Spay & Neuter Vouchers!

 

Spay & Neuter Vouchers can now be purchased online – CLICK HERE to purchase!

 

Voucher Poster

 

We have moved to a voucher system.  You can purchase the discounted voucher from Pets Come First, and then schedule your appointment directly with the clinic.  This will make the process more efficient, and help get your appointment scheduled faster!

 

Spay & neuter is a very important cause to Pets Come First and the community, because it is the only true way to combat the root cause of pet overpopulation.  Unfortunately adoptions alone cannot solve the problem.  Please encourage your friends and families to have their pets spayed and neutered!

Wine Tasting 2016

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE 2016 WINE TASTING EVENT!  We will be back again next year!!

 

Join us for the 2016 Take the Back Road Wine Tasting event on Saturday, May 14 5pm – 8pm.

The event this year will be OUTSIDE to allow us to spread out and enjoy the spring weather! Please bring a chair to relax and take in the music by Jason Thomas.  All proceeds go directly to Pets Come First, including funds raised during the Silent Auction.  Tickets are $25 per individual person, and $40 per pair!

Tickets and Wine will be sold at the event!  We hope to see you there!

 

2016 Wine Poster

 

Centre Gives

2016 Facebook Picture

 

The 5th Annual Centre Gives donation campaign will be held from 6am on May 3rd through 6pm on May 4th!  Supporters can donate directly through this page in the form below, or go to this link during the event times to donate for Pets Come First!  There is $100,000 available in matching funds from the Centre Foundation, and last year PCF raised over $12,000 through this campaign.  Please mark your calendar and donate on these two days!  Thank you to the Centre Foundation for this wonderful opportunity for area organizations!

8th Annual Dog Jog!

Please join us on April 30, 2016 at Grange Fairgrounds for the 8th Annual DOG JOG 5K run and 1 mile walk to support Pets Come First!  Pre-registration is now open!  You can participate with or without a dog!  We are also looking for volunteers, sponsors, and vendors for the event!

Happy Tail – Wyatt

 

Attention “Happy Tail” lovers – it doesn’t get much better than this update about Wyatt the cat! This is a longer update, but shows that sometimes it just takes the right family and home for an animal that seems shy, frightened, or reclusive at the shelter to settle in and come out for their shell in their new home.

Wyatt came to PCF as a kitten, but for some reason was continuously overlooked by potential adopters. He was moved into the cat colony where he proceeded to mostly avoid people by sleeping and hiding in the boxes, pillows, or enclosures in the room. This limited interaction with people didn’t help Wyatt’s hopes to find a new home, and soon he had been at the shelter for 2 years. Wyatt has a special place in the hearts of everyone at PCF, but they truly wanted him to find his forever home. Well it was meant to be one day…and now we will leave the story up to his NEW FAMILY!!!

“My name is Mitchell and about 2 1/2 months ago my wife Naomie and I adopted 3 cats from the Pets Come First shelter. Two were kittens “Wendy kitten”, now Starfire and “Ace” – a female, now Tigerlily. We also adopted a 2 year old cat named Wyatt – a beautiful grey and white male who had been at the shelter since he was a kitten, over two years at PCF. Wyatt was very scared and in fact had to be caught by a couple of workers just to be put in his carrier to come home with us. The first 24 to 48 hrs Wyatt was completely reclusive but after a little time he began to let my wife and I touch him and he would play with strings or chase a laser pointer beam light image. By Christmas he was coming to us when we called him and was even getting up on our bed. Even with our initial interactions with Wyatt we could tell he was a very affectionate, loving and gentle cat.

Today, after less than 90 days in our household Wyatt has become a very active member of our household. He sleeps in the bed with me and my wife or in his rug-lined cat tower. He comes upstairs for his breakfast and to play with the kittens. He seeks attention from me and my wife almost every time we go are in our bedroom and office. Wyatt has several toy mice and he carries them into our presence and “meows” until we come and see him and give him attention. Wyatt is a total sweetheart and one of the most gentle, affectionate cats I have ever adopted. He will let me stroke him from his chin to his stomach without an aggressive move. He is a wonderful addition to our household and has totally thrived in his new home. He plays with the other kittens.”

THANK YOU Mitchell and Naomie for giving Wyatt a chance to have a great life in your home!

