Changing Lives … One Tail at a Time …

Dogs Adopted in 2012


Buddy, a 4 year old Collie mix is just a really mellow and sweet guy. Probably never having received a bath in his life, he came to us with a coat so matted that he needed a significant haircut to get them out.



Barney is a sweet, lovable, 1 1/2 year old Australian Shepherd/St. Bernard mix who enjoys cuddling and will always roll over for a tummy rub.




Baxter, a 4 month old Lab mix puppy was gentle, sweet, and just like a baby. He plays, he gets into mischief, he likes to be held and cradled or curl up into a ball for a nap.


Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter, a 7 month old, 45 lb., Great Dane/Yellow Lab mix is a real goofball. With his long and lanky legs, he is adorably puppy awkward as he figures out how to coordinate his movements.




Arizona, an 11-12 week old 21 lb. floppy-eared Chocolate Lab/Weimaraner mix, found in a box on the side of the road in Puerto Rico, was a real delight.




Annie, an 11-12 week old, 17 lb. Chocolate Lab/Weimaraner mix, found in a box on the side of the road in Puerto Rico, was absolutely precious.




Bruno, the cutest little 10 month old, 15 lb. white and caramel Havanese/Shih Tzu mix was an absolute dream. He loves to be near people, especially his foster mom, who he follows around, sitting on her lap or at her feet while she reads, cooks or eats and playing outside, always nearby, while she does her garden chores.




Barley, a beautifully precious 60 lb. 3-4 year old yellow Lab mix is the sweetest boy, who we think would secretly just love to lay in front of the fireplace with his favorite human companions.




Cassie, an 8 month old, 30-35 lb. female Great Pyrenees/Aussie mix is an absolute stunner with a light cream, long haired coat and dark beautiful eyes, but her beauty goes far beneath the surface. She is a real people lover and seeks out companionship, generally staying nearby but happily still loves playing with other dogs.




Apollo was a little 10-11 week old 14 lb. Black Lab mix found in a box on the side of the road in Puerto Rico who is a real sweetie.


Angel, a little, 10-11 week old, 14 lb., Black Lab mix found in a box on the side of the road in Puerto Rico was as cute as they come.



Casey, an 8 months old, male, 30-35 lb. Lab/Great Pyrenees mix. is one of the handsomest dogs we’ve ever seen. Snow white, with gorgeous, dark eyes he is simply an all around great guy.




Scooby, an 8 -10 month old, 63 lb. American Bulldog/Pit Bull mix is an absolutely precious, mushy boy with the most captivating gray eyes. Found locally during a heavy rainstorm and living under a house for days, Scooby was immediately friendly. He is playful and gets along with other dogs, though he is also fine on his own.




Monkey, a 9 month old, 12 lb., Papillon mix is about as adorable as they come. Named to reflect his ability to climb, it’s never a problem because he only does so to come to his people and there’s never a reason you don’t want him there.




Sophie, a 35 lb., one year old German Shepherd/Spaniel mix asks every dog she meets to play and every lap she sees if she can crawl in. This amazing angel is simply a delight who everyone falls in love with.




Ajay, a 10-11 week old 15 lb. Black Lab mix, found in a box on the side of the road in Puerto Rico is a real gem. She is very affectionate and loves to sit in your lap and watch what’s going on.



Turner, with his beautiful and unique blonde coat, cream face, and tan markings on his back, was rescued off the streets of Puerto Rico. At a healthy 27 lbs. and 5 months old, he is a happy and lovingly inquisitive guy who enjoys checking out the action and playing with the other dogs.




Jamie, a 3 year old, 20 lb. female Glen of Imaal Terrier/ mix is a happy gal who always has a wagging tail. With beautiful red highlights in her black coat, Jamie is a great mix of snuggling and curling up next to you for a good belly rub.




Tanner, about 3 months old, and 22 lbs., was rescued in Puerto Rico and flown here for adoption, with his brothers and sister. With his adorable ears, incredibly gorgeous green eyes and little pink nose, this angel is initially a bit shy in new situations, but quickly warms up and eagerly crawls into your lap for loving.




Laila, with her silky, chestnut coat and white “socks” on all four legs, is a 22 lb. tender treasure, rescued in Puerto Rico and flown here for adoption with her brothers, now that she is 3 months old.




