Dog Success Stories

Just a few of some of our wonderful adoption stories.

  • Timmy


    We found Timmy after he had been at OAHS for 6 months. He was 1.5 years old and had already been in two different homes. He has been a treasured member of our family since then. He is now almost 18 years old and still occasionally gets the zoomies. He is our best bud and we are so thankful that he adopted us. Ed and Rita H.
  • Fiona


    Fiona is the kindest (not so gentle) happiest and smartest hippo. Her presence brings so much joy. Fiona is one of a kind and a true treasure in life. Thank you OAHS for rescuing our beautiful girl. Beau B.
  • Marlon


    We had lost our little Mayhem in June of 2022. We realized our home was too quiet without a dog. A week later Marlon was ours! He is the best dog!
  • Leo


    I definitely like my papa better, but I love mom too. So far we know I love to play tug! My favorite food is definitely cheese, my favorite time of the day is when I get zoomies and my owners let me run in the backyard. I chase my tail, but don't play fetch just keep away. Belly up, tail up, and giving off goofy grins we believe as his owners Leo is very happy here.
  • Cash


    Cash has been nothing short of amazing since I adopted him. In the 6 weeks of having him, he has had no accidents in the house, he doesn't need to be in a kennel at all and he doesn't chew anything. He enjoys car and boat rides, napping and spending time with friends and family. He makes for a great work buddy when I work from home. Jessica S.
  • Zara


    We found Zara when we were looking for a doggie to share our new home with us. As soon as we saw her pictures we both had to meet her! After we met her we couldn’t wait to get her home. Since then Zara has definitely become the perfect fit to our little family! We love her so much. From playing in the yard to taking her to the state parks and getting to see her play in water for the first time. She has brought nothing but joy. She is our little girl and all 3 of us couldn’t be happier!
  • Sammy


    After looking for a new fur baby for a while, and having to return our first attempt, we have become part of Sammy's pack. He is a wonderful boy and we are very glad to be his adoptive family. He thinks he is a lap dog! Roxanne
  • Rufus


    Rufus was very cautious of people and barked a lot. But he is a very smart boy and with some training in manners, he’s coming around nicely. So glad we found him. Sarah
  • Scooby


    This wonderful dog came into our lives at the perfect time. We lost our beloved dog of 10 years at the ripe old age of 16, just after Thanksgiving 2020. Our hearts were still fighting the loss and with the holidays coming, it was that more difficult. We adopted a cat from OAHS in 2018. We've had nothing but wonderful experiences with OAHS. So, we decided to look again for another canine baby. We pulled up the website and Scooby caught our eye. We were hoping to find a small breed, and there he was. We automatically submitted the adoption application. Within a day we heard back and scheduled a visit. We had the most amazing visit with Scooby and instantly fell in love with him. The staff were wonderful and they went out of their way to let us pick him up on Christmas Eve. He was the best Christmas present as well as gifts for him. Thank you OAHS for giving letting us adopt Scooby and filling our hearts with his love and devotion that he has given us. Kelly C.
  • Abel


    We love him! Derek E.
  • Luna


    Luna was brought to a shelter in Texas on June 3rd (which is my b-day) and came to Wisconsin July 2nd. Had the initial visit with her July 18th and picked Luna up July 24th. We’re still getting to know each others personalities but the last couple days she’s been really opening up and showing her goofiness and playful side. Thanks OAHS for the opportunity, She’s a great addition to the household. Clayton L.
  • Tiffany


    We adopted Tiffany on August 9th, 2019. She adjusted very well very quick. Tiffany has been such a joy in our lives and an amazing addition to our family. We love all of the funny sounds she makes and how excited she gets when we come home from work or school.
  • Bella


