Thursday, December 15, 2011

Holly Jolly Higgins

Higgins is in full holiday mode. He wants to wish everyone happy holidays from his new forever home!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Out of the city and into the woods!

Tyga, a Humane Society of New York alumni, enjoys a Thanksgiving Day hike and swim in the country with his wonderful new family!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Robbie goes home...

and begins his life as a painter!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Like Peas In A Pod

Dear Humane Society of New York,

About a month ago I adopted a kitten from you. He is the orange one in the photos we now call Rufus. I wanted to send this update to show you just how cute and wonderful things are going. I took these photos of Rufus and Kali when they were eating and napping; just about the only times they aren’t moving.

Thank you!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Building A New Home

Lynx and his sister building a house.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cosmo + Jett = BFF

Dear Humane Society of New York,

I got Jett two years ago and he has always been a happy dog. But it seemed like he was always looking for a buddy. On his walks, in the park, any dog he would pass, he just had this look about him when he left their side. I knew it was only a matter of time before I got myself a second dog. When I got settled into my new apartment I thought about finally getting him a little friend but I knew this had to be right not just for Jett but for me too. A year later, along came Cosmo and the rest is history! He is an amazing little monkey. They immediately bonded and play ALL the time. This photo is taken after I got them out of the house and went to the park. They were exhausted! (Sorry it isn't more clear.) Jett wouldn’t even look at me for the photo and Cosmo wouldn’t lift his head no matter what strange noises I tried to make. They are still teaching each other weird habits too. Like collecting their chew toys as you can seen above. It’s comical and a pleasure to watch them with each other. My boy Jett is happy, and so is Cosmo, which makes me happy. Thank you to a wonderful team over at the Humane Society of New York for helping me find the perfect match for my family.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Adorabella Once More

She's just too cute in her bed! We had to share this photo as well.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Proceed Quietly - Catnap In Progress

Adorabella is so happy in her new home! Since a picture is worth a thousand words, please enjoy the following of our cat.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Passing It On

Dear HSNY,

It has been so much fun learning all of Gabriel’s tricks and seeing his personality come out with the more time we spend with him. Gabriel is called the “Mayor” at the park. He has to walk around the perimeter and make sure every HUMAN gets to say hello and know that he is there. We get to talk to a lot of people this way and I actually love telling them he came from you guys. It always gets such a surprised response because he is purebred, well behaved, healthy AND beyond adorable 3 year old dog.

Gabriel is a very special pet. It’s rare to meet a dog with so much personality and connection with humans. I like to think that part of that had to do with the amazing socialization he received at the Society and how well treated he was during his stay there. I have never seen more so called “non-animal people” fall head over heels for this little guy. We are thinking of making him a therapy dog because he can travel so well and loves people so much. Will keep you updated!

Thank you so much for allowing us to bring Gabriel into our lives. He has become an amazing addition to our family!

Here is a photo of his first bath time with us and trying to figure out how to eat his first treat!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Just passing along an update on our rockstar, Rocky. He found an awesome forever home in Queens. Apparently he has claimed his throne in the living room. Isn’t he just adorable?!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Merlin's Update

Tomorrow, July 19, is a big day for Merlin. I am bringing him in to get his 2nd FVRCP shot and while I am sure he will be glad to see you, Bonnie, and the rest of the staff, I hope he doesn't think he is returning for good!

Merlin had made Ian and I so happy. I can't thank your adoption director, Bonnie Tischler, enough for introducing him to me and bringing him into our lives. She knew exactly what type of cat would be perfect for us based on my interview and she led me right to him! We believe your policy of interviewing potential adopters and checking their references is beneficial to both the adopters and your animals. Ian and I are truly impressed with your organization and appreciative of your devoted staff.

Merlin is quite comfortable in his new home. Again, many thanks for all you and your staff do for our four legged furry friends.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Busy Bee/Dog

A while ago, the Humane Society of New York adopted this Collie. She found her perfect forever home where we now find out, she has been busy! Not only is she a Good Dog Therapy dog, but she is the first dog in her town's READING WITH ROVER program for kids! So proud of her and her family!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Big Tony


Writing a success story for Big Tony was not very easy. Though we did adopt him, we did not rescue him. If anything, he rescued us. I cannot tell you how much we love him, we are truly blessed to have him. As an advocate for senior dogs, Big T says it all. I would love to bring Tony down to visit, I know Tony would love to see everyone, especially Lowell.

Keep up the fantastic work that all of you are doing.

We fell in love with Big Tony, the minute we met him. There are no words to describe how fortunate we are to have Big Tony part of our family. When people ask us about him, we say we adopted him. That quickly follows with an “oh poor baby”. We chuckle and shake our head and say please do not feel for this little guy, we adopted him from the Humane Society of New York. He was living with so much love and received the best of care from everyone. We were just fortunate that we were able to bring him into our home and hearts.

From Big Tony:

They call me Big T or Big Tony because of my larger than life personality. My first few days with my new family, I was busy making sure everyone was aware of my rules. Fortunately, this transition went smoothly. When my mom or dad cannot hold me, I like to sleep on the big doggie bed with the others. However, my preference is in a lap. At night, I sleep in the big bed under the covers.

I only get to go outside if the weather is nice. The others love to play catch; I just like to run back and forth with them. They have two cats here, I have to make sure that they know they cannot be in the kitchen at dinner time which I prefer to be at 5 p.m. on the dot. In the morning I get to have breakfast, but I love morning treats. That is my favorite time of the day. However, having to get my face washed is not fun; I try to hide but they always find me.

Sometimes I get to go into the city to work with my mom. I have my very own chair to sit in, right next to my mom. I prefer to be on the desk and walk around, but for some reason my mom complains that she cannot type and I mess up her papers. It is difficult when we go outside in the city as so many people want to take my picture. Riding on the express bus, I get to sit on my mom’s lap and look outside the window. I like the bus better than the car, in the car I have to be in the car seat.

I miss my family and friends at the Humane Society of New York. I hope some of my friends were adopted so they could have their very own family like I do.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Becca The Kitten

Becca (on the right) came to us as a kitten in the middle of the winter of 2011. Upon attending an event called Beer For Beasts by Sixpoint (note: the greatest beer in the world), a photo of Becca was shown to someone looking for an additional cat for their family. They had come in to the Society previously but felt that it wasn’t the right time and they were now ready. Perhaps it was the beer, perhaps fate, but the next day, they came in to meet Becca in person and it was love at first sight. Becca, now known as Cali, is now almost fully grown and clearly comfortable and happy in her new home as you can see in the most recent and most adorable photo above.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Hazel and her family on a trip to the Carolinas.