Our house will never be the same again! Willow has come in and taken over our house as well as our hearts. She is starting to settle down and is getting used to the "house" rules. We are working on teaching her that the counters and anything on them are off limits.

Willow and her big brother Jothee love to play together. When they are outside she loves to run up to him and pounce on him, even though he is almost twice as tall as she is. Dad and mom have bought her lots of toys, many of which she has had fun figuring out what is on the inside. In order to keep Willow off of Dad and Mom's bed, we had to make Willow her own blanket that she sleeps with in her own bed. Willow also loves to play with Karl when he is let outside. They run up and down the fence barking and playing with the other. However, when Karl comes into her yard, Willow plays a bit rough with Karl and knocks him down and nips at him. That, however, has not stopped Karl from sneaking upstairs with Willow and Jothee when Rosie isn't looking.

We are grateful for the opportunity to bring Willow into our home! Thanks!



Formerly known as CHLOE

I adopted Chloe (now Friday) on Friday, Sept. 21st. I was looking for a cat and she chose me. I had been out to CDHS a few times to check out the cats, and I sat down in the chair in the main cat area. She jumped up into my lap and was content to stay there for nearly an hour.

Friday has settled into my home wonderfully. I have never met a more observant, well-behaved and calm cat. She really enjoys playing with her laser light and with a stuffed bird. But beyond that, toys really aren't her thing. Friday would much rather be in my lap than anywhere else.

Thanks so much for taking such good care of my girl before she found me!

Diana Fliginger



Formerly known as ALIZIA and JOELLA

I’m writing to update you on Alizia (now Cookie Dough) and Joella (now Oreo). The sisters have adapted well to our family including Sheridan, our seven month old neutered male cat. It was fun introducing Cookie and Oreo to the outdoors, it took several days for them to feel comfortable playing in the back yard and climbing trees. They live in the garage but come in the house to visit and play frequently. We love having them and they seem to be very happy. Thank you for the great work you do, and I recommend adopting pets from CDHS over any other option.

Amy Fleck



My husband and I adopted Milton, age 5, and Little Dog, age 7, in late January 2013. They were brought into the CDHS together in November after their owner passed away. They are both such loveable animals and adapted to our house with ease. Little Dog is smart, curious, playful, and affectionate. She loves snuggling under covers, taking walks, and despite her smaller stature, is the leader of the pack at the dog park. Milton is a big, gentle boy and loves nothing more than sleeping on our large arm chair by the front window, now referred to in our house as “Milton’s chair.” When he’s not napping, he enjoys chewing on his bone or outsmarting the Kong. His sister is the boss of the duo, and Milton is just fine with that! They both do really well with other dogs of all sizes and make us very proud parents at the dog park. We feel so lucky to have found Milton and Little Dog.

Judy Cooper and Nelson Klitzka



Dear CDHS,

Hi, this is Mystic's mom, Charlotte Fraise. As I said in my last update on her, she was crying and hurting so bad, I took her to Pinehurst Vet Clinic. They ex-rayed her hips and her legs, as it started in the hind end, and then her front leg was being held up (due to her old fracture in her elbow.) What they found amazed me! Thank God, her hips are excellent, BUT, she has an old fracture on her hind leg, which healed badly, as well as a BB pellet in there! Poor girl! Her first year of life must have been horrendous, having puppies when she was still a puppy herself, either being hit by a car, or beaten... they think a car, as it was both front and back legs fractured, probably at the same time.. and had been shot by someone with a BB gun! As well as being a stray, or dumped...All in her first year of life! Being brought to you shelter probably saved her life! I am surprised she still loves people! I know she loves me and is so very loyal to me.

She will probably be on pain pills off and on all of her life... the old fracture in her back leg was so bad, and healed so badly (I am not a vet but even I could see in the ex-ray how wrong it was!) I am surprised she can walk at all! The cold weather has probably brought most of this out. Right now, she is back to normal, and back to playing in the snow... it is so cute watching her eat it and play in it, rolling around while I am freezing lol. I am hoping once the weather warms up, she won't be in so much pain and I can cut the pills for a while. The vet said to let her play and run, as she will know when she has had enough.

She is my baby, she sleeps with me on my bed, (she is quite a bed-hog lol) and if I am busy, she sleeps on the bed with several cats curled around her lol. She is such a character, and so smart and amazing. She has piles of toys for tug-a-war and lots of chew toys, and even tries to steal the cat toys lol. She even plays tug-a-war with the one cat (the one she has adopted as her own special cat). Right now she is sleeping at my feet while I am on here... if the phone rings and I am talking, she starts begging for attention like a typical kid lol. Thank you so much for treating her so well while she was with you, for speaking with me the one time I called in a panic, for letting me adopt her. Here is the video on my Facebook page of her playing tug-a-war with Miracle, her cat. View Video

Till later,

Char Fraise and Mystic and the misfit cats