Alexa, a 10-11 week old, 16 lb. Chocolate Lab mix, found in a box on the side of the road in Puerto Rico, is absolutely precious. With her beautiful green eyes, floppy ears, and very large feet she is just so cute romping around.




Buddy, is a 45 lb., 1 1/2 year old, possibly Lab/Beagle/Pointer mix, a true mutt.




Gracie, a 3-4 year old, 9 lb., papillon/long haired doxie mix is a real cutie. A little shy at first, she warms up quickly and is really sweet and affectionate, enthusiastically greeting you by wiggling and twirling around until you pick her up.




Mocha, a very loving, sweet and cuddly 17 lb., one year old, Canaan/Rat Terrier mix is a real delight. She is incredibly fast and would love to be someone’s jogging partner.




Lacey, all white, except her face with the most beautiful black markings on her head, is an absolutely darling 14 week old lab/border collie mix. She is very sweet and very affectionate. She loves to snuggle and be held, nuzzling right into you when picked up.




Lady is a 2 years old and a 50 lb. Chocolate Lab mix who just loves riding in the car. She was very lucky to be rescued from N. Carolina where I was found starving with my four 3 week old puppies.




Melvin a 4 year old, 18 lb. Cocker Spaniel mix is a really handsome guy with a calm and generally sunny demeanor.




Ruby, very noble looking in stature, absolutely gorgeous and sweet, is a 5-6 month old, 35 lb. German Shepherd mix. She is simply wonderful. Shy at first, but outgoing once she knows you this girl is pretty laid back.



Louis, the biggest honey of his litter of puppies, is a white and black 10 week old lab/border collie mix with the cutest little freckles on his nose. He loves being in your arms and just looks up at you with his amazing and captivating eyes that melt your heart.




Leo, a fawn colored, darlingly cute 10 week old lab/border collie mix was the runt of the litter who came significantly smaller than the others, but who is now beginning to catch up. He is a feisty little guy and has no trouble keeping up with his siblings despite their larger size.




Taz, the cutest, 2 year old, 7-8 lb. Brussels Griffon/Norfolk Terrier mix just loves to settle into your arms where he nestles in for loving. He is a bouncy, (not hyper), affectionate, happy doll who likes everyone he meets.




Dixie, a very sweet 4 year old, 35-40 lb. Papillon/Sheltie mix is a quiet, sweet and gentle girl. She just loves to be pet and while a bit cautious, she is friendly to everybody. Dixie was turned into the shelter with two other dogs from the same home because her owner was tired of them, but it is clear that someone loved her very much because she loves people and appreciates the kindness they give her.




Charlie, an absolutely gorgeous 1-2 year old, 20 lb. Cocker/Cavalier mix is a real doll.


Mattie, a 4 year old, 55 lb. Collie mix was left behind, tied up outside, when her family moved. She is a real love who just delights in being pet and talked to. She looks into your eyes with hers that are so warm, with her face that is so sweet, that you can’t help but just love her.



Abby Rose

Abby Rose, a 10-14 month old, 45 lb. tan and black Border Terrier/Aussie Mix, is nicknamed “wiggle butt” because she is always wagging her tiny tail. She is so sweet, friendly and cuddly, and she absolutely loves to snuggle.




Sampson is a precious 1-2 year old, male, 11-12 lb. Pomeranian mix who’s hair was so long and matted that we had to shave him down when we pulled him from the Shelter 4 weeks ago. It is growing back nicely now and this sweetheart who shows off his good looks while walking on the leash is a guy with real personality.


Little Lennie



Mandy, about 4 years old and 6 lb. is a real pocket pooch. A Japanese Chin mix who is quite the delight with her funny antics and the curious places she sometimes finds to sleep, Mandy is stunningly adorable.



Lane, a male, 12 lb., Westie/Cairn terrier mix, about 2-3 years old is a real angel. Crate trained and housebroken, he loves people and touches base frequently by coming and making contact with you. He doesn’t jump, just looks, hoping for the pets which he just leans right into when they come. Lane, has just been hungry to finally settle down and be loved forever and very happily, he now has what he has so been wanting…”a new chance” and a permanent home! This guy has always deserved the very best, and now he has it!







