Happy Tails

Read all about our successful adoption stories! We love to hear your Happy Tails!

We love happy endings, especially those about the wonderful pets adopted from Helping Paws. We’d love to hear about how your adopted pet has impacted your family and found their forever home! Click here to submit your own Happy Tail!

Happy Tail: Heidi

We adopted Heidi (formerly Chrissy) in 2011. When we got her home we found out that she had fear aggression toward men, including my husband. I called the shelter for guidance. They thought that I wanted to return her. I told them that when we adopted her we made a commitment to take care of her and would do everything we could. They recommended we take her to trainer Kirk Halma. Kirk evaluated her and we began her training. It was difficult at first because [...]


Happy Tail: Toffee

I adopted Toffee from the Helping Paws Animal Shelter in February 2012 when she was six years old. For several years I wanted to have a pet cat, but kept putting it off for no real reason in particular. When I finally visited this shelter where my mom has been volunteering, I knew right away this was the cat for me. Toffee was the only one that woke up from a cat nap while I was petting her, and promptly began purring. She is very [...]


Happy Tail: Winston & Wally

I went to Helping Paws looking for an older, easy going companion for my 14 year old and blind Pitbull Rose. Just a few months before that I lost my other dog Albert to an illness. Rose and Albert were together for many years and I new I would need a dog who would respect Rose's age and disabilities and I found him. Winston was almost 10 yrs old when I adopted him from Helping Paws and came to Helping Paws from another shelter where [...]