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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Luna showed up one sub-zero degree night in January. She was crying and so very thin, but chose the right house as Billy and Pepita ran quickly to the door. They fed her, put her in their car with the heat up and called Greenburg Animal Control as Pepita had two other dogs and they were not sure if it was safe to bring Luna inside. Luna arrived at the New Rochelle Humane Society looking like a dog that had been bred several times and then abandoned. She was terrified and barked at everyone. Billy and Pepita stayed in touch and eventually adopted Luna. She is now very much a part of their lives, even cuddling up with Pepita’s dogs. Thank you Billy and Pepita for giving Luna the happy life that she deserves!
We adopted Danny last August. As you can see, he is a beautiful cat. His name was previously Puddles, but we changed it. He is about two years old. Danny Boy is very smart. He sits, shakes hands, and gives you a kiss for a treat. He also drinks from a sink and puts his hands under the water. He is one in a million. When we went to the shelter, we looked at many cats but, when they ushered us into another room, Danny reached out his paw from his cage and tapped me on the shoulder as if to say “Take me.” So we took him. Danny is a gem. We lost our 14 year-old cat Toby last year to cancer, and we were heart broken. Danny has brought us joy. Thank you so much for our loveable Danny.
Just wanted to let you know that the red and white boy, formerly known as “Hudson” and now named Conor, has settled into my home and heart just beautifully. I began introductions to his feline sibling, Erin, very slowly and within two weeks, they were fast friends. They eat together, sleep together, and play and chase each other. He remains fearless with his canine siblings, Meaghan, Kelly, and Colin, and is still negotiating boundaries, theirs not his!
Conor is a sweet, affectionate little man who passed his veterinary checkup with flying colors. He has fully embraced the philosophy of “what’s his is his and what’s mine is his.” See him pictured on what the four-legged members of the family allow me to refer to as “my” bed. He makes a wonderful addition to our family and we are happy and lucky to welcome him. Thanks for taking care of him until he found his forever home with us – Mary
It has been five years this week that we adopted Cameron and Trent from the NRHS. We wanted to send you some pictures and let you know that the boys are healthy, happy, well-loved — and yes, very spoiled. We adopted the two of them because they had met and bonded at the shelter, and they are still inseparable to this day. Thank you so much for bringing these two wonderful kitties into our lives. They really complete our little family! – Shawn and Mike
Hi Dana & friendly NRHS staff,
We just wanted to say thank you for all of your help during the adoption process. We are so happy we adopted Bella and are all adjusting well thus far. Bella is enjoying her new home and neighborhood and is ever so curious of each sound, nook and cranny. We learned during this snowy morning that Bella is not the biggest fan of snow blowers! She’s been the friendliest dog to the family and friends that have met her (Don’t worry — not too many all at once to overwhelm her!) and EVERYONE comments on how beautiful she is.
Please enjoy a couple of photos of Bella in our home. I like to think in the sleeping picture she is dreaming of warmer weather and running! Thank you for caring for her and the countless other animals!
All the best,
Caitlin & Michael (and BELLA of course!)
A very late holiday card picture of Faith (green bow), senior dog adopted January 2014! She had a great Xmas and got toys and a new memory foam Orvis bed! She also got her own monogrammed stocking filled with treats!! We love her so much and take great pride as her owners! She loves everyone and is so sweet!
She enjoys cuddling by the fire with Ginger (doggie sister) and is happy and healthy!!
Lindsay & Matt
Hi, everybody — just wanted to let my friends at New Rochelle Humane Society know that I’m doing great since I was adopted in 2011. I’m on thyroid medication now and gaining weight, and my vet says I’m thriving. My new mom is still trying to figure out what kind of life I had for my first eight years in my original home. For instance, when my new mom first brushed my long Maine Coon-ish coat, I used to bite and smack the brush like I didn’t know what it was. Now I love to be brushed and demand it every morning. I especially like when my mom holds the brush still and I rub my whiskers and chin against it and brush myself.
When visitors come over, I’m still a nervous-Nellie type personality and that’s when I go to my safe place — under the covers on my mom’s bed! My mom just lets me be and do things at my own pace. My mom and I are sponsoring a senior fellow living at the shelter named B.W. His photo is on the shelter website. I hope he gets adopted soon. The attached photo shows me just waking up and doing my upside down pose. Life is good. I’m safe and happy.
Hi, my new name is Nugget. I was adopted by Marc and Denise aka Dad and Mom. I keep things rolling here. We are working on potty training and other stuff like sit, stay you know the drill. I don’t mind as it is fun and I get lots of treats and petting. I go to the vet. It seems like a lot, but Mom says it’s for my health so OK. I’m not sure about the car rides (I got sick the first time), but Mom keeps trying different things so that I will like it … like the time she took me to my sister Amy’s special Olympic basketball practice. All the players wanted to play with me instead of practicing basketball.
