Lady (NNHS Semie) & Colt

“Semie, which the boys changed her name to Lady because she didn’t know her name and they though that suited her better, is doing great! She loves car rides, walks, tug of war, and loves baths. She is down to cuddle whenever, and is doing well with all of her commands. Colt and her have got to meet a few times and have become the best of friends. They wait for each other and play hard. They also nap together!”
~ Natalie T.


We adopted Annie from NNHS about two months ago after she was trained in Puppies for Parole and let me say she was born to be a farm dog! She has been having a great time playing fetch, riding in the pick ups and laying in the shade! We all believe the Puppies for Parole program has broken her out of her shell and helped her with trusting other. We are very happy to have her!
~ Cassie T.

Mia (NNHS Ziggy)

I just wanted to let you know Mia (NNHS Ziggy) is doing great! She was already potty trained, so please thank her foster mom for that! She goes up and down stairs, comes when called, and loves playing ball! Also, she sleeps with her doll! We love her so very much! Thank you again!
She starts her puppy classes in August, but she learns so fast, I think she will already the basic skills! Super smart girl!
~ Cindy M.

Buster (NNHS Grandpa Luke)

Buster (NNHS Grandpa Luke) has made our home a home; or Buddy or Bubba (he responds to a lot of names). Since adopting him in November he has changed from a tired kitty who slept all day, to a chunk and the most talkative kitty you’ll ever meet. He loves the outdoors and watching birds, food, naps, and getting scratches behind his ears and on his neck. His favorite places to hang out are either in front of the patio doors in the sun and the the deck, and he demands that we let him outside now that it’s nice and he can go outside.
Thank you for everything that you do for the animals that are brought in and for letting me bring home my sweet little guy!
~ Melanie M.

Pennie (NNHS Lena)

I adopted Pennie (NNHS Lena) early this past spring. She’s made herself right at home. Her favorite things to do include terrorizing my house plants and sitting at the very top of her cat tree to look outside. She is a perfect cat, thank you so much NNHS for everything you do!
~ Chrystal P.

Beau (NNHS James)

We adopted Beau (NNHS James) a couple months ago and he’s doing amazing! He’s the definition of a couch potato as you can see and he loves being cuddled. His favorite things to do are take naps, watch TV, chew up moms stuff, and go to his grandma’s. He loves other animals and playing outside. He’s adjusted very well and he’s very smart and well behaved💙
~ Shelby S.

Wilson (NNHS Midnight)

We adopted Wilson (NNHS Midnight) when I was 4 months pregnant and he has loved every second of being part of a family. His bond he grew with my daughter before she was even born has been insane. I’m not sure what we’d do without this perfect lovable boy. He is so so loved.❤️
~ McKennah G.

Kippi & Declan

Here are a few pictures of Kippi, and Kippi and Declan. Both adopted from NNHS. Kippi has definately made himself at home, taking over the dog bed and my slippers. He absolutely lives to curl up in our laps whenever he isnt getting into mischief. Thank you for allowing us to adopt these two, they a very much loved!
~ Melissa C.


We recently adopted Reeses and we already love her so much. She has an incredible bond forming with my daughter. I can feel how much they love each other. Reeses won’t leave her side. She was a little scared last night but all the introductions with the cats went well. She seems to like the cats and they seem to think she is a strange creature and like to stare at her. We’re all settling in nicely. She hasn’t even had an accident yet. She goes potty when we walk her! I’ll keep you all updated but just wanted to share this and tell you how much we appreciated all of your help finding her. She’s perfect for our family. Oh…. and she likes to set in my lap in the rocking chair while giving me kisses!
~ Ellen G.

Milo & Shania (NNHS Amelia)

We adopted Milo and Shania (NNHS Amelia) over a month ago and couldn’t be more in love. They are soooo sweet, loving, and very playful and I might add a tad spoiled. They are definitely entertaining and their love for each other is pretty special. We are so happy they became our forever babies.
~ Melissa M.

Shadow (NNHS Valentina)

Shadow (NNHS Valentina) is getting big. She runs the house. She took over Mommy’s bean bag chair as her bed and she doesn’t like to share. She has come accustomed to her new environment very well. We take her for walks every other day and she enjoys playing in the tall grass along the trails and chasing all the wild life. She has become our second child for sure and gets plenty of love from everyone in the family and anyone who visits. She will be going on her first family vacation here in about a month.

~ Cassandra P.


Just an update on Dozer! He’s such an amazing dog. He went on his first family vacation a few weeks ago and he loved every minute of it!! He’s a great fit for our family ❤️ thank you for giving us the opportunity to love him and give a wonderful home!

~ Kylie C.

Luna (NNHS Raspberry)

Just wanted to give a little update on Luna (NNHS Raspberry) that we adopted.She is very playful and cuddly! She’s a purr machine. I’ve never owned a cat before and I’m so glad I decided to. She’s so smart and super funny to watch. I love her with all my heart and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to adopted her ❤️
~ Kayla D.

Felix & Jazzie (NNHS Patriot & Star)

Felix (NNHS Patroit), black and white, and his sister Jazzie (NNHS Star) were adopted into our family in August 2018. They turned a year old on June 5, 2019 and we’re so happy we adopted both of them! If you’re thinking of adopting a kitten, two littermates are definitely a better option. As we have 2 older rescue cats, the kittens keep each other busy and don’t annoy the other cats especially when they’re in full run through the house!
~ Deb Z.

Dublin (NNHS Hooch)

This is Dublin (NNHS Hooch) we adopted him on St. Patrick’s Day (thus the name) and we have been SO lucky to have him in our family. We first fell in love with his smile, which he shows every time he greets you… or when he gets in trouble.
He loves being outside with his brother, going on hikes and camping (he has even gotten to go on Boy Scout trips and the boys LOVE him). He is a huge cuddler and howls when you don’t let him enough. Dublin is such a good boy and we couldn’t be more happy!
~ Kelsey A.

Kyla (NNHS Bunny)


Happy tails update! I updated Kyla (previously Bunny) a year ago today! I got super lucky with this sweet girl, she’s an amazing cat with quite the personality! She loves cuddles and treats and is the softest pet you’ll ever find!

~ Danielle W.


We adopted Hank a year and a half ago and we just love him. He has lots of energy and is learning alot. He loves to play with his toys and especially loves his pool on hot days. Best thing we ever did.

~ Marcia B.


We’ve had Boots since March 19th and he has mad such great strides! He used to just want to cuddle up next to you and not leave your side! He wouldn’t play with toys at all. Now he is a free energetic pup! He loves food, new toys, burying bones and treats in his kennel or bed to save for later. He enjoys sleeping right in between both of his parents, and being an independent pup! We’ve discovered we HATE going to see the vet, getting a bath, or being brushed for long periods of time! He now enjoys meeting new people, and LOVES meeting new dogs! We are so stinking happy he is ours! We are blessed to have found him ❤️
~ Jenna R.

