Happy Tails2023-02-28T13:37:16-05:00

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!

Arnold’s Fresh Start

Arnold is an irresistibly handsome boy with a loving personality and in his time with us became a favorite among staff and volunteers. This sweet ginger boy Read more...

Baloo & Lisa: The Perfect Pair

Baloo, gentle and fun-loving like the Jungle Book character, was adopted last September! After reading about Baloo on NCAL’s website–funny, friendly, and never misses a meal!–Lisa had a feeling the feline was the one for her Read more...

Tiny But Mighty

Adopting a pet can be an extraordinary adventure. Tiny and Sarah’s special bond has led them to be best of buds, sharing a bed every night, becoming inseparable. Read more...

Hector’s Heroes

Hector is an incredibly sweet feline who was found as a stray and brought into NCAL in rough condition. Extremely malnourished and covered in fleas, ticks, and maggots, Hector required immediate medical Read more...

Nora’s Happily Ever After!

From the moment she saw Nora Jane, Michelle felt an immediate connection and knew they were meant to be together. The road was a long one; after she lost her cat of 10 Read more...

Pluto’s New Lease on Life

Tiny but mighty, Pluto is a confident dog thriving in his forever home today. Like thousands of others, Pluto’s is a story of transformation - it Read more...

Volunteer Meets His Next Best Friend

Bruce and Leslie Gaulf have been connected to NCAL since the very start of our organization. The couple adopted their first NCAL dog  in 1995, and have given three more NCAL dogs forever homes since then. Read more...

From Stray to Shop Cat

The Garcia Family knows that shelter pets make the best pets! They have now adopted both a dog and a cat from NCAL! Their dog, Red, was adopted 5 years ago and this month they Read more...

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. (www.sliderrevolution.com) My mom says I was amazing in the car right after she picked me up 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...

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...

Isn't it time to find your next best friend?

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