We're always overjoyed to hear that one of our animals has found a happy home. We especially love being able to share these stories with you. Below you will find just a few of the success stories that animals from our shelter have enjoyed.
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Playful, silly Angela
We adopted Angela over a year ago.
As I spoke to her while she was in her cage she tilted her head from side to side and gave quiet mewing sounds.
I assumed she was interviewing me in regards to my suitability as an owner, just as I, in a sense was interviewing her to decide if she should come home with me.
I was told while I made that decision that others had been interested in her but passed her by, simply because she was black.
I have only one comment , your loss!
From the moment Angela entered our home she brought joy and laughter. Lots of laughter!
She is amazingly social and delightfully affectionate and playful.
Angela is a joy and the entire family are now confirmed black cat lovers.
Our advice to others........try it we think you will like it.
Thank you to everyone who looked after Angela, we are so very happy that she is part of our family
Susan, Colin, Liam and Laura
I adopted a kitten not too long ago and my friend, who is
an avid pet owner, directed me to this website to tell you about him.
He was called Tanner when I adopted him, he is now called Fred Weasley
(I only call him Fred), and he was around 5 months old, I adopted
him on, I believe July 24th, 2012.
He is a little furr ball of energy. When he's playing, he goes full
out, and he adores the toys I got for him, he is very protective
of them and will bat at my hands if I attempt to take them away.
He is very friendly, with everyone! Literally everyone! He was even
friendly straight away with the vet when we went to visit. He is
also friendly with all of my friends, even if he's never met them
before, he immediately cuddles up to them and purrs. I was quite
surprised that he was so nice, since he was apparently a stray on
the street before coming to the Humane Society, and strays often
are violent, but Fred is the opposite.
He cuddles with me at night, and has taken over a shelf in my closet,
he likes to sleep in it when he's not cuddling with me. I like to
call him a purr-monster because he pretty much purrs all the time,
and although it's cute, it's a little annoying at night when I'm
trying to sleep.
He also loves to lick my face, which although a little nasty due
to him licking his bum, but he always goes for my eyelids first.
Not sure why, but he licks my eyelids.
Since I've adopted him, he's been a great source of company and
comfort. I love having him around, he provides good entertainment
when he goes insane over his toys, he will always jump about and
sometimes do little flips.
His favourite sleeping place of all is on my pillow, above my head,
and I'm often woken up by his back paws kicking out when he's having
a dream or when he's adjusting his position.
He's adorable, and he's my little bundle of joy, I already adore
Thank you for introducing me and my little boy, Fred <3
(This is a picture of him that my friend took on her stay about two
I have been wanting to let you know that Maggie, previously Bear (and Beauty in the shelter), is doing well. She is 8 years old now and happy and healthy. We adopted her in February 2011. We drove up to Peterborough to see another dog but she had been adopted. We looked around and fell in love with Beauty. We took her home that day and she panted and drooled all the way back to Oshawa.
Maggie immediately took over the love seat in the living room and usually sleeps there now. She is a funny dog as in different. She doesn’t chew bones or fetch balls or play with toys. She doesn’t lick you or lie on her back for a belly rub as our previous dog did. She sticks her head between your legs to have her neck scratched. She is very independent and loves to sit out front on her tie-out and watch the world go by. She is a big scaredy-cat when it is thundering and lightening and runs upstairs.
Her vet papers said that she was a Great Pyrenees cross. Several people have
pointed out her black tongue, along with her red hair and curly
tail so she is probably part Chow Chow. She does tend to easily
get overexcited at some things and I try to calm her down.
We have 2 male cats and she gets along with the older one who is calm and friendly. The younger one is part Siamese and growls and hisses at her and attacks Maggie if she turns her back. Unfortunately that cat mostly stays in the basement with our son.
Maggie gets 3 good walks a day and never wants to come in. She is a puller and has broken her choke chain and a collar. Then I got her a bigger choke chain but that rubbed off all the fur around her neck so I had to get a bigger collar. She is mostly good walking now but tends to pull if something excites her.
She loves people and wants to meet everyone. She is fine with my grandchildren whenever they are over. People are always saying how beautiful she is and we agree. We adore her and are so glad we adopted her. Thank you to her previous owners. – it must have been hard to give her up. She is a good dog as you said.
Susan and Leonard Bremner
My new name is Aly. My name went from Ariel to Oreo to Aly. My new mom thought it should be something easy to say and still sound like all the other names so I wouldn't get too confused.
I've been through a bit of a hard time last year. I had several surgeries at the vet's next door and they treated me great. Thanks to Doctor Joe and the loving staff at the hospital. I was a recipient of the charity of the Milo Fund and that helped me get fixed up and I would like to thank the people who contributed to that fund as well.
Then some very good people took me in to foster me and gave me a loving home for a while and I would like to send licks and slobbers to my foster families. That lead me to my new and forever home with my new mom and older, bigger sister-dog Katy who lost her twin sister a little while ago.
Katy didn't seem to want me to stay at first, but using my outgoing personality, my whit and my general pleasing demeanour, I won her over before long. Now we are great friends. I think my energy and enthusiasm rubbed off and now that old dog is running with me, even tries to keep up!
My mom tells me that I am a "bull in a china shop" what ever that means, but I am learning to be patient and calm and that gets me treats, walks, truck rides, all kinds of new and fun things to do and eat.
So, no worries, I love my home and my family. I get loads of hugs, kisses, good food, and a warm bed with a blanket and lots of toys that just need to be destroyed.
Here is a picture of me with my favourite baby. I wish all the dogs at the shelter could find their loving forever home too.
Best Wishes and a Big Thank-you to the Peterborough Humane Society for Rescuing Me,
About 8 years ago my husband and I adopted then Sunny from the humane society. He was not our first rescue dog, actually our third, we renamed him Mack. Our lives would never be the same. He was a Rhodesian Ridgeback/Shar Pei cross.
Mack was an amazing companion to our other rescue dog Casey. He helped her feel more secure and was her best friend. Casey died three years later of cancer and Mack was so sad, but he comforted us while we were crying and upset.
The best part about a rescue dog is when they decide that they are your family for Mack this happened when I opened the kennel door that he was in, I squatted down to greet him and he put his head on my lap and rolled onto his back. I knew he HAD to come home with me. I had gone with a friend who was looking for a dog and she adopted one too but forever we joked about how Mack was my impulse purchase.
When we were trying to start a family, I felt as though I was pregnant but continually had negative tests. Mack kept putting his nose on my belly and smelling it deeply. Too funny. I was pregnant and he knew before all of us. When the baby arrived he was amazing, didn't much care about the baby but wanted to snuzzle with me because I was gone for three days. My husband even had the therapy dogs come visit me in the hospital because I missed him so much, but that just made me miss him more. I was happy to get home.
