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October 2016

So it’s been 3 days and we can not be happier! Bumblebee is sweet loving kind a snuggle buddy very great with my 18 month old daughter. He loves long walks and his toys. We also got him some bones and some treats we’re training him on commands. He’s learning really fast: no accidents have been in the house. Overall, he’s a great dog. We love him dearly. We just wanted to reach out and thank you all personally I’m glad I chose you all to go through the adoption process and thank you for this happy ending.

Joseph H.

 Bumble Bee

Bumble Bee

 Sleepy boy

Sleepy boy

 Dior

Dior

October 2016

We are so very happy with Simba, who we now call Dior, short for Christian Dior. He is the sweetest calmest kitty baby ever and we believe, he has settled in super well. He loves to sleep, cuddle and eat his daily cat food. We have tried treats however, Dior may be the first cat ever we have known who just wants to enjoy his wet, dry cat food mix. However, he loves feathers — as call cats do — so we have gotten him all sort of toys with feathers. Grooming has been going well and he is getting lots of spoiling already. Thank you so very much for all the wonderful things you guys have done. Dior is one very special kitty. 

Sinta and Brandon

 content kitty

content kitty

October 2016

We adopted Jadea blue-grey, cream, and orange tortoise shell DSHjust over 2 months ago to be a companion to our other kitten Sumlee (cottonball). We named her Singto (lion in Thai) as I couldnt pronounce tiger in Thai and Jade in Thai is Yuk and that didnt sound good.

Right after we got her, the vet said she had a respiratory infection and to keep them separated for another week. The first picture with Singto (aka chirpy because of the sounds she makes) in the wire napkin basket with Sumlee next to her is at the end of their first day together after playing all day and being exhausted. The next picture is from nearly a month later. They are best friends and Sumlee really watches out for her little sister. Several weeks ago Sumlee whos normally very quiet started meowing and wouldnt stop so I asked her what is it Lassie, has Timmy fallen down the well? I then picked her up and we started to look for Singto. When I opened my sons bedroom door Singto ran out and Sumlee immediately jumped out of my arms wrapped both paws around Singto and started licking her and wouldnt stop.

Singto is very affectionate and Im so glad we got her from MCHS. When we met with the kittens she immediately came over and started climbing up me and I knew right then she had a good personality. She then did the same thing to the kids when they came over to meet her.

Ron K

 First meeting

First meeting

 Best buds

Best buds

 Mowgli loves his belly rubs

Mowgli loves his belly rubs

 Mowgli opens up

Mowgli opens up

August 2016

Thank you again for all of your kind help and generosity with helping me transition Mowgli into our home!

He was hiding in his new litter box and scared Sunday night but when I got home from work Monday night he showed tremendous progress! Mowgli has now explored my whole apartment and let me give him so many belly rubs and brush his fur! He cannot stop purring! I am so proud of his progress!

Thank you again for all of your help and kindness. Attached are some pictures of Mowgli hanging out this week.

Cheers,
Lauren P

 Nova follows Walker everywhere

Nova follows Walker everywhere

July 2016

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to update you on Galleria! Her name is now Nova and she is amazing. Nova and her new brother Walker have a great bond already and its only been a week! Her potty training is outstanding, she is very smart and learns quickly. She essentially follows Walker everywhere and is learning from her older brother.

I will keep you all posted on her progress!

Best wishes,
Pirouz, Walker, and Nova

 A content puppy

A content puppy

 Floki and family

Floki and family

May 2016

Hi Montgomery County Humane Society!

It’s been a month since we adopted Dutch (now Floki) from you guys, and we wanted to send you a little update. He has really adjusted well to his new home and life. Our other dog, Merlin, took awhile to warm up to the idea of having a brother but now the two are best friends and go everywhere together! It hasn’t been long, but it really feels like we’ve known each other forever.

Thank you so much for the work you do!
Michelle and Kevin

May 2016

Hello! Just an update on Sammy. He settled in really quickly and is the most sweet and loyal boy. He is still a little nervous when he see new people, but he will be ok. He has a doggy bed that he loves and he absolutely loves going for walks around the neighborhood. He went to the vet the other day and all was fine.

