We have lots of caring volunteers who help with a plethora of duties at C.A.R.E. and this week we wanted to spotlight Jessica and David.

Jessica and David first learned about C.A.R.E. when they adopted Savannah approximately two years ago. They had recently reconnected with us, wanting to volunteer and help unite loving families with doggies who need exactly that.

They’ve been on the front lines of adopting for the last six months and have loved every minute of it. “One of the best things is seeing a dog go home. And seeing the family so happy. Especially the kids,” says Jessica. “And it’s pretty amazing to see the transformation that happens with the animals, too. We’ll adopt out a shy dog, who blossoms, and just becomes full of spunk and happiness. All after just a week of love. It changes everyone,” adds David.

One of their recent adoptions is a great story full of second chances. C.A.R.E. got to Zoey, a pocket pit bull mix, just in time – saving her from a shelter in Los Banos, CA where she was going to be put down the very next day. Zoey did have a few behavior issues, but absolutely loved people. After about one month, she was adopted by a family.

However, a few days later the family had a change of heart and circumstances and decided that they could no longer keep Zoey.

The story (fortunately) doesn’t end there. A couple who had been extremely interested in adopting this cutie pie previously but had renewed their search after hearing about the adoption were notified and they were there in a blink of an eye.

Today, Zoey is happy as can be with her loving family and two older doggie sisters whom she adores. And they make quite a team, a 120lb ridgeback, a 65lb pit mix and little Miss Zoey at 35lbs.