Brown Dog Checking In Thursday, October 9, 2014
By: Shane Jenson
Thanks for giving me a family!
Hello. This is Brown Dog checking in. In this picture I am traveling to Wisonsin to swim in a lake. My best move is the cannonball. Thanks for giving me a family!
P.S. I am glad mommy has a Suburban.
Making Magic All Over Again Friday, October 3, 2014
The real questions is who rescued who?
I adopted this pair of senior dogs two days ago (Oct. 1). They are so sweet and gentle. My beautiful, friendly, and all too trusting German Shepherd, Magic, died from poisoning four months ago. I still haven't confirmed the identity of the person who killed him. I was so full of grief that I retreated from everything and everyone. Yesterday would have been Magic's sixth birthday. I wanted to bring home a brand new German Shepherd puppy until I accidentally happened upon a web page with this pair.
Now my home has Magic all over again. As soon as I brought them home I let them out in my yard. They were hesitant for only a second. Then they began running and jumping for joy like ecstatic little puppies. For intermittent short bursts it was almost like watching a pair of gazelles. They rolled in the grass. Then they repeated their ode to joy dance again and again until they dropped from exhaustion. I gave them new names. Zowie is a nickname for Zauber, the German word for magic. Tana is a nickname I made up for Tanaquil. I had recently seen a documentary about Tanaquil LeClerq. She was an illustrious American ballet dancer who led a tragic life. Her name means "gift of God." It was the name of an ancient Etruscan queen. Magic. Gift of God. That sums it all up. You can scarcely imagine how overwhelming my grief and depression were. I feel it's already lifting now and I'm getting a little more sleep. The dogs sleep deeply and quietly all night long.
They will have a great home for the rest of their lives. The real questions is who rescued who?
Finding a Forever Home Sunday, September 7, 2014
By: Alissa Stark
Finding a Forever Home
We love Mimi and she loves us, too!
I went in looking for a sibling for my Shih Tzu and came home with another love of my life. Mimi loves playing with her toys and following her mom around. She just enjoys laying in the yard with the sun beaming down on her. Her brother is still getting used to having a sister, but he is being a good sport and sharing his toys. You can find Mimi following you around, wagging her tail and a toy in her mouth wanting to play. She has already made herself at home on the bed at night time right next to mom. I am very glad that I found Mimi to join my family and I think she loves her new family, too.
Happy! Friday, September 5, 2014
By: Kelli Haug
Thank you NHS for our new family member!
My husband and I had been wanting to add a dog to our family for awhile, but wanted to wait until we owned a home with a fenced yard and could provide the space for the dog to play. About a week after purchasing our first home, we visited NHS to see if there was a dog that would be a good fit in our home (we also have two rescue cats and want them to feel comfortable in their home as well). When I saw Happy (formally known as Scooter during his shelter stay), he made me smile from ear to ear! There was just something about his personality that touched me! :) It didn't take long in the "get acquainted" room to know that this boy was supposed to be coming home with us.
I honestly don't know how anyone could give this guy up! He is a perfect mixture of calm and energetic. He's constantly smiling, wagging his tail, showering you with kisses and making you happy! Hence the new name ;) He gets along great with our cats and acts like he's lived with us forever! He loves hugs, going on walks to the park, sleeping at the end of the bed and sticking his head out the window on car rides! We missed out on the first seven years of his life but we feel so lucky we get to spend the future with him. We love this boy and feel so lucky we get to call him family.
Cute Kitty Thursday, September 4, 2014
By: Briana Allen
The kitten runs our household
We went to NHS to get a cat for 2 reasons. Our dog needed a companion and we get mice during the season change. Our poodle is 3, the cat is 6 months. The cat runs things. She even took over the dog's bed! The dog doesn't seem to mind. They get along great and have since the day we brought her home. My four kids love her too. She's a great addition to our household! She has also caught three mice already!
3-year-old's new best friend Friday, August 22, 2014
By: melissa noahr
3 year old's new best friend
Cali fits in perfectly with family
Last Saturday, I went to the Humane Society to look around as I do time to time. Little did I know I would actually find a kitten that day. I've been looking for a medium-hair kitten that was both mellow and playful, which turned out to be hard to find causing visits with many kittens but no adoptions. "Reese" at the time was just what I wanted -- friendly, loving kitten with just a touch of spunk.
