Alumni Guardian Angel Animals
Young at heart
Wow, Boomhauer reaches his 17-year milestone while still managing to be happy and healthy.
Warm weather brings fun activities, like play dates, hikes, swimming, and even sunbathing for Rad.
Training guests and Jodee has really helped her acceptance of new people in her home.
Rhubarb celebrates his fifth birthday with many friends and treats.
Rest in peace
Our hearts are heavy as Tyler has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
It was love at first sight when Dijon’s brother, Tater Tot, was adopted.
“DogTown” celebrity Wycheck is spoiled during the final days in his loving home.
Fun and games
Every day is fun when you’re Druscilla, but a day with golf cart ride and romping in the creek is extra special.
Farewell, dear Raed
With the heaviest of hearts, we have to say good-bye to one-in-a billion cat, Raed.
Caregiver Dara reflects on Kiwi’s incredible progress over the past year.
Exciting times for Western: he loses a leg and gains a family.
After a house fire took his adoptive home, a smoky-smelling but healthy, Cupid returns to the Sanctuary.
After their exciting trip to New Jersey, Bellamy and Moxie fit right in to their adoptive home.
The years fall away from Victoria when the right toy presents itself.
Between the many toys, comfy laps, and supervised outdoor excursions, Harry is living the good life.
Buck Rogers’ feline sibling Noah crosses the Rainbow Bridge, leaving behind an empty bed and hearts.
Meant to be
Who could have guessed that Shadow’s stomatitis would result in him getting adopted?
Wish Oscar’s well when he heads in for radioactive treatment for a recent hyperthyroid diagnosis.
Kuzco proves to be an A+ student when he receives certification to be a therapy dog.
Now on the East Coast, Tamara settles right in with her new family.
For a cat who has recently discovered the joy of laps, Keenan sure does have a lot of beds.
Ju Ju Bee
Despite the fact that she’s no longer a pup, Ju Ju Bee visits Puppy Preschool to play with some new friends.
Dakota doesn’t care for the clock’s snooze button — breakfast can’t wait.
Berlin fits right in his new house and discovers the temptation of a grilled cheese sandwich.
Sparkles fits right in at her new home, especially loving her canine siblings and tennis balls.
Patti’s a perfect patient, taking her daily medication well and it’s obviously working.
Jeb Stuart’s condition remains stable and doesn’t affect his ability to charm everyone he meets.
Courage lives the life of Riley as his people cater to his every whim.
Misha and Geisha
Now in her home over three years, Misha has overcome many of her former fears.
Don Juan’s adoption offers companionship and healing to his people and burro friend following a tragic accident.
After almost five wonderful years in a loving home, Zambi has passed, leaving her mom with a heavy heart.
Rest in peace
Beloved Montana crosses over the Rainbow Bridge and will be missed by the many who knew and loved him.
After Mascot’s person started a pet sitting business, guess who’s featured on the company logo?
Though Honey Bun has a few years under her belt, she still shows her mischievous side.
Ryder’s adopter has a special connection and can empathize with his past medical issues.
There’s a new person for Katelyn to snuggle and her mama couldn’t be happier.
Milton Q proves that even stubborn mules can change their minds and open their hearts to humans.
Though they visited Utah for the hikes, once they met Sax, they knew it was meant to be.
Home life is good for Piazza who learned to stand his ground, lost weight, and remembered past training.
Long time no see
Years after his adoption, Roo receives a visit from his former foster parents.
Lahela’s blindness causes some road bumps with the newest feline member of her family.
Caregivers imagine what Mimi’s perfect adopter would be like.
Rest in peace
Our hearts are heavy as Belle crosses the Rainbow this afternoon.
Buckaroo receives a much-deserved A in his how to be a pig lessons.
Rest in peace
Aly crosses the Rainbow Bridge with a full belly and surrounded by those who love him.
In her prime
Described as both an angel and little devil, miracle puppy Kunzite is now an astounding seven years old.
Copper passes away very unexpectedly, leaving his new family and friends with heavy hearts.
A long, cold winter has interrupted Millie’s weight loss plans.
Achmed, now named Gary, soaks up love from everyone around him at his new Cape Code home.
Beloved by all who knew him, Ranger has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
With heavy hearts, we say farewell to Sammy and remember his special traits.
Shortly after moving to the Fairway, Abe makes the big move to his forever home.
Puppy-proofing the house proves difficult, a Mirage’s curiosity makes it easy for her to find trouble.
