I wanted to send you a picture of me with Mimi (now Pouncy) that we adopted from you last fall. She was having a bit of trouble finding the right home because she needs a quiet, calm and patient family – and she has one with us! She is purrrfect, and we are so happy and in love with her!
The pic was taken just now, as she lounges in the warm sunroom.
I adopted Ramses in January 2012 when he was a young and skinny pup. Since then Ramses has filled out with pure muscle and is a healthy guy. The two pictures are about five years apart and I’ve wondered if he secretly lifts weights or is sneaking food (protein shakes? Just kidding) when I’m not at home.
Ramses loves to go hiking and play tug with his toys, however it must be a toy that he can destroy. As big as he’s gotten and as much as he resembles a muscle hamster, he is very gentle with all kinds of people. He has a particular fondness for all of the women in his life. Ramses is a loving member of my family and I am thankful we enrich each other’s lives.
Quick story on his name: when he was first brought in to your shelter, no one knew what breed/mix he was. Someone thought he might be part Ibizan Hound, hence the name Ramses. Shortly after I adopted him I learned from his veterinarian that he has some Bull Terrier in him. He’s had a regal demeanor from the first time I saw him and besides, how often do you meet someone named after a pharaoh?
Dear Montgomery County Humane Society:
We adopted Aspen in April 2017. He’s a fluffy Malamute/Husky mix who is such a goofy friend to our rescue GSD Layla. They love to run and play hard, like big dogs do, and then curl up to snooze in our bed. After some training not to chew remotes or pillows, he’s becoming a gentleman-pup and will turn 2 years old in June. He loves the snow and all kinds of snacks and treats – even grandma Rhonda makes him homemade chicken treats.Thank you MCHS! We’ll see you at Paws in the Park!
Dave & Linette
I just wanted to provide an update on Brooklyn (we renamed him Koba). He and Nala have become the best of friends spending their days chasing each other around the house and cuddling in the evenings! He is the perfect addition to our family and despite the pantry being his favorite room in the house and Nala’s occasional “what did you do to me?” facial expressions … we couldn’t be happier! Thank you for your help finding our new family member.
Enjoy your Friday,
Sorry it’s been so long, but we wanted to give a little update on our furry son! Nori (Formerly known as Roscoe) was adopted December 9th during your Christmas adoption special!
Nori is now a big city kitty and living with us in Manhattan. Nori absolutely loves watching the cars and the people go by from the safety of his perch on the windowsills. He has really come out of his shell and loves to snuggle up with us on the couch and always wants to be near us, whether in our laps or on the ground beside our feet. He’s always at the door to greet us when we come home and has the loudest meow. He loves belly rubs and kneading us before bedtime! We are so happy to love him and that he is ours!
Katie & Sami
I adopted Petey and Toni about a month ago. I have renamed them Tigger (Mr. Tigs) and Luna. They are doing well and starting to come out of their shells. Tigger more than Luna so far. Here are pictures of them. Luna is harder to get than Tigger because he will come closer to me right now.
We were thrilled to adopt Mimi yesterday. We have changed her name to Pouncy, since she is still pouncing and attacking us whenever we get too close. 🙂
She is enjoying exploring our home, and likes to be near us (but without touching). She has settled into a lovely spot on a red velour blanket where she can look out a few windows in a few directions.
She seems happy and unstressed, and I’m sure will come to be more affectionate at her own pace and in her own time.
Thanks so much!
Jen and Mike and Pouncy
It’s been soo long, but I just realized I never sent you guys an update/picture of Snickers (formally known as Roxy). I adopted her back in November of last year.
Snickers is awesome, she’s a sassy little mama’s girl; it’s never a dull moment around Snickers. She fit right in with our 7 other fur babies (4 dogs/3 cats) and our 2 boys she’s growing up with.
I am writing to thank you for our rescue dog Wally. We adopted Wally June 17th and he has been wonderful! He has been such a great fit with my family, both relaxed and capable of excitement and play. We love him!
I had Wally’s DNA tested and it turns out he is a “Pekepoo”, a first generation mix of a purebred poodle and purebred Pekinese.
We have renamed Javier! His name is Maus now. We love him and he is wonderful!
