Marley is a yellow Lab, about 4 years old and very well-trained! Three weeks after her owner, Jennifer, got her, Marley had two really bad seizures. They kept her calm until they got her to the emergency vet where she stayed overnight.
Jennifer recalls, "Marley cried as we left. There was no doubt, we would do anything for her. We picked her up the next day with her meds. She has not had (a seizure) since. She is a loving dog and we would jump over the moon for her. She loves to run play in the backyard. She is a pampered girl: nails, baths, and sleeps on a king bed. Marley is a joy and so happy we found her that November night!"
I adopted Sable just over a year ago now... just wanted to give a quick update on her. She has become my best friend and has truly stolen everyone's heart! We have had a few minor problems, we had to have part of her tail amputated and just recently had 3 masses removed from her mammary glands (biopsy was negative) yay!! Otherwise, she still loves to swim and play with all the toys we have for them. I honestly can't thank you guys enough for all you do for these dogs. She will be with me forever and always! Attached are couple recent pictures of her! Thanks again, Brandy Jowers
Becky Cole wanted to share her adoption stories with us! "In the fall of 2000, we adopted a Golden mix named Ruper (first pic) from SPCA Cincinnati Northside. He was so sweet and loved playing with the kids, always having to be part of their games. He would beg to go outside so he could howl off-key at the police and weather sirens. In Dec 2009, we adopted a Shar Pei mix named Sadie (second pic) from Sharonville. She saw us and started wiggling and whining to be petted. She picked us out, no doubt. Ruper loved having a pal to wrestle and chase, even though he was about 10 by then. Sadly we had to put Ruper down in Jan 2012, due to bone cancer. It was a sad time but Sadie was a great comfort. She is so sweet and full of personality, making us laugh a lot with her silly antics. She loves to snooze on the couch with her family, be brushed and petted."
Rachele Walter shares with us, "On April 28, 2003, I adopted a puppy listed as a German Shepherd mix from your (Northside) shelter. I can't remember the name or number he had with you guys, but I wanted you to know that he just celebrated his 10th (observed) birthday, and is doing well. His name is Brodie and he is the most perfect dog ever. We live 3 blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, and though he is terrified the water is going to eat him, he does love to sit in the sand and chase (walk toward) seagulls. He is the laziest thing in the world, and he is perfect for me. I just wanted you to know, 10 years (and 90 lbs) later, one of your rescues is living life to the fullest in Atlantic City, NJ. We've been all over the country together, and nearly moved to Australia, but they wouldn't pay relocation fees and I wouldn't leave my baby behind."
Kristene Wilson adopted Paco and had this to say about the dog they adopted at the "My Furry Valentine" adoption event a couple weekends ago: "We are luvin' on the cute little fox terrier we adopted at the furry valentine event today.. we named him Paco. Paco is a great companion.
No problems so far..he was potty trained and responds to a few commands like stay and no. He even seems to know his name already. He seems used to holding his paws up to wipe them off after being outside. He is very patient... stands and lets you put a coat on him when it is cold outside."
James and Dorothy Dornbusch had lost their beloved female German Shepherd of 12 years to cancer in October 2011 and were really undecided about getting another German Shepherd dog. It wasn't long, though, before they heard about some German Shepherds at SPCA Cincinnati. They visited SPCA Cincinnati Sharonville on November 1st, 2011, originally looking for a female until they met dog #740, a male German Shepherd who melted their hearts. An hour later, they were taking their new furry family member to their house and named him Bronson. He is their 11th German Shepherd dog in 37 years!
When they first adopted Bronson, he would not come up or go down any steps. After a few weeks, they finally got him to come up the steps with treats on every step. Since they adopted him, he has grown taller and put on some weight. He also received professional training in September 2012 and he did very well.
James and Dorothy had this to say about their experience: "To anyone who reads this, I suggest to adopt a dog from the SPCA Cincinnati... Save a life from a shelter. We wouldn't give him up for the world."