After I fell in love with her, I went to get my son to see how they got along. It was love at first sight for both of them. My son Kaiden even understood to be gentle with her right away. I'm happy I stopped in that day and that everyone at the Humane Society was so friendly to us, just as they had been previously. I jokingly called her Cali because she is a calico. Well it stuck ... Thank you for our new addition, she fits in great with our crazy household (A 3 year old, a German Shepherd and a Great Pyrenees)
~The Noahr Family
Dozer Dog Thursday, August 21, 2014
By: Bethany Palma
After finally convincing my husband that we NEEDED a dog, we found more than just that with our Dozer
It took years of whining, bribing and bargaining with my husband to convince him that I would be the happiest woman in the world if I could just have a dog. We had gone to the Humane Society several times and sat with many dogs, but none of them ever "clicked" like we thought "our" dog would. Finally, on a very cold day in December 2013, my husband and I went back "just to look" since our daughter was still in school. I've always been partial to bully breeds and my husband wanted a lab. We walked around the entire kennel but finally came back to one of the first dogs we laid eyes on that day. Dozer (named Blitzen at the time) was a 14-week-old lab/pit bull mix. He had a big head, doofy smile and ginormous paws! I was in love, my husband won't admit it, but I think he was too.
We asked to meet him in an adoption room and from the moment he was brought in, we were done for. He climbed right into our laps (at only 30 pounds) and wanted nothing, but cuddles. We found out he was a stray found only days before, during the "polar vortex." I was heartbroken thinking of him out in the bitter cold all alone. I knew I didn't want to risk losing him so we took him home that very day. When we picked our daughter up from school, she was immediately enamored. We loved him them and 8 months later, we still love him just the same. He is big, strong boy who of course thinks he's a lap dog. He wants only to give kisses and be touched by anyone who will give him the time of day. He now sleeps with our 7-year-old daughter every night because he needs to snuggle and she no longer wakes up with "bad dreams" like she used to. He is perfect for us and I couldn't imagine a better "smile" to come home to every day!
The Cat Who Adopted Us Monday, August 4, 2014
By: Jenna Raef
The center of our apartment
As recent college grads, we had been without cats for a number of years and were set to finally correct that. Each and every day, as we made ready to move to Lincoln and into our pet-allowed apartment, we checked adoption sites to see what kinds of cats we could get. Multiple times we fell in love with a cat, only to have them be adopted away before we even made the move. Finally, we moved and with our eyes on a cat. After a few days to settle in, we were primed to go get a cat, but that morning the cutie our choice was gone, yet again. We went anyway, to see if a new cat would grab our attention. We looked at cats, then agreed to meet with some.
After meeting a few choice felines we were sure we liked one enough to take them home, but before we formally decided our adoption agent offered to show us another cat, one she thought we'd like. She brought in "Day," a flame point siamese mix of four years, who proceeded to steal us away from any other prospective adoptees. She climbed straight into our laps and rubbed all over us, she was immediately friendly and trusting. We couldn't believe how friendly she was, neither of us had ever met such a bold, outgoing cat. We took her home to Lincoln soon after and let her loose in her new home, where she took all of about ten minutes to acclimate to being comfortable and explore the whole apartment. Meeting our family, she was no less friendly than she had been with us, and confidently went to these unfamiliar people for pets and scratches. She's enjoying herself well, and follows us around like a dog, always eager to be where the people are. We also discovered as she became more comfortable that she's very vocal, and will meow her raspy little siamese meows in hello, while being petted, and often in response to being spoken to. She's rather become the center of our apartment.
My First Day At My New Home Monday, August 4, 2014
By: Cory Sacca
I already love my family!
My first day with my new family was a little scary ... My new dad picked me up and went to the campground where my new mom, grandma , brother and sister were. I had fun in the camper where there is a bed just for me! I ran outside a little, but not too much after my surgery, I was still a little tired. My dad took me to our home where there was a lot of new toys and a new bed for me. I have a kennel that I'm not too sure of yet. I really love sleeping in the laps of my new family too. I slept with my dad in his bed the first night because it was storming and scary noises were bothering me. I did very good in bed and stayed right there with him. Not sure of my name though, Lucy Lou? But You know what, I think I'm going to love my new family!
And Tigger makes two Friday, August 1, 2014
By: Christy Morton
Already in love with our second NHS cat
24 hrs ago, we adopted our second cat from the Nebraska Humane Society. We had very pleasant experience both times. I believe we have two of the nicest cats out there. We are already in love. Our first kitty, named Layla, was adopted in 2012. Now we have this amazingly friendly orange tabby named Tigger.