Companions in Waiting is a 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue and adoption organization based in San Mateo County, California

New arrivals and featured pets

Tom

While working in Palm Springs this past Summer, a veterinarian rescued a litter of orphan kittens. The kittens all found homes but one of them came back to his rescuer as an 8 month old. He is now about 12 months old. He is an exceptinally sweet cat -- gets along with other cats and everyone. Tom is shy around dogs and rabbits. Tom is neutered, has tested negative for felv/fiv, is current with his vacciantions and is ready to find his "forever" family. Is that your family?

Spots

Spots was born around Orland and was with a fmily there until they decided that they didn't want Spots and his sister. Spots was lucky because he went to a family member who contacted CIW through another rescue. He loves to go for walks. He is a little shy initially but loves pets and strokes. He is neutered and micro-chipped. His vaccinations are up to date and he has good in home good manners. Spots is a wonderful little boy who just wants a family that is his. Is your family the one for which Spots has been waiting?

CIW Founder Honored with Jefferson Award

Companions in Waiting founder Jo Hamilton was honored in February to receive a local Jefferson Award for her work with CIW. CBS San Francisco has this story and video about the 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.

Juliette and the litter of eight

White mini poodle Juliette

Juliette and her babies have been adopted!

Juliette came to us as a stray; she was very matted, dirty and scared. No one came looking for her. When she first arrived know we didn't know that Juliette was going to be a mommy soon — to eight puppies! You can see pictures of some of her babies at our puppy photo blog.

Juliette's puppies are on Cute Overload!

Your donations allow us to help animals like Juliette and her babies, to find loving homes for them, and to make sure they are all spayed and neutered so they won't contribute to pet overpopulation.

All the puppies

Clockwise from top left: Zeus, Shadow, Cami, Tippy, Poppet, Finley, Pippen, Nova.

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 companionsinwaiting@yahoo.com.

Companions in Waiting is on Facebook

Join us on Facebook! 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:

Apr 4Kibbles & Gifts in Half Moon Baymap
Apr 5Kibbles & Gifts in Half Moon Baymap
Apr 10The Pet Place in Menlo Parkmap
Apr 11The Pet Place in Menlo Parkmap
Apr 18HMB Library in Half Moon Baymap
Apr 19HMB Library in Half Moon Baymap

see complete schedule

Make a donation

Our online donation form is temporarily unavailable. If you would like to make a donation, please mail your tax-deductible contribution to:
Companions In Waiting
PO Box 213
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.

Get your 2015 CIW calendars now

Each $19 donation, plus $2.50 to defray shipping costs, gets you a stunning CIW calendar! Donations help pay for the food and medical expenses of our furry friends. Call us at 650.328.0474 or send us an email at companionsinwaiting@yahoo.com for details.
  2015 calendar sample pictures

Companions in Waiting would like to thank Shutterfly Photo Printing for their generous assistance with our annual calendar.

Can you help?

An anonymous donor is offering to match donations up to $2000 to help with the purchase of a new vehicle for Companions In Waiting.

The van will be used to transport animals and supplies to and from Adoption Events. If you wish to participate in this matching donation opportunity, please call us at
650-328-0474. Thank you!

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