We got your call asking for a follow up on Storm. We renamed her Virginia (for children’s author Virginia Lee Burton) but she goes by Ginny. She is settling in very well with our family. She has passed basic training and is working on intermediate. She certainly has some strong ideas about when to stay and when to say jump on the sofa that we are working through. She has had some tender digestive issues that we are working through as well. She was dewormed again with panacur and that seems to have helped. It would also help if she believed us when we told her not to eat every plant she encounters! I’ve included a photo of her on her first road trip, taking a break while hiking, rested for Easter, and helping out with a stream investigation.
Lea V and family
We adopted Hector last month and have since renamed him to Pharaoh. We absolutely love him! He’s the perfect addition to our family and look forward to many more years with him. Here is a current picture.
We would like to thank you for the wonderful addition to our family- Griffin kitty cat – now Oliver(aka Olee). He is such a sweet curious little cat who makes us laugh every day. Oliver loves his big kitty tree as well as exploring whole house. He has doggies friends too, and loves chasing them around!
the D. family
We adopted King. (Jack) & Tut on July 20. They were cutest little furry kittens. I found out that they are Maine Coon Cats and they are true to their heritage. Curiosity is their name, trouble is their game!
During these last 6 months they have become my “demons”. Said with love I wouldn’t change a thing, just maybe my plants.
Here are pictures of two male cats I adopted from MCHS. They were known as Moo and Hercules. They were renamed Doc and Marty from the movie Back to the Future. Moo is Marty, Hercules is Doc. They love the other cats they live with including a new Russian Blue.
Thank you for your call this morning. As promised, here is one of Chloe’s (formerly known as Hadie) recent pictures (taken December 24, 2016). I am afraid I was wrong about her weight on the phone, since, as pointed out by my wife, our vet’s scale shows that she weighs now around 70 pounds. Chloe is a very loving and lovable dog, full of energy that keeps growing very fast.
Best regards and best wishes,
Carlos and Maria Cristina F
Please see attached for an assortment of pictures of Leonidas, aka Leo! We adopted him as Dino from you all a few months ago, and he is fitting in wonderfully. You will see pictures of him at home, as well as on a trip to Green Ridge State Forest. He likes lounging with his family and going on hikes in the woods!
Leo also recently went on his first trip to Rhode Island over Thanksgiving! We don’t have any pictures attached, but he had a great time exploring a new state and checking out the coast.
Leo’s put on about 15 pounds since we got him, and you can no longer see his ribs! He’s grown very strong and has gotten very confident around people and other dogs.
We would like to share pictures of our adopted dog Captain after living with us a few months. He was formerly known as Shadow.
My name is Jess and I adopted Lae, who is now named Lola, from your humane society a few months ago. I wanted to send an email and show you some pictures of her and how great she has been to myself and my family! Lola is such an amazing loving girl who has nothing to give off but happiness. I am so blessed to have chosen such an amazing dog. Lola loves to cuddle and be around people. I attached a photo of us from the dog park recently, and I think she played with the humans there more than the other dogs, but she got along great with both. She has been showered with gifts and will be showered with even more soon for Christmas! I hope that all the dogs in your care find amazing homes this holiday season and make people feel just as lucky as I do after taking in such a great pup. I hope this email has brightened someones day and I wish your shelter the best of luck in its future endeavors!
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.
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
We adopted Jade — a blue-grey, cream, and orange tortoise shell DSH — just over 2 months ago to be a companion to our other kitten Sumlee (cottonball). We named her Singto (lion in Thai) as I couldn’t pronounce tiger in Thai and Jade in Thai is Yuk and that didn’t 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 who’s normally very quiet started meowing and wouldn’t 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 son’s bedroom door Singto ran out and Sumlee immediately jumped out of my arms wrapped both paws around Singto and started licking her and wouldn’t stop.
Singto is very affectionate and I’m 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.
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.
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!
Pirouz, Walker, and Nova
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
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 🙂
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.
Sarah & Scott
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
Tiger is keeping me company at the kitchen table while I read the newspaper. He’s such a funny guy!
Hi Montgomery County Humane Society!
We are so lucky to have him in our family! Thank you Montgomery County Humane Society!!
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.
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
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!
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!!!
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.
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
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.
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!!
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Lu (formerly known as Hannah) is doing great and has started retrieving!! Here are some photos of her.
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.
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!