Humane Society of the Palm Beaches

Happy Tails Adoption Stories



I have been visiting the web page looking for a dog to adopt. I saw Ozzy's picture Wednesday night and left early Thursday morning in the hopes he was still available. I left early to get there before they opened for adoptions. As soon as I met him I knew he was my dog. He is a jumper and full of kisses. I purchased a harness for the car ride and buckled him in the back seat. I had to readjust the leash since he insisted on riding in the front seat before we left the parking lot. He rides well in the car I also notice he seems to have rest stop experience. I love watching him do laps around the yard. In just the few days he is here, he has brought such joy to my life. Thank you
Date Submitted: 12/11/2017
Aurora (aka Shakira)

"Aurora (aka Shakira)"

I adopted Aurora about 6 months ago, and it was one of the best decisions I have made. She quickly became my best friend. We enjoy mornings at the puppy park about 5 days a week. It didn't take long to train Aurora in-house training and simple obedience training. She brings so much joy and laughter to my life and my boyfriend. She is consistently goofy and loving. It took a while for her to get used to cuddles and showing affection, however, it's now one of her favorite things to do. I would absolutely adopt from Peggy Adams again in the future. They are an amazing place and I'm so grateful they gave me my best friend.
Date Submitted: 12/06/2017


I got my cat named Zoey at Peggy Adams on Valentine’s day in 2016. She was so unique and loved to play. She is by far my most favorite animal I have ever had. I enjoyed her so much! I then had her for a year and had to move to a different home. The place that I could afford was a “no pets allowed policy” so I unfortunately had to give her back to Peggy Adams. I became very depressed and lonely without my precious and playful Zoey. A few weeks later, my mother gave me advice to get a doctor's note because I do suffer from panic and anxiety attacks. They intensified once she was gone. I got the doctors note and contacted Peggy Adams to then find out she was put up for adoption at a PetCo in Lake Park, FL. I visited to pick her up and bring her home. She saw me for the first time in weeks and became so happy that she started meowing so loud. I couldn’t help but cry. I finally have my Zoey home, and she is so happy! We are so close and she helps me with my anxiety. Thank you Peggy Adams!
Date Submitted: 12/05/2017
Vladimir (fka Hunter)

"Vladimir (fka Hunter)"

It's hard to think of him as only having been here for three months. It seems like longer. From the day we brought him home, Vlad has been playful, affectionate, even a little naughty - and an important member of our family who we love, unconditionally. He's in the window sill of my den, soaking up the sun as I write this. He's grown like a weed. He was 6 pounds when we left the shelter. Now he's almost 10. He woofs down a bowl in seconds, as if other kitties are going to steal it. Vladimir is also the first kitty we've ever had that plays fetch. I throw the mouse across the room, he zooms after it, picks it up, brings it back, and drops it in my lap. I've never seen anything like it. And when he's done, he'll dunk his mouse in the water bowl so he can rest while we dry it off. I fully believe he picked me. From the first time I sat down in the first kitty room, he was the one who climbed up and sat on my neck. Since then, he's never left our side. It was meant to be. We love him. He's ours. Thank you.
Date Submitted: 12/03/2017


My boyfriend Jesse and I had made plans to adopt a pet on his birthday September 9 at the Countdown to Zero Adoption event. Hurricane Irma changed our plans, as we were put under curfew and the event was canceled. Post Irma, we waited anxiously for power for 6 days and I kept saying "As soon as we get our power I'm getting my Hurricane dog!" The day our power came back we rushed to Peggy Adams! We circled the adoptable dogs and passed by a quiet little pitbull puppy. I walked past her, thought she was cute, but we didn't want the stigma of owning a pit. My boyfriend suggested we look at her one more time, and the blue pit puppy quietly galloped to the fence and looked up with her hazel eyes. Her name was appropriately Hazel, and a volunteer came to take her for her morning walk. We watched as she politely walked with the volunteer, not pulling, and when she returned greeted us with a happy tail. I sat on the floor to get to her level and she jumped into my lap. Hazel the pit has been the most loving, well behaved dog. She is currently in puppy school working toward her Canine Good Citizens Certification. She loves to play fetch with her mom, and take 3 mile strolls with her dad.
Date Submitted: 12/01/2017
Bella aka Millie

"Bella aka Millie"

We changed her name to Bella. She would not come to the name Mellie. Bella is a very loving dog and we spoil her. She goes everywhere with us. Bella and Lala (cat we adopted from you) get along great! Like two sisters.
Date Submitted: 11/30/2017
Chloe (was Eve)

"Chloe (was Eve)"

Almost a year ago I walked into Peggy Adams looking for a dog 2 possibly be the companion to my senior dog who had just battled cancer. She ended up picking me, and I went home that day with a 3 month old puppy with no training. My family thought I was crazy!! I can't say enough great things about my adoption experience at Peggy Adams and how grateful we are to have gotten such a smart and playful baby who has molded to the family. I appreciate that the time was taken at the shelter to make sure Chloe would get along with my current dog before adopting her. We are now thinking of adopting another dog to add to our family from Peggy Adams.
Date Submitted: 11/28/2017
Echo and Kira

"Echo and Kira"

My two cuties, Kira (8 yrs old) and Echo (9yrs old), were surrenders. They have a special bond and needed to be adopted together. It has been so hard for them to find a home. They went from one animal shelter to another. I sadly lost my chihuahua, Hope, a few weeks ago. I was looking for another chihuahua. I saw Echo and Kira on the Peggy Adams website and went to see them. I loved them the moment I saw them. Now, they are happy little dogs. Kira is such a silly dog while Echo is the easy going one. They love having a home again, and they love knowing that they will never be in an animal shelter ever again. They're going to spend they're years being loved and spoiled.
Date Submitted: 11/27/2017


Jilly is doing so well with her brothers Gio and Jackson. She couldn’t be loved more. I thank Peggy Adams for all 3 of my babies!
Date Submitted: 11/26/2017


Lily has made a perfect addition to our family; she is a great dog. We love her! Peggy Adams is a great place with a caring staff.
Date Submitted: 11/25/2017

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