Adopting a New Dog

  It was just about ten years ago when Dottie Weaver, founder of Color Country Animal Welfare, rescued a beautiful Border collie mix she saw being dumped on the highway. Dottie knew I had recently lost an Australian shepherd of whom I was very fond. She thought I needed another

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A Happy Trio – Blue’s Story

  We adopted Blue from Color Country Animal Welfare (CCAW) while she was being fostered three years ago when she was about 5 years old. The second we met, she clung to me, and I knew that she was destined to be part of our family. As I was leaving

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Beau’s Story

Beau was found abandoned in Fremont and brought to a CCAW foster volunteer. A family on vacation stopped by the CCAW booth at the annual Apple Days festival and decided to to adopt this handsome boy. Beau traveled first class to his new home in California. UPDATE: September 2015 Beau

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Izzy

We’ve always had dogs in our family: Jeffry was raised by German Shepherds and Emily was raised by Keeshonden. When we got married, the first thing we did after finding a dog-friendly apartment was bring a rescued beagle-corgi named Penny into our lives. Then when we bought our first house,

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Jazzy’s Story

  Jen and Cheryl, Five months in and I can’t imagine my life or our home without her. First, thank you both for all that you do to insure that vulnerable creatures are loved and cared for and find their forever homes and loving families. As you know, I followed

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Little Carmichael

Little Carmichael, affectionately called “Mikey”, is the latest addition to Dana and Nipper’s family of four-legged adoptees. Carmichael is named after Dottie Carmichael Weaver, CCAW’s founder. James and Nan Anderson found him as a tiny abandoned kitten in the road near their home in Bicknell. They bottle-fed him and cared

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Luna, Chance, and Kaylee

Luna, Chance, and Kaylee were strays in the Torrey Area. In each case flyers were posted, we asked neighbors and friends if they recognized any of these cats and no one did. Our children call us the Torrey cat nappers because for three years in a row, we had an

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Millie a Rescue Story

  Millie the dog was found starving and in need of medical care on a rural country road. CCAW members gave her a forever home, and she has plumped up quite nicely. Bonkers the cat was rescued from a car accident as a tiny kitten. He defies his name and

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Tripod and Moses

Tripod This cat appeared in the back yard one day with a hind leg that was nothing but a bloody stump with bones sticking out. Several years later, he is healthy and happy, and has found the perfect prop for that stump in a flower pot. He lives with Jen

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