Happy Tails


Everyone loves a happy ending! Do you have a happy tail to share? If you’ve adopted a pet from our shelter, we’d love to hear from you! Please submit your happy tail to PetAdopt@verizon.net!

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I have attached pictures of Cooper (formerly Cairo), sleeping peacefully right next to Zoe, and it’s only the second day! The other picture is of Emma and Cooper who seem to be inseparable already. Cooper is the most mellow, sweet, loving little guy. He has already gotten the hang of walking on a leash, and has yet to have one accident! He is even close to mastering sit! Clearly he is a genius :) . We are all completely over the moon with him, and can’t thank you enough for helping us through the process, and for spending so much time with us as we made our decision. We look forward to coming back there soon for some of the training/socializing programs you offer.

Hi, New Rochelle Humane Society — It’s been a long time since we’ve sent you an update. I don’t know if you remember these two girls, Mae and Aya, but we got them from you in Nov. 2011 when they were six months old. They are now 3-1/2 years old. This past October, they got a new little sister, Hana. Best of everything to you! – Catherine, Wesley, Mae, Aya and Hana

I adopted Miley almost two years ago. I didn’t realize how much energy he had until I got him home. He has been a joy to me and my other cat. My other cat passed away in July 2013 and I plan on adopting a new playmate for Miley from NRHS.

Thought you might like an update on how Chance is doing. He is, as we all said, a complete ball of fluff and love. Manners are definitely not his strong point and he tries to grab anything he can but every day he is getting a little better, he is really just a very big puppy. We learned the hard way that he likes bright colors, my oldest son needs a new jacket! Not too many accidents so far as we work out when he is telling us he needs to go outside …. Definitely a long project but just seeing him settling in and happy is great. He is loving the space up in Pound Ridge and is slowly starting to heel when walking, though anything interesting and he is tugging away at his leash. We love him very much already and just wanted to say thank you for rescuing him and letting us adopt him – Mark and Family

We adopted Pookie (formerly known as Becky) four days ago and already have seen a huge positive change in her. She is a sweet, affectionate dog and her energy increases each day as I’m sure she’s feeling more loved and comfortable in her new home. She is quick to learn and absolutely loves going on walks. She’s a great dog and we couldn’t be happier! Thanks, New Rochelle Humane Society!! – Emily

Bella the tabby was adopted in January 2009. She is the sister of two other rescue cats and Bentley, a Papillon pup. She enjoys sleeping with Bentley and giving him endless baths with her tongue. They are inseparable! Thanks New Rochelle Humane Society for all you do to save our furry friends! – Stephanie

Hi there, we adopted from your shelter last July. We had lost our beloved British Shorthair of 14 years, and decided that this time around we wanted to rescue a cat from a shelter. We visited four shelters in one day seeing all different kinds of cats. Many were stunningly beautiful, but weren’t quite the right fit for what we were used to. New Rochelle was our last stop after a long day, and after playing with some of the cats in the open room, we asked if we could see some in the back. There in one of the cages was a cat named Nu-nu, who had just recently been rescued and had been living under a house for several years. His coat was salt-and-pepper colored and all patchy from having flea treatments, and he definitely was not the prettiest of the bunch. But as soon as he came out of his cage, he rubbed against my legs and wanted nothing more than to be pet. We hadn’t met one other cat the entire day who was so loving right away. When I picked him up, he rubbed his face right into mine for kisses. I knew he was a sweetheart! We adopted him and renamed him P.W. After getting a bath (and the vet commented on what a great boy he was during the process!), we discovered that his coat was snow white! Seven months later, he has completely settled in, has filled out and loves his new family so much that he won’t stop following everyone around and begging to be picked up. He also loves laying in laps and kneading :) I’m hoping to get him a brother or sister in the future! – Kate

On New Years Eve, I adopted “Nate.” He was renamed Walter when we got home. He’s been with me just over a month and he is doing excellent! He’s so affectionate, eats like a horse, has the loudest purr, and loves his new big brother Simon. They run around and play together all day long. He’s happy and healthy, and I just wanted to share some pictures with you. He is the fourth cat that I’ve adopted from you in the past 16 years. They have all been the most wonderful animals anyone could ever ask for. Thank you thank you so much! – Best, Jen, Simon, and Walter

Hello! Do you remember a cat called Simon? We adopted him about a year ago and he is so happy with us! He loves playing and then he curls up with us at the end of the day. We are so happy we adopted him because he has made us so happy!

