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.

Cavalier Clyde

Ed tells us: “Okay Folks, this guy Clyde is anything but a conventional kitty. So you won’t be surprised that I spied Clyde driving a 1952 Chevy Woodie (you know, one of those old station wagons with real wood paneling on the sides) in my very neighborhood the other day. That’s right, he was sputtering down Sunset Boulevard at The Cove in Seaside. And yup, … Continue reading Cavalier Clyde »

Dewey Adopted!

Three cheers for Dewey!   Dewey was here for more than a year. Some of us were getting a little worried that no one would want Dewey. He was such such a good boy and well-loved here at the shelter. Here’s Ashley: “Dewey is a very handsome four-year-old male Pit-Bull Terrier Mix. He seems to be good with other dogs and people of all ages. Dewey … Continue reading Dewey Adopted! »

Chewie Adopted!

Chewie is an intelligent cat with distinguished markings and curious eyes. His absolute favorite thing to do is jump high in the air to chase his toys. This good boy is ready to find a home that will have plenty of toys and a warm lap to snuggle. He loves to chat and chirp, so we can only assume he would love a window to … Continue reading Chewie Adopted! »

Riley Adopted!

Riley, one of our all-time favorites, has bounced back to us because he likes to chase cats.  He loves everyone else and has lived very successfully with multiple dogs.  Riley spent Sunday at our booth at Sunday Market, where Linda tells us he was a star, happily meeting adults, kids, and other dogs, and napping in between.  This seven year old Beagle mix is affectionate and … Continue reading Riley Adopted! »

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 »