Here are some pictures of Sammy happy in his new home 🙂
Robyn S

 Sam

Sam

 just chillin′

just chillin′

 Regal Bootsy

Regal Bootsy

 heart-to-heart chat

heart-to-heart chat

May 2016

We wanted to let you know that Bootsy (formerly Skittle) is adapting wonderfully to his new home! Bootsy is a bundle of energy that loves playing with his various toys–especially the wand with the catnip mouse. He is a purring machine, too. We are so happy to have this big boy in our lives.

Thank you!
Sarah & Scott

 Ripley

Ripley

April 2016

Ripley (formerly Tameka) has brought so much joy into our lives! She follows us from room to room, not clamoring for attention, but content just to sit within a few feet of us. She’s gotten into the habit of carrying around yarn balls in her mouth. Every morning, we wake up with her curled at the foot of our bed with a ball of yarn tucked into our blankets. In addition, Ripley loves music! If I start singing, she’ll come over to me, even from another room…and often she’ll start meowing along!

When we first got Ripley, my husband Ken was a bit hesitant about her. He’d had cats in the past and just not been fond of them. Within just a few days, it was clear she was a Daddy’s Girl. If I’m cuddling her and he walks into the room, she’ll leave my side to go be with him. He often works at home and she always keeps him company. He’s completely enamored with her. She’s won our hearts!

Unfortunately, within a week of getting her, we took her to the vet and we discovered that her heart doesn’t work properly. She has an arrhythmic heartbeat and her valves don’t work properly. We took her to a cardiologist who told us it’s a minor thing that just needs monitoring. She takes medication twice a day and that keeps her in good spirits. And she’s such a pro at taking her medication – I pop her mouth open just slightly and she actually opens it wider for us! What a champ!

We are so happy to have Ripley in our lives. She’s taken us from being newlyweds to being a real family. We’re looking forward to many wonderful years with” our Rippers.”
Lauren and Ken R

 Ripley snuggling on the sofa

Ripley snuggling on the sofa

April 2016

Tiger is keeping me company at the kitchen table while I read the newspaper. He’s such a funny guy!

Debbie B.

 Tiger

Tiger

 December 2016 update

December 2016 update

 Huxley

Huxley

March 2016

Hi Montgomery County Humane Society!

I wanted to provide you a brief update on Huxley (formerly Pauley)! He is fully at home with us — his favorite place to relax is on the sofa in the living room and laying on our bed watching birds outside. He is very playful and likes to follow us around. His favorite toy is his millenium falcon string toy… he even brings it to our bed at night to play.

We are so lucky to have him in our family! Thank you Montgomery County Humane Society!!

Best,
Elizabeth W & Michael N

 

 Huxley and toy

Huxley and toy

 Stella

Stella

February 2016

Adopted Nov.  22, 2015 – Lady (now Stella). She looks much different than her website photo. She was obviously someone’s baby and I’m so happy to have her. She was a real find.

SueAnn

February 2016

Hi MCHS,

We want to let you know that Quaker and Regina, adopted in early December, are settled in and doing fine. They are wonderful kitties, each with his own personality and interests, and they play well together. We love them.

Maida and Ralph

 Quaker and Regina

Quaker and Regina

 Brody and mom

Brody and mom

February 2016

Craig and I adopted Brody in February 2015. Back then I already knew it was meant to be, as soon as I looked at him I knew something was right. Brody just kept staring at me with his huge black eyes and as soon as we made eye contact I knew he was gonna be the one. I still wanted to say hi to the other two puppies even though I knew I wasn’t going to adopt them and every single time I would look away from Brody he would just keep barking in his loudest voice to get my attention away from the other two dogs. Well he succeed, it’s a year later now and Brody is the happiest dog alive. Everyone that knows us and that meets Brody swears he’s the most spoiled dog (brat) alive! Craig and I love Brody more than anything in the world! He has brought such love, happiness and balance into our relationship, I could never ask for a better companion (son) for our little family!

Julia B

 Brody′s family

Brody′s family

January 2016

When I saw Palmer on your website I knew she was perfect for our family.  She has adapted so quickly to our household & she’s an AMAZING girl.  Thank you so much for allowing us to meet & adopt this special girl.  Our family is complete!!

