Our new joy! Tuesday, November 26, 2013
By: Jody McGruder
Oscar (formerly Bobber) is king of his castle!
The first time I layed eyes on this precius pooch at the shelter, I knew he had to come join my husband and me. He was a stray that the shelter had, and they called him Bobber. We thought he looked more like an Oscar, so that is want we named him. He actually believes his name is King Oscar, and that is fine with us! Oscar quickly learned that he was in a very loving home, and he has so much fun going for walks, exploring the back yard, sitting on the recliner arm to look out the window, or laying on a lap to get a good back rub. He is perfect for us, we could not be happier. I wanted to give a rescue dog a loving home, and in turn I got the unconditional love of Oscar. He is amazing. Thank you Nebraska Humane Society!
My Watson Sunday, November 24, 2013
By: Megan Lowry
My little puppy is the best thing to happen to me.
A month before I turned 19 I began searching the Humane Society website looking for a dog. I knew that for my birthday I wanted a furry friend. Everyday I checked the site, hoping to find my match. There were several dogs I fell in love with, and I even contacted the societies foster care about 2 of them. Unfortunately those dogs were adopted by other people. I was about to give up on finding my dream dog. The day after my birthday I got onto the website again. There he was. His name was Ceasar, and he was the cutest thing I have even seen. I got in my car and drove right over to the shelter. I arrived about 20 minutes before adoption started, so I waited. As soon as the doors opened, I walked right in, got his cage number, and walked out. When they brought him into the playroom, I knew I was going home with him. We instantly bonded, and he captured my heart. Watson has been so good. He is the most playful, and spirited puppy I have ever met. He loves to cuddle, and give little kisses. I love this dog more than I can express. My little puppy is the best thing to happen to me.
Huck Gets Adopted Friday, November 22, 2013
By: Kelly Hand
Huck Gets Adopted
I adopted a little mixed breed (Parson Russell terrier and Brussels Griffon) named Huck from the Ne Humane Society in December 2012. The first week he made no sound at all. When he did bark for the first time I was having a seizure. (I have had a disorder for 6 yrs now) He has been detecting them ever since. He has learned many new tricks and is very eager to please me. This pooch was sent to me by God himself. I believe that with all my heart. He is my constant companion and I don't know what I would do without him in my life. I call him Mr. Huck because I think he deserves the title!
My Houdini Friday, November 22, 2013
By: Joyce Jensen
When my husband and I went to the Nebraska Humane Society to adopt on a Saturday, we went early to check out what was available. The kitten we chose (Houdini) was already in a meeting room with another family, so we were encouraged to check other available kitties. We had met two different ones, and then our helper came and notified us that Houdini was available for a meeting as the other family did not have enough funds to get her. It was immediate love! She couldn't stop headbonking my husband and purred the whole time! Her name given to her by her foster family had been Bonnie. She earned the name Houdini by being such a great escape artist if you needed to wrap her in a towel for meds! She has been an absolute joy for us for eight years now! Thank you to both you and her foster Mom for such a great cat!
On a mission From Dog Friday, November 22, 2013
By: Brian Smith
My Blues story of Jake and Elwood
After playing ball in the backyard with my Lab Jake I noticed he became lethargic. We took him to the Vet the next morning. Our vet gave him fluids and an X-rays and kept him for observation. We turned and look at each other as I left the office. The house was still empty and lonely that day. Early the next morning our vet called to tell me Jake had passed. I picked up his dishes and toys and packed them. I took his unused treats and food to donate to the NE Humane Society.
My wife suggested that we look at the dogs available for adoption. I was very reluctant to adopt so soon after losing Jake. Eventually I decided he would want us to provide a good home for another dog. There was a liter of puppies and my wife and I fell in love with one of the engaged and outgoing pups. That we asked to see him in the get acquainted room. They handed me the pup and he nestled in and went to sleep in my arms immediately. I still felt an overwhelming sadness from my loss but it seemed nice to have a future to look forward to as well. The new pup slept in my arms all the way home. A day and a half later I woke from sleep and had the perfect name. "Elwood", a way to respect Jake but to recognize their differences. Elwood has been a great friend and companion for the last couple years. Jake would be proud. Elwood doesn't like to play ball but he loves tug-o-war and chewing on his Kong toy. We walk at the dog park frequently and attend classes at the NE Humane Society.
