We love hearing how well our adopted pets are doing in their new homes! Here are some “Happy Tails” for you to enjoy. Click any picture below to learn more about any of the success stories on our “Wall of Love”.
If you’d like to share your own “Happy Tail” of a pet you adopted from the RISPCA, please let us know. We’d love to share!
Look at that smile on Reese! She was adopted in October 2015 and she is flourishing in her forever home! Thanks to our pal Erik Kiselica for making it happen.
Hi! A year ago in April I adopted Mugsy (cat) from you. He was a 14lb very shy, very skittish 3yr old. The vet believed he is at least part Maine coon, and he certainly displays many of those traits. I knew he would take a bit of time, and tlc, but he really seemed at ease and secure. Then in August I adopted Millie- a 9wk old kitten from another shelter. Millie did all the hissing, Mugsy was very patient. He watched her like a hawk, and being a little kitty she most definitely was into everything, and when he saw she “didn’t get into trouble” HE began to chase the balls, and the toys, and even each other. She brought out his “inner kitty,” and she couldn’t ask for a better big brother–as you can see. He’s about 20lbs now..(shes 10) and very smart and loving- he’s great (sometimes she gets the bed first even though there IS more than one, they seem to prefer that one…not that he fits, but apparently that’s not an issue for him!).
Thanks to Jen we have a wonderful loving dog in Bailey,he loves to walk and cuddle and eat. He is well settled in and has the run of the house lol. Could not ask for a better dog!
We just wanted to let you know that Star is a perfect new family member. The instant she arrived home, she was happy and comfortable, as if she’d always belonged here! She really enjoys frisbee, fetch, long walks, the garden hose and of course lots of belly rubs! Also, our chickens have never ever been herded so properly before (Although, the chickens don’t appreciate the effort as much :P). We all love her very much, and appreciate you all taking such excellent care of her.
I wanted to write to let you know about Buddy (formerly Sasquatch), who I adopted from RISPCA on September 24th, 2015. He has settled into his new home with absolutely NO problems whatsoever. He’s a giant love bug who follows me around from room to room and spends as much of his time as possible in my lap. Well – other than the time we spend playing “Catch the Laser Dot” – his FAVORITE game! He made friends with my other cat, Emma almost immediately. Within only a few days of having full access to each other, they were curled up on the sofa together, touching (something she never did with any other cat!). He’s also VERY smart – it only took him a few days to learn his new name and he responds to it like he was born with it! He’s also learning to do a few tricks for treats – like “sit” and “touch my hand.” I can’t express to you what joy he’s brought to my home – thank you for giving me the wonderful opportunity to meet Buddy (Sasquatch) and for allowing me to provide a home for such a fabulous adult cat. He is such a special guy and I look forward to spending many more years with him. Betsy
You might remember Snoopy from a couple years ago. His mom Courtney says he was transferred from RISPCA and when we got him he had no hair😥. He has gained 10lbs and loving life! Thank you for rescuing him Courtney!
Hi RISPCA, Just wanted to share a happy tail with you. We adopted Sherry (now Sherry Lu) from you guys about two months ago and she is doing awesome! After a brief shy period hiding in the closet (while our other cat, Casey-Jones, adjusted to her presence in the house) she has made herself right at home. She gets along great with her new sister and loves running around the house and playing in her tree. When she’s not playing, she can always be found in someone’s lap! She is such a sweet girl and has fit right into our home.We are so happy to have her in our home and look forward to many years of her companionship. Thanks for all your help and thanks for what you guys do there! Ashley and Chris
My husband and I adopted the two most beautiful cats in the beginning of January, 2010. Pumpkin was super shy in the beginning. I pegged her as the shy loner cat. Niles was very vocal and meowed for affection all the time. I pegged him as the attention seeker. Flash forward a month and a half later: Pumpkin always sleeps in the middle of my husband and I and Niles is lying on top of my husband’s stomach! Pumpkin is NOT shy! She is very social and outgoing and is not afraid to ask for attention. Niles is very vocal still and active. However, Pumpkin is more of an attention seeker! I didn’t see that coming. We are always together. One cat is always on one of our laps. My husband built a kitty scratching post/condo to keep our outgoing cats happy. We love our cats so much and are so grateful to have them in our lives. Our cats truly are a blessing. Thank you. We love our kids! – Rosa
Tank was at the RISPCA for several months with severe mange. He was adopted by one of our volunteers and is doing great. This is tank on top of Rattlesnake Knob in the Adirondacks.