From the day she came, Jazzy has been sweet, sweet, sweet and by the time she was adopted at 5 months and 33 lbs., this precious Collie/Shepherd mix was a dream come true, perfection at it’s best. In her foster home, Jazzy was quickly housebroken and taught her basic commands, including walking beautifully on the leash. With her great temperament, our dream for Jazzy, who loves to give licks and kisses to all people, especially when they pet her so she can flop over for belly rubs, was to be in a home where love was a constant; where ideally she could have a canine buddy, because she loves every dog she meets; and where she could spend time outside. Well, Jazzy did get “a new chance,” and a great one at that. She is now in her forever home where she gets to play with a new big brother (Lakota) and goes to the park all the time. Here’s an excerpt from e-mails sent by her new mom… “Hi… I just wanted to…let you know that (Jazzy, now Khaleesi) is doing great and getting along very well with her new big brother 🙂 She follows him everywhere, it’s so cute… She is the love of the dog park, everybody loves her, canine and human, and she gives everyone kisses lol Yesterday we went down by the river and she walked right in and was wading until we called her back to shore. She is a little love bug 🙂 and is adored by us and everyone that meets her, I’m sure that is no surprise to you…I am so happy…”




“Oliver, an absolutely gorgeous and very big, lumbering Golden/Great Pyrenees mix puppy came to us as a real sweetheart for sure, but definitely needing socialization. Gentle and sweet, he got along with everyone. As he settled into his foster home, however, he also learned how to play and enjoy life, especially as he was loved by his people and shown the ropes from the other dogs in his foster home. Crate trained, mostly housebroken, walking well on the leash, and learning sit and come, this authentically great guy, who had a rough start in life, needed and deserved a stable home. And lucky for him, he was given it by a wonderful and very loving family with two teenage boys (and a dog) who were all instantly in love. Oliver is now living in enduring bliss, knowing that his memories of happiness are forever. Thank you so much to Oliver’s family for giving him “a new chance.””




Chuckles, who got his name from his hilarious personality and smiling face, is a 4 – 5 month old, 11 lb., rat terrier/doxie mix. In his foster home, this baby was often found sleeping somewhere soft and cuddly, with a big smile; pick him up and he nibbled your ear; or just sit and watch him and he entertained as he did the funniest things. The one thing he was missing though, was a place he knew he could stay forever, home. This lucky guy, is now happily living in NYC with a human sister and parents and knows he won’t have to find yet another new place to relax. He, and we, thank his new family for giving him “a new chance” for a stable, predictable and happy life!




Jack, a 2 year old, Parson Terrier Mix is a real sweetheart. He is very quiet at home, is a real people dog and loves to bury his head in your arm while you hold and pet him. This guy is housebroken walks well on the leash, and loves going outside to play. And now he has been adopted to such a loving family, where he is often found sleeping on mom’s pillow, cuddled on the couch, walking with a family member, or visiting with other dogs. Thank you to Jack’s family for giving him “a new chance” at love and all the joy that brings to him! You’re great!






Lily, about 40 lbs. is a 1-2 year old Irish Wolfhound mix. This happy, gentle girl who is absolutely beautiful, both inside and out, worked so hard to learn her commands. She is playful and friendly with everyone she meets and couldn’t wait to finally settle down in her own home. Well, it finally happened when her, now very own and very special family, including another dog and the sweetest boy with whom she bonded so well, adopted her. Lily is so blessed to be given “a new chance” and we thank her family for their boundless love!




Penelope, a beautiful Shepherd mix is an incredibly sweet and gentle 1 1/2 year old, medium sized girl. She has a quiet demeanor and though just a bit shy, she has really become increasingly social, genuinely devoted to her people (to whom she gives the sweetest little kisses) and is as cozy as they come.




Bandit, a 7-8 month old, Collie/St. Bernard mix loves being outside. He is full of life, likes room to run and his definite preference is to be playing with people or other dogs.



Molly, an 8 lb., 1-2 year old Beagle/Chi mix is about as sweet as they come.




Cleo, a 6 month old, Aussie/Irish Setter mix is absolutely gorgeous. Her coat, really soft, is brown and black brindle with red highlights and her personality matches her good looks. At about 25 lbs. she loves everyone and everything.



Kyla, a 10-12 month Basenji mix with incredible eyes, is a great girl.