April 2016 update

I wanted to give you an update & send some pictures!!!  Lucy is doing amazing!!!  Her tail has healed beautifully & has grown hair back.  She is my sons bed buddy & totally thinks she’s a lap dog, laying on my lap during tv watching time. Thanks again for allowing us to give Lucy a home. She’s fantastic!!!

Misti L

 Lucy at home

Lucy at home

January 2016

Here is a pic of Daisy (previously know as Miri who we adopted yesterday) with her new family.  She has settled in, made some new doggie friends in her new neighborhood and enjoyed her new backyard.

Mike B

December 2015
Season’s Greetings:

We adopted Dutchess in June 2015 and cannot imagine life without her. She is a sweet, loving and caring puppy. She may be two and half but has so much energy and joy to spread. She is our exercise champion-we take her on three-four walks a day. She loves to cuddle, run loops in our backyard, and begs for treats any chance she gets.

We love her so much and are grateful to the Montgomery County Humane Society for believing in each animal’s dignity and that every life deserves a second chance.

With much appreciation,

The R Family

December 2015

We are writing this card to thank you all for giving us back joy, love and the magic we lost after our special kitty of 11 years passed. Our two new boys [Backstrom and Sorbet] brought back so much love, joy and magic! They love their new home and we love them! Thank you for giving us all a wonderful holiday!

Backstrom now follows Bruce around the house and rushes to greet strangers when they arrive. Sorbet, now known as Tucker, loves to kiss his new humans and enjoys spending time in my lap.

Diane G

November 2015

I adopted Link (I’ve since renamed her Aubrey) on Saturday and she’s thriving in her new home! She loves to “Netflix and chill” while cuddling with me, playing with her toys and exploring her new home.

I included some pictures. She’s very photogenic!

Thank you again! I couldn’t be more in love with her!!

Kelly S

November 2015

Charlie is loving life and is a great addition to our family. He is probably 90 lbs and as happy as can be. He owns the house.

Doug L.

November 2015

Hello. I received a voicemail message on Friday checking in on our adoption of “Genie” (August 8, 2015). I am so glad you called as I have been meaning to reach out!!

Well, there is no more Genie LOL, but BELLA is wonderful and we love her very much!! J  I am attaching some pics to show you…. She and my son are inseparable. <3

Laurie O.

November 2015

Hi MCHS!

Rasta is very happy with us! He is a real sweetie now that he has his own domain. He comes to us throughout the day for attention and loves playing with his bird toy and in his “couch fort” we made.

Jessica R.

October 2015
Good morning,

I noticed quite a few of the staff get a little emotional when Marcie (now renamed Maggie Marcie Lin, only took a day for her to pick up on that and show interest at any part of the name) so I thought I would send you guys this picture.

Unfortunately, despite your warnings that the escape artist would take any chance to run, Maggie managed to escape from a four point harness using stairs to not only leverage a backwards angle but to hook the harness onto the railing in order to pull off a 100% properly installed and fitted harness. She took off to play the tease-the-humans escape game, but I took her interest in teasing us and led her to a safe area for her to run around in. My housemates and I played with each other until Maggie became more interested in participating and she came close enough to scoop her up and carry her all the way home.

After a long day of play, Maggie was pooped out, or confused by her new, six point harness which seems to block all of her previous tricks with the power of human engineering… somehow. She’s since had her follow-up vet visit, a lyme vaccination and she’s settling in comfortably.

David L

October 2015

We just celebrated our Harley’s 4th year with us!  We adopted him in October 2011 and he’s been such a joy.  Special thanks to Beth Mullen, who was the one who suggested that his personality would work for our family.  I was unsure, given the fact that I definitely wanted a short haired dog.  Ha!  Beth knew what she was doing, and the day that we met Harley, he chose us with those “eyebrow dots” as my daughter called them, and his sweet personality.  He’s the perfect blend of playful/energetic and loving/quiet.   As a herding dog, he loves to chase anything that moves.. squirrels, kids, leaves, etc.  Our kids play freeze tag with him in the backyard and Harley is always “it”.  Fun for everyone.  And that dog is happiest of all when his whole herd (our family) is together at home.  Thank you for being the vehicle that brought Harley into our family!

