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!


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.
This page was last updated: June 11, 2019

​One year ago today I adopted Tinker, my little 7 month old tan/red chihuahua from your shelter. He has grown so much and is a little over weight (14 lbs.) due to winter, but the vet says he is doing great. We’re working on that. He loves to play rough and has to have the toughest toys to play with. Very verbal with many voices to get attention. Still in the puppy stage, still gets into things when he can and still has “accidents” in the house. BUT, he has brought more joy and laughter than you could imagine into my life. Goes to bed with me and sleeps under the cover, wakes me in the morning usually up in my face with kisses and never leaves my side. I just love the heck out of him.

 Thank you Judy for this four legged bundle of joy.
Hi animal friends of Barbour County, 

I recently adopted an amazing cat named Migo a few months ago. He may be a senior but he is one big ball of energy. He has become my best friend. He sleeps with me every night, goes on road trips with me, and joins me at work. He is an absolute love bug. He got vet checked as soon as I brought him home. He's up-to-date on all his vaccines, got his teeth cleaned, got wormed, and got him on flea/tick prevention. He is a happy, healthy cat. I cannot thank you guys enough for him. He has been an absolute joy. I attached some pictures of him. 

Thank you so much,
Melissa Guydish
Hello Judy,

Tuesday (now named Sophia) is doing wonderful. She has started trusting more people. My family has came to visit from Germany for a couple of weeks and she is now very comfortable around all of them. When they first arrived, she got very shy and started hiding in her corner again, but within a week she started to trust them too. Now she even greets them joyfully anytime they come to the door. My brother even likes to take her for a run during the day.

It seems like being able to trust more people really helped her confidence. She now stands beside Ella and barks anytime they feel like the house needs protected and does not seem to be as afraid of strangers anymore. She also started playing with Ella a lot tougher. They are having a blast together in the backyard all the time now.

Thank you very much for bringing her into our lives!

I was cleaning the back porch and this is my helper. Lol. We love Reggie (aka Oreo). He seems to be a enjoying his life. His hair is growing but not alot. He is a big food hound. Vet said I have to watch his weight. Right now he is grumbling because he wants a sloppy joe. We are training him on the invisible fence and he has a doggy neighbor he loves thanks again . Let the other girls know he is doing well.

The third photo shows Dad and Reggie enjoying one of their favorite pass times!
Fonzie didn't have to wait long at all for his forever family!  Do you think it had anything to do with what a little cutie he is?  We see lots of good times and laughter ahead for everyone!
These folks were thrilled to find our boy Weasel to be just the companion they were looking for.  We've got to say, though, we're sure going to miss this little fella.  He'd really captured our hearts!  We wish all of them many, many happy, love-filled years together!
Our little Beauty not only got two wonderful parents, she got a big sister to help her learn about life at home!  Lucky girl!!
Hello Judy. I wanted you to know that ‘Gertie’ (your Beauty) is absolutely perfect!! She loves our fenced yard, hasn’t had any accidents in the house and absolutely adores our daughters. I can tell she’s intelligent and will be easy to train. She already knows to stop on the Soggy Dog mat when she walks in from the yard so we can wipe her paws. And yes she is ALL PUPPY right now!! Thank you for this sweet little girl! And I am happy to provide you with these photos from the 550 (!) I’ve taken of little Gertie since she arrived!

Beth & Jim Christie

Hello Carol,

Diesel (previously named Weasel) has acclimated very well with my dogs and is having a great time playing with them and his toys. He enjoys running and playing in my fenced in yard and at the park. He sleeps soundly in bed and is an all around great dog. He also enjoys playing with my mom's dogs when she visits and brings him delicious treats!

Diesel is a great addition to the family and we are lucky to have him!

Hi Judy,

I am 5 years old now. Mom put on my pretty dress and took pictures. She says I am very pretty.
We hope all is going well for you and also the shelter.
Thank you for all that you do.

Schnel and Family 
Macy certainly looks very happy AND comfortable as she rides off to her new forever home.  From what we can see, this is going to be one lucky, cherished little girl.
Trixie, a senior Beagle, was just thrilled to find out she was going home with these folks.  Her "golden years" are sure to be filled with lots of LOVE!
Hi Judy,

Macy is enjoying evening walks to a farm at the dead end of our road and playing in her yard! She seems to be completely adjusted and knows she is safe and loved.


How are you doing? 

Aiko had her first birthday today and I thought of sending you a message. She is doing well and we love her so much. She is pretty rambunctious but not a bad dog. She might calm down as she gets older. She loves water and she jumps in the pond or any water available pretty much every day. I will send a picture of that. 


I thought you might enjoy an update on one of your former residents. She is now known as Holly. She’s had knee surgery with us and is on seizure medications but she is the biggest baby. We just love her to death. She gets spoiled lots, gets cuddles lots and makes herself right at home as you can see from the photo! 

Thanks for our little fuzz ball. 

Oreo, now known as Reggie, is doing great! We know why he was surrendered. Big....time chewer, nothing is safe. He is a very happy dog. Loves sleeping on sofa with my husband. Gets along with the cat. Loves the neighborhood dogs. We went on trip, he is a perfect car rider. In that one photo, he was barking at the frog. Big bad dog. Hair is still growing. Who knows how it will finish. He is getting fat. He’s a chow hound. We will have to watch his weight. 

We thank you for doing all you do. Tell the other girls at shelter. 

Sophia is doing great. We've spent all of May finally building the fence around the backyard so that the dogs can run loose there. They love to sit by the trees and watch the squirrels. They even tried to help out with the digging :)

She is as cuddly and sweet as always. It is wonderful to see her run around and have fun. Her tail never stops wagging and we are so proud of her becoming so confident. Anytime we come home or someone says "outside" she starts jumping and howling out of joy.

Thank you so much for this wonderful dog! She is amazing!