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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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Sam writes,  Ellie & Allie are doing great and enjoying their new home.  There’s a lot of space for them to roam around and their big brother Rusty has finally stopped hissing at them and all three are playing and getting along just dandy

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Melanie writes, I adopted 9 week old Anderson AKA Cujo about 3 weeks ago. He is the most adorable, naughty, hyper, and yet cuddly kitten ever! He annoys his older sister Bunny (also a former CAP adoption) to no end, because he just wants to play….ALL the time. He races around the house like his tail is on fire and will get in the middle of anything mommy is trying to do. He knows mommy doesn't mind. I am always surprised at the amount of energy he has and he barely seems to sleep or probably does it while I am work. He loves his wet food and when given as a treat on occasion will gobble every little morsel of it down. He does the silliest things but is a great friend to Bunny and mommy and we both love him very much.

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My family found most of our pets from CAPS through the years, and when I decided to get a dog, I did the same.  When I found Toby at Christmastime in 2005, it was love at first sight.  When I opened his crate door, he literally leapt into my arms.  I was going through a very trying time, and Toby had been in several homes before he came to live with me in his forever home.  I needed a friend, and Toby was always there for me, faithfully loving me.  I felt like we were meant to be there for each other, and we have been inseparable ever since he came to live with me in Lubbock.  We have been to grad school, been through a move back to Katy, found a sister in my husband's dog (who may have been sent to a shelter if she had not been given to his loving home as a puppy), planned a wedding, and we now have a happy "blended beagle family".   Morgan and Toby (and Andy and Daisy).

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The Fontenot  family wrote,My husband and I adopted Romeo 05/08/10. He's been doing very well and is a huge ball of energy.  He has tons of toys to play with, but his favorite toy is the laptop, and loves to type.   He and my older cat spend their days chasing each other around the house.  Romeo has a few things he wants to add:,vbfg    hju24erdfS, hui[,m',wb n ./.+DDDD,VB ? v
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Thank you!  We love our new hero dog from CAP.  Her name is Dutchess (CAP named her so we kept the name).  We adopted her mid-November.  Her picture was on your website for a while. She is a Rhodesian Ridgeback. She is smart and brave.
Dutchess was so brave, she woke us up and alerted us to a fire and that in turn saved our 91-year old neighbor who didn't know her home was on fire.  What is so amazing to me about Dutchess is how quickly she bonded with us once we took her home because the fire only happened about seven weeks after we got her.    It was a cold January Saturday night around two in the morning.   Dutchess started to bark persistently, jumped on the bed and pawed at me until I woke up. She really worked at it because I was in a deep sleep.  Then she waited for me to follow her.   When I did,  I couldn't believe it.   My 91-year old neighbor's garage was on fire. The fire was less than twenty feet from where we were standing and rose about three stories high.thumb_dutchess-2
Thankfully, because of this dog, we got our neighbor out safely.  Even after seventeen fire trucks, her belongings and her house did not survive but she did because of Dutchess's vigilance.
How blessed we are to have an angel save us and our neighbor that night.  We will always be grateful to CAP and

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All of my pets are rescues...my two most recent family additions came from CAP. Tyson was adopted in February 2005; I had gone to the shelter to see the Pet of the Week, a six month old poodle, but many people were interested in him. Shelter staff showed me Tyson, a five year old poodle mix, looking very sad and bewildered as he curled himself into a ball in the back of his cage...Tyson came home with us. He has turned out to be a class clown, very silly, although various health issues have surfaced in the past year. But, I love him dearly.
 Merlin came to the family in November 2008. Earlier that year, I had lost my nineteen year old silver poodle to cancer and old age. I had a dream about him one night in September, and the very next day a friend from CAP called me to tell me about the most beautiful six year old silver poodle (then named Bently) that had just been brought in as a stray...high positive for heartworms. I signed on sight unseen to sponsor his heartworm treatment, and once he was healthy and available for adoption, he joined the family. He looks and acts so much like my Tiny that it is eery...and immediately chose Tiny's favorite chair as his favorite, and immediately went to the same spot on the bed that Tiny used to sleep.
Both of these furry kids have been wonderful additions to the family, and I wouldn't trade them for anything. They (along with the rest of the canine pack) are spoiled rotten and well-loved...and I am so grateful to the CAP staff and volunteers for bringing these two into my life...and for everything they do for all the animals in their care.  JoyL- RoverOaks.

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Warren family writes, adopted about 10 days ago. She is a Lionhead mix and has such a great personality! You can actually play with her and she plays back. She's a cuddler too and loves to be held and brushed out. She is getting her spay surgery this week and will be formally introduced to my dwarf rabbit in the next week or so after she heals. She is litter box trained which is an extra plus and I have recently bought her a harness so we can take walks outside. I am so excited she is part of our family now! We are still thinking of a good name to match her awesome personality.

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Jeanne writes,  Mirage was adopted apr 24th. She is a lively girl with a beautiful coat and eays and a voice akin to gravel.  SHE IS 12 AND I'M 69 SO WE ARE WELL MATCHED.,, ,,I AM  CONSIDERING ADOPTING ANOTHER CAT AS I BELIEVE SHE REALLY WOULD LIKE A COMPANION AS I WAS TOLD SHE IS USED TO HAVING ANOTHER FELINE.,, ,,SO FAR MIRAGE HAS NOT MET ANYONE SHE DOESN'T LIKE....MALE, FEMALE, YOUNG, OLD...SHE IS FRIENDIY AND OUTGOING AND EXTREMELY NOSY, BUT I LOVE IT

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I adopted 2 kitty cats last year.  I got "Indy" and "Little Bit".  I renamed them Raz-Mataz and Scooter. :) They are great, I love them. They get along well with my cocker-spaniel, Harry. We are a happy family.

Penny50dSandie wrote, We love our Penny so much!  She fit in perfectly with every family member from day one.  Our Labradors play with her all day long, and my two grand dog Pit/Labs come over to visit often, enjoying every moment with our sweet Penny.  She cuddles with us, and watches over our home as if she has lived here her entire life.  We could not ask for more, as she is well socialized.