Debbie M.

October 2015

Here’s a photo of Patches with two of my sons. We adopted her a week and 1/2 ago. We have renamed her Lucille and she is signed up to start training on Friday. She’s been doing well so far.

Tanya G.

August 2015
Hello.
I wanted to let you know that three girls I adopted from MCHS are doing very well.  Josephine (formerly Charlie), Katherine (formerly Poppet), and Rosy Lynn (formerly Adrienne) sleep together, eat together, and play together.  They eat high protein crunches and lost a few pounds. They are well behaved and delightful.  
 
Castilla M
March 2016 update:
A year went by since Josephine (formerly Charlie), Katherine (formerly Poppet), and Rosy Lynn (formerly Adrienne) moved in. They are healthy, eating well, and getting along nicely.  Each had an annual check-up at Dr. Gardsbane’s place. Rosy Lynn was very scared, so Katherine went back to the vet with her. Rosy did not cry and Katherine had a lot of fun at the vet. Josephine also wanted to go with them and went into a kitty carrier but I told her to stay at home. They are quite delightful. I got them a bigger kitty tree for a one year anniversary and they are enjoying it. I wanted to let you know that all is well and they are happy tails.

August 2015

Hi,

Just wanted to give you an update on Miles (listed as Max on your site) who we adopted back in April. I have attached a picture the day we picked him up and then an updated picture.  We just love him.  He’s doing really well.  He has a few allergies but we gave him some medication from the vet and have been following up.  He such a happy boy.  My son played spring flag football and he would cry with excitement every week when we would get to the field.  He loved being outside and being with all the people.

Thanks so much!

Diane H

August 2015
I just thought you’d like to know how well Barney is settling into his new home. The first few days were spent getting to know each other. He wanted to be petted and cuddled, and if I stopped, he put his paw on my hand or knee for “More.” He loves his new bed, but doesn’t want to jump on mine, even though he’s allowed to. Yesterday he rolled in the grass while exploring his new yard. Usually he follows me closely, but he’s getting braver. Today he ran around and around the yard, looking joyful. Then he rolled in the grass again.
Today, also, he has started to accept treats; before, he only wanted his dog food. He was afraid of the TV at first–I think because he gets scared when he hears strange voices. He got scared yesterday when he heard my neighbor talking, and his first instinct was to flee into the house, but I was able to calm him by petting him and he was OK.  The first couple days in the yard he made a nest back in the bamboo, and curled up in it, apparently feeling safe there. Now his personality is beginning to open up. He played with a couple dog toys and chewed on them, without fear. He will need time, however, to get over his fears. I tripped and made a clatter and he ran. But he came back when I called him and fussed over him. He’s looking more “open,” and seems pretty happy.
Pat H
Barney’s “mom”
 Barney and Mom

Barney and Mom

 Turtle

Turtle

June 2015

Hello Montgomery County Humane Society,

I adopted Turtle (formerly Alei) almost a month ago, and I can’t imagine life without her! She’s been wonderful through and through, and I’m so grateful to have met her and brought her home with me.  She enjoys hanging out with everyone she meets, indiscriminately, and I couldn’t have asked for a better, more loving, first pet.

Thank you!
-Sam

 Turtle

Turtle

 Astro

Astro

May 2015

This week we will celebrate 15 years with our adopted dog, Astro (originally Disco). Thank you for making that possible. We have so many great memories with him. Couldn’t have asked for a more spunky, smart, loving, adventurous dog with a true zest for life…even at 15 years and 8 months old!! He’s older than my kids and has lived with 3 other dogs during our time with him. We are so blessed to have him in our lives.

Thanks!!
Nancy F.

March 2015

Formerly Michael, Aragorn has beaten 2 diseases and become king of our place! He even got the dog to do his bidding, now she gets blamed when he gets into food. (Crazy cat) he will be one year old soon ! But here’s an update on how he was the day we got him and two weeks ago. He’s doing wonderful and we will be getting him licensed as a therapy pet, he is also the inspiring animal for a charity find that we hope to kick up soon. We are so thankful to MCHS for rescuing our boy so that we got the chance to love him. ❤️[?]

