Category Archives: Success Stories


“We adopted Dexter (tan dog, previously unnamed) in July ’12 from the HS of LC.  We knew, or I should say my husband knew, right away that he was the one.  We took him home and immediately had numerous challenges getting him acclimated into our family which already consisted of two cats.  After an in-home visit with a trainer, a three week doggy bootcamp, and continuous structure and reinforcement, we have a dog who is adored by most people, who don’t judge a book by it’s cover.  Dexter was the proverbial diamond in the rough and it was rough going for a while; but he is the perfect dog for us and is greatly loved.  He’s even managed to charm one of the cats and is determined to work his magic on the other one.

We adopted Indie (b&w dog), previously Jasmine, in May ’14.  We had to pick the right dog because Dexter has some leash aggression (ok, he’s perfect for us, but still a work in progress).  Indie wiggled into his heart from the moment he saw her.  She has been perfect; playful, but not threatening.  From day one they have been pretty much inseparable.  Indie is just so sweet and lovable.  We took her in to the store when we went to pick up supplies on her adoption day and she was like a rock star;  everyone wanted to meet her and she handled it all with ease.  She’s also managed to charm our one cat in no time.  Indie wants nothing more than to snuggle, whether it’s with us or Dexter; she just wants her cuddle time.  Oh, and food!  This girl is a chow hound and is not discriminating about what she eats.

Together Dexter and Indie offer us, and each other, a great deal of enjoyment.  We couldn’t be happier!  Thank you for keeping our pups safe until they made it to their forever home.”

Andy & Elizabeth


“We have the dog that has been a long time dream for my daughter Katie. She wasn’t feeling well and neither was Macho. So Macho decided that he was going to sleep right with my daughter Katie on the couch. The next day when I took Macho back up to the humane society, they told me that he was trained due to guy in a wheelchair. He is just so great and everyone in my house has played a very special role for Macho. My boyfriend Eddie speaks Spanish and Macho listens and listens to commands in English also. In two hours he was already used to the house. I fell in love with him one second after seeing him. I wanted to give a special thanks to the person that gave Macho a chance to go to school. I just talked to Macho’s school yesterday and he is continuing to go. I am going to pay for all levels of classes for him so he never forgets what he has learned and can continue to keep learning new things. A special thanks to everyone that has taken care of Macho. And my daughter Katie says thanks for allowing Macho to be a part of our special home. And another special thanks to the person that sponsored Macho for school. And special thanks to the people at Macho’s school for filling me in on other things I didn’t know, and also for getting Macho where he is right now. Macho is very proud of him himself. Macho is always wanting to learn something new.”

Amber Schram

Davinci (formerly Booger)

“I apologize for not getting back with you sooner, but I can’t thank you enough for bringing Booger into my life!! (We call him Davinci). He is the best thing that has ever happened to me!! He is perfect and loves everyone and everything. We can’t be any happier! Thanks again! I’m trying to figure out how to send a photo.”

Sally Anderson


I just wanted to send a quick update on Miciah. We renamed him Theodore Miciah aka “Teddy Bear” for short, because he is just the sweetest, cuddly cat—like a TeddyBear. He has made himself at home nicely, and he is always getting into trouble. He likes to attack our porcelain dolls and use their shoes and hats as toys. I have been missing quite a few pairs of baby socks from the laundry, and we found his stash under the sofa of 7 pairs of baby socks! LOL. He is just the best! My daughter adores him and they play together so nicely. Miciah has brought so much happiness into our home. Thank you so much. We are so glad we found him.

Tishe Hummel


“Kai, a Siamese, found us at the shelter in November 2013. We did not hesitate when we saw him even after we found out he was 16 YEARS OLD. He fits right in with his younger brother and sister, Leo and Piper. Kai is very snuggly, especially in bed, and just try to keep him off your lap. We don’t mind his deep meows one bit – what a talker!”


“This letter is to say thank you to the family that surrendered the black lab we adopted on July 11, 2013, named Roxy. On February 27, this year, I was running late for a job and trying to get out the door, but Roxy would not allow me. She kept standing in front of me growling and blocking my path to the door. I was upset since I was running late and scolded her for misbehaving. She reluctantly left me pass, but whined as I went out the door. She ran to the window and jumped up on the sill to continue to bark at me. I found out later as I was laying on the gurney in the ambulance on my way to the hospital with a heart attack, Roxy was trying her best to warn me of the pending issue. After the placement of 2 stents and a week in the hospital, I returned home to thank her for trying to get my attention and make me understand that there was an issue with my health. I now know I will listen to her in the future because she has the extra sense. So thank you again to Roxy’s former family, she is doing well and is well loved.”