Happy Tails2021-02-12T21:57:41-05:00

Happy Tails!

Happy Tails are stories of extra special animals that passed through our doors needing a new lease on life. The love and support of their new humans made all the difference in their lives, and these stories tell the tale!

Little Kona’s BIG Storybook Ending

  Stefanie and her family have always adopted shelter pets. When their oldest adoptee turned fifteen in August of 2020, they decided to get their sweet old pup a companion to spend the rest of Read more...

Pluto the Cuddly Watchdog

When Kate and her family first came to meet with Pluto, her youngest son laid down on the floor with him to play. Pluto was nothing but patient and sweet Read more...

The Perfect Pair

In February 2021, after grieving the loss of his beloved dog Jasper, Peter felt it was time to start looking for his next companion. Peter has always adopted his Read more...

A Tale of Two Brothers

When brothers Ross and Dwight first arrived at NCAL, they were very underweight and under-socialized kittens who needed multiple weeks of medical care and enrichment before they were Read more...

Buddy the Adventurer

Buddy was surrendered back in February of 2021 for behavioral reasons. During his time at NCAL, Buddy received behavioral support and training, learning how to follow Read more...

A Kitty Finds Her Confidence

When Avie (now Maeve – or Mae for short) first came to NCAL in late March, she was quite reserved. She found it difficult to trust people, preferring Read more...

Letter From a Happy Pupper

        Dear NCAL,   Hi! I have been having the most wonderful time in Burlington so far. My mom says I was amazing in the car right after she picked me up because Read more...

Roger Goes to College

          Roger began his journey on the other side of the country in Smith County, Texas where he was rescued from a large-scale neglect case. Roger and nearly 40 other dogs were Read more...

Seniors Find Love

          Last summer, Carla and Jim lost their beloved 15-year-old dog. While they grieved for their loss, they realized they missed the presence of a dog around the house. They spent the Read more...

Florida’s Happy Tail

          When Florida arrived at NCAL in February, she was unsure of why she suddenly found herself in the unfamiliar shelter setting. While her ears would perk up & she would accept Read more...

Tater the Couch Cuddler

Originally named Lester, this good boy was adopted in August. He has since been renamed Tater by his human mom, who was happy to share this update with us recently: “When we Read more...

Suki the Mini Panther

Originally named Licorice, this mini-panther was adopted in August. She has since been renamed Suki after a cartoon warrior princess by her human mom, and it is safe to say that she Read more...

From Shelter Life to Van Life!

        Clover and her human mom, who is an adaptive athlete, have been adventuring in their CRV housecar for the past few years. From being snuggled up in their van-bed to the hospital Read more...

Abandoned Senior Finds His Happy Tail

        While Crawford is now in his very own home where he will spend the the remainder of his days being cared for, our guess is that his life before NCAL was a Read more...

Skip’s Broken Heart is Healed!

Skip and his brother Ben sadly arrived at NCAL last month after their owner passed. This left both of them heartbroken, confused and displaced. But we noticed how they both lit Read more...

Fynn Finally Finds His Forever Home

      Fynn was adopted from us as a puppy, but returned over the summer because he was not a good fit. Having spent much of his adolescent years in and out of the shelter Read more...

Double the Trouble, Twice the Fun

Raising twins is no easy task, but it’s certainly gratifying, especially when they look this cute. Adopted in August, Zazu and Zella have been keeping their human mom busy, in the Read more...

Bobo Finds His Forever Couch

          From the moment Bobo arrived at NCAL, all our staff were smitten with this boy - he had short stubby legs but a big personality, and an unmatched fondness for humans. Read more...

FIV Fabulous and Proud

        Francie was rescued from a local cat colony along with her mom by Feline and Friends Foundation, when they were both detected with FIV while undergoing a TNR program. At NCAL, she Read more...

From Hoarding Case to a Life of Love

          Louis was among a group of 20 dogs and puppies who were rescued from a local hoarding situation in October. All now have a much brighter future. Louis has come a Read more...

Foster Failure Reigns Supreme

        Dixie has had a wonderful 17 years in what was originally meant to be a temporary foster home. Today she reigns supreme as Queen Bee in her forever castle. She also plays Read more...

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