Wyatt 7

Wyatt 1

Wyatt 2

Wyatt 3

Wyatt 4

Wyatt 6

Happy Tails – Feb 2016

Check our some of the Happy Tails from Pets Come First adopted animals!  Thank you to our adopters for providing such great homes and families!

 

Cotton stopping by to say hello to his friends from pets come first.

Cotton stopping by to say hello to his friends from pets come first.

 

Cooper's progress since his adoption this past fall.

Cooper’s progress since his adoption this past fall.

 

Cleo getting cozy on the couch

Cleo getting cozy on the couch

 

Charlotte loves cuddles and reading nights!

Charlotte loves cuddles and reading nights!

 

Abby is comfy and my heart is mending .thanks to you guys!

Abby is comfy and my heart is mending .thanks to you guys!

 

These are two cats I adopted from your shelter 3 years ago.

These are two cats I adopted from your shelter 3 years ago.

 

Winston is officially apart of our family! We are so happy to have him in our life. He is such a happy guy and already has a spot in our hearts.

Winston is officially apart of our family! We are so happy to have him in our life. He is such a happy guy and already has a spot in our hearts.

 

Merry Christmas Pets Come First. I wanted to share an update about my new home and forever family. Life is good! I just celebrated my 2nd birthday and we wanted to drop off some donations for some other animals in need. Thank you so much. Love Tanner

Merry Christmas Pets Come First. I wanted to share an update about my new home and forever family. Life is good! I just celebrated my 2nd birthday and we wanted to drop off some donations for some other animals in need. Thank you so much. Love Tanner

 

Miss Sweetie, enjoying her new kitty couch...being loved by her new family! She is adjusting very well. We welcomed her home with a brunch (fancy feast) of moist (banquet) of fish and steak. Yes, she is gonna be the most spoiled baby alive...as well her 1 Brother, and 3 sisters. Thank you, thank you for letting me love her and become my special angel. God BLESS YOU always! You will receive a visit now and again...when were in the area. C U soon!

Miss Sweetie, enjoying her new kitty couch…being loved by her new family! She is adjusting very well. We welcomed her home with a brunch (fancy feast) of moist (banquet) of fish and steak. Yes, she is gonna be the most spoiled baby alive…as well her 1 Brother, and 3 sisters. Thank you, thank you for letting me love her and become my special angel. God BLESS YOU always! You will receive a visit now and again…when were in the area. C U soon!

 

Stout (formerly Sampson from Pets Come First) is ready for the snow!! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to adopt this sweet boy. He's been such a great addition to our home. Look at that smile!!

Stout (formerly Sampson from Pets Come First) is ready for the snow!! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to adopt this sweet boy. He’s been such a great addition to our home. Look at that smile!!

 

I finally got a picture of these two together!! In February 2014 we adopted Stella the beagle mix from Pets Come First. She is the sweetest and most caring dog I have ever met. Three weeks ago we adopted Nova the kitten. Stella thinks she is her momma.

I finally got a picture of these two together!! In February 2014 we adopted Stella the beagle mix from Pets Come First. She is the sweetest and most caring dog I have ever met. Three weeks ago we adopted Nova the kitten. Stella thinks she is her momma.

 

Our beautiful babies we adopted on Valentine's Day 2014 .. Samson and Lucy .. A beautiful blessing

Our beautiful babies we adopted on Valentine’s Day 2014 .. Samson and Lucy .. A beautiful blessing

 

Oliver has found his forever home. We will be over this weekend. Thank you a million times.

Oliver has found his forever home. We will be over this weekend. Thank you a million times.

 

Little miss Nova (Kim Kitten 5) is fitting right in to our family. Thank you for giving us such a sweetheart!

Little miss Nova (Kim Kitten 5) is fitting right in to our family. Thank you for giving us such a sweetheart!

 

Nellie is doing great and loving life ...though she doesn't seem to feel the same for the snow!

Nellie is doing great and loving life …though she doesn’t seem to feel the same for the snow!

 

Maddy Moo (cuz she eats like a cow) and Skiddy! Love them!

Maddy Moo (cuz she eats like a cow) and Skiddy! Love them!

 

Kit (now known as Jack) loves his new Mommy and the rest of his new family is okay too.

Kit (now known as Jack) loves his new Mommy and the rest of his new family is okay too.

 

Jonathan (now known as Rocky) getting really comfortable in his soon to be new home. We love him!!!!

