Our cat haven is named after our first kitty, "Pierre." He stole our hearts and the cats kept coming after that. At first they were healthy cats that found their way to us, then, with time, we realized that sick cats can lead great lives with a little help. The majority of our cats have Feline Leukemia while others have behavioral issues that have made their living in a standard home not possible. Here, at Pierre's Place, they can be themselves.
"Funny Bunny," our lop-eared rabbit, showed us that bunnies make amazing companions. I was absolutely fascinated with her and could watch her for hours, hopping around, munching on hay, or snuggling with her. We christened our bunny/guinea pig room "Funny's Farm" because, just like Funny, these bunnies and guinea pigs live a life abundant with fresh hay, clean, safe enclosures, and plenty of room to romp and play. Thank you "Funny" for showing me that "you're no bunny until some bunny loves you."
The "Dog Den" is what we call our house, where we have truly "gone to the dogs." Most of our dogs prefer inside exclusively to outside. We make sure they are able to enjoy the creature comforts, such as sleeping with a person or lounging on the couch, that they crave now that they are with us. Others have special needs that require they have their own special area where they can be kept safe, especially the ones with orthopedic issues. A few came to us only having known living outside. Whatever they prefer, we accommodate what makes them feel secure.