Do you remember Sugar Plum? We adopted her on December 27th. She has become our baby filled with lots of love. She now owns the house and the love/trust she shows us is endless. She is our baby. Thanks!!! – Katerina

Hi – We wanted (as promised ) to share some pictures of our cats which we adopted from you a few months ago. They are the most lovely cats we have ever had and are stuck to our kids almost like dogs! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to be with them. – Osian, Zoe, Hilda and Georges

A big hello to the wonderful people at New Rochelle Humane Society! We wanted to give you an update on the newest member of our family … Roscoe! He is doing great and had no problems settling into our home. He has brought so much joy and happiness to our house. He is such a sweet boy, with a wonderful personality. We still can’t believe he was in the shelter for as long as he was … We can only think that he was waiting for us to come along. Many thanks for all you do everyday to help find homes for the rescue cats and dogs – Kathleen, Joel and Roscoe

Hi: We adopted Brodie from NRHS in February of 2013. His name then was Patch and he was there with his brother. Well, here is a picture of Brodie before, on the day we brought him home, and Brodie after, taken on December 18. He’s a great dog and he’s such a happy guy! We have him in Nose Work Training classes at the Port Chester Obedience School and he’s tops in his class! Thanks for bringing him from Ohio so that he could find his way into our home! – Anne

I wanted to write to NRHS with an update on Robyn. Since adopting her in August, she has been nothing but an absolute joy in my life. I knew when I saw her picture on Petfinder that she was special, and wow was my gut right! I snuck away from work on a Friday to meet her, and when I picked her up on Sunday, it was like she knew she was going home. I still can’t believe we’ve only been together five months, it feels like years already! She’s very responsive to training, and very birdy!! She loves hiking and running wild in the woods, but not as much as she loves attention and cuddling! Also, with a exercise and diet program, Robyn has lost 12 pounds, and surprise..there was a purebred English Setter hiding under all that blubber! Thank you so much guys, Robyn and I could not be happier!!!! – Paul

PS – The enclosed picture of Robyn with her standing up looking out the window … was the day that the ducks arrived at the river across from my condo!

Hi, just dropping a line to let you know how happy I am in my new home!! ;-) Love, Savannah

Hi, everyone, just a quick note and a big thank you from the family for introducing us to our newest family member Zoey, formerly Sol. She is doing great and is getting along well with her two cat siblings, her dog sibling and her two human siblings. We are very happy we walked through the door to the shelter that day – Marlece

Hi!! Little Annie has brought so much happiness into our home! She sleeps on the bed with us and when we wake up she greets us with her happiest purr!!!! She follows Christina around the house everywhere she goes. She is a great new member of our family, and we are looking forward to many years with her! Love, Chrissy, Johnny and Annie

Hello! Just wanted to send a note to say hello and let everyone there see how Shadow is doing. He is a handsome dog and loves his family. He loves my kids and they love that he is a part of their lives. Shadow is very smart and loves learning new things all the time. My daughter (7) has been very eager to train him. Until next time … thanks for introducing us to Shadow! – Doug

My husband and I adopted Dublin (now Magic) in September 2013. Neither of us had ever owned cats and were self proclaimed “dog people.” When we walked into the cat room, Magic came right up to us, laid down and wanted to be petted and cuddled. After being told black cats are adopted less often, we knew we had to take him home. Needless to say, he has converted us to both “dog AND cat people”. He is affectionate, playful and super fun. Thank you so much New Rochelle Humane Society for our special pet and for everything you do for animals in need – Carolyn and Nick

Just wanted to send a quick note about how Ethan and Scout (Chad Michaels) are doing in their new home since we adopted them in September! It took some time, but Ethan and Scout are getting to be good friends. They frequently play with each other and sometimes even cuddle with each other. Ethan has taken very well to his training program and impresses everyone he meets with his energy and good looks. Scout spends half his time playing and half his time on someone’s lap. (He is on my lap right now as I type this!) We cannot imagine our lives without these two amazing friends! They have truly changed our lives for the better – Sara and Chris

We had Zillow for just over 24 hours when this photo was taken, and we absolutely love him! He’s so sweet, friendly and gentle — and being a tuxedo cat, so cute. We couldn’t be happier having him as a new member of our family.

