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Silka, the black lab mix rescue from the Westchester Humane Society (daughter said, part 4)

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“I walk her more now because I am out of school.

I knew having a dog was going to be a lot of work, responsibility and fun.

It has been exciting because I see a new side to Silka every day.

I am watching her shed her puppy ways and grow into an adult dog.

It’s hard to put into words why I love her so much, but I feel very connected to her.”

Silka, the black lab mix rescue from the Westchester Humane Society (daughter said, part 2)

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“It was love at first sight from the photograph.

We drove up to the shelter the next day to meet her.

We were offered a room where people meet and play with potential puppies and dogs to adopt.

When we first met her and her siblings, they all jumped at us.

We were torn between Silka and one other, but my mother suggested we go with our first instinct and the reason we were there in the first place.”

Silka, the black lab mix rescue from the Humane Society (daughter said, part 1)

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“”I’ve always wanted a dog and finally my parents said, we are going to get a dog.

I am 15 and I live at home.

My family adopted her from the Westchester Humane Society.

We were looking at dogs on their website and a photo of Silka popped up.

The angle of the photo made her look slender and very unique.

We had a picture in our minds of what we wanted our dog to look like and she fit the bill.”

Ike, the Rescue Boxer, Chow, Collie, Labrador, Hound, mix (he said, part 1)

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“My daughter was the reason we got Ike.

I thought she shouldn’t grow up without a dog.

We met Ike on the street and that put the wheel in motion.  We were just walking to dinner and encountered him.  He was very friendly and his foster dad said, he was up for adoption.

I had to come to grips with my reasons for not getting a dog.

Primarily, I thought the city is not a place for a big dog, and I only wanted a big dog.

Also, we travel a lot, I didn’t want to pick up poop, and I just didn’t want another responsibility.

But that was only partially the reason, the other being that I hadn’t gotten over the loss of my last dog.”

Ike, the rescue Boxer, Chow, Collie, Labrador, Hound mix (part 3, she said)

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“Caring for Ike gets me out of the house and meeting new people.

I can be a bit of an introvert, and Ike has gotten me out of my shell, so to speak.

He’s also a great companion.

We go on hikes in Montauk on a weekly basis.

We both get a little depressed on Monday, when it’s time to come back to the city.”

Ike, the Rescue Boxer, Chow, Collie, Labrador, Hound mix (part 2, she said)

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“Ike, along with his entire litter of siblings was rescued by a group called Social Tees.

The foster people were attached already, but couldn’t keep him.

They were working 10-12 hours a day.

They watch Ike when we go out of town, sometimes.

Ike has changed my life, as a stay at home mom with a tweenage daughter.

He has given me a new purpose.”

Ike, the rescue Boxer, Chow, Collie, Lab and Hound mix (part 1, she said)

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“Our daughter had been asking for a dog for ten years and my husband was adamantly against having a dog in the city.

Then one day he said, yes.

During a frigid winter two years ago, we decided we would wait until May, but two weeks into March we saw this beautiful dog being walking in Tribeca.

We thought, this is the kind of dog we would like someday, only to find out that he was being fostered and available for adoption.

Two days later, Ike was ours.”