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.
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.
Johnathan and Daytona are getting along well. Johnathan loves racing and so “Daytona” was a perfect fit.
~ Karen K.
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.
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) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hi! I adopted Orlando now named Luna! I just thought I’d give you guys an update! Luna loves my mouse ball and cuddling! She is such a sweet kitty, most of the time! Thank you so much for letting me adopt her!
~ Alexandra G.
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.
We adopted Benji (previously known as Simba) from you guys a couple months ago! We love him dearly and so does his big brother, Zeek. He’s so ready for the holidays.
~ Remy M.
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.
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
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!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
This is Foxy (NNHS India) she is our happy tails Tuesday! We have had her for almost 4 years now and she is a cuddle bug and snuggles with us every night 😊
~ Cassidy V.H.
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.
Korra (NNHS Selma) is doing great. She seems like a very happy little kitty. She’s all cuddles. 🙂
~ Kelsi S.
This is my Millie. I adopted her the last of Nov, 2017. She is a beautiful loving kitty. Thank you so much!
~ Jannel M.
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.
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.
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.
Happy THREE year anniversary to Tucker!!! 3 years ago, we brought “Pluto” home and Dave’s mom thought he looked like a Tucker-we completely agreed!!! He’s been fun, he’s been a pain, but we wouldn’t trade him for anything!!!
~ Jennifer S.
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.
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.
We adopted Kassie (NNHS Nova) on Good Friday. She is doing great and has become a member of the family. She is very lovable and does not leave my daughter side.
~ Beth K.
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.
We adopted Holly (NNHS Bertha) in December of 2015. She is doing well and is very spoiled!
~ Hannah K.
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.
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.
Update of Salem! I adopted her around January! Since then she has been growing like a weed! She came out of her shell almost instantly when we got her home! We love her!
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.
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.
Hero (NNHS Bower) obviously favors the basset side of him, ha. He’s 45lbs and a huge goofball. I’ve honestly never had a better dog.
~ Felicity C.
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.
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.
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.
Pepper (formerly Cranberry) is doing good. She has adapted well and loves to cuddle and play with her toys.
– Jenni S.
Thank you New Nodaway Humane Society for giving us the opportunity to adopt Kimber a/k/a Susie. She has completed our family.
– Darcy B.
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.
Bella, originally known as Rousey, has been setting in comfortably in her new home! Love to lay on the chair and loves our inside dog!
– Tinelle E.
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 (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.
Miss Lyra one of our adopted pets from the New Nodaway Humane Society!! She loves her nightly cuddles.
– Linda R.
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.
Jinx (NNHS Jenkins) has been an amazing addition to our family. Adopted him right before Christmas for my parents. He loves the farm and is a great companion
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.
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.
Heya! Just wanted to share an update of Luna! Aka production she’s gotten so big and is a very vocal and cuddly kitty. She’ll be a year in March!
– Makenna D.
Lady Gigget Giggles is now home in TN. She is amazing & our family is blessed to have her as part of our family. Thank you all for everything.
– Kathryn B.
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.
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.
I bought pepper from you guys last year and I couldn’t be happier to have my fur baby. I can’t thank you guys enough for giving me my best friend.
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.
Claude (NNHS Max 2) is the best dog! Thanks for rescuing him and allowing us to adopt him. He’s such a great addition to our family.
– Catherine B-C.
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.
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.
– 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.
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.
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.
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) 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
Oswald Copperpot is enjoying his new life! Since he was adopted, his leg has been perfectly fine.
– Anetra M.
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.
I just thought I would post a picture of Rory Arthur Williams-Pond, or Doc when I adopted him in the beginning of October 2015. This was taken right after I got him, and the other in the comments is just from a few weeks ago. I love him, and I just thought I’d share with the shelter that he is a loved kitty!
– Kyleigh B.