CFC News


Caring For Creatures is proud to announce our partnership with the Veteran Pet Adoption Program sponsored by Coming Home Well, a veteran hosted radio show in Charlottesville.  Through this partnership we will be offering FREE ADOPTIONS to veterans in an effort to help fulfill the Vet Pet Adoption Program’s mission of connecting veterans to companion animals to assist in easing depression and anxiety and work towards ending the epidemic of veteran suicide. We see first-hand how therapeutic the companionship of animals are and are so happy to have the opportunity to unite veterans with their next pet through this special program.

Veterans are encouraged to visit our website and browse our pets.  We have marked specific veteran companion animals with an American flag graphic, but they are not exclusive to the program.  Veterans interested in adopting an animal will fill out the standard Caring For Creatures application.  Our adoption coordinator will review the application and upon approval will contact the veteran to arrange a day and time to visit the sanctuary to meet possible companion animal matches in the same process as other applicants.

If a veteran finds a special connection with a dog not identified for the program, our adoption coordinator will assess whether or not the adoption will be successful.  Specific feline candidates may be identified, but all felines are available for adoption through the program.   As with all adoptions, pets will be matched with adopters based on both the needs of the applicant and the needs of the animal.  Our Caring For Creatures adoption coordinator will assist veterans in finding the right animal for them and their lifestyle.

All branches of the military are eligible, including National Guard and Reserves members.  Proof of veteran status and a valid ID (driver’s license, state issued ID card, etc.) are required.

For more information about this program please contact:

  • Mallory O’Connor (Adoption Coordinator)
  • 434-842-2404

Read today’s press release by clicking on the link below:

Vet Pet Press release

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Caring For Creatures has an ongoing need for many different types of items – this Wish List will give you an idea of the things we use on a regular basis. Any items that you are able to donate allows us to use those dollars for other expenses!

Download a copy of our 2019 Wish List by clicking on the link below:

WISH LIST_REV July 5 2019

Questions?  Call us at 434-842-2404 or send an email to

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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:


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Honey 1 REVLooking for love!  Honey is such a sweet, dear little lady.  This girl breaks our hearts as you know life has not been easy for her but still she is cautiously optimistic that someone will select her to be their new companion.  Honey was fortunate enough to briefly be in a foster home before transporting to us and her family absolutely raved about her!   She was scared but cooperative when she first arrived and yes, “very brave” especially since the family did not believe she had ever lived in a home before.   Honey nicely met the other dogs in the home and slowly started to learn how to play with toys and just have fun and be a pet!  She was fine with the cats as well and quickly caught on to crate and house training!  She blossomed and promptly made herself at home. Such a good girl!!

Honey has done a lovely job settling in here at the Sanctuary.   Having a well balanced canine companion is still a good choice for her as she can be cautious in new settings and around new people.   A great leash walker, she has enjoyed exploring the trails on our property and has even started to roll around on her back in our tall grassy areas which is so pleasing to see!  Honey has a lot of love to give and patiently waits for that perfect family to invite her to come on home!   If you are in the market for a little diamond in the rough, no doubt Honey is the girl for you!

Poppy3Poppy is the apple of everyone’s eye here at the Sanctuary.  She can be found working super hard in our main office area keeping a close eye on CFC Founder, Mary to make sure she is staying on task and yes, feeling loved.  Poppy is a delight to watch as she scampers around her kitty condo, slipping under her fleece blanket and seemingly making it move and levitate along the bottom of her condo and then simply chasing a ball around til it either surrenders or Poppy poops out from exhaustion.  Poppy adores being held.  This amazing little lady loves to be swaddled and cradled and held super close.  We have caught a few volunteers doing this for extended periods of time as she gets so very relaxed and in turn relaxes her human.   Super, super friendly and affectionate plus, Poppy is an adorable little princess kitty who has all the skills to be one incredible companion pet.   Won’t you ask for Poppy, today?


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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




SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15th – 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!



If you own a vehicle of just about any type and it is no longer of use to you, please consider donating it to Caring For Creatures through Donation Line, one of the largest, most visited and trusted vehicle donation centers in America.  This service is hassle-free and there is no charge to you.  All you need is a clear title (for vehicles that are titled) and Donation Line does the rest.

 Click here to go to the Donation Line website and complete the necessary website form.  Select CARING FOR CREATURES from the list of organizations and you will be helping the animals here at Caring For Creatures.

This “vehicle” of donating has been a very fruitful one for the CFC sanctuary.

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The Extreme Sleepover! 

Join our severe weather corps of people who assist our dogs for a brief time when we have extremes in weather.  By taking a CFC dog into your home, you will ensure that ALL of our dogs are comfortable  during extreme cold snaps and heat  waves.

If you are able to help, please send an email to or call us at (434) 842-2404

Thank You!

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It’s that time of year again, and we’re busy preparing the sanctuary for the cold months ahead.  You can help keep our animals cozy and warm this season by donating an item from our wish list.  Thank you!

2019 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 4 medium and 6 large)

ICE MELT:  Preferably the kind safe for dogs’ feet

SNOW SHOVELS:  We would like to have 4 new shovels

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 (see our complete Wish List on our website for details)

 DOG SWEATERS AND COATS:  Primarily medium and large size

 KURANDA BEDS:  Dogs—medium and large sizes needed

Questions?  Please contact us at 434 842-2404, or send an email to