Almost Home Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

9140C Pennsauken Highway
Pennsauken, NJ 08109
Phone: (856) 663-3058
almosthomeshelter@comcast.net 

 

*Making Dreams Come True.... One Adoption At A Time*

 

This is our Happy Tails Page. Whenever we have successful adoptions, we ask the new families to e-mail us with updates. Please take a moment to read the Happy endings of a few of our orphans. 

 

Rita

Hello Donna, Nancy, Nicole and others,

Just a note to tell you Rita is doing great. She took to us immediately and seems very happy. She is so smart and surprises us a couple times a day. She knows when she needs to go potty (only two accidents), my oldest rewards her with a treat only after she sits and gives her paw, and also loves to play fetch inside. She is a VERY loving little girl and we are very glad to have her. Thanks for all that you do!

Update: We just wanted to give you an update on Rita. She loves her new home and is adjusting well. She had her first vet appointment, her vet is Old Marple Veterinary Hosp., Dr. Catherine Tannert. She did really well. They did a DAPPD-Series, Lyme Vaccine, KCV Intranasal Annual Booster and nail trim. The Doc says she is very well tempered. We love having her here and are so happy to be her family thanks to you. We will send you updates and pic soon. Keep up your great work.

P..S.-Rita says she misses all of you!!!!!!!

 

                

       

 

Rosie (now known as Kila)

Hello all,
 
Just wanted to give you and update on Rosie.  Her new name is Kila, which is Scottish for lovely, which she fits to a tee.  She's absolutely wonderful!  She's comepletely potty-trained, walks well (except when she sees other animals that she feels need to play with her), extremely lovable, and the best friend anyone could ask for.  She sleeps with us every night, under the covers!  She likes to be right up next to us.  Kila has an endless amount of energy to play, but knows when it's quite time and likes to lay on her bed on her own accord.
 
I wish I knew more about her history, because someone obviously took care of her and took the time to train her.  The only problem we have so far is with the cats.  She just wants to sniff them and get to know them, but they run away from her and she thinks they're playing and chases them.  The cats are slowly getting more curious and are not running away, so she just looks at them to see what they're gonna do.
 
I've included some pics to show you what a vicious pitbull she is.  We're very scared of her ;-)  Thanks again for choosing us as her new parents.  We truly are the lucky ones in this endeavor.
 
Brian, Lauren, and Kila


 

Nina

Dear Almost Home Family, 

Dana told me you called to ask about me last week, and says she wants to bring me to visit you on Saturday! (wag wag smile smile) 

I love my new home, but miss all the love I got from you guys, and of course I miss all my boyfriends- so I used my puppy-dog eyes to convince her to bring me for a visit. She wants to know if 1-1:30 this Satuday would be a good time for us to come? I want to say hello to as many of people as I can! I'm so excited, I have to go chase my tail now. Let us know if that's a good time to come. 

snuffles and kisses, Nina

 

                

       

 

Carter

Hello everyone!
 
I wanted to give you an update on how Carter has been doing with me in his new home.  It's been a little over a month now and he has been doing wonderful!  He settled right in and has made my home his home as well.  And even though I was dead set against him being on the bed, he cuddles up beside me each and every night where he doesn't move until morning!  We take an hour long walk twice a day to make sure he gets his energy out and we play even more.  With the help of Steve's training, Carter is becoming a very well behaved dog whom everyone (animal and man alike) loves. 
 
Thank you so much for everything!

Jess

 

Pete

Dear Ms. Donna and others at Almost Home,
 
Thank you so much for letting us adopt Pete.  We are having so much fun with him.  After 10 minutes home, we knew he was the perfect addition to our family.  He loves to be around us no matter where we are and loves to give us kisses.  He is a terrific dog.
 
Zachery (our son) and Pete are best buds.  They take short walks, play and watch TV together.  Pete's hip is healing very well. We can tell because Pete is getting spunkier!!
 
We'll send you pictures soon. 
 
