Our first pet adoption Friday, February 27, 2015
By: David Gregg
I think I found the perfect dog thanks to NHS!!
The adoption is going great so far! No accidents in my home or bad interactions with other dogs or people! Flex didn't like his first vet visit ... he growled a little bit but was easily calmed down! We have bonded very well so far. He is learning to play fetch and play with other toys. I think I found the perfect dog thanks to NHS!!
Lucy is the perfect match Tuesday, February 24, 2015
By: Cory Guyer
We adopted Lucy a week ago for our family and she is the PERFECT dog for us!
A little over a year ago, our dog Midge passed away -- leaving an empty hole in our family's life. Our other rescue dog Sydney needed another companion and our son needed the dog he always wanted. Two weeks ago, we met Lucy, and she blew us away! She's incredibly sweet and fun, and we knew she was the dog for us. We had to wait out her kennel cough for a week; however, when we received a call telling us she was ready, we couldn't wait. After a week of having her home, my son has the dog he always wanted. Lucy loves the boy and it has the makings of a classic tale. We couldn't be more thrilled to have her a part of our family.
Charlie Sunday, February 22, 2015
By: Jenny Cuykendall
Charlie has found his forever home and we couldn't be happier!
After fifteen years, we lost one of our cats, a beloved orange tabby. We knew he could never be replaced, but after a few weeks, we found ourselves at the Humane Society. We had chosen a few cats to look at, but none of them fit our needs. We have another cat, Jupiter, and we needed a companion for him. Many of the cats in the shelter that day had not been around other cats or did not get along well with them. Finally, our counselor brought in a skinny orange tabby and we knew right then that he was the one. His name was Peaches, but once we got him home, it quickly changed to Charlie. It seems to fit his character better. Right away he got along with Jupiter, the two were fast friends. Charlie is almost the same age, almost two years old. They love to play, tumbling and chasing each other. They also love to snuggle. Charlie has found his forever home and we couldn't be happier!
10th Anniversary Friday, February 13, 2015
By: Richard Stutte
A great 10 years and looking for 10 more
It was 10 years ago that we adopted green-eyed Zeuss after the passing of our 21-year-old cat, Moose. Five years later, we adopted Seuss. These two guys are the attached to us like no other cats we've had in the past. They are buddies and they share their domain with Winslow, our Maine Coon we took in when his owner came looking for a good home for him. A great 10 years and looking for 10 more.
Vespa Thursday, February 12, 2015
By: Kaci Merchen
I couldn't have asked for a better dog!
First a little back story: I had a 14-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Rachel who I had since I was 5, and I got her as a present for coming off of treatment for Leukemia. She passed away of old age on July 5th, 2014. I loved her very much and always will. I just needed another dog, because I have never lived without one before and needed a companion. Rachel was my best friend. She was there when no one else was. When she passed, my whole world fell apart. And I know Vespa will never replace her, that wasn't even my intention. So we went to the shelter.
I got Vespa in early August of 2014. She was the shy quiet one in a corner, but when I came up to the glass she came right up to me! I'm a 16-year-old girl. Any dog is adorable to me, but there was something about her eyes that made me have to have her. My mom was called over and she looked at her and said, "She is so homely! Are you sure?" Of course, I said yes and we signed up to meet her. My mom was very nervous about getting a dog her size and with how shy she was, but I was insistent and since she would be my dog, she let me have her. She was in kennel #2.
We get home and the first thing she does is go sniffing around and she was getting sick. We knew we had to give her some medications, but my mom got scared and told me "we aren't keeping a sick dog." To a point, I understood and reluctantly took her to the shelter to see what was going on, but thank god the lady there convinced my mother to keep her for a few more days, to let her nerves calm down. So we get back home and she was very shy. We gave her some space and let her get used to the new surroundings. By the end of the night she was a lot more open with us, but wouldn't stop following me around. (not a bad thing in my opinion).
After some time, she kept getting more and more open with us and now she is a crazy lovey pup who never leaves my side. She is the perfect companion and I am so happy my mother decided to let me keep her. She is the best thing that has ever happened to me and we couldn't be happier together. I bring her almost everywhere I go besides school!
I cannot thank the shelter enough for uniting me with my best friend. She is perfect and so smart! She now knows to fall over when I say bang! and can crawl, bow, shake, switch paws, sit pretty, sit, lay down, roll over, speak, and we start agility training in the spring!!! I couldn't have asked for a better dog!
Moshe Friday, February 6, 2015
By: Carly Sorenson
We are excited to start a lifetime of fun with this little devil!
We had been thinking about adopting a cat for awhile when we went to the Nebraska Humane Society. We had met quite a few cats that were sweet, but it wasn't until we saw Moshe on February 1, 2015 that we truly fell in love. Quick to love and play, Moshe has been a wonderful addition to our home. He is a talkative 7 month old that loves to follow his humans around and explore his new territory. We are excited to start a lifetime of fun with this little devil!
