(C.A.R.E. Name: Boris)


Dear CARE,
First and foremost, I want to express my thanks for the work and devotion you provide to stray and unwanted animals.  Last year, our family experienced both human and canine loss, and it was especially difficult for my uncle who lost his wife, dog, and his dog "niece", Rusty (my dog).  Rusty was a Vizsla and was one of the most loving dogs I had ever had.  Her loss was truly heart-breaking.

I saw Boris online back in May, and something kept bringing me back to looking at him on the website.  Those sad eyes, yet a smiling face.  I mentioned him to my family and thought he would be a great dog for my Uncle John.  Coincidentally, after I had told my uncle about Boris, he was featured on WGN.  We promptly came to the shelter the following Tuesday and we were in love.  Boris left the shelter in a Mercedes and slept in a king size bed his first night at home. I "babysat" for our new guy the first couple mornings and afternoon as my uncle had to work his part-time job.  It has been almost 2 weeks now, and he has had no accidents, he listens, gives paw, and is learning to walk on a leash better with each day.  He loves his fenced in yard and goes to PetSmart with his daddy for essentials (even though I think it's really more for the love and attention he gets from fellow shoppers!)  Brutus is a wonderful, loving, dog who has given my widowed uncle a companion and my uncle has given him a home that couldn't be better.  We of course call him "Bruty" or "BrutyBaby" because he is such an angel.

Thank you to everyone at CARE who took care of him and all the other sweet animals who so desperately need homes.  God bless you all.  Thank you especially to Sandy, our adoption counselor, who was very nice and helpful.
With Sincere Thanks,
Mary on behalf of my Uncle John and Brutus