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Happy Endings Pet Adoptions
Happy Endings is a pet adoption program through Cary Street Veterinary Hospital in association with Richmond Animal Control. Team members from CSVH go to RAC and choose adorable kittens, puppies, cats, and dogs that are in need of a loving, caring home. Often these animals have special needs or, for some reason, have been at Richmond Animal Control for an extended stay. CSVH provides these animals with a second chance at a happy, healthy life. We provide all necessary vaccines and surgical procedures, including spay/neuter services, prior to adoption. If you decide to adopt any of these furry friends, all that we ask as a show of your commitment is that you have them microchipped at your expense at CSVH.
The animals we currently have for adoption can be viewed here on our website and on location at our hospital. For more information about the Happy Endings program or about the animals we have available, please feel free to call us at 804-355-9144 or stop by.
HELLO! MY NAME IS TUCKER AND I AM A 3 YEAR OLD, FULLY VACCINATED, NEUTERED MALE. MY WHOLE WORLD FLIPPED UPSIDE DOWN IN JANUARY WHEN MY OWNER LOST HER HOME AND I ENDED UP AT THE LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTER. I HUNG MY HEAD LOW AND COWERED IN THE BACK OF MY KENNEL FOR DAYS. I WAS WON OVER BY VIENNA SAUSAGES AND WAS SOON ADOPTED BY A NICE LADY. MY ANXIETY FROM HAVING MY WORLD RIPPED APART WAS TOO MUCH FOR HER TO HANDLE. THE WONDERFUL STAFF AT CARY STREET VETERINARY HOSPITAL HAS SINCE BEEN WORKING WITH ME. YOU SEE, I NEED AN EXPERIENCED OWNER. I NEED SOMEONE WHO CAN WORK WITH MY STRANGER AND SEPARATION ANXIETIES. THE STAFF HAS BEEN INTRODUCING ME TO NEW PEOPLE AND I AM GETTING THE HANG OF CRATE TRAINING. I NEED AN OWNER WHO CAN CONTINUE TO PROPERLY SOCIALIZE ME AND WHO IS FULLY COMMITTED TO HELPING ME WORK THROUGH MY SEPARATION ANXIETY. I AM GREAT WITH DOGS AND CATS BUT NEW PEOPLE ARE SCARY. IF I TRUST YOU THOUGH, I AM A TOTAL CUDDLE MUFFIN! I REALLY AM A WONDERFUL COMPANION; I LOVE GOING FOR LONG WALKS AND SNUGGLING WITH YOU AND I AM HOUSE TRAINED! COULD YOU BE MY PERSON?
Whitey came to Cary Street from Swift Creek Mill Theatre in Jnauary of 2016. He loved the theater cat life, except that he had to go outside whenever there was a performance so he wouldn't wander on to the stage. he is very sweet and has an amazing purr. It does take Whitey a few days to warm up to new spaces, but he is never mean. He just prefers to hide under a blanket until he's comfortable. He would prefer a home with another cat, he likes to have feline company. Dogs tend to be a bit much for him unless they are small and quiet. Whitey is neutered and current on vaccines.
L.T. (Little Tom)
L.T. came to Cary Street Vet from Richmond Animal Care and Control in June of 2015. He was named Big Tom at RACC, but since there's only one "Big Tom" at CSVH we had to change his name. L.T. is basically a dog in a cat suit. He's learning to walk on leash, he's learned to target for treats, and he is incredibly food motivated. The staff at CSVH have even had trouble with him escaping to the kennel to hang out with the dogs at every opportunity. L.T. would like a home where he can be in the middle of the action. Due to his high activity level he may not do well in a small apartment unless he has an owner willing to dedicate time to training and playing. L.T. is two years old, neutered and up to date on vaccines. If you think you may be able to offer L.T. the loving forever home he deserves please speak to any of the CSVH staff for more info on adoption.
