Name: Carmine

Age: 3 years

Breed: DSH Black & White

Sex: Male

In the clearing stands a boxer, and a fighter by his trade

And he carries the reminders of every glove that laid him down or cut him

'Til he cried out in his anger and his shame;

I am leaving, I am leaving, but the fighter still remains.

Sometimes a cat reminds you of someone you knew. Three year old Carmine is a big guy that is handsome in a rugged, world weary way. A look that speaks of some hard times and life that required him to be tougher than he is…that he ever intended to be. Being out on the streets requires a harder exterior to survive. Carmine grew his tough shell, because it was self preservation. What never changed though was Carmine’s spirit. He has a sparkle in his eyes, that speaks of underlying warmth, gentleness, and dare we say humor.

Carmine gave a visible, full body sigh of relief when he came to the shelter. Like coming home. Carmine is a good boy who enjoys attention and the company of people that love him. Carmine might remind you of someone you knew too. Someone who deserved more chances and a better life. That sweet softness on the inside now out and on full display. Carmine is ready to come home.

Carmine is FIV-positive, but they can still live a long and healthy life.

To find out more about Carmine or to make a special appointment to meet him fill out the application at If you have an approved application you can simply email

Adoptions are now done by appointment only. Email for more info and an appointment.

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