"Oso" Perfect Tuesday, December 16, 2014
By: Lance Clark
Oso finds a home!!
My wife, two teenage boys and I finally decided to look for a dog. We've had cats for about 20 years but the boys were always hinting at getting a dog. My wife decided the time was right to take a look at NHS. After several visits to the website and a few visits to the center, we saw Oso on the page. We thought his picture looked adorable and his description sounded exactly like what we wanted in a pooch. My wife and I stopped on a Friday after a long day of Christmas shopping and to our dismay, Oso's cage had an "Adoption Pending" sign on it. We were both very disappointed but decided to ask about him anyway. We were in luck! Our adoption counselor said the sign was there in error and he was available. (I think it was in fact a sign that Oso was being saved for us!) After taking him to the front to be adopted, the worker at the desk made an announcement that Oso had found a new family. Volunteers came out of the woodwork to say their goodbyes since he had been there for quite some time. On our way home, we were hoping his description was true about getting along with cats as we still have two. Well upon arrival, the cats were not very pleased but they're slowly coming around and have begun to forgive us and accept Oso. As for Oso, he is absolutely awesome! He became comfortable right away. He sits and shakes. He loves being brushed, going on multiple walks during the day and he loves his trips to the dog park. He is the biggest sweetheart and a great addition to our family and our sons adore him! We decided to keep the name after learning it means "bear" in Spanish ... and he is just that, a huge teddy bear! Thank you Nebraska Humane Society!
Santa Paws Sunday, December 14, 2014
By: Brenna Cavanaugh
We feel so lucky to have Ruffus as part of our family and we cannot wait to celebrate this Christmas with him and, hopefully, many more!
We adopted Ruffus about 6 months ago from NHS. He was very shy and timid, but we could tell he was a sweet boy by the way he cuddled up to us during our first meeting at the shelter. After having Ruffus for a few weeks, it became obvious to us that he had probably been abused in his first home; he easily startled and showed extreme stress responses to certain behaviors we exhibited (such as holding up an umbrella). With some extra love and nurturing, we have seen Ruffus come out of his shell so much over the months! He has such a silly, gentle and SWEET personality. Ruffus really is the sweetest, most loving dog we could have ever imagined. Ruffus is enjoying life in his new home. He loves going for car rides to Three Dog Bakery, going on walks, and, most of all, he LOVES to cuddle (and we love his cuddles too)! We feel so lucky to have Ruffus as part of our family and we cannot wait to celebrate this Christmas with him and, hopefully, many more!
Remembering Trix Saturday, December 13, 2014
By: Laura Simonson
To the caring NHS staff and their diligent efforts to home as many animals as possible, thank you! Merry Christmas!
Nearly 7 years ago, the Nebraska Humane Society found a two-year-old tabby cat. Within a month, she and I found each other at your center. On a cold, wintery Saturday in January, my soon to be 8-year-old niece came to spend the weekend with me. Living so close to the shelter, she and I often visited to see the animals. Having never owned any pets myself, I found it quite easy to walk through and pass the time with my niece in a way which clearly made her happy. We always walked out the door with no fuss (she had a Great Pyranees at home) and I certainly felt no guilt (I wasn't an animal person). Prior to this weekend, I had a couple of friends who had been working on me to get a cat. They were witness to the attachment that was growing between me and their cats. Still, I resisted. Then this one Saturday, my niece stood at my stoop as I opened the door and said, "Aunt Laura will you get a cat today?" I melted. I remember every bit of that weekend (looking all over town for kittens, the kind police officer who gave me a warning at 120th and Center, my car engine fire, and driving back and forth to NHS). My niece chose her for me AND her name which became Trixie. "The CAT" and I struggled at first. One of your staff gave me the name of a feline behaviorist (whose name is "Kitty") who taught me the ABC's of cat behavior and gave me some tips for getting along with this particular troublemaker. It wasn't too long after that Trix and I bonded. For every moment after, she was my beloved creature and I her beloved human. This summer, I found a lump on her belly. She had surgery for mammary cancer. The biopsy results were not what we hoped for, yet we were given three more months together ... and they were GREAT months!! We said our goodbyes October 1. As a stray, we couldn't possibly know her birthday. NHS said she was two when she was found (which was December 12) so that became her birthday. So I remember Trixie in this post, and I remember our success story of which NHS was a part. To the caring NHS staff and their diligent efforts to home as many animals as possible, thank you! Merry Christmas!
Lexie the lover Thursday, December 11, 2014
By: Jennie Saathoff
We couldn't ask for a better pet
I adopted Lexie in January of 2014. Her name at that time was Olivia. I changed it to Lexie. She is a very smart dog. It took a while for her to like us. But now she's the best and most loving pet you could ask for. She has gained several pounds; she went from 7 pounds to 9 and 1/2 pounds. She is so loving. WE couldn't ask for a better pet. She has been house trained since we got her. She loves her squeaky toys and she loves to go ride in the car with us.
