There’s no place like home

Recent SPARC Adoptions.


Kiley and her new best friend.


Buddy found his furever home.


Zenith’s new mom.


Delilah’s new folks.


Conan has left the building with his new family.


Griffin’s new love buddy.


Sprinkles being loved on by new mom.


Coco reunited with family.


Dakota’s new siblings.


Chloe’s new happy family.


Does it get any cuter than Dalton and his new family?


Clark’s going home.


Troy’s new family.


Nora is so loving her new family.


Kyle, a SPARC volunteer, fell in love with Tigger and adopted her!


Capone happy at last.


Rocky enjoying the sunshine at home.


Reggie’s in heaven in his new home.


Zebulon’s new mom.


Jazzy & Cora going home together.


Junebug at top of sofa with new sibling.


Vinny’s going to new home.


Zeke going home.


Reggie being loved on by new family.


Shadow’s new family.


Pepper found love.


Dawson’s going home.


The bonded pair have been adopted together. Oh happy day!


Neptune getting hugs and going home.


“Angie” was going to be relinquished to SPARC but it was clear she would not have done well in the kennel environment. SPARC staff quickly got on the phone and called everyone who had ever expressed interest in an adult golden retriever. By their efforts, later the same day a potential adopter came to bring her own golden for a meet and greet at the shelter. It was love at first sight all around and Angie got a new home and a new sibling…it rarely works out this well…but when it does…”Priceless”.


Bear’s new family.


Bambi in love with new sibling.


Dallas with new family.


Nala came to pick up her new brother Bryce.


Babette’s new mom.


Family photo of Autumn at home. She is very loved.


Boomer & Baxter going home.


“Hello to all my human and furry friends! Just wanted to show you all just how much I’ve grown! The picture on the left is when my family adopted me then on the right it’s me today! Thank you to SPARC for finding me this amazing family. They spoil a and care for me like no other it’s an amazing feeling.”


SPARC alumni Rex.

To see these photos and more at the SPARC facebook page:

Rottie babies

Thank you for taking us home and loving us.

About The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for "gross indecency" under Britian's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When the news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wildes' imprisonment. It is chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing. Paulette Mahurin, the author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs--- Max and Bella. She practices women's health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. All profits from her book are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Shelter, the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA, where she lives. (see links below on Ventura County Star Article & Shelter) To find out more please go the The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap on facebook or Amazon or e-mail us at the gavatar addresses. Thank you. (photos: of Paulette, her family, and a reading at The Ojai Art Center, July 2012)
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84 Responses to There’s no place like home

    • tazzielove says:

      Oh wow, that’s a lot of adoptions! They’re doing so well. πŸ™‚

      • Just copied this from SPARCs facebook page. It’s on one of the photos:
        SPARC is excited to announce that in the last 2 weeks we have received 34 animals and been able to adopt or transfer out 46! Those are EXCELLENT numbers and will help keep our population at manageable levels as we head into the peak months of Spring. BUT…it means we have to keep adopting, fostering and sharing. Keep up the great work, Sparclers! You are seeing the “no kill equation” at work right here in Santa Paula for 21 months and counting!

        These are exceptional statistics. There’s a lot of really good people working to get animals into forever homes. My hats off to all the great people helping to do this. πŸ™‚

    • You can bark that again, Rumpy! πŸ™‚

  1. Bless each and every family!

  2. Misaki says:

    heartwarming pics πŸ™‚

  3. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwe…

  4. I especially love when a bonded pair gets to stay together!

  5. jmgoyder says:

    I could look at these wonderful pictures all day!

  6. Oooh, I love posts like this one. All the pets are beautiful and so are the people. The photos are great advertising for pet adoptions. Nice work.

  7. Mags Corner says:

    Wonderful post with fantastic news. So happy for them all and their new families. Hugs

  8. Home never feels right until everyone who is supposed to be there, gets there. πŸ™‚ Happy home going!

  9. How fantastic. This made me so happy. All the Best to all the new or extended families πŸ™‚

  10. seeker says:

    OMG, they are so lucky to have human family to go to. And there’s plenty to see in the FB. Thanks for the link. Is this your shelter?