Though it’s not Missy’s thing, Shasta enjoys playing hide and seek with Charles the barn cat.
With no new mouth sores and plenty of new friends, Turbo loves life in Wisconsin.
Everyone who meets Gianna immediate adores her – even Santa!
Sad news as beloved Gidget crosses the Rainbow Bridge after years of brightening the lives of her family.
Beemer gets his own apartment, fully furnished with a heated bed, toys, and even a patio!
It didn’t take long at all for Archer to be adopted, but he did want one last visit.
Rest in peace
After touching many hearts, Radar has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
A long-time admirer realizes Pluto was destined to join her family.
With all the cuddles, fun toys, and a warm fireplace, Cheyenne loves her home.
Aflie visits the Sanctuary and everyone witnesses his miraculous transformation.
With a new family, food, and playmate, Tinkerbelle is fitting right into her new home.
Day to remember
A special guest at a friend’s wedding, Tatiana gets her cake and eats it too.
Clyde is enjoying retirement and his farrier has only compliments about his hooves.
Best little dog
A spoonful of sugar (or rather vanilla ice cream) helps the medicine go down for Ebony.
Holly and Nick
Holly is a natural with Parelli Natural Horsemanship training. Nick prefers the mudhole.
Sad good bye
After seven wonderful years in a loving home, Emilie has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
Now turning two, Leonard's home appears to be one big buffet and playground.
Addilyn’s playfulness proves helpful - keeping the backyard nice and trimmed.
Following her knee surgery and diet, Maria enjoys playing with Addie and her new sister.
The Gossipy Cricket turns one, and so do her littermates.
Our hearts are heavy today as we announce Eve's passing. Please celebrate her life with us.
Minuit seems to be the culprit when it comes to missing socks in his new home.
Rest in Peace, Bobb
Bobb crosses over the Rainbow Bridge. He will be missed.
Madison, now called Matthew, is settling in beautifully at his new home.
Exciting news... Candace is feeling the love of her very own family.
At long last, a loving family comes forward to give Pulgas a forever home.
Good-bye, old friend
Hobo has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. He will be missed.
Wonderful, normal life!
Sailor is the most peaceful, settled cat... and handsome, too.
Sir Uno is a very strong, resilient boy. His trust and love keep on building.
Rest in peace
Micky crossed the Rainbow Bridge in October, to a place where he will feel no more pain.
Minka's new life is filled with love and frilly things.
Sad good bye
Lilli's very sudden passing leaves her friends grieving and in shock.
Tana has successfully graduated and moved on to her forever home.
Boots crosses over the Rainbow Bridge. She had the most amazing spirit, the most amazing love.
Remember Dell? Well, he is all grown up now and doing great. Read a new update.
Ready for a happy ending? Eden is "home" at last... but I think she knew it all along.
Part of the pack
Candi (now called Chloe) really is the sweetest girl! Read an update on her health and happy life.
Socks, Stormy, and Speedy
Rest peacefully, Queen Stormy
Her majesty crosses over the Rainbow Bridge surrounded by peace and love.
Sad good bye
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a truly magnificent soul.
Ashe is finally home! Read an update from his new mom and see some new photos (is that really Ashe?!)
Still a character!
Mila is doing great. She had another surgery and her condition has been downgraded to moderate.
Sad good bye
Soldier, the inspiration behind the Guardian Angel Program, passes away. We will never forget his courage and strength. He will be missed.
Wish is feeling much better following an unexpected diagnosis and procedure.
We love you, Quackers
With deep sadness, Barbara shares news of Quackers' unexpected passing.
On a beautiful windy afternoon, surrounded by those who loved and cared for him, Metro left his tired and painful body behind.
Last week, we said farewell to Waco, the very handsome and honey-sweet buckskin gelding who was suffering from progressive neurological issues.
Bailey the beagle
Bailey is thriving in her new home. Read about her first few days settling in.
Monica and Rachel
Update from home
The girls are doing great, enjoying the sounds and smells of spring.
On March 26, Chester took a peaceful trip to the Bridge. Today we celebrate the life of a wonderful dog who brought his family much love and laughter.
Bug has grown very willful and a bit overconfident, but he still knows how to turn on the charm to get his way.
A whole new dog
Barry has really mellowed over over the year and you can see just by looking into his eyes how far he has come.
Catching up with Schwartz
The past six months have really been exceptional for Schwartz (now called Koufax).
