animal kill shelter

Dodger, the Schnauzer Terrier mix, Rescued from the CACC (Center for Animal Care and Control)(part 1)

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“I’ve had Dodger over 10 years.

I had just finished school and I wanted a best friend.

My family always had pets.

I felt like there was that whole in my life that needed to be filled.

I tried several shelters in the NYC area and the last one I went to was the CACC.”

Bailey, the Staffordshire Terrier, Chow Chow, Boxer and Labrador Retriever Rescue Mix (she said, part 5)

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“Going on these walks makes it able to see how pushing through her challenges has paid off.

Our walks are a mutual understanding of what we do in the morning and represent the respect we have for each other, as well as her accomplishments.

It’s a great way to spend the morning and we both love it.

Joy Rides is an amazing organization.

They transported Bailey and hundreds of thousands of other dogs from kill shelters in the south and bring them up north for adoption.”

Bailey, the Staffordshire Terrier, Chow Chow, Boxer and Labrador Retriever Rescue Mix (she said, part 3)

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“We took her home that day.

She is great in the city, but was originally saved from a kill shelter in Texas.

Bailey is the focal point of our family.

Everything we do revolves around her.

Now that we’ve had her for almost a year, she has settled into our daily routine.

My favorite think to do, is go for our early morning walk in Central Park, where she is off-leash.”

Bailey, the Staffordshire Terrier, Chow Chow, Boxer and Labrador Retriever Rescue Mix (she said, part 2)

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“My husband and I applied right away.

They checked out our references pretty quickly and then we went to meet her.

It was definitely love at first sight.

We didn’t want to go home without her.”

Willow, the rottweiler, boxer, beagle, chow chow, terrier mix rescue (part 2)

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“The got a lot of healthy dogs from a kill shelter in Kentucky.

I started following their website to see when they got new dogs.

I put in an application after I saw Willow’s picture, and was approved right away.

I met her for the first time when I picked her up from the shelter.”

 

Murphy, the bluetick coonhound/border collie mix rescue from a kill shelter (part 3)

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“Murphy helps me to relax.

I found a lump in my breast and felt instantly afraid, without any instant resolution.

I had two weeks of living in fear, but Murphy helped take my mind off of what was happening with me.

Murphy also makes me laugh.

He is still a puppy so he’s very clumsy and friendly.

He loves little kids and likes to lick their hands and faces.  I think he genuinely wants to make them smile.

He is not a food or treat driven dog.

Getting love and affection is motivation for Murphy.”

Murphy, the bluetick coonhound/border collie mix rescue from a kill shelter (part 2)

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” Two things have happened since I’ve had Murphy.

My father is much older and suffers from a neurological disorder and he got very sick.

It was very scary.

When I would cry, Murphy would come right up to me and snuggle.

He really got me out of my head.

He initiated walks outside and it was great to have something that depended on me, so I couldn’t give in to my feelings of isolation.

He is insistent on staying in the moment, so I can’t linger on anything too long.”

Murphy, the bluetick coonhound/border collie mix rescue from a kill shelter (part 1)

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“I had been looking for a dog for about six months with various rescue groups.

I tried fostering, but hadn’t found the right fit.

Then I started talking  with a rescue group called Social Tee’s.

They specialize in rescuing dogs from high kill shelters.

They had a large adoption event in Chelsea, in December.

I went without a specific dog in mind, and Murphy was the second dog I met.

As soon as we locked eyes we recognized something in each other.

It’s hard to describe, but it felt like we’d known each other forever.

It’s a great feeling.”

Vivi, the terrier, chow, greyhound, chihuahua, sharpei, mix from Puerto Rico (part 2)

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“We didn’t find what we were looking for in a New York shelter, so we went to Pet Finder to expand our search.

We found a five month old Labrador mix at Stray From the Heart, a New York City rescue group.

I filled out the paper work, organized a home ivies and it turned out that Vivi was still in Puerto Rico.

She hadn’t been transported to New York, yet.

I picked up Vivi from JFK airport three weeks later.

She was so scared that she didn’t pee for the first fifteen hours that we had her.”

Vivi, the terrier, chow, greyhound, chihuahua, sharpei mix from Puerto Rico (part 1)

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“After living in New York City for two years, my family felt settled.

Our kids were six and eight at the time, and were begging us for a dog.

We started looking at rescue dogs.

We looked at the ASPCA first, and then the CACC, but we didn’t find an appropriate dog at either place.

We wanted a young dog, but not a puppy, between thirty and forty pounds because of apartment living.

At that point we thought it would be ideal to get a Labrador Retriever mix, because labs are considered family friendly.”