Best Find Ever! Friday, November 22, 2013
By: planitomaha planitomaha
2 years ago today we found Toby, since re-named Artie, at The Nebraska Humane Society and it was the best find ever!
2 years ago, my fiance and I wondered into The Nebraska Humane Society just to take a look and that's when we found Artie. He won us over right away with his playfulness and sweet/unique face. I'm so happy we went in that day. I can't imagine life without him. He's our best friend, cuddle buddy and the best running partner I've ever had. Thank you Nebraska Humane Society!
Tucky Friday, November 22, 2013
By: Abby Gradoville
A year and a half ago a litter of puppies was at the Humane Society
My husband and I looked at the litter and of course we had to go look at them. We had our eye on Tucker and he was the one we wanted to play with. Our wish was granted and into the room came a 3 month old pink nosed puppy with long legs that he had no control over. The decision was difficult, we had to leave without Tucker (I had to get to work) On our way back, I was sitting in the car in denial saying, "We could have named him Tucker and it would have been so great, I wanted him!" During my shift I received a text message that said, "I'm going back, we have to have him." So here we were with our Tucker boy, finally! Well a year passed and Tucker grew up to be a HUGE baby! He is such a wonderful dog and a huge asset to our family. He has brought nothing but happiness with his weapon of a tail going non-stop. He is protective of his family when he needs to be, he is wonderful with other animals, he loves our kitten and our other recent rescue, Tyson, a Doberman puppy. Tucker has always been a very driven dog, he is extremely obedient, he was easy to train and the best part, he likes to snuggle. I could not be happier with the decision to get Tucker. He is now 1 1/2 years old and we look forward to may happy, hyper years with out Tuck-Tuck. We love you soooo much Tookie!
A surprise with Confetti Friday, November 15, 2013
By: Ashley Berglund
Confetti was a senior cat that we adopted from the Humane Society. She has a tragic past and we are so blessed to be able to love her and give her the life she deserves.
We adopted a senior cat named Confetti from NHS in 2011. She had an information sheet taped to her window giving details about her and her past. She had been abandoned and left to die. She had no food or water when NHS found her. At 9 years old, she weighed only a couple of pounds. The wonderful team at NHS rescued her and nursed her back to health. About a year later, she was up for adoption.
She was everything that I could have ever hoped for in a cat- sweet, beautiful, well-mannered, and looking for love. I quickly adopted her and brought her home to be loved forever. At 10 years old, and with her troubled past, I decided she deserved to keep her name.
We have had Confetti for 3 years. She is a happy, healthy 13 year old tortoiseshell. She is social but cautious, even after all the love and attention that she is showered with daily. I don't blame her and love her just the way she is.
I fear that day that I can't enjoy her soft nuzzles and humming purr. Until then, I just love her with all of my heart! Adopt a senior pet, they deserve to be loved!
Hair cut for the new puppy Friday, November 15, 2013
By: Terry Jinings
Hair cut for the new puppy
I picked up our new Schnauzer puppy looking very shaggy, his coat was so long it looked like he had dreadlocks. He also smelled dogie. He was transformed from the shaggy dog to a schnauzer.
Saved Each Other Wednesday, November 13, 2013
By: Kathleen Davis
One year ago today I went to Nebraska Humane Society to look at a dog I saw on the site...
...that was a Monday Nov. 12th 2012. I had gone into see this little long haired red dachshund the Friday before and left her there. Not knowing if she and I were a good fit. She was 7 1/2 yrs old they said, came from a puppy mill and was dropped off at night after an auction so they wouldn't have to spend money to leave her there at NHS. They say that puppy mill dogs have a lot of problems, so was a little leary. I told myself if she was still there on Monday I would go back and see her again. Low and behold on Monday there she was still on the site, so I went back to see her. She was a skinny little thing, scared and not too friendly, but what can you expect, she had a terrible life in the puppy mill. I could not leave her there that day and it is the best decision of my entire life...she is so precious to me! We love each other and she takes me for walks everyday! I love her soo much and she adds so much to my life that its just incredible!! So all I can say is that take a chance on a dog at the Nebraska Humane Society, it could add joy and years of happiness to your life and to the precious dogs life too!! Thank You NHS!!! My baby's name is Lexi!