Juliette, an 8 month old, Coonhound mix likes to grab your hand as you walk by so that you’ll give her some loving. With a beautiful face and a great disposition, she is playful and friendly.




Moses, a 2 year old, 19 lb., Min Pin/Doxie mix, is a real hoot. Pet him and he just leans into you, sometimes falling asleep as you pet him.




Max, an awesomely unique and beautiful Belgian Tervuren mix is 45 lbs. and about 1 1/2 years old.


Navy, an absolutely gorgeous, soft and fuzzy, adorable 5 month old, male Aussie mix is, to put it simply, just a fabulous puppy.




Bandit, a 7 month old male Schnauzer mix is goofy, playful, friendly and a guy who is always enthusiastic.



Montana, about 10 months old and a Vizsla mix is an amazing beauty, both inside and out. She is warm and affectionate to every person and every dog who has come to her foster home and seems to be smiling all of the time.




Gabby is an absolutely stunning 1 ½ year old Aussie mix who, with the most unique coloring and markings, certainly turns heads.




Prince, a 3-4 year old, male Schnauzer mix is a really handsome guy, when he gets decked out. He walks with a prance that is just adorable and is a pretty easygoing guy. He is a respectful, lower energy dog and could live in an apartment.




Charlie, at 1 – 2 years old is a stunningly beautiful Golden Retriever who was a “stray” at a high kill shelter in N. Carolina on the list to be euthanized on Dec. 24, 2012. You see, Charlie couldn’t be placed on the Adoption Floor to be seen because he was deemed “too skinny” and they thought no one would want him. We found out about him on Dec. 23rd and had him pulled the very next day. We brought him here for foster care where Charlie showed that he was a real love who was already housebroken and who knew his basic commands. At our Adoption Event at Pet Pub in Bedford Hills, a very kind gentleman happened to see and talk to one of our volunteers. He and his family were not thinking of adopting a dog, but when he saw Charlie he decided to talk to his wife, fully expecting that she would be against it,especially because they had always had female dogs. Within hours the introduction was made and the entire family was smitten. They wrote “…we think he should…join our humble dog loving family. Charlie is here and I think enjoy(s) the attention without many canine friends about…is marvelous…right at home…he is simply awesome. God’s providence…What a wonderful mission, and a wonderful website.”

Well, how lucky could a boy be? Thank you so much to Charlie’s new family for having so much love to give Charlie his new chance.


Sweet Maggie, the cutest 11/2 – 2 year old Papillon/Corgi mix, soft, fluffy and yummy, was brought to the Shelter as a stray, though it seemed that it was her owner surrendering her. We pulled her from a high kill shelter in N. Carolina and she was placed in foster care. Then, someone who had lost her own dog, and who thought she wasn’t ready to adopt yet, saw Maggie on our website. She fell in love and came to meet her. It was an instant connection. She said, “I never knew how I could love another dog after losing my own, but now I see…”

A few days later she wrote, “…I want to thank you…for finding, rescuing and caring for Maggie/Honey (her new name). She is a fabulous dog; we have bonded, and I think she is adjusting to the city just fine. She is walking better on the leash each day, and responding to her name…Thanks again.”

We always say…the greatest gift you can give to the memory of your beloved dog who has passed, is to save another. And so, we genuinely thank Maggie/Honey’s new Mom for opening her heart again and giving her a new chance.



Amelia, an incredibly unique and exotic looking, 10 month old Wire-haired Pointing Griffon mix has had an amazing journey. Found on the streets in N. Carolina, Amelia was so weak, she couldn’t even lift her head. Fed properly in the shelter, she began to gain weight, only to be placed on the euthanization list because she was considered too scrawny to be adoptable. In the first 6 weeks after we brought her out of the shelter to safety, Amelia gained 15 lbs., almost doubling her weight. Chocolate brown in color, with silvery blue tinged highlights, she managed to keep loving people, and nudges her way in to any lap or petting and just melts in close to your body. Well, this sweet, sweet, girl was lucky enough to be adopted by a family just as sweet as her and now her days are comprised of long walks, time at the dog park and fun at the beach. Take a look at one of her earlier pictures and now look at her after she has been in her adoptive home for just a few months and join us in thanking her family for giving her “a new chance” at the most joyful and happy life.




