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!

Happy Beginnings Submissions

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Rudy 7 15aD

Rudy 7 15bD

Courtney wrote,  When we first came to adopt Rudy, he was a very sad puppy. He HATED the leash, he wouldn't go outside. He would hold back on his leash and stay by the door. He wasn't hyper or playful at all like most puppies are. We then found out that he had already been adopted at CAPS recently and then brought back. People usually like adopting the puppies that are playful and hyper but I wanted to adopt Rudy because it looked like he needed a little bit of love. He was a very smart dog we came to find out when we took him home! In the beginning he was afraid of doors, cars, other dogs, water, and even the stairs. But he overcame all of these obstacles. We even noticed that he acted strange around men as if they scared him, because he would stand behind the women in the house. He became more and more comfortable and now he loves people and dogs as well. We take him to dog parks sometimes and he just loves running and playing around with the other dogs and other people, and even jumping around the water which he was previously afraid to do! When we have unfamiliar visitors at our house he jumps on them and greets them, tail wagging, even the U.P.S guy. He's a sweet boy and we love him very much. I'm glad to say that although we believed he might have had a difficult past, he has gotten through it and has realized this is his forever home. Now every time we leave the house, he knows that we will always return. 

Bella 6 15aD

Bella 6 15bD

Sam wrote, he is doing great, we all love her and has become an important part of our family. 

Oreo 6 15aD

Oreo 6 15bD

Brenda and Garth wrote,   OREO picked us on May 16th. One of our dogs had passed away after a long illness, and we were looking for a companion for our other one. Although smaller than we had in mind, we couldn't resist her loving eyes and the attention she awarded us. Being the same size as her new friend, they get along famously, romping and playing. Her love and attentiveness toward us melts our hearts everyday.

Darcy6 15D

Trudi wrote, decided that I needed a furry companion. Saw Darcy's profile and couldn't wait to meet him. I still remember how he jumped into my arms. It's been three months since I got him, and I couldn't be happier. He loves to go jogging and biking with me. Always get smiles when others see him buckled in his basket on our rides. He also just loves to cuddle. He's such a cute lovable little guy, and I'm so glad he's mine.


Piper 6 15D

Bailey wrote, Piper is adjusting very well to her new home and family. She loves to spend her afternoons with her many toys (her favorite is Linda the Lion) and looking out the living room window at all of the neighborhood activity. She loves to chase squirrels, go on walks and runs with her Mama in the evenings, and play fetch with her Dad. She loves to be around people and is very affectionate. Piper is extremely energetic, playful and loves all eyes to be on her. She doesn't bark very often and although she likes to chew and be active, she is very well mannered. We love her so much and are so glad we found her.


Abbey 6 15aD

Abbey 6 15bD

Sean wrote,  Abbey is doing great! She fit into the family immediately. She is very well adjusted in only two weeks. We have our little routine and she has it down to a T. She's a very happy girl and I am so happy I adopted her. She even gets along with my cat Teak whom I rescued from CAP back when you all were in your old building. Abbey and Teak are definitely partners in crime! There's never a dull moment. 

Lilly 6 20 15 aD

Lilly 6 20 15 bD

Lily Sent by Sam.

Butter 6 15aC

Butter 6 15bC

Angie wrote, We brought Butter home on Sunday, May 31st and he has been an absolute dream! He is the calmest, sweetest most loving boy ever! He gets along great with our dog as well. He follows me everywhere, he is an amazing sweetheart and we are lucky to have him! He loves to lounge on the couch with me and watch TV which is perfect. 

Malcomb 6 15 C

Ken wrote,  Malcolm is doing well, has struggled to get over the upper respiratory infection he had when we brought him home but appears to get better each day. Getting along well with our other cat - they will never be close friends but tollerate each other OK.


Jackson Jesie 6 15Ds

Miriam wrote,   We adopted Jackson a year after we brought Jessie home, also from CAP. We wanted Jessie to have a dog friend and also because our kids kept fighting over her now they both have a dog to call their own friend.   (Jessie is the blonde one and Jackson the black one).