Megan M

 Aragorn

Aragorn

 Dinky

Dinky

March 2015

This is Dinky, formerly known as Goldie, through the Montgomery Humane Society. I adopted this Angel on September 9, 2011, she had been back at the animal shelter for one day. She chose me to be her mommy and her furever home. This picture is not the best one of her, but this is her car seat. She rides in it every where we go and she loves it! She is the sweetest, and most snuggly baby and has as many clothes as I do. She loves to get ice cream on her birthday (July 28) and her favorite toys are stuffed animals with hard eyes. She likes to go spend the night off with her “Mawmaw” and “Papa” too, and she is as much their world as she is mine. This sweet girl has brought so much to my life and I recommend adopting furbabies all the time. She saved me and I saved her. This was the best decision I have ever made and thank you Montgomery County Humane Society for everything you do!

Jessica P.

 Lu

Lu

March 2015

Lu (formerly known as Hannah) is doing great and has started retrieving!!  Here are some photos of her.

Karen

 Mischief

Mischief

March 2015

On March 13th, I adopted Basil (whose name I changed to Mischief since he is into everything). He has learned to open the zippers on my laptop case and all sorts of other stuff. Here is a picture from this weekend, 2 weeks after getting him. Mischief and his brother Cosmo are sleeping together. He is really a love and he is in a furever home now. They are getting along, the vet said he was healthy and the 2 cats are playing together and bathing each other.

I just thought I would share his story with you.

Michelle

 Chloe

Chloe

March 2015

Chloe has been such a joy in my life- I’m so grateful for the wonderful folks at the Montgomery County Humane Society for bringing us together!

Best,
Val

 

 Chloe

Chloe

 Noki

Noki

February 2015

I adopted Noki from MCHS in 2009. She was believed to be abandoned by a puppy mill breeder. She was very shy and timid at first, and I could tell she needed a lot of love. She soon adapted to being spoiled and treated like a princess. My husband and I cannot imagine our life without her. She is a big part of our family, and gives us just as much love as we give her. Thank you MCHS for this gift!

Grace T.

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 Noki

Noki

 Brady

Brady

February 2015

Dear MCHS:

My daughter and I adopted Brady in January 2015. We lost our cat of 20 years and we came into your rescue to look at cats. We went to look at the dogs and there were two dogs: Brady and another dog. Immediately Brady captured our attention. We went into a room to play with him and fell in love instantly! He sold himself to us and we decided to adopt him. We have had him two weeks and he is such a WONDERFUL dog! Some would say he lucked out having us but the truth is we are the lucky ones! He is smart, sweet, protective, and already potty trained. He already knows how to sit and how to give paw. I’m so glad we got to adopt a dog less fortunate. He is already part of our family! Thank you for helping us find him and making the adoption go smoothly!

Love,
Pam S & Lilly H

February 2015

Dear MCHS:

We wish to inform you that the wonderful cat Garnet that we adopted from you in March of 1994 is still alive, well, and happy. She must have been at least three months old when she joined our family. Hence she must now be at least 21 and some months old. She is walking a bit slow, is a bit deaf, and has no teeth, but she is otherwise healthy and fit. We thank you profusely for the joy you have provided us all these years.

Why the name Garnet? The cage at the Humane Society in which we first made acquaintance with Garnet was “garnet.” It just seemed to capture her spirit.

In the intervening years, she has acquired many talents. These include mastery over four languages — cat, English, Japanese, and squirrel. She knows Japanese because my wife speaks to her in Japanese and she answers in what seems to me to be Japanese and squirrel because –well — because we have many squirrels in our backyard with whom she regularly discusses the day’s events. She has no difficulty communicating to us humans whatever she wishes to say, when not with sounds then definitely with sign-language. Not the least of her talents is her uncanny ability to invent games, including what we call sidewalking (pulling herself along the carpet using just her front legs), Halloween-cat-walking, like-a-squirrel- back-of-chair- climbing, and take-her-masters-on-walks-through-the-neighborhood.

