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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Lucy has been such a joy! We adopted her due to our daughter's interest, but she is so loved by both our children, my husband and I, our parents, as well as by Buddy. I was concerned about how the two dogs would get along and how Buddy would feel sharing his space after being the only dog in our home since he was 2 months old. To my delight, it has really perked him up. He loves all of the attention from her and the companionship. It's been almost a month now and I truly feel her presence has enhanced this final stage of his life.
In a short time, Lucy has transformed our family and our home. She is certainly the highlight of 2014 for me. I am so glad we made the decision to adopt rather than shop. We saved a life and saved money, and in return we have the dog of our dreams! As my cousin says, it's hard to tell who rescued who. Our family feels complete.

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Richard wrote,  Mr. Gary Pickles has brought an amazing gift of love to our home. He spends his days playing with our 4 children and lounging in the sunlight. 

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Angelique wrote,   All of our animals have been strays where someone dumped them and they somehow found a way to our home where we have loved them unconditionally. Thor was no different this past March when he appeared on our doorstep. We took him in and worked through his dominance aggression issues, crate trained him, and he quickly became a part of our family. Tragedy struck Oct 18th while we were out of town; my son called and said something was wrong with Thor. He succumbed and we had no choice but to put him down to end his suffering. Upon arriving home we discovered a small patch of mushrooms in our backyard that looked like he dug up (he was a digger). Although he was an inside dog, he loved to go out back and cause a stir with all the other neighborly dogs and get into anything and everything. Never in a million years would we of thought our own backyard would be dangerous. His loss was just so sudden and tragic our whole family moped until we started talking about adoption. We wanted to do something to honor him, give another homeless pet a furever home. The first time I saw a picture of Marigold, it was LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. She was and is just so sweet. It has been nearly two months and she brings so much joy and laughter. She LOVES toys which reminds us so much of Thor! At the sound of a squeak, Marigold comes to attention and is on the squeaky toy.


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Carlene wrote, We got Lexi/Lil' Girl as a companion for our other little dog Pookie. Lil' Girl is so sweet and cute! We love her. She sleeps in bed with us and she follows me around the house and greets me with kisses when I get home.


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Kristi wrote,  I'm Ripley! I'm a 6-year old lab/hound mix. I used to be called "Lucky" but my new mom didn't think that name suited me. I definitely think Ripley is a better name. Makes me feel tough! I was at Rover Oaks since April. Mom said that April to November is way too long for an awesome dog like me to be away from a couch! My big sister works at Rover Oaks and had begged mom to help out by fostering a dog for the holidays. My mom reluctantly agreed since she already has some other dogs in the house. The only thing she asked was that my big sister please bring home a dog that wouldn't mind playing with Arie. Arie is my big sister's dog and she's crazy with energy and just craziness! Mom decided to bring me home to foster thinking I was big and tough enough that Arie wouldn't drive me too crazy. What mom never expected was the me and Arie would be best friends!! Arie is the coolest and loves to play with me, even if I am big. She plays tug of war and squeaky toys and everything!! So, anyway, I am so happy to have my new home with my new mom and all my new brothers and sisters (especially Arie). I'm so glad my new mom and dad let me sit on their laps and sleep on the couch. 

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Carol wrote,  Happy to report Zepher and Bella are doing GREAT.   They get along great - they're both wonderful additions to my family.


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Chelcie wrote,  In November we adopted this little guy and it has been the best experience. Capone is so well behaved and wants nothing more than to cuddle, even though he's 50lbs at 6 months old. He and our cat are acclimating very well. We couldn't be happier to have this pup in our lives.

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 Maria wrote, Molly is the little girl in the house, came to our home on August 28, 2014 after two days of intense searching. Adopt it for my husband and me was something that can not be described in words, give love, affection, care and a home for an abandoned puppy has been one of the most beautiful things we have done as a couple and which has satisfied us more.     The life changes when you have puppy has not been easy, molly is our first daughter was sick and we had to run with it in the early morning but everything we've done with love and dedication that we adore and she loves us we are all she have in life.  Thank God she is already very well pleased with your home, my husband and I we organize to take twice a week to share the park with other dogs and that is one of the activities he likes to sleep with us apart in soil.  Saturday you attend training classes Petsmart with her mom and dad in the evenings takes advantage of her tender face and manages to sleep with us and is currently preparing for their first Christmas as a family holiday. Molly is a loving, tender and spoiled dog, it's a bit fearful but has slowly been growing confidence and security holding She has changed me in every way always present in my days... since when is it not all about her.


Ghledya wrote, 9 months ago I was adopted by a wonderful family who gave me love and moments of joy. Thanks to them, I celebrating my first Halloween. Feeling Happy.


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Cathy wrote,   We adopted Sugar several months ago. She is very active and we thought she would like aving another dog in the house to play with. Last month we adopted Roadie and they are now best friends; they even share their beds with each other.