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Ray a Chihuahua Dog Happy Ending Adoption Story

You know adopting a pet is a great way to add to your pet family!   Scituate Animal Shelter shared that a  7 year old  chihuahua  was recently adopted after having been at the shelter for a few months.

Here is the originally request

I’m Ray and I’m a 7-year-old adorable chihuahua who loves other dogs and people! I’m a Ray a Chihuahua Dog Happy Ending Adoption Story Scituate Animal Story pretty sweet and cuddly guy. I seem to be mostly house-trained and love my walks. I would love a home with someone who is home a lot but I would not do well in a home with small children because I tend to protect my toys if you try to take them away from me

The shelter recently shared that Ray was adopted

Ray’s adoption was finalized this week! He is a very happy camper in his new home in Hull with his mom & dad as their one & only!

Scituate Animal Shelter

A bequest from Eleanor Haughey, a Scituate resident and quiet supporter of the Friends of the Scituate Shelter, Inc. made the dream of the Scituate Animal Shelter a reality! Through her legacy, funds were made available for the 1992 construction of a no-kill shelter, first located on a town parcel on the Driftway and lovingly named the Eleanor R. Haughey Animal Shelter.

As the Shelter grew, it became necessary to expand from our humble beginnings on the Driftway. Through the compassion, generosity, hard work and drive of all of our wonderful supporters and volunteers, we were able to relocate to our current address at 780 Chief Justice Cushing Highway (Rt. 3A) in Scituate, Massachusetts.

If you are looking to adopt

We provide exceptional guidance in helping you to select the right pet for you and your family. Our Shelter Director knows each animal “personally” and will get to know you too! This way, we create the best fit for both the new owner and the animal. Our ultimate goal is to match the right animal with the right “forever family”.

Our animals have been thoroughly screened. Every animal goes home with all medical records received during his/her time at the shelter, and many come with previous veterinary records which are forwarded to the new owner. All cats and kittens over 6 months of age are spayed or neutered, vaccinated against rabies and distemper, and screened for FIV and FELV, in addition, all felines are de-wormed and de-flea’d. Dogs and puppies over 6 months of age are spayed or neutered, vaccinated against rabies and distemper, and are screened for heartworm. In addition, our dogs’ behavior and temperament is professionally evaluated by our trainer. Every dog has a “report card” which highlights the animal’s personality and some considerations for a new owner. To help you find the best fit, we advise you on categories like energy level, leash manners, how they react to children, cats and other dogs. Each animal that is adopted from our shelter goes home with a free bag of Science Diet pet food.

Check out all the pets available foradoption at Scituate Animal Shelter 

Dakota Shih Tzu Mix Dog Pet Adoption Success

Forever Fido Rescue in Los Angles California recently shared the story of Dakota.  Dakota is a beautiful little Shih Tzu Mix we rescued from the euthanasia list at a high kill shelter. This is a video showing her incredible before and after!

Dakota was finally adopted by her foster mom but shared some pictures and updates along the way


Just look at our little teddy bear face, Dakota relaxing with her ball! We are so happy to see  13717460_1284442588262540_958922323686202802_othis sweet girl coming out of her shell. She is following her foster mama around the house and so happy to be getting love and attention for what we imagine is the first time in her life.  She’s just too cute for words and very easygoing. She loves everyone and is good with kids, cats and dogs.


13913777_1292113274162138_8442541312757836862_oCould this munchkin be any cuter??? Dakota is just looking happier and more beautiful by the day. This smile is now a constant and it makes us smile everyday knowing she went from being a raggedy mop that could barely stand to this muffin face that is full of life now! What a difference some time, love and patience can make. Dakota is still up for adoption, which we are truly baffled by. She is the sweetest little babe, gets along great with kids and other dogs and just wants to give all the love in the world.

Dakota and all of us at FFR want to say a HUGE MEGA THANK YOU to all that have played a 14330169_1336742306365901_1573344669100764528_npart in both helping Dakota get healthy and bringing her to her FOREVER HOME! Yes, you heard right; Dakota’s foster mom has decided that she just cannot do without this little nugget in her life and is adopting her – she was home all along! What a journey this special well deserving angel has had. She truly shows us what rescue is all about and why we do this very difficult and emotional work. Dakota is a shining example of bravery, forgiveness and resilience. To know how far she has come from her days in a high kill shelter, painfully matted and covered in her own feces to now being quite the little Instagram model and living the GOOD life with her new pack

Look at local shelters for their pets if you are considetring adoption, we also add pet adoption events to our the dog calendar.

