still lives at the shelter. For a monthly donation of $30 (payable
online or by mail), you help provide for your pet and have the
opportunity to socialize with them at the shelter (at least 4 hours per
month) or even take them to community/adoption events (dogs only).
You will be asked to to complete our foster and volunteer forms (either online or at the shelter) and make a minimum commitment of one year to that dog or cat. Each dog gets a free membership to BREE'S Bark Park, so you don't even have to leave CARA to spend time with your Adopt-a-Leash pet. Once a dog is secure and comfortable with his/her new Adopt-a-Leash parent, they may go 'home' with their 'leashed' parent for sleepovers or even for the weekend!
pups and cats make great study partners and great companions. Please
stop by the shelter to select your special one and make an incredible
difference in the life of a shelter pet. After you have been approved please come back and set up your Adopt A Leash payment online click here.
11/16/14 --Mary Grace, thank you so much for adopting Delilah's leash! We know that our sweetheart will cherish every minute she spends with you. She is a very special girl, much the same way that you are. We look forward to seeing you as you visit the shelter in your quest to become the best Adopt-A-Leash parent that you can be. We thank you, and Delilah is thrilled to have you as her new 'mommy'!
03/26/14 -- Shamrock and Sherry! Before
Sherry came and adopted Shamrock's leash, our girl was feeling down on
her luck, sad and in need of some special attention. We can already see
the change in Shamrock! Today, Sherry and Shamrock spent their time in a
front room, as it was so muddy and wet outside. The last visit was
spent outside in the dog park. One of the great things about the program
is that an Adopt-A-Leash parent can spend time with their baby on the
shelter grounds, the pup can be taken out for the day, some folks even
take their pups home for a weekend sleepover! And we love it when
'parents' take their pups to our adoption events! The socialization that
the pup receives is an extra benefit, which many times helps in that
pet finding a forever home!
03/26/13 -- Danni LaComb and Shelby. From Danni -- "I
just wanted to share a little about Ms.Shelby and the adopt a leash
program. I think this program is the best thing second only to adopting.
If you are someone who loves dogs, big or small, but you aren't in a
position to adopt, or you have a full house, ect, this program is just
what you need. Not only does it being joy to you, but it can change the
lives of some of these furbabies. Like for example.
Before I was able to "adopt her leash, I would visit her in the shelter
on days when I volunteered. She had me at "woof." I have a big soft
spot for rotties. I took her out of her kennel and spent about an hour
with her. I was so heartbroken, because this loving baby couldn't go
home with me. I have 3 large dogs and a kitty at home, plus a total of 5
humans live in our home. Valerie told me about the adopt a leash
program. A program where you can spend as much time as you want with a
dog of your choice. You can pamper, spoil and love all over them.
Something some of these sweet babies have never known. For Shelby, it
changed her whole life. It has opened many doors that were previously
closed. You see, when Shelby is in her kennel, she gets possessive. She
will bark, growl, and sometimes jump at the cage. This turned many heads
the wrong direction... I didn't give up on her, and neither did anyone
at the shelter. I began slowly introducing her to new things outside of
the shelter. It was miraculous. She was like a different dog all
together. Without the adopt a leash program, no one would have known
that Shelby is great with other dogs, walks great on a leash, knows
"sit." And so much more. The shelter workers are always so busy. That's
why the adopt a leash program is so important. Consider adopting a
leash. It can be any dog. You are only required to spend 4 hours per
month, and make a donation of $30.00. When you think about it, that's
not a lot. It saves lives almost as much as adopting. It allows the
public to see some of the babies that sometimes get over looked. And
allows the babies to get much needed socialization and love. I promise,
if you decide to adopt a leash, you'll never regret it. And your adopt a
leash baby will be forever grateful as well. UPDATE -- SHELBY is her a forever home now!
03/14/13 -- Ashley Prewitt and Goldie. Goldie is our special star at CARA. As many of you know she's the mother to the sweet pups who were found in the dumpster and famously named "Goldie's Lucky Thirteen". While all of the her sweet pups have been adopted to great homes all over the country, Goldie still waits for to find her special family. Fortunately she has Ashley Prewitt who is her "Adopt A Leash" mom. Ashley recently spent time with Goldie and as you can see it made Goldie very happy. Thank you Ashley for taking the time to spend with our sweet Goldie! UPDATE -- GOLDIE has been adopted!!
