One full year with our hound dog Dublin (NNHS Hooch). We love him endlessly and he has for sure made our home more exciting every day he have had him. He is wicked smart (can open doors and the dog food container) We are convinced he can tell time because he knows when it should be breakfast/dinner time and howls relentlessly if we are running late. He is a great hiking buddy and loves camping/being outdoors. We would’ve never found him had it not been for the Humane Society, so we thank you guys greatly for allowing us to take him home a year ago today.
I think Ember (NNHS Diamond) is adapting well.
We adopted Harley (NNHS Hydro Thunder) after reading his story of him & his siblings being misplaced by the flooding last year, he just celebrated his 1st birthday and couldn’t be happier! He loves playing with his older brothers and getting himself into a little mischief now & then. He’s a great dog and we are so happy he’s in our family!
Fury was the missing puzzle piece to our family, she definitely mommy’s girl but adore her dad too. She’s the best big sister we could’ve asked for her little sister Marlo. Thank you NNHS for our sweet girl!??
We love the new addition to the family! Davis is a funny and energetic cat! He loves the house we made for him. Davis doesn’t really like to explore, but almost everywhere we go, he goes too. We have taught him some tricks, such as jumping, following and much more. Davis spends most of his time in his house on the front porch in the sun. We even made him a little toy out of yarn and hair bands. Davis loves to jump up on our laps and get a nice head scratch. Our neighbor’s dog likes to come over and see what Davis is doing, but Davis always shows her who is boss. Thanks to the New Nodaway Humane Society we have a super awesome cat!
~ The Davison Family
Sorry this is a bit late!!! Ember (NNHS Taylor) is doing GREAT!!! Growing like a weed. Discovered fetch! LOVES IT!!!!
Fletch (NNHS Fletcher) came home with us on January 14th so we consider his “gotcha day” as his birthday. Fletch went to work (vet office) with me the next day and went through a barrage of testing which came out mostly normal. He’s one heck of a devoted puppy and we have been blessed by his super sweet personality.
Roma (NNHS Paisley) was adopted into our family in 2013. We fell in love with the spunky cat with tufted ears, and have stayed that way for 7 years. Since her adoption, she has become a big sister to two other small animals with large personalities. Even though she’s mellowed out, she still keeps us on our toes. Our family is so grateful she found us. ❤️
I adopted Ziggy (NNHS Joy) about two month ago. She was very shy and timid and hid under everything. I was worried that she didn’t like me or my home. As time went by she started coming out more and now she won’t leave me alone when we’re trying to sleep! She loves to cuddle and be pet when in bed. Laying on the bed is her favorite place! She just started exploring other rooms in the house! You have permission to share my story to Facebook. I have some photos of her as well.
We adopted Joker right before Christmas and he was the best Christmas present we could have asked for! He likes to cuddle, whether it’s with his humans or his sister he loves it all. He is the perfect fit for our family and we are so thankful New Nodaway Human Society gave is the opportunity to meet such a sweet boy.
Nemo is doing fantastic and loving this winter weather! One of his favorite things to do is sprint around and eat snow! And then come inside and cuddle up in a blanket or with one of us!
Adopted Binx in January. He is SO happy and a totally different cat now. My daughter and I love him so much already! He’s always in our laps snuggled up.
I adopted London back in November and she’s been a ray of sunshine in our lives ever since. She loves to play with her feather flyer, take naps in the sun all day, and look out the window at the birds and squirrels. She’s such a sweet girl and I’m more than happy to have her as a part of the family!
It has been a year since I have adopted Onyx! His personality has grown tremendously! He likes to cuddle, play tog of war, go on walks, and especially car rides! He also LOVES attending Paws at the Pub! Onyx also loves his furry brother, Taz. Onyx and I are definitely best friends!
RAINBOW BRIDGE MEMORIAL
I wanted to thank you for helping me find Elroy, who was my best friend for five years. My roommates and I adopted Elroy from the shelter in 2014. He was quiet and scared at first but, after a few days, he started joyfully greeting my roommates and I every time one of us walked in the door.
I ended up taking Elroy with me when I graduated but his other moms kept in contact and occasionally took him for a few days to spend some time with him. Elroy was by my side through law school and my first year out of school. He slept with me every night and kept me company when I pulled all-nighters to study. Elroy became a part of the community in Maryville and a beloved member of my family. We explored Maryville and Lincoln, Nebraska during long walks. He even got to join one of his moms and I for a day at the Omaha zoo.
I had to help Elroy pass to the Rainbow Bridge last February after he suddenly became very sick. Elroy was 13 years old when he passed. Thanks to your shelter’s care for Elroy when he was looking for a home, I got to love Elroy for five of those years.
