Toast (aka "Toast Meets World")Toast is a total diva - she always does whatever she wants, including sleeping - and snoring at . . . inopportune times (like when I'm on a conference call!). But, she’s an epic snuggler, and so much more. Every day, she does a million little things that make me laugh, and I can't imagine life without her. #StartAStoryAdoptSee Full Story >
Hamilton (aka Hamilton Pug)Hamilton is a pug about town! He loves to be around people, and always gets invited to lots of . . . parties. He knows he's a big deal. But, despite the invites and attention, he always wants to be by my side. When I'm making breakfast, he's there; when it's time to do yoga, he's there; even when I'm just hanging out on the couch, he's there. I'm never lonely with Hamilton around! #StartAStoryAdoptSee Full Story >
Bento (aka "Keyboard Cat")Bento is my best friend. We both have very similar personalities and he's always motivating me to . . . make art; I'm always drawing and taking pictures of him. He also happens to have incredible musical talent - you might know him as Keyboard Cat! #StartAStoryAdoptSee Full Story >
Mr. CrowleyMr. Crowley is a tiny, 3.2lb lap-loving senior Chihuahua. This nearly toothless love bug follows me . . . around all day, snorting and smiling at every turn! His favorite thing in the whole world? Snuggling! Whether you're a family member, or complete stranger- if you've got a lap to snuggle in, he'll be your best bud! He's a lover this one.
He's only got 2 teeth, so he's living that tongue-out-tuesday life all day, every day of the week!See Full Story >
TheodoreTheo is a kind soul who lost his way and ended up in the shelter. No one looked for him. I saw his . . . ad on the website and knew he needed to be a part of my family. He now lives with us and our 2 cats. He is such a gentle giant who just wants his ears rubbed. He is currently attending classes to become a therapy dog so he can give forward, because he was given a chance and now wants to give his love to others.See Full Story >
IconI named my pet Icon on the very first day he was adopted. Now Icon is a advocate for universal . . . health care. See his video.
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MiloMilo is so special because he is so sweet and funny. He always keeps us laughing and entertained. . . . Milo is also the best snuggle bug in the world.See Full Story >
ScooterScooter was adopted in 2014; he is a puppy mill survivor. Despite his tough past, he is the sweetest . . . dog and wants nothing more than a big hug. We are committed to giving him the love and care he deserves and there is no shortage of hugs in his new life. He inspired us to begin volunteering, fostering, and raising awareness about puppy mills and the horrors that these dogs endure.See Full Story >
BishopBishop was tied to a tree for the first 6 months of his life. He came into rescue very scared, . . . malnourished neglected and abused. I rescued him when he was about 9 months old. I lost 2 boxers worth 6 months of one another so he truly rescued me.See Full Story >
CiderCider had been brought in to the veterinary hospital as a stray that had been found on a parkway . . . with multiple fractured bones. She survived her injuries, and 5 years later, now loves going on long walks, basking in the warm sunlight and destroying stuffed toys!See Full Story >
AstorAstor was the smallest puppy in the kennel; malnourished at about three pounds. When I held him for . . . the first time he burrowed in my neck, I knew he chose me. He had a rough start to life. I had to hand feed him baby food and water with a syringe. When he was neutered he also had to have seven teeth removed due to his small mouth.
Astor puts a smile on my face every day. He is waiting for me at the door when I get home each day with a wagging tail.See Full Story >
FelixMy fiance and I lived in these terrible apartments just starting out. We already had our little . . . princess (Esti) but across the way, these awful neighbors suddenly had a cute puppy. They yelled at him, starved him, left him in the bathroom for days because he was "a lot". We waited all of two days before we walked over with $20 and asked for their dog. They were excited to go out to eat with thr money. He threw up twice when he drank water because his belly was so empty.See Full Story >
MojoMy little Mojo has a heart of gold. His little wiggly butt is so cute when I come home. His energy . . . level keeps me on my toes. He gives the bestest morning kissesSee Full Story >
Sylvie ChantalSylvie is one of my 'special' kitties. A foster kitty born in my home, when she finally began . . . walking she toppled over more than normal. I had seen kitties with cerebellar hypoplasia at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary so I assumed that was Sylvie's problem. My vet confirmed it. It was soon apparent that this kitten was no longer a foster. Giving her a French name solidified her status and earned Sylvie a special place in my heart.See Full Story >
StanleyStanley was a foster dog - but it was clear, he was meant to be our dog. He came to us a rowdy . . . adolescent with a Beagle nose and Terrier energy - he could clear a counter in a single bound! We spent our first Christmas at Pet Emergency after he ate an entire platter of cookies. That January he landed a role in a movie where his part was that of a beggar and a thief in "The Family Holiday!See Full Story >
WillowI adopted Willow from a shelter in 1993, after deciding I needed a dog to help with my physical . . . therapy and rehab after back surgery. My husband felt an instant connection to a black lab so she came home with us that evening.
Willow was 2 1/2 yrs old and everything you'd want a dog to be, sweet, friendly and well trained. Her first family was moving out of the area and could not take her. We LUCKED out!See Full Story >
AceMy first day of work at our local Humane Society I met Ace. He was born March 3. At 3 wks. of age . . . his mother died. He was left at domestic animal services. DAS has a relationship with the Humane Society and they ask us for help if they need a foster. I fell in love with this little black puppy and adopted him. I am so glad our county animal services works closely with the Humane Society Naples. If not for that relationship then my new best friend would just be another statistic for euthanasia.See Full Story >
KonaI was originally supposed to foster for the 2008 July 4th weekend this gangly, 6-month old red Dobe, . . . found as a stray. Then on the 4th, I found a lump. And a few days later found it was breast cancer, totally out of the blue. And during that entire hellish summer, when I'd come home after another maddening appointment, the only thing that would put a smile on my face was Kona and his goofy antics. I always say that the one good thing that Fate ever dumped in my lap was Kona - and I'll take it.See Full Story >
SebastianSebastian was part of the Great Kitty Rescue, a monumental undertaking in which Best Friends saved . . . more than 650 cats from an abandoned sanctuary in Nevada. I wasn't in the market for a cat when I adopted him (or, just two months later, Ginseng, another cat), but our bond was immediate and intense. Knowing a bit about the horrific conditions at that Nevada shelter‚ it's difficult not to see a kind of miraculous resilience in Sebastian - a sweet, charming personality.See Full Story >
SydneyOn a rainy day with nothing else to do, I decided to visit our local shelter. As I was about to . . . leave, I saw a tiny kitten isolated from the others. In looking at her more closely, I noticed that her front right leg was never fully formed, making her not as "desirable" as the other kittens. I didn't hesitate and knew she had to be mine. That was 12 1/2 years ago and she will always be my dear, fluffy baby who always looks like she's giving the "hang loose" sign.See Full Story >