Have you ever been mistaken for someone famous — perhaps a musician, actor or athlete? It happens to felines as well. In fact, there’s a cat at Best Friends who looks so much like a certain someone, he’s named after him.
Sporting a handsome gray and white coat with impressive jowls, Little Benton bears an uncanny resemblance to Benton, a famous former Cat World resident.
Weighing in at about 17 pounds makes Duffy on the small side physically, but there is nothing small about his personality! Duffy is a senior terrier mix who takes pleasure in all the little things life has to offer. He loves food and will spend a good amount of time working a Kong or other food puzzle to earn his meal.
Visitors to the Sanctuary can submit kudos cards to acknowledge Best Friends employees who are doing particularly outstanding work. It’s quite an honor and, wouldn’t you know, Princess Blue overcame the species barrier. As the Best Friends Welcome Center gift shop greeter, she received a kudo. The reason? Being soft.
The definition of the word “panache” is listed as “flamboyant confidence of style or manner.” And Panache, the Siamese mix kitten is that and more! Panache loves playing with his friends at CalMar, and this rambunctious kitten brings the party to any room he is in. Stunning eyes and an expression of constant surprise just add to his charm.
April showers don’t bother Ruth at all. This petite two-year-old little girl recently came to the Sanctuary from a partner organization in Tuba City, Arizona. She is settling into life at Dogtown and every day brings her a new experience. A sudden light snow squall isn’t anything new for the dogs here in the high desert. But a photographer in sandals who was unprepared for the cold was.
Ted was resting rather elegantly under a tree in his run a few days ago. Ted is an English pointer who came to Best Friends from an overcrowded shelter. Pointers have a noble and classic air about them. Ted does, too. Until his ball rolled off, and then he was absolutely transformed into the class clown.
Violet is a new addition to the goat herd and she’s loving her new life! She is every bit as cute in person as she is in photos. Her favorite location (besides the lunch counter) is perched atop “her” boulder, watching all the activities going on around Horse Haven.
Despite her mountain goat tendencies, Violet is a Nigerian dwarf goat and they are known for their friendly and curious personalities. Violet is true to that type and we are loving every minute of time here.
Happy, joyful, full of fun, all Lab. All these words describe Priscilla perfectly.
Priscilla must sport an e-collar to allow a spot on her flank to heal. The best guess is that she had a bug bite there that was itchy. She made it more itchy by chewing at it and couldn't leave it alone. The e-collar instantly prevented her from being able to reach that spot, and the healing began.
Napping is an important component of looking and feeling your best ― especially if you are a resident of Marshall’s Piggy Paradise. Tippy Toes always looks her best and is a volunteer favorite because of her charming and gentle ways. She loves it when volunteers fuss over her. She enjoys having her ears gently scratched and will roll over for a belly rub at the slightest invitation.
Ever wonder how we choose names for the animals at the Sanctuary? They get a name when they arrive — before we really know them — and sometimes it’s challenging! Naming Holy Moly though was easy. This big, gorgeous, rambunctious boy was rowdy. When he gets the zoomies you can’t help but scratch your head and mutter, “Holy moly.”