Happy Tails

The dogs and cats featured on this page have found loving, lifelong homes through Animal Friends Rescue Project. These love stories help us prove that every life counts and every animal deserves a loving home. Do you have an adoption story you’d like to share?

Please email a photo and paragraph about how your adopted AFRP animal has changed your life in ways both big and small. More smiles? Daily walks? Cuddles on the sofa? Our furry companions enrich our lives in countless ways. Share your story and inspire someone else to adopt a homeless pet. Send your story and photo to info@animalfriendsrescueproject.org with “Happy Tail” in the subject line.

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Clyde, a vision-impaired brown tabby kitten that came to AFRP from the Salinas Shelter, and Bonnie, a fluffy Siamese mix kitten that was rescued from the side of the road after her siblings were killed, formed a bond that provided both comfort for each other and the opportunity for fun playtime. Though not related, these two kittens shared a special connection and we knew they must be adopted together. Their wait for a forever home ended on November 30, when they went home with Susan. She recently sent us this update:

" I'm sending you an update on Bonnie and Clyde, now named Lux and Levi. They settled in very quickly and have made my home so full of fun, laughter and love! Levi is as brave and curious as ever, still occasionally bumping into things, but only when he’s caught up in playing and running.  Lux is quite the princess and so adorable, loving to snuggle when she’s in the mood. They are both very happy and healthy."



Divot, a lively 2-year-old terrier mix came into AFRP's adoption program after being overlooked at the Monterey County Shelter. He went into foster care with Pedro and Erin, and before long a bond was formed that could not be broken. They knew Divot was the perfect match for them and they could not imagine life without him. Paperwork was signed in July, 2019. Recently, they sent an update about their adventures with Divot:

"We wanted to send some photos and update you about Divot. He loves going hiking, and going with us to grab a beer or join us at work. He has also travelled to Miami, and took a trip through Oregon and Washington. We LOVE THIS LITTLE GUY and are so grateful every day to have him in the family."


Raised in foster care after being rescued as tiny abandoned stray kittens in South Monterey County, Soledad and Equinox captured the hearts of Andrew and Andrea of Palo Alto while they were visiting our Adoption Center in Pacific Grove. As you can see from this photo, the girls are still best friends! Andrea sent us this photo and update:

"Hello! We adopted these two sisters from you about three years ago. We named them Rhyme and Reason after the sisters, Princess of Sweet Rhyme and Princess of Pure Reason from the children's book, The Phantom Toll Booth. They quickly grew into two little scamps! I took this photo this afternoon while they snoozed on my desk as I worked on my computer. They've grown quite a bit, but they still think they can fit into small spaces together. Rhyme and Reason have a happy life as indoor cats; they play with our dogs and dream about playing with our parakeets. Thanks for the wonderful work you do."


Maizy, a young and active Pug/Terrier mix came into AFRP's adoption program after being overlooked at the Salinas Animal Shelter. Happily, this sweet child-friendly dog was the perfect match for the Faltersack family, and adoption paperwork was soon complete. Amber sent us this beautiful family photo and wanted to let us know how grateful she was that AFRP gave Maisy a second chance. She is now named "Olive" and has become a beloved member of their family.