Oliver (NNHS Ernest)

I have had Oliver (NNHS Ernest) for over a year now and he has truly been a blessing to me and my family! The first time I saw him, he was falling asleep while sitting up and I knew he was the one for me! He has an amazing personality but is also very naughty at times. He loves his fur sister, Maggie, and they love to look out the window and chase those pesky squirrels up the tree. Oliver loves going to the dog park and getting all muddy in the lake, but always hates bath time afterwards! He loves to visit grandmas house and come with me to the houses i am dog sitting at! I cant thank New Nodaway Humane Society enough for pairing me with my partner in crime!
~ Olivia S.

Ellie (NNHS Cassy)

Ellie (NNHS Cassy) has become such a good girl! When I adopted her she was dog aggressive in the kennels and had been adopted and returned because was chewing on walls and she was just a couple months old. She now loves playing outside, going to Paws at the Pub, learning new tricks, and being a spoiled pup! Thank you NNHS!
~ Cassidy J.

Bug (NNHS Supreme) & Hopper

Dec. 1, 2017, I adopted Bug (NNHS Supreme). He responds to all of the 10+ nicknames he’s acquired over the past year, but most of all Bubby. He’s the best boy and helped me through some of the hardest times in my life. He’s extremely vocal and loves to have conversations all day and night.

Fast forward to March 15, 2019. The day I brought Hopper home. He mostly responds to Hop Hop or Old Man. He’s the best addition to our little family and fits in perfectly. He likes to steal food and he doesn’t discriminate. Burgers, fries, chips, Mac n cheese are only a few examples of things he’ll eat when I’m not looking. He’s still quite the quirky dude, even though his tongue rarely makes an appearance anymore.

Both boys are extremely affectionate and get along beautifully. They enjoy playing together and watching birds. They are the sweetest and I have been so blessed with the opportunity to be their momma. Thank you for taking such good care of them while they waited to come home.
~Taylor H.

Tripp (NNHS Scrappy)


I adopted Tripp (NNHS Scrappy) when he was just a wee Australian Shepherd puppy at 4 months old. However, he will be ONE last month. He is the biggest cuddler, most hyper pup, and wants to be friends with anyone and everyone he sees! Tripp is going to experience doggy daycare for the first time this month!!! He is super excited as he will spend his days playing with local rescues pups just like him!
~ Whitney W.

Nero (NNHS Cupid)

We adopted Nero (NNHS Cupid) on February 23rd. Within two months, he had already gained over 25lbs since I took him home! 😳 He’s very smart, has learned sit, stay, lay, shake, bark, and kiss! He has some children around to keep him active. Loves walking, but is still getting use to his leash. He loves the cold Nebraska weather so far and has adjusted well to his new home.
~ Cody H.



Sadie is adjusting well to her new home!! She has been the perfect addition. Her and her new sister Jezzy play well together and are usually side by side. They love fighting over a toy and taking up the whole couch to nap lol. Here is a pic and a video of them playing in our yard. She’s a very happy and sweet girl!
~ Crystal B.

Barkley (NNHS Jolly)


We adopted Barkley (formerly Jolly) from you in December. We thought you would like an update on how he is doing. As you can see he is loving his laid back life style. He is a very sweet boy who chases our cats just for fun, loves his tennis ball, and can’t get enough peanut butter inside of his Kong. Thank you for taking him in and making sure he found his forever home!
~ Wendy S.

Fireball (NNHS Big King)

My fiancé and I adopted Fireball (NNHS Big King) almost a year and a half ago, and boy, has he lived up to his name since then! He loves running, playing fetch with his toy mice, and exploring outside. He’s constantly making sure he’s the center of attention, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Thanks for all that you guys do, and for helping us find our fluffy little guy!
~ Maddie H.

Pongo & Perdita

I adopted Pongo and Perdita back in February and they have been the best. While we are still figuring life out together they are now knowing they have a home.

Pongo is my sweet prancing loving everyone boy. He is close to being able to pass the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen test. Perdi is starting her training and I’m hoping she will be able to pass as well. She’s a little more shy and stand offish than Pongo but once she warms up she gives the best sneaky kisses.

I did a DNA test on them both. Pongo is 37.5% American Foxhound, 25% Treeing Walker Coonhound, 12.5% Otterhound, 12.5% Beagle, and 12.5% Hound mix. Perdi is 50% American Foxhound, 25% Treeing Walker Coonhound, and 25% Beagle.

They love the dog park and the gym. So far they haven’t had a treat they didn’t like. It’s been fun to see them relax and figure out they are now home. I wouldn’t trade them for anything.
~ Sara P.


Cate was adopted back in August. She loves to lay with the dogs and just relax and sleep with them! We’ve been to the vet and she’s had her nails trimmed! She did so good! She likes being able to see her people so I usually have a little meowing shadow following me around the house. She does have her own bed and loves to eat! She has settled in well to her new environment with her new dog siblings! She’s a wonderful, loving cat!
~ Cassandra S.

Sadie (NNHS Noel) & Piper

Sadie (NNHS Noel) has come a long way since we adopted her last February! She is the biggest sweetest cuddler, and doesn’t do anything halfway: Play hard, sleep hard. She loves every type of toy (but her favorite is whichever Piper has at the moment), adores car rides and walks, and could sprint around the yard for HOURS (greyhound mix, for sure!). Sadie has such a big personality and I’m so glad we took a chance on the stray mutt that was afraid of humans.. she is the best dog we could have asked for, she and Piper (Adopted from NNHS in April 2016) were always meant to be sisters! ❤️
~ Katelin L.


We’ve had Panda almost a year now and she is truly one of a kind. For such a small dog, she has the heart, soul and bark of a Mastiff! Shes very protective of her family and her sisters, and will let strangers know that shes not the one to be messed with. But once she gets to know you, it’s all love from there.
Her favorite thing is cuddling, guarding the window, and climbing trees. Shes my best running partner, she loves giving her humans hugs, and spends her days letting us know when ANYONE is outside.
~ Taylor E.


Just an update on Kylo. I’m pretty sure we adopted the world’s best dog the day we brought Kylo home. He’s almost done with his first Canine Good Citizen class, and will be going to Advanced Training shortly after. I hope to get him certified as a Therapy dog to volunteer at Children’s Mercy over the summers. He now has a German Shepherd sister, and has helped with her energy tremendously. He has come so far from the little guy that no one wanted because his joints bent backwards.
~ Jessica M.


This is Ryker we adopted him in September. He’s very active so it’s hard to get pictures unless he’s sleeping. But he is so loving and energetic. He’s my baby and I take him everywhere including when we go to our home town where he likes to play with his best friend Pumpkin. He loves hair ties and really anything he can get his paws on. He’s loves to cuddle his mom and dad and to get little kisses on his forehead. He has truly changed our lives in so many ways.
~ Morgan F.


This is Ghost!! We adopted him from you! He is loving his new home. He is the sweetest cat and has made lots of friends. He likes to hold hands and be held like a baby. He also loves to be pet and loves a good snuggle. He doesn’t like being/sleeping alone. He always needs a pal!
~ Taylor H.

