When They Get Home

Updates On Recent Adoptions

What a difference a loving family and a new home can make to a pet’s life. These are photos sent to us from pets’ new owners after their adoption. Thank you, adopters, for making room in your homes and your hearts for them.

November 23, 2019

Lupin the dog

Lovin’ Lupin

“Lupin is awesome,” says his new dad. “He’s just a great little guy. He goes totally crazy when I come home and I can’t even hold on to him!” ❤️🐾

November 21, 2019

Arlo the dog with grandpa

Arlo and Grandpa

“Arlo is doing great! He loves his grandpa too.” ♥️🐾

November 16, 2019

Wheeler the cat finds a home

Wheeler Stops Traveling

Dear Wheeler, the kitten who survived an accidental ride in the wheel well of a truck before he came into our care, looks pretty darn content with how his life has turned out. ♥️🐾

November 16, 2019

Cash the dog

Cash Is Living The Life

Puppy Cash, adopted from us last month, is doing wonderfully in his new home.

His new mom writes: “Cash is so smart and already knows his name, come, sit, down, up, and stay. Working on his leash training and learning how to be respectful of the cat! He is already 98% potty and crate trained. When we adopted him he weighed about 9 pounds, he’s now a whopping 16! Thank you all at Calaveras Humane Society for making our experience with you so easy and positive.”

November 14, 2019

Wilbur the dog finds a home

Wilbur Finds A Home

“I’m very glad I got him,” writes Wilbur’s dad. “We’re getting along just great.”

November 12, 2019

Napping with Daisy the Beagle

Napping With Daisy

Recently adopted beagle Daisy enjoying a nap with her new dad. ❤️🐾

October 31, 2019

Ryan the dog

A Wonderful Gift

Puppy Ryan, adopted yesterday, was to be a surprise for the adopter’s high school son. We’d say he looks pretty pleased with his mom’s gift! ♥️🐾

October 25, 2019

Richie the dog

Richie

“We are so in love already. Great experience and wonderful staff! Thank you so much 🐾💙”

October 23, 2019

Toby the dog

Toby (Was Falcor)

Cuteness overload alert! Toby, left, is settled in and loving life in his new home. He and his Maltipoo brother, Dusty, have become the best of friends. ♥️🐾

October 22, 2019

Desi the dog

Jet (was Desi)

Just look at those soulful eyes! Great Pyrenees mix pup Jet was adopted from us in August. “Officially 6 months old, 60 pounds, and keeps growing longer!” his adoptive mom says. ♥️🐾

October 21, 2019

Charlie the cat

Charlie Likes It

Charlie gives his new home four paws up! ❤️🐾

October 21, 2019

Freddie the cat

Freddie

Freddie is such a love bug! He’s the perfect fit for our family.

October 20, 2019

Harlee the dog

Harlee Settles In

We’d say that Harlee is finding her new home to her liking.

October 16, 2019

Leo the cat

Leo Relaxes

Adoptee Leo is all set for fall in his home. 🍁🍂

His mom writes: “Leo, AKA Romeo has grown to a handsome man!” We couldn’t agree more.

His sister’s owner comments, “His twin sister lives with me. Her name is Oreo. She is one of the cats I adopted after someone either dumped her or left her behind. I have had her for 2+ years. She is a sweetie.”

October 14, 2019

Pixie the dog

Pixie Has A Pal

Eight-year-old Pixie, (bottom of picture), just a couple hours after arriving in her new home. Pixie has a new big sister, Sylvie, who came to our adoption center to meet her. It was love at first sight for both. ❤️🐾

October 7, 2019

Ellie the dog

Ellie (was Coco)

Her new mom writes, “Thank you all for the beautiful girl we now call Ellie. She fit easily into the family. We are surprised the cat and her get along! The cat gets along with no one.” ♥️🐾

October 3, 2019

Dean Martin the cat

Dean Martin Gets Some Love

“My girls are loving him 💙” — Nichole

October 2, 2019

Peter Paul and Mary the cats

Peter, Paul, and Mary

Left: Kittens Peter, Paul, and Mary in their volunteer foster home, a week after their arrival at the Calaveras Humane Society in May of this year. Right: Peter, Paul, and Mary today — they were adopted together in July!

September 27, 2019

Ms Dixie the cat

Ms Dixie

“We adopted Dixie not that long ago and she’s become such a wonderful addition to our little family. She steals the pillow on the bed while you’re sleeping and she lays in between your legs on the couch. She has a thousand toys. She likes her kitty brother Jack but she still likes her space. We love her so much. We call her our MS. Dixie.” ♥️🐾

September 26, 2019

Bruno the dog

Bruno Cuddles

Darling Bruno, adopted through our Seniors for Seniors program, is thoroughly enjoying life in his new home. ♥️🐾

September 25, 2019

Gypsy the dog

Gentle Gypsy

Gypsy was one of the three huge-but-terrified Great Pyrenees mix puppies we adopted out last month. She went to a home with three enthusiastic, gentle young children who just adore her.

