Rocky is a handsome example of a success story
from our Seniors for Seniors program. When 85-year
old Estelle decided to adopt a new friend, she
arrived at the shelter looking for a small sized dog.
But Rocky had something different in mind! Estelle
immediately noticed the quiet, 10-year old.
Little 5 week old Spyder and her litter mates were
rescued after having been found living in a wall. Her
brothers and sisters had all been adopted except for
Spyder. It seemed that her front legs had atrophied
while she was at the bottom of the pile of kitties in
the wall, so she had difficulty walking.
||ROXIE, Lake Huntington NY
Roxie came to us on a winter morning, shivering with
fright and dangerously underweight. One of our
volunteers decided to take her home and foster her
in an environment where we thought she might
improve faster. After a new feeding regimen, some
important vet visits she found a permanent family.
Some of you may remember Blaze from the news
stories she was featured in during the Summer of
2006. Her unfortunate start with us came when she
was found having recently given birth, and left tied
to a tree to die in the woods. She was in pitiful
condition, but after some TLC she was at it fast.
||JOJO, Wolf Lake NY
Jo-Jo was adopted by Hope Ryden, whose summer
home is in Wolf Lake. I worked with them for several
sessions to help with separation anxiety and basic
obedience training. The Rydens have returned to
NYC for the winter and asked to use these photos
as a "Success Story" ~ Barry McDonald, DogSense
Just wanted to let you know how Fay is doing. We
named her Roxy. She’s adjusting well and we love
her! Thank you. ~ Laraine L.
We adopted Harley after our Golden Retriever of 12
years passed away. Harley is the perfect fit for our
family. My wife found her on your website. We
wanted another Golden, but also wanted to adopt
from a shelter. My wife likes the darker color
Goldens, so Harley seemed like the perfect choice.
||MIMI, Woodbridge, NY
At first I had little doubt, because she was already 3
years old. She exceeded my expectations! She
adapted to country life and rules so quickly (she was
city girl). She learned to live in harmony with
chickens, geese, ducks...She brings us so much joy
and we love her dearly! P.S. She is a spoiled brat :)
||LEGO, Montgomery, NY
I just wanted to send you quick note to let you know
that I love my new home and family in Montgomery,
NY. I've been here for about three weeks; my
master, Nick, adopted me on Christmas Eve 2008.
I'm so happy to be in a loving environment; he says.
||LADY, Highland Lakes NJ
We adopted our pitbull from your shelter in March
2003. She's a special furry bundle of love! Our
children are growing up with her, and we can't
imagine our lives without this precious girl! In the
summer, she loves to lounge around on the deck, in
the winter she relaxes in front of the fire.
I wanted to let you know Bella has adapted great.
She loves her new family. I find it hard to leave the
house without bringing her along. She jumps at the
chance to go for a car ride. She loves coming along
when we go to visit family & friends. Bella is also
great with the kids.
||CODY, Liberty NY
Cody loves to dig holes in the ground, play with all
his new toys (he had to learn how to play) and
wrestle with his little Gertie. He is so trusting and
cuddly. He has come a long way since his first day
home. He barks a special thanks to the person who
rescued him from his previous situation.
||MISTY, Liberty NY
Misty loves to sit in the window and watch the bird
feeder and cuddle up on the bed at night. She is
very calm, playful and very tolerant of two little