Starfire (NNHS Lenora)

Starfire (NNHS Lenora) has grown and is a rambunctious little sister to her other two siblings, Fluffy and Raven.
She enjoys the toys mom gets her, but she will gladly play with crumpled up paper and empty soda bottles.
She occasionally has an attitude and tries being all big and bad with her older siblings, but it isn’t always the smartest decision.
She cuddles all the time, eats ice cream with mom, and enjoys trying to get along with her sister-dog and sister-cat. Napping with her feet up is always her go to! And she learned to stay out of the Christmas tree quickly and continues to be the center of attention.
Thank you NNHS for letting me adopt this huge ray of sunshine in my life.
~ Kyleigh K.


Hi, this is Xena. First off I changed my name from Mona, which is a wimpy sound to Xena because I am a warrior! I am loving my new forever home. I have a new sister who has decided that I am really fun to play with and we chase and play all day. I have convinced my humans to buy tennis ball throwers so I can chase further when we play fetch. I absolutely love tennis balls! I also like to chew up almost any dog toy and they are no match for me as I have destroyed several already. Warrior, remember! I like my new Vet Julie at Shenandoah Animal Hospital who says I need to gain some weight but that I am very healthy. My family has welcomed my and love me so very much. I have never tried to bite and have been well behaved. I have included some pictures so you don’t miss me so much and I will try to visit sometime. Please know I am very happy!
~ Cris M.


Mia was part of a litter of 8 that were saved by the shelter. We adopted her as a puppy and we have had Mia for almost 3 years! She completes our little family. She loves chasing leaves in the fall, frisbee with Corey (Dad), and long naps on the couch. Thank you so much for everything that you do, and for helping us find Mia.
~ Alycia D.

Fitz & Daisy (NNHS Munchkin & Susie Q)

We adopted Fitz (NNHS Munchkin) almost 3 years ago – it didn’t take long for him to become the center of our family. His bright smile and sweet nature have been the perfect addition to our lives. Fitz is very smart and has every human in his life wrapped around his paw. After we moved over the summer, we began thinking of adding a companion for Fitz. We are big advocates for local adoption, so we kept watch on the page for new found dogs. It was sooner than we anticipated that we saw Daisy’s sweet face online. After meeting her, we brought her home. Daisy (NNHS Susie Q) fit right in with her loving and spunky spirit. It was an adjustment for Fitz to learn to share his favorite people, but he quickly began showing his brotherly love. They now have a bond that we just can’t grow tired of watching! We are so thankful for these two sweet souls in our home and for NNHS which brought us together! We couldn’t love them more!

~ Kristin and Sara T.

Belle (NNHS Buttons)

We brought Buttons (now Belle) home just a few months ago as a foster after I heard her sad & lonely story. She went from being locked up in a grain bin & always alone, to having free range of the house & endless snuggles. She also once didn’t care for other animals and she now plays with 3 other cats & a big dog. I believe Belle chose us.
~Jami H

Reese & Ruby (NNHS Zelda & Bre)

Remember the litter of lab mixes that came in after their house burned down after Christmas? What about the extremely underweight hound mix rescued by Maryville police? They have come a long way!

We adopted Reese and Ruby (NNHS Zelda and Bre) this year and did not know how much we missed having furry loved ones in our lives. Reese is a year old and has grown to be such a gorgeous girl (our family guardian and protector). Likewise, Bre is now a very healthy 37 pounds and never has to fear not having a warm bed or missing another meal ever again! We love our girls so much … thank you NNHS for bring them to us.

Have a great holiday,
The Schaffer Family

Sadie (NNHS Pepper)

We have a 4 year old Seal Point Siamese named Simon. I have always wanted another kitten so in September we came to the New Nodaway Humane Society and fell in love with Sadie (NNHS Pepper). Simon and Sadie are still getting to know each other and we are all getting along pretty well. Sadie enjoys chasing her big brother Simon around the house and he is tolerating it really well. Sadie plays hard then lays down for her quick power cat nap and off she goes again! Simon lays back and looks at her like “Hey don’t you know that cats are to sleep most of the time!” We are working on her cuddling time but she likes to run so you have to get your cuddles on “her time”.
It was really hard to pick out just one kitten but I believe we have found the “purrfect” match for our family.
Thanks for all you do for the animals that need to find their forever homes.
~The Rileys


This is Blue (nicknamed Blue bunny). We adopted him April, and have fallen in love him and his sweet heart and silly personality. He enjoys swimming in the pond and his pool, herding his bouncy balls and the neighbors cattle, and playing with our chickens and his favorite stuffed animals. On his daily walks he likes to find antlers and bring them home as prizes. His has his very own play house where he keeps his toys and lounges on his bed. He loves giving big hugs (and licking off all your lotion). Hes become everybody best friend, and a loyal good boy with a smile always on his face. ❤

~ Bethany G.


This is Gilly and his brother Bentley! They love to play with each other. When I first brought Gilly home he would only sleep in his kennel or hang out in his kennel. Now he sleeps in bed with us and cuddles. A LOT. He loves hugs and belly rubs. Gilly has been such a great addition to our family!!! Thank you guys so much for helping me find him!!!!
~Alison S.

Zoey (NNHS Gemini)

Zoey (NNHS Gemini) is loving life! She’s pretty ornery but her cuteness makes up for everything! She loves long walks and smelling everything! She’s getting so much better with meeting strangers and other dogs! She’s a very curious pup and also has her cuddly moments! 💕

~ Hailey L.

Vivienne (NNHS Chloe)

This is Vivienne (NNHS Chloe). We adopted her in January and love her so much! She is very friendly and very spoiled! She’s an only child and pretty happy about it. Her hobbies include squirrel watching, chasing candy wrappers, waking me up at 5am to ask for treats, and chasing bugs that occasionally fly inside. I’m glad we found each other.
~Holly S.

Cogsworth (NNHS Aristotle)

I adopted Cogsworth (formally known as Aristotle) back in 2011. He was so timid and afraid but after living in the Maryville College town environment he broke out of his shell and became a very social guy. He is now a grumpy old man who tolerates his new sister, Lumiere. He still enjoys the little things in life, like a good game of catch and a nap on the couch. So very thankful to have him. He’s been my best friend since the day I brought him home

~ Ashley M.


Its been 2 and 1/2 yrs with Jake From State Farm and had to share this. Its not very often that they are this close. They still aren’t best buddies and in fact don’t interact. They do their own thing and every now and then he will chase her and play with her. We got a new sectional they seem to love it! He is pretty spoiled.
~Cary C.


Hi my name is Stitch! I came home to my mom and dad in June after I completed P4P. I had my problems at the beginning because I didn’t know how to trust after my first owner but now I know that I can be loved unconditionally.

I love absolutely love car rides and cuddles. I’m terrified of thunderstorms and have to hide under my blanket when they come. I’m always really sassy when my mom and dad tell me to do something and Star Wars toys only last a day after mom buys them.

I’m all smiles now days!
~ Crystal M.

Bleu & Snow (NNHS Licorice & Abby)

Hey! I adopted Bleu and Snow (NNHS Licorice and Abby) a couple months ago. They are doing super great! Bleu and my service dog Bentley have got a real strong bond, it’s almost like she’s growing up like a dog instead of a cat, which is hilarious. Snow likes to play bottle caps for fun, so she has a little crate she plays in with my sisters adopted cat Felix when they come over. They are doing super great! Thanks again! 💜
~ Devan D.