Walt is a three year old cat who came from Richmond Animal Care and Control in January of 2015. The CSVH staff member who picked him out was looking for a therapy cat to go with us to visit the elderly. Unfortunately, despite his calm personality, Walt is not outgoing enough to become a therapy cat. Walt can be nervous and takes a day or two to warm up to new people, but when he has, he is very social and even chatty. Walt would prefer a quiet home without lots of loud hustle and bustle. He gets a long well with friendly cats and quiet dogs. He is neutered, fully vaccinated, and ready to go to his new home. If you think you may be able to offer Walt the loving, forever home he deserves, please ask any CSVH staff member for adoption details.
Mischief came to CSVH in November of 2014 as a 5 week old kitten. One of the brave CSVH vets chased her across a road and pulled her from underneath a bus. Despite her rough beginning, Mischief has grown into a sweet, happy kitten. She loves to play and cuddle. She has a great, big purr and will meow to make sure her humans notice her. Mischief takes a while to warm up to other animals, but enjoys playing once she realizes they are friendly. Mischief is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations. If you think you may be able to offer Mischief the forever home she deserves, please speak to any CSVH staff member.
Fritz came to Cary Street Veterinary Hospital from Richmond Animal Care and Control in January of 2015. Fritz is a sweet, cuddly dog with a few personality quirks. Fritz can be nervous and sometimes men scare him, but has been tested with a man and has done well after getting used to the idea. Fritz loves his toys and play time and would like a home where someone will throw his toys for him on a regular basis. Fritz is house and crate trained and likes having a crate so that he has his own space to go to when things become overwhelming. He does well with quiet dogs and with cats. Fritz would do best in a home without small children since he has a tendency to become scared when things get too loud or active. Fritz is three years old, neutered and up to date on vaccines. If you have any questions about Fritz of think you can offer him the forever home he deserves please ask any CSVH staff member for details.
Meet Earl, an eight month old kitten from Richmond Animal Care and Control. He was born at RACC and has spent his whole life in the shelter until coming to CSVH. Despite not ever having a home of his own, Earl is amazingly sweet and well behaved. He loves to cuddle and does will with other cats and quiet dogs. He has not been tested with children, but his easy going personality would probably make him a good candidate for a home with children. He has a scar on his right eye from an eyelid deformity that has since been repaired. The scar does not hinder his vision, it just makes him more special. Earl is neutered and up to date on all his vaccines. Please stop by to meet him!
Lentil is a six month old female kitten who came to us from Richmond Animal Care and Control in late September 2014. When she first arrived she was having an excessively difficult time breathing. After x-rays and other diagnostics it was discovered that Lentil had a diaphragmatic hernia. Dr. Dahlgren performed life saving surgery and repaired her diaphragm. She has since been vaccinated, spayed and is ready to go to her forever home. Lentil is a super sweet little girl with an enormous purr. She loves to play and cuddle and would probably do well in any home. She has been introduced to quiet dogs and seems a littler nervous, but would most likely grow comfortable with a dog roommate quickly. She is also very good with other cats and tries hard to make friends in a quiet way. If you may be able to offer Lentil her forever home please ask us about adoption.
Lima Bean came to CSVH from Richmond Animal Care and Control in September of 2014. He is one and a half years old, neutered and up to date on all his vaccinations. Lima Bean is very playful and would love a home where there are things to do and people to see. He also has an amazing purr that can be heard across a room. He is very cuddly and even tempered. Lima Bean does well with other cats and quiet dogs, but may need some time to warm up to active dogs. He has not been tested with children, but since his demeanor is so accepting he will mostly likely do well with children if given the chance. Please talk to any CSVH staff member if you have questions about adoption or think you may be able to offer Lima bean his forever home.
My name is Porkchop. I am a male neutered Guinea pig who is about two years old. I was abandoned by my owner and need a loving home. I come with my own cage, water bottle, food bowl, and hiding hut. I'm a little shy at first but once I get to know you, I am excited to see you and will run laps around my cage. If interested, please sent an email to email@example.com.