    I was given the opportunity to adopt a precious companion. She was at the shelter as Bella, and she continues to be called Bella. She has filled a void in my life that I can't explain. Her ability to make me laugh at times when I need it, is greatly appreciated. Bella enjoys walks, playing tug-a-war and fetch with her rope toy. She is well behaved and I have no issues with her. My grandchildren adore her and she them. She is at the window to watch me when I leave and at the door to greet me when I come home . My experience adopting her was quick and efficient. The staff were a pleasure to work with. Margaret Hansen
  • Jo Jo

    Jo Jo

    Here I am trying to fit in a cat bed. My new best friend, Baby, and I have our beds in the master bedroom. Pretty cool right? I am very happy living with Ann & Owen Augsburger. Thank you!
  • Das


    Das is doing super awesome! I think he's really liking his new Canadian home! He's no longer an anxious dog. Sasha has taught him how to be brave and he is more confident every day! He's very well behaved in the house and has great recall off leash. He and Sasha are getting along great and are becoming best of friends. Happy Birthday to Das today! We made sure to do some extra celebrating on our hike today. I think he knew it was a special day! Thank you so much again for taking a chance on us. He has truly brought happiness to our home. Ryan & Evan Sasha & Das
  • Gus


    Meet Gus aka Rush. He is doing very well. He’s completely potty trained and he does tricks. He sleeps in my bed with me and he is a wonderful, wonderful, little dog. Thank you again! Allie
  • Dina


    Dina (known to you as Lacey) is doing really good: great dog. Potty training is going better than I had thought it would: only a few accidents here and there. She loves to go on walks and play with her lamb chop. She also loves to play with these puppy puzzles that i bought for her. She's very silly always flipping her toys behind the couch, then she gets a confused look like where did it go. She loves fetch, doesn't always bring the toy back to me 75 percent of the time but she's getting better at it. As far as improving on adoption process I felt everything went great. You were all very helpful. Jaime Miller
  • Diesel


    I am really excited about Christmas because mommy says Santa will bring me something special. She doesn't know this...but I heard her telling somebody they thought he got me a snuffle mat. Apparently my nose gets me in trouble so this is a good toy to keep me busy. I'm not sure exactly what it is, but if there's food involved and I get to use my sniffer I know I will love it! I included some pictures of me and my family when we went to cut down our Christmas tree and me in front of my stocking...I'm such a handsome devil! I'm almost 5 months old but I know you couldn't forget my handsome face. Mom says we can stop in sometime later this month. Until then...tell everyone back at the shelter happy holidays and please let them know I'm doing great! Diesel and the Dalton Family
  • Jake


    I’m Jake and I fit my new family perfectly. Aren’t they great looking? I’m a fast learner and know sit, lay, down, shake, fetch and I’m working on stay. I LOVE balls! I could carry one around all day if there weren’t so many other toys to play with. My sister Harlie and I are pros at destuffing and desqueaking any toy. I’m a great cuddler and I take up as much room as I possibly can. I love to invade Harlie’s sleeping spot whether she likes it or not.I’m always at the door to greet my family when they come home and I’m always following them around like a little shadow because I just don’t want to miss out on anything. Mom says I add spunk to their life – something they didn’t have before. She says I’m the cutest and sweetest boy. Thank you OAHS for finding me my family. I love them so much and they love me just as much.Merry Christmas and Happy New YearJake (that’s me on the left), my sister Harlie and my fantastic “mom” & “dad” Jordan and Leah.
  • Nattie


    I was adopted in August 2016 after spending most of my first 2 years in a shelter. My life has totally changed! I have a home and family. I fit right in. They say, “Nattie, we love you, we couldn’t imagine a day without you." We go for walks and the dog park. You wouldn’t believe how much wrestling my brother Cassius and I do. I finally found love and I hope all pets do- Keep dreaming and it will come true. I’ll always remember all of you! Love & kisses, Nattie Donaldson
  • Barley


