Happy Beginnings

CAP is able to adopt out many animals to happy forever homes. Adoptive families share their joy below with pictures and stories. Help us make this possible for all our homeless animals through a donation to CAP today!

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We lost our beloved Ranger November 23,2021 who we rescued 14 years prior. We knew we would only rescue when we knew it was time. Before we went on vacation my wife saw Bubba—he reminded us of Ranger and decided if he was available when we return we would go visit him. Funny thing he is nothing like Ranger—and that is ok Cooper is family and we love him!

We adopted Sirius (formerly Sir Scruffles) three years ago when he was a wee pup. He has grown into a handsome, smart, loving and beloved member of our family. In the last three years, he has traveled all over the country with us - hiking in Acadia National Park in Maine, swimming at dog beaches in Florida, stargazing in Joshua Tree National Park in California, and many, many adventures in between. He is a great companion for our children, our other dog, and even our cats. Thank you, CAP, for bringing us together!

Izzy 2  Izzy (once Sharpie) is a senior girl, estimated to be 13 but she has so much spunk and personality that you wouldn't know it. She was taken to CAP after her owner passed away. She was there for twoIzzy 1 months before I saw her ad and knew I needed to rescue the poor girl. Older pets are harder to adopt out and I just couldn't let her continue to mourn while also being stuck in a cage. I am SO grateful to have this cutie in my life. I hope her previous owner is at peace knowing Sharpie (Izzy) is being well taken care of. I know Izzy is happy. Just look at that cute face resting on my arm!

HB blanche 1 HB blanche 1Blanche (Montana) was the best thing that happened to us in 2020. She is such a sweetie. She loves to Zoom across our one acre back yard. She also loves the three mile walks we take daily. She greets everyone with her boundless energy and loves to snuggle with her family. We are loving her being part of our family. She loves playing with our sons new puppy, Castor  

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Crystal writes, "I seen this sweet girl on the website. Went to visit her, and absolutely fell in love! She was a slight pos with heart worms, but didn't stop from trying to get her! After new testing she is neg for hw. She's an absolute beauty!"

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Callie 2 16bDDawn wrote,  We first saw Daisy on your website and fell in love. When we arrived, she was in a visiting room with another family, but I saw her look at me. When the other family left without her, we jumped at the chance to meet her. She was even more wonderful than we expected!   Calliope, or Callie as we call her, has been with us for just over a month and has made herself at home. She loves snuggling up on the sofa, playing with all her new toys, and going to the dog park. I'm not sure if it is the car ride or the park she loves more! Thank you for the honor of adopting this wonderful addition to our family. 

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Trudie wrote,   We adopted Buttons, who now has the name Echo, 2 weeks ago. He's the softest bunny you can imagine. He is also very sweet and likes to run around the house whenever he gets a chance. He eats all of his vegetables and is a happy and healthy bunny. We are so glad we were able to adopt him and give him a furever home. 

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Carlos wrote, Here is a picture of my daughter and her cat Peanut. We are really enjoying having a cat at home. we are all enjoying his company, even our dog has adapted to the cat.


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Denise wrote,  Cooper came to the shelter along with his litter of sisters. We fell in love with him right away. He's not home and adjusting well. He loves to play with his toys, knows a few commands and tricks, and is doing great on house and crate training. He and cat are getting along, although she does chase him around from time to time (she is doing it out of frustration, he just thinks she playing so it works outs). He is such a cuddle bug, too. When it's time for bed, he doesn't complain and is usually asleep before we are. 

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Bruno's doing okay, he's pretty happy. Super energetic which gets him into trouble sometimes. He's a very curious and very smart. He's got plenty of toys and bones. We're still working on his biting/nibbling problem.