Adoption Stories

Whether you adopted a decade ago, or last week, or anytime in between, we’d love to hear from you! Please tell us 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 pets, so happy at home!

  • Sunny & Spritzle now Violet & Finn

    Sunny & Spritzle now Violet & Finn

    We just had to adopt the two together as they were so attached. They quickly let us know it was okay for us to live in their new forever home […]

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  • Puppy Wuppy now Benny

    Puppy Wuppy now Benny

    Benny was adopted back in 2019. He has a gorgeous brindle pattern and is the biggest baby and is so gentle. He always wants to be under the covers with […]

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  • Navea now Ellie

    Navea now Ellie

    We adopted Navea (now Ellie) in December of 2022. We wanted to add a new member to our little family and we were the first ones to meet her at […]

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  • Sandy now Jerry

    Sandy now Jerry

    We adopted Jerry about 4 days ago and she is already the most wonderful thing to come into me and my partner’s lives! She has fit right into our home […]

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  • Midnight & Stormy now Harry & Mini

    Midnight & Stormy now Harry & Mini

    These two special kitties took a long time to open up and trust us, but now they have become a real part of the family! They spend their days laying […]

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  • Bimini now Abbie

    Bimini now Abbie

    We adopted Bimini (now Abbie) in May 2022. Abbie is a “potcake” dog originally from the Bahamas where she was rescued by Bahamas Humane Society and then flown to AWS […]

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