Juno (known as Ruby at BACS) was adopted in 2010. And Jasmin was adopted in 2012. Their adopter writes that "they are AWESOME", "doing well, super healthy". And, obviously, very much adored! We love happy endings!

UPDATE from Farah (known as Lucy Goosey while at BACS) who just celebrated the new year and, more importantly, four months in her adoptive home. Her adopter says Farah is "doing great", "fabulous with every dog she meets", and "loves every person she meets". Such a great update!

We received a great UPDATE from Blue who was adopted in Berkeley but soon moved with his family to the Mendocino coast. Blue's adopter Amanda writes: "Blue LOVES the beach. He doesn’t pay any attention to the water but loves to sniff around the drift wood and he even played nicely with an elderly basset hound named Walter. We’ve been exploring the woods around our house and he loves to smell all the smells out here. His favorite thing to do morning and evening is lay right in front of the fire. We’ve been doing some training everyday and he has learned 'rollover' and we are working on 'leave it'. When we take him around town, people always comment on his good looks and manners and give him treats. It’s very dog/pit bull friendly here. He got a 'CAL' bandana for Xmas so he is representing Berkeley. He has become very cuddly and will sit for his doggie massage in the evenings before going into his crate for bed. We absolutely adore him. He has yet to meet his kitty sister up close but they have seen each other from a few feet away. It’ll take some time but they both seem eager to meet each other." Many thanks to this lovely couple for adopting Blue. And kudos for taking it nice and slow with the dog-cat introduction. Blue hit the jackpot of homes and we couldn't be happier for him! Great way to end the week on a high note!

UPDATE on Zelda (now Milly)... Milly is a senior with eye issues who wasn't a fan of other cats while in shelter. A tricky trifecta that made finding a family for her a challenge. After an urgent plea on Facebook her new family came in to meet her. They immediately saw what a gem she is and swooped her up and away from shelter. Milly's family says "Milly is a great cat. We gave her another eye surgery, she has gained some weight, and she is doing great. Thanks for taking care of her at the shelter!" THANK YOU to Milly's family for giving this lucky girl a great home!

A great update on Tiger Lily (now Sable) from her adopter, Denise. "I've never had a sweeter cat than Sable. I had 14 people over recently and she sat with everyone. She is great with the other cats and dogs. Now to work on fattening her up!"

We received an update from Chief's adopter Tyler. Chief now goes by the name "Obi". Tyler writes: "Obi is doing GREAT! He's been working hard getting into gear. He loves running off leash. He has met some of his dog cousins and is very playful and respectful towards them (even the Chihuahua). Still working on his manners at the dog parks though. He is full of love and can be a bit of a nuisance to the other dogs who don't want to play with him. But overall we are so proud of him and he is doing so good. Thank you!"

Children's author Todd Parr with Pete, Tater Tot and Jerry.

Known as Pinky at the shelter, she is now Bowie! Bowie's adopters write that she is settling in nicely at home and learning the art of taking a good selfie.

Friends of Berkeley Animal Care Services raises much-needed funds to support programs and services that help provide a safe and happy environment for animals waiting for their forever homes at Berkeley’s municipal shelter.