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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dogHeineken, was called Angus - Lindsay writes, "I adopted my dog Heineken (then named Angus) in May of 2003. He is such a smart, sweet dog. He loves to be near me as much as possible, curled up in my lap! He is also one of the best ball fetching dachshunds I have ever seen! He now has a brother, Gus, who is a large brown lab. They look like Mutt and Jeff together. Heinken would not have been around for me to adopt if he had not been fostered while he had heartworms. Thank you for taking care of him! He is still doing great and acting half his age!

catDolly adopted on/or about December 22, 2007. Dolly is the sweetest girl ever, she warmed right up to my mom and dad and made herself right at home. For Xmas mom picked out a kitty at CAP. Dolly sleeps with my parents every night, and during the day she loves to lie in the window sill sunning. My parents are so happy with her, she really brightens their days.

catSamantha - Stephanie writes, "I (my family) adopted Samantha (was called Kathryn) on Feb. 1, 2008. I already had adopted Zoey last year and felt that he needed a companion. The first night was very interesting, but I think it was a good choice and we are all going to be really happy together. She is very active and teases Zoey and lets him know she can fend for her own."

catGracie - Her human mom Susan writes, ".... Gracie has been having a blast playing with Emma (formerly Tippy, adopted from CAP 18 months ago) and Cookie (our guinea pig). She is great friends with her human "mom" and with Kate, our 10 year old daughter, whose room looks like a cat playground with play toys and climbing trees. ...

dogDeclan the Yellow Lab

Declan came to the shelter in the summer of 2007 as a very underweight stray with heartworms. He was kindly fostered by Jenni and her husband and was adopted in November by Jenni's father Don who lives in Taos, New Mexico. Declan is now a big healthy boy and Don says he loves the snow there! They are good company for each other and do a lot of walking and hiking.