I start puppies’ level 1 classes with Mom real soon. And I can’t wait so see my friends at New Rochelle Animal Shelter in April when I go back for something. Mom says it’s an operation, but I shouldn’t worry cause she will be with me and we can hang out afterword.
Oh, yeah — my first name was Starr, but that was the name of Daddy’s first girlfriend so my sister Sarah got to rename me. I like the name Nugget; it suits me. I know everyone at the shelter won’t recognize me as I have already doubled my weight and learned to climb up and down stairs. Well, time for my nap. Puppies as active as me need power naps throughout the day, you know, just to keep things rolling around here.
See you soon!
We just wanted to let you know that Henry is doing great! He and Charlie are getting along fine and they’re living peacefully together. Henry is sooooo sweet: We just love him. He is very cuddly and he snuggles in whenever we hold him (which is lots . It’s amazing how different the two boys are, Henry is big, quiet and calm and Charlie is small, noisy, feisty and seems to be the boss — a bit of a Napoleon complex, I think! They are great company for each other and we immediately noticed that Charlie was way more active and busy now that he has a friend.
We wanted to thank you also for the cage, it is PERFECT!! Just the right size! And the carry crates worked really well to get them home. Thank you again for the gift of Henry, we will love him and we’ll take good care of him – Brenda and Sarah
Happy Valentine’s Day to NRHS from two BFF/Valentines/NRHS alums, Mrs. Peel and Benny H!
Mrs. Peel (formerly “Amy”) I adopted in October of 2011, and Benny H (formerly”Finn”) I adopted in October of 2013! These two sweet souls are wonderful companions and I cannot imagine my life without them. Besides, who would want to since they bring so much humor and love every single day?
Thank you NRHS for keeping them safe and loved until we could find each other!! Dana and staff do such a wonderful job – Liz
Thank you to all of the workers of New Rochelle Humane Society for doing a wonderful job caring for these beautiful animals who need help. My husband Steven and I along with our four-year-old daughter Mia have adopted Pippy and Birdie — both doing great, getting along well, playing, running, jumping — couldn’t ask for anything else! They have brought us so much joy and laughter. Mia is head over heels! They are forever home. Once again, thank you so much!
Dear New Rochelle Humane Society,
Tomorrow, 2/9, will be one year since we adopted Mocha (previously known as Aly at the shelter). She has been an absolutely amazing addition to our family and we thank you for that. Here are some pictures of Mocha (Aly) now!
Kristen and Clinton
My husband and I adopted Jack on August 19, 2014. Thanks for this marvelous and fantastic little boy. He is thriving, gets lots of love all day long, and the best of care — our vet says he is doing wonderfully and he has already doubled in size! – Carolyn
Annie is living the life of luxury in her forever home. She only gets the best of everything. We love her more everyday and we can’t wait for many years with her – John and Christina
Just a note and some photos to show off Cookie. She is very well adjusted and loves our Pomeranian Oreo.
Happy thanksgiving to all! – Cynthia
I also have a new friend Biscuit that lives two houses down and we have play dates. Here are some pictures to let you see my new life.
Thank you so much for all you did for me. Your love for me really shows and my new mom really appreciates the good care you gave me.
By for now but I will say hello now and then!
Hi to all my friends at New Rochelle Humane Society!
It’s me, Juliet! Did you know that November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month? A few years back, my first mom died and no one wanted to take me in. So I was taken to the NRHS. Everyone there was so nice to me but it was very hard finding a forever home because I was considered “old”. So I lay around in a big basket for what seemed like forever. All the staff and volunteers were so good to me but people who came in passed me up for the kittens and younger cats. I wanted to scream, “Hey!! I’m over here! I’m very loveable and I’ll give you lots of kisses, sleep on your pillow with you and keep you warm. Take me home with you!!! Please!!!!” There was a volunteer who came in to see me and always gave me a lovely pedicure whenever she visited. I liked her and I know she liked me too! GUESS WHAT! She took me home with her! And if you think I was old, you should have seen my new older brother! It was love at first sight! We had four years of bliss together but my older brother and best buddy passed over the Rainbow Bridge. Mom and I were so sad. We missed him so much. But GUESS WHAT! Mom got me a new brother — this time a bit younger and from the NRHS again! “Mr. Big” is my new BFF and I love love love him! And he loves me too! Mom also calls him “Big Boy” and he answers to both names even though he used to be called “Mittens” at NRHS.