We had an amazing almost 10 years with him. Mack passed away two weeks ago and it is one of the hardest things I have ever had to deal with as he died in my arms. I have had dogs my whole life and loved all of them but Mack will always hold a very special place in my heart. His unconditional love and devotion to his family was incredible. I never had to worry about our girls when he was with them and I always felt safe.
The decision to have a dog is a big decision and it is not to be taken lightly. But in making the decision to get the right dog for your family I always try to steer people towards shelters or rescue foundations. These dogs are amazing and I had so many compliments about Mack.
I will always be thankful to the Peterborough Humaine Society for connecting me with a dog that has forever changed my life and made me realize more than ever how amazing rescue dogs can be.
The Robbins family
Mike, Shelley, Dawn, and Alexandra
I adopted Max from the shelter in August when he was a year old and gave him the new name "Noble" because he had such a noble and handsome face. I was looking for a house-trained adult dog. Puppies are cute, but as much as you can guide them, it's hard to know their ingrained personalities when they are so young.
When I went to the shelter the first time after seeing Noble's picture on the humane society website, he jumped up all over the cage door and barked like crazy. I asked him to sit and he was so excited he could barely do it but managed - just! I asked him to sit long enough to just get the door open and took him for a walk around outside the shelter. I checked out a few more dogs but went back to look at him one more time and and soon as he saw me, he glued his bum to the ground - smart dog. That did it, I knew he was the one for me!
The first few days I had Noble were a bit rough - he had no manners and didn't even respond to a firm "NO." All over the furniture, counters, and beds. Within a week, after establishing that he was no longer the one calling the shots, he had completely calmed down. What a change. He is now the calmest year and half year old dog I know; sometimes people ask me if I have him on sedatives when he is inside (of course not)! No more jumping on furniture and after a great obedience class in the fall, he knows lots of useful tricks and can sit, stay, lie down, shake paw, high five, heel, roll over, and stand. Outside he is a bundle of energy and jumps like a gazelle. Inside, he sleeps for hours and rarely barks. He is loyal, goofy, sweet, and lives for treats and tug of war.
The shelter thought he was a lab mix. I couldn't stand the mystery any more (everyone's first question is, "what kind of a mix is he?") and submitted a DNA test to a company called wisdom panel. The test results showed that Noble is most likely an equal mix of Siberian Husky, Golden Retriever, Dalmatian, and BASSET hound! That's where those sad eyes and great nose come from.
Having this wonderful creature gets me out rain or shine for an hour an a half each day. I love the exercise and so does he. We meet new dogs to play with almost every day, but he spends one day a week with his absolute best friend, a dog that he loved so much that her owner and I have become great friends too. I am astonished at how many people I have met through having a dog. Noble is with me almost all day and I couldn't be happier. He even came home with me at Christmas to meet my family in Nova Scotia. My officemate remarked to me several months ago, "It's hard to imagine how you could have ended up with a better dog." I wholeheartedly agree!
For those of you who are trying to make a decision about getting a dog - just know that the inconveniences of finding dog sitters, changing travel plans, and vet bills are FAR outweighed by having a huge grin on your face much of the day, feeling motivated to go out each day and enjoy the outdoors, meeting scores of interesting people who do or don't also have dogs, and having the company of a being that is made out of pure joy, affection, and love.
On Sunday Feb 5th I visited the Humane Society looking for a
cat to adopt. "Luka" was so adorable I decided to adopt him.
After we got home he hid for the afternoon but by 10 pm was in my
kitchen eating dinner. Next next few days he had fun exploring the house
and now he's up on my bed, meeting family and friends and so
I know Luka and I are going to be very happy together.
Thank you Peterborough Humane Society Wendy Ryan and
Gordon for your help.
Marion Rankin & Luka
My fiancé and I had just purchased a home and were considering getting a dog. We did not want a puppy we were more interested in getting an older dog who was already house trained. I was looking at many different websites and looking at adds from people who no longer can keep their dog.
One day I had looked on the Peterborough humane societies website and I saw a new dog on the list that I had not seen there before. I read the posting and showed my fiancé and since he fit into the type of dog we were looking for we were so excited to go meet him! We went to meet him the next day we were a bit worried about getting a dog from a humane society but it was the best thing we have ever done!
We went to the humane society and took Buddy on a walk and he fit in so perfectly. We went home to discuss the dog over and see if he was really the one we should get since we had not looked at any others yet. What do you know an hour later we both could not stop thinking about him and we brought him home!
We changed Buddy`s name to Buddy Bear since we thought it fit him so perfectly. We would just like the thank the Peterborough humane society for all their help and for giving us the perfect dog for our family! Buddy Bear has a wonderful personality and when you really get to know him you can`t stop smiling. We got him in October and words cannot describe what he means to us we are so happy we found joy in this older dog! Many people seem to want puppies and younger dogs but Buddy Bear being 6 is great for us he is still very active and very playful but he is calm and relaxed as well! Everyone just loves him when they meet him.
We can’t thank the staff at the Peterborough humane society enough for making our search so easy and making us so happy!
My name is Oscar. I was known at the Humane Society as Monster Mash. I think I like my new name best.
I was adopted three weeks ago at the age of 5 months old and moved to a farm. My brother is a golden retriever named Ryder and we have become great playmates and friends. We love to wrestle, run and play ball together. I have learned my manners when entering my home, when food is put in my bowl and how to take treats nicely. I am proud to say, I know how to sit and shake a paw.
I can’t wait to learn more tricks. My new parents tell me that I am a good boy all the time and how adorable I am. I received my Christmas present early, my forever home. Thanks Santa!!
Hello, I am writing to the Peterborough Humane Society to submit my family's "happy ending".
I moved in with my fiance last spring and leaving home for the first time is a scary thing to do. I left a home where we had always had dogs and it was very difficult to leave them and move in to my first place without any animals.
My fiance and I discussed the possibility of getting a dog as he had a dog growing up as well. We weren't sure which breed or gender we would choose but I began to explore the option of finding our first dog together. Initially I read newspaper ads and even called some of them too about new puppies. However, none of them seemed to fit for me. I then looked up the local humane society back home and that led me to explore other humane societies and I discovered Peterborough had one.
When I clicked on the "Dogs for adoption" page I looked over all the dogs they had posted. About the fifth photo posted was a dog named Lexi. It didn't say very much about her but her photo was gorgeous and I needed to know more about the dog.
Within the next few days I went to the Peterborough Humane Society and asked if I would be able to look at the dog named Lexi and the lady at the front desk said I could go back and meet her. She was the second last in the row of dogs and when I saw her she stood up and watched me while I read her information.
