Winter Wonderland – January Sanctuary Update

Here we are, smack in the middle of winter 2019. It’s a challenging time of year here at the sanctuary, as we try to do the best we can for the dogs and cats in our care, even when the weather is working against us. Bitter cold, blowing wind, snow and ice all restrict the kind of activities we can engage in, but over the years, we’ve learned how to make the best of it and keep our critters happy.


Certainly for the care of the dogs, winter is a huge concern, and safety always comes first. Beyond just the low temperatures themselves, we also have to be cautious about the dogs slipping on the ice and the salt treatments on the roads. But with some jackets, boots, and towel offs when they return, there’s many dogs here that can have a great time out in the winter wonderland.


However, when a trip into the great outdoors is simply out of the question, some indoor exercise, a snuggle with some blankets, and some TV time is in order to keep the pups happy.


Winter is definitely the time of year when the cats have a real advantage. No one knows more about finding a warm and snuggly hiding spot to wait out those frosty days.


So now on to the comings and goings for the month of January. We had one new dog arrival in January. Lovely Zuzu comes to us in need of some knee surgery, but once we get her patched up, we’re sure this sweetie will find a forever home in no time.
Since our batch of buff kittens, Charlie, Alpha, Tango, and Sierra, were out the door almost as soon as they got here, our newest kitten cuties to arrive are Sonny and Cher. Harper was in and out of here in less than a week this month, while Ramona also found a happy home, making room for the arrivals of Licorice, Yuuki, and Morpheus.
As always, thank you so much for all the ways you support the work of Our Companions. We greatly appreciate it and couldn’t do what we do without you.


  1. Cheryl Hopkins on February 9, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    I miss my days of being a volunteer. I had such a good time getting to know the dogs! I follow all your posts and continue with financial support.

  2. Elizabeth Reed on February 9, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    So inspiring. Hope that first cat you featured is adopted very soon!
    So great you highlight slipping on ice.