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!

  • Troy now Loon

    Troy now Loon

    Formally known as Troy (now Loon) had his first hike today thanks to you guys! Thanks for the amazing pupper!

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  • Angel & Zeus

    Angel & Zeus

    I went to AWS in search of a bird or two and fell in love with these parakeets! They are such a wonderful addition to our family. Thank you guys […]

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  • Jezebelle now Zora

    Jezebelle now Zora

    Back in 2017, I was at the shelter when I saw Zora. I went into her pen and she fell asleep in my lap almost immediately. From the start she […]

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  • Misty


    Misty was our second cat of the bunch, and this poor baby was surrendered. We met her in April of 2020 and were told she wasn’t cuddly or loving. We […]

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  • Tuuka


    I adopted Tuuka from the AWS in 2015. When I saw his face I just knew I had to meet him! I went down to the shelter and it was […]

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  • 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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