New arrivals and featured pets
Joey was rescued from an animal shelter where his time was up and he was on the list to be euthanized. CIW gave Joey his second chance. Joey has all his puppy enthusiasm and is a bright, happy little guy who prances and bounds and always has a good time. Joey's foster mom calls him her "irrepressible energizer puppy". Sweet little Joey just wants to play and be with his special person. Are you the special person this little guy is looking for?
The vet has confirmed that Joey is deaf but Joey knows quite a few hand signals (quiet, stay, down, etc.) and is great with eye contact. Joey knows his in-home good manners. He is age appropriately current with his vaccinations. He has been neutered and micro-chipped.
In 2009 two young kittens were born to a family cat who had not been spayed and had been abandoned as a young kitten herself. The Mom cat has found her forever home. The two kittens were also adopted and that should be the end of the story but that is not what has happened. Riley's diet was changed and it produced a problem in his body. His adoptive Mom wasn't willing to give his body a chance to heal after the problem and solution were discovered. She abandoned him with a CIW volunteer.
Riley is a healthy boy now who is neutered, up to date with his age appropriate vaccinations, is micro chipped and has tested negative for FeLV/FIV.. Riley is a very sweet social boy. He gets along really well with other cats. He loves to play, purr and cuddle with people. Will you be the family with whom he cuddles?
CIW Founder Honored with Jefferson Award
The Jefferson Awards website has this to say about local award winners:
The local winners are grassroots "Unsung Heroes" — ordinary individuals who are performing extraordinary deeds.Jo is grateful for this award and hopes the recognition will help bring even more forever families to the homeless animals of the bay area.
Our Senior Citizen-Senior Pet Program
So many seniors want and need a companion animal, but worry about managing the costs and care. What if veterinary bills are too high? What if the animal has too much energy? What if circumstances change and it becomes too difficult to care for the adopted pet?
CIW understands these concerns and wants to help! Our Senior Citizen – Senior Pet Companionship Program matches qualifying seniors with loving senior pets so both can enjoy the warmth, companionship, and many emotional and health benefits associated with this special kind of friendship. The program assists with veterinary expenses (up to $500 per year) and matches seniors with wonderful pets who share their energy level, possess wisdom and grace, and bring lots of warmth and love into a home. All CIW animals have a loving place to return to if circumstances should change after an adoption, so seniors can be assured of the lifelong welfare of their adopted pet. If you are a qualifying senior (60 years or older, can document a financial hardship, and do not currently own more than one other pet) and would like to apply for this program, please contact Jo Hamilton at 650-328-0474 or email@example.com.
Companions in Waiting is on Facebook
We're happy to announce our new Facebook page. You'll be able to find adoption fair information there (of course, you can still find it here as well!), more photos of our adoptable animals, and updates about CIW. Plus, you can leave us notes on our wall. Past adopters, we'd love to see some posts about your CIW best friends! You can find our new Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/CompanionsInWaiting
Upcoming adoption fairs
These are the fairs coming up in the next 30 days:Jun 1Kibbles & Gifts in Half Moon Baymap
Jun 2Kibbles & Gifts in Half Moon Baymap
Jun 7The Pet Place in Menlo Parkmap
Jun 8The Pet Place in Menlo Parkmap
Jun 9Kibbles & Gifts in Half Moon Baymap
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New Fair Location: Half Moon Bay Library
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Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 Companions in Waiting relies on donations to feed, house, and care for homeless animals. Thank you for helping homeless animals.