Adoption Stories

Whether you adopted a decade ago, or last week, or anytime in between, we’d love to hear from you! Please share a story about your pet’s happy home!

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Happily ever after

The staff, volunteers and fosters here at AWS know that each animal’s stay with us is just a small chapter in their life’s journey. While our time together is brief, the pets we care for leave lasting memories. We relish the chance to know how our alumni are doing in the next chapters of their lives. These stories and photos warm our hearts and our souls. Thank you for sharing your pet’s happily ever after with us.

Happy Home Stories

Check out these adopted pets who are now so happy in their new homes!

  • Shamrock now Coda

    Shamrock now Coda

    Coda is just the most amazing dog ever! He is so humorous and adventurous and I could not think of another reason that I would ever wake up early and […]

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  • Fluff now Flora

    Fluff now Flora

    Flora joined our family about two years ago and has brought immense joy, comfort, and affection to us since then! The day that I came into AWS, the member I […]

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  • Fitz

    Fitz

    I just wanted to reach out with an update on Fitz!ย He has had an AMAZING two weeks in his new home; meeting his new family and (after a very long […]

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  • Gus, Luke, Mert, & Bert

    Gus, Luke, Mert, & Bert

    The Boys are all doing great! Theyโ€™ve adjusted very well to their new home. Iโ€™m able to get them out of their cage every afternoon for several hours of free […]

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  • Tazzy now Shadow

    Tazzy now Shadow

    I got Tazzy (aka Shadow) in March of 2011, two weeks after my fatherโ€™s passing. She was the love of my life. It took many, many years of TLC to […]

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  • Sesame now Chance

    Sesame now Chance

    I adopted Sesame (now Chance) back in July 2022. He is such a snuggle bug and quite vocal. You folks do an amazing job and I always recommend friends to […]

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Help your pet stay happy and healthy by ensuring their mouth stays clean! Know the early signs and symptoms of dental disease and how you can help prevent it in your pet. The more you know, the more proactive you can be! 

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While the outside of your pet's teeth and gums are important to keep clean, a bigger problem can lie beneath. When bacteria begins to form on the teeth, a substance called plaque forms. When the plaque calcifies (or hardens), a different substance called tartar develops. Eventually, tartar eats away at the gums and causes pockets to form in your pet's mouth which fill with bacteria. This can cause a slew of problems under the gum line and, if left untreated, can enter your pet's bloodstream and effect their heart, liver, and other organs. This is why routine cleanings and dental check-ups are so important! 

Our Community Clinic is offering a special dental care package to all families who have or call to set up dental appointments for their pet in the month of February (while supplies last.) ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฎ๐˜ (๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿณ) ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿต๐Ÿฎ-๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐˜โ€™๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜.
Ahhhhh, the joyful sigh of satisfaction after a tidying session ๐Ÿ˜Š
Our toys, games, stuffies, Kongs, tennis balls and so many bowls are now well organized with everything in the right place!
#springcleaning #sparkjoy #tidying #dogtoys
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๐‘๐š๐›๐›๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐œ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ.
Although they can be somewhat timid and cautious, when a rabbit is feeling confident they tend to go exploring! Rabbits love to look down tunnels, dig under blankets, pull up rugs, and fit into smaller spaces. All in the name of curiosity! Rabbits are also crepuscular, which means they're most active at dawn and dusk. So, if you have a sleepy rabbit during the day, that just means they'll need more time to explore their home during the early morning or evening! 

Cauliflower, one of our newest residents who is ready to find his happy home, is one curious guy! He loves to rearrange his living space and he never shies away from an adventure. He will fill your home with so much love and lughter!