Mom says that I’m about 13 or 14 now, but who’s counting? Mom gives me my medicine every day and I feel great!!! So take a chance on one of us “old-timers”! We’re worth it! You’ll see!! – Love, Juliet
Today I am celebrating the one-year anniversary date of my adoption of Benny H! It’s hard to believe that an entire year has gone bye since I scooped that scared puppy up my arms and carried him home — and it’s even harder to believe that I ever lived without him. He got over his shyness with a bit of help from Ilsa, from NRHS alum black kitty Mrs. Peel, and from me who cannot go an hour without kissing and hugging this boy. He filled a much needed hole in my heart from my loss of Spanky, and while I still miss my Spanky, little Benny is such a sweet and cuddly boy — it’s impossible to resist his cuteness and to be sad
Thank you for telling me about his litter that day and for your efforts which put Benny in my life. I really love this boy, as does Ilsa and the kitties! – Cheers, Liz
One year update:
We wanted to share a few pictures and update on our baby Faith (a senior dog adopted). We went to the shelter looking to adopt a senior dog, since we have an eight-year-old mini schnauzer. I knew that I loved Faith from the first time we met and she licked my hand through the cage. She is the sweetest, most gentle dog that we have ever met. We can’t even begin to tell you what an amazing transformation she has gone through. She was very timid and did not bark for the first two months that we had her. She was even frightened to walk around our neighborhood. Slowly but surely, with patience and love, she began to trust us, and came out of her shell. She now enjoys playing with toys, exploring in the backyard with her sister dog Ginger, early morning walks to the beach, laying in the sun, and playing in the snow in VT! We’ve even caught her and her sister recently sharing a bed, even though they both have their own! She even gets to go to work everyday with her dad and Ginger and hang
in the office!
We’re not sure how life treated her prior to becoming a part of our family, but we love her so much and will make sure that she has the best life from this day forward! Everyday we say to each other how grateful and lucky we are to be a part of this magnificent dog’s life.
We thank all those who give up their time and spend tireless hours to help rescue and provide for the animals. We especially thank the NRHS for taking care of our Faith and bringing her into our lives!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! – Lindsay & Matthew
Just wanted to send a quick hello to all of my friends at New Rochelle Humane Society, where my forever home mom was able to find me! As you can see, I am quite happy and I tend to fall asleep in some most awkward positions! But I would not change any of it for the world! Thank you to everyone who cared for me during that difficult time of my young life and I look forward to finding a brother or sister in the very near future! – Love to all, Foxy.
Hi to all the lovely pet lovers at the New Rochelle Humane Society! Just sending in an update for Riley, a senior Yellow Lab that we adopted in the summer of 2014. Riley is a gentle giant who can’t be sweeter — adjusting well to our extremely active family of five kids and many other animals. When we first got Riley home, the kids could not figure out why he would not respond to his name, so they switched his name to all their favorite Pokemon characters. After a few days in, we realized that Riley was deaf and decided that if he was always a “Riley” and should remain so.
True to his breed, he is just the most tame and gentle creature and voluntarily takes back seat to his new canine sister — a narcissist of a shih-poo. Thankyou for helping bring this beautiful dog into our lives.
Hello to all my friends at the New Rochelle Humane Society! I hope that you remember me. I was born there eight years ago and my mommy’s name was Peaches. I had two brothers and three sisters. I have been living the good life with my family and they love me very, very much. There is no doubt that I am an important part of my family because they spoil me a lot and buy me lots of toys and give me many hugs and kisses. Whenever my family goes on a vacation road trip they take me with them. I have been to Hershey, Lake George, Ocean City, Mystic, and Wildwood. This is a picture of me with my new winter hat. I hope you like it. Thank you for taking good care of me until my family could find me and I could have my forever family.
Hi to all my friends at New Rochelle Humane Society!
It’s me, Mittens, but everyone calls me Mr. Big and sometimes Big Boy. It’s been three months since I went home with my new mom, and I’m living the good life! I love my older sister Juliet and I especially love to chase her around and around. I’m still loving my Cat Scratch Lounger – Juliet and I each have one of our own now ’cause Mom got tired of telling us to stop fighting over it. Thank you for taking such good care of me and never giving up on finding me my forever home. I love you all!
In 2011 I adopted my cat Ariana from your shelter, when she was just six weeks old. Look at her NOW!!! I wanted to share her with you – Roswitha
This is Mikey just saying hello after ten days in our new home. My sister Ash keeps trying to tackle me as I paw over this. I’ll chase her later, then rest my head on her butt for a nice long nap. So a big meow to every one at New Rochelle Humane for taking good care of us, and a little squeak from my silly sister. Oh here she is. Maybe we can go chew on something. Later everybody!.
We adopted Flash last week, and on the ride home we were not sure how long it would take for him to adapt to his new home. He was crying all the way; we thought that it was going to be a very long time for him to adjust. We got him upstairs, set up his food and water, and let him out. He dashed out of the carrier and went straight for the couch. It took him ten minutes to explore the apartment, one minute more for him to find the food, and about three minutes more to go MIA. We looked everywhere for him and started to panic. Until we walked by the fish tank and felt a paw tap us, as if to say “Hi! I’m here!”
