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January, 2019

Duke is home with all his new brothers, including Maestro (formerly Oogie Boogie, adopted Dec 2017)! He’s getting lots of love and snuggles!

Hi there-

I just wanted to say thank you for Scout (Molly at adoption), who I adopted from you in November 2017.  I drove with my mom from Brooklyn, NY to adopt her, and I’m very glad I did.  Scout had her share of “adventures” at first, adjusting to a high-rise apartment building with elevators in a busy area of Brooklyn (and initially reactive to every bus, truck, biker, motorcycle, skateboarder, and dog!) but with the help of a trainer, a good dog walker, a daycare where she goes twice per week, and some loving friends, Scout has shown so much progress and is now very comfortable in her new home.

Although Scout is now a city girl, it’s clear she loves the sights, sounds, and smells of the country, so we try to spoil her with trips in nature as often as possible.   Attached are some photos from a summer trip to coastal Maine, where she loved the fresh ocean air and the adventurous hikes.  She has also enjoyed lots of outdoor time in the  Poconos, the Catskills, and at several parks near her grandparents’ home in New Jersey.

I’ll always remain grateful for the helpful staff and volunteers at MCHS who went out of their way to talk to me about Scout on the phone, kept her on hold until I could travel on the weekend, and then facilitated the adoption.   Thank you for running such a great shelter.   I made a small donation today in gratitude for the joy that Scout brings every day.

Best, Jason H.