I adopted Livvy in February. When I first got her, she really did not want attention. Since then, she has become very spoiled. Her favorite thing is taking naps and being a bed hog. When she isn’t taking a nap, she is chasing the laser, laying in her tunnel, or learning new tricks. So far she has learned how to sit and fist bump.

~ Ashley H.

Trixie (NNHS Annie)

Trixie (NNHS Annie) had most certainly found her forever home. Believe it or not, her brother has more energy than she does! They get along so amazingly. Not to mention the three little girls in the house that are obsessed with her. She is definitely spoiled! Here are some pictures
~ Courtney M.

Eve & Emily

Just wanted to give an update on Eve and Emily. Adopted them from you guys a month ago and they’ve adjusted very well. They have so much energy, and then when they use it up it’s all cuddles. I love these girls. Thank you for for letting me adopt them.

~ Steve H.


Raven was around 3 months old when I got her and she’s now almost two. Her adoption was completely spontaneous, went into the shelter to volunteer and came out with my new best friend. Of course, I couldn’t say no to her beautiful brown puppy dog eyes. She is still as energetic as she was when I first brought her home. Her favorite activities include playing with the water house and attacking pillows. Huge thanks to the New Nodaway Humane Society for helping me find the best dog in the world, I never would have found Raven without them!
~ Darcy S.


We adopted Lucky from NNHS back on May 13, 2005 at 2 years old. She has been a priceless family member ever since. Lucky is now 15 and is still going strong! Please remember when adopting your pet that it is a lifetime commitment! We love our Lucky girl and look forward to the years to come!
~ Wilmes Family

Ollie (NNHS Chief)

When we visited NNHS we had no intention of adding to our family. We wanted to check on Mystique, a dog that we had been trying to rescue on 71 Hwy for weeks, but then my daughter met Chief and our lives forever changed. Ollie, as he is now called, is a herder at heart. He follows Kayla around and lays at her feet whenever and wherever she stops. Ollie is her best friend. She even lets him sleep in bed with her. She made sure to buy stair steps for him to get in and out of it, so he wouldn’t hurt himself with his stubby legs. Ollie and our dog Shiloh love to hang out together! Especially when it’s tug of war time. We couldn’t imagine our lives without him!!
~ Kayla Y. & Tanja S.


We have only had Declan for a week as of today but he has quickly come out of his shell. He is no longer the shy and timid pup he once was. He loved playing with my 14 year old lab and going on walks. Thank you for allowing me to adopt this precious pup.
~ Shanna G.

Ranger (NNHS Sundance Kid)

I adopted Ranger (NNHS Sundance Kid) over 4 years ago. He is my rock and has been with my in times of sickness and health. We now happily live in Chicago together where he gets to be a city dog and enjoy walks long by Lake Michigan. Recently we save a kitten and he has found his calling as a big brother. I couldn’t imagine life without him.
~ Claire H.


My husband and I adopted Aspen the husky in June 2017. He was an owner surrender. He is the sweetest dog that loves everyone he meets. He wants everyone to pet him. He turned 7 in February with us. He is a great little brother to Pete our Newfie mix who is 11. Aspen has a crippled paw that he wants everyone to shake. Together they are such cuties that get lots of petting when we walk them at the university. Thanks for such a great dog.
~ Debbie M.

Stanley (NNHS Hog Jaw)

This is Stanley, formerly NNHS’s Hog Jaw. Stan the Man has become my best friend. Some say I’m obsessed with him and others say he is obsessed with me. Either way he had been the best addition to my life. He loves people, cuddling, playing fetch, and going anywhere there are people so he can show off his charming personality.

In addition, Stan is a Pit Bull and is the sweetest dog I have ever known. I hope people reading this consider adopting a Pit. You will be rewarded with lots of love and kisses!
~ Katherine E.

Ruger (NNHS Raven)

I adopted Ruger (formerly Raven) in August of 2016. He was timid and shy at first but is now his mommas best friend! We love going on car rides, swimming in the lake, and running around the farm. He is definitely very loved and has become a best friend!

~ Sydney M.


Boss is incredibly loved & so happy. Thank you for assisting us in adopting him, he is great & a part of our family. We couldn’t imagine not having him in our lives! He is the sweetest & most precious gentleman dog. Thank you so much for letting us be his forever family!
~ Mindi P.

Piper (NNHS Boogie)

This is Piper, formally named Boogie. I got her as a puppy and she is now about 3 years old. She has been an amazing addition to our family and I couldn’t picture my life without her! She is sweet, calm, and loves to be around the family. I am thankful for an amazing humane society that helped keep her safe and healthy before I could.
-Victoria H.

Pumpkin (NNHS Stampy)

Here is a former resident of you’res! Stampy, now named Pumpkin! He is very energetic but loves to snuggle up at night near his mom and dad or his favorite blue blanket! He carries around fluffy balls in his mouth for the enjoyment of his owners and to spread his toys out wherever he goes! We are so lucky to have this little addition to our family all thanks to you guys!

~ Cassie T.

Maya & Jewels

Wanted to share a happy tail as I see these all the time and think of my girls. Pictured are Maya and Jewels both of which have been apart of our family for the past 11 years. I got these two girls as kittens right out of college from the Nodaway humane society as companion kitties and now my “golden girls” continue to bring us blessings with their companionship daily. I would definitely encourage adopting from our local humane society as they do so much for our four legged community and the blessings we receive go on for years to come. I am so thankful for these two girls despite their “antics” at times and hope to be blessed with many more years to come.

~ Amy L.

Buddy (NNHS Roy/Riggs)

We adopted Buddy (NNHS Roy/Riggs) on March 17th, which was also his 8 month birthday! Our daughter has been wanting a “BuddyPuppy” for as long as she could talk, and these two have really formed quite a bond! Buddy loves playing with ANY toy and gets so excited to add new ones to his growing collection. He loves going for walks and is most interested in making friends with our 2 kitties in the house. He loves sleeping in his crate at night, but also enjoys his afternoon naps in the living room.
We recently took him along on our spring break vacation, and he enjoyed every second of adventure and was so well behaved. He’s smart, sweet, snuggly and undoubtedly very cute! He’s made dreams come true for our little girl and quickly became a new but permanent member of our family. We are so grateful we were able to adopt him!
~ Kristi K.

Wynn (NNHS Lily)

Hey guys! Just wanted to send an update on Wynn (NNHS Lily). After I brought Wynn home she instantly won over our hearts. She was such a sweet girl and was so well trained. She has become best friends with her new sister, Princess. Wynn knows so many tricks now and we work on new ones all the time with her. She is such a smart girl. Wynn gets to come with me to work on the weekends at a dog daycare and loves being able to spend time hanging out with other dogs. During the week she LOVES going to see all of her dog friends at the dog park.. In fact, she knows the drive to the dog park and will start screaming in the back seat of excitement! Thank you so much New Nodaway for finding me my dream dog. We are so lucky to have Wynn. She is the perfect addition to our little family.

