Monday, December 31, 2012

Willow's Happily Ever After

Many of you may recall Willow, a senior dog that was abandoned at someone's doorstep. The person who found her brought her in right away and it turned out that Willow was not well.  Her body was covered in tumors.  Our doctors performed surgery to remove the tumors and we nursed her back to health.  After a very long recovery, Willow gained some pep in her step.  She rarely showed signs of her age or her ailments.  Willow bonded with many of the people here and we are so happy that she was finally adopted.  We just received this letter from her new family:

I am so sorry it has taken so long to get these to you.  The hurricane hit us hard and we were without power for a week and a half and phone/computer for two.  Then it has just been catch up, holidays, etc.  Then the tragic events with our neighbors in Newtown, CT which have rocked everyone to their very core . . . 
 Here a few photos that I took with my phone.
 Please know that Willow is so loved by all.  She sleeps cuddled up under the covers with me every night.  S has asked to have her sleep with him but I can't sleep without her now -- Sorry S!!
 She has her favorite bone -- which she also sleeps with -- keeps it buried in the covers on "our" bed.  She plays with her toys, has a couple of jackets for the very cold days and LOVES to go for walks.  Races around the house like a crazy puppy.  Goes EVERYWHERE with us -- she helped pick out the Christmas tree that we chopped down ourselves.
 She and Sophie cuddle together the most (in Dudley's crate in the kitchen).  Poor boy rarely gets to chill in there anymore!  LOL. 
Sometimes you will catch all three in there though. . .  the door is always open.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Another Note From Kobe

To All at the Humane Society of New York:

As you can see by the photo below, 2012 ended up being a great year for me (I am the handsome guy on the left).  While first discouraged, I ended up with my new gal pal Scarlett out in Long Island.  The month of November was very challenging with Hurricane Sandy and no power for 14 days... We lived in my human's warehouse. We at least that had power, heat and all the other important accommodations for humans (internet, TV, telephone, etc.).  After returning back home, we had to make sure to be careful where we walked... not just for debris like broken glass, but for leftovers from food spoilage that was put on the curb for trash pickup... All in all, we fared pretty well compared to many on the block.  Many homes were flooded but we were not. 

As you can see, I am happy, healthy and looking forward to a wonderful 2013 full of long walks, great treats and the continuation of my friendship with Scarlett.

Thanks for all you do at the Humane Society of New York!  Without you I wouldn't have found this home.   My humans are soooooo happy to have me and Scarlett likes to have me around!  They tell me everyday. 

From all of us, we wish you a very healthy and happy 2013 and may this year bring warm and wonderful homes to those animals that are in need of one.


Kobe & family


Second pup in, Violet, dashing through the snow with her brothers and sisters! 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Garbo Is Home

Happy Holidays from Garbo and her family, one year later! 

Merry Christmas from Cooper & Jackson!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Holly Is Home


Miss Holly Golightly (formerly "Helga") wanted to give a one week update from her new house!

She knew she was home the second she walked in the door--she jumped right up on a chair in the living room and decided that was "her" chair. Since that day, every chair in the apartment has become "her" chair--she especially loves the leather butterfly chair in the bedroom!

Holly is quickly adjusting to being the most spoiled puppy on the Upper East Side, and is as glamourous as her namesake. She already has three jackets, and really enjoys her leopard print sweater since it matches her favorite leopard print toy. She loves her dog walker Carlos, who says she is already getting along great with the other doggies in her group. She gets five walks a day, four with mommy and one with Carlos, and she is handling the fifth floor walk up stairs like a champ (though she prefers to be carried like a princess).

Holly has a growing fan club and has already been visited twice by her Aunt and Uncle who shower her with presents and love when they are here! Uncle offered to get her a pretty pink airline approved bag--and just in time, her first flight to see her extended family of doggies and kitties and ponies and donkeys in Colorado is Thanksgiving day!

Holly loves to snuggle and give lots of kisses (including to the Fresh Direct delivery lady!) and charms everyone she meets :) we are having a terrific time hanging out--I would say getting to know each other, but it feels like we've known each other our whole lives! I think she knew right away that she was home with her person :)

Attached are some of my favorite pictures of Miss Holly so far. My phone ran out of memory on day 1 from taking so many pictures! In addition to being the most spoiled pup on the UES, she may also be the most photographed!


Monday, December 10, 2012

Happy Days For Seamus

I just wanted to share some pictures of our beautiful boy out in Jackson Heights.  We are so happy that he is now part of our family.
 Thanks so much to everyone at the Humane Society for the wonderful work you did with Seamus.
 Take care!

Getting ready for Christmas! 

In the living room.

The Happy Boy

The Handsome Boy 

Family time! 

Friday, December 7, 2012


Friends at the Humane Society of New York,

Bonnie, the wonderful matchmaker, guided us to Baxter (previously Sweet Pea) in October. He is a cat extraordinaire and he couldn't have a sweeter temperament. He hasn't yet won over our older cat Sadie, but he is still trying! Baxter loves getting his belly rubbed and toys with feathers. He has made a great addition to the family and Bonnie's advice regarding introducing the two cats made the transition much easier than we had ever expected. Thank you for your amazing work and dedication!

We have attached some photos from Thanksgiving weekend.