We love Pete.  He feels like he's been part of our family for years.  Thanks again.
The Kincaids

 

 

                

       

Ollie

We adopted Ollie on July 6th and he has been an absolute pleasure!!!  He is getting along GREAT with our other two labs, however, they never sit still long enough for us to get a picture of them all together.  He loves to do everything!  He is such a great boy and he loves to swim.  We had no idea if he knew how, but obviously did because he followed our other guys right in.  He plays tug of war, chase with our lab "Fat Boy" and loves to retrieve.  He is an expert at hanging his head out of the window on car rides as well as hanging out wherever we are.  He has taken to assisting the other guys with squirrel chasing. He also likes his lounge time to include having his belly rubbed.  We could not ask for a better dog and addition to our family.  Thank you for making that possible!

 

Kodiak

Just wanted to give you a quick update on Kody.  He is doing better every day and last night was actually smiling!!  Kody is a dear dog and his intelligence is remarkable.  He is bonding more every day with me and last night while I was sitting on the kitchen floor, he even came over, lay down next to me, put his paw on my leg and his head on my lap.  What a love!!!
 
The pack is getting better although my other two rescues are still vocal at times and I have to lecture them!   And they know what I'm talking about because they quiet down, look at him and then look at me. Well, gotta go.  Have a good weekend.  You guys do awesome work.
 
Regards,
 
Judy  ( and a very grateful Kody!!)  WOOF!!
 
P.S.  Dogs rule!! 

 

 

                

       

Vinny

Just wanted to update you everyone there about Vinnie ........ yes, we kept the name, we think it fits.  He is such a great dog, loves everyone, but is very protective of us.  He loves his toys (he goes through about 2 or 3 a week), he has this thing about squeaky toys, he won't give up until the squeaky is completely torn out of the toy.................at least he doesn't eat the fluff.  He will only sleep in the bed with us and when we're not there is perched in the bay window like a cat........he is so cute!!!  Some pictures of Vinnie below just hanging out in the yard.
Thanks, Kim & Al Wolf

 

Casey (in foster care thru a rescue)

Just wanted to touch base and let you know how Casey is doing in foster care . He is doing very well. He loves children and is getting along good with the other dogs he meets. He has been recently groomed and will be heading to the vet in a few days for a hw, erlichia, lyme test and to have his stitches removed that he still has in from his neuter back in May . This is a completely different dog then the shy one you remember . Although he still barks at men each time gets shorter and shorter  and will in no time be ready for a new family . I'm just sorry that for whatever reason other rescues did not take the time to meet him and give him a chance. 

 

                

       

Little Mike/Chio (now Zack)

Hello,
 
We just wanted to update you on "Little Mike"/"Chio"!  We re-named him Zack and he is getting along quite well with his sister Zoe.  They played a little rough in the beginning and still get wacky in the morning and after-dinner!  They wear each other out and then they take a nap together. He's working on his potty training and he likes to run around his big yard, chew his puppy nylabone and eat peanut butter from his puppy kong!  We will send you more pictures as he grows, thanks for rescuing him and loving him so much!
Jess, Dan, Zoe and Zack

 

Mufasa

Hi, This is a Mufasa update. He spent Monday night snoring on a couch, after a long walk, and 2 hrs. of backyard play w/ my neighbor's 2yr. old high-energy mix. He and my girl mastiff, Nana (also a rescue), have been ok so far, but she does let him know when he invades her personal space. This is normal when sorting out top dog issues. No fighting, just horrible-sounding growls from her letting him know when he is too near her "territory". They are in an adjustment period, and it seems to be going exactly as I expected. Our 2 cats walked right up to him and said hi, and he didn't give either one a second glance. One even laid right beside him as if she knew him forever. His very own dog bed is a twin mattress w/ the blanket I brought for his ride home, which he claimed as his own  immediately. When we're not home to supervise, we plan to give him the kitchen and two inside porches secured by a gate tall end secure enough so he and Nana can see, smell and hear each other safely when not supervised. When we are home, he and she have free run of the house. He has a vet appt. on Tues.23 for rabies, heartworm, and physical. He lets me rub his ears w/a towel, and I'm working slowly towards cleaning them. My neighbor calls him "Puppy", since he acts like one. Sorry this is so long, but I appreciate all of you for caring so much. I will send you pics in the mail in the next week or 2 so you can see how your concern and care paid off for this young-at-heart 8yr. old giant.  Thanks to all of you for taking great care of this sweet boy!!! 

