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Happy Beginnings

Happy Beginnings

  • 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 [...]

  • Happy Beginnings: Lilly

    We loving sharing Happy Beginnings stories about happily adopted pets, and here’s a lovely one about Lilly… “I adopted Lilly, a pure-bred 18-month-old Standard Poodle, through your site in September of 2008. I had been actively searching for a poodle to rescue for a couple of years. I made a 650 mile round-trip from Lubbock, [...]

  • Happy Beginnings: Gia and Gigi

    You probably know by now that usually our Happy Beginnings stories come to us straight from the adopters who’ve given a homeless pet their new happy beginning. (If you have a happy adoption story thanks to, we’d love to hear from you! Email your story with a photo attached to But today we [...]

  • Happy Beginnings: Callie

    While most of our Happy Beginnings stories come from adopters, we do hear some amazing stories of happily adopted pets from the shelters and rescues that list their pets for adoption on too! Here’s one now, from the S.A.V.E. Rescue Coalition in Santa Fe, Texas from their Happy Beginnings grant application: “One of our [...]

  • Happy Beginnings: Sushi & Rita

    Here’s another wonderful adoption story… two actually! Both these cats were given a chance at a new happy beginning to the rest of their lives thanks to the combined efforts of an animal shelter who took them in, a rescue group who rescued them, and then two amazing compassionate families that adopted them. We heard [...]

  • Happy Beginnings: Jasper

    Usually our Happy Beginnings stories come to us straight from the adopters who’ve given a homeless pet their new happy beginning. If you have a happy adoption story and photo that you’d like to share and inspire others to adopt a pet, we’d love to hear from you. Please send an email with the photo [...]

  • Happy Beginnings: Tank

    Today’s Happy Beginnings story with it’s pool pre-jump photo will make you smile and ready for summer! Nothing warms us like a sunny day than 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 [...]

  • Tessa the Blind Dog Who Couldn’t Walk Finds Happily Ever After

    While it’s no surprise that we believe every pet deserves to be safe and cared for, sometimes we’re touched by a story that is especially inspiring and serves to reminds the world of exactly how amazing animal rescue is.  Tessa’s story does just that. You remember Tessa. She was a blind and without the ability to [...]

  • Adopt Happiness: Max

    Max says he is the happiest dog in the world. We have to agree that his life does look pretty awesome since being adopted! Watch Max’s video and see for yourself: This lucky boy was adopted by staffer Jennifer, who has given him a terrific “Happy Beginning!” What would your pets say about their own [...]

  • Happy Beginnings: Liam

    “Little baby Liam is doing just great settling into his new home!! Thank you for all that you do!” This happy email was accompanied by the adorable kitten photo you see here, sharing the happy news of another Happy Beginning of a pet found on and adopted! His adopter went on to say she [...]

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