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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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!
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We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than by sharing a Happy Homes story for you! We feel honored to play a part in matching pets to their perfect people. 

"I just wanted to reach out with an update on Fitz! He has had an AMAZING two weeks in his new home meeting his new family and (after a very long and slow introduction process) playing with his brother!

Fitz is an amazing kitten! He is super sweet, playful, cuddly, and vocal! We knew the second he came home and started excitedly exploring his space that he was the right fit for our family! He and his brother Poe are now inseparable. He is growing so fast, playing so much, and we now know heโ€™s very healthy!

Thank you SO very much for matching me with this perfect boy! I came in to adopt him a couple months after the loss of my former kitty that was also given to me from your shelter 16 years ago. I truly believe he sent Fitz my way!"

Continue the love by sharing your own Happy Homes story so we can see how much you love your pet!