I was able that day to pet and interact with her. She was a good tempered dog. I went home without her feeling very sad I wasn't taking her with me. The next day my fiance went after work to see her. He too came home without her but agreed we should definitely consider her. In two days time we went back together and were able to take Lexi for a walk. We walked up a road and my fiance said, "Do you want to take her home?" Lexi jumped right up on him as if she was saying "Yes! I want to go home with you!" We both laughed and decided this was our girl and this would be the first walk of many we had with her.
I am happy to say we have had her for 8 months and it was the best decision we have made together to bring Lexi home. She is playful and energetic, happy to be with us and feels at home here. She even sleeps on the bed with us!
She is also very lucky to have a circle of doggy friends with whom she visits frequently. My parents have two golden retrievers and my sister-in-law has two pug crosses for Lexi to play with.
I wanted to submit my happy ending so people see how wonderful dogs in shelters truly are and I hope it inspires people to find their forever pet because my fiance and I have and we feel very lucky to have Lexi in our lives.
Hi, I just wanted to let the people at the Peterborough Humane Society know how our adopted dog "Nikki' (re: 12 year old golden retriever female whose owner passed away) is doing. I thought that her former foster family might also be interested in how she is doing.
She absolutely loves her new home and it is a wonderful sanctuary for her. She gets to roam around our property and gets taken for plenty of walks (off leash and on leash). She doesn't interact that much with my two boy golden retrievers as she seems to send the message that she is an old lady and doesn't want to play that much. She does like playing with her human family, chasing squirrels and barking at wild turkeys.
Her weight is starting to come off and she is not as bow legged as she once was. Her arthritis medication has been reduced to every other day and she has been on glucosamine since we adopted her in August. She has so much more energy and stamina and it just amazes me to see an obese older dog change so quickly with a little bit of exercise. I guess we humans have a lot to learn.
Anyways, I am attaching a picture of Nikki enjoying herself in the grass under a tall Oak tree. She really lucked out!
Susan Train and family
Shep, Border Collie (left); Katie, Akita
When I was first asked to write Katie’s story, I remember thinking to myself that her story had only just begun. Now, having now owned Katie for a little over a year, I think she finally has a story to tell.
I originally saw a photograph of Katie on the Peterborough Humane Society’s website and decided to volunteer some of my time dog walking, with the intention of getting to know her. Unfortunately, Katie had been a resident of the Peterborough Humane Society for a very long time, without being successfully adopted.
Katie had been seized, along with a number of other dogs, from a neglectful home where she had been chained to a kennel. After arriving at the shelter, she was found to show aggression towards other dogs, which led to conflicts at the Humane Society and eventually to her cage being locked for safety. Despite this, Katie was adopted briefly, though she was subsequently returned after she discovered the owner’s cat. When Katie’s future was starting to attract some attention, I decided that I would adopt her.
Adopting Katie had been a spontaneous decision and shortly thereafter, I was faced with the decision of whether to take her to a family get together that had been planned long ago. Between the time I had spent working with her at the shelter and after I adopted her, I was confident that everything would be fine – was I ever wrong. She took one look at our family’s Border Collies and her aggression returned. A year later, I once again decided to bring Katie to the same family gathering. To everyone’s surprise, Katie was energetic at best, leading some to believe that she was actually a different dog.
Working with Katie has been both a challenge and at times a test of patience. Though with some persistence, she has become what I consider to be an ideal companion. She now has a roster of friends, which include a: Husky, Husky/Golden Retriever, American Eskimo, Boston Terrier, two Border Collies, two Basset Hounds, and even a ginger cat (with whom she lives). In the past year, Katie has been on numerous trips and has lived in numerous apartments, however the snoring behind me leaves no doubt that she feels at home.
To the caring Peterborough Humane Society Crew,
I’ve found the loving home to which you always knew.
In just my first five minutes here I was totally distressed,
For the house and my new caregivers here are the best.
Because of your special service I was given a second chance,
No offence though, I don’t look back with even a second glance.
I’m looking forward now to a Purrrfect life full of love,
And as you all know this completely fits me like a glove.
I have a new sister here and we’ve found common ground,
We hunt flies and all crawlers with a big collective bound.
So, I’ll try to keep in touch with you all, and hope you do the same,
As I know I’ve touched your hearts as I leave you with my name.
Keith who is now named Pee Wee is settling in SO great! The first night we brought him home Diesel and him played till bed time. The drive home was great, Pee Wee showed no signs of being stressed and purred all the way home. Diesel and Pee Wee are the best of friends, Pee Wee is always covered in slobber because Diesel is constanly kissing him and making sure he is okay.
He sleeps with us every night and loves to chase Diesel around the house. You told me to take a picture of Pee Wee in a couple of weeks once him and Diesel were laying together... well that happened the second night he was here.
We are so happy with Pee Wee and amazed at how fast he settled in. No issues what so ever!
Thanks again for making the adoption proccess so easy and helping us find our
new addition Pee Wee.
Allison, Joe, Diesel and Pee Wee!!
I'm so pleased to submit this post. Dino came home with me in August of 2010. I just bought a farm, and my family and I were looking to adopt a pet. My kids did not know he was coming, so they were very surprised by the new addition to our family. A special thanks needs to be added for Enid at the shelter for bringing Dino to my attention. I told her that I wanted a dog that 1) would be great with kids and 2) would be able to hunt.... Dino has proved to be both. Dino lives on a 109 acre farm, but he comes to my work office every day. He is the most gentle and kind dog I have ever met. Everybody who meets Dino likes him. Thank you for everything!
Here's some baby pictures of our new addition Chevy.... He is a lot bigger than these pictures as he is now 30 pounds and all paws!!! lol When I told him he was going to get snipped and microchipped he whimpered and cried as he looked at the guys in the room we all laughed so hard as if he understands what being snipped means... lol Enjoy his pictures...
From Jenn, Cheryl, Princess, Chevy and our loving cats to whom aren't too too impressed with us as Chevy knows how to run up the stairs now and come down on his own..... TTYL
Hello! We just wanted to write a quick email about our little dog we adopted a few weeks ago. We adopted Minnie the miniature pinscher just before Christmas. Thank you so much for giving us the best Christmas present ever!! We were not sure if we would be able to take her home before Christmas, but the staff at the shelter made it happen, and also got her spayed right away too. We are so thankful for everything that you did. Minnie has fit is just fine with her new brothers & sisters -- we have 2 Siamese cats and a husky/shepherd dog. She gets along with everyone and is so sweet. She even loves the rabbits & chickens on our farm! I have attached a picture of her wearing her new sweater -- she loves getting bundled up to go play outside.
Thanks again for all that you do for the animals, and giving us the opportunity to adopt such an amazing dog into our family.