~ Gabrielle B.


Cleo (NNHS Hanna)

I have had Cleo (NNHS Hanna) for almost two months now, and she has brought so much happiness to me. The timid, scared dog you knew has transformed into a happy little bundle of energy. Whenever I come back home, she always greets me by demanding belly rubs. She is an amazing companion, and I can’t imagine life without her. Thank you for keeping my baby safe for me.

~ Kelly N.


I adopted Reggie back in February 2017 and he has become my absolute best friend. He can still be timid and nervous around new people or in new places, but with some baby steps he has made leaps and bounds from when I first adopted him. He also still loves to play fetch and we play every day at least for a little while. But if someone is busy at the moment and he wants to play fetch, he will actually go to a vacant spot in the house and throw his toys in the air and catch them and play with them that way. Overall he has learned so many new things and he has such a goofball personality once he opens up and accepts you as part of his “pack.” Reggie has so much love for his family and we all love him so very much in return.
Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to adopt Reggie. He has made such a big change to my life in the best way possible and I am forever grateful. You all do such great work!! Thank you so much for doing what you do!!
~ Shanda J.

Bear (NNHS Starla)

We adopted Bear (NNHS Starla) in June, not long after our beloved dog, Patches, passed away. She immediately healed us and filled our home with happiness and love. Bear LOVES to play, go for walks, and snuggle on the couch. She is the perfect dog for us and we couldn’t be happier! Bear is pure sweetness and joy. We love her so much! Thank you to NNHS for taking in wonderful pets like Bear and giving them a chance to find a loving home and for giving us the opportunity to find a new family member.
~ Casey & Jeff


My wife and I adopted Cora from the shelter about 4 weeks ago, after we found out that my wife was not allergic to cats. Cora has been a great addition to our home. It is our understanding she was found as a stray, yet she was front and back declawed, leaving her defenseless outside. She doesn’t need to worry about that anymore because she has found her forever home.

Cora is extremely playful, behaves very well, and loves meeting new people. We have yet to meet a person she doesn’t like. We are actually surprised at how loving she is towards everyone she meets.

Of course we have spoiled her, like proper owners. One of her favorite things is to sit on top of her cat tree that we bought. We are extremely happy with our adoption, thank you New Nodaway Humane Society!

~ Egon & Ann H.

Ellie (NNHS Oreo)

A month ago, we adopted Ellie (NNHS Oreo). The day we saw her we knew she was something special. Ellie has fit in with out family as if she was always meant to be with us. She doesn’t know a stranger, loves to cuddle and give kisses. The personality on her is huge with a lot of sass. We cannot say thank you enough to the ones that brought her to the shelter and for letting us adopt her. Ellie has definitely changed our lives.
~ Chase & Lexa

Marley (NNHS Marilyn)

We adopted Marley (NNHS Marilyn) a month ago. When we first seen her, we knew she was meant for us. When we brought her home, she was very shy and timid. She still has moments where she is shy or scared but she has made so much progress and is such as wonderful part of her family. We are all so in love with her and so happy that we got here. She loves to cuddle and go for walks. She is very mellow and laid back. The kids just love her and she fits right in.
~ Tara R.

Sadie (NNHS Beauty)

Sadie (NNHS Beauty) is doing well, she is about 45 lbs. She is a ball of energy and she loves to snuggle. She can be very sassy and ornery at times as well. Sadie loves going on walks, runs and especially going to Mozingo Lake to run and dig in the sand.

~ Alexia S.


Millie is doing great! We had a few issues while introducing her to my friend’s dog and she is scared of the cats at my house. Thank you so much for keeping her for me. It’s a match made in heaven.
~ Aaron H.

Stella (NNHS Mitzy)

Hello, my name is Stella! I was known in the shelter at Mitzy though. My parents changed my name because I am always surprising them. I had a rough life before the shelter, but they saved me and helped me find a forever home. Now I am happy and healthy! Thank you New Nodaway Humane Society!
~ Brittany K.

Chester (NNHS Stubby)

I adopted Chester (originally named Stubby) from the NNHS in May of 2017. He had come to the shelter as a stray, and Rick González spent a LOT of time with him, helping him adjust and work on his scaredy-cat ways. Poor guy might have really been through something…He is missing his tail, and I’m not sure if he ever had one!
On his first day with me, he spent the entire day in a little cushioned cat house that Rick gave me; Chester had spent a lot of time in it at the shelter, so it was something familiar to help him adjust to the move. He dove in here and DID NOT BUDGE the entire rest of the day! However, over the next few days, he slowly started getting used to me. He let me hold him for short periods of time, but he still preferred hiding under my bed for much of the time.
While he still gets very shy with new people, Chester is doing miles better than when he and I first met. I brought him a little sister, Rona (my calico), about a month later, and they are the best of friends! They wrestle, chase each other, groom each other, and snuggle all the time! Chester is such a SWEET little boy, and I love having him and Rona to come home to.
– Kayla B.


Hey I just wanted to message you guys with an update! It’s been almost a year since I adopted my beautiful calico (NNHS Nebula) from your shelter and she is thriving and happy as can be and I’m so happy you helped me find her. Couldn’t imagine life without her now!
– Amber P.


I just wanted to update you on Kylo. He’s doing extremely well at his new home. He just received his last round of shots and loves exploring Kansas City with us. He loves everyone he meets: dogs, cats, and people. He was able to potty train within 2 weeks, and knows several commands.

I think we might have adopted the best dog we have ever met, and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to bring him home. He has come so far since his incident with the downed pasterns. He will come in to visit you guys before we take him to be neutered.

– Jessica M.


Banjo (NNHS PJ)

We adopted Banjo (NNHS PJ) last May. Banjo had a tough life before coming to the New Nodaway Humane Society, but the minute we saw him we knew he was the one. He was a little scared to ride home in the car but now it’s his favorite activity! If he sees us putting our coats on he starts jumping all over us. He also has 3 siblings now! 1 being a black lab named Conrad, 1 being a mixed dog named Dotti, and 1 being a chihuahua mix named Mini. He has the best time and is the sweetest dog ever! We couldn’t have made a better choice!

– Jadyn B. and Topher P.

Stella (NNHS Sierra)

Hello! It’s me! Stella, formally known as ‘Sierra’! I was adopted January 12 and I love LIFE! I’m part piranha so I like to bite everyone when they least expect it!! My most favorite thing to do is sneak attack my cat friend, Mea, and chase her all over the house. I also love to run around the house and in the big yard, take off with mommy’s slippers, socks and the potty pads. I love to cling onto her house coat, too! I love wrestling with daddy on the floor. Eating and sleeping are a pretty big deal too. I don’t like being alone. I get bored. I’m a puppy, I just want to play!! I go to bed at 9:00 and I’m wide awake at 5am every morning before everyone else!!!! I can bark and howl forever!! I love my hoomans! Thank you NNHS for giving me a chance at life and adopting me to a great family!!!

– Breanna B.