1/13/13 -- Can
you find TK??? This is our beloved TK, spending time with his
Adopt-A-Leash mom, Hope, during the holidays. TK is so very lucky to
have Hope. Of course, she would say that it's the other way around! He
spends lots of time with her, and as this photo shows, she spoils him
rotten. Our Adopt-A-Leash program is one awesome idea, an idea thought
of by Jack Welch, our Chairman of the Board. I still can't decide who
benefits the most from this program, our babies, or the humans that love
them. Please call or come by to check out the program! This is a great
idea that fits nearly everyone.
10/21/12 -- Okay,
so this is our third Adopt-A-Leash to come from our upcoming Pit Bull
Awareness Day event! Everyone, meet Patch!!!!! Patch is an awesome boy!
No words for how excited Patch was to be chosen by Brian McNair to be
his Adopt-A-Leash baby! Patch is still a young boy, with so much love to
give. He really needed this one-on-one commitment. As was the story
with the other two, Brain took Patch on a shopping trip today to have
him fitted for a harness. His new Daddy said that they chose the 'I come
in peace' harness & leash! Brian, thank you, thank you, thank you
for adopting Patch's leash! UPDATE: PATCH has been adopted!
10/20/12 -- Agitha
wants everyone to know how excited she is!! Sarah Byrd adopted her
leash this weekend!!! First thing Sarah did was take Agitha on a
shopping trip!!!! Boy, did she have a blast!!! We are so thankful for
Sarah and all of our Adopt-A-Leash parents!! And the doggies whose
leashes have been adopted, well, if they could talk, they would shouting
from the rooftops! UPDATE: Agitha has been adopted.
10/19/12 -- This
handsome boy is Waylon, and today was his lucky day!!! Bizzy met Waylon
today, and it was all downhill from there! She fell in love, adopted
his leash, and away they went shopping for new toys, treats and harness!
Waylon was so excited about his big bag full of goodies when they got
back! Thank you, Bizzy for adopting this awesome boy's leash! He loved
every minute of all your doting! UPDATE: WAYLON has been adopted!
8/24/12 -- The Adopt-A-Leash program is a winner for our
precious little Trudy!!!!! Her leash was adopted today by Phillip &
Ashleigh Risher! Thank you Phillip & Ashleigh for giving Trudy that
extra bit of love & attention that she was longing for. It truly
means the world to her, & to us.
8/11/12 -- Thank you to the Hager family for adopting Rose
Marie in our Adopt-A-Leash program. Pictured with Rose Marie is Kelton
Hager. Our Adopt-A-Leash program gives our fur babies a chance to
socialize with people other than their care givers at the center. UPDATE: Rose Marie has been adopted!
Elizabeth came to CARA to spend some quality time with her Adopt-A-Leash fur baby, Liz. You can see her tail start to wag and her eyes shine when she sees Elizabeth walking through the door.
Rebecca Dumas and Mark Bernhardt adopted
Genevieve in the "Adopt A Leash" program. Rebecca came by the shelter
and spent some quality time with Genevieve. She has also taken
Genevieve home to play in her backyard. Thank you Rebecca. UPDATE: Genevieve has been adopted by Rebecca.
Meet Casey Johnston and his Adopt-A-Leash pet Diana. Diana spent the night at his home and got spoiled with a bath and everything. See her cute little pink bow. Thank you, Casey!
Valerie took her Adopt-a-Leash baby, Ne Ne, for a St. Paddy's Day outing today. Looks like they both enjoyed themselves!
Candice adopted Bentley's leash in CARA's Adopt-a-Leash program!
Olivia came to the shelter with her family and "adopted" Baby Girl in the Adopt-A-Leash program. Thank you Olivia.
Hope "adopted" TK in the Adopt-a-Leash program today. Thank you Hope for making a difference in TK's life.
Brenda took Melissa shopping at Hollywood Feed
Saturday and Melissa picked out a lovely pink jacket. Melissa is
Brenda's adopt a leash pet. Thank you Brenda.
Liz adopted Sam and Maggie.
Laura adopted Sam's leash in our new program.