Jill & Brett Nolan
We adopted Lucky in the Fall of 2010. He had been at the Humane Society for several months and we were fortunate enough to have been looking for a dog just when he was looking for a home. Soon after we brought him home, he came camping with us. He was very well-behaved and loved going for a hike...running through the leaves and leaping into the lake. What a sweetheart he is! He is gentle and patient with our young children. He can shake both paws and he knows how to sit. He has a weakness for food--and recognizes our children's backpacks and the opportunities they may hold for lunch leftovers. He is not a big fan of cold weather but he loves to romp around on our property. We've never seen anything quite like it.....he burrows through the snow and rolls around and then sneezes the snow off. We giggle right out loud. But as soon as the humans go near the warm, toasty house, he races to the door. He loves to be inside with people! Lucky is scared of the vacuum...when he sees it being plugged in, he runs upstairs until it is put away. He is always trying to sneak onto the couch but looks quite guilty as soon as we enter the room. He is so loving to us and we love having him in our family! Thank-you so much....I know that you miss him and wanted to see him happy in a home.
I am just writing to update you on a dog we adopted from you gabby. We found her on your web sight and fell right in love with her instantly, we came and spent some time with her in your yard the following day. we came home and talked about it and the responsibilities of having her in our home and in the public because of her bread and without saying her personality and loving heart, over powered the cons. It has now bin almost 3 months and we couldn't picture our lives without her. she went for her first vet appointment she is in perfect health besides a food allergy to chicken. She runs out house and she knows it. lol. she love to sit in her back yard for hours on end in the sun and love to play fetch with her bone and play tug of war with her rope, gabby can sit, roll over, shake both paws,jumps up and gives you high 5 , and if you say bang your dead she rolls over and plays dead. She loves car rides.Gabby is a perfered customer at the pet value on george st. they all love her to death she walks in there like she owns the place. You will all be happy to know that she does get along with other dogs she is just very picky with the friends that she keeps. Gabby has clamed our spare room as her napping room juring the day, she lays on the queen size bed and watches out the window gaurding the house. But come bedtime she is right in bed with us,snuggled in under the blankets hogging the bed.Gabby is still a little scared around people but as long as they are already were we r going she is great even around men it's only when they are coming onto her turf she barks at them but then once we tell her it's ok she is fine with most people, would like to thank you very much for bringing gabby into our lives, We really couldn't picture life without her. thank you so much for Gabby,She is our little angle......
Amanda, Ryan and Gabby
My name is Domenic and 4 years ago, i was adopted by susan marlow, my mom, along with jeff, my dad, and jeremy my 19 year old human brother and sarah my 17 year old human sister. We found out I was about 2, so now i am 6. I have settled into my home and they don't know it but I OWN THEM, THEY FEED ME, GIVE ME WATER, TREATS, WARM BED, LONG WALKS AND THEY THINK THEY OWN ME HAHAHA, I really am a good boy and the love is mutual and forever. its mutual that both my life and their lives changed forever. I don't like the needles once a year and the blood test for hearworm and those pills for heartworm, but they tell me its for the best and after i get treats. I am no longer a true male as I lost somethings at the vet, oh no they neutered and microchiped me, i ask every year if i can get back what i lost, but they just laugh. this is my forever home and i am healthy, happy, and very comfortable in my forever home.
Thank you Marlow Family and the Peterborough Humane Society.
Here is a pic of me, I am part beagle, part basset. Heres
hoping to more forever home success stories
thanks domi marlow
My name is Clyde (formally known as Gage). My current owners saw me on your website, and thought to give me a go. My current owners showed up and took me for a stroll around the yard, I showed them my belly, and I even listened to the young boys. They left and told me that they would be back with a friend. A couple of hours later, I met them again with another dog. We played, shared toys, and hit it off very well. I was adopted, and jumped into the truck with them. I spent the drive home between the dad and one of the boys. The other boy had my butt to scratch, oh I was in heaven. I never met the mom until she came home from her golfing tournament. SURPRISE!!!!! And I gotta tell ya, they have alot of balls around here which I LOVE!!!!!! Basketballs, soccer balls, lacrosse balls, golf balls, road hockey balls, tennis balls, you name it, they got it. I should say I got it. I spent my first day chasing after the a wide variety of balls that were being thrown around the yard during their dinner party. I got really hot too, so I decided to show them my swimming abilities. (They have a pool) I gracefully jumped into the pool with a BIG splash and swam around abit (Also had a soccer ball in my mouth at the time). I came out and thought everyone was hot too so I gave them alittle shake shake. And they also have another dog there too. She is a beagle lab cross. I can run her over NO problem, however she is quick to hang onto one of my ears. When it gets too much, I let her know.
My first night was fantastic too, I feel asleep on the floor beside the person who picked me up. The last thing I remember was him petting me to sleep. I must have been broken, because shortly after that, they took me to the vets to get fixed. Everyone there loved me (who wouldn't...) When I woke up, I was in a cage again. I am kinda of a hyper guy sometimes and yes, I freaked out. Shortly after, one of my owners picked me up. PHEW, life was good except that I couldn't go swimming for a couple of weeks. :( I was also afraid of lightning and decided to go for alittle stroll on my own to visist the neighbourhood. Since I like the water, I figured I should follow a river. 5 miles later, I found a house to wait at until the gave me food and lodging. They let me inside and I ate very well. And kinda popped one of the kids soccer balls (Oooppps). My owner picked me up and brought me back to the house. Again I was really hot and decided to go for a swim..... except that I was too tired to get my body over the side of the pool. Do you know how embarassing it is when you can't drag you hind legs over the lip of the pool. I got myself out and went for a long nap. They were just really happy I was back. Even the other dog. Not going to do that again!!
We spend most days wrestling. I roll onto my back, and she sits on me. Even puts a toy in my mouth. We shake about, and she found out that I can carry not 1, not 2, but 3 balls in my mouth. Again natural talent my friends. We sleep together, play together, and watch out for each other. Really good friends, and the really great part is she is a slow eater which means sometimes she leaves food in her bowl.
As far as I know, they really love me ALOT. I know I have some faults, I can admit it. And I can tell you there are two things I really love. The first is waking the kids up in the morning. I get told to go wake them up and I am gone. I jump on the bed, and wait for movement. Gotta be careful as you might pin their arms down if you move too quick (No pets then!!). They open their eyes, and I make my move. I put my head on their chest, and roll on top of them. Oh the fun. They are laughing too ( at least I think so). But the best thing I love is the pets. Every night, I spend time with the guy who picked me up. He sits on the floor and I go lay beside him. He pets me until I go to sleep. I know this is the house for me, and I plan on staying. I have to say thanks to the Peterborough Humane Society for taking care of me, they are the best. For people out there who are looking for a dog, there are tonnes just like me, you just have to come check us out.
