From our first day in operation in 2002 our singular purpose has been to find safe, loving homes for every adoptable Barbour County companion animal that is unfortunate enough to find itself lost, abandoned, neglected or abused. 

For the most part, we are able to place our 'fur kids' in a relatively short amount of time, but others have waited patiently for as much as years until the perfect adopter comes along.

While we find great joy in each and every successful adoption, it's particularly heartwarming for us to see the 'long timers' finally placed in that very special 'forever' home.

Day by day, one by one, young and old, big and small---we send them off to 'home sweet home'.

  Happy people!  Happy pets!

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If you adopted a pet from us anytime in the past and you would like to send us a photo or two and a note, we'd love to hear from you.  Submissions can be made by clicking on the button below.
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Hi Judy,

I hope you're doing well.  Elvis (the black and white fella) has taken to my home so well, Presley and even Ringo the cat.  He is learning to ignore and leave Tuffers alone, as well.  We've graduated Basic and Level 2 training.  He is a huge snuggler and will follow you anywhere.  We're now house broken, or dare I say we are with the occasional excited/anxious dribble.  He is such a huge goof ball, you can't help to laugh at him on a regular basis.

He loves going to West Virginia and staying with Dad. I can't say that Dad can say the same LOL.   Elvis is just too much puppy for Dad. He likes to run out the door and run out on the farm. Dang!  Elvis has dad wrapped around his tail!

I hope all is well and that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. I see that the shelter is working on the cat fence and I hope that adoptions continue to rise. Keep up the good fight.

Regards,
Kara
Thank you to the Reaser family who sent us our first Christmas greeting of the season---their two girls, Bella (the Shepherd mix) and Pearl decked out in their holiday finery!  How cute!!  And Merry Christmas to you and yours, too!
Shy little Beethoven simply stole the hearts of these folks!  We’re sure he’s going to blossom from the love and attention he receives from this wonderful family.
When you’re looking for a new best friend, and a photo on Petfinder captures your heart, no distance is too great to travel to meet the puppy in person! This lovely couple drove all the way from Cleveland to spend some time with Ralphie, who was an instant hit with them.  Turns out he was just what they were looking for and it wasn’t long before all of them were headed home.
Missy wasn’t with us very long before Sharon and her hubby chose her to be their pampered little princess. Thank you both for choosing this sweet little girl to be a part of your family!
This wonderful couple adopted our Abby, a senior Black Labrador (now named Misty) awhile back.  Recently, they arrived at our shelter laden with an enormous donation of cleaning supplies and other goodies.  While visiting with us, they mentioned they’d seen Nate’s photo on our website Home page and asked to meet him.  He melted their hearts immediately, and next thing this old fella knew he was bathed, brushed and ready to go to his new home and meet his three sisters---all Black Labs. Our spirits were truly lifted by this wonderful event, and by the kindness and generosity of Kara and Josh, who have opened their hearts and home to older dogs who might have otherwise spent the rest of their days in a shelter.
Rascal, who was always full of fun and mischief when he was with us, has headed off to his new home, where we’re sure he’s going to bring tons of happiness to this lucky family!
This page was last updated: December 12, 2017
Today was Tyler‘s lucky day!  He’s going to a home where there are acres to run, and a family for him to love. The holidays are looking bright for this boy!