Sincerely, Annette, Bill, "Puppy", Nana, and the cats.

 

                

       

Jules (aka Kali)

HI, MY NAME IS ANGELA AND I CAME TO THE SHELTER AND TOOK HOMES JULES 2 WEEKS AGO. WE RENAMED HER KALI AND SO FAR THE NAME SEEMS TO STICK. SHE IS LOVING LIFE HERE IN PHILADELPHIA SO FAR. SHE GET ALONG GREAT WITH MY YELLOW LAB AND MADE HERSELF AT HOME RIGHT AWAY. SHE IS SO SWEET AND LOVABLE, GIVES EVERYONE SHE MEETS TONS OF KISSES. HER AND HER NEW BROTHER PLAY CONSTANTLY AND SHE'S MADE SOME FRIENDS WITH OTHER DOGS AS WELL. I THINK SHE'S PRETTY HAPPY HAVING A NEW LOVING HOME AND A BIG BED TO SLEEP IN...WHAT DO YOU THINK? HOPE YOU LIKE THE PICTURES!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BRINGING HER INTO OUR LIVES. WE ALL LOVE HER SO MUCH.

 

Update 6-29-06: here's an update on jules.  she's been doing great here with us.  our other dog boomer is really adjusting to her and they love to play together.  we started training her and she picked it up right away. we start with our professional trainer soon so she'll get even more freedom when we take her out to the parks and fields.  nothing to worry about, she is being taken care of very well. you guys do great work at the shelter and help so many animals.  my husband and i are glad you were there.

Koo-Koo (aka Cooper)

Just wanted to let you know that Cooper has made himself quite at home...He eats very well and with the exception of Charly, he gets along with all the animals...Charly's nose is out of joints because of another "baby" in the family...but he'll survive... Cooper is very attached to his "Mommy"...Carrie enjoys playing with toys with Cooper...We found out that Cooper loves to play soccer...Carrie squeals with delight at that...Smart little guy... He sleeps cuddle close with "Mommy" in bed and knows that he has a forever home... I am so glad that Corky sent him to us...Corky knew we needed another to love... Glenn, Carrie and I can't thank you enough for all you did to help us take Cooper home....
God Bless...
Wendy

 

                     

       

            

 

Pearl

Hi guys!
 
Sorry it has taken me so long to get my happy tails story to you.  I just wanted to let you all know that Pearly Girl is doing great with us.  She gets along with everyone, and everyone loves her (even my husband who was very skeptical about getting a pit bull).  She is a daddy's girl and they take naps together all the time.  Pearly snores very loud, and she likes to sleep with her face right next to yours, she's almost like a person!  She seems to have nightmares every time she sleeps... and I often wonder how badly she was treated before she was picked up by you guys.  She is very timid with new people and she knows when she is doing something wrong because she has "guilt" written all over her face.  Pearl and Jazzy play all day long, all night long... they pretty much play non stop all day every day.  Pearl does NOT like to take a bath, but she sure loves to get dirty.  It takes about three of us to chase her into the bathroom, and she still manages to find a way around us.  She really is a great dog with a really great personality and I'm hoping that she will continue to make people realize that not all pitbulls are bad dogs.  She really, really is a sweetheart.  I have attached a couple pictures, but I found it very difficult to get her to sit still while I took a good one of her and Jazmin.  When I get some better ones I will be sure to send them!  Thanks a lot guys for letting us take Pearl into our lives.  We don't know what we'd do without her!
 
