Category Archives: Adoption Success Stories

Success stories about animals adopted from the Clatsop County Animal Shelter with the help and support of Clatsop Animal Assistance.


Layla’s mom writes, “We have had Layla for a little over a year now and she is doing wonderful. She has come a long way from growing her hair back, training and ultimately meeting her best friend, my cat named Kudi. The couch is where she prefers to be but she loves playing fetch, going for car rides and running alongside us while we are on our longboards. She has experienced multiple trips and loves the sand, snow and dirt/mud. She does amazing at the vet and had her first professional teeth cleaning earlier this year. She is so sweet and loving. All our friends, family and her other dog friends love her.”

SUCCESS STORY: Sierra and Fisher

These two kittens were adopted in June and have clearly stolen the hearts of their family. Their mom tells us, “We didn’t start the typical way of wanting kittens. Our dog died and Oscar our 15 year old cat was extremely lonely. He would cry when he saw cats outside. I put on cat Youtube videos. He would run over and talk to the cats on TV.  Obviously he wanted friends.

We had a wonderful experience selecting our kittens and even were able to visit them until they were old enough to take home. It had been a long time since we had babies. A lot of joy but work also as they get into everything. Dishwasher, cabinets, washing machine etc.

I even found one taking a nap in our cast iron skillet on the stove. Before you turned anything on you needed to take a kitten inventory. That is the hard part but you do get lots of laughs.

The easy part is all the fun and love.  Exciting to see what they thought of some everyday objects. Stairs, drawers, coffee grinders. At six months they are still fascinated with the ice maker dispenser and come racing out whenever they hear it. I then place a few ice cubes in their water dish. They won’t leave until all the ice has melted.

Sierra and Fisher have been a wonderful addition to our home.  They are best friends with Uncle Oscar.”

Success Story: Agnes

Earlier this month we got a lovely update from Agnes’s mom Sara. She tells us, “It took some time and several visits before I finally found Agnes, but the staff and volunteers I met were kind, and made the process easy for me.  She settled in here in no time and now she is my little tiger; a playful, funny, smarty-pants—and so cute!  It is so, so nice to have a kitty companion again, and I’m especially glad to have her with me during these rough times.  Thank you Clatsop County Animal Shelter/Clatsop Animal Assistance!”

And thank you for adopting, Sara.


We recently received this update from Gunnar’s mom. “So almost four years ago I got a call from Crissy (a shelter volunteer) and she told me she had found the perfect dog for me. I needed to come up and meet him. So I planned a weekend drove up and met Gunnar. I was really fortunate he actually liked me and I got to bring him home that weekend. He has been a pleasure.

You would think being blind that it would make it difficult for him to maneuver, however he has managed to make it around the whole house and the yard without hitting anything a second time. He really loves to sleep with the kids; actually he likes to sleep with anybody – he’ll start out in a small ball and by the end of the night he has 3/4 of the bed. He likes full body hugs when my daughter flaps down on him his tail and just wags back and forth. When he’s not happy and he wants outside he will turkey call; we have yet to get it on video but we’re trying.

He has brought so much joy and pleasure to our lives. He talks grumbles mumbles and is one of the most stubbornest males in our lives. I have two daughters 23 and 20 he loves them both.”


Pudge has been enjoying life with Dan, Sue, Olive and Herbie since late last year. Here’s an update we just received:

“Pudge loves the current stay-in-place order.   She is very good at staying in place.  One place…for a long time…until dinner.  Then she is happy to move from her spot in the sun to her dinner bowl.  We have enjoyed spending oodles of time with our old greyhound and new to us bundle of love. Pudge continues to amaze us with her many noises.  There seems to be a new one for every occasion.  There’s one for scratching her ears, another for rubbing her belly, and yet another for enjoying a good meal.  Our greyhounds (Olive and Herbie) are quiet and graceful, yet we love the Cacophony of Pudge. She snores like chainsaw at full throttle, but chirps happily while eating a treat. She has also mastered the art of weaving between the greyhound legs during walks.  Despite her rotund physique, she stealthily finishes their dinners and beats them to every sunbeam before they know it. We love this furry package! Thanks to all of the staff and volunteers at the Clatsop County Animal Shelter! You have brought our furry soulmate home :)”