  11. barb19 says:

    Wonderful news for all those adopted animals and thanks to their new families, they all have a home of their own…..and we all know that there’s no place like home!

  12. tazzielove says:

    Reblogged this on tazziesplace and commented:
    Recent SPARC adoptions. They are really doing well.

  13. natuurfreak says:

    Frienshap betwwen anmals and people is the best!

  14. BeWithUs says:

    Wonderful, my friend!

    Happy Monday and Cheers!! πŸ˜€

  15. ladysighs says:

    Did you ever see so many smiles?

  16. kanzensakura says:

    I love happy endings!!!

    • Me too, and this one in particular when an animal lands in a forever home just thrills me to no end. Hugs! πŸ™‚

      • kanzensakura says:

        I know. My SamCat the Ripper stayed in a shelter for several years – no one was captivated by his oddness. He was being kept for me, I know. Right after my precious Pugsley was put down for cancer, I agonized. I started looking around and there at a small shelter, was Sam. I went and asked about him and the people at the shelter asked, are you sure? He came out of his cage and when I picked him up, snuggled into my neck and purred – loudly. other people he either wouldn’t come out for or….he bit! Now his royal oddness, SamCat the Ripper is in his 3rd year with me. some matches are truly made in heaven.

      • Oh how I love how you found your Sam, and he found you. Wonderful. Thank you so much for taking the time to share that here. Give your beautiful boy a pat from me. πŸ™‚

  17. 68ghia says:

    I just love these posts of yours P!!
    I’ve noticed many of the dogs going to new homes are pit bulls – why is that? I’ve had a few pits in my life and they’ve all been wonderful animals – would not have gotten rid of them for all the money in the world!!

    • Agree with you about pits. They are grossly misunderstood and maltreated. One of the reasons that so many have landed in shelters around here if that owners don’t spay or neuter theirs and dump the puppies off in the streets or into shelters. Also, families can be skittish about adopting them because of the bad rap they’ve gotten. They’re a breed that is known historically as babysitters and are the most loving loyal pets when not mistreated. Hugs to you, G. xoxo

  18. FlaHam says:

    Paulette, these are the posts I love. All those smiling faces, all those grins, all the warmth and love that is so much on display. Thank you, you’re doing a very good thing. Take care, Bill

  19. FreeRangeCow says:

    Thanks for continuing to share such happy and lovely stories!

  20. Clowie says:

    That’s a lot of happy faces! It’s wonderful to see so many going to new homes.

  21. Oh my heart is melting!

  22. Francina says:

    Wonderful news, Paulette!

  23. JK Bevill - Lost Creek Publishing says:

    Reblogged this on Lost Creek Publishing and commented:
    I love that last photo!

  24. kanzensakura says:

    Happy endings….I’m a sucker for them every time. I wish all could find forever homes and love. That’s my wish for today.

  25. It’s so heartwarming to see a rescue. Sometimes it’s hard to tell who is being rescued! I think about this a lot. All of my companions have been rescued and I think that after Scrappy goes to doggy heaven, he’ll be my last. It all make me too sad to think about… 😦

    • Yes, it sure is a mutual rescue relationship and one of the best to be involved in. I hear you about Scrappy and understand all too well your sentiments. Praying he’s around for a lot more time. And, even then who knows what life will bring. Love to you, and Scrappy!

  26. HI Paulette. Lot of happy people. Thank you for liking ‘Red Eyes!’ Best Wishes, The Foureyed Poet.

  27. Celeste says:

    Wonderful! Thank you.

  28. 1EarthUnited says:

    What a lovely post, thanks so much for sharing the smiles and love from these precious animals and adopted new owners! *Grinning from ear 2 earβ™₯*

  29. natuurfreak says:

    I agree Home is the best place Paulette
    My photoblog natuurplekjes is full.
    You find me now on

  30. Mustang.Koji says:

    Nora and Sprinkles are so cute! Great stories, all of them.

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