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.

Shelly Adopted!

Shelly   Amanda, who also took this picture, tells us, “Shelley is quite the character and is very much a herding dog! She is goofy, yet extremely focused, intelligent, sweet and loyal. Like most herding types, she is high energy and wants a JOB so badly! Whatever she is doing, she is doing it as if her and your life depend on it! A bored … Continue reading Shelly Adopted! »

Gertie Adopted!

Gertie   Our dear friend Gertie went home. We all fell in love with this senior girl the minute we saw her. Gertie came in as a stray, so we don’t know her age, but we think she’s around twelve.  In spite of having bad back knees and spinal issues, she is the friendliest, sweetest girl imaginable. Gertie will need to be on pain meds … Continue reading Gertie Adopted! »


Lucy was a very active German Shepherd teenager at the shelter. As you can see below, she has found the perfect home with a family committed to working with her on her behavior.   Her mom tells us, “Within a week of being home, she was a completely different dog. With socialization, daily exercise, and consistent expectations she is turning into an amazing, loving, well-mannered dog, … Continue reading SUCCESS STORY: LUCY (NOW LUCIA) »


Crystal spent many months at the shelter, waiting for that perfect family. She was adopted early in January and, as you can see, she’s struck gold. Her mom tells us, “After visiting Crystal at the shelter a few times, and thinking about her for the next week, I knew she needed to come home with us. Since we adopted her she has made our house … Continue reading SUCCESS STORY: CRYSTAL »


Gunner was a much-loved boy at the shelter. This four year old pit bull came in with glaucoma in both eyes and for months patiently accepted twice daily eye drops until it was decided he would be better off with both eyes removed. As you can see below, he has struck gold now and is doing beautifully. His mom tells us, “Gunner has brought so … Continue reading Gunner »

Second chance for Chance

Chance was at the shelter for a longer while. He was kind of a shy guy. Even though it wasn’t so, a person might get the idea that Chance was aloof and asocial. This can be a serious disadvantage when you are one of 16 dogs vying for attention. Chance was loved by the people who worked with him and got to know him but … Continue reading Second chance for Chance »

John Boy Success Story

John Boy, one of the seven puppies named after members of the Walton Family, is now known as Dax. He’s a very happy, healthy little pup! doing wonderfully in his new Seattle forever home!

Jasmine Success Story

Jasmine the Black Lab Shelter Dog

Jasmine Settles Quickly Settle In by Rodney Merrill We become fond of our lodgers pretty darn quick and wonder about them after they leave.  No wonder, then, that we love hearing about them and seeing them in their new digs. Julie and Clyde wrote to us to tell us that things are not only working out well for Jasmine but working out remarkably well and … Continue reading Jasmine Success Story »