Rots of Ruv
I am just writing to update on a dog we adopted from you. We adopted Seamus (formerly known as Scamp), a Wolfhound / Terrier (we think?) cross back in June.
We originally saw Seamus on your web site and he looked exactly like the kind of dog we were looking for. We wanted a kind of scruffy mixed breed that was young but not a puppy. We didn’t want something too small but not too large either as we don’t have a very big home and already we have two cats.
I went to see Seamus by myself first as I had an afternoon off work. When I walked in the shelter the noise was unreal, all those dogs, and each one trying to get my attention. I looked around for Seamus and when I saw him my heart just melted. There he was standing quietly staring at me with his big brown eyes and his tail wagging.
When I went home that night my boyfriend was having second thoughts, after all a dog is a big lifestyle change and we both wanted to make sure we could commit 100%. I begged him to at least just come and meet him and then decide. I had already met him and just “knew” he belonged with us. I was right! My boyfriend fell in love just like I did. For the first week Seamus was very timid and quiet, he didn’t eat for a couple of days, he didn’t play at all but was very friendly with us. We hoped with time and patience he would come around.
After that it was a little rocky, we discovered that he was actually scared of a lot; sewer drains, water, people, boats parked at the side of the road, & other dogs. He sometimes acts out towards other large dogs (only) while on leash. He'll growl and lunge however he never actually gets physical. I think it's more of a fear issue.
With time most of his fears have gone away and he has really come out of his shell. He goes on several walks a day, he loves to run and play fetch, he now swims and bounds in and out of the water chasing sticks and he LOVES going on car rides but he is still a little scared of people and we still have the issue on leash with other large dogs.
We have decided that a good dog training class is the way to go so signed up for a 10-week beginner program. We have only done the first two classes and already we have seen a HUGE change in him. He is getting a lot more confident; with people and he’s not bothering so much with other dogs. I really believe this will go away with more training and instruction and just general socialization. The instructor just loves him and tells us every chance she gets just what an amazing dog we have. He really tries his best to please and trust us. We are also learning; learning how to be the leader and to let him know we will protect him. Seamus is the most loving, affectionate dog I think I have ever met. He melts into your arms and is always looking for a cuddle. He will let you touch and pet him anywhere you please and puts up with my constant hugs and kisses. I think he truly knows he’s won the jackpot… and we have too!
We love Seamus to bits and truly can’t imagine life without him.
Thanks Peterborough Humane Society
I adopted Cooper AKA Jerry From the humane socitey earlie in in the summer of 2010
He was picked up from a house where he was locked in a bedroom alone for 5 days.
I knew that Cooper was the right dog for my family as soon as I saw him.
I brought him home was so surprised at how well he was trained. He can sit. stay. lay down. shake a paw and even high five.
Now he is over a year old and is a very strong boy. He loves his new home. He has room to run and play and he is even enjoying his
new cottage where he can swim.
Cooper is a great addition to my family and is in his forever home with me. :)
Ashly and Cooper
It's been three years since I found Neopolitan (Polly for short) at the shelter. Since those three years she has become an integral part to the family. So important that when I moved out I was informed by my parents that I could not take her with me! Rest assured I visit her often. I'm sure it's her eccentric personality, playfulness, friendliness and command for love that has caused us all to love her so much.
Polly is enjoying a life of being a semi-indoors cat; she comes in when she wants and out when she wants typically. During the day you'll typically find her snoozing on the deck in the sun or if it's winter hanging around the bird feeder waiting to pounce. She has kept up to the logic that I used on the parents to bring her in; to hunt. Polly currently has her prizes under the deck much to my mothers dismay. Though I am almost certain it isn't her fine hunting skills which is causing her to get heavy... Probably the spoiling and frequent naps, usually in a nice bed that used to be mine.
I just wanted to say that I was glad to find such an amazing creature in your care and hope other misfits find their homes because of you.
Hello everyone, just want to let you know Mr. Bogangles, now "sam" (sorry he seems to at least glance at me when I call him that) is doing wonderful. He's had a vet visit, a little wormy but nothing some meds won't clear up, and his first groom. He runs wild around my backyard, with my other dog. They sleep together at the foot of my bed!
He has such a loving, wonderful personality. I'm so grateful to of adopted him. Thanks again for this wonderful addition to our world!
Laura, Maxwell and Sam
We adopted "Bear" the Newfoundlander puppy on June 11 and our family loves
It was a great day when the kids came home from school to find Bear waiting
for them! We had decided we wanted a dog to add to our family so started
dropping in at the Peterborough Humane Society and checking the website
daily and that's how we saw Bear's picture. We rushed over to PHS to see him
and knew right away that we wanted him. Bear had a cut on his tongue that
needed to heel before he was adopted so over the next 2 weeks, my husband
continuously stopped by the PHS to see how Bear was doing and to visit with
him. I was sure the staff would be sick of my husband but instead they let
him bathe Bear and play with him! They are great people!
Bear has been adjusting well to his new home and our family. He is learning
his boundaries, will sit when he's asked, has fun playing soccer, going for
walks and laying in the shade
Thank you everyone at the Peterborough Humane Society
We adopted Annie a Beagle x, on June 5 2010. She came home and adjusted quickly to everyone. She loves to go for car rides , walks to the park to go swimming and just lay under a tree to enjoy the outdoors.
A few days after getting her she developed a medical condition that received diagnoses from the free vet exam. After taking her medication and following the vet's orders, she seems to be on the mend and we have been told that her condition will be cleared up when we get her spayed in a few months. S
he has been such a great addition. She sleeps all night , hardly ever barks except to go outside and is so addicted to peanut butter dog treats.
My boyfriend (now Fiance) and I adopted Ridley from the Peterborough Humane
Society in June 2008. We originally went in just to take a look at the dogs
but when we met Ridley we knew we couldn't leave without her. She was so
quiet and timid, not that you would ever guess that now! We've learned she
is actually scared of dogs barking at her as soon as she was out of that
atmosphere she started to come out of her shell.
She came out to Ottawa with us and lived there for a couple of years and now
we have all moved back to Peterborough!
She is doing amazingly! She was very well trained when we got her and
adjusted very quickly to living with us. She loves all people, especially
kids. She's the best pet we could have ever asked for and we are so thankful
we found her! She is always happy when we come home from work. She loves
going for walks and playing but mostly she enjoys cuddling :)
We are so thankful that she is ours, and that the humane society took such
good care of her before we were lucky enough to find her!!
Thank you so much!