Wanted to share a pic of Jake From State Farm that we adopted April of 2016 Our Cat Camille decided it was time to come out of hiding in Sept 2017 a whole year and we finally got a pic of them both on the same bed Although they arent buddies yet they can sit quietly and tolarate each other ~ thought you might like it ! We Love Jake so much so glad we choose him and he seems pretty happy.

– Cary C.

Mickey & Minnie (NNHS Empathy & Eden)

Mickey (NNHS Empathy) and Minnie (NNHS Eden) are doing GREAT! Mickey will snuggle up to just about anyone (even the dogs) for a good nap! Minnie is a bit more choosy when it comes to who she naps with, but they both LOVE “their” kids! Mickey specifically has been very good with the baby. She can be bit rough with him when she gets excited, and he just sits still and lets her do her thing. When she calms down a bit, he’ll snuggle up to her, and has been surprising well with staying out of her face. He’s just been PURRRFECT!

Minnie likes to be held like a baby (belly-up) and have her belly rubbed. While, Mickey prefers the top of his head scratched. We’re still working on using the litter box full time, but when they use it, they almost always go together! Lol! They’ve got TONS of toys, but prefer to play with each other. They’re the perfect pair for our family! We love them, and like to think they’re getting to love us too! Thank you so much for introducing us to our mission pieces! ❤️

– Kayla W.


Just wanted to write you a quick note and tell you what an absolute joy Tiki has been for my family and I !!! He is so much fun and is spoiled rotten! He is growing up so fast and is actually getting a little tummy on him now. 🙂

He did get well after being sick and we haven’t had any issues since. He is so beautiful and we just love him!! Wanted to let you all know he’s in good hands and very Loved!

Thank you so much again for our Wonderful Family Pet!

– Bobbie G.

Duke (NNHS Spencer)

So I adopted Spencer a while back. He now prefers the name Duke because he thinks he is fancy! We recently took in Leo, a baby kitten and this is how Duke responded.
Duke took over being a parent and has followed Leo around since we brought him home. If Duke feels the kitten is doing something wrong, he picks up Leo and brings him to the bedroom for a “time out”. Duke doesn’t let Leo climb or scratch on things. He has even taught Leo how to use the litter box!!! This is such a huge accomplishment since Duke was returned previously to the shelter because he peed all over the place. Duke does still have a few accidents here and there but he’s been doing so much better. We love having him!
– Karei T.

Mia & Trouble

“We were looking for a new car and seen your video that was shared and instantly feel in love with the 2 bonded black cats (Mia & Trouble). My youngest and wildest son went to visit them. We instantly feel in love and took them home. They had been in the shelter since April 2017.
They settled right into our home over night like they have always been here. Mia is queen of the couch and wants petted all day. Trouble loves to play and lay around and tells us when it’s bed time. He actually slept with my son on his first night home!”
– Bridgett P.


Just thought I’d send an update on Hank. We took him and our other dogs on a walk around our property today and he had a blast!
He’s a very good dog and he’s settling in very nicely here. We all love him.

– Jenny R.


Oh my gosh, he is the best! Kilo had a bit of motion sickness on the way home, but I took him out, cuddled him and he was all better. He rode the rest of the way curled up on my lap. What a doll. Love him!
– Jen T.


I just wanted to thank you for helping me adopt my baby, he was a sickly little kitten when I got him and has to wait two weeks to take him home. I don’t remember his name at the shelter but he had a twin names Po Boy and they shared a kennel. Now he goes by Eddie or Eddie baby he loves to snuggle and be on people’s laps and he also loves playing with and cleaning his new little brother kitten named Dude. I love this big fat cat so much and am so grateful that I found him trough you guys!

– Catie T.


We got Flash earlier this year and we couldn’t be happier with him! He loves sleeping in on Sunday’s, chasing kittens, and walking the horses! We couldn’t imagine not waking up to his smiley face and having his help on the farm! Thank you NNHS!

– Cassidy J.

Nova (NNHS Lyric)


My wife adopted this little lady from the shelter for my birthday. She has been the best gift ever. Her NNHS name was Lyric, but renamed her Nova. She is so fun and playful but also loves to snuggle with her mommas. Thank you for taking such great care of my baby and all the babies in the shelter. You all truly make a difference in peoples lives daily.

– Trisha P.

Mattie (NNHS Dolly)

Around this time 4 years ago you posted a picture of Dolly (now Mattie). The moment i saw her she captured my heart and shortly after we brought her to her forever home. Since then she has gained two little brothers -one furry and one human. She is the perfect combination of spunky and sweet. People are amazed when they see what she looked like back then. She is now a perfectly healthy, very loved dog.

– Sara C.


I just wanted to send a quick update on Bear. She is the perfect dog and is fitting in great with our family! She is heartworm free now and feeling much better! Her hair is finally starting to grow back and she loves going to the groomer! Thanks for a great dog!

– Amanda D.


It’s been a year since I adopted Jack (10/12/2016) from the NNHS, and our big family couldn’t even imagine living life without him beside us. Jack was a shepherd mix found at Mozingo and while I try not to personally get attached while volunteering I just couldn’t stop thinking about him. Since I was graduating NWMSU with a degree in Animal Science, I decided it was a right time for a dog. Jack is my dog of a lifetime who is good enough to be around my grandparents as well. He loves cuddles, walks, treats, chasing rabbits out of the garden, and spending time with my large family. He is always by my or my grandma’s side. He is gentle and doesn’t jump around with my 92 yr old grandpa and loves playing with my cousins who are young. Scared of cattle, which is great because I already have a cattle dog who works our cattle. Jack hates toys and loves to dig and steal corn out of the garden. Jack lost a lot of weight after we brought him home to Iowa and after a few months of working hard we found a dog food that he will eat and he is looking so much better. Since he learned it is okay to bark, he has become so talkative. His fur changes colors each season. For winter and spring he is light and fluffy. My favorite is his dark copper and saddle which shows up in the summer and fall. Thank you so much for our Jack, you have to be pretty special to be a farm and family dog and he definitely is well-suited as a member of the Johnson family.

– Jessica J.


We adopted Rosie 4 days after we first saw her. She was everything we wanted. She is a bundle of joy. She loves endless butt scratches, car rides, and all the treats she can get. We also discovered that she loves to burrow under blankets, hog beds, and snore until you can’t hear anything else. She is very protective of her mama but will warm up to strangers if they come into the house. We couldn’t be more thankful for the joy and love she has brought us. Thank you NNHS for completing our family!

– Hunter D.

Moose (NNSH Sport)

My time with Moose (NNHS Sport) started off pretty rough. Moose weighed 13 pounds as a 6-month-old lab retriever. He refused to eat and was constantly wanting to drink water – from the toilet, from the watered plants, or he would pee in the house/kennel so that he could drink it. I was up every hour throughout the night to take him outside in an attempt to potty train. He was continuously pacing, running into things and lacked personality.

After several vet visits, it was confirmed that Moose is partially blind in both eyes with a detached retina in his right eye and was diagnosed with diabetes insipidus. Diabetes insipidus, also known as water diabetes, is an incredibly rare disorder that makes Moose’s brain to constantly think he needs water, which causes increased dilute urination, increased thirst and lack of hunger.