From then on, he became protector of the fish tank … his new chill spot. He sits in front of the tank for hours, curled up or straight, lying stretched out against the tank. Now he splits his time between doing that and annoying his new big brother. Runs through the house, sliding all over the place. He is such a spoiled little boy, as well as his brother, whom I adopted from the Mt. Vernon animal shelter in April of 2014. It took a few days but they are getting used to each other, playing together and lying on top of their new mommy and daddy at three in the morning. He is in heaven, and such a little devil. He definitely lives up to his name, especially at night, running around so fast like a flash of lightning.
He is so happy in his new home and we are beyond happy to have adopted him. And to think, I almost passed him up because I didn’t see him at the shelter. Thank you so much for giving me my sweet lil’ man. I am beyond in love with him.
Hi NRHS – I wanted to send you a recent beautiful picture of our dear Nyles. He’s happy, has learned to play fetch with a ball, adores his days at the Rowayton dog park, and working from home with me. He is our “Director of Security”. Thank you for rescuing him, and allowing us to receive him as a member of our family – Fondly, Ann
Hi! Just wanted to let you know its been almost a year since we adopted Simba (formerly known as Squint). He’s a treasure and he loves to zoom around the house! Coming into the shelter he was so well behaved, but now he is a bit of a trouble maker and likes annoying our older cat! Thank you for finding us the purrfect cat!
October 2nd will be five years since I adopted my handsome, green-eyed boy from NRHS. He was about a year old and abandoned at the shelter while it was closed. Milo (formerly DJ) is a sweet and curious cat who loves nothing more than sitting on the windowsill and watching the world go by. And if I do not wake up early enough in the morning, he will give me a couple of light pats on my face with his paw. Plus, he sits on command!
Thank you for my sweet friend! – Michelle
Just to let you know, Cody (shelter name: Jo-Jo) is doing great in his forever home. He has a big sister named Bella (shelter name: Kourtney). They eat, sleep and play together all the time. Special thanks to Dana … We are so happy to have Cody and Bella in our family. They have made a great addition. Thanks again for all that you do for these precious animals!
Hi to all at the Society: Here is Jack (unnamed at Society) adopted on August 19, 2014. He is a complete joy and we love him; he is already a big part of our family. He loves to cuddle and will stay for hours on our laps – when he’s not charging 100+ miles per hour in the house playing with us and his toys! Thanks to all of you who took such good care of this little boy before he came home to us. We could not imagine how we ever managed without him!!
We adopted Nala about two weeks ago and she’s pretty awesome! We decided to keep the name that she was using at the Humane Society but she also is called “The Nalanator” and Noopie. She is especially cuddly in the morning and she can’t stop rolling around! She loves to get groomed and she is very talkative! My seven year-old daughter loves pulling a string around the house and watching Nala follow it. Nala enjoys being in the room wherever we are and when she is called she will always come over. Nala has been a wonderful addition to our family.
Here is a picture of Gioia, one of Emma’s ten puppies. I adopted Gioia about a month ago from the New Rochelle Humane society and she has been great so far. I had two Miniature Pinschers that died about a month apart for each other so I was mourning and I was desperate for another dog. When I went to the shelter, I immediately became attached to both Gioia and Zoe. It was difficult to decide between the two because both were very cute, but I ended up decided on Gioia because I liked her markings. Gioia’s personality is very different than my Miniature Pincher’s personality, so it’s going to take some getting used to her. I will say that she’s very intelligent (I taught her how to sit in one day) and a very affectionate dog as well. I’m so glad that I happened to be in the right place at the right time when I visited the shelter. I wouldn’t trade her for any other dog in the world.
In 2012 I lost my love of 16 years. Norman stuck by me through chemo treatments and open heart surgery, I stuck by him through nuclear thyroid treatments and diabetes shots. Alas, an infection was too much for him to fight and he slipped away. It took me many months of searching to find another cat to fill the void that Norman left in my life.
One year ago, after spending two hours with different cats in your shelter, a volunteer who was just coming on duty told me she had a stray cat just perfect for me in the back cages. She had never handed this guy before but thought we should go back and see what I thought. Boy was she right!! Not only did he look like Norman but he had exactly the same personality. This 5 year old boy looked at me and said “take me home and I promise I will fill that void”. Rascal is a joy, he’s gentle, he sleeps with me, plays with our other old guy, and loves everyone who comes into the house.
There will never be another Norman but thank you so much for the joy that Rascal brings me everyday.
Attached are two pictures the first one is Rascal the second one is Norman Bates. – Ilene
I came to adopt a dog to New Rochelle in November 2010 when Tipsy was 9 months old. 4 years later we are still the best of friends and she is the sweetest, lovable, most loyal companion. Every day we say thank you to New Rochelle for bringing us together. We make a great team! – Christine
Love, Sugar Plum