Play With Me! Friday, March 27, 2015
By: Susannah Prater
Bear loves children and they love her back!
We adopted Bear from the NE Humane Society a week ago and she fits right in with our family. Our granddaughters love her and Bear loves people and attention! We take her on daily walks, play tug-of-war with her, and love her. Bear loves children and the neighborhood children love to include her in their play. She whines till they come over and pet her and play in her vicinity! She is very well mannered and does not get up on any furniture till she gets permission. She lays her head on the couch or bed and whines a little till she has the "OK" to get on. She was trained very well and is such a joy.
A 60-pound lap dog Saturday, March 7, 2015
By: Kristina Warner
After five years, I finally felt ready to adopt again after losing my 14-year-old labs
In March of 2009, I had to say goodbye to my best friend and black Lab, Shadow. I was devastated, as I'm sure many pet owners are familiar with. The following year, we lost our second dog, Shadow's best friend and partner in crime, Buster. Both were well into old age, at 13 and 14 years old, but the loss of both of them, only a year apart, was hard to move on from. I wanted to honor the memory of them and felt that getting a new pet too quickly would be doing a disservice to Shadow and Buster and to the new pet.
Finally, this past May (2014), I knew that I was long overdue for a dog. I looked into several different rescues, I visited the Nebraska Humane Society multiple times ... and then one weekend, just before a meet-and-greet for a local dog rescue, my dad suggested, "Let's go to the Humane Society one more time, just to see what's there before we go to the meet and greet."
So we went. We paced the kennels a few times but kept coming back to one black Lab in particular. My dad commented on how intelligent his eyes were - a deal breaker for him, in considering dogs - and I couldn't help but notice how sweet he was. When we finally visited with him and an adoption counselor, he was very nervous and shy. He needed a little work on his leash, but considering how badly Shadow and Buster both used to pull, this new Lab did really well. Within just a short time, I knew that this was the dog I wanted and soon, we were signing the papers to take him home.
The second I got him to my house, he waltzed right in, sniffed around a little bit ... and then made himself right at home on my bed. He was unbothered by my cat, who was also adopted from the NHS when he was just a kitten in 2001, and before the weekend was up, Levi (as I had renamed him - staff at NEHS had temporarily named him George) was fully situated into my household.
He had a couple of mis-starts - the stitches at neuter site tore, and the rest of May seemed to be dedicated to getting him fully healthy again. But now, we're creeping up on being a family for almost a year.
Levi and my cat, Puck, are the best of friends. They wrestle and play-chase in the house and Levi will nudge Puck until he grooms him. They both sleep in my bed and lay together in the pet bed. Levi comes to my parents' house daily, where he ... gives my parents' cats a wide berth, but it's his second home. He wrestles with my dad and gets to run the backyard with their toy poodle.
Despite being 60+ pounds, Levi still thinks that he's a lapdog. He'll climb onto my lap when I'm on the couch, or in the recliner, and he'll lay on top of me. He loves to cuddle and play tug of war with his squeaky toys. And he LOVES squeaky toys. I can't help but buy him a new toy every time I'm at the store.
My best friend, Amber Friday, March 6, 2015
By: Jerry Hensley
I'm so glad we found this little dog!
I came to the shelter this past Sunday and found Amber, the best little friend in the world. On the way home in my big truck, she seemed bored, scared and like she didn't like me too much, but when I got home and introduced her to my family, she lit up and came alive. She bonded with the family real quick and was an instant family member success. I thought she didn't like me very much, but I soon found out that she was crazy about me. Every time we go out for a while and come home, she takes a fit over me when we retur. She plays with everyone, but always gives me the most love and attention. I'm so glad I found Amber and she is an awesome little dog with a lot of smarts. We love her very much and want to thank you guys for hooking me up. Thank you very much!
Gunner's life Thursday, March 5, 2015
By: Deanna Scroggie
Gunner lived a wonderful life with us
12 years ago last October, we came into NHS not really expecting to find a playmate for our other dog but the Brittany Spaniel just knew we would take him home. He was very skittish at first and after a few months, we figured he was an abused dog but our love and comfort overtook him and he lived a very spoiled life. He protected our home and we knew when someone or something was walking by. We were very safe with him and we knew he felt safe with us. On March 4th, we made the tough decision of putting him down and coming full circle when we came back to NHS and Rainbow Bridge to complete our process to bring him back home again. NHS was both kind and professional in both processes and we thank them for helping him and us to give him his forever home -- in life and in death.
Cat Called Sunday, March 1, 2015
By: Monica Mahoney
First-time cat owner finds joy in new pet
I always thought of myself as a dog person, but working with many people who have unmeasurable feline love helped me better understand cats and gave me the push I needed to rescue one. When I went to the Nebraska Humane Society, I wanted a brand new kitten and almost went home because none were available at the time. Bea was the last kitty I saw and I was later surprised to learn that she is still a kitten as 16 weeks. The more time I spent with her and with the help of the adoption counselor, Vicki, I decided that she was the one for me. Bea connected with me and to her new home right away. She is very talkative and loves to explore, play, and cuddle. Now I couldn't imagine being without this smart, sweet little girl.
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!