Moose gets eye drop medication that helps control his diabetes and it is amazing just how different he is with them!! Now Moose is 33 pounds (vet says he is full grown) and eats and drinks a normal amount for his size. He is starting to move around better without running into walls or furniture and takes his time to learn a new space before running around. He is SUPER cuddly, loves walks and meeting new people and dogs, and has so much personality. I am so thankful Moose came into my life!

– Mariah P.

Sitka (NNHS Patches)

Sitka (NNHS Patches) is a very energetic puppy and loves to play tug of war with his rope. He is very good with other dogs and people once he settles down. He loves to go on long walks to work out some of his energy. I like to walk him while wearing roller blades!
After a long run he enjoys sitting in an old love seat of ours that he has claimed as his. It doesn’t take long for him to settle down for bed, although he is a bit of a bed hog. He loves to snuggle especially if it is storming as this seems to frighten him. He does tend to suffer from separation anxiety and because of this we try to keep someone with him at all times.
I love Sitka very much and he seems just as attached to me. The chewing is a small problem but nothing we haven’t been able to handle. Thank you so very much for my new best friend and family member.
– Jessica P.

Jake (NNHS Grizzly)

I came to the shelter to meet Grizzly as a surprise for my dad’s birthday. My dad has wanted a German Shepherd since he was a small boy. Everyone at the shelter warned me that Grizzy was aggressive. I still wanted to meet him.
Grizzly and I went to the outdoor kennel and we bonded right away. We went back inside and I adopted him right then and there. While one of the workers was filling out and finishing all the paperwork, I saw down on the ground and Grizzly curled up in my lap! Everyone there was amazed.
I brought Grizzly home and my dad was so thrilled. They bonded fast as well. We decided to change his name to Jake. Everyone in the family loves him and Jake loves everyone, including his new brothers and sisters. Jake loves being out on the farm with lots of room to run and so many things to sniff. My family can’t thank you NNHS enough for allowing us to adopt Jake. We absolutely love him!!!

– Emily B.


“Just thought I’d give ya an update on Bruin. He did awesome with the 6 hour trip back home and is adjusting well. We have had no problems with him and the kids love having him here. Thanks for letting us adopt him!”

– Champagne M.

Milo & Otis (NNHS Phar & Mission)

Hi, just wanted to share a Happy Tails and an update. We adopted these two brothers Milo and Otis (NNHS Phar & Mission) last year in August. They have been the perfect addition to our cat family!! Milo (gray one) is aka Ninja Cat for he is one you will find standing on top of doors, or in some unimaginable location to where I just keep on walking and say to him ‘As you were’. He’s always been the fearless one of the two since we got them. Otis is ‘our baby’ because he continues to still try to nurse on his special blanket and loves affection. He used to be skittish and shy when they first came but he’s such a little lover now. So glad we kept them together, they play with each other and sleep together ALL the time. We have 3 other adult cats and after the initial adjustment phase they all tolerate the “fur brothers” as we call them sometimes. Thank you so much for all you do, and thank you so much for taking good care of M and O until they came into our lives. Know that they are loved beyond words 😊❤️❤️❤️
– Caren B.

Atreyu (NNHS Drizzle)

This is Atreyu (NNHS Drizzle) my fiancé and I adopted him back in March, and we couldn’t be happier. He has been the best companion for both of us! He loves going on hikes with us, to explore new parks! He keeps us on our toes… and we wouldn’t have it any other way! Our vet says he’s more treeing walker coon hound than beagle… and his birthday was probably sometime this month! Thank you for helping us find our fur baby!!!
– Stephanie M.

Teena Leigh (NNHS Paris Dameyn)

Teena Leigh (NNHS Paris Dameyn) is a little sweetheart. She likes to play with her toy mouse, ball of yarn, noise balls and cloth puppy. She is a little tuxedo kitty.
She loves to help when we are on the iPad, usually laying in front of the screen. Teena got her new name from our granddaughters, Josie Leigh (8 years old) and Rorie Leigh (4 years old). They like to FaceTime so they can watch her play.
Snuggling is a high priority with Teena. She likes to get up in our lap and take a bath then go to sleep all stretched out. We wanted to thank our daughter Jamie and the New Nodaway Humane Society for posting pictures on Facebook.
– Jim & Jackie S.


Stryper is doing great. She enjoys going to the farm and running around. She can run almost as far as she wanted to but always remains close to me. She seems very protective but always knows who should be around who shouldn’t. She has been very good to anyone I’ve brought around. Still jumps a lot but is very easy to get down. We’ve recently been working on jumping in the back of the truck. Getting out isn’t a problem. This summer we are looking forward to swimming in the pond.

– Andrew N.


Bobbi (NNHS Irene) has really settled into her forever home! She loves relaxing in the bushes around the house, climbing trees, and hunting mice and birds. She is very affectionate, but still a bit shy. She loves our two other cats, particularly Kevin — they are BBFs!
– Callie M.

Renley (NNHS Bridget)

“My boyfriend Erik and I adopted a puppy from you at the beginning of May. Renley (NNHS Bridget) is doing well! She was one of the puppies brought back from Texas. She was shy for the first few days, but her confidence increased quickly. She is great with the other doggies and children, and we certainly believe that we have the New Nodaway Humane Society to thank for that! Renley is a quick learner and always has her nose to the ground sniffing everything! She loves playing with us and going on walks.
We completed a Wisdom Panel to find out what breeds she has in her. We have had lots of guesses over the last month and just want to know for sure. For now, Renley is growing up so fast!”
– Sarah L. & Erik S


“My girlfriend had tagged me in a post about Pookie and I knew as soon as I saw his pictures I wanted to adopt him. I’m so happy I did, he was shy and grumpy at first. Once he started to settle in he became so cuddly and lovable. He loves to lay on my shoulder before and after work.
We found out he has kidney disease but with the help of our vet and a diet change he’s going to be just fine. He’s finally gaining some weight too. Things like this are what makes happy about adopting older animals. Who wants the 13 year old cat whose missing teeth? ME, and I couldn’t be happier with my little buddy.”
– Jacob R.

Leo, Millie & Mazzie (NNHS Matisse, Mercy & Maple)

These three little fluff balls Leo, Millie and Mazzie (NNHS Matisse, Mercy and Maple) are fitting in extremely well with our family. They have so many toys and lots of room to play. They cuddle up on you when they are ready to take a nap and are just so fun to have in the family! They make a great addition and we are super excited to share with you as they grown and change!

– Hannah C.


Millie came to us in October after we followed her story online and waited to be selected to be her “furever” home. Millie had several health concerns after coming from a very bad situation, and we fell in love with her immediately upon meeting her. Millie was the lucky recipient of a lot of donations for surgery on her broken jaw while in the shelter.

Millie has since had luxating patella surgery and her skin and allergy issues are completely gone. She loves her dog brother Charlie and her human brother, too. Our family feels complete with Millie and she has been a blessing to us. We don’t know what we would do without her silly personality!

– Ashley K.


