Success Stories

News ImageCricketCricket was adopted November 21, 2016 and since then has been making the most of her forever home. She is healthy, happy and doing well. She loves to cuddle, talk and is also extremely playful. She loves to play fetch when she is not cuddling on her very own pillow next to her mom before bed and meeting her mom’s friends. Cricket is one happy cat living her best life possible! Thanks Kalley for the update!

I adopted a dog from you through 2 ½ years ago. His name was Spence (Animal # A1420245). I often think how grateful I am that there are people like you looking out for little lost dogs like Spence.
He is now called Cooper and is living in Port Moody, a town just outside Vancouver, B.C. Although he was scared and shy when he first arrived, with lots of love, attention and patience he has become a happy, healthy and content dog! He enjoys his 2 walks a day, treats, scratches, and home cooked meals. My friends often remark that he won the lottery.but then did I!!
Cooper likes to spend his days snoozing on the couch by the window and in the evening, he likes to relax on his cushion by the fire. On sunny days you can find him in the yard soaking up the sun (a true California dog!).
I wanted to let you know that your dedication to these little lost dogs is appreciated. Cooper has found himself a safe and happy home. I love him more than anything and can't imagine my life without him!!
Lesley H. (Cooper's Mom) :))

News ImageSimbaWe met Simba at the OC Animal Care Shelter on February 5, 2018. He was an older and bigger dog than we were initially looking for. After spending some time with him there, we felt good about bringing him home to be a part of our family. The first week was rough because Simba needed more time than expected to get used to our small children in the home. He was fine with them at the shelter, but I don’t think he was in to sharing living space with them 24 hours a day. Now, less than a month later, he loves both the kids, our husband and our home. It’s hard to think back just a few weeks ago he wasn’t a part of our family. You would think he’s been here since he was a puppy! In the future we will come back to OC Animal Care shelter when we are ready for another dog. Thank you for all that you do for the animals that come through. We are truly blessed to have had such a great experience the first time around.

News ImageMitzyHello,
As the anniversary date we brought Mitzy (now Luna) home approaches, I wanted to finally send that email I have been intending to write for months. Thank you for reaching out to the Ark of San Juan to save this cat. She is amazing! She is chatty, mostly with an assortment of endearing purring chirrups and low, pleasant sounds. She occasionally mews. She sometimes will play fetch! She politely waits for my alarm to go off before she comes over to purr at me and get some pets; if I hit snooze, she returns to my feet until 5 minutes pass. Once she sees that I am awake for the day, she enjoys a mini massage before heading to get her morning sip at the sink. She waits for me to finish getting ready and then escorts me down to the kitchen and directs me (mewing) as to how to fill the kibble bowls properly.


BabyI love my new home and my new mom. She likes to call me Pretty Baby. I also love to play with cat toys. I found out my brother is not so tough after all; he was actually a little nervous to meet me! Imagine that. I hid for 2 days, but mom put food and water where I could sneak out and get it. I have to come out and eat or my brother eats it all. Mom says he is a pig! I hide when anyone comes in – sometimes even from mom. However, I am getting more brave every day. Mom also took me to the vet. That wasn’t my favorite, but he says I am healthy!
Thank you! Lucky Me!