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Happy Beginnings

Happy Beginnings

  • Happy Beginnings: Max Becomes a Star!

    Today, we have a very special Happy Beginnings story to share with you. It’s one filled with the glitter of the Hollywood lights and even a red carpet! The story starts off pretty sad, with little Max abandoned and alone. He was found as a stray in a field and then brought to an animal shelter [...]

  • Happy Beginnings: Jecht

    “This is Jecht (formerly known as Nemo). He’s been a part of our family for a week and a half, and already none of us could imagine life without him. We are all in better health from the walks and runs we take him on. He already tracks with us with great proficiency (although he [...]

  • Happy Beginnings: Marley

    “This is my beautiful Marley she is the love of my life. Sooooo sweet and she loves to cuddle. I got her at pets by Judy in Sanford on Thanksgiving day. Her picture and story showed up on my cell phone from your website. I fell in love in that instant. Thank you for your help [...]

  • Happy Beginnings: Elvis

    Put on “Love Me Tender” and get ready for today’s Happy Beginnings story! Nothing makes us swoon like a  story of how helped a homeless pet find a new loving home. (We’d love to hear yours too, and would be happy to consider it for a future blog post too! Send your Happy Beginnings [...]

  • Happy Beginnings: Jack & Jill

    Today we have a slightly different Happy Beginnings story, times two! Nothing gives us a double-wide smile like a story of how helped a homeless pet or two find a new loving home. (We’d love to hear yours too, and would be happy to consider it for a future blog post too! Send your [...]

  • Our First Ever Cover Pet Search

    Nothing proves to potential adopters that shelter pets are loving, warm, and soulful beings like first-hand accounts from adopters like you. And since a picture says 1,000 words, what better way to get the message across! You know your favorite photo of you with your pet – the one that just exudes happiness and with [...]

  • Happy Beginnings: Sam and Bertie

    Here’s a happy adoption story just in time for the holidays… times two! These adorable puppies were given this chance at their happy beginning to the rest of their lives thanks to the humane society who, seeing past their wild ways and recognizing their potential took them in and began their socialization, and of course [...]

  • Happy Beginnings: Jack aka Brownie

    Yay! It’s time for another Happy Beginnings story, about a homeless pet that found a new loving home, thanks to If you adopted a pet that you found thanks to, we’d love to hear from you! Send your adoption story and photos of your adopted pet to Now back to our story… [...]

  • Foster Failure really is Foster Awesome

    awe·some adjective \ˈȯ-səm\ = terrific, extraordinary, vs. fail·ure noun \ˈfāl-yər\ = lack of success. If you’ve ever volunteered as a foster home for a shelter or rescue, you may have heard the term “foster failure” when a foster home decides they’ve fallen so deeply in love with the pet they are fostering, they decide to become their adoptive [...]

  • Happy Beginnings: Gimzo

    I’ve been fostering dogs and cats for 15 years, and Gizmo is my first “foster awesome” dog! Foster awesome is a rebranding of the commonly used phrase “foster failure” – when a foster volunteer adopts the pet they are fostering. Eight months ago I wasn’t intending on adopting another dog, much less fostering one. That day [...]

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