These animals have all found their ‘fur’ever homes!!
Finn is a 5 month old terrier mix who came to us in poor condition. After being rescued by the Humane Society, staff members spent an hour pulling ticks and treating fleas from his fur. Now, safe and happy, Finn is at his forever home with Keira, where he will get another chance at a good life.
Every year, homeless, abused and unwanted animals find their way to the Humane Society of Greene County. With a mission of finding each animal a loving home, the dedicated staff and volunteers love, care for and rehabilitate cats and dogs until they are ready for adoption. Thanks to their ambitions, on Saturday, June 1, another deserving cat found her forever home.
With kitten season in full swing, Hallie Barno came in with the hopes of finding a companion for her six year old cat, Ruby and a new addition to her family. After looking through room after room of young cats and kittens, Hallie began to feel overwhelmed and uncertain, until she met Gracie, an eight year old calico.
Animals of all ages enter the Humane Society, but often times, older animals have a more difficult time finding their permanent homes. It is not unusual for families to want to adopt an animal that will grow with them, which places young kittens and puppies at a higher rate for adoption. Like other adopters, Hallie knew exactly what she wanted before she walked in.
“I adopted my first cat when she was two years old and I already knew that I wanted to adopt another older cat,” said Hallie. “When Toni introduced me to Gracie, I fell in love.”
It only took a couple of minutes with Gracie in her arms before Hallie knew she was the cat she would be taking home that day. Excited for this new chapter in both of their lives, Hallie and Gracie headed home, after posing for a quick picture.
“Before adopting Gracie, I frequently thought about what it would be like to own two cats instead of just one,” said Hallie. “I expected it to be a lot more hectic when in all actuality, Gracie has brought such joy into my life.”
Laid back and dainty, as Hallie would describe her, Gracie is making herself comfortable in her new home. After only a week, Gracie and Ruby started to bond, and Hallie began discovering her unique habits and personality, like the way she drools when she purrs.
“The most enjoyable part of Gracie’s adoption is knowing that she will never be given up again and will be with me for the rest of her life,” said Hallie.
Understanding the impact that can be made by adopting animals from local shelters, Hallie stands as a great example to the community of what can happen when someone reaches out. Thanks to Hallie, and people like her, animals are continuing to find their forever homes.
This is Fflewddur (the kitty formerly known as “Prince”). Fflewddur was adopted in August 2012 by Jonella W and her family. Jonella tells us that he’s ruling the roost at his new home now. He is named after a character in the book “The Chronicles of Prydain” by Lloyd Alexander. He’s the king of the house!
We are so happy that Fflewddur is doing well and we thank Jonella W and her family for adopting him, for saving a life!
Bosley was a dog that was found living in a secluded country cemetery, that was abandoned and so shy he wouldn’t let anyone get near him. For a few months several people took turns going out to feed/water him (including the kind folks that were able to catch and keep his sibling). Once it was brought to the attention of the dog warden, he was able to set a live trap to catch Bosley and bring him in to the shelter where he could receive some much needed TLC. Within a few weeks, Bosley had warmed up to people a great deal and was able to be adopted out to a wonderful family who sent us the following letter:
We wanted to let you know that Bosley is adjusting very well to his new human and dog family! While he was a bit timid the first night he has since made himself at home on the couch and enjoys trying to get the ribbon off of the Christmas tree and distract his human from getting work done by stealing her notebook! He enjoys playing in the yard with his furry friends, keeping watch for unwanted visitors and relaxing with his new best friend Bear!
We cannot thank you enough for allowing us the great opportunity to be Bosley’s forever home!
- 2-3 Years Old
- Rottie / GSD
- Humane Society of Greene County | (724) 627-9988
- Ogie is the most gentle boy you would ever want to meet. He’s easy going, shares his toys, loves kids, loves to swim and tolerates cats. He is a ball of playful, wonder, lovable, cuddly Joy. Ogie was originally brought into to our shelter in August of 2011. We were running out of room so we had to transfer him to Animal Friends in Pittsburgh. Ogie was given his forever home in Sept of 2011 and his family just adores him!
- 1-1.5 Years Old
- Humane Society of Greene County | (724) 627-9988
- Dozer loves to cuddle, he’s a little shy but when he warms up to you he is the most devoted, loyal and loving pup. He gets along with other dogs and cats too. He’s a good guard dog. And just such a sweet pup over all.Dozer was adopted by a family from Pittsburgh in Sept of 2012. We hear that he has been a great companion and a good buddy with their other dog Ogie