Fletch, also known as “Belly,” because of his love for belly rubs is an absolutely darling, male terrier mix who came here when he was about 8 months old. Sweet and easy going, this guy is just an angel. He is fabulous for snuggling and just precious to watch, even if he’s just sleeping. This handsome guy with a naturally gentle temperament and love for people and other dogs, was more than ready for the steadfast and everlasting love and attention of a real home and boy, did he luck out. Within an hour of his adoption by his family, his new Mom was texting us…”Fletch is amazing and I’m madly in love with him!”

Within a few days she followed up with… “I’m not sure I can put into words how blessed we feel to have found fletch!! I never thought I would feel THIS MUCH love for a dog again!!!”

“Besides his good looks 🙂 he is smart, funny, and sooooo lovable. So thank you for doing an amazing job with him, as it made his transition with us easy (especially for me). We havent had one single accident or any major upset. The cat issue is working itself out….I think he’s in love with laney (white fluffy one u met). Last night All furys were in the same room together, just hangin with mom and dad! Life doesn’t get much better than that.”




Sam a 2 year old gorgeous Shepherd/Golden mix, with long blonde fur is absolutely stunning and has a personality to match. After being abandoned, he came up on our Jan. 15, 2012 transport and we were struggling to find him a foster home. As we were unloading the dogs, one of our volunteers thought of friends who might be a good match to foster him. Incredibly kind as they are, early on that Sun. morning, they got out of bed and came when called to see Sam. We were delighted that they agreed to foster him until he could find a permanent home. He was finally on his way to a loving home.

Well, it was only three days later when we received an e-mail “…My husband fell hook, line and sinker and Sam has won all of our hearts. He is so incredibly loving, and is very rapidly learning his manners. What a sweetheart… within hours of coming home, ‘ (we’ve already re-named him to Bodhi for Bodhi enlightened being who is dedicated to enlightening all humans..I know, you must be laughing out loud! ). ”

“Anyway, we are all happy as can be…I’ve been able to spend a lot of time with him these first few days and he has stolen my heart. He also passed the grandkid test with flying colors (4 of them live close by), he’s been very responsive to training and I think it’s a match made in heaven. We even had him out at Rye Beach today and he loved running with the other dogs (several of them were also rescued dogs) So yes, we are absolutely sure. (He also is remarkably similar in looks and temperament to our 2 previous dogs)”

“I haven’t confirmed this …but I would certainly considering fostering again (I think we can do this)…”

Well, can you imagine the life that Sam now has every single day? It is now us who are wondering about the mystical nature of dogs and their humans and who are smiling everytime we think of Sam.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to Sam’s family for giving him his new chance and a great tale of success.




Princess, at approximately 8 years old, came to us with eyes that she could barely open, (due to an ulcer and dryness), low protein and creatine levels, a growth in her bladder, an allergy to wheat and then a cold and cough. She was tired and sad and not well. Yet, from the beginning, this little 5 lb. doll was sweet as can be and everyone who met her fell in love. Well, week to week Princess’s health improved until this sweetheart showed us that she is a real spunky girl with a spring to her step. Her love for people and her delicious kisses were never ending and boy could she snuggle. As Princess regained her health she needed one more thing to ensure her place in life…a home where she knew she could stay forever. And then, one day it came…the call, the application, the meeting and the coolest family to reciprocate her love. Now, with two parents and two human siblings, she is snug in the softest pillow on the couch or in the arms of one of her new girls. And boy is she happy! Her family writes: “She is delightful…we’re crazy about her…everybody (at the Vet’s) loved her.” There are no words to express how thankful we are to her family for giving Princess “a new chance,” so we’ll let the pictures describe the joy!




Ace is a very sweet 1 year old Beagle/Basset mix who just loves to be with his people. When not doing this, you can also find him playing with toys or other dogs.




Ice, a gorgeous, 4 year old, Australian Shepherd/Alaskan Husky mix is a dream come true. Not only is he amazing looking with his beautiful blue eyes, but this love also knows his basic commands, responds immediately and waits for the next.




Darrell, 6-8 months old, and an absolutely gorgeous male Spaniel mix, is incredibly agile, loves to romp, play tug of war, and even fetch. He enjoys playing with his toys and the other dogs in his foster home and with his perfect posing for pictures, definitely fancies himself a model.