Jen and Brett
We adopted Bear from the Peterborough Humane Society on March 4, 2010. We knew we wanted to adopt a rottweiler, so I posted an ad on Kijiji, and someone from the humane society email me and told me that the society had 3 available for adoption. We went there and started our search, looking at all the dogs in the kennels. I immediately fell in love with Bear. My fiance convinced me to give them all a chance, and take them outside one by one for a walk. I still knew I wanted to bring Bear home to be a part of our family. Once we had him outside, that was it. I knew he belonged with us!
I didnt want to put him back in his kennel, that was really hard to do. We then went up to the front desk and asked the nice lady if we could adopt him. She told us there were a couple of people who were interested in him and to fill out an application. If we were selected, they would call us.
The next day I had to take one of my daughters to a Dr. appointment. I couldnt help but stop back to see Bear. He was so excited to see me. He was wagging his tail, and licking my daughters hand through the kennel. I came home and told my fiance we had to take all of the kids there to see if he was this good with all of them
We did just that! We took 4 out of our 5 children to see him. He was so good and gentle with them. They were giving him treats and he was loving that! I immediately went back to the front desk and said I wanted to bring him home. The lady told me that someone was already contacted to come and get him. I was so heart broken! I felt like crying!
A couple weeks later, we were in Peterborough again, and I asked my fiance if he wanted to go back to the humane society to see if there were any new rottweilers brought in. He agreed to go. As soon as we opened the door, I saw Bear. I flew back to the front desk and asked why he was still there, had the people not wanted him after all? She told me they hadnt wanted him, and another person was supposed to be taking him, but they werent returning any phone calls. She then asked if we were interested in him. I began to tell her that we had been there a few times by ourselves and with our children, and had already filled out the adoption paper. She said we must have fell through the cracks somehow, and couldnt find our paper. She then asked us to take him outside to see if we were still interested in him because he was starting to show signs of dog agression from being at the shelter for so long. Of course when we got him outside, he was the same old "Teddy Bear" he was before.
We went to the desk again and said we still wanted him. She said "Ok, would you like to bring him home today?" I was so over joyed there were tears in my eyes. We both replied "Yes! Of course!!"
After all the paperwork was completed, they brought him out to us! You could tell he knew what was happening, that he was going to his forever home! He hoped right into our van and was sitting there waiting for me to start driving.
We got him home and anxiously awaited for the kids to come home from school so we could surprise them with Bear. They knew who he was as soon as they came in the door, and gave him big hugs. They were just as happy!
He is so gentle with them, and loves to sneak on the couch and cuddle with them any chance he gets. I am so glad we went back to the shelter that day. Thank you so much to all the people who cared for him while he was waiting for us to find him, and thank you for every thing you do to help all the animals at the humane society!
Robin, Jimmy & kids
Hi Peterborough Humane society!
We adopted Chevy March 22, 2010 a giant 10 month old dobbie and lab mix. At first we were a bit worried about how she would act with our cat, and our other 9 year old dog. However, we instantly fell in love with this up beat puppy and couldn't say no. We were forced to wait about a week, but it just made us more anxious to bring her home. When the day finally came we made sure we were the first to call to get her. We drove 2 hours to pick her up in Peterborough and drove another 2 hours back to Brampton.
After a long drive we were finally home, showing her off to all our family. Everyone had to admit she was a beautiful dog! Nevertheless, the training had to begin. (She was already house trained) But to our surprise she is an extremely smart dog that will learn tricks very quickly (with a little help of treats. haha)
After about a month of having Chevy, our older dog Cleo has learned to like her and even seems like a younger dog, trying to keep up with her. They both happily sleep in my bed all cuddled up beside me, however as soon as Chevy sees a glimpse of light outside shes ready for a new day. She is already extremly attached to us. Chevy always likes being near us, with her head lying at our feet. We are extremely grateful to the Peterborough Humane Society for giving us such a great dog to be part of our family!
Alda, Rui, Brian, Chris and Allysa Neves.
Hello Peterborough Humane Society!
It was my Mom's idea to adopt a Kitten this year after I was diagnosed with a neurological disease that has left me in a rather deep depression. I'm studying to become physician and I have made a point of not having any pets during my academic career in case I would have to move or not be able to support them. I've always been desperately afraid of being put in a position where I would have to make a decision about abandoning a pet; I just could never do it.
I felt guilty about wanting a Kitten and not and older cat since I was adopting one for my own selfish reasons and wanted to form a bond with the cat I selected. I have always raised my own and didn't think I could have the same intimate bond with an older cat. I was so wrong!
When I got to take 'Twilight' (Since renamed Hope) out of her cage and she touched her nose to mine I knew I was going to take home the 1-year old female tabby if the Society would let me. I was still scared that I was making a mistake and that I wouldn't be able to garuntee her a 'forever-home' but my Mom talked some sense into me and reminded me that I worry too much and that I could either leave one more cat without a home because of something that 'might' happen in the future, or I could take one cat home and work out how to best secure her future later. I adopted Hope and was so thankful for the respectful and caring manner in which the lady at the front desk handled the adoption process.
When I brought Hope home she ran under the couch and I expected her to spend the rest of the day there, but within an hour her nose was poking out and soon she was out and getting acquainted with me, my Mom and the big new house that was her new home. She would start crying whenever she wandered too far away and still does when she can't find anyone in the house. She is very people-attached and wants to be with people all the time.
She is so small for her age and so playful I was not sure the age on her placard at the shelter had been correct, but her Veterinarian, Dr. Davis checked her teeth during her subsidized exam (thank you for that!) and assured me that she was no less than 8-months. She is such a trouble maker! And so talkative! Just this evening I found her inside the fridge licking the milk bag! She will get into anything but we all agree, she is more amusing than television.
When I brought her home and was watching her chase temptation treats across the living room my Mom was looking at me and she said "This is the first time I've seen you smile since you got sick." Hope is the perfect name for her and I am so glad that I took her home and she decided to adopt me. This is more of a 'Happy Beginning' and I hope to make sure her forever-home with me grants her a Happy Ending many years from now. I am may be a poor student and I may not be able to give her the medical care she might need in the future if she becomes seriously ill, but I have started a modest savings account for her and will take as best care of her as I can, and no matter what, I will never let her go back to a shelter.
How could one ever abandon Hope?
Thank you so much for such a wonderful cat and I sincerely admire all of you who take care of the animals at the shelter and keep all of you and all of those animals in my prayers.
A picture of hope hanging out on my bookshelf is attached!
Hello there I adpoted Scotty on May 28th 2009. He is a pure bred mutt, no one really knows what he is. Scotty and I bonded when I first took him for a walk. He rolled over and wanted me to rub his belly, I soon learnt he LOVES his belly rubbed. Scotty is so layed back and easy going, stubborn at times but not too often. Scotty I was under the impression he was 6 years old, but once the vet looked at him turns out he was about 2 years old, so lots more time to be with us, and full of energy.