Jonathan (now known as Rocky) getting really comfortable in his soon to be new home. We love him!!!!

 

Thank you so much for helping us find Joey, he's the perfect addition to our family!!

Thank you so much for helping us find Joey, he’s the perfect addition to our family!!

 

Yuri aka Jasper enjoying time with the Alfa female and oldest chihuahua, Lily.

Yuri aka Jasper enjoying time with the Alfa female and oldest chihuahua, Lily.

 

The one looking at the phone is Jasmin, we rescued her in July and she is very comfy with her new sister Oakley who will be 7 on March 1st.

The one looking at the phone is Jasmin, we rescued her in July and she is very comfy with her new sister Oakley who will be 7 on March 1st.

 

Just wanted to thank everyone at pets come first again for allowing me to adopt my new baby Jackson! He loves his new home and is definitely getting spoiled for sure! He especially loves to snuggle under the covers at bedtime

Just wanted to thank everyone at pets come first again for allowing me to adopt my new baby Jackson! He loves his new home and is definitely getting spoiled for sure! He especially loves to snuggle under the covers at bedtime.

 

Here's Honey...loving MOM'S lap! She has been doing her business fine, has her sleeping area picked out and enjoys sniffing all around her large yard. Her and Momma has walked the yard and then lounges on the lazyboy. Lol. Honey and Momma doing real well. Thank you for making my Mom happy. I'll keep you updated. Progressing nicely!!

Here’s Honey…loving MOM’S lap! She has been doing her business fine, has her sleeping area picked out and enjoys sniffing all around her large yard. Her and Momma has walked the yard and then lounges on the lazyboy. Lol. Honey and Momma doing real well. Thank you for making my Mom happy. I’ll keep you updated. Progressing nicely!!

 

Hank was one of Pets Come First first resumes! He's happy as can be!!!

Hank was one of Pets Come First first resumes! He’s happy as can be!!!

 

Sleepy Cruzer

Sleepy Cruzer

 

Handsome Cruzer!

Handsome Cruzer!

Save the Dates!

Save the Date

Remember to save the following dates for 2016!  More information will be posted and become available as the events get closer.  We thank you for supporting these events, and hope we see you there again this year!  If you are interested in volunteering for any of these events, please email here.

 

February 13 – Valentine’s Day Dance – Boalsburg Fire Hall

April 30 – Dog Jog 2016 5K and Walk – Grange Fairgrounds

May 14 – “Take a Back Road” Wine Tasting – Seven Mountains Winery

 

Christmas Newsletter

Happy holidays from Pets Come First!  THANK YOU to all of our supporters, donors, volunteers, and adopters – we cannot achieve any of this without you!

 

2015 Christmas Newsletter

Happy Tails – Nov 2015

November Happy Tails!!!

These are some “Happy Tails” that we have received over the last few months from owners who adopted their new family member from Pets Come First! The comments from the owner are listed in the comment for each photo! We love getting updates on PCF alums – it helps to brighten our days and reaffirm why we are here! Thank you to everyone that has adopted a pet, and please share your Happy Tail with us!

 

Isabelle has come out of her shell and has so much personality!

Isabelle has come out of her shell and has so much personality!

 

Today is the 1 year anniversary of Gwinnie's rescue and coming to live with us! We are so happy that she has joined our family. She is definitely a momma's girl, but she also adores her coonhound siblings, and loves (tolerates) her dad. Her favorite spot is our (her) king size bed, and she shares it with us at night laying on the pillows between our heads. She is still nervous around new people, but she is extremely happy at home in her normal routine. We now can successfully get her into the house with relative ease, but she does still enjoy running, playing, and rolling around outside in the yard. She has learned to go on leashed walks, and learned the excitement of treats before bedtime! Please consider adopting a pet into your life. It can be a very rewarding experience to truly help an animal in need, and adopting often opens up room at a shelter for another animal to be rescued.

Today is the 1 year anniversary of Gwinnie’s rescue and coming to live with us! We are so happy that she has joined our family. She is definitely a momma’s girl, but she also adores her coonhound siblings, and loves (tolerates) her dad. Her favorite spot is our (her) king size bed, and she shares it with us at night laying on the pillows between our heads. She is still nervous around new people, but she is extremely happy at home in her normal routine. We now can successfully get her into the house with relative ease, but she does still enjoy running, playing, and rolling around outside in the yard. She has learned to go on leashed walks, and learned the excitement of treats before bedtime!
Please consider adopting a pet into your life. It can be a very rewarding experience to truly help an animal in need, and adopting often opens up room at a shelter for another animal to be rescued.