Hi, I adopted “Stevie” now named “Snowball” last fall from an adoption event held at the Petsmart in Johnston. Snowball is quite a character! He’s very playful, loving and he quickly stole my heart. He is doing very well and I am so thankful that I went into Petsmart that Sunday afternoon. He’s just the most beautiful kitten I’ve ever seen! Keep up the good work. Best Regards, Samantha Pattek
Thought I’d send you an update on Snowball, the gorgeous DLH cat we adopted in September. After a somewhat rocky start (due to a nasty upper respiratory infection), she gradually recovered and learned the household routine. She has declared herself the Alpha cat and settled in very nicely. She and our other cat spend the day in the normal cat manner: eating, napping, chasing the laser mice, napping, eating, chasing the various other interactive cat toys and sleeping. What a life!! She spends as much time as possible on any available lap, soaking up the adoration heaped upon her. We have several window seats and faux fur thermal core mats that she l-o-v-e-s to sleep on, especially in the cold weather. She particularly likes curling up in the top “bed” of the cat tree in our living room, where she can look upon her kingdom. Now that her fur has mostly grown back in, she looks even more beautiful than when we adopted her!! Last time we spoke, you suggested that I send you a few pictures of her, so you can include her story on your website. Here they are. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for all your help with her!! – Dee & Phil
Thanks to our friend Roger Marshall for giving up an update on sweet Sasha who he adopted from the RISPCA last October. Roger says she’s such a happy dog and that she’s “my little girl” Thank you for adopting Roger! #AdoptDontShop
Thanks Kimberly for sending us this update: “I love Tipsy and I couldn’t imagine having adopted any other cat… we’re really both lucky, to have found each other. Tipsy would love to be included in the “Happy Tails Success Stories” if possible, especially to encourage others to adopt shyer pets who might not be the most desirable for whatever silly reasons.” WE COULDN’T AGREE MORE! Thanks Kimberly!
I recently adopted Peaches back in June 2010, and I couldn’t be any happier. She’s been doing very well with my cockatiel, Alex, and gets along great with everyone she meets. She’s also still a crazy lil’ dancer, just like how she was on “Pick of the Litter.” Thank you so much again for giving me the chance at giving her a good home!
Thanks to Jen for giving us an update on Remy! (Now King Remy, First of His Name, Lord of the Cuddles and Ruler of the Dogs.) Adopted from the RISPCA in August 2015. He very quickly settled in and made himself the Alpha of our pack. 14 years old and going strong. Long may he reign!
Ginger is doing great! She was a little nervous on the way home but once we got into my yard she warmed up. We were able to have her sit and play fetch. She is so gentle, loves her bed and new toys and follows me around like my shadow. Very obedient, comes when she is called. She slept great and no accidents. She went for her vet visit today and the car ride was a million times better than yesterday, she felt much more comfortable. Everything went well at the vets and she was great with everyone and not bad with the other dogs, just nervous with them. We found out she has a UTI, but because she hasn’t eaten anything from us except string cheese I can’t start the antibiotic. Here are a few pics and a video below. Thank you for everything and I think she is going to be very happy here 🙂 Christina 🙂
We adopted Rocky the Saturday before Thanksgiving of 2010 and we are all very happy. I am sending some pictures of Rocky on a walk and at obedience school. He came in first place at school for not pulling on the leash but he was only fourth in running to owner on recall because all those 9 month old puppies had younger legs! He is wonderful. And he is very devoted to us. And we love him. Thanks for the good work, and Rocky thanks you! from Anne Tivin and family
Hello, wanted to let you know that buckwheat has been named Mojo by my husband. He has settled in nicely. He loves his new yard, running and sunbathing. Zeus has welcomed him and they get along just fine. Thank you!
Abbie, a 4-year old female Bullmastiff, is loving her new home in East Greenwich. We kept her name because we like it so much! She’s been awesome to have around and is certainly keeping us active these cool nights… Abbie needs her evening walks for sure! She’s settled right into a lazy lifestyle in our old farm-house and is doing fine with managing the steep staircase. She parades around the old farmstead any chance she gets and is very obedient when we take her off the leash for some serious play time in the yard. She must have been with a great family before we got her because she’s very, very well-trained and has been such a great joy to have around. Weighing in at a whopping 98 pounds, she had a full check up by our vet last week and she received a clean bill of health. Abbie has been introduced to all our family members and gets along with everyone – – especially her “cousin” Rufus, a 6-year-old Boxer rescued by Brian’s family a few years back. All of our nieces and nephews love her and she’s welcome everywhere we go. Riding in the car appears to be one of her favorite things to do. We haven’t met anyone that hasn’t loved her at first sight!! Thanks again for all the wonderful things you do for animals in need here in RI! – Liz & Brian
Carlson is doing so well in his new home living with his brother and sister and new mom who LOVES him so much. Here he is after walking at the RISPCA dog walk!
I wanted to send along a couple of photos of Jack who has quickly made himself a part of the family. We love Jack and we are so happy to have him. He is such a good boy and is really loving CT. Love, The Blade Family
We adopted Marge, a senior tortie cat, about a month ago. She is doing wonderfully and we adore her. She is the perfect cat for us. My four year old daughter had begged for a cat for many months. She was clear about wanting a calm, loving cat, and that is Marge to a T. She is so sweet and loving and patient. She has her claws, but has not ever scratched a person or a furniture in the house, nor has she bitten or hissed. My daughter loves her to pieces and there is no greater joy to me than hearing her talk about how much she loves her cat. Marge is now named Callie, but no matter what her name, she is loving with a huge purr to match. She patiently puts up with the overzealous attentions of a four year old girl, and has settled into her new home very nicely, with favorite sleeping spots on an orange cushion on a window ledge in the sun, my desk chair, or at our feet in bed. Our house feels so much warmer with her in it. We love her and are happy to have her here. Thank you for looking after her all those long months and making sure she had plenty of attention and affection. The vet said she was in wonderful health with zero issues, which is remarkable for a cat of her age, and a testament to both her former owner and the RI SPCA. ~ Marge’s new family