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Shelter Cuddle Buddies Dogs are Adopted Together

Dubbed the “resident odd couple” at Animal Rescue League of Iowa, tiny CC and big and fluffy Chewbacca are often seen cuddling in their kennel together.  Their former owner had a baby with allergies and the pair were brought to the shelter after caring for the dogs.  Shelter Cuddle Buddies Dogs are Adopted Together

Here was the first write up

AWESOME DOGS ALERT: Meet our resident odd couple! Chewbacca and little CC are pretty much always cuddling when we walk by their kennel – and that usually means CC is somehow draped over Chewy. These 2 love going on walks and car rides and being involved in whatever you’re doing. They’ve lived with cats and dogs and would be a wonderful fit for a relaxed home. Their bond is undeniable, so they must be adopted together. What a perfect pair to share your life with! Meet them today at ARL Main!

“Pretty much every time we walk by their kennel, CC is either sitting on Chewy or draped over him or curled up against him,” Animal Rescue League of Iowa spokespersonJ “Chewy, for his part, doesn’t mind at all. They both like being close to each other.”

Volunteers with the shelter had nothing but positive things to say about the two.

We had them for about 6 hours, and they were friendly, gentle, and well behaved the whole time, even though we went a bunch of places, then let them roam around our house. They did like taking long walks, but they just walked, no running or pulling, and a big yard could probably take care of that (and they might have just been excited to be out somewhere new, too).
I think they’d be great. They were really good dogs.

CC and Chewy were adopted together   The pair are now going to a home where they’ll have more animal friends. Their new parents also have two other dogs and three pigs.

Look at local shelters for their pets if you are considetring adoption, we also add pet adoption events to our the dog calendar.

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Dougan pit bull mix pet adoption success

Dougan  a pit bull mix  is a rescued adoption success story out of Toledo Ohio area.   He came to the Toledo Area Humane Society  in December 2015  through  their  cruelty department.  He was living on a chain in a backyard with no food, shelter or water and was very shy when he came in the shelter.  Dougan pit bull mix pet adoption success

His forever family recently shared an update

I brought Dougan home and it’s been a pretty rough month. We came out on the other side in great shape though. He’s still not thrilled with my daughter, but will lay in the same room finally. He still feels more comfortable in his crate than roaming the house, and doesn’t want to go for walks. He will, however, prance around the yard like a tail-wagging rabbit at 2 in the morning! He’s finally eating 2 meals a day, I’m still trying to push it to 3, but he doesn’t seem interested. One way or another, I’m gonna get rid of those pokey ribs!! He finally started coming out of the crate on his own when I let him out in the morning, and still jumps through his skin at every bump or knock (I’m tremendously clumsy), but he recovers a lot faster! I’m so happy to have met him and every day gets a little better. Thank you for bringing us together!”

Look at local shelters for their pets if you are considetring adoption, we also add pet adoption events to our the dog calendar.

See below for more pet adoption success stories





Living Room Created for Shelter Dogs to Help Destress

Shelter life can be stressful   for dogs, especially if they are stuck in their kennels all day long.

Although they’re safe, taken care of by kind staff members, and awaiting adoption or foster , it can be tough for dogs to be locked up with no comforts of home in sight.

Living Room Created for Shelter Dogs to Help Destress

Living room at the Toledo Animal Shelter

Fortunately, there are plenty of  wonderful  shelter  volunteers that go above and beyond to make sure that their dog friends are comfortable.

The Toledo Area Humane Society also took extra measures to help out their shelter dogs, creating a cool replica of a comfy living room for them to relax in.

Equipped with a recliner, rug, pillows, dresser and TV, the room helps make the dog’s life feel more normal, while giving him a chance to unwind. And one of the best parts of the room is the lamp, which allows volunteers to turn off the harsh florescent bulbs for warm, soothing lighting.

Make sure you consider adding a shelter dog when adding to your family, check out our calendar page as well check out below for some pet adoption successs stories.