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!

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...

Bambi Is All Grown Up

        Adopted from NCAL 12 years ago, Bambi has had a wonderful life by her human sister's side. There really is nothing like growing up with a dog sibling!   "When we adopted Bambi Read more...

Mr. FOMO on Four Legs

        Blue's Happy Tail shows us that bringing home a new pet, especially one that is behaviorally difficult, takes a lot of work. But with time, patience and effort, even the most challenging Read more...

Wallflower Turns Into A Butterfly

        Martha was found during the winter under a good samaritan's porch who brought her to NCAL. When she arrived, she was incredibly fearful of people and the shelter environment. She spent weeks Read more...

Bella Wins “Best.Dog.Ever!” Title from Mom

        When Bella arrived at NCAL, all our staff were immediately charmed by her happy-go-lucky personality. She couldn't help but be taken over by full-body and bobtail wiggles when anyone was near. No Read more...

Abandoned in Puerto Rico, Loved in Vermont!

          Manny's happy tail is an example of what happens when compassion has no borders and people collaborate to help animals in need. He was rescued by The Sato Project from a Read more...

Gentle Giant Loves to Hang Out

        Dota is a strikingly handsome gentle giant who arrived at NCAL from the south last year. This big boy was with us for a short while, but he touched many hearts while Read more...

Previously a Stray Cat, Today a Snuggle Bug!

Chanel was originally found as a stray and was one of our first intakes this year. When she arrived, she was nervous and unsure of everyone she met. While it was hard to take her seriously Read more...

Abused Dog Who Never Stopped Wagging His Tail

Big Mac was originally found tied up without food or water behind an abandoned house, with a collar cutting into his neck that left a deep wound, scars all over his body and multiple health issues. Read more...

Double the Fun (& Trouble) with Zack and Tank

        While we celebrate every pet's journey that finds a storybook ending, we especially love those of the ones with special needs. Zack and Tank were two such cases. Both extremely under-socialized, these Read more...

The Best Things Come in Small Packages

        Adopted from NCAL in May, 2014, this tiny guy has been living the best life with his family and treating the world like his oyster. All pet owners say that their dog/cat Read more...

Monty’s Match Made in Heaven

        Here at NCAL, we believe that even human-animal matches are made in heaven. Take Diesel for instance (now called Monty), who was a relatively quiet guy at the shelter and was thus Read more...

Sable and Bolt’s 3 Year Gotcha Day

            When animals arrive at North Country Animal League, our staff take every measure possible to make sure that they are comfortable. Among other things, this means that when animals who belonged Read more...

Holidays are the Happiest at Home

           Pluto is a sweet boy who arrived at NCAL from an out-of-state rescue group last fall. As soon as he arrived, we could tell what a sweet, social and affectionate boy Read more...

George and Stella’s Happily-Ever-After!

           George and Stella arrived at NCAL two years ago. They were bonded seniors who had lived in one home their entire lives. So understandably, they had a hard time adjusting at Read more...

Nervous Pup Becomes a Superdog

        After waiting years to be in a good position to finally adopt a dog, I was so excited to visit NCAL to meet my new best friend. The wonderful staff helped me Read more...

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