This is Sarge who I adopted in the summer of 2009. I cannot tell everyone at NRHS how thankful I am for introducing me to my best bud. He is still the sweetest, friendliest little guy who has lots of friends at the dog park and around the neighborhood (including some of the dogs who have been on Happy Tails). I recommend NRHS to anyone looking to adopt! I have a lot of people ask me about Sarge when we go out walking because of his unusually long body and unusually short legs (mixed with basset or corgi). I don’t bother trying to explain it and just tell them he’s perfect to me!!

Thank you so much for finding us the perfect kitten! Squint, now Simba, has filled that empty hole in our hearts from when our beloved cat passed away. He loves chasing toys and purring on peoples laps! Thanks so much!

Lola (formally known as Kato) was adopted October 24, 2013, and is a welcomed addition to our home. We had just lost our Westie in September and after getting more than disappointed by a foster agency, we came to you and fell in love with Lola from the second we saw her picture on the website. She and her big sister Jamie (our other dog) get along great. Lola is full of energy, getting spoiled everyday and is loving every second. She loves running out in the yard and playing with all her new toys. Thank you NRHS for adopting to us!

Shooter (previously known as “Puppy”) was seven weeks old when we adopted her from the New Rochelle Humane Society last year. Tomorrow she will be celebrating her first birthday (the one we guessed for her :]) and she couldn’t be happier! We adopted another dog who is her BEST fur friend and they will be having a puppy party! We couldn’t thank you guys enough for helping us find our best friend. She’s so well behaved, and sometimes a little too smart! She has learned so many tricks and is a fetch fiend!

Hello again. This is Rapunzel’s mom with an anniversary update. We adopted her two years ago this coming October 22nd, and we are more in love with her every day. She is such a wonderful cat. So loving and gentle, and FUN! She still follows me around the house just like a dog. I could write a whole book about her and her antics, and for a cat who is about eight years old, she’s pretty active. She is an indoor cat, but she likes watching the birds and chipmunks out the door or windows. If the neighbor’s cat happens to risk walking across our front yard, Rapunzel loudly lets it know it is not welcome. LOL! Also, as I read in a cat book, “There is no snooze button on a hungry cat” (which is very true), and on my sleepy way to the kitchen Rapunzel plays Chinese New Year Dragon in front of my feet. It’s really cute. Bless all of you and your work. – Rosemary

Hi! I’m sure everyone at NRHS is wondering how India is doing … She is great! What a sweetie. She and our small dog, Rudy, whom we adopted from NRHS about four years ago, have been getting along perfectly. We’ve had lots of walks and encountered many — everyone just wants to pet/meet India! She is flopped on her side on a squishy carpet snoring as we speak. Thanks!!! – Abbe, Scott, Rudy and India

Here is a picture of Bear (the black cat) resting with his best friend Toby. Bear is doing great and loves his dog brother, Toby. Thank you allowing us to adopt him! – Brandon

I wanted to send you a picture of Jake whom we adopted from your shelter in November of 2007. I don’t know if you remember him but I thank you for everything you do. Jake is happy and healthy and gets so much love. He was only three months old when we adopted him and he just turned four. I couldn’t ask for a better dog. Thanks to all of you who care and do everything you can for all these animals!

Hi, NRHS — Rhapsody is an absolute doll and is adjusting well to her new home. She especially enjoys sunning herself on her screened-in deck! I will keep in touch! – Mary

Tank was one of nine of the “OPERA” puppies in the winter of 2009. He will soon be celebrating his fourth birthday. How time flies! We couldn’t have asked for a smarter, more obedient and loving dog. He has many, many friends (which include other dogs, cats, horses and, yes, even a goat)! Last year he was chosen to appear in a rescue calendar. People are always stopping us to admire and compliment him. We are very proud of him — he is our shining star!!

Thank you NRHS! – Frank and Jan

We adopted Tabasco (now Hugo Steinway Chavas the Cat) from NRHS late last month. He is adjusting to life as a pampered house cat … He doesn’t cuddle in our laps yet, but comes around for daily petting and enjoys following the sun, sitting in window sills, and sleeping on soft blankets.

