New arrivals and featured pets
Four beautiful kittens were born to a little feral tabby Mom cat in a barn in Half Moon Bay. They didn't look like their Mom at all! Mom took very good care of her babies after all 5 were rescued and were in a foster home. Mom was not happy being indoors and after she had finished raising her little family, she was spayed and moved back to the barn. Her babies will soon be spayed/neutered and microchipped. They are vaccinated and have tested negative for felv/fiv. They are fun a playful and have lots of love to give to their "forever" family. Will a pair of these beautiful kittens soon be a part of your family?
Charlie 2 is a little 5 year old terrier/maybe poodle mix little boy. He came from an overcrowded home situation in Stanislaus county to Palo Alto Animal Services but nobody asked about this sweet little guy for over a month. We felt he deserved a chance at a wonderful "forever" family. Charlie 2 is neutered, current with his vaccinations and microchipped. He has a very gentle soul and a loud or harsh voice scares him. What he does want is someone to love him and to whom he can give all his love in return. He's so ready to do that. Are you the person Charlie 2 has been looking for?
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.
Juliette and the litter of eight
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:Sep 6The Pampered Pup in Half Moon Baymap
Sep 7The Pampered Pup in Half Moon Baymap
Sep 12The Pet Place in Menlo Parkmap
Sep 13The Pet Place in Menlo Parkmap
Sep 20Kibbles & Gifts in Half Moon Baymap
Sep 21Kibbles & Gifts in Half Moon Baymap
Sep 27Know Knew Books in Los Altosmap
Sep 28Know Knew Books in Los Altosmap
see complete schedule
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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 nowEach $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 email@example.com for details.
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!