SO Thankful for Our Fur Babies, Glorious Fur Babies!

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SO Thankful for Our Fur Babies, Glorious Fur Babies!

After having visited our local no-kill shelter today to find help adopting out 7 sweet stray kitties - on this, day 9 of our fun Thankfulness Challenge, I had to write a second post of gratitude. I thought I would share another one of my passions - sweet, sweet fur babies! Oh, how they make our days, don't they? The unconditional love they deliver, seemingly effortlessly, is unmatched in this life and one of my favorite times of the day is arriving home, being greeted by my 5 (yes, FIVE!) adopted family members.


Duke & Barney 2021


This is not an entry in the challenge - I've been so busy reading everyone else's entries, taking care of clients and hosting a wedding at my home - AND hosting Thanksgiving at home - I've had VERY little time to participate in this month's challenge - what has always my favorite thing to write about each year!


My entire family supports pet adoption and we always visit the shelter with the intent of 'saving a dog' - or cat - and we never fail to realize, during the car ride home, that this fur baby has undoubtedly, rescued US!  There's simply no feeling like it - being able to give comfort, warmth, food and loads of love to these precious gems. In return, we receive loads and loads of unconditional love - oh, what joy! They somehow, some way, manage to march right into our hearts & instantly take over!


As always, I am committed to getting the word out to ADOPT A PET!


Barney*Barney, our sweet, quirky 15-year old - we LOVE this fur baby!   

We have so many adorable fur babies just waiting for you at our shelter here in Charlotte - cats and dogs alike - there's a precious little one, just waiting for someone to love. They're anxious to give you their love and appreciation and bring so much joy into your life - joy you had no idea you could experience.



November is senior pet adoption month and there are some adorable senior pets available at Charlotte's shelter. Imagine - little to no training is necessary with a senior pet!

The Humane Society has been providing spay/neuter services in Charlotte for 35+ years. In fact, Charlotte’s Spay/Neuter Clinic was the very first low-cost clinic in the entire Southeast. The Humane Society also provides vaccinations against some of the most common cat and dog diseases. This means that your new pet is 'protected' before he/she ever leaves the shelter.

*Duke, our sweet, never-stops-tail-wagging, happy boy!     

What are you waiting for? Hop in the car and head to the Humane Society of Charlotte. You know your precious new K-9 or feline family member will LOVE that car ride home! Most cats & dogs like car rides - all 5 of my rescue babies surely do!


Humane Society of Charlotte has two locations: 


HSC HQ & Main Shelter:
2700 Toomey AVE, Charlotte, NC 28203


Petco Adoption Center:
10017 Biddick LN, Huntersville, NC 28078

Both are opened from 11AM to 5PM Tuesday through Sunday and are closed on Mondays.


Charlotte the Cat


 >>>Our sweet, sweet Charlotte who, after 17 years, took a stroll across Rainbow Bridge, where she is pain-free and loving being together again with her first brother (a K-9), Snoopy. We miss Charlotte & Snoopy every single day.



© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | | Thankfulness (Day 9) - Fur Babies, Glorious Fur Babies

Comments (15)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debe Maxwell, CRS  you are singing my song we have had so many do not want to count... they were and are all Rescues and they appreciate it... Wiley knocked on our door in the back yard.. now he is so grateful he sleeps between me and Diane... every night but that is another story... Jill came from a Rescue organization and she alternates on my head or Diane's head at night:)) Loved your post Happy Thanksgiving to you and the whole furry family, Endre

Nov 24, 2021 11:33 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

your name refuses to come up for me DEBE  so all I will say is Cleo and I were wactching videos about Siamese cats and discusing adding and addition to our family if we find one that need a home but must be Siamese if you please -- so I may be visiting our local Humane socities and leaving my card  Happy Thanksgiving to you and Ray and your whole family  xoxo

Nov 25, 2021 03:53 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Debe - "whew" - you are having a busy November!   Make sure and take a moment to put up your feet for at least a second today.  Happy Thanksgiving.  

Nov 25, 2021 04:12 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Debe - they are all adorable babies and so full of unconditional love.

Nov 25, 2021 04:35 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun /

Thank you for the share, may you and your's have awonderful Thankgiving Day.  Fill your bellies and be thankful for all we have.  Bill

Nov 25, 2021 04:37 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Those photos are all so adorable, and I love that you are helping some find a new home. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Nov 25, 2021 05:00 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Debe... some years ago I wrote a gratitude post here about the pets I've loved in my life... I treasure my time with each and every one of them and miss them to this day. I thought I was a crazy old cat lady, but you might just have me beat! :)))

Nov 25, 2021 05:12 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Your fur babies are precious and I can tell there is a lot of love coming from both sides!  I hope that you will have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Nov 25, 2021 05:20 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Enjoy your animals and have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

Nov 25, 2021 05:45 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Debe stopping by to wish you and your family (including the four legged ones) h a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving today!

Nov 25, 2021 09:58 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Debe and Ray and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.  Is it turkey or Ham today?


Nov 25, 2021 09:58 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

YES. Always adopt a pet. I love your love and passion for fur babies. They sure do bring so much love and joy into our lives and our hearts. 

You are one busy woman.  May you enjoy this blessed Thanksgiving Day. 

Nov 25, 2021 11:36 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Every fur baby deserves a good home Debe!  😻Bless you for stepping up and helping their cause! At one time, we had 19 cats that were not ours but we spayed and neutered them all and adopted them out.

Nov 25, 2021 11:57 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

OMG - 19!! Yet one more reason to absolutely ADORE you, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!! THANK YOU! 😻 🐶

Nov 25, 2021 06:29 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I fully understand everybody's attachment to our animals I can think of several in my life over the years

Nov 26, 2021 10:32 PM