Thank You, Animal Adopters

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.

December 28, 2019

Daisey Mae

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 Bobbi

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

December 28, 2019


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

December 24, 2019


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

December 23, 2019


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


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

December 22, 2019


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

December 22, 2019


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


“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


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 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 and Grandpa

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

November 16, 2019


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 14, 2019


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


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

November 12, 2019


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

October 31, 2019


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


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

October 23, 2019


Cuteness overload alert! Toby, left, (was Falcor) 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


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

October 21, 2019


Charlie gives his new home four paws up! ❤️🐾

October 21, 2019


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

October 20, 2019


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

October 16, 2019


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


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


Her new mom writes, “Thank you all for the beautiful girl we now call Ellie, (was Coco). 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

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 2, 2019

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

“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


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

September 25, 2019


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 (was Edgar) 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


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

September 2, 2019


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

September 2, 2019


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


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


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

August 21, 2019

Daisie 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


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

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, 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


Newly-adopted kitten Fifi relaxing at home.

July 9, 2019


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

July 8, 2019


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