Please send your happy tails of NASAP animals to


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hank you for your note asking about Duke.  He, and all of us, are doing very well.  I won’t lie and say it has all been easy and smooth sailing; Duke is a very strong willed, spirited dog.  But he is feeling at home with us, he is getting better every day (I hope he would say the same about us) and we are all having fun


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Thank you for the follow-up letter on Fiona.  We changed her name to Roxie.  We absolutely love her!  She is a perfect fit for my husband and I.  We were told that she was pretty laid-back and easy going but we had no idea.  She has the most amazing gentle personality and loves nothing more than to curl up with us and nap.  To this day we have only heard her quietly bark once and that was at her own reflection in the fireplace screen.  There are days we wonder where she came from and how she was treated because we are constantly trying to reassure her that there is no need to cower when our hand comes towards her or something drops or makes a noise.  We’re looking forward to warm weather coming so we can get out and do some warmer walking – her only personal issue right now is her weight – she’s getting a little portly.  J 

We saw her on the website and fell in love with her and were so thankful when you let her come home with us.  Thank you so much for an amazing gift.  We love her dearly,


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 was just looking at the NASAP website and saw some tails of happy adoptions.  I wanted to send in a couple pictures of Gracie.  My husband and I adopted her in November of 2006 when she was 5 months old (Tanya was her foster mom).  We kept her original name,  put her through some great training and she is the best thing to ever happen to us.  She enjoys playing in the water and of course with her ball.  She is really healthy has a great physique and wherever we go ( especially at the dog park) we get complements on how beautiful she is.

A great girl and now a great big sister to our son Wyatt.  Please let me know if you would like some further information.

Shy (now Roxy)

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We would just like you to know how happy we are with Roxy. She has 
turned in to a very loyal, smart and obedient dog. We love her 
sooooooo much. She has lots of fun with her uncle Bruiser (my mom's 
dog, also adopted from Nasap) who she gets to see often when I go out 
there to ride my horses.

One day we hope to get her a companion to play with all the time. She 
gets so excited when she meets new dogs. Hopefully he or she will be 
from Nasap as well.

Roxy loves to fetch and learns new tricks in minutes. She is so smart. 
The only trouble we have with her is to relax when new people come 
over. She just wants to love everyone as much as she possibly can. She 
gets so excited to greet them. She wiggles and vibrates and gives them 
lots of kisses. Having an always happy, energetic and loving dog is 
exactly what we wanted. So it isn't really a big problem in our books 
(plus she is still a puppy 8 months).

We love Roxy with all our heart and can't even remember how we ever 
lived without her. She is so much apart of our lives. Plus we 
discovered that we really enjoy going to the local dog parks, it's 
always good visiting and see how much fun Roxy has always brings a 
smile to our faces.

Tess (now Chelsea)

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Hello Mary
I got your letter asking about Tess, the gorgeous dog we adopted from you last year.  We changed her name to Chelsea, and she is an absolute delight!  She is very playful and energetic, loves the snow, and loves her new yard.  When we got her, she had some skin issues which we are still dealing with, but the vet thinks by summer that will be over.  As a result, she does tolerate having a bath, and her coat is like velvet after!  She has brought us hours of fun and lots of laughs!  We could not have chosen a better companion to add to our lives.  We have friends with young children, and she is so good with the kids. 
I've enclosed a picture so you can see her.  Chelsea knows this is her home, where the 'dog treat' drawer is, and that her people love her.  She's a keeper!
Thanks for helping us to find her,
Lynne and Roger Webber


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Roman is doing very well. He gained weight and doesn't look like a skeleton anymore. Since I got him I have seen an increase in muscles and he has grown a shiny thick winter coat. He enjoys going to work with me being outside all day and going to a Agility class once a week. Yesterday we just had our "graduation" for the beginners class and I am planning on doing Level 2 with him.

When we are not at work or in Agility my boyfriend plays street hockey with him in the yard or he visits the bulls in the field trying to get them to run which never works because they just ignore him. 
Around Christmas time we finally introduced our cat and Roman to eachother and they get along very well and play when Roman is in the house.
Roman is still clinging but his seperation anxiety is not as bad as it once was. 


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Hi, I adopted Shiro on August 11th, 2006, and therefore have had him for 2 and half years. Here is an update on how he's doing.

Shiro and I are living at my mom and dad's right now, where he has the company of two other kitties and a dog. He gets along with them except the female though he tries to be friends though she refuses. I have learned he's a lover not a fighter, as the male likes to beat him up and he cries for help instead of defends himself. Though he does get his swipes in when my dad's cat walks away, its quite cute to watch.
When I first brought him in to my apartment before we moved to my parents he was terrified of everything. He hid for two weeks and I was afraid cause he wasn't eating or drinking.. but then I conned him out by leaving a trail of food on the floor to the food dish. It took a long time for him to get over the skiddishness. He still holds on to some fears but we're slowly working at it. In the two and half years that he's been with me, and with the help of seeing how the other animals are being treated at my parents he has opened up quite a bit since.
He has attached himself to my dad when I'm not around, which was really surprising to me cause dad wouldn't have anything to do with him. Now that I have found a place to live on my own with him, my dad won't let me take him with me. Shiro had this huge fear of children cause they are often unpredictable, especially my nephews and niece, and he refused to have anything to do with them at first. Now he has taken to sitting on my one nephew who is terrified of cats. He has this thing where he will only tolerate one hand at a time, this past Christmas the kids were all over him, and he tolerated the many hands at one time. For him that is huge accomplishment. I am so happy and proud of him.
He still fears the bathroom, which I don't understand, but he's slowly getting brave, as at my parents house while I have his food and water in my room, the other pets of the house their water is in the bathroom with the dogs food. So he's decided that if the other animals are allowed in the bathroom, so is he. So he's started drinking in the bathroom, provided nobody turns on the light or goes in there. He's also terrified of loud noises, birds and anything smaller than him that moves. He's not a huge fan of mice, which is quite funny to watch.
He still has nightmares, and quite often I have to sooth him and wake him up, then he has to cuddle almost to reassure himself that he's safe. It's heartbreaking hearing him cry. He has a very mournful meow.
Our goal right now besides getting rid of the fear of the bathroom, is to teach him how to play. But after all this time his personality is finally starting to show through from the frightened cat I brought home those years ago.

Thank you for everything that you do! And I'm happy you allowed me to have Shiro. I can't imagine life without him in it.

Rose & Shiro

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Cola is doing awesome,still fascinated by our 3 cats,she doesn't try to hurt them, as try to herd them.Cola is great with our 11 year old dog Misty. They chase each other around our back yard, which gives Misty the exercise she needs during the winter months as in the summer we are always at the farm or lake.  She loves water and was always playing with her water dish. Now we bought a new heavy duty self watering system she can't tip over. She will love the lake when the ice is gone.  I'm a shift worker so during the day she sleeps on our bed beside me. She loves the couch as well. She is an very affectionate dog. Last time I took her to the farm she was hilarious bounding through the deep snow and fetching the stick. She's awesome with the whole family except our oldest boy, she is sometimes  skiddish. All in all we are very happy with Cola as the newest member of our family and its so nice to see she has a new lease on life.
She love car rides, even happy to be in the covered box of my truck , with Misty. Of course on a foamy bed.
Thank you again
Very happy adopters Greg, Tracey and Family
Thanx for the work you do !!!