Just in time for the holidays, Delbert gets the very best gift of all!
Healthy and happy
Heathcliff and partner Celine are both doing great and are as sweet as ever. Read an update on the pair.
Blake just had his six-week checkup post surgery --- and his leg is healed!
It's been over a year since Doodle (now called Dewey) went to her forever home. Read about her fun-filled life.
A beloved angel crosses the Rainbow Bridge. Today we remember his amazing spirit and celebrate his life.
Tuggs' mom sends two gorgeous new photos that show a confident, beautiful dog!
Diana's last flight
Diana was cherished, spoiled, indulged, waited on, encouraged and most of all loved until her very last moments on earth.
Sprite is receiving a lot of love and happiness at her new home. Read the exciting update.
Catch up with Aramis and find out what this funny character has been up to! Watch the video!
"The Minions," as we affectionately call the pair (Luna and Trixie), are just as naughty and mischievous as ever.
Jersey (aka Darena) is doing so well in her new home, it's as if she's lived there all along!
It's official. This very special girl has a forever home... but she knew that all along.
Fate steps in for Summer and after only two days of living at the new Cat World Headquarters, she finds a permanent, loving home in Washington state.
Good-bye sweet Lake
Surrounded by love, Lake crosses over the Rainbow Bridge. She will be missed dearly.
Loverboy returns to Best Friends and is reunited (and adopted!) by his first post-Great Kitty Rescue mom.
The Last Hunt
It is with a broken heart that we announce Dori's passing. Every day was a gift, and her family will forever cherish the good memories.
Greetings from Canada
Maurice is having a fun time chasing his feline siblings, causing mischief, and just enjoying life!
Introductions are going slow but steady during her first days at home, and Snowy continues to charm everyone.
A few new friends
Tuffy is loving life and even has a new BFF, a homeless dog who made her way into the family's heart and home.
Center of attention
Adopted Guardian Angel cat Kiki takes top honors at a recent cat show and proves that having special needs just means "I'm pretty special!"
Remember Mrs. Cotton? She has been doing really well the past couple of years and recently returned to Best Friends for a visit with her family.
Dilly enjoyed an evening of luxury and comfort -- but it was her overnight host who felt like she had hit the jackpot.
It's been almost a year that Rocky went to his forever home, and his mama feels like the luckiest one of all!
Love at first sight
James B (now called Beignet) is growing up and lives the good life with two dog siblings and adoring parents.
Roxy may be the only cat, but lucky for her she has a lot of new friends who take her on walks and play with her.
Prince (formerly called Peanut) still has challenges to overcome, but slowly each day he trusts a little bit more.
Catch up with Goofy
Goofy is doing well and has some big news to share -- he has a new sister!
Suzie is doing great, both medically and in her action-pack, fun-filled life.
Home sweet home
Firefly has good physical health, good emotional health and her final step was to find peace in her home. Firefly accomplished all of these things, and more. WATCH A SLIDESHOW OF NEW PHOTOS!
Laid to rest
Babe has gone on to the wonderful Piggy Paradise in the sky. He was loved and will be missed.
Magoo (formerly Butters) is a very special dog who is loved just the way he is.
Our dream was to give him years of love, good health and mobility, but Norbert was sick for too long.
Bella (Jelly) had quite a few "firsts", the most important of which was her first birthday!
Head over heels
Life is good for this former TV star and special needs dog. Read an update from Reggie Boy's family.
Gracie (aka Angel) has an interesting marking on her tummy that was just recently discovered and shares special meaning.
Gone too soon
Those who know and love Crayola mourn today over the tragic loss of such a sweet soul.
Henry's had a great year. Not only has he overcome some serious obstacles, but he is now living the good life in his forever home.
RV trips to Arizona, off-leash excursions with his brother, and the title of "canine ambassador" in his neighborhood -- Quincy has a lot going on!
The good life
Baths, swimming and football games... Ari is living a fun and busy life. Read an update from home!
Tie's new dad happily reports that his nervousness has disappeared little by little every day and he is doing great.
Trio (formerly known at Tito) has brought so much joy to his family. He was adopted one year ago!
Charlie (aka Trevor) is many things --- but above all, he's a Best Friend.
Beulah's mom, Shirley, sends a heartfelt letter to thank the guardian angels for their thoughts and prayers.
Rest in Peace, Lillian
Sweet Little Lil crosses over the Rainbow Bridge surrounded by her family who loved her so very much. She will be missed.