Thank you for all that you do – Stephanie, Troy, Zelda, and Hugo

We found Benji on the street, Christmas Day 2011. He was emaciated but otherwise in great shape. We took him in and quickly fell in love with this mellow, gentle guy. We tried to find his home but didn’t have any luck with posters and an internet service. When I finally decided he was ours and took him to the vet for his shots, we found out he had a chip. We were DEVASTATED! We traced him to the New Rochelle Humane Society and the original owner. After some negotiations with the original owner and Peter intervening, we are the official owners of our adorable Benji! Only problem is — he loves to be outside. I have never had an outside cat and was worried sick when he would disappear for hours. After climbing a tree in a storm to rescue him and a few middle of the night search and rescue missions to find him, I decided something had to be done. I searched the internet for cat enclosures and came up with a solution. Here he is in his palace: (BTW — We also have Lila that we adopted last summer and my two boys are now junior volunteers!)

I adopted Blue known now as Diesel over a year ago, and I love im sooooo much!! He brings me joy everyday of every minute!!! He loves his two cat sisters, they sleep together in my bed every night!!! He is so happy!! He spends his days cuddled up with me!! He goes to the beach and chases the birds!! And then a quick dip in the water!! I love him with all my heart!! Thank you for all you do!!!

- Vee, love

Hi! We adopted Louie the Boston terrier this past April. It was love at first sight for our three-year-old Boston, Yogi. We brought Louie home the day we met him and he and Yogi have been inseparable ever since. Louie took a little bit of training and takes a lot of love and care, but we are able to give it to him and now we can’t remember what life was like without him. Yogi and Louie love to go on hikes together, play chase, and just relax and lay down together. Most of the time they are running around like crazy and playing with their toys. Dana and the staff at New Rochelle Humane Society were always there for us when we had questions or were looking for training tips. We can’t thank them enough. Louie is on the left and Yogi is on the right in the attached photo.

- Melissa and Ted

This is Beau Tie! We adopted him a few days ago at about nine weeks old and are really being kept on our toes with Puppy Duty. (No pun intended!) We’re enjoying the journey and are so grateful to have him in our home! Thanks, New Ro Humane Society! Keep doing what you’re doing so well!

I have been meaning to send an e-mail to you guys for your web page but it has been difficult for me to write but here goes … Back in December of 2003 I came to your shelter in hopes of adopting a kitten. I was checking out this cute but shy orange stripped kitten when I and felt a tug on the zipper string of my jacket and when I looked down at the bottom crate I saw such a cute black kitten. I took him out to hold him and he chose me I swear! His original name by you guys was Argentina and I had renamed him Jinxie. Jinxie was my first “baby” on my own and boy was he spoiled and well loved. He was definitely an awesome and crazy little kitty. If he could hide in it, climb on it or chase it he would, lol. Then I had adopted my first dog from another shelter and they quickly became the best of friends and they were always playing, he would even groom my dog.

Sometimes I swear Jinxie thought he was a dog. Jinxie was just so sweet and affectionate. When I would go to bed at night he would curl up behind my knees or sometimes by my chest and I would wrap my arm around him. He loved to be brushed and would lay between my legs on the floor and purr. When I sadly lost my first dog Nina to cancer at a young age Jinxie seemed to be very sad, eventually I got another dog and he quickly took to my dog Brisco. Jinxie just loved to have company whether it be a person or a dog and they became great friends too and Jinxie continued the same treatment to Brisco as he did to Nina, lol. A few months after Jinxie had turned eight years old I became a mom to a beautiful little boy who of coarse became very curious of the dog and cat. At first Jinxie was like what is this thing crawling after me but then I would see Jinxie rubbing against my son, letting him pet him. Jinxie really liked when my son would play with his laser pointer. My son became very attached to Jinxie like he was his best friend.

In January of 2013 sadly my son’s best friend had passed away. It was very sad when my son would say, “Mommy, where’s my best friend,” or, “Where’s Jinxie?” And I’d have to explain that he was up in the clouds in heaven and that he could wave hello to him at anytime and every now and then my son will still say hello to Jinxie in the clouds and it still makes me get all teary eyed. Eventually I would like to come visit your shelter again with my son to adopt another kitty. I am very thankful for you guys allowing me to adopt my Jinxie all those years ago, he was just the best cat ever, I still tell people about how he adopted me.

Thank you, Melissa