    I've enclosed picture of Barley with his sisters which was a bit more challenging to take that expected as it isn't always easy to get all three to look forward at the same time.....but I did get a few! He is quite the handsome young dude and enjoys his weekly brushing sessions...but with treats and personal attention, who wouldn't? I appreciated OAHS's adoption process and approach to try and find the best suited family for each of your pets as possible. Your staff/volunteers showed genuine care and concern for Barley and gladly answered many of my questions while we tried to determine if Barley would a good fit for us as well. Once again thank you for all your time and patience with your animals at OAHS and for choosing our family for Barley as we are very lucky to have him. Tracy Haucke
  • Sugar


    Pet Name: Sugar (formerly Mouse) We cannot thank the Oshkosh Area Humane Society enough for helping us find the perfect dog for our family. We brought Sugar (formerly known as Mouse) home about 10 weeks ago and she has brought us lots of love. She loves to go for jogs almost as much as she loves to curl up and sleep as close as she can get to one of us. Our family is so glad Sugar decided to let us adopt her. Jay, Patty, Lexi and Ella Schaefer
  • Boomer


    Boomer (Chevy) is truly the most loving dog a family could ask for. Thank you to the staff at Heritage Animal Hospital for the wonderful care they took with Boomer and another thank you to OAHS for affording us the opportunity to care for this wonderful animal. Initially, we were at OAHS to visit with another dog but knew the moment we saw Boomer in his kennel, broken and hurting, he would be coming home with us. Boomer remained at the shelter until his surgery to remove one of his front legs. His transition into our home right after surgery was just peaceful, he only wanted to snuggle and be close to these people he didn’t know. Needless to say, he is all healed now and there isn’t anything stopping him from moving. Boomer is fast! He loves to play outside, chase his tennis ball, look at the cats sitting on their cat tree all day (indoors), play with his toys inside and sleep anywhere he can keep his eye on us. We are thankful for the opportunity to foster Boomer and even more so, to have adopted this wonderful pup. Marc Lucchi and Amy Mehling
  • Smitty


    Smitty is the best boy! He doesn't make a mess in the house and only chews on his doggy treats. Likes to go on walks, (unless it's cold -he's not a fan) and does well on his leash. Super sweet! Lisa Ley
  • Dexter


    01-25-2017 We (Leann & Bill Frodermann) adopted Dexter, a five-year-old Bichon Shih Tzu mix in June 2016. From the minute he stepped in our home he was completely at home. He never whined and slept deeply the entire first night in his new little bed, and never acted stressed or unsure. I think he loved it here and I have two other older dogs that showed him the ropes. Dexter did have regular accidents in the house those first couple months but we worked with him and were very patient with him and I am happy to say he no longer has accidents in the house. He is very well potty trained and goes to the bathroom immediately when outside. As a matter of fact I wish my other two dogs were as efficient ha ha. We are so happy to have Dexter in our lives and it just goes to show how far a little love and patience can go when dealing with a rescue. I hope you enjoy the following pictures and please be sure to share them with Ann and Sandy his foster mom. Thank you, Leann.
  • Robby


    This is Robby and we adopted him 4 years ago. We celebrated Maddie's birthday and collected donations instead of gifts. This is Maddie reading to Robby.
  • Sami


    We adopted Sami. Tanya Neubauer
  • Scuppers


    Scuppers Bear Bowen came home with us on March 28th. He has met several times with trainer Jen Clarke, and done very, very well with her. He has been wonderful with our two-year granddaughter. He likes her a lot. Scuppers says hi, especially to Ann! We thank you for all you have done, and all you do, from the bottom of our hearts. Karen Bowen
  • Sasha


    This is Sasha formerly known as Casey. She has been a joy with new learning experiences. We got her a year and half ago. Such a ball of energy! The day we went looking for a dog, we told ourselves that we would know when we saw the dog. Went from place to place and when we came to OAHS and Ann paired us with Sasha, it was instant. She curled in our legs and gave kisses and we were so excited when we got the call like an hour before you close saying we could pick her up tomorrow since you closed soon. We sped to Oshkosh because we wanted her now and wanted to make our house a home. Thank you OAHS and Ann for the match. Xoxo
  • Josie


