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.


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 »

Zeus (formerly Teagan)

Zeus’s new family adores him. Here’s what they have to say: “Zeus is our gentle giant! Although he has only been with us for two months, everyone in our family is fiercely bonded to him. His devotion, gentleness, sweet disposition and joy in the everyday moments of life are a gift and we know how grateful and lucky we are to have found this beautiful, … Continue reading Zeus (formerly Teagan) »

Elysian aka Marley

Elysian’s adopter Susan told us “Elysian is now called Marley ☺ Marley has become one of the family, and is also making rounds and getting to know our neighbors – he has made many new friends. He is mellow, loves pets and being held which brings out his big purr, and does love to eat! After a little trepidation, he has become friends with our … Continue reading Elysian aka Marley »

Louie is having a ball

Louie was with us for almost a year, but he struck gold with his adopters.  Here is their latest report: “Hi all from Louie, and his mom and dad. Louie has been traveling this past week in Bend and Sunriver. He was welcomed everywhere he went, and treated like a king at all the pet-friendly eateries he enjoyed along the way. While dad was in … Continue reading Louie is having a ball »

Miss Mei

We recently got this lovely message from Miss Mei’s family. They are making her senior years happy ones, and it sounds both sides won here. “We adopted Miss Mei one year ago this month. At the time, she had been at the shelter for about four months. She was depressed, mangy and would never look up at us. She was 14 years old going on … Continue reading Miss Mei »