Her new mom writes: “Gypsy is a whole new girl! Chases and kisses her kids all day! She is the perfect fit. Walks right beside us and always keeps the kids in sight. She’s lost 99% of her stress and anxiety, though we still have a few things to work through. We couldn’t have asked for a better girl to grow up with our kiddos. Thank you so much!”

September 22, 2019

Lionel the cat

Lionel (was Edgar)

Lionel is loving life with his new family. “I was super nervous about adopting another cat so soon after we lost our first and only family kitty recently,” says his mom. “He has fit in so well. He is so cuddle crazy and always wants attention. We loved our experience with you guys and are always sharing it with others. Thank you for the new addition to our little family.” ♥️🐾

September 16, 2019

Chloe the cat

Chloe Relaxes At Her New Home

“I adopted Sydney on August 1. I named her Chloe, and she is very special to me. She is a very good little girl and she is very happy.”

September 12, 2019

Arnold the dog

Arnold (was Willie)

Arnold was one of the three gigantic (and extremely shy) Great Pyrenees/shepherd mixes we adopted out recently. We were delighted to receive this update from his new dad. “Willie, who is now Arnold, is doing amazing. He has lost his shyness with us and has turned into a huge goof ball. He is proving to be a protector for his little (dog) sisters. He never lets them out of his sight. He is very loved and eating us out of house and home.” ❤️🐾

September 12, 2019

Daisy the dog

Daisy’s Happy New Family

Daisy, adopted from us in August, is settling in beautifully to her new home. “Daisy gets along well with my Borzoi,” her new mom writes. “I am really happy we brought her into our family!” ♥️🐾

September 6, 2019

Bear the cat

Bear

Bear, adopted from us in 2018, cozies up with his canine BFF. ♥️🐾

September 2, 2019

Gibson the cat

Gibson Waits Patiently

Kitten Gibson, adopted July 5, waiting for dinner with his canine “sister,” Ginger.

September 2, 2019

Nero the dog

Nero Learns To Play

One-year-old Nero was quite a handful when he arrived in our care. He’d never been indoors, never walked on a leash, and had enough energy to power a small town. He was adopted from us in July.

“Nero is always smiles with floppy lips,” his dad writes. “We are learning each other! There are times he seems smart, and takes my breath away a bit. And then are those other demonstrations that reveal he’s a bit dim. Maybe he’s finding me a bit dim? LOL!”

August 28, 2019

Archie the dog

Archie Goes Camping

Adopted pup Archie (formerly Kai) enjoying his first camping trip with his family.

Nothing makes us happier than seeing our animals loving life with their people! ❤️🐾

August 23, 2019

Sully the dog at home

Sully

A happy ending update on Sully, another puppy adopted from us two weeks ago. His new mom writes, “First time in my entire life that a puppy slept all night the very first night without a single whimper or even a single sign of stress! Sully is full of puppy vim and vigor but so far is super smart and catching on with his training.” ♥️🐾

August 23, 2019

Chance the dog

Chance

Chance, adopted from us last month, living large in “his” vineyard at Boyle MacDonald Wines ❤️🐾

August 21, 2019

Daisy Mae the dog at home

Daisy Mae

Puppy Daisy Mae, adopted from us a couple weeks ago, enjoys a snuggly nap in her new home with big sister Dakota.

Daisy Mae’s adopters brought Dakota and their other dog to our adoption center to try them out with a new canine family member. When introduced to the first potential dog, all three (including ours!) had the same reaction: “Meh.” Enter option number two, Daisy Mae, and there was instant chemistry all around.

Yep. Dogs definitely have opinions on who their companions should be. These two look awfully pleased they chose one another. ♥️🐾

August 16, 2019

Sophia the cat at home

Sophia

As you can see, recently adopted kitten Sophia has settled right in to her new home. “She’s a doll!” her new mom says. “We just love her so much already.” ❤️🐾

July 16, 2019

Lola the dog and Ash the cat at home

Lola the dog and Ash the cat

This delightful happy ending is a “two-fer.” Chocolate Lab mix Lola and kitten Ash (formerly Silver) were adopted by the same local couple during our opening weekend.

“They’re doing great!” their new family writes. “Lola loves the lake and car rides, and Ash is such a cuddle bug. Lola listens to us super well, while Ash is still a little work, as she loves to play so much! They get along great and chase each other around the house all day.”

“Thank you so much again! We love them so much.” ♥️🐾

July 11, 2019

Tex the dog at home

Tex

Tex, one of the first dogs adopted from our new shelter, is clearly VERY happy in his new home.

“He loves meeting new people and his favorite thing so far is hanging out with his big brother, Dallas,” writes his new mom. “If they aren’t chasing each other or wrestling, they are snuggled up together sleeping. He is a wonderful addition to the family.”

July 9, 2019

Fifi the cat at home

Fifi At Home

Newly-adopted kitten Fifi relaxing at home.

July 9, 2019

Benji the dog at home

Benji

The first pet adopted from our new shelter, Benji, chillin’ in his backyard

July 8, 2019

Bjorn the cat at home

Björn At Home

Recently adopted kitten Björn (formerly Boomer) making friends in his new home. ❤️🐾