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.
“Chumley is happy and very healthy. Here he is, smiling for the camera. Thank you, Calaveras Humane Society!”
An update on Miss Sofia, adopted in 2013:
“I adopted a Calaveras Humane Society kitty eight years ago. She was very nervous at first, but she found that her new home was filled with love and became the sweetest and quietest kitty. Well, except when I come home — then she just loves to share her day with me.” ❤🐾
“Nala is a cute, cute name, but it just didn’t feel settled. On day 5 she became Lexi: ‘Defender, brave and daring.’ She responded the very first time and almost every time since. The couple of times she didn’t she was so cute. Paused just long enough to let me know she heard then looked the opposite way with everything about her stance saying ‘You can’t make me!’
“For such a little bit, she is oh so brave and daring! So much personality and energy in that little body! Curious about everything, funny, playful, cute as a button, strong-willed and a bit stubborn!” ❤️🐾
“I’ve had Blue for two weeks now and the shy, scared dog that I originally met is almost completely gone. He is extremely social and absolutely loves making friends, he’s even trying to convince the cat to like him. He’s very sweet and also a huge cuddler just like his new big brother Waylon, and he absolutely loves going on hikes…He’s already gaining weight too, and I have a DNA test on the way so that we can know all about him. Overall, he’s doing amazing and is everything I could’ve hoped for in a dog.” ❤🐾
“Just an update on Molly, we renamed her Echo. She’s doing so good here! She loves romping and rolling in the grass and loving up on the tiny human.” ❤️🐾
“I’m Nico and I was the last cattle dog mix in my litter to be adopted. I knew when they walked in, they were my forever family. They SO love me! I love them and my new home. I have toys, a cozy bed and blanky and my fav toy is an orange Dino named Fred. I love to play with my new family!
“I’m trying really hard to only chew on my toys and not my family and furniture but they still have to remind me about that a lot. I am pretty much potty trained, walk really well on a leash, and sleep great at night in my crate, which is right next to my mama.
My kitty brother is getting used to me, and lets me get closer every day…as long as I am quiet and not barking at him. I’m super happy and living my best puppy life!” #
Eight-month-old Rosebud was adopted from us in January. Her adopters recently became foster volunteers, and we sent them home with their very first litter of underage kittens last weekend.
Pictured here: Rosebud and “her” babies. Mom reports that she doesn’t have any cleaning to do after the kittens cover themselves in gruel at each meal — in addition to providing ample snuggle time, Rosebud has the wipe-down duties handled! ❤🐾
As you can see, recently adopted Boxer mix Sadie (formerly Millie) has made herself right at home! And no, she’s not even a little bit spoiled.
Nothing better than a good happy ending story! This adoption was on December 6, 2020.
“Here she is now. Her name is Cowgirl Kitty and she loves to play with her own homemade toys around the house: Q-tips, a chocolate kiss to paw at on the ground like a hockey puck. Her favorite ‘toy’ is the ball of foil my boyfriend made for her. She played soccer last night and this morning with it.” ❤🐾
“We love Marshall so much that we now can’t even imagine a life without him. He is so sweet, cute and smart. I used to be a dog lady, but now for sure I am a CAT lady as well.
Marshall loves to be around kids, follows them everywhere, meows and waits for kids next to closed bathroom door. “Thanks a lot for letting us adopt him and become an extremely happy family!” ❤🐾
It’s official! 🎉
Nick, the gentle mixed breed fella who survived being hit by a car, has been adopted by his foster family. They nursed him through recovery from leg amputation surgery and a shattered pelvis, and it became clear he was meant to be a permanent part of the family. Their previous dog, Bobbi, passed away shortly before they began fostering Nick.
“He’s the sweetest dog ever!” his mom says. We wholeheartedly agree. ❤🐾
We adopted out middle-aged Shih Tzu siblings Chewy (left) and Velcro together just last week. Their new mom and dad stopped by to show off their fabulous new haircuts Friday. So cute!
Both boys will be having complete dentals at our expense in about a week. We believe that all adopted pets deserve a fresh start with a clean mouth! ❤🐾
Heidi was a very challenging dog for us. The “tween” pup was so shy and had such an overwhelming fear of men that we weren’t sure we’d ever find the right adoptive home for her.
We were absolutely delighted when, out of nowhere, Heidi took an immediate and very intense liking to a potential adopter — a man, no less. Months later, she is thriving in her home.
“Heidi has been back and forth to Port Angeles, WA, three times thus far. Her spots are really showing now. She runs like a banshee in the yard, loves her twice daily walks up our hill/ trail, and still adores my husband as her number one favorite. We are making strides with other people, working to dissuade the kitchen counter surfing and trying for consistency with simple commands. She is quite the LOVE BUG!” ❤️🐾
“Buddy liked his Christmas with us!” ❤🐾