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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Taffy 7 23 15 GP

Garrett wrote, I'm Garrett, I'm 6 and I'm Taffy's new daddy. She loves her new home and we are so happy to have her here. She squeaks so cute when I pet her because she likes it so much. She eats celery and carrots. She's my cutie pie!


Omri 7 23 15aD

Omri 7 23 15bD

Karen wrote,  Omri was 11 weeks old when he came home with us. He was so tiny, but he is growing FAST. He has only been with us for a month and a half, but has already doubled his weight - he does love to eat!  He loves everyone, and everyone loves him! He's such a "people dog." He is very attached to the whole family - when we leave, even for a few minutes, he goes "over the top" crazy when we come back.  In the beginning, he was scared of practically everything, but is now settling in well and overcoming a lot of his fears.  He loves his new "brother" and when he's not by my side, he's beside Chad's.  Love this boy. 

Bonnie7 22 15aD

Bonnie7 22 15bD

Caileigh and Jonathan wrote, When we first walked in we didn't know what to expect, but we knew we wanted to give a dog a forever home. When we saw Bonnie we immediately knew she was the one. We love her so much. She loves to go running, play fetch, and most of all snuggle. We couldn't have had a better experience adopting our dog.

CallieFay7 18 15Da

CallieFay7 18 15Db

Kirsten wrote,  We recently lost our beloved collie mix and on a trip to CAP to donate some of her things, my husband was wooed by the face of a catahoula puppy. Callie's active personality is perfect for him and they enjoy running, swimming, and playing fetch together. She is adjusting well to her new home and adores her "big" brother, Napolean. She is a bit of a toy hoarder, and prefers ones that make noise. She is helping our broken hearts mend. 

Wriggly 7 15aD

Wriggly 7 15bD

Amy wrote, We got Wriggly in September and have had her almost a year now. She is a great part of our family. She is great with our children and very laid back. We are so happy to have found her. 

Lola 7 15a

Lola 7 15b

Greta wrote,  Lola loves her new family and has made herself at home. She likes to play but only when it's cool, she's very curious, and she's the best snuggler ever! She enjoys chewing on all of her toys and dog bones and playing with the kids. We're excited to have a bigger and better family with Lola! 

Blue 7 15Ds

Melanie wrote, Everything is going great and our new companion is a pleasurable member of our family. After being on a waiting list several visits online at the shelter over 6 months we found our boy Blue. BUT...the plan was to visit a different pup I found on the web site the night before. Checking online before driving over after breakfast to make sure he wasn't adopted last night, I noticed a new pup. Blue already left a lasting impression on me as he was 7 lbs bigger than his brothers sisters. I checked him over thoroughly and that was it...drafted up the adoption paperwork made one more peek in the window BLUE was ready to go home with me...wagging his tail and hopping up to see me. The next day I picked him up after surgery at the follow up VET appt they fell in love with him. His 3 y.o. brother was adopted as a pup as you can see from the pic they are teaching one another and 5 days in they love their forever home and us, Our family is now complete. New baby is doing great. Kennel training, poddy training, walks are a breeze...he just is so eager to please. I wanted to share our story in hopes everyone looking is patient and really knows the breed their personality type when choosing a forever I am very blessed to have both my furry sons.


CocoSK7 15C

Brenda wrote,  Coco really is a super kitty. She made herself at home just as soon as we arrived. The next day she was hard at work supervising her person. She met the dog and after setting him straight about who really is in charge, they decided to tolerate each other. She is a great fuzzy addition to the family.


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Smushy7 15bD

Katelyn wrote,  I am SO thankful to have found my new pup, Smushy. I was nervous about adopting from a shelter for the first time, but CAP was very easy to work with and I could not ask for a better dog! I was prepared for the stress of raising a puppy (the chewing, the potty training, etc.) when I got Smushy, but little did I know I was getting the sweetest, most calm, loving, and well-behaved dog I have ever met! She loves to cuddle and sleep! She has brought nothing but joy and great companionship to my life. Smushy is extremely loved and spoiled by all. 

RileyHBThe best part of a long journey is coming home to a nice, warm, comfortable dog bed. Riley the Terrier mix started his adoption journey last January when he was found wandering the streets as a stray dog. He was nervous when first arriving at CAP, but quickly came out of his shell and is a friendly and sweet boy. Riley had to detour into a foster home for four months while being treated for heartworms. Once Riley received the all-clear for adoption his adoption journey continued. After several weeks of meeting fellow travelers known as potential adopters, Riley found his ideal life companions and set off toward his new forever home.