When I first saw Elroy at your shelter, I had no idea how much joy, love, fun, and companionship he would bring into my life, the lives of his other moms, my family, and everyone who had the privilege of spending time with him.
I have two jack russell terriers now, both of whom remind me of Elroy in different ways. Like Elroy, Bentley is calm and has such a gentle spirit. Kavya shares Elroy’s penchant for loyalty and sense of wonder.
Though I no longer live in Lincoln, I still follow your shelter’s Facebook page and encourage others to consider adopting from Maryville. Thank you for giving a Elroy – shy little older dog – a chance and allowing my friends and I to take him into our home.
Wanted to update you on your flood puppy Mollie. She turned year old in February. She is half pit/mastiff and doing great.
NNHS Gumbo is now Teddy (right) 🙂 He is fitting in great. He loves to play with his fur brother Moose (left)!
Hey everyone, Ella here! (NNHS Jane)
As you already know, I have so much to be thankful for this year! My journey hasn’t been easy, but on November 15th, my new family came and adopted me!! Now, I’m settling nicely into my new furever home on the farm just in time to enjoy some turkey on Thanksgiving Day!
After taking some time to adjust, I’ve finally started showing my goofy puppy personality! I have lots of space to run and play and I love chasing birds into the corn fields around my new home. I also like to chase and play with my new human brother and sister! Sometimes they don’t like when I’m too ruff, but I just want to play with them. We are all learning to get along. Mom and Dad are teaching me the rules of the house and different words to listen for. I love learning new things because it means I get nibbles of cheese!
I have a whole basket of toys and chews! My favorite things to do are defluff my stuffies and destroy tennis balls. Luckily, Mom and Dad found some stuffies and balls that are harder to tear apart. My new parents finally found a kibble I like, and my favorite treats are steak, chicken and mozzarella cheese.
Bedtime is my favorite part of the day. Mom and Dad call me a bed hog because I like to sprawl out between them and take up as much room as possible, but I just love to snuggle and be close to them. My new family loves me so much and I fit in perfectly with them.
Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving with your people and pets!
Paws, sniffs and licks,
Birdie is such a character! She can be very selective of people. Birdie has overcome a lot since bringing her home; at first she was very fearful, but she has gained a lot of confidence in her time with us.
Birdie really was not big on walks; but such a bundle of energy! After some time with us, we thought maybe another dog would be a good addition, to help with her energy and build her confidence some more.
We picked Dolly, and Dolly is perfect!! Dolly is so patient with Birdie’s energy, and where ever Dolly goes, Birdie goes – so now Birdie goes on long walks! Dolly’s calm confidence has helped Birdie as well. They are both snuggle bugs, they share the toys marvelously, they both adore car rides, and get along super well in car together.
Happy Holidays! I just wanted to let you know that I am getting soooo big and have quiet the personality. I have learned a few tricks and love the days that I get to go play with my sister, Karlee. Life is good and I am a very happy boy. Here are some pictures of me. I got to meet Santa and he said I’m on the nice list! Hope all is well in Missouri. Love Lee
It started out with me scrolling through adoptable pets on on NNHS Facebook page one night when I couldn’t sleep. We have one dog and was not looking to get another one. I fell in love with Bud’s cute, fat face! There was an adjustment period but once he adjusted to our home.. we fell madly in love with him. I have never been around a more affectionate animal in my whole life. We love him and we think he’s pretty happy too. ??
~ Pickering Family
Ms. Independence has found a nice resting spot for the night in her new home. P.S she snores ??
~ Mattea F.
“Chiquita and Uma (NNHS Chewy and Pooh) got homemade costumes from their momma so they could match their big brother!”
~ Michaela M.
Hello. I thought I’d send you an update on Pongo and Perdi. This year we had our first Halloween and they seemed to enjoy it. They were little hesitant about the costumes. Once Perdi learned that the costume meant we got to go somewhere she was all about it. Pongo in the other hand just wanted it to all be over. They are both doing very well and will be getting spoiled at the holidays.
~ Sara P.
Our family is so full and happy because of our decision to adopt from the New Nodaway Humane Society. Charlie (left) was a private rescue almost 8 years ago from a family who no longer wanted him. He was happy, but we wanted to give him a companion.
Enter Millie (right) who was a high needs case 3 years ago at NNHS. Numerous people donated to help her through surgery to repair a broken jaw. We watched her progress for several weeks and wondered why no one had adopted her. Now we know she was meant to be a part of our family. ❤️She is a happy, healthy, and comical addition to our family.