Sprout has a lot of energy and likes to climb, swing, and play with all of the colorful toys at his new home.
April finds love and understanding with a family that practices Parelli Natural Horsemanship.
Rest peacefully, Mocha
Please join us in celebrating Mocha's life and treasuring the memories of Mocha.
A true joy
Honey Bear's heart is so big that she is able to add new people to her list of loved ones without forgetting past loved ones.
Remember Desiree? She hasn't stopped entertaining her family. She is now one year old and just as fun as the day she was adopted.
Cathy and Dan have some exciting news to report about Semi -- he has completed another step as a "normal" cat.
Mao (formerly Opal) is charismatic, confident, nutty and charming. She’s one of kind and her company is never taken for granted. New pics!
Gone too soon
We are saddened to report that Mango crossed over the Rainbow Bridge yesterday. She was surrounded by love.
Good bye Wrigley
He was loved by everyone and now he runs free across the Rainbow Bridge. Watch a special tribute.
Mindy is living a wonderful life and doing better than ever. Read about her latest adventures.
Just as happy
Gap's mom wants everyone to know that he is doing better than ever and loving his life.
Happy with life
Wycheck and Aggie are two well-adjusted, polite, smart, and happy dogs. They have a wonderful home filled with love.
Rest in peace, Tobin
Tobin crosses the Rainbow Bridge surrounded by love. You would never know that he suffered from such a terrible condition, because amazingly, he was always in good spirits.
Roy is glad that spring is right around the corner, considering the wet slushy snow is to blame for his latest mishap.
A new year for Georgie
The past year was a rough one for Georgie. But 2010 holds a lot of promise and there are so many things for her to look forward to!
A Best Friends Guardian Angel becomes a real guardian angel. Precious crosses the Rainbow Bridge. She will never be forgotten.
Felix is a really educated horse by now and he knows how to wow an audience with the things that he can do.
Catch up with Gilbert
Gilly continues to be a happy boy -- going on vacations and other adventures. He's had some medical setbacks, but nothing slows him down.
Keeping up with Firebug
He’s 27 years old now and in good health. He's living the good life out where the deer and the antelope play. He’s very content with his life.
Good bye Oli
Surrounded by those that loved and cared for him, Oli crossed out of his pain on a snowy afternoon.
Three times the trouble
Rufus caused a little mischief over the holidays, but Santa was still good to him.
Sedona is always first in line to go out and explore, even when it's freezing and snowing outside.
Cinnabun goes off to her forever home, right in time for the holidays and to ring in 2010.
Catch up with Pixie and her family as she celebrates her second holiday and looks forward to the new year.
The sweet girl who fought so bravely throughout her life has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
Rest in peace, Pepper
She was surrounded by a loving team who cared for her and loved her.
Masi has arrived... and her presence is known by everyone and in all corners and crevices of her new home.
Curly Sue is healthy and has come so far in her training that she's retiring to make room for someone new.
This summer Tux has been on a lot of adventures for a puppy, like running through different parks in Rhode Island, going to the beach, or visiting his friends.
Change of character
Now that Austin is a little more relaxed his hidden personality is emerging... or should we say "personalities."
Porto's eyes are what made Nita fall in love with him, and they continue to shine brightly every day.
Gone but not forgotten
This weekend, Mente lied down to go to the Rainbow Bridge so delicately, truly as if she were just going to sleep in a place of peace and trust.
Rest in peace, Bilbo
In the very end, the bunny who was everyone's friend just had somewhere else he needed to be - just like his namesake Bilbo Baggins.
Two months at home
Time sure does fly when you have such a wonderful companion like Shelby in your life.
Good bye Riley
Her journey out of this world was marked with the great beauty and grace that we have come to know from this magnificent horse.
King of the castle
Wiggles has really come out of his shell over the past two years and brings endless joy to his family.
A special visit
Kristi drops in on Ellie and Tuli during a recent trip to Colorado. Both are doing great and look amazing!
Parker continues to do well and his good days far outweigh the challenging ones.
Run like the wind
The angel in doggie disguise gets her wings. Xena crosses the Rainbow Bridge and leaves a family broken-hearted but thankful for their time together.
A bumpy week
Theodora (formerly known as Mandalyn) has a rough start at her new home due a pesky cold.
Milly enjoys a year at her new home, and is doing pretty well for an older gal!
