This week marks our 8 month anniversary as Ruby’s forever family!  She has welcomed each new season with open paws like a true Gem!  Though not a water dog, Ruby is a powder hound!  She loves snow!  She loves nordic skiing and ski touring and snow hiking and running.  “Off skis” was an easy command […]

Check Out This Blog by Some Recent Visitors

  Color Country Animal Welfare has been featured in a blog post by The Paws.  The authors recently stopped into our facility for a tour and a chat.  They donated some of their bandanas to our October 1 Give Me Shelter silent auction.  Take a few minutes to see their beautiful photos and read what […]

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 dog, and she was right—I did. […]

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 her that first day we met, […]

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 is now in paradise. Today […]


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, we got Penny her own […]

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 Jazzy’s story through your Facebook posts […]

Kitkat and Snowflake

Diana Riddle loves her adopted kittens so much, rescued them, and they rescued a piece of my heart that was empty.      

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 for him until he was […]

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 opportunity to add to our […]