Butter is a 7 year old Shih Tzu who came to Cary Street Veterinary Hospital from Richmond Animal Care and Control in March of 2014. Butter had been neglected and had terrible skin, ear and eye infections. His skin and ears are clearing up, but due to an underlying condition will need to have eye medication administered every day for the rest of his life. He is mostly deaf and blind, but he gets around well (if a little slowly!). Butter loves to cuddle and will find people no matter where they go, even with his limited senses. He also loves to nap in the sun and eat treats. Butter has done well with quiet dogs, cats and children. Butter is house trained, neutered and up to date on vaccines. Butter will need regular grooming, eye medication three times a day and a little help to get around every now and then. He would prefer a home where he does not have to spend long days alone, but could learn to fit in almost anywhere. If you think you may be able to offer Butter the special home he needs please talk to anyone of the CSVH staff.
Concord is a seven year old domestic short hair who came to Cary Street Veterinary Hospital from Richmond Animal Care and Control in March of 2014. Concord was originally picked up by RACC after she was hit by a car and became unable to use her rear legs. Concord has made a remarkable recovery, she is walking and enjoys being out and exercising, but still has a little way to go. Concord has some trouble on slippery floors and should be kept from jumping on and off furniture too often for a while. Concord is super sweet and loves people and attention. She is not aggressive with other cats or dogs, but like most cats will take some time to warm up to new roommates. Concord is spayed, up to date on her vaccinations and declawed in her front paws. She would prefer a quiet home where she will be indoor only with someone special to lover her. If you think you may be able to offer Concord the safe, forever home she deserves please ask anyone of the CSVH team member about adoption.
Lady came to CSVH from Richmond Animal Care and Control in November 2014. Lady is a 4 year old Chihuaua who was surrendered to RACC with her brother when her owner could no longer care for them. Her brother was promptly adopted, but due to Lady's skin condition she had been left behind. Lady is very sweet and quiet. She absolutely loves to cuddle. Since arriving at CSVH her skin condition has improved dramatically and she has been spayed and has had her masses taken care of and her hernias repaired. Come in to meet her and fill out an application!
Rosie the Riveter
Rosie came to CSVH from Richmond Animal Care and Control in November 2013. She reached out of the cage at RACC and grabbed the sleeve of the CSVH staff member looking for animals to rescue to let us know she was purr=fect for the Happy Endings program. Rosie is about 1 year old, spayed and up to date on her vaccines. She is very sweet and outgoing and loves company. She has done well with other cats and quiet dogs. She is easy going enough to fit well into almost any home.
Hendrix is looking for a forever home! He came to us because he was abandoned by his owner who left him when he moved away. He's approximately a five year old neutered male. He does very well in a home with multiple dogs and cats. He may be shy at first but is truly a love bug! He will make someone very happy. Please share and help him find the loving home he deserves.
Humperdink came to CSVH in April 2013 from Richmond Animal Care and Control. He is a sweet, smart and cuddly 2 year old terrier mix. Humperdink loves other dogs and cats, but his high level of enthusiasm may be too much for some dogs and most cats. He may also be too excited for a home with children under 14 years old. He would never mean to hurt a child, but is very demonstrative with his enthusiastic play and need for affection. He is a very active boy and would prefer a house with a large fenced yard and active owners who can curb his energy and excitement.
UPDATE: Humperdink/Lambchop has been adopted and loves his new home! He has a new cat and dog brother and an owner who takes him on long hikes. He is loving his new life!
Creamsicle came to Cary Street as a 4 week old kitten from Richmond Animal Care and Control with his two sisters. Both his sisters have been adopted, but Creamsicle is still waiting for his forever home. He is both very sweet and extremely playful. He would prefer a home where there are plenty of people and other pets around, he is not a fan of being alone. Creamsicle is fully vaccinated and has been neutered.
BUTTERSCOTCH AND SHERBET
Noelle is a one year old boxer mix who came to CSVH from Henrico Animal Control in December of 2012. She is spayed and current on vaccines. Noelle is amazingly sweet and loves people and other dogs. She loves cats too, but has proven to be too enthusiastic for most cats. Noelle is smart and eager to please and will do best in a house with a patient, experienced dog owner or somebody willing to take her to a trainer. Noelle is still very young and has quite a bit of energy, she would love an active home where gets long, daily walks and plenty of play time. Anybody willing to put in the effort with Noelle will be rewarded with a wonderful, loving dog.
