When They Get Home 2021

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.

June 11, 2021

Snow White

“She’s adjusting nicely!” ❤🐾

May 22, 2021

Willy

“Willy is doing great. We let him outside yesterday and his new favorite place to hang is on the front porch overlooking the property. He’s so sweet and gets along with his dog siblings very well.” ❤🐾

May 20, 2021

Blue

“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.” ❤🐾

April 16, 2021

Chappy

Recently adopted senior cat Chappy is already living the good life. ❤️🐾

May 14, 2021

Echo and her tiny human
Echo (was Molly)
Echo and her tiny human
Echo (was Molly)
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Echo

“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.” ❤️🐾

April 28, 2021

Dexter

Dexter on his way home.

“Getting adopted is exhausting!” ❤️🐾

April 24, 2021

Nico

“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!” ❤🐾#

April 21, 2021

Rosebud with foster kittens

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! ❤🐾

April 20, 2021

Levi

Levi (formerly Holstein, from the “cow-themed” litter of cattle dog mix pups we adopted out in early March) is loving life.

“I’m so happy in my new home! I love to play outside in the leaves & trees. I’m learning how to sit, lay down & come to my owners. I’m very happy!” ❤🐾

April 19, 2021

Oakley

There’s nothing more awesome than when a sassy little puppy marches into his new home and just takes over.

Oakley, from the group of cattle dog mix puppies we adopted out recently, is utterly full of himself — in the best possible way. ❤🐾

April 16, 2021

Sophia

Sophia just celebrated her second birthday. Many happy returns, Sophia!

“She’s about 10 lbs. now and still has a hitch in her getalong. Nothing about her is dainty! She loves Amazon wrapping paper. She is definitely the boss of three older kitty brothers.”

April 14, 2021

Sadie with her toy lambs
Sadie takes a nap
Sadie with her toy lambs
Sadie takes a nap
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Sadie

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.

April 11, 2021

Smokey

Happy ending update from recently adopted husky Smokey! “He’s doing great,” says his dad.

April 7, 2021

Smiley

Settling in… ❤️

March 26, 2021

Arnold

Arnold was part of a litter of Great Pyrenees mix pups we adopted out in 2019.

“Our Arnold has grown a ton since we left California. Keep up the great work you folks do.”

March 24, 2021

Cowgirl Kitty at home March 2021
Cowgirl Kitty at home March 2021
Cowgirl Kitty at home March 2021
Cowgirl Kitty at home March 2021
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Cowgirl Kitty

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.” ❤🐾

March 19, 2021

Blue

Blue (formerly Galloway) was part of the cattle dog/somethin’ litter of puppies we placed recently. He’s settling into his new Arnold home very well indeed, and has obviously learned the art of being ridiculously charming.

March 2, 2021

Lily

“This is Lily, formerly Lily Pad. We are obsessed with her. Thank you so much for bringing her into our lives!”

February 19, 2021

Marshall cat at home March 2021
Marshall cat at home March 2021
Marshall cat at home March 2021
Marshall cat at home March 2021
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Marshall

“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!” ❤🐾

February 12, 2021

Nick

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. ❤🐾

February 6, 2021

Chewy at home February 2021
Velcro at home February 2021
Chewy at home February 2021
Velcro at home February 2021
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Chewy and Velcro

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! ❤🐾

February 2, 2021

Moose

Like a weed! Moose on his adoption day, left, and one month later.

“Someone has grown just a bit during his first month with us!” ❤️🐾

Janary 31, 2021

Heidi at home February 2021
Heidi out for a walk February 2021
Heidi at home February 2021
Heidi out for a walk February 2021
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Heidi (was Piper)

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!” ❤️🐾

January 25, 2021

Otis

Otis, adopted from us as a puppy in March 2020, celebrated his first birthday last week!

“He is very smart and playful. He loves his ball and will play with it all day, every day.” ❤🐾

January 6, 2021

Buddy dog at home January 2021
Buddy Takes A Nap
Buddy dog at home January 2021
Buddy Takes A Nap
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Buddy (was Spike)

“Buddy liked his Christmas with us!” ❤🐾