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Gypsy and Suzie are two beautiful animals at our Ashford Sanctuary. While they’re both very different animals, they have one thing in common: they are trying to find Santa to ask him for a Forever Home for Christmas. Can you help them?


GypsyGypsy is a fabulous 5 year old Treeing Walker Coonhound mix with the most velvety long ears and warm golden eyes.

For the most part, Gypsy is quiet and reserved and is a real snuggler especially when blankets are involved. She gets along well with both cats and dogs. Gypsy has responded well to the training work that has been done with her while she’s been at the Sanctuary. However, she will need someone dedicated to continuing her progress with her social skills and stress management. The best environment for Gypsy would be one in which her people were flexible and at home a lot. She would also do well with another social dog or cat to keep her company for the times when her people were away from home.

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Gypsy’s note to Santa:

"Dear Santa, I know you’re busy but for months I’ve been hot on the trail of a new home. I’ve looked high and low and everywhere in between. I’ve been looking out in the field, in the local pet supply store, and under the furniture cushions, but still I haven’t found that warm and special family I deserve."
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"So you can imagine, all of that searching can be exhausting so I’m going to take a nap and hope you can help get me a home for Christmas."






Suzy Santa

Santa, if you are out there listening: Suzy is a sweet, lovable lap kitty who enjoys a good snuggle. She is almost 6 years old and prefers to be an only cat. She had a rough transition when she first came to the Sanctuary and was very fearful.  Now, Suzy really loves people and feels comfort when she is around people that she trusts. She has been at the Sanctuary nearly seven months now and is ready to give her gift of love and companionship this Christmas!

She wrote a special letter to you, Santa. We hope you will give her this precious gift: a home.

“Dear Santa,
I have a special wish this year....I know it might be a tough one but please if you could only try......I want to have a home to call my own again.

"You see, I came to the Sanctuary after my owner died. She was sick for a while and couldn't care for me much in the end-so she sent me outside where I had to fend for myself. It was winter and getting cold out- but eventually some kind people came and trapped me in a cage and brought me to the Sanctuary.....well....I really wasn't very nice at first.

"At first, I was just scared and didn't know what was going on, but now I've had a while to adjust and I've been learning how to trust people again. Everyone says I'm real sweet and lovable now. I even have a new video to show how hard I have worked and how far I have come.


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"So please Santa, if you know someone who is wishing for a cat this Christmas then maybe you could work something out for the both of us-because I'm really ready to leave here and move on to a home I can call my own.Please ....just take a chance on me. Love, Suzy”

If you'd like to find out about adopting Gypsy or Suzy, call our Helpline at
860-242-9999 ext. 302, or use our contact form.