Scotty loved to play with anything, outside running in circles and fetching a ball is his favorite thing to do. We always once a week go on a 3 hour hike with his other dog friends. Scotty loves life and lives it to the fullest, he plays in the water, digs outside, always playing with his ball and ropes. He will always try new things and not afraid to do anything.
Training Scotty was pretty easy, he loves to serve and listen to you, unless he is playing with another dog. He now sleeps with us and wake up to him every morning is great, he will get up with you and wait by the door till your done in the shower and sit at your feet while eating breakfast, and follow you to the door and wait till you return home. If he is coming with us in the car he will stand up and see his eyes ligh up and wag his tail. You can tell how greatful he is when he can be with us.
Scotty just graduated obedience school with honors he was the best in his class, and everyone was jealous. Over the course of about a year owning him he has brought nothing but adventure and joy into our lives.
Today Scotty is healthy, young, full of live, and ready to play anytime anywhere, appropriate time or not. We all love Scotty very much and are more then overjoyed that we were able to find him at the Peterborough Humane Society that day, and so greatful we were able to offer him a great loving home.
I Adopted Sprocket from the Humane Society in 2001. He is a Lhasa Apso x Wire hair JRT back. He is the most amazing dog. He loves everything and everybody. When I adopted him, he was sad and matted. There was just something about him that I had to have him. It is now 2010, and he is still with me and is full of life and energy and I am looking forward to having him for many more years to come.
Happy, healthly and full of vinegar. We were lucky to be the happy family to adopt an eight week old beagle cross puppy from the Peterborough Humane Society. It seems the stars were with us as we found out we could get the "little jigger" on the Thursday before March Break started and we had all week to get to know each other.
We named our little bundle of energy Odie and he certainly fills the name well. Just like Garfield our cat has taken to constant pestering from him. Bath time is a real affair with Odie running around like a fire ball, bouncing off the walls, doors and jumping up and down the stairs.
After a very tentative start, he has made himself right at home. Although he has his own lovely bed in the kitchen it seems Mom and Dad's bed is a whole lot better. If the family is watching TV then he is to, sitting on the couch and all. But if Mom is baking in the kitchen then his bed there is great for catching the scraps! He likes helping with the gardening most of all!! Those leaf piles must have monsters in them because he bounces on them and digs them out for hours on end.
Last weekend Odie got his first taste of cottage life! He loved the smells and sniffed all over the island for hours. Odie also decided he would try a little kayaking with our son Ben. Although Odie soon found out that if you don't sit still your fall out, but no worries he swam straight for shore (he was only about 10' from the dock).
We are all still working on the "house rules", but we are all confident it won't be long!
Thank you to all the staff for everything you did for Odie before he got to be ours!
The Sollitt Family
Good Morning..... my name is Snickers!!! On Saturday April 25, 2009 I was adopted from the Humane Society.
I have a wonderful home, with two cats, which we love each other, and I have a brother who is a Yellow Lab. We have fun together.... sometimes my brother REALLY
likes me!!!!!!!! He is REALLY trying to show who is Boss and humps me!!!!!!!!!! I have a really great home that is right on the water and I can run and swim.......we go for walks all the time. I have settle in really nicely!!!!! My mom and Dad go to work during the day and I have to wear a collar that if I cross a line I get a bit of a jolt..... I know that my mom and Dad are at work right now hoping that I will be a good boy and stay on the property.
I want to thank everyone at the Peterborough Humane Society for taking care of me and making me feel wanted until I got adopted.... I am a VERY LUCKY dog!!!!!!!!
I will keep in touch with you,
When we first met Boomer, we were trying to decide between getting him or another male cat. But something felt different about him, he
stuck out his paw to us and looked up and let out a soft meow, as if he was saying "Pick me." I have had cats before and a dog but my boyfriend had never had an animal before so I wanted this experience to go well if we were going to have
animals as apart of our family. I am happy to say that Boomer is extremely happy. He loves all human food and tries to eat it when we are having supper, even though we don't let him. He loves watching the birds from the window and lets out a hunting cry when one flies by. But most importantly, Boomer knows when I am upset, if I have had a bad day he plops himself on my lap and licks my hand. He is a playful, crazy, wonderful creature and I cannot thank the
Peterborough humane society enough for what they do. Without them, my boyfriend and I would never have met Boomer.
In April 2008 we adopted a little semi crossed eyed puppy, not yet named. She was the only girl in a 9 puppy litter. Her giant ears and wonky eye were too much for us, and we knew she was meant to be the newest addition to our family. Beatrix has since grown into the sweetest companion. She developed glaucoma in her left eye, but has adapted quite well. She loves to lick faces, play with her big brother jimmy the hound dog, and dig holes. Beatrix is ultra spoiled and in return is incredibly loyal.
Our lives wouldn't be the same without her. Thanks.
Bri & Joey
When we showed up at the Humane Society 2 years ago, we were not really expecting to come home with a new family member. But as soon as I saw Tilly, she reached out her paw to me, and I fell in love. We were warned that she is a little wild and skittish, and for the first week she lived under our desk. After a couple of weeks and a lot of love and patience we had almost given up... when one night I woke up to find her cuddled up asleep beside me. When I went to pet her she ran off, back to her safety under the desk. At first we was disheartened, but as the days went by, she started to come out and let us pet her. Next thing we know she is cuddling against us on the couch, following us outside to lounge in the sun, and finding a (permanent) spot under the covers in our bed. She greets us with a little trumpet and incessant purring whenever we come home, and she can always be found at my side or on my pillow, cuddled up under the covers.
When Tilly came to us, she was a nervous little cat who didn't know how to trust anyone. Now she is the most unique, playful, loving girl there is and and I can't imagine life without her. Please don't walk past or give up on an animal who seems difficult or shy; after giving them the love and attention they deserve, you just might find the most sweet, loyal, and loving friend you'll ever have.
The Story of Tony,
Our family adopted "Tony" from the Humane Society in March. When we first saw Tony in his cage at the shelter, it was definitely love at first sight. All of the other dogs were barking and jumping as we walked by, but Tony just sat
calmly in his cage and waited for us to greet him. The staff described him as "mellow" even though he was a hound dog.
After our first meeting, we did not bring him home right away. We weren't sure we even wanted a dog, and many people told us that hound dogs would not make a good pet. We also have very young children and 3 cats, so were not sure if Tony would fit in very well or not. We had all of the usual worries...is he house trained? would he be aggressive around the kids? would he terrorize the cats? etc.
I went back to see Tony several times with the kids. The staff were very helpful and let me take him out back on a leash, He seemed really hyper the first few times we were outside, and basically just pulled me around on the leash. He did NOT want to go back in his kennel, and I felt awful having to put him back in! The staff also let us do the "cat test" and brought him out to meet one of the shelter cats. He was a perfect gentleman, and did not bother with the cat at all. After thinking it over for a few days and doing some research on dog breeds and behaviors, we adopted him. Mostly, it was a gut feeling that he was a special dog and that we could provide him a good home.