Then, this July, NNHS featured Monte (center). We instantly fell in love with him and after our whole family, furry and not met him, we knew he was supposed to be a part of us, too. Monte had to learn to “dog”. He was afraid of the grass, being outside, most people, food, water in a bowl, and nearly everything that was introduced to him. Charlie and Millie showed him how to accept treats and play with toys, use the doggy door, and potty outside. We have now gotten to know the quirky, hilarious, and absolutely charming side to Monte. We feel so fortunate to have been chosen to be his forever family. Thank you New Nodaway Humane Society for bringing us together!
~ Ashley K.
Our Sadie (NNHS Pepper) has been with us for a year now. She is a sweet baby girl. She loves to chase her big brother all over the house. They will occasionally share the window seat for brief moments.
~ Melanie R.
I adopted kitten Norman (NNHS Church) in August. Thank you.
~ Michelle R.
Two weeks ago we adopted Sammie Kay now known as Bingo from your shelter. What a good girl! She is enrolled in training classes, likes to visit the dog park but most of all she loves exploring the trails by our house. We love Bingo. Thank you for all you did for her!
~ Pam W.
Hobo wasn’t responding to his name very well so we tried Hunter and he has responded best to that! He is Sooooo loveable! Him and his new sister Pixie get along great! They love to play together! He is a great cuddle dog and has slept in bed with us every single night! Hunter did turn out to be potty trained and can lay down and sit! We are working with him on shaking currently! Thank you guys sooo much for allowing us to adopt this pretty boy! ❤️
~ Melissa F.
“Duke was in my son’s senior pics. We love him so much!”
~ Jessica P.
“This is Victoria and Phoenix we adopted them in August mom and I sure love them.”
~ Mallory B.
Hi just wanted to show you guys how great Oreo is doing! Or happy tails 😊. She loves to cuddle, play fetch, chew on raw hides and bones. She loves other puppies so she gets so excited when she knows we are going to the “farm”. We haven’t had any accidents since day one! She sleeps in bed with me, naps with me and we go on several walks everyday as she is just a ball of energy. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner to keep me company and be a walking motivator!
~ Kassadie M.
It’s only been a few days but Lucy has made herself at home ❤️
~ Ica H.
We adopted Ollie from the shelter last September and she’s the perfect fit for our growing family! It took her some time to adjust and she was skittish at first. Now she’s glued to us and very vocal and we wouldn’t want it any other way.
Shortly after we got her we found out we were expecting a little one. She loved to sleep on my belly and would knead my stomach until the baby kicked each night at bedtime. Now she enjoys cuddling with the baby all day and even gets up with us when he wakes up for feedings at night, she loves being wherever he is. If he wakes up from a nap crying she runs to the room we’re in and meows until we follow her.
She’s also helped our part Maine Coon cat Little Bear tremendously. Before Ollie came along she was a very temperamental cat but when we introduced Ollie to the family Little Bear became more sweet and laid back. We just love Ollie so much and wanted to share the positives of being patient with an animal who may need extra time to adjust to a new home.
~ Ashley M.
Charlie is doing great…been a week since he joined our family and we love him so much. He is definitely a love bug…we have learned we need to mind mom and dad and not chew on shoes and socks!! I just prefer them over my toys..mom and dad bought me a new toy today to see if it helps! 😀
~ Brenda F.
We have had Boo Bear for 3 months now. He is such a joy. Thank you for allowing us to be his fur ever home.
~Todd & Diane M.
Rambo is now 135 pounds and full of energy! He loves to play and pick on his sister, Stella. Rambo has never met a stranger and loves to get attention from any and everybody around. His favorite pastime is cuddling with Dad and sister. He has been such a perfect match for our family!
I adopted “Cheech” on August 2, 2019. We call him little man now because he was super tiny and it stuck! When I adopted him he unfortunately had the ring worm that had going around in the center, but he’s clear now! He was a trooper during his dips and takes medicine like a champ.
Since coming into our home he has made friends with my boyfriend’s pug, but unfortunately not his older sisters yet (work in progress)! He’s a bit too crazy for them
He never gets tired and he’s always running around. He likes to play in his litter box () and loves his treats/soft food. Everyone who comes into contact with him loves him. He’s a great addition to our family!
~ Brittany R.
Just wanted to send some photos of Copper in her new home. She’s cuddled up with Cocoa (aka Mimi) who we adopted from NNHS a few years ago. Copper has been a great addition to our family. We love her to pieces.
~ Barb B.
I adopted Rosie and Rainbow back in April. I wanted to give you guys an update… they’re doing great! Finally found their favorite food, now we are down in liberty mo because my company promoted me.
~ Nicole J.
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.