03/21/13: Valentino aka Tino
"My parents adopted Valentino.
They say that you couldn't ask for a sweeter, cuter dog.
He's a sweet lamb! Here are a couple photos. He's been
groomed and is very frisky and happy in his new home. We love
Thank you for all you
03/20/13: Dottie, now Snickers, Fits in Right Away with her New Family
Dottie, now Snickers, was adopted to the Viahos family a few days ago, and she is already fitting in so well with her home! She has full reign of the family bonus room, which is her safe space to retreat to while she gets used to the rest of the home. She is cautious but very curious and has been venturing out to explore her new digs. In the meantime, her new family is spending lots of time cuddling with her and spending time in the bonus room while she gets used to everything.
"She is SO SWEET...so cuddly! She loves every member of
the family. She is doing well and is starting to
explore... She always comes when we call her....she seems
to trust us already"
12/10/12: Cocoa Kitty Warms Up and Cuddles Up in her Forever Home
Cocoa Kitty was adopted this fall after waiting for a home
for several months. You see, she was a special cat in that
she needed to find a home where should could be the only pet,
so she had to wait for the right person to fall in love with
her. Shannon saw Cocoa Kitty in the Adoption Center, and she
realized that her home would be perfect since she
doesn't have any other
animals... and she
didn't want Cocoa Kitty to keep watching
all the kittens come to the Adoption Center and be adopted
12/10/12: Bonnie Finds her New Home with an AAHS Staff Member
I have been around animals through volunteering, and now my
job, for so many years that I've learned
how to not get attached to every animal that needs a new home
(made easier by working at a no-kill shelter). But there are
those special moments when you just connect with an animal or
know that they're meant for you. Three and
a half years ago when I was working at AAHS as an Adoption
Counselor, I fell in love with a beautiful calico cat named
Jennifer that everyone would always overlook because they
thought calicos weren't nice cats or
12/06/12: Willy Finds His Forever Home as Binx!
Willy's first adopter's tried for a long time to keep him in
their family, but he was bullying the other cat in his home too
badly. They were very sad to have to return him. Here's what
Willy's new adopter had to say about Will,y who is now
is going so well with Willy, he is now named Binx. He is
getting along perfectly with the guide dog in the home, they
play tag a lot. He sleeps with Michelle every night and is a
great cuddle buddy. She took him to the vet and he got a check
up, as well as a heart worm and fecal test, both were negative.
11/10/12: Leo and Gimmel (now Rocky) Go Home Together!
You may recall our story in the last newsletter about two
special adoptable cats, Leo and Gimmel, who had been in our
care for several months and were looking for a loving new home
together. Well, guess what--a special couple realized how
special Leo and Gimmel were and took them home! It was such a
happy day for our staff who had been caring for these two guys
since March, and we've received two updates
on them since.
Leo settled in more quickly than Gimmel (now Rocky), but they
both transitioned well since they had their own room while
getting acquainted with their new house and family. Leo is very
loveable and has...read more
08/30/12: Bear, 5 Months Later
"He is getting taller every day! He has
become an excellent swimmer and spends usually 2-3 days at the
IM field pond, swimming and rough housing with as many dogs as
Here is a photo of Malkin at 2 months
old and 7 months old.
07/19/12: Blueberry Settles into her Fur-ever Home!
Blueberry is a special cat who was with AAHS for six months
before Lisa saw her at the Adoption Center. She had actually
fell in love with another cat, Lucy, who she adopted in
February, but she had considered adopting Blueberry before
choosing Lucy because she gave her a special feeling. And
Lucy has been wonderful in her new home, after overcoming a
few initial challenges. After a few months, Lisa noticed that
Blueberry was still available for adoption when she checked
our website. â€œI just felt like she had
04/03/12: All Grown Up
Booker was one of the 5 Shepherd puppies that we had in May of
2011. He is now a year old and weighs 80lbs. Can't believe how big
he has gotten. read more
03/15/12: Gracie and her new life
Luna, now Gracie loves her new family and loves taking naps with
her daddy. read more