CFC News

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November 1, 2018—January 1, 2019



Celebrate the season of giving with this year’s Pet Food Drive.  Pets fill our lives with love and joy.  Give the gift of a full belly to animals in need!


Food goes to dogs and cats at Caring For Creatures, Ring Dog Rescue and community outreach pets in need.   Unopened dog or cat food accepted.

Help us reach our goal of 4,000  pounds!


Charlottesville Drop Locations:  Natural Pet Essentials, Canine Campus, VETSS on Airport Road, and Charlottesville Dermatology


 Please donate!  We rely on this food drive to feed our 200 sanctuary residents during the cold winter months.

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We love our new t-shirts and we think you will too!  Kudos to volunteer Cheryl McGruder for her awesome design and for sharing her artistic talents with us.

  • Color:  Ash Gray
  • Unisex Sizes:  S, M, L, XL
  • $20
  • Plus P&H:  1 shirt – $3.50; 2 or more shirts – $4.50

To place your order on line via our secure website, please click here Or, mail your check to:  352 Sanctuary Lane, Palmyra, VA 22963.  Please note ‘t-shirt’ in the memo section.


All net profits from shirt sales go to assist with medical expenses for the animals.

Just in time for the Holidays.  Makes a great gift!

KC 4When K.C. first arrived at Caring For Creatures with her gentle temperament and sunny outlook, she was adopted so quickly that even some of the most dedicated dog walkers have a hard time remembering her stay here. For K.C., we imagine it was a whirlwind experience that included several leaps of faith and a lot of trust in each new person in each new place, but in the end she was adopted and home with a family of her own. Unfortunately, it didn’t last. Two years later, the family’s situation changed, and K.C. is back at CFC, where we have welcomed her with open arms.

K.C. is a black and tan hound mix whose somewhat stout looks belie her inner athlete. While she enjoys spending time trotting and sniffing around the exercise arena, she truly lights up when heading out for a walk and will even do a little hop, skip, and jump-dance in her excitement. She would make a great companion for a hiker or even someone who just likes to walk around the neighborhood. K.C. is gentle, alert, and easy to handle: her former family reported that she was great with their baby, house trained and crate trained. While in her home, she also got along well with another resident dog, so if you’re looking for a pal for your canine as well as yourself, we’ll gladly set up a meet and greet. K.C. often looks up the sanctuary driveway, and it’s hard not to imagine what she’s thinking. Will you be the one who drives through the gate to make her dreams come true and give her the truly forever home she deserves?

Read more about KC here.

It’s still kitten season here at CFC and we have some of the most adorable and ADOPTABLE kittens available right now!  These cuties are well-socialized, sweet and do well with other cats.  Now is the perfect time to take advantage of our discounted cat adoption rate of $30 (regularly $75) in celebration of our 30th year…but act fast, this rate is only good from now until the end of the year!!

Visit our website to read more in-depth bios about each of these sweet balls of fluff!

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Help Us Celebrate our 30th Anniversary!


As a thank you to our community for helping to make the past 30 years possible, we will be offering discounted rates on select adoptions from now until the end of 2018!


Adopt ANY  CAT for $30 – Includes kittens!

(Regular adoption price is $75)

Adopt one of our SENIOR DOGS

(Ages 8+) for $30

(Regular adoption price is $125)

Visit our website to browse our adoptable pets and submit an application.

Caliope_Kenja flags in placeHelp our sanctuary animals by sponsoring a Faces of Love Flag!  Your gift will go directly towards much-needed food and medical care for our 200 residents.

Even though our Matching Gift Challenge has ended, we are continuing to offer flag sponsorships. They make a great gift for loved ones and gift cards will be sent to those you choose to honor.

Our Faces of Love flags are also a wonderful way to honor a CFC animal (current or past resident or someone you have adopted from CFC).  Your tax-deductible gift of $125 goes directly towards the care of our 200 cats and dogs currently in residence.  Order on line by clicking here, or download a copy of our reply card here and mail it along with your check or credit card information to CFC, 352 Sanctuary Road, Palmyra, VA 22963.

Who are the faces of love?  They are animals who have graced the sanctuary over the past 30 years.  A great majority of them endured neglect or mistreatment from a human or were abandoned by them; some were left homeless when their human died; others are dealing with a chronic or disabling health condition which requires daily medication, a special diet or other form of support. After years of helping these animals and being helped by them, we wish to honor these Faces of Love in a way for all to see, enjoy, and respect.

Please consider donating to this worthy cause.  Your beautiful act of kindness will help so many animals with nowhere else to go.

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Please help our dogs stay warm and toasty this winter by donating as item from our Fall & Winter Wish List!



INFRARED HEAT LAMP BULBS:  250 watt (available at Lowes and farm supply stores

FIXTURES for heat lamps:  We could use 6 additional fixtures

EXTENSION CORDS:  10’, 15’, 25’ or 50’ exterior use cords; 12 gauge or 14 gauge

ELECTRIC HEAT PADS:  Medium  and large sizes, made for outside use for dogs (we need  approximately 6 medium and 3 large)

ICE MELT:  Preferably the kind safe for dogs’ feet

SNOW SHOVELS:   (We need 2 or 3)

COMMERCIAL MATS:  3’ x 5’, with rubber backing for entry ways.  (We need 6 or 8)  Ex:  Sam’s Club sells these for $20

YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS:  Lavender, Thieves, Stress Away and Peace & Calming  scents preferred.  For use in diffusers to ease our dogs’ anxiety in indoor kennels.

CANNED AND DRY FOOD:   Extra food is used during the winter (Click here to see our complete Wish List)

DOG SWEATERS AND COATS:  Primarily medium and large size

KURANDA BEDS:  Dogs—medium and large sizes needed

Questions?  Call (434) 842-8404 OR Email:    


Kroger_logo.svg.png 800Register for The Kroger Community Rewards Program and

Help Caring For Creatures!



Register on line at

Be sure to use NPO number RN488

New online customer?  Click on ‘Sign up today’ in the ‘New Customer’ box


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Participants can shop at any Kroger store in the following states:


West Virginia

North Carolina



SATURDAY, DEC. 8th – Dogs from 11 am to 1 pm; Cats from 1 pm to 3 pm

To attend, please register by filling out an online application or send an email to

Would you like to help the dogs and cats at Caring for Creatures?  Attend one of our volunteer orientations – you’ll get to meet our awesome animals and learn about the various ways you can help.    Attend one or both of the orientations, depending on whether you’d like to work with our dogs, cats, or both!

Dog walkers and ‘cat socialization specialists’ are always in high demand!  In addition to working one on one with our animals, we need volunteers to help out with various adoption and  fundraising events.

  For more information on volunteering,  click on the ‘Volunteer’ tab at the top of our webpage.


Come join our happy family.  Our animals are waiting for you!

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The Dogwood Restaurant and Caring For Creatures join forces to help the sanctuary animals!



Lunch and Dinner (5-8 pm)

Eat In or Carry Out


Order one of 5 great specials (named after CFC animals!) and a portion of the cost of your meal will go to help the CFC animals!  This offer also applies to carry out orders of the five specials.  The specials are now being offered during lunch and dinner!  Eat in or take out!

Bring the family and eat out for a great cause!



The Dogwood Restaurant

10 Centre Court, Palmyra – across from the Lake Monticello Fire & Rescue Squad Building