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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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
This pretty black cat is Miss Bella Blu. We adopted her a few days after Christmas 2012. Like many black cats, she was overlooked by many, but when she saw us, she made up her mind that she was coming home with us and set about to make that happen. While I was busy looking at another older cat, this little kitten “snagged” one of the boys and would not let go. Each time he would walk away, she said “No no no no no,” and reached out of her cage to pull him back. At first, she was timid, but she met her sister Maddie Moo, and now she and Maddie rule the roost! Thanks for helping Bella find her way to us!!
Here is Jinxx … on what we see as her birthday. (Got her at ten months on May 11, 2013.) We love her — she is a great cat!
Thanks! – Monica, Elliott and Hannah
We’ve had Shadow for about two and a half months now and are loving him so much! He is really a sweet pup. He loves being around us and playing in his new back yard. He’s learning a lot: sit, stay, drop, and is always giving kisses. My kids, Kaya, six and a half, and Xavier, four, love playing with him and teaching him as well. This past weekend it was so hot, all three were running through the sprinkler! More updates and pictures to come!
Thank you New Rochelle Humane Society!! – Doug and Family
Here are some new pictures of Sparky (previously known as Keller) and “big sister” Taffy too. We can’t tell who is happier, us or Sparky!!! We love him so much and can’t thank you enough for making it happen! – Mary and Don (and Taffy too!)
I would like to say thank you for letting us adopt Bear. He is one of the family. He loves his K-9 companion, Toby. If Toby is at our in-laws he meows for him. Bear follows him every where, starts play fights and sleeps next to him! – Brandon and Rine
We adopted JohnJohn exactly a month ago this past Sunday after he was with you at the shelter for more than a year. I have many pictures of him starting from the car ride home, to him getting to know his new home as well as his new Mommy and Daddy, to him finally getting used to our other cat OG (Old Gangsta). He stays true to his name – he LOVES hanging out in the ‘john’, especially the bathtub. He especially likes to drink from the tub faucet. He loves to eat and he has gained a few pounds since he got here … He’s cuddled next to me as I type. We love him so much and are very happy he is now a part of our family. – Taskeen, Mudassar, OG and JohnJohn
I just wanted to send a quick note about our dear Salem (née Ash). We renamed him based on our favorite US location, Salem, Mass. And boy his personality fits his name! He’s an explorer and a curious cat! When we adopted him, the shelter volunteers had told us that when he was brought in, he was brought in as a female and was name Ashley. When attempting to perform a Spay they learned “she” was a “he” and renamed him Ash. I was a little nervous at first because our first cat adopted from New Rochelle Human Society (Pumpkin, aka Jammy) is afraid of his own shadow. After a couple of weeks of them being apart and learning each others scent, they became playful brothers. Now, as you can see in one of the pictures, they fall asleep on each other!! I love our little family and we are now complete!! Thank you New Rochelle Human Society for taking great care of our boys before they came home. – Janneyn
Keller has now been renamed Sparky and has adjusted beautifully with his adopted family. Here he is – loving his new home and all the birds in the backyard too!!! Sparky initially resisted the love of his new big sister Taffy, but now they are best friends. (Well, almost!)
We want to update you on Tormey – he’s staked out a few favorite spots in his new house and graciously accepts visitors and attention wherever he is. He’s a great cat! Thank you for the work that you do …
Best Regards, Emily and Rob
We adopted Miley (AKA Eve) almost two months ago. She has been such a WONDERFUL addition to our family. She loves running around the back yard and watching all the fish swimming in our pond. She also loves playing with all of her toys with the boys. Miley will kick you out of her favorite chair if she wants it and you better move quick or else she plops herself right on you. She loves going next door to visit and play with her “aunt” (my parents’ nine-year-old black lab). We are so happy to have her in our family. – Vicki & John
One week later – she is so lovey-dovey and we love her. A photo for you! Thank you!! (My husband is a musician.) – Monica, Elliott and Hannah
My fiancé and I adopted Raisin from the New Rochelle Humane Society a few months ago. She became a member of our family very quickly. She is extremely affectionate, playful and sweet. She loves to look out the window, sleep and play with our other cat Nerval. I’ve attached a picture of her relaxing on our love seat. – Erin
My husband and I adopted our lil’ Shayna at 13 weeks old, three years ago from you. We just wanted to send a little update and a pic to show you how beautiful she has turned out. She is spoiled rotten and has filled our hearts with so much love. We’ve been checking your site periodically to see if we could find her a friend.
This has been a long time coming. We adopted these guys in October 2010. They were named Jerry and Kramer at the time; they’re now Lex (short hair) and Zod (long hair). They quickly became comfortable and took over our house. Lex is the spunky one, always seeking attention, even though he gets CONSTANT loving. Zod is sweet and sometimes a little skittish. They’re both healthy and happy. Thanks for the wonderful additions to our family.
Hello, everyone, I wanted to let you know that Sylvia is doing really well. She is truly a wonderful kittie. She has transitioned so nicely in our home and we couldn’t be happier with her. And, she gets along with our other kittie, Savana who is 12 years old.
You may recall, I lost two of my kitties in December (3 weeks apart) and I miss them terribly however, Sylvia has brought such joy and relief to the sadness! She’s incredibly friendly, social (my neighbors love her!) because she’ll come out and greet them and hang out like she part of the conversation And, she’s very loving — loves to cuddle and sleep with us all night.
Attached are some pics of her relaxing (she also watches TV) when she’s not chasing her toys. She’s our new sweet pea and we wanted to let you know. – Robin
We adopted Bean on March 2, 2013, and she weighed in at 27 pounds. She had some mange but is all better now. Today she is 36 pounds, happy and silly and loves to give kisses. She is very spoiled and loves to go on walks and play with her daddy. She has a great yard to run around in. She is always smiling. She does get the itchies becasue she does have allergies but she has a vet that adores her and she is just perfect. She is 100% house trained and can do some tricks. She is the best addition to my family and we could not have asked for a better dog. The picture attached was from 4/28/13 after she was done playing in the yard! – Ginette and Steve
Hello. Attached is a picture of the two kittens I adopted from your shelter in December 2012. They are now six months old and were just spayed. Here they are in the “kitty” room being nice and quiet for a few days. They love this room. This is where they hung out when I first brought them home and for a while after. They still sleep in that room every night. It’s their safe place.
Cocoa Puff is the calico. Her original name was Hazel at the shelter. Daphne is the black one. Her original name was Foofie. The are now 6 lbs. each and growing rapidly. They love to play with each other and their adopted sister (10-year-old tuxedo) and brother (20-year-old Angora). Thank you so much for them!!! We love them dearly!!! – Susan
Hello! We adopted Leia from the New Rochelle Humane Society on February 2, 2013. We’ve been having so much fun since we brought her home! I’ve been meaning to send pictures for weeks now and I’m finally getting around to it. Craig and I are so thankful to have Leia in our lives now. We love her and are so happy we found her! – Hannah