Rosie Couldn't Have A Better Home! Thursday, December 11, 2014
By: Kary Storms
She's the best thing that's ever happened to my and my family
Rosie picked me 4 years ago at the Humane Society. At first, everyone didn't think she was a pretty dog, but I felt differently. She has gone through some rough times in her 5 years on this earth. Previous owners dropped her off and she had her first stomach surgery. Shortly after having Rosie in my life, she developed bloat, then he second surgery happened. Then everything seemed fine and a year ago, my life almost ended. She had fluid around her heart and lungs. God bless the souls at KSTATE and Bellevue Pet Hospital. Rosie is probably the best dog/thing that has ever happened to my life/family! She is the best red heeler that I have ever met! Her personality and loyalty is beyond anything I could have dreamt up! Her previous owners that dropped her off have missed out because she is an amazing dog and couldn't have asked for anything more!
Rowdy Lab Now Rules the Roost Wednesday, December 10, 2014
By: Kris Kircher
We are so glad we adopted him and look forward to getting him a brother very soon!
We met 10-month-old Tank in the summer of 2012. We had just moved into a house with a yard and were on the lookout for a yellow Lab. We adopted Tank (now the Duke) and boy was he a challenge! 75 lbs of spaz! He was so undisciplined that he had to be on a leash inside the house for several days. After much patience, behavior modification and love, Duke has grown up into a smart, well-behaved and strong guy! Now at 105 pounds, he goes on daily runs with Daddy, plays at the nearby dog park almost daily, and even gets to go to daycare sometimes! Duke knows what time each family member is due home from work. He even reminds us if the cat needs to be let in and will bug us until we figure it out. Then he'll jump in bed to snuggle down to sleep. We are so glad we adopted him and look forward to getting him a brother very soon!
Buster Saturday, December 6, 2014
By: Karen Stockton
We were very LUCKY to adopt him
We adopted Buster (the Humane Society called him Benny), a beautiful Shepherd. Buster is doing awesome. He has adjusted well and is getting very spoiled. He loves to go for rides and walks. His favorite toy is a monkey. He is so smart and easy to train. Everyone that sees him wants him. Buster loves to give kisses and plays alot. He is an awesome dog. We were very LUCKY to get him.
Gizmo Saturday, December 6, 2014
By: Katherine Gibbons
Gizmo brought cheer back to our home
My Tigger passed away in early July. I had rescued him for the pound when he was about 6 weeks old and he was by my side for 15 years. We have two other younger cats, but without Tigger, we just all seemed lost. I decided to go to the Nebraska Humane Society to find a "grandpa" kitty. I had several on my list and Gizmo was one of my picks. He won my heart as soon as he walked through the door. He began rubbing and giving me kitty kisses. He stretched out for belly rubs and purred the entire time. I had to meet my other two picks just to make sure I was making the right decision. Hands down, it was Gizmo! Back in the room he came, still with his loving demeanor and I immediately filled out the paperwork. He is 10 years old and we believe he is a Maine Coon. When he was brought to the shelter, he had already been neutered and had his front claws removed. He weighed only 8 pounds. When he lies down and stretches out he is about 36 inches, his height from foot to the base of this tail is about 14 inches and from head to rear standing he is about 20 inches. Gizmo is a gentle giant! He loves his new home and is infatuated with the two younger kitties. We are fattening him up and giving him all the love he wants! The two younger kitties are so glad to have a "grandpa" back in the house, and so are we! Gizmo brought cheer back to our home.
Oden the playful Friday, December 5, 2014
By: Amanda scholl
If feels so good to have somebody that cares about you when you come home :-)
I adopted "Oden," a 7-month-old black kitty on Tuesday this week and within the first day of him being home, he walked around my place like he was truly at home. I gave him a new name which he answers to, and his little meow is so cute. The staff at the NHS is so friendly and you can tell that they want you to go home with a friend that will be everything that you want. They take the time to make sure that you're making the right decision for you and the animal :-) I couldn't have asked for a better kitty. He is so loving and cuddly, yet he can be home by himself. The minute I stepped in the door, he's so excited to see me. If feels so good to have somebody that cares about you when you come home :-) Thank you Nebraska Humane Society!!!!
The new spoiled girl Wednesday, December 3, 2014
By: Maria Menjura
Adoption is the best way to get a new member for your family
I got Lulu when she was 12 weeks old. At first, we let her sleep on our bed, but then she got her spot in the sofa. She is so cute, we are so happy we adopted her. She's a great learner. Everything is so easy with her and I am so happy now with her that I cannot let her go back. Adoption is the best way to get a new member for your family.