Dudley is a 1 year old, male, terrier mix and he is quite possibly the most adorable dog we've ever had here at CSVH. Dudley was adopted in December of 2012, but came back to CSVH in March of 2013 because he was not great with the 4 year old child in the house. He would be best in a home with adults only who are able to curb his enthusiastic play. He is great with other dogs. He does well with bold, assertive cats, but like most dogs if the cats run, he'll chase. He even did well with the chickens in his adoptive home and took on the job of keeping the coop free of mice. Dudley is looking for a home where he will receive plenty of firm, gentle, patient training, he is, after all, a terrier mix and he definitely has his own opinions about things and can be stubborn at times. A home with someone willing to take him to training classes would be ideal. Dudley is crate trained and will need a home where that can continue, he is very clean and never has accidents in his crate, but is not completely house trained yet. He should be house trained in a very short time if his crate training continues. Dudley is neutered and up to date on his vaccinations.
Minerva, Hermione, Jezebelle, Milktoes, Voldemort & Cupcake
Cupcake, along with her litter mates, was abandoned as a tiny baby and bottle fed here at CSVH. She is very sweet and would make a wonderful addition to any home. She is spayed and has had all her vaccines.
Ozzie was only with us long enough for us to all fall in love with his sweet energetic personality and get all his vaccines and be neutered, when he met his forever Mommy! We couldn't be happier for him!
Itty is a kitty,
she is very bitty.
She is waiting for her forever home,
from where she will not roam.
She loves to play,
and will do so all day.
If in your home you wish her to stay,
please let us know without delay!
Tom is a very special and loving boy. He has stolen the heart of every staff member here at Cary Street Veterinary Hospital. He came to CSVH in October of 2008 and was promptly adopted. Due to unforeseen circumstances his owner was unable to keep him and returned him in March 2012. Tom is super calm and gets along well with dogs and cats. He has a heart condition and will require medication for the rest of his life. He also has arthritis in his rear legs and is on a special diet to help reduce wear and tear on his joints. He is 10 years old and up to date on all vaccines.
Cary Street Veterinary Hospital rescued Nemo from a local shelter in April 2011 with a severe right forelimb deformity that later resulted in the amputation of the limb. At the time of his amputation, he was also neutered. His left front wrist curves inward and currently he wears a brace for joint support and potential correction of this irregularity. On three legs, he loves to run, play, and generally be goofy. He is a 26-pound mixed breed, estimated to be 1 and 1/2 to 2 years of age. He is amazingly sweet and incredibly loving to anyone or anything. Nemo is kid, dog, cat, and house friendly. He is well-adjusted and managed to settle into his foster family's home (of two young boys, one dog and one cat) within a day and with few hiccups. He is crate trained and quickly adapted to the potty routine. His fosters are working with him on basic canine commands and fine tuning his not-so-bad manners.
Gillie is a 10 month old terrier mix with a sparkling personality and a heart of gold! For being such a young dog, with no indication of previous training, she is very bright and pick ups on commands quickly. She knows sit and stay already, but she will have no problem with learning further obedience skills with appropriate guidance. Gillie is extremely friendly with other cats, dogs and people. She would love a home where she could get constant attention and exercise. Not only is she intelligent, but she is extremely loving. Gillie is one of the "cuddliest" dogs we've ever had here at Cary Street! Her high energy level will need to be focused in the right direction, just like most puppies. If you are interested in a fun and totally sweet-natured girl please ask for a visit with Gillie!
Meet Louise! She is one of the sweetest cats we have ever had at Cary Street Vet Hospital. Louise is a chatty 6month old girl who wants to be with you at all times. She has done well with other cats in the hospital, but has been a little nervous around dogs.
Meet G.G. She is a sweet 4 year old kitty from RAC. She loves to play and cuddle. She is spayed and up to day on vaccinations. She will greet you when you come home and is the best companion you can ask for. Ask about adopting her today!