Dog Alumni Stories

Below are stories about just a few of the many dogs we have adopted out over the years.

If you adopted a dog from us and would like to post your dog on our alumni page, we would love to hear from you. Simply follow the instructions on how to submit your story. Feel free to include other pets in your home that are friends with your SPCA-adopted dog.


Morgan came to one of our last dog adoptions in 2018. She came in looking at a specific dog but then spent time with Cheerio at the very end of the event. […]


Jill Walsh adopted Woody into her beagle pack in October 2011. She sent us this update in 2018:

Wow! I’m absolutely thrilled that you asked about Woody, the sweetest dog on Planet Earth! […]

Layla/Fenway and Lydia/Maddie

Layla is now Fenway, and Lydia is Maddie. Here is an update from her adopter, Emily Hatch:

My friend and I adopted these littermates separately back in February 2012. They were 6 months […]


Fred, now called Bourbon, was adopted by Faroukh and his family in February 2018. Faroukh sent these pictures of Fred and this update:

Fred aka Bourbon is doing great, after training….good field dog […]


Moose was the largest of Barbie’s pups and happened to be the last one adopted … so he became a volunteer favorite. His new mom, Glenna, says:

Moose is our big overgrown lovey!! […]


We contacted Fiona’s parents to see how she was doing, and Justin and Charlotte decided to bring her to visit us at a dog adoption day.

It was a dreary February day in […]

Share Your Dog Alumni Story!

Tell us about your SPCA NOVA-adopted dog. Send us:

  • Photos of your dog (.jpg or .png)
  • Their current name and original SPCA NOVA name (if different)
  • When you adopted your dog
  • A brief description of how your dog is doing and how they have enriched your life
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