My Little Izzy Friday, February 6, 2015
By: Carolyn Jolley
I love her dearly
I lost my little Annie a bit over a year ago. Replacing her has been hard. I found my little Izzy and cannot believe just how much she reminds me of my little Annie. She is settling in quite nicely and I love her dearly. She started out really skittish and shy but realizes she has a forever home. She was also very skinny and it was hard at first to get her to eat. She is doing very well now.
Wesley is Perfect Thursday, February 5, 2015
By: Megan Steube
Thanks for giving us the gift of the finishing puzzle piece to our family!
My boyfriend (Matt) and I were devastated when we lost our 5-year-old Doberman, Cleo during the first week of November of this year. Grieving was a difficult process for us because her death was very sudden and unexpected. We also have a 9 year old Min. Pin named Roxy that began acting up and wandering the house looking for Cleo. We were all lost without her.
Matt and I decided that around Christmas we would start looking for another dog to share our love with. Being the crazy dog person that I am, I started looking at Doberman rescue groups right away. After a bit of discussion, Matt and I decided that maybe having another Dobie in our home would be difficult for us because we loved Cleo so much and another dog that looked like her might not be the best thing for our emotions. At this point, my mother was also helping in our search for the perfect addition to our family and we sent e-mails about potential pups to meet daily. I forgot to mention that my family also has a love for animals with "issues," which lead us to look at the Diamond Dogs at NHS. It was at this point that I stumbled on a picture of this handsome fella named Wesley. He was PERFECT for our family! I contacted NHS immediately and after discussing a few things, it was decided that Wes was not a good fit for our family due to the fact that we also had a small dog. After that news, Matt and I decided to take a break from looking for a while. Then, Angie from NHS who had been working with Wesley and his issues gave us a call and said she wanted to schedule a meeting for Wesley and Roxy!!!!! The meeting went great and we all fell in love with Wesley during our meeting. He was full of energy, loved to give kisses and was absolutely charming!
Wesley has now been a member of our family for 3 months and we couldn't imagine life without him. He is at times a maniac but he is just what we needed. Thanks Angie and NHS for giving us the gift of the finishing puzzle piece to our family!
Saving Flower Wednesday, February 4, 2015
By: Sandie Yeaman
CPR on a turtle??
Looking in the pond, I saw her on the bottom. Her foot caught under a rock that must have fallen from the waterfall. My heart sank as I jumped, fully clothed into the pond. Moving the rock that held her underwater, I pulled her limp body out of the water, scrambling toward the steps to get out of the pond.
Turtles are wanders; they look for new territory, bury their eggs, and in general, roam the yard. I added those steps to make it easier for them to get in and out of the pond. Flower, who I had rescued two summers earlier from the Nebraska Humane Society, was handicapped, but it never stopped her from exploring the yard. Missing her front foot, she navigated those steps easily.
I knew, as I carried her into the house, that she had drowned, you see turtles are air breathers, Even though they stay underwater for long lengths of time, they breath air just like us. Well, maybe not exactly, you see, turtles breath through their butts. Short on time and space.. look it up.
My mind racing, I held her head down as I grabbed the phone. As the vet's office began to ring, Flower, whose head and feet were limp, opened one eye. Instinct took over as I cupped one hand fist like and placed one end over her head, and began to blow softly into the other end of my fist. Laying her on the floor, I began pulling her front feet out of her shell and then pushing them back in, as I continued to blow air. Suddenly, she raised her head. I placed her on a pillow, with her head down, and turned on my O2 machine that I use at night for my COPD. Laying the hose next to her, I got on the phone with the vet. He said to bring her right in. Continuing the O2 with my portable machine, I rushed her to our vet. She spent the night and when I went to pick her up the next day, she was swimming around in the holding tank. My vet said the steps I took saved her life. Who ever would have thought one could give a turtle CPR?
That was two years ago and Flower is still in the pond. She sees me the minute I come out of our patio door and no matter whether she is sunning on her favorite branch or simply hanging out with the other turtles, she swims as fast as she can over to me.
A yummy worm from the worm farm, a pat on her shell and off she goes.
I am truly thankful that the Nebraska Humane Society gave a little red eared slider, who was missing her front leg ,a chance at life. She is our favorite turtle, loved by all of our grandchildren, and she loves us back.
Chief! Tuesday, February 3, 2015
By: Ben Brush
Couldn't ask for a better dog!
My son and I adopted Chief in December. The picture you see was taken about 10 minutes after he got home. As you can see, he wasted no time making himself at home. He's a playful guy with a lot of really positive energy. He's amazingly smart as well! I've had him sit while I take his leash off when he comes in the house from a walk or a bathroom run and within 3 days would walk in and sit down on his own without being told. He loves attention and loves to make sure he's never too far away from people. He's always greeting me with a warm bark and tail wag when I get home from work and gets along great with my 12 year old son. I'm glad he feels at home with us and couldn't imagine not having Chief with us!!