 

George - our Havanese mix canine companion. Joined our Family on July 17, 2008 from Pets Come First. It was heaven on earth having him in our family these past 7 years 4 months. Thank you Dana Warrender, for fostering the Little Guy who was our cherished George. Thank you for allowing us to become his forever home. After a heartbreaking diagnosis of salivary gland cancer, and losing 1/3 of his body weight, George made the journey over the Rainbow Bridge on November 15, 2015.

George – our Havanese mix canine companion. Joined our Family on July 17, 2008 from Pets Come First. It was heaven on earth having him in our family these past 7 years 4 months. Thank you Dana Warrender, for fostering the Little Guy who was our cherished George. Thank you for allowing us to become his forever home. After a heartbreaking diagnosis of salivary gland cancer, and losing 1/3 of his body weight, George made the journey over the Rainbow Bridge on November 15, 2015.

 

Throwback Thursday! Digger, the Beagle, Remember him?

Throwback Thursday! Digger, the Beagle, Remember him?

 

Cleo loves her new home! She has done a complete 180 is no longer scared and timid like she was. She's wagging her tail here hoping someone drops something on the floor by the dinner table!

Cleo loves her new home! She has done a complete 180 is no longer scared and timid like she was. She’s wagging her tail here hoping someone drops something on the floor by the dinner table!

 

My parents new pup Cordell aka "Tyler" playing with Cooper aka "Bounce".

My parents new pup Cordell aka “Tyler” playing with Cooper aka “Bounce”.

 

Jasper fitting in nicely!

Jasper fitting in nicely!

 

Here's Wilbur, finding his spot on the couch! So far, he's a happy, well adjusted little man! River (Wilbur) has dreams of treats and smiles! Sleepy old man River!

Here’s Wilbur, finding his spot on the couch! So far, he’s a happy, well adjusted little man! River (Wilbur) has dreams of treats and smiles! Sleepy old man River!

Wilbur 2

 

Wilbur 1

 

 

The kittens are doing great! They are now known as Whiskers and Jessie and they are so loved. Thank you!

The kittens are doing great! They are now known as Whiskers and Jessie and they are so loved. Thank you!

 

Teddy Bear loves being groomed, dressing up and most importantly attention. He will always be an Angel in my eyes, everyday, and an Angel to everyone else for Halloween. Happy Halloween from your friend Teddy Bear.

Teddy Bear loves being groomed, dressing up and most importantly attention. He will always be an Angel in my eyes, everyday, and an Angel to everyone else for Halloween.
Happy Halloween from your friend Teddy Bear.

 

Sampson (now Stout) seems to be adjusting to his forever home quite well!

Sampson (now Stout) seems to be adjusting to his forever home quite well!

 

Sadie Rose Sadie Rose 3

Katie (Sadie Rose) making herself quite at home! We brought our rescued pup home last Saturday... She's getting along just fine with Greta! Playing!

Katie (Sadie Rose) making herself quite at home! We brought our rescued pup home last Saturday… She’s getting along just fine with Greta! Playing!

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN from Nellie!!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN from Nellie!!

 

Almost nine months since Miss Nellie B. (left, sister Luc on right) made her journey from Miami, Florida to her HOME here with us. Couldn't have happened without PCF and Stephanie, who shared her picture with us before she even made it to PCF! She made herself right at home, immediately disemboweling the first of many stuffies, our cat, Ida Ho, immediately fell in love with her and Luc is thrilled to finally have someone to boss around. Nellie B. and Luc make a wonderful team and are rarely far from one another. This little girl put the sparkle back in Luc's eyes ... can't thank you all enough!

Almost nine months since Miss Nellie B. (left, sister Luc on right) made her journey from Miami, Florida to her HOME here with us. Couldn’t have happened without PCF and Stephanie, who shared her picture with us before she even made it to PCF! She made herself right at home, immediately disemboweling the first of many stuffies, our cat, Ida Ho, immediately fell in love with her and Luc is thrilled to finally have someone to boss around. Nellie B. and Luc make a wonderful team and are rarely far from one another. This little girl put the sparkle back in Luc’s eyes … can’t thank you all enough!

