Kris Carr, is a best selling author, wellness activist and cancer survivor, who documented her battle against cancer in her documentary film Crazy Sexy Cancer. Carr lives in Woodstock, New York with her husband Brian Fassett and their two rescue dogs, Buddy and Lola. Kris is a strong voice and advocate for animal adoption and rescue.
“Often, people think that animal adoption and rescue are selfless acts-a one way street. They don’t realize that by saving an animal you could also be saving yourself. The love, companionship, and bond created with these loyal and innocent beings is truly unique and life-changing.”
Kris and her husband Brian, found Buddy, one of their rescue dogs, in the woods on the side of a mountain, malnourished and emaciated.
“After weeks of searching for his owner, making countless trips to the vet, nursing him back to health around the clock, and showering him with love, we knew we’d never be able to give him up. Since that time ‘Buddy’ has blossomed into a beloved addition to our family. Older and sick animals are often overlooked in the adoption process. Puppies tend to get most of the attention, naturally so, they’re adorable! But as someone who has adopted both a puppy and an aging, wounded survivor, both bring a deep reservoir of love to our lives.”
Kris’ dog Lola, who is part catahoula and part pit bull was originally rescued as a puppy one day before she was scheduled to be euthanized, at a kill shelter in North Carolina. A wonderful woman intervened rescuing Lola and other dogs from their fate, and took them all to a no-kill shelter. This is where Kris would stumble upon Lola, fall in love, and adopt her.
There’s plenty of resources available on KrisCarr to help in finding dogs for rescue and adoption, and how to care for them once they get home.