    We adopted Josie one year ago tomorrow. It is difficult to even remember what life was like before she joined our family. She brings so much laughter and light to our days. Thank you OAHS for Josie!
  • Sweetheart


    I am doing just fine in my new home. I have been going to school. When I started I knew nothing but now I know to sit, lay, stand and "leave it". I'm working on coming and not jumping on guests. My teacher says I am very smart. Dad walks me every day. Mom & Dad takes me for rides with them in the car. I love being in the car. Love to all, Sweetheart, Elaine & Frank
  • Stuey


    Merry Christmas for Stuey - age 9 From Philip & Mary Cundy
  • Teddy


    Adopted November 2014. Hope this merry season brings you special happiness. Wishing you a wnderful holiday season and a new year filled with forever homes for all OAHS pets. Best wishes Teddy(Snoopy) and his "people" Amy & Scott
  • Isabella

    Isabella "Dixie"

    Merry Christmas to all at OAHS! The Lau/Hatcher family is sending many tidings of love and joy. The gift is sent on behalf of Isabella "Dixie" Hatcher , adopted 02-05-2014. As you can see, she is a cherished, well-fed, and very spoiled princess! Our life wouldn't be the same without her and we are grateful for your role in that. Justin, Jen, Kayleigh & Isabella
  • Sinclair & Eureka

    Sinclair & Eureka

    Eureka (to your right) was adopted March 27, 2012 by Brian & Wendy Guild. Aren't the two of them cute together?
  • Joker


    Merry Christmas 2014 to all my friends at OAHS!Love, Joker MenzelPS. I am now 14 years old. Joan adopted me Oct 16, 2010.
  • Blueberry


    We adopted Blueberry in November. We really didn't know what we were in for when we decided to adopt as we did not train her, but she is *AMAZING*! Blueberry has definitely warmed our home and our hearts. She thinks she is a lap dog. She loves to play outside with the kids and is such a snuggle bug. Thank you! Jessica Street
  • Daisy


    We wanted to tell you how wonderful Daisy is doing in our family, we love her. She is getting lots of walks and love. She is learning new tricks and seems to love her new home. Thank you for all the work you do for animals, we really appreciate it! Michelle, Kevin and Cooper
  • Daphne


    Pet Name: Daphne (formerly known as Foxy). Daphne is the sweetest dog! She has brought so much life into our home. She has given a little pep to our 7 year old yorkie. She came to us with a submissive urination problem, but that is now only a very minor issue. She is such a lover and I can't imagine our home without her now. Cindi J Pommerening
  • Zeus & Xena

    Zeus & Xena

    Zeus (formerly Chuck) was officially adopted roughly 2 months ago. We knew he was a sweet heart from the start, but weren’t sure how our other dog Xena (formerly Tootie of OAHS) would react. After the second day we knew Zeus was a nearly perfect fit for our diva dog, Xena. After only a few days the two were nearly inseparable from the time they woke up until bed time. Not much has changed in that respect as Zeus- who originally wanted nothing to do with swimming- has now become a fish in water thanks to Xena. Our time with Zeus has been short, but we have made many wonderful memories with him already and plan to make many more as he has found his forever home!Thank you OAHS for our two fur babies!!!
  • Jazzy & Cooper

    Jazzy & Cooper

    Jazzy - (black) adopted from OAHS 5/10/13Cooper - (tan) adopted from GLAAS 12/24/11 Merry Christmas 2015 Vanessa & Erik Jepsen
  • Abby


    As promised some pictures of Abby, and as I told Ann we’ve made some progress but still have a bit to go yet. Working with her and the cats is still a work in progress. But she is a very smart and gentle dog towards us. Sincerely Heather & Bill Buechel
  • Bella


    We adopted Bella around June of 2013, she was picked up as a stray and had been there for around 2 months before we got her. Now she is happy and healthy American Staffy mix that loves to play in the woods and chew on bones. Kimberly Dreger