 

We adopted a kitten from you last year and just would like to let you know that she is doing pretty well now — with Laku Meow.

We adopted a kitten from you last year and just would like to let you know that she is doing pretty well now — with Laku Meow.

 

Well, we took Deb's advice on a new name and went with Blake (formally Kratos). Just wanted to let you know that Blake loves his new family and home just as much as we love him. Thanks Pets Come First!

Well, we took Deb’s advice on a new name and went with Blake (formally Kratos). Just wanted to let you know that Blake loves his new family and home just as much as we love him. Thanks Pets Come First!

 

Happy Tails – Oct 2015

These are some “Happy Tails” that we have received over the last few months from owners who adopted their new family member from Pets Come First! The comments from the owner are listed in the comment for each photo! We love getting updates on PCF alums – it helps to brighten our days and reaffirm why we are here! Thank you to everyone that has adopted a pet, and please share your Happy Tail with us!

 

The orange cat I adopted back in April... He was known as "Shaffer cat". Now known as "max"... Took to his brother" booger" "very well.... We love him so much

The orange cat I adopted back in April… He was known as “Shaffer cat”. Now known as “max”… Took to his brother” booger” “very well…. We love him so much

 

2011 PCF alum Maverick says hello from Baltimore.

2011 PCF alum Maverick says hello from Baltimore.

 

Her new name is Leia. She's been with me a little over a week now already went to Vegas (traveling cat). her brother and I absolutely adore her

Her new name is Leia. She’s been with me a little over a week now already went to Vegas (traveling cat). her brother and I absolutely adore her.

 

It's been a little over a year since we adopted Jack. We've loved every minute as much as he has!

It’s been a little over a year since we adopted Jack. We’ve loved every minute as much as he has!

 

Gibb's favorite place

Gibb’s favorite place

 

It is hard to believe it had been almost six months to the day that we added this beautiful girl to our family. Gemma is learning her boundaries and loves going on walks. She has been a wonderful addition to our family. Thank you Pets Come First for giving us the opportunity to add her to our family.

It is hard to believe it had been almost six months to the day that we added this beautiful girl to our family. Gemma is learning her boundaries and loves going on walks. She has been a wonderful addition to our family. Thank you Pets Come First for giving us the opportunity to add her to our family.

 

Daisy is doing great in her new home. It's only been a little over 24hrs, but she was definitely meant to be a part of our family. Kids and other furbabies all loved her immediately!

Daisy is doing great in her new home. It’s only been a little over 24hrs, but she was definitely meant to be a part of our family. Kids and other furbabies all loved her immediately!

 

Cooper is enjoying his new view! Super happy and he has shown us his playful side. Daily walks to the dog park have helped him to build up muscle in his legs, and he's shown a lot of improvement in his gait. He's even been doing stairs like a pro with his protective booties on.

Cooper is enjoying his new view! Super happy and he has shown us his playful side. Daily walks to the dog park have helped him to build up muscle in his legs, and he’s shown a lot of improvement in his gait. He’s even been doing stairs like a pro with his protective booties on.

 

Cooper aka "Bounce" adopted in January 2012 at 12 weeks old, now a goofy, loving, loyal 4 year old... No one can resist those eyes

Cooper aka “Bounce” adopted in January 2012 at 12 weeks old, now a goofy, loving, loyal 4 year old… No one can resist those eyes.

 

Bear - I was lucky to adopt this great dog yesterday, spent his first night in his forever home and did absolutely outstanding! Not a single whine or whimper, but clearly seen in this photo he has claimed the bed.

Bear – I was lucky to adopt this great dog yesterday, spent his first night in his forever home and did absolutely outstanding! Not a single whine or whimper, but clearly seen in this photo he has claimed the bed.

 

Waldo, now known as Diesel, enjoying National Dog Day 2015 with his new family! I think he is a pretty happy boy!

Waldo, now known as Diesel, enjoying National Dog Day 2015 with his new family! I think he is a pretty happy boy!

 

Teddy Bear @ bedtime...

Teddy Bear @ bedtime…

 

Oliver is so spoiled.......

Oliver is so spoiled…….

 

Just wanted to give you an update on Mo.. We are enjoying fall and he helped me pick out some pumpkins this year! Thank you for such a sweet boy.

Just wanted to give you an update on Mo.. We are enjoying fall and he helped me pick out some pumpkins this year! Thank you for such a sweet boy.