Because her hips have recently become a bit unstable, she now lives on our second floor, no longer running up and down the stairs to use the litter box in the basement or her dinner bowl on the first floor. Nevertheless, despite the handicaps, she continues to execute her routines, most importantly that of waking us up at 8:00 am in the morning, which she pursues with much gusto, and telling us when to retire. And, of course, laps have to be visited and warmed at least half a dozen times a day.

Celebrating 21 years!

Andy M

 Garnet

Garnet

 Sugar and Tippy

Sugar and Tippy

February 2015

Dear Staff,

We justed wanted to say how happy we are to have Sugar in our family. She has been wonderful with our girls. Although she has only been home for a few weeks, it seems like she’s always been with us.

When we named her Sugar, we knew she was sweet. We just didn’t know HOW sweet. She plays hard and sleeps hard. She and our other dog, Tippy, have become snuggle buddies. When her tail wags, her whole body wags.

Sugar is our second rescue dog. Although we don’t know the circumstances of how she came to be with us, we know she was meant for us.

Katrina and family

February 2015

Max is third of our family members from MCHS. He follows our beloved but now deceased Akita-mix, Molly, and our Hurricane Katrina rescue brought here by MCHS volunteers, Billie Jean. Billie was a brave little girl who kept 4 puppies alive for one month after the hurricane befor they were rescued by boat. Max’s past is probably not as traumatic as the others, but he has some fears and some boundary issues, namely he wants to jump our fence. For this reason, we no longer use our dog door, but let him out on a supervised schedule. This has been our only problem with Max. He is very sweet and really wants to please us. He is protective — neither squirrels nor postal workers will ever enter our home uninvited. He gets along wonderfully with out 2-year old lab and it feels like he has been with us always. Thank you so much for bringing Max here. He is a jewel, a real polite little fellow. As a wonderful coincidence, his birthday is one day before my husband’s. We will celebrate both and are grateful for Max coming into our lives.

Molly

 Max

Max

 Max

Max

 Cookie

Cookie

January 2015

Hi MCHS,

Since I gave you an update on Cookie’s adoption over the phone, I thought I would share some photos of her at home! Here she is relaxing today on her cat tree, and another of her lounging on my coffee table. I think she’s pretty happy to have a home 🙂

– Kevin B

 Cookie

Cookie

November 2014

I don’t have the words to thank you and MCHS for bringing Zoe into my life. It took her a few weeks to adjust to being a city dog, but now she pays no attention to the buses, trains, and automobiles that whiz by our building. I’m amazed at how gentle and easy she is, even when faced with a fearful or reactive dog (or surprised by one of the cats). Zoe has made quite a few furry friends in the neighborhood, and will play with just about any dog she meets. She also tries to play with our cats, but I don’t think they know what to make of her silly behavior. They seem know that she won’t hurt them, though. Zoe has had many adventures hiking in Northwest Branch Park, shopping at Bark and the Silver Spring farmers market, and tracking wild turkeys on my in-laws’ horse farm in Manassas. She fills every single day with tail wags and puppy snuggles and joy.

Jennifer L.

September 2015 update

Zoe is delighted with her new house and fenced yard, a place where she can chase squirrels, roll in the dirt, and play with her tennis balls off the leash. Our neighbors have a daily gathering where all the dogs get together to play in a local park and Zoe is making lots of new friends. She saw her first rabbit and after receiving permission to chase (she’s trained to sit down and look at me to “ask”)  she ran toward the nearest tree. I’m pretty sure she thought it was a squirrel!  Meanwhile the rabbit was probably laughing at her from across the street. Silly girl! We took her camping in Shenandoah and she had a blast hiking and hanging out at our campsite. She also traveled to the Outer Banks where she enjoyed digging/rolling in the sand and trying to chase the ghost crabs. She also cooled off by splashing in the ocean. I’m amazed at what an adventuresome little dog she is and I am grateful for every day that I get to share with her.
Thanks again for all that you do and we hope to see you at the Silver Spring Thanksgiving parade this year!

 

 Zoe

Zoe

 Zoe

Zoe