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!

  • Handsome now Buddy2

    Handsome now Buddy2

    We adopted Buddy2 two years ago, and he is such a joy in our home. He is 8-9 years old now. Buddy2 loves to play with his toys and loves […]

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  • Maui now Luna

    Maui now Luna

    My Luna girl was brought up from down south by Road Trip Home to AWS back in the summer of 2018. Just one day before being euthanized, Road Trip Home […]

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  • 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 partnerโ€™s lives! She has fit right into our home […]

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And the winner is... ๐—ง๐—˜๐—”๐—  #๐—”๐—ช๐—ฆ๐—–๐—”๐—ง! Our feline friends are celebrating with catnip as we speak and of course, they've received bragging rights over the dogs. Maybe next year Team #awsdog can win back the crown but for now, all hail the cats! 

We want to thank our community for their incredible support this Giving Tuesday. Yesterday's friendly competition between dog lovers and cat lovers has brought in an incredible $๐Ÿ๐Ÿ,๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ๐Ÿ– in funds to support the health and wellbeing of the pets in our care. We have been blown away by the kindness and generosity of our community of supporters this year and every year. ๐“๐ก๐š๐ง๐ค ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ!!!
Sheena was expecting another victory for the dogs today, but so far Team #awscat has remained ahead of the game this Giving Tuesday! However, the nightโ€™s not over yet! If you think canines are more cuddly than cats (just look at how cozy Sheena is!), donate to Team #awsdog now and help your favorite species win the crown! ๐Ÿ‘‘ #givingtuesday #dogsrule
Sweet Citrus wants you to know that the cats are still ahead in the Giving Tuesday competition, and that if they win he will wear his cone like a crown! ๐Ÿ‘‘ Donate now to vote for Team #awscat and help Citrus be the kitty king!
Hi folks! My name is Zeus and I'm here to tell you that currently, Team #awsdog is down by almost $1000 in this year's Giving Tuesday competition. Geesh! That doesn't make sense to me because the theme is which species is the Coziest Companion: Cats or Canines? I mean, obviously it's dogs! We love to snuggle on the couch with you, in your bed, on the floor, and even in the car. We're snuggly machines! I mean, just look me right now all cozy in my winter jacket as I go for a hike. Don't you just want to hug me?!

Anyway, what I guess I'm saying is that I would love your help getting Team #awsdog to the top so we can keep our crown for two years in a row. I'll never hear the end of it if I let those pesky felines win! Donate right now and I promise to give you a big sloppy kiss if you come to visit. GO TEAM #AWSDOG!!!