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.

SUCCESS STORY: Ruby (Now Betty Mae)

This sweet girl was at the shelter only a short time before finding what sounds like the ideal home. Her mom says, “We changed Ruby’s name to Betty Mae❤️ She is absolutely amazing and fits perfectly with our family! Betty’s favorite things to do are play hide and seek with her favorite treats, play fetch, and snuggle. She is fantastic with our little kids. We couldn’t be happier and feel so lucky she chose us! Thank you Clatsop County Shelter for allowing us to adopt her. She is literally perfect in every way❤️❤️❤!”


Magnus the explorer here, living the good life in my new home. I have it made in the shade here. I have a big sister named Grace, she is a white pocket boxer and I love her, a little sister named Minerva, she is a Siamese and when she first came to live with me I was kind of mean to her but we are besties now, and I have visiting foster boxers and they are kind of fun too.                         I follow my people all over the house and I can be found on top of the fridge, or under the sheets or even in the bathtub. I love it here.


This sweet girl, one of the most timid dogs at the shelter, was adopted by one of our volunteers. Here’s an update from her very patient mom, who tells us Nina’s world is expanding.

“Some of us take longer than others to get comfortable with life.

We began fostering Nina in late November of 2016. We adopted her in October 2017. I am happy to report that Nina has willingly gotten in and out of the car the past few days. Ironically, it was a trip to the vet that helped this along.

A day later I tried taking her for a drive out of town for a quiet forest walk. Success! A first and something I was not sure would ever happen. Here is Nina with the red collar and on the left in the lower photo. Rocco is on the right. He is a good role model for her. (He was adopted by my parents in July 2017.) We’d had three days of fun forest walks, Nina more confident each day. Rocco is out of town today and she went alone with us. She looked around the parking lot for him and my dad before we took off, and was just as happy to be a solo dog. She seems so proud of herself. It’s heartwarming to see her tail up and wagging as she sniffs along. It’s opened up a whole new world for her. We may get to the beach yet!”


Mason was adopted a couple of years ago and we got this lovely update last month. His mom wrote, “We adopted Mason from you about a month before finding out we were pregnant with her. Safe to say they are best friends! She calls him “her fella.” He’s such a good boy. Still gets VERY excited about toys and balls but once he settles down from playing he is pretty mellow.”