Friday, February 26, 2016

Simon and Sebastian

Once upon a time, two puppies were born and sent to a puppy store.  A lady bought them because she was told that they were Chihuahua's and would not be big.  She was also told that they were healthy.  

After about a week, the lady realized the puppies were Dachshund mixes and had worms.  The lady was not happy with this information and decided that she did not want to keep them.  She brought them to the Humane Society of New York where they were able to be treated for their worms and once better, find them homes.  

The puppies adjusted pretty well; they were easy going and happy to be loved.  They were buddies and did a lot of fun things together, becoming quite the party animals.  They co-hosted a Halloween party on Madison Avenue with Maison de Pawz; attended a scarf launch for Donni Charm; visited twice, modeled for Mrs. Sizzle in Peruvian Connection; attended Bill Berloni's Best In Shows; and supported Sassafrass Jones' new book at a Christmas party at the Loews Hotel, where a real Christmas miracle occurred...

On break, we saw Santa on his cell.  An unusual sight to see!
Now this is where things start to sound like a fairy tale but we promise, this really happened.  Santa was calling in a favor!  He was telling his friends who were looking to adopt a new pup that he was with two puppies named Simon and Sebastian and that they would be the perfect family for them.  He took this picture and sent it to them. 
A few days later, the boys were meeting Santa's friends.  They came in to the Humane Society of New York for an interview and initial meet and greet.  Things went perfectly and it was decided that this would be their new family! They went home about a week later, just in time to celebrate the New Year.  
Here they are in their first days at home.  The boys are inseparable and love their new life.  We couldn't have imagined a better story! 
The end. 

Thursday, February 25, 2016


Hello HSNY,

We love Oreo! Sweet as can be. Cuddly, playful, SMART. He’s a wonderful cat and we adore him and shower him with affection all the time. 

The first few days, he was very insecure, understandably. He stayed mostly to the bedroom, seeming unsure what he was supposed to be doing. But little by little, he’s become more comfortable. He loves to play (we have a nice little scratching post for him), stretch, flip and roll around, and he purrs constantly. It is so easy to love this cat. Plus, he’s absolutely adorable. 

I’ve discovered that catnip turns him into a wild man and sometimes he freaks out, so I got rid of the catnip. He also has some eating behaviors that will need to be worked out, and we will. 

I’ve attached a few snaps. I wanted to include some video, but the files were too large, alas. 

It’s clear to me that he was very well taken care of with you. Thank you for that and for letting us take him home. We’ll definitely give you a call to set up an appointment for shots and to say hello. 

In the meantime, keep up the good work and good luck with adoptions!

Warmest regards, 


Tuesday, February 23, 2016



We wanted to share a photo of Rhubarb with you.  We cannot begin to tell you how much we adore this pup--her personality and heart are as precious as her adorable face.  She is doing great with training and is adjusting to life in Hell's Kitchen beautifully.  She even made an appearance at my job and has already become a mascot for my office.

The last four weeks have been full of adjustments and adventures and we have loved every minute.

We are so happy to tell people about the wonderful work HSNY is doing and look forward to sending lots more pics of our Rhu!


Monday, February 22, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Miss Betty Goes To The Beach

Hello HSNY!

I thought I should send an update on Anko (formerly Miss Betty). She's doing so well and we love her so much! We've learned so much about her personality in the months that we've had her. She's such a little cuddle bug! She loves to lay wherever we are sitting, and has worn us down into letting her sleep in our bed at night. She's become an experienced little traveler, taking trips on the train with us to visit family, and flying with us down to Florida for a winter vacation. She very much enjoyed the Florida weather and walks on the beach (as long as she didn't have to get near the water). We've also discovered that she loves babies, and gets so excited whenever we visit our baby nephew. She's also very protective of him, as well as her mommies. Basically, she's been the perfect dog for us. I'm so glad that we were able to adopt her! 

Thank you so much,


Randy (Now Sunny!)


Bonnie did a wonderful job matching us up with Randy who we renamed "Sunny" because he is always so happy !  It took him about 5 minutes to make himself at home last Sunday when we brought him home. He loves to play, eat and cuddle, especially eat!  He brings us so much joy and we couldn't be happier. 

Here are some pictures. 

Siblings Sarah & Samson

Hi there! 

It's been about 3 1/2 weeks since we brought Sarah & Samson home. We've renamed them Warren & Shirley.  As Bonnie and Lowell know from our phone calls, it took a while for them to acclimate & come out of hiding. Warren came around first, but now Shirley regularly jumps on the couch to join us (and sometimes walks on our heads at 5 in the morning). Warren likes to get his attention...when we're in the bathroom. (We've decided to just go with it.) 

Here are some photos we took. Their color makes it difficult to get a good shot (with or without laser eyes) and Warren seems to be actively camera-shy.