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Please help our animals stay warm this winter by donating an item from the following list.

  • INFRARED HEAT LAMPS:  250 watt (available at Lowes and Southern States)
  • EXTENSION CORDS:  25′ and 50′ heavy duty (for outdoor use)
  • ELECTRIC HEAT PADS:  Medium size, made for outside use for dogs (we need approx. 6 of these)
  • ICE MELT:  Preferably the kind safe for dogs’ feet
  • SNOW SHOVELS:   (We need 2 or 3)
  • SNOW BLOWERS:  Two in good working condition would be great
  • FLEECE BLANKETS: For use on Kuranda beds and in cat beds
  • CANNED AND DRY FOOD:   Extra food is used during the winter (see our complete Wish List for details)
  • DOG SWEATERS AND COATS:  Primarily medium and large sizes

You can view our complete Wish List on our You Can Help page of our website.  If you have questions about any of these items, please do not hesitate to email or call the sanctuary.

Thank you for your support!



 Join our severe weather corps of people who will assist one or more of our dogs for a brief time when we have extremes in weather. By helping, you will ensure that ALL of our dogs are comfortable during extreme cold snaps and heat waves.

Contact us and we’ll arrange for you to take one of our dogs home for a brief period.  We’ll send you a questionnaire to fill out so that we can match the right dog with your home environment, or, let us know if you have someone in mind!

If you can help or have any questions, please contact Diane White at, or call Caring for Creatures at 434-842-2404.
Also, please ask us about our longer term foster opportunities for both dogs and cats!


JEAN has lived in a home and is fully house and crate trained.  She recently aced a sleepover with one of our volunteers!

GINGER has already aced an extreme sleepover.  This sweet, gentle girl gets along with other dogs and cats.

No stranger to sleepovers, ROOK has proven to be an excellent house guest.  Gets along with other dogs and cats.

Sweet, gentle AUTUMN is very respectful of indoor spaces and appears to be house trained.  

Funny, affectionate TRAPPER lived in a home for 4 years, is house trained and gets along well with cats.

Super sweet PEGGY knows no strangers and sleeps with a stuffed toy every night.  She’s best suited in a home without other dogs or cats.

This list is not inclusive.  Please inquire with us if you are interested in fostering a dog who is not listed above.

To learn more about our long and short term foster programs, please click here:  FOSTER PROGRAM

All predictions point to a cold and snowy winter this year. Please help keep our animals warm by donating items from our Fall and Winter Wish List.   We especially need electric radiator heaters, extension cords, electric heat pads and mats.  Our animals thank you!



INFRARED HEAT LAMPS:  250 watt (available at Lowes and Southern States)

EXTENSION CORDS:  25′ and 50′ heavy duty (for outdoor use)

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 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 sizes


Questions?  Call (434) 842-2404 OR Email

WoodSign (800x600) (1)Caring for Creatures has fire wood for sale!  Fall is here and it’s time to cozy up in front of a crackling fire.  Our bundles are ideal for fire pits or campfires!




Our wood has been inspected and approved by Paulie.

We think Radar might be saying, “Take me home too!”


Keswick vineyards 1 ResizedJoin us on September 13th for Sunday Yappy Hours at Keswick Vineyards!   We’ll be there from 12 – 3 with some of our adorable dogs who will be hoping to find their fur-ever homes.

Come join the fun – a portion of the day’s wine sales will be donated to Caring For Creatures.




JULY 1—AUGUST 31, 2017

The summer heat doesn’t slow our pets down one bit when it comes to eating.  Every month, this is what it takes to feed our 200+ hungry cats and dogs:

15 – 50# bags of dry cat food

30 – 33# bags of dry dog food

80 cases of Friskies canned cat food

18 cases of Fancy Feast cat food

40 cases of Pedigree canned dog food

We spend $3,500 each month on food!


Look for our donation boxes at the following stores.   Participating stores will be offering special discounts and promotions on items purchased for our sanctuary.  Be sure to pick up a copy of our wish list while shopping!


Happy Tails – 194 Turkeysag Trail, Palmyra (Food Lion Shopping Plaza)

Pet Supplies Plus – 1240 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville (enter parking lot from Greenbriar Drive)

Animal Connection LLC – 1701 Allied Street, Charlottesville


Prefer to shop from homeYou can donate via our secure website by clicking here.  Type FOOD in the comments section.  Or, mail your tax-deductible gift to Caring For Creatures, 352 Sanctuary Lane, Palmyra, VA 22963 and note that this is a FOOD donation.

Lindsay 1Lindsay was brought to our sanctuary in March of 2014, physically and mentally spent.  We did our best to save her, but her kind, generous spirit left this world a few short weeks later.  A lot happened during these two weeks – we were reminded once again of the wonderfully gentle, graceful spirit of a hound. Lindsay was reminded that she mattered and that she was loved. 

We couldn’t save Lindsay, but with your help, we can help to save other animals like her who find their way to Caring for Creatures.

Make a life-saving gift to LINDSAY’S LEGACY, a new fund created to honor this brave and special hound.  Read more about Lindsay’s Legacy in the YOU CAN HELP section of our website here.


Chilly, Santana and Pearl are just three examples of local dogs who were lucky enough to find their way to Caring For Creatures.  Chilly and Santana arrived very thin and weak and had to be treated for heart worms; in addition to heart worms, Santana needed medical care for tick-related diseases.   Lindsay’s departure surely opened up the door for another hound in need – Pearl.  Pearl brought with her a family of 5 newborns.  Today, Chilly, Santana and Pearl are happy and thriving and hoping one day to be in a forever home.  These dogs, and so many more just like them, need our help.  With your support, we can continue to save precious lives.

Nicki Holiday Wish List



Akoma Hound Heaters – see or order from Amazon

Electric Radiator Heaters

Infrared Heat Lamps – 250 watt

Canned Dog Food

  • Pedigree Ground Chicken or Beef

  • Cesar’s – all flavors

  • Evangers 95% chicken

  • Mighty Dog – all flavors


Dry Dog Food – High Protein, Low Grain, such as:

  • Ancestry (formerly Sammy Snacks) – chicken and rice

  • Verus

  • Natural Balance


Canned Cat Food

  • Friskies – Pate style – any flavor

  • Fancy Feast – Classic – any flavor

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Join the Caring For Creatures Postcard Revolution and single-handedly make a positive difference in the world!

What is the Postcard Revolution?

With news of extreme violence and discontent arriving with alarming regularity, we often experience increasing levels of fear, sadness and helplessness.  In the Postcard Revolution, you are armed with fun postcards.  You add a brief message of love and good cheer, and mail to a friend, family member, or co-worker – anyone and everyone.  The more the merrier!  This is one revolution we feel will result in lots of smiles and positive feelings.  It is our hope that this Postcard Revolution will, in some small way, provide a way to take back our power by choosing to extend a little love and kindness back into the world.

The postcards are sold in a pack of ten 4″ x 6″ cards – five each of one of our sanctuary dogs and cats (see below).  The cost is $10.00 per pack of ten.  You choose whether you would like to pick them up at CFC  or have them shipped to you at an additional charge of $2.50 regardless of how many packs of 10 you order.

$10.00/package of 10 postcards

5 Lucille (dog) and 5 Julie (cat) cards

The dollars raised by the postcard sales will go directly to offset the costs of caring for the 200 animals who currently reside at Caring For Creatures.

Click here to order today!