Happy Surprise Sunday, June 16, 2013
By: Erin Wetzel
Shaky, Scared dog turned happy playful dog.
When I met Linus in the encounter room, he was shaky, scared, and somewhat unfocused as his life had changed in the previous days - transitioning from a stray to a member of the humane society family. There was something about him that told me he would be something special. I was so right! After a few weeks of adjustment, he has come to be the most loving, happy, friendly dog. He is a natural fetcher, walker, and loves to give kisses. He also likes to stand on his hind legs and wave with his front legs. I couldn't ask for a better dog. What a surprise he has been. I miss him when I am away from him, even if it is just for an hour. I am excited about our time to come. I graciously thank the humane society for their efforts in saving so many animals and for making me feel welcome when I arrived at the humane society to adopt Linus. Your organization is amazing! Thank you.
Our New Fur Baby Sunday, June 16, 2013
By: Liudmila Nissen
In Sickness and in Health
We adopted Steph (now renamed Kahlan) on June 14th. The very nice Humane Society employee informed us that the cat has been adopted and
"returned" before, and that she is coming up with a cold. Despite some kitty sniffles and tummy troubles, the cat is sweet and playful. She is 12 weeks old and is simply adorable. After a trip to the vet, Kahlan is taking some probiotics, deworming meds, and antibiotics. We can't wait until she is healthy and can meet our other cat (also adopted at the NE Humane Society a couple of years ago).
Brutus the Mighty Chihuahua Friday, June 14, 2013
By: Britney Cronk
From the Humane Society to our home!
Brutus who was once known as "Pooh" at the Humane Society was adopted into our little family on June 3, 2013! Brutus was pretty timid the first two days we had him. I then made him an appointment at the groomers and got him the works! Brutus seemed to perk up right after! Brutus has not only made me and my boyfriend happier but also has brightened up my grandpa's days. He treats Brutus like another grandchild ;) Brutus seems to love us as much as we love him! I'm so glad we adopted! Thank you!
Brandi my kitty Friday, June 14, 2013
By: Madelyn Salak
Brandi is now named Bitsy
We got Bitsy from petco (which she was there from the humane society) 2 years ago in January for my birthday. There we lots of cats to choose from but Bitsy was so cute and adorable. I looked at every cage until I got to the last one which was Bitsy's cage. I put my face up to the cage to see her and she licked my nose! Right then I knew this was the cat for me. Bitsy has been a big blessing in our house. She is friendly, sweet, energetic, and our entertainment. I love Bitsy and thank the humane society for giving me this wonderful cat. I will always remember the day I got Bitsy!
Bonnie Friday, June 14, 2013
By: Patty Johnson
We adopted Bonnie on June 12, 2013
She is a wonderful addition to our family. She is learning how to get along with all of us. She is still working at understanding her new cat brother and sister. She loves playing fetch with the kids and is always ready for a walk around the block or a run in the back yard. While we are still getting use to each other, we are very happy with our new little dog.
Regulars Friday, June 14, 2013
By: Linsey Rohman
When we first decided that we wanted to adopt a dog, we had an idea of what type of dog we wanted.
We had looked at the NHS website for weeks until we finally decided to stop in and take a look at a few puppies that we were interested in. The first puppy that we looked at was BamBam and he was the only puppy that we needed to look at. We were warned about his energy and playfulness, but we just had to take him home! Our first few days home, he slept and cuddled, and slept and cuddled and we were a little taken back by the warnings NHS had given us. Then Bam got comfortable with us and we started seeing all of his fun loving energy! He is definitely a handful, but he is the sweetest dog ever. He LOVES to cuddle with his mommy, and gets very protective and he LOVES to play tug-o-war with his daddy!
Although we were completely happy with our new little family, we still thought something was missing.
We started looking at the NHS website again. And again. And again. Then we went to NHS to look at dogs again. And again. And again. Then we took BamBam into visit dogs. Again. And again. And again. We began to wonder if there was even a dog out there that could keep up with Bams energy levels and playfulness.
Finally we met "Dude" (now his name is Bosley "Boz") and we knew that he was the one. He met Bam and they had the same energy levels and they played and played! It was not only a relief, but such a good feeling to see Bam get to actually PLAY with a dog that didn't get annoyed with him!
We obviously just had to take Boz home with us, and although when we adopted him, he was battling heartworm, he is now a healthy puppy with LOADS of energy! Boz and Bam play for hours and hours, love going to the dog park and on walks, and FINALLY when they are tuckered out, they both like to cuddle and watch TV with us.
We can't thank you enough NHS for giving us the opportunity to adopt such amazing animals which have become part of our family! We also can't thank you enough for helping us out on all of those visits we made to the facility!
Linsey, Trent, BamBam, and Boz
Milo's new home. Tuesday, June 11, 2013
By: Rebecca Peel
Adopting Milo into our family.
The day before thanksgiving of 2012 we decided it was time to add a furry member to our family. My husband and I looked and decided on two different kitties to look at. The first was a kitten who was too frightened, and would not work with our family of almost 5. The second we fell in love with right away, he was sweet, loved to be pet, and looked like the perfect cat for us.
Today Milo loves to snuggle up on his mommy (me), next to the baby, or on a laptop, he loves to play with my daughters Emma (3) and Clara (2), and is a great hunter (in his own mind). He spends his time sleeping, snuggling, or birdwatching.
Puffy the Lhasa Apso Monday, June 10, 2013
By: HOLLY BETTCHER
He is just what our family needed.
We got Puffy about a month after we lost our previous Lhasa, Mitzie, to liver failure. He has filled a spot and given our household a shot of energy that we had been missing through Mitzie's illness. Thank you to both the Humane Society and Puffy's previous owners for surrendering him (rather than just letting him loose.). He is such a sweetie!
Meet Echo! Sunday, June 9, 2013
By: Anna Leas
After waiting 4 years to get a dog, I fell in love with a little brindle girl named Bella. After deciding to take her home with me, I changed her name to Echo. She is a cuddle-bug that loves to play, and I am super happy to finally have a dog again.
Mush Face Maddie Friday, June 7, 2013
By: Nicky Paulson
Maddie had been at NHS for about 6 months, she had needed hip surgery, medication, therapy, training, and a lot of love!
We brought Maddie home thinking she was going to be alot of work and a huge endevor to take on, but we knew from the get go what we were getting into! Little did we know how amazing she would do physically once we got her into a stable home! Within 2 months she was able to be done with all meds, no more therapy, and would be tearing around the yard and tackling her sister to the ground! When she comes in to visit her old friends they dont even recognize her any more! I cannot tell you what a blessing this madwoman has been to our lives! There isn't a day that goes by that I dont thank God for the staff at NHS for not giving up on this stubburn, hard headed little girl who means so much to our little family, we understand that there is no way they could do what they did for our girl to every little one who comes through their doors. And everyone knows they didnt pick the easiest dog to fix! Once again, thank you, thank you, thank you for helping Princess Maddie, Madelina Ballerina, Princess, Smoosh Face, and any other nick names she may have aquired!