Love,
Tracey, Jordan, Kyler, Jazmin and especially, Pearl :)

Duke (aka Simon)

Hi there! Just wanted to pop in and say hi! As much as I loved everyone at the Almost Home Animal Shelter, I must say, I love living with my new mommy and my 'brothers' Petey and Bo more! (Petey is the big guy and Bo is the hairy one) We go for walks all of the time and have lots of fun! I hope all of my friends at the shelter find homes soon! Thanks again for letting me go home with my new mommy. I love her! I have to go to bed now, before mommy catches me on the computer!

Much Love and Puppy Kisses,

Simon 

 

     

       

            

Arthur

I just wanted to let you know that I am adjusting very well and I love my big brother Salvatore. He licks my face and plays with me all the time. He even lets me drink from the same bowl while he is drinking. Mommy and Daddy let me sleep on the couch and their bed in the morning. I have my own bed to sleep in at night but I like theirs better. Yesterday we went to the beach and Salvatore was playing in the waves and swimming. I didn't feel like swimming but I love to play in the sand. I went to the doctor yesterday and she said that I am very healthy little boy I just need to gain some weight because I only weight 59 lbs.

I have to go now but I wanted to say thank you for picking my new Mommy and Daddy they love my very much and I am very happy.
 
I attached some pictures that my Daddy took of me on the couch.
 
Lots of licks!!
 
Arthur
 

Foxy (aka Jassi)

Hi-I thought you might like to see Jassi in her new home. She has settled in nicely. I think she is very happy. I know that we all are. There are a couple of pictures of Maura reading a book to Jassi. She reads her a bedtime story every night. Thank you for all you did for us. You have made our family complete.

Sincerely,
John, Katie, Maura, John, & Jassi Power

 

     

       

           

Angel

Here are some of photos of Angel in her new home. We absolutely love her to pieces....she's such a total sweetheart, as you already know. She is doing wonderfully....constantly with me wherever I go, absolutely my shadow. When I pick up her sweatshirt or her leash, she comes over and jumps onto me with wet kisses. She knows it's either a ride in the car or a walk thru the park. She also gets along famously with my little 3lb. dwarf rabbit. They sleep during the day, fur to fur...and are always licking/kissing each other. I have to get that on video....because it's too cute. I also found out that Angel LOVES peanut butter, so its going to be VERY easy to get her heartworm pills right down....a BIG plus!!!
I will definitely be coming down with Angel to visit and bringing a bed. As you will see in the photos, she absolutely LOVES her bed from AlmostHome...so THANK YOU again for that!!!
Also, THANK YOU once again and again for ANGEL......she was definitely sent from heaven!!! We love her!!!! See you soon.
Karen and Angel
 

Pierre

Dear Almost Home Animal Shelter,
 
We are so in love.  Pierre could not be a nicer dog.  He's already acclimated...so far, NO ACCIDENTS!  First, he met my partner at work~he liked her bunches, but didn't want me out of his sight, then he met all my neighbors and their dogs~complete harmony...three of my friends came over~completely socially adjusted.  He ate well.  My friends brought him presents and he accepted them with delight.  He seems to favor me, but goes to everyone in my household willingly. 
 THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH FOR DOING WHAT YOU DO AND FOR TRUSTING US TO RESCUE ONE OF YOUR FAMILY!
Will Keep in Touch,
The Andrae Family :)

 

     

      

           

Bonnie

Bonnie is a terrific cat. She hasn't stopped purring since she got here. She's being slowly introduced to the other cats and dogs and so far no one has hissed or barked!  I think they all think she is my former cat! She loves my daughter and sleeps with her every night.

 

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We look forward to assisting you on your journey to
finding the right pet for your home. We hope to see you soon.

Almost Home Animal Shelter 
9140C Pennsauken Highway
Pennsauken, NJ 08109
Phone: (856) 663-3058
E-mail:  almosthomeshelter@comcast.net 

 

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