time with her for
the first month, as she wasnt potty trained...but
that turned out to be "stress" and sometimes still
has accidents when shes nervous. Other than that
shes Perfect! and we love her. I hope this note
lifts your spirits today, knowing that you have made
a great difference in her life, and ours too.
Many thanks to everyone in your
organization, and best of luck. I wish I could help
you foster some, but out Condo is restricted. Maybe
I am noting the address so I can
send a donation
Best Wishes to you all, God Bless
Thank you for bring Daffy to
HI. Charlie, formerly
know as Kushla, just
recently celebrated his
one year anniversary
with us. I thought
you'd like to see how
great he looks! He's
coming along nicely.
Hi my name
is Mandi Kera Staehs. I use to be called Vegas. But my
parents re-named me. Thank you for finding me a great
home and great parents they take me everywhere. And they
bring over my human cousins so I have some one to play
with and I love to play!
My mom is
attaching my picture so you can she how much more
beautiful I have become.
PS. My mom
wanted to say how happy both her & my dad are that you
let them adopt me. thank you & GOD bless
At first he was very shy
and took time to get
used to a big open
living environment, but
a few weeks went by and
he became very friendly
with humans and now him
and my other cats r so
in love, they spoon each
other and clean each
other as if they've been
living together for
years. i am so happy i
adopted him and welcome
you to use his pic and
my email anytime :).
thank u for giving me
such a great & friendly
Hi! Just thought of looking on your website because it is
almost a year since we adopted little Belle (aka Nina.)
through you and the Jersey City Animal clinic (Dr. Thornton)
I am sure you have been through alot of dogs since then!!!!
Although I don't see many on your list.
Belle is the
sweeetest, most loving girl, she has now gone blind in one
eye, but otherwize has put on 2 pounds... I am writing a
book about Belle entitled "Bell you're a Brooklyn dog now"!
the story of her rescue and adoption and trip back to
Brooklyn. I will contact the Jersey City Animal Rescue
police to see if they will post for a picture with Belle,
then ask Dr. Thornton to pose also. Perhaps I should get a
shot with you too! It was Pamela, I believe, who showed me
the dog at the vet. Thank you and happy new year!
~Katheryn D in
I just wanted to
say thanks to C.A.R.E for allowing me to adopt Penelope last
Monday. She is a true joy. I have never seen a
cat that has no fear of people. From the time I let
her out of the carrier in my apartment and still...she has
not hidden at all. She sleeps with me and loves to sit
on my lap. She is a lot of fun and very lovable.
She is doing great..She has brought much love into my life.
You are a cat lover and I know you understand what I mean.
She has helped me to heal from my beloved Randi's death.
I will always love Randi but Penelope helped me not dwell on
So thanks again
and be blessed.
Hi. Happy New
Year from Charlie, formerly known as Kushla. He is
doing great and we just love him. He finally has
learned how to play with a toy - and share it too!
bringing him to our lives. Say hi to Pam please from him.
we have renamed Roxy is doing great. She sure
likes to eat. Will get her some special treats tomorrow
morning. The vet in Jersey City removed her
stitches and she got a rabies shot. We love her
and will recommend your facility to anyone we know.
for your good work and best regards, also to Nancy and a
Happy new Year to all of you.
I wanted to email you and tell you how much we LOVE
Gwenn and Shelby, they are the most loveable cats and my
kids adore them, they are so good with the kids and the
baby. They love the fish tank and they sleep in
bed with the kids. Amazing cats who are now really
loved and really spoiled, thank you! Without your
help I would have never found them!