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.

February 26, 2020

Cheddar Cat dog at home

Cheddar Cat Is Off To A Good Start

“Dear Calaveras Humane Society Staff,

“Thank you for finding me a great home. Thought you would enjoy this picture of me and my kids! I visited my vet today for the second time and had my shots and am enjoying life! Thank you for the wonderful beginning!

“Love, Cheddar Cat (formerly Milo)” ❤️🐾

February 24, 2020

Jade dog at home

Jade and Lady Guard Their Family

Jade, on the left “…keeps Lady active, and they are awesome Watch dogs, and they both love to cuddle and snuggle. Jade is very alert and loves to give kisses.”

February 25, 2020

Ruby dog at home

Ruby Likes Cats

“Her name is Ruby and she is doing well along with our two cats.” ❤️🐾

February 24, 2020

Bobbi dog at home

Bobbi Makes A Friend

Recently adopted dog Bobbi scored a feline brother in her new home! Her new owners says: “Our rescue cat Pete, who hates dogs, is quite smitten with Bobbi.” ❤️🐾

February 19, 2020

Shadowfax cat at home

Shadowfax Enjoys Being Spoiled

“Shadowfax (formerly Gatsby) is enjoying his new digs. Early morning cuddles rule, followed by hours of play. Keeps us busy!”

February 16, 2020

Kasi dog at home

Kasi Likes Her New Life

“Kasi is 19 pounds. Loves going for Jeep rides, the snow, and her big sister Rubi. She rough and tumbles with Tux the cat (20#) and they both love it! This was taken Sunday the 16th. She has been a great addition to our family.”

February 16, 2020

Sissy cat at home

Sissy Takes Charge

“We adopted Sissy from you almost two years ago. She is super smart. She growls at suspicious things outside, and loves grooming all her humans — but not the other cats. We love her. She has become boss kitty, after one of my old kitties died, even though I still have two cats older than her.”

February 12, 2020

Juno and Luna cats at home

Juno and Luna

“We adopted Juno (formerly Delilah) from you about two weeks ago! This is her now with her sister Luna.”

February 9, 2020

Bailey dog at home

Bailey Loves Being Spoiled

“This is Bailey, originally named Biscuit. He is very loved and spoiled in his new home. Thank you for helping bring this boy into our lives.”

February 5, 2020

Izzy dog at home

Izzy Feels At Home

“Izzy settling in nicely. She is such a love bug. Follows me around just like a 2 year old child.”

February 5, 2020

Frankee dog at home

Frankee and Friend

“Frankee adjusting to life as a ‘mountain’ dog with her new big sister Sassafrass.” ❤️🐾

February 5, 2020

Jaden dog at home

Jaden Loves Her New Family

“Jaden is doing extremely well integrating into our home. We adopted her on January 25th and she has bonded well with my wife and I. She is so sweet and affectionate! She clings to me all day long (I’m retired) and so excited when my wife gets home from her shop each evening. She loves going everywhere with me in my truck, sitting at my side. She is my buddy, and she is so loved!

We would love to hear from her previous family if they so choose! We have a few questions pertaining to her likes regarding her food, likes and dislikes, and habits! We are so in love with Jaden!”

February 4, 2020

Ellie dog at home

Ellie Takes A Nap

Ellie, one of our recently adopted Dachshund mix puppies, enjoying a nap on her new dad. “Ellie (formerly known as Ella) is very happy in her new home,” her mom writes. ❤️🐾”

January 31, 2020

Phoebe Makes Muffins

This made our day! Recently adopted kitten Phoebe (formerly “Maxie”) seems to have decided her new home is pretty darn fab. Video credit: Phoebe’s new mom.

January 30, 2020

Colt dog at home

Colt Takes Over

We love seeing our animals so happy! Recently adopted Jack Russell mix puppy Popcorn (now known as Colt) has settled right in to the good life in his new home. “Such a love bug,” his mom writes. “OMG, I’m eating from his paw.” ♥️🐾

January 30, 2020

Nicholas dog at home

Nicholas Is Mega Mixed

“Just wanted to send an update on our Nicholas. We had a DNA test done on him to find out exactly what he is. I am attaching the results. He is getting big, loves our two grandchildren and our two cats. He loves to play and cuddle and is doing really well.” ♥️🐾

January 21, 2020

Yori dog at home

Reliable Yori Fits Right In

“Tucker, now known by the name of Yori, meaning ‘reliable’ in Japanese, has grown so big! He’s still shy but very loving and kind. Me, my partner, and family love Yori very much.” ❤️🐾

Thank you for helping us bring Yori home & for everything you do.”