We love Tess, she is doing great!  We did find out she not only does not like men but she does not like just about any visiting adults, and she digs!  She gets along with our cat very well also.  Here is a pic of Tess and Hank…

– John L.


After a long and illustrious career serving others, Caesar will be cutting back on his many volunteer activities. Since being rescued from the New Nodaway County animal shelter in 2008 he has served as a R.E.A.D and certified therapy dog at Hudson Hospital, Children’s Hospital in St. Paul, Christian Community Homes, Presbyterian Homes, Bethel Lutheran Preschool, River Falls Public Library, Capital City Adventist School, Hudson Middle School, North Hudson Elementary, Hudson High School, Journey House Campus Ministry, and University of WI, River Falls. He will be spending more time squirrel-monitoring, supervising Fed-Ex, UPS and USPS deliveries and hanging our with his pack.

– Krista O.

Max & Merlin

Happy tails! We adopted Max two years ago and in December we adopted Merlin. These two boys have been best friends since day one. Merlin follows Max everywhere and they love curling up for naps. I can’t thank you guys enough for giving us our boys!

– Kayla M.


“We adopted Roscoe a few weeks ago and he has been such a blessing to our family! When we first brought him home he followed us everywhere in the house afraid of us being to far away from him, he didn’t want to go to sleep the first night unless he laid on top of my husband. Now he runs all over the house at his will, gets lots of cuddles, kisses and treats and has started talking to us when he wants attention or has to go potty! It’s the sweetest thing. Roscoe looks like a big scary dog but he is just a big cuddle bug that thinks he can sit in your lap 😍 Thank you NNHS for completing our family!”

– Kayce H.

Piper (NNHS Kitty)

“Piper (NNHS Kitty) was very nervous and had some throat problems when we brought her home so she couldn’t bark well. We got her all patched up and now she’s happy to talk to us when she’s excited. She’s started to learn how to play with toys and has a new doggy best friend that lives next door. She’s a hit with the neighbors and has been super easy to train. She know all the important words like outside, treat, and bedtime! As well as sit and lay down. She’s our favorite little couch potato and the best cuddle buddy we could ask for!”

– Machelle C.


Ruby is a 3 year old English Pointer that we adopted in January. She had successfully passed the obedience/socialization course under the Puppies for Parole program. She stayed an extra 2 1/2 weeks with her trainer due to our travel conflicts. She hopped right into the kennel and never made a peep during the 4 hour trip home.

She loves to go for car rides. We were told Ruby did not like loud noises. My husband doesn’t hunt so that was no problem, but I’m the chief cook and bottle washer in the family and I guess I’m a little noisy in my kitchen. It took Ruby about a week to start inching her way from the living room towards the kitchen to see what I was up to. Now we have a pet bed in the dining area and she will plop down in it and watch me without being fearful.

I walk her outside everyday and we have a coat for her to wear. She follows the “heel command” very well, I listen to my music and she’s look for birds and it is an enjoyable activity. On weekends, my husband joins us, the picture was a Sunday drive and then a cold walk along the Mississippi River. Ruby did great!

We’re very happy with Ruby. She’s social with family and friends, she’s very lovable and we’re glad we found each other. A special thanks to the trainer who did an excellent job in making this transition into a success story.

– Randy & Pat R.


Today, April 4th, is the day we adopted Jake (from State Farm) and wanted to give you a 1 year update. He is very loved and has had some play dates with our niece’s dogs. He and the cat — well that’s a slower process. I take it his past owners didn’t have any cats. We are working on that but for the most part I think he is pretty happy.
– Cary C.

Zoey (NNHS Happy)

I just wanted to share a few pictures of my lovable addition to our little family! I adopted Zoey from your shelter a little over 2 months ago. Her original name was Happy due to her adorable smile but we ended up changing her name. She is definitely spoiled daily! We love to cuddle and steal all the covers. 🙂 I knew when I saw her picture online I had to travel 3 hours just to meet her. I fell in love instantly and had to adopt her and I’m so glad I did! She is my best friend and brings so much happiness into my life!

— Alyssa S.

Jinx (NNHS Sassy)

My heart melted when I saw a small grey and white tabby cat on NNHS’s facebook page. The very next day I drove an hour to meet the little kitten. I adopted Jinx (NNHS Sassy) in January of 2016. Knowing that I was approved for a pet friendly rental, it was so nice that the shelter held Jinx until the next month when I moved in. Since being adopted, Jinx loves playing with her beagle big brother. Of course like most cats, Jinx likes her space so she likes climbing in her cat tree to have a break. Nothing makes me laugh more than when you throw her toy mouse and runs after it and walks around with it in her mouth. Thank you NNHS for posting her picture so I could make this girl a part of my life!

– Mary G.


Hi everyone! Just wanted to drop you a line or two. After a week Chucky seems to be settling in nicely. He fit right in our household. He even likes the cat, the cat on the other hand hasn’t made up her mind about him yet…

– Brian L.

Gemma (NNHS Harmony)

Gemma was one of the puppies born at the shelter on the Fourth of July in 2015. When I came to the shelter and saw her, I knew I wanted to adopt her. She was the smallest one of the puppies, but now she has gotten so big. She is also spoiled rotten! She gets everything she wants.

She really helped me through a rough time in my life and I honestly don’t know what I would have done without her. She is going to be 2 this summer, I can’t believe it. She has a great life, splitting time in Maryville at my apartment and in Kansas City when we go home to visit my family, where she has a big backyard to play in with my dad and my sisters other dogs. I am so happy to adopted her from the shelter and that she has helped me more than she will ever know!

– April T.

Milo (NNHS Bugger)


I just wanted to share a few pictures of a VERY spoiled rotten baby I adopted him from your shelter a little over a year ago. His name is Milo and is definitely spoiled daily! We love to cuddle and take selfies. I knew when I saw the bottom picture on your website last year, I just had to adopt him, and I’m so glad I did! He is my best friend!

– Brianna E.

Odin (NNHS Trouble 2)

We originally came in to find a kitten for our family, but our three year old feel in love with Mr. Chunky Odin (NNHS Trouble 2) and we’re glad he did! Odin has been the best family cat. He is super playful and at night he really comes alive and actually bounces off the walls and full speed runs up them. We would have never guess this 2 year old chunker would be so spunky! During the day he loves to hang out in the window and soak up the sun and when its nice outside he enjoys sitting on the porch with us.

We love him to death and can’t imagine life without him – he makes our family complete. Thank you so much Rick for noticing the bond our son had with him and thanks to the shelter for providing us with such a good Kitty and good service!

– Ashley


Benji is one of the best dogs I could’ve asked for. He’s so sweet and loving; his personality ranges all over the spectrum. He LOVES to run and play but throughout the day he also enjoys taking a few naps and getting some cuddles!

He’s got all kinds of toys but his favorite by far is his rope. He just loves some tug of war and fetch! He definitely loves his tennis balls too.

My sweet Benji is my ESA (Emotional Support Animal) and there couldn’t be a better fit. He makes me more happy then I could’ve imagined! He’s my handsome boy and I can’t wait for the years of fun, cuddles and memories to come!

– Britan J.