Good bye Spumoni
On Christmas Eve, beloved Spumoni (aka the Jazz Man) crossed the Rainbow Bridge. He will be missed greatly by his family and everyone who knew him.
Happy New Year
Finch wants everyone to know he is doing great and loving life.
A happy new year
Solare had rough go initially, but now the skies the limit. Read her latest update at home.
An Angel Gets His Wings
Grissom has crossed the Rainbow Bridge and is no longer in pain. Amy shares a special tribute to her angel.
The most special
Aptly named 'Feralwood', Pearl's (and Roo and Solare's) home in New York is heaven for this very special kitty who requires a little extra work.
Paco the Parrot
Paco's farewell dance
Great news! Paco has come so far on his journey that it's time to make room for a new parrot.
Sad news arrives from Salt Lake. Loomis crosses over the Rainbow Bridge. He was surrounded by his family who loved him.
Surgery for Poncho
A serious turn of fate at the dog park sends Poncho to the ER for multiple surgeries. He's recovering and doing well now.
Orion crosses over the Rainbow Bridge. The last two years spent with Leslie were filled with love and care.
Beautiful Puff passes
Puff lived a good life and will be missed so much by those that knew and loved her.
Ellie and Dash are best buddies. Read a small update on how the 'kids' are doing.
Ellie and Dash are best buddies. Read a small update on how the 'kids' are doing.
Sidney passed away today. She was a fighter up until her last days of life. She touched so many and was deeply loved.
Phoebe had a recent check up and is doing wonderfully! She loves attention but most of all loves to watch the birds outside.
Tashi finds her forever home. It was right under her nose all along.
Goodbye Miss Laura
The sweet girl who inspired so many unexpectedly passed away over the weekend. Her life story was truly a miracle.
Very exciting news from the home of Semi and Snowball. Get ready for the most amazing update!
Not slowing down
Bailey is doing so well! She also has a special new friend who is completely smitten with her.
Sad news from Alaska
Durham, brother to Spunky and Sosie, passes away. All their lives were better for having this little angel in it, even for such a short time.
A sweet and gentle soul passes away. She is surrounded by love.
Good Bye Ginger
A sad announcement. Ginger passes away and spends her final hours surrounded by love with her very closest friends.
A Best Friends staff member visits Noble in his new home and is completely amazed at the change in this former wild child.
Never a dull moment
Utah Mike had quite a few adventures last year and his mom, Carol, writes in to keep you all in the loop.
Remember Soldier boy? His family writes in to update everyone on his condition.
Jilly's team says goodbye to a truly wonderful girl.
Sassy Gypsy passes away after a severe bout of colic. She was loved by those who cared for her every day and she will be missed.
My little trooper
A series of setbacks for both Charlie and Rick have made the past few months difficult. But things are finally looking up.
New life, new name
Tonta's been home for a month. Find out how things are going!
Catch up with Levi (Destry) and Laura
It's been over one month since the inseparable twosome made a new home in Colorado. Read the update!
Jazzy gets adopted!
It was love at first sight! Wendy, from California, looked into Jazzy’s eyes, and Jazzy responded with a loving "chirp!"
Sassy is just as cute as ever and doing remarkably well.
A little jewel
A letter arrives from Piccola's family! She's doing just great.
A sad announcement; Bruno, the sweetest, cinnamon bear of a dog ever, who we all came to love in the last few weeks, passed away this weekend. He was surrounded by love.
Remember Bitsy? This little gal had really horrible allergies when she arrived at Best Friends. Find out how Bitsy is doing at home.
Darling Howie has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Our thoughts are with his family who miss him very much.
Rest in peace
Beautiful Abbey May passed away peacefully after her battle with cancer.
Springtime in Alaska
A letter arrives from Spunky and Sosie's mom, Kathleen. Find out how these two kitties are enjoying spring.
Padmini and Chula
The big day
Remember Tula and Pad? They survived the tsunami in Sri Lanka - find out what they are up to now!
Wind chimes for King
Remembering sweet little King.
Paco is remembered with a special plaque and wind chimes.
Catch up with Sunshine
The last year hasn't seen too many changes in Sunshine's behavior.
Read about what's happened in Twinkle's life since her "retirement" from telling her tale.
Rest in peace
Share in a special video presentation - photos of Dermott's wonderful life in his new home before his passing.
Timber's health improves and he heads back to Tylertown and home.
Puck's real family is found and he'll soon be reunited with them.