January 20, 2020

Thor dog at home

Thor Is Happy Little Fella

“Yesterday it was 3 weeks ago that we brought Nicholas home. He has brought so much joy, happiness and chaos and we are loving every minute of this little guy. His name is now Thor and he learned it fast. He loves playing with toys, basking in the sun, and being held and loved. Thor is learning to go on walks by us walking him with the neighbor dogs. We have given him 3 private (in our home) puppy classes with a trainer who is training both him and us. He is sure a fast learner and uses the manners that he has learned. He is so precious and such a happy little fella.

Thank you for the work that you do to find homes for so many animals.” ❤️🐾

January 14, 2020

Rubi and Kasi the dogs at home

Rubi With Her New Little Sister Kasi

Kasi’s new mom writes: “Rubi, her big sister, loves her and is very gentle with her. Kasi has a big bed to fill. It belonged to Blaze, our 85-pound Great Dane mix that we recently lost. She was almost 15. We are thoroughly enjoying Kasi.” ♥️🐾

January 12, 2020

Audi the cat at home

Missy Cuddles With Her Human

“The kitten formerly known as Audi has been renamed Missy the kitty,” her adopter writes, “and it’s safe to say she loves her baby.” ❤️🐾

January 11, 2020

Luna the dog at home

Luna Wags Her Tail Now

Aster has been renamed Luna. “I can’t tell you how wonderful it has been having this little delight in our home,” her new mom writes. “Luna was so shy and timid when we first met her but with a little TLC she has blossomed into a spunky outgoing pup that wags her tail. Thank you Calaveras Humane Society. We love our pup!” ♥️🐾” ❤️🐾

January 8, 2020

Abby and Stella cats at home

Abby and Stella Are BFFs

Kittens Abby and Stella were our very first Free Pets for Veterans adoption when our shelter opened in June of last year. Their mom writes, “We adopted two orange tabby sisters, Abby and Stella. We just love them! They each have definite personalities. They sleep together, groom each other and play and play. So amusing.” ❤️🐾

December 28, 2019

Daisey Mae the dog at home

Daisey Mae Loves Her Family

Sully’s sister, Daisey May is the best addition to our family. Loves her two older doggie sisters but her bff is her kitty brother, Sam!

December 26, 2019

Lulu and Bobby the cats at home

Lulu and Bobby Cuddle

Lulu and Bobby, adopted from us as a pair in 2019, have settled into their home. ❤️🐾

December 28, 2019

Sully the dog at home

Sully Is Full Of Joy

Adorable scruffle Sully, adopted from us earlier this year, is busy living his best life. ❤️🐾

December 24, 2019

Cash the dog at home

Cash’s First Christmas

Recently adopted puppy Cash is ready for Santa’s arrival! 🎅🐾

December 23, 2019

Gibson the cat at home

Gibson Relaxes For Christmas

Gibson, adopted earlier this year, is eagerly waiting for Santa to arrive. Well, as eagerly as a cat does anything, we suppose. 🌲🐾

December 23, 2019

Timmy the cat at home

Timmy’s Very Own Tree

Recently adopted kitten Timmy has his very own Christmas tree! 🌲🐾

December 22, 2019

Bonsai the cat at home

Bonsai Finds A Fort

After just four days in his new home, Bonsai found himself the best spot in the house! 🎄🐾

December 22, 2019

Nicholas the dog at home

Nicholas Naps

Recently adopted puppy Nicholas (was Buddy the Elf) got his Christmas wish — a home for the holidays, a soft bed, and a kiddo to snuggle and play with! 🌲🐾

December 20, 2019

Fifi the cat at home

Fifi Has Fun

“Just a little update on our wonderful kitty, Fifi, formerly Bow. She is just the sweetest, most amazing and affectionate cat ever! She loves everyone, including our crazy lab. Thank you so much for helping our community find such awesome pets!”

December 2, 2019

Sophia the cat at home

Sweet Sophia

Special needs kitten Sophia was born with deformities to her rear legs that give her a unique bunny-hop gait. She’s been in her new home for several months now, and her adoptive mom is absolutely smitten.

“Just wanted to give you an update on Sophia,” she writes. “She continues to steal our hearts. She’s almost six pounds, chases her tail, loves the laser light, snuggles constantly, runs like the devil, climbs like crazy, loves her (cat) brothers — but she is definitely the boss!” ♥️🐾

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


“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 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, 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


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, 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


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, 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


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. ❤️🐾