Pictures and a note from Melanie Frew and her family, from Madeira:
"My family adopted our first pet, Lucy, a year-old German Shepherd/Chow Chow mix, from the SPCA last April. Our daughters had been requesting a dog for years. We thought it would be too much work given our work schedules, household responsibilities and four children. Also I was hesitant to "take the plunge" since I never had a pet as a child, and my husband was too young to remember his family dog.
However, when our third daughter left for college a year and a half ago, my youngest daughter and I started visiting pet stores and shelters. I thought a dog would provide good companionship for my daughter, now 14, who went from having three sisters at home to none, in four years. I had it in mind to find a medium-sized dog, with minimal shedding and medium energy levels. My daughter mainly wanted a dog that looks like a wolf.
It is extremely difficult to find a wolf-like dog that doesn't shed, and I would like to tell you we were successful, but that wouldn't be true. However, we did find a medium-sized (40 lbs.) dog, with medium energy levels and a wolf/fox look about her. After a year of searching, we fell in love with Lucy at first sight. She is very friendly, social, and generous in affection and loyalty. We enrolled her in obedience classes at the SPCA last summer, and now I especially enjoy taking her on a daily walk through the neighborhood. In summary, my family is enjoying the experience of owning a dog, and would highly recommend adoption to any other family that is thinking about getting a pet for the first time. Thanks SPCA!
P.S. The picture of canoeing was taken this summer at Morgan's Canoe Livery. L-R: My husband Pat, daughters Hilary and Cassidy, Lucy, and myself.
Tawyne was found as a stray outside of a senior citizen center when she came to SPCA Cincinnati in November. Tawyne is about 4yrs old and is a super sweet girl, who loves attention and affection. On Thursday, our staff was photographing this lovely cat when the St. Katton Family came in and fell in love with her. Mr. St. Katton and his sons decided to adopt her! They were so happy to find a new cat to come to their home after losing their 14-year old feline just weeks before. Tawnye is now loved by this kind, generous family. Our photographer was only too happy to find another cat to showcase. Be sure to visit our home page to see featured animals several times weekly.
Enjoying an afternoon walk in Burnet Woods Lucy & friend, Neal on Ludlow Ave.
Swimming in a pond! Lucy & Rea (dog) on vacation in South Carolina
Lucy, Alex, and Lizzzy (Lucy's "cousin")!
Alyssa and Alex adopted Lucy (formerly Tasha) from us in April 2012. They were able to quickly solve some minor issues with potty training and separation anxiety. Lucy spends much of her time laying on her favorite bean bag chair or befriending our 4 year old cat, Jambalaya.
On Halloween 1998, we visited the SPCA Cincinnati shelter to see if we could find a new kitten. We couldn't decide between two Maine Coon mix breeds -- who we named Oscar and Felix -- so we brought them both home! The SPCA staff was superb. They us gave great advice and made everything easy.
14 years later, Oscar has survived the loss of his brother Felix, our move to a condo, and the transition to "indoor cat." Today he greets us home every weekday and keeps our feet warm in the evenings. He remains an inseparable part of our little family. Special kudos to our family vet, Dr. Paul Brinker and his terrific staff in Delhi, who have helped us keep Oscar happy and healthy all these years.
Our decision to visit the SPCA was one of the best we ever made! Thank you!
Peggy & Tom Sandman, Cincinnati
Happy Holidays, everybody! Here is a picture of me (Marty Brennaman) and my wife Amanda as we are safely transporting our new cat, Baby home! We adopted him at SPCA Cincinnati's Sharonville Shelter. Whether you've adopted an animal from us or have supported our cause another way, we thank you for saving a life. When you're considering giving this holiday, keep SPCA Cincinnati in mind!
Thanks to Marty and Amanda, another life is saved!
If Baby could talk, he would thank you too! And he would also remind you that he still has lots of friends at SPCA Cincinnati waiting to come home for the Holidays. So stop by soon and Adopt, Volunteer, or Donate! Our animals need you.