Monday, October 6, 2014


Check out Princess, who made herself right at home on the very first day she was there.  Her new owner says she is the perfect fit for her family, which consists of another cat and four birds!  She is definitely the Princess of the house! 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Miles (formally Butterscotch)

Hello HSNY,

We just adopted the sweetest and best cat EVER. We renamed him Miles, and it took him all of ten seconds for him to feel at home in our apartment. Here are some pictures of the little bugger! We really can't thank Bonnie enough for finding us the cat that fits our lifestyle and needs perfectly.

Have a good day!

Monday, August 18, 2014


Queenie, like many other rescue animals, has mysteries in her past.  We don’t know her age or her original name. What we do know about this yellow-eyed Persian cat is that she lost her home during hurricane Sandy and was taken in by a kind woman who fostered her for several months.  When the woman could no longer care for her, a man she knew brought her to the Humane Society of New York early last year.

There, the vets discovered that Queenie’s long hair was so matted she had to be shaved before they could even examine her, leaving her hairless except for her head and long fluffy tail.    

And that is what Queenie looked like when she found a new home with Margot, who gave her the regal name.  Margot was looking for a loving cat to keep her company on the many days she was unable to get out because of her health.
"I thought no one else would adopt her with no hair like that,” Margot says. “She was so funny looking, but I fell in love with that face and that long bushy tail.”

It took several months for the hair to grow back.    “It’s all different colors,” Margot says, “gray, black, white, blond. I love when she sits and stares at me with those gorgeous eyes and one white paw and one black paw.  She’s like a little lady, so graceful, and she bats around the only toy she likes – a   tinfoil ball I made for her. She loves to lie on newspapers and boxes, and she’s taken over the comforter on my bed. Everything in this house revolves around her. She is the queen“ 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

In The Lobby

An unplanned reunion occurred in our lobby just moments ago.  Two alumni were here for their check-ups and wanted to say hi!  

DaVinci the Shih Tzu is having a blast with his mom.  He's taken the subway several times now and is the friendliest dog on the block!  

And Wendy the Yorkie is absolutely in love with her mom and vice versa.  They can't believe how fast time flies and that it was already a year ago that they found each other.   

Monday, June 23, 2014


We're glad to see that Gerard is acting like himself in his new home! 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Little Holly's Big World


I just got back the images from my second photo shoot with Holly, this one themed "Barkfest At Sniffany's" and I had to share! Thank you so much again for pairing us up, we truly are the best of friends!

Images via Seriously Sabrina Photography

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Thursday, June 12, 2014



It's been a few years now since we adopted "Diamond," the chubby Chihuahua dumped by her previous owners of 8 years.  Bonnie facilitated the adoption, so we thought she and some of the other volunteers might get a kick out of seeing some update photos.  

We gave her a new name to go with her new life, and she is now known as "Chili."  When we first brought her home, her fitness level was poor and she lumbered along at a snails pace.  Walks were a slow process, and she couldnt even make it around the block without needing carried home.  It took some time, but after several months of the right food and some exercise, she's a whole new dog! She loves to walk for miles, and runs all over the house when she's excited to go out.  Her transformation really surpassed our expectations.   

We couldn't love her more and feel so lucky to have her!

A & J

* The first picture is from the day we brought her home.  The picture of her running across the sand is how she looks today :)