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We love hearing how shelter cats and dogs do in their new homes. If you have a happy ending story you'd like to share about an animal that came from the Mansfield Shelter, please e-mail the story to us firstname.lastname@example.org attach a digital photo if possible.
George, who’s now called Remy, has been doing great!! He settled in here pretty quickly and easily and has become quite the snuggly, bouncy, happy boy over the past couple of months. He’s still afraid of new things, but the list gets shorter all the time. When he first got here going in and out of the door to the back yard was scary, but now his recall is dynamite and when I call him he races in the house at top speed. It also didn’t take long before he’d claimed his spot on the couch and started sleeping on our bed. He and our older border collie Lyn are getting along really well, even better than we expected. He has the most amazing dog skills and it’s hilarious to watch when he tries to get her to play. At 13 she’s not really sure what to do with all that energy (LOL) but she does enjoy his company and they run around together and often lay side by side on the couch. Outside they are great playing ball/frisbee together, which usually involves Remy racing after it, putting it under his favorite bush, and Lyn bringing it back. Teamwork! All in all it's just been a delightful to watch him blossom into a super happy, playful, normal goofy pup. Best wishes, Monique
Simon Viking was a sacred 11 year old male cat with an eye condition. We wanted to offer a home to an animal that would be more difficult to adopt. Well Simon is now Teddy because he is a teddy bear. He is very talkative when he doesn't think he's getting enough attention or is hungry. He loves being with his people. He even rolls over for belly rubs and likes his feet massaged! He takes his eye drops easily. I wish others would take a chance on cats like these! I never would have guessed we were getting a cat that begs you for belly rubs!
Chuckles seems to be doing very well so far, and he has quickly grown comfortable in the new environment. His favorite spot is on the edge of Richard's bed where he can look out the window. While Milo was at first somewhat apprehensive when meeting Chuckles, they are getting along swimmingly now and spend a ton of time in close proximity. Hope all is well! Jared and Richard
My friend Donna Elliott adopted Fancy a few weeks ago. She asked me to forward some pictures of her in her new home. She is a wonderful cat and the perfect companion for Donna.
I hope you and the others at the shelter are doing okay and staying healthy during these uncertain times. I just wanted to drop a note to share some family pics and update on Skittles. He has adjusted so beautifully and easy to our home— and is definitely fitting in very well. We absolutely love this kitty and feel so grateful we found him. He is extremely social and loves to be around us, cuddle, and he even “talks.” Our other animals have welcomed him and everyone is getting along so well. It’s been wonderful. All the best Kristen
She is doing great! She is such a baby with us and she loves cuddling.
Karen and I cannot imagine having adopted a more loving and socially groomed cat as Frankie. Given our recent loss of Coby, Frankie is truly a God-send.
Thank you for everything!!
Curt and Karen
Samara aka Skye
Just wanted to update all the wonderful kind staff at the shelter on what a blessing Skyler Grey. “Skye” has been to us. From the ease of her relaxed demeanor on the freedom ride home, her wonderfully goofy zest for life, the crazy fast ability she has to learn obedience commands (her love for those lil training treats doesn’t hurt.) to the way she puts herself to bed (in her crate bed) at 7:30 sharp every night ..never seen anything like it.... lol. she has been nothing but pure love and joy! Thank YOU ALL for always being so welcoming and helpful with our endless questions and somewhat obsessive lengthy visiting/stalking of her. lol Each and every one of the staff/volunteers really were so incredible and instrumental in helping us get to know her. Thank you for all the time and energy you give. We are most grateful!❤️ Denise Colello
Tubie aka Kitsune
I just wanted to update you: Kitsune is still a very shy boy (he hangs out under the couch most of the day), but he’s starting to open up and show off his strange self most nights and some morning. He’s a total love bug, until he gets freaked out by a sudden noise or movement! He’s definitely starting to feel at home. I hope in a few months he’ll be mostly out of the couch (fingers crossed).
Esme (left) is doing great and these two play and play, she is doing well and they will be best friends in no time. Thank you!!
Coco enjoys after dinner relaxation on the couch.
After more than a year at the shelter, Schmookie (left) found her forever home. She looks content sitting with her new mom and feline housemate.
Minnie, now going by the name Sookie, is doing very well so far in her new home.
Remember Trinity (formerly Marley), with the broken leg, who I adopted last May? I thought you would appreciate a photo of her now, helping me do some work at my laptop. She's doing fantastic and I think she loves her new life. -Kathleen
Mira and Franjo aka Sasha and Chaplin
Our boys are 9 months old now!!! Sasha and Chaplin!! So cute!! Happy New Year!!!
Jan and David Parker
She's doing fabulous! She's using the carrier to sleep in and she's taken to Liam nicely. She's eating and purring up a storm. She loves her belly rubbed. She's also been exploring slowly and doesn't seem stressed at all. She is a cuddler and loves the scratcher.
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