Tony was extremely excited to come home with us. He was a little nervous the first few days, and paced back and forth through the house. We gave him lots of supervision the first few days, and he quickly learned the "house rules". He did not seem to have any previous training or understand commands, but we were amazed at how quickly he learned. With lots of practice, he has now learned to "sit", "lie" and "stay".
Tony has turned out to be a wonderful dog. He is very gentle and playful with the kids. He respects the cats and stays out of their way. He seems to like his routine of regular walks and playtime, and is quiet at night. He likes to go in his crate for sleeping and also as his occasional safe haven away from the kids. He loves to be with the family during the day and tends to follow us around through the house so he can be included in everything. He is also learning to walk on his leash without pulling. He loves praise and is very smart. He also likes to act goofy and toss his toys around. Tony has quickly become a part of our family.
If you are thinking of adopting a shelter dog, it can be a wonderful experience. Our advice would be to think it over carefully, as dogs are a big commitment, and to consider all of the care the dog is going to need throughout its life (multiple daily walks, medical and food costs, equipment, love & attention). I also found it helpful to research dog breeds/characteristics, and to read up on dog psychology/behavior and dog training tips - they really do seem to work. Most of all - GO WITH YOUR GUT! If you are feeling a special connection with a dog, there is probably a very good reason. The best part is that you are giving a deserving animal a new and happy life!
Thanks to the Humane Society and staff/volunteers for all they do.
The White family
I adopted Chip from the Peterborough Humane Society in August of 08. He was found as a stray. We are guessing that he is around 12 years old. I fell in love with him when i first saw him and didn't think that he should be spending his last years in the pound. He is a very people friendly dog and loves all the attention he can get. He is well known around my hometown and people know to stop and say hi to him or he will get upset. It took him awhile to get used to our other pets (dogs, cat, rabbit) but once he realized that they were apart of the family he was good with them. He is a very happy and loving dog, he is currently helping my parents teach their new puppy right from wrong.
A month ago, my boyfriend and I adopted "Sabrina" from the shelter. We decided to call her "Sabeth", but for short we now call her "Sabi." She had been at the shelter for quite a long time and seemed to have a sad look on her face when we were viewing the cats. Many of the cats greeted us with loud meows and clawing paws, while Sabi had no interest in us at all! No desire to be picked up, and no desire to be pet. After talking to some of the humane society staff, we were told that she had a "bad attitude" and was a grumpy girl because she had been there for so long and was most likely sick of waiting for a new home. We were also told that she claws and bites and is not one to cuddle at all. It was at this moment that my boyfriend said "This is the one! We will change that!"
Since taking Sabi home, she has been nothing but a joy. She loves to play, loves to greet you early in the morning with a kiss on the nose, and sometimes we even think she is part dog because she LOVES to be chased up and down the hallway and around the house. We wish we could take all of the animals home, but are so happy with Sabi and we believe she is as happy as can be with us! We love her very much and she has really come around, socially!
She is one spoiled little girl!
Thank you, thank you!
Peter Keller & Jess Procyshyn
It's been more than 1 month, it was on January 23, when I adopted "Joaquin", he was one of the 85 puppies rescued for the Peterborough Humane society last December.
Joaquin is happy, sweet and a great companion. He loves to play on the snow and run on the field. The vet told me that he is "too spoiled" since we treat him "too well". Joaquin gained 6 pounds in 1 month is healthy and his fur is shiny.
Every morning he helps me to wake-up my teenager son, he jumps on my son's bed and "kiss him" till he is awake (very helpful).
Joaquin plays with my other 3 adult children and loves go for walks.
This puppy changed our lives, even my husband call him when he is watching TV so Joaquin watches soccer games all the time.
Thank you all of you for letting us having Joaquin in our lives.
I just would like to say a big thanks to the Peterborough Humane Society for choosing my finance (now husband) and I to adopt our "son" Otis. We tragically lost our long time companion Sam to liver cancer August 7, 2008 he was taking from us within 30 hrs of becoming critically ill. With a wedding coming up in a couple months and the grief for the loss my finance did not want to get another dog. I have never adopted before but than again i was not ever looking for a dog when i already had one. One day in August i was looking over the website and came across a beautiful dog, called the girls about him to find out he was on hold but she sounded very promising so i came to see him that afternoon from Lindsay. When i went to the back to look at the dog i called about earlier i passed the "puppy" room and out of the corner of my eye saw this cute puppy looking up at the window but continued on to see the dog i came for. I knew that i had to go back to see the puppy i glanced at for the quick second.....and spent sometime with the pup and filled out the from at the desk. The girls didn't have much info on him just that he was a stray and come in a couple days ago. The next day i brought my finance to see the pup and needless to say it was love at first sight. The puppy was legally there for the 7 days (or whatever the holding time was) but we made the drive every day from Lindsay to visit him and each day it got harder and harder we both cried more and more. Until Friday before the long weekend in August my cell phone rang it was the lovely voice from the the women at the Humane Society saying that the puppy was ours....i was speechless and tears of joy rain down my face. Otis is now the greatest thing that has happen to us and we can't thank the girls enough for choosing my husband and I to adopt him.
Otis comes to work with me everyday sits in the front seat of my truck and pretends he owns the world. He loves being outdoors, he enjoys going to his training classes for the interaction with other dogs and people. He is incredible loyal and filled with energy, joy and love.
We figure he was 3 months when we got him at the end August 2008 and now he is in his 9 month he weights 93 lbs. The girls thought he was a Great Dane X but with research we have pin pointed it to a American Bull Dog cross. But if anyone knows the history behind him and would like to share it that would be wonderful, i am sure he has some brother and sisters out there and might know more about his breed email@example.com.
Thank you again to the Peterborough Humane Society for the love and care you give the animals
Kim, Rick, and Otis
Let me introduce you to our sweet girl Sophie. Sophie was the only puppy at the Humane Society in December 2005 and we fell in love with her. She has been blessed with couches to sleep on, even though she has 2 beds of her own, she loves the car, a boat ride where she thinks she's re-living the scene from Titanic, and just regular walks and runs. She shares our home with two cats and a ferret and they all love each other.
She is out of her terrible twos and after eating the ends of a couch, a few garden hoses and shoes, she's still loved so much. Thanks so much for this little girl, who knows she is loved so much. Her only draw back was she was a "puller" on the leash at only 55 lbs so we invested in the choke collar, it really works, this after experimenting with a Flexi leash....so for you pulling dog owners out there, get the collar and you can enjoy your walks