"Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made." - Roger Caras

Former waif Biggie, now known as Scooter visits our PETCO adoption day with his new family Michael, Sandy and Andrea.

An update on our former waif Zeus from volunteer Bruce Campbell.

I took Zeus in as a foster dog in November 2008. By March 1st I adopted him. He was 4 1/2 years old when I got him. He has been to all kinds of events since that time. He is PETCO's unofficial greeter at Pluto Adoption Days, Staten Island Region Antique Automobile Club of America mascot and a fixture at Seguine Park on weekends. He has been to numerous car shows over the years. (That's him with his 66 Mercury) He lets me drive it. People take more pics of him than the car. (None of me) Zeus recently celebrated his 10th birthday!

Buddy (aka Miller) is sending all his love to all his friends at P.L.U.T.O....it is going to be 2 years on March 17th that we adopted the best dog ever....we thank all of u for that...We would loved to have come by today but our poor Buddy got very sick a few months ago....he has GME...it is encephalitis of the brain...they do not give him a good prognosis but we r praying he is going to be our miracle dog...but because of this he cannot be near other dogs but we wanted to thank u for the best 2 years & hopefully many more...Buddy is a fighter & so are we...u guys r all the best! - Gail Scocco McDonald

 

                                    

Just wanted to thank you for adopting Jada out to us last May...as we celebrate her birthday today we are so blessed to have her in our world. She is a gem, hard to believe ANYONE ever gave her up. So gentle and loving...you guys do such amazing work in your rescue. - Allison and Anthony  Everts

 

Evie and Pierre have been adopted!!!

In our care since August 2013, precious Poms Evie (L) and Pierre (R) have a new home with Tracy and Mary. Special thanks to our volunteer Leslie for fostering them.

 

Barrow has been adopted!!!

Evan has been adopted!!!

Our former waif Evan returns for a visit at our PETCO adoption day.

Minnnie and Sammy Have Been Adopted!!!

Just a note to tell you how happy we are with the dogs we adopted from PLUTO on Sept. 1, 2013. Minnie and Sammy are doing well and have adopted us as their own. We have Minnie's allergies under control. Here are some pictures. 

Sincerely, 
Leslie And Frank Barto

Haley and Hannah Have Been Adopted!!!

Dog: Pomeranian
Size: Small
Age: Adult
Sex: Female

Our adorbale Poms Haley & Hannah have found their guardian angel!!

 

Brighton "Mamma" now known as Nala Has Been Adopted!!!

Dog: Pitbull Terrier
Size: Large
Age: Adult
Sex: Female

A P.L.U.T.O. waif for 17 months Mamma, now know as Nala has a wonderful home with Tammy!

 

Princess Has Been Adopted!!!

Dog: Miniature Poodle
Size: Small
Age: Adult
Sex: Female

 

Nala Has Been Adopted!!!

Dog:   White Boxer
Size: Large
Age: Adult
Sex: Female

 

Deegan Has Been Adopted!!!

Dog:  Kerry Blue Terrier
Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Sex: Male

 

Just wanted to update you on Deegan. He is fabulous! We couldn't love him more. I included a "before" picture since he is barely recognizable with his curls.  Thanks a million for letting him adopt us!

 

Wally Has Been Adopted!!!

Dog:  Shih Tzu
Size: Small
Age: Young
Sex: Male

 

Hey Lisa,

 

Myself, Al & my Mom & Dad want to thank you so much for Wally. We love him him so much and he has brought so much joy to our family. What you guys do for animals are such a blessing. There are just no words for it. Thanks again, we are so happy and so is he.

 

Ann Marie Giusti

 

 

Gary Has Been Adopted!!!

Dog: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix
Size: Small
Age: Young
Sex: Male

Hi Lisa,

Thank you Lisa for Gary! It is like he has been part of our family all along yet today marks his first week in his new home!!

 

Nina Lupo

 

 

 

Dusty Has Been Adopted!!!

Dog: Pomeranian mix
Size: Small
Age: Adult
Sex: Male

Hi Lisa,

I just wanted to let you know that Dusty is doing fabulous! Me, Bill and Annalisa are in love with this little guy. He has brought so much happiness to our world !! Our friends think were nuts because we talk about him all the time ... who cares what they think LOL sending you a picture so you can see him...JUST GOT GROOMED !!! Thank you again for the pleasure of adopting our boy!! Oh just one more thing Noriko is the best foster parent on the planet !! 

 

Thank You from the Rivera's 

 

Nelson Has Been Adopted!!!

Dog: Pekingese
Size: Small
Age: Adult
Sex: Male

Hi Lisa/Leslie/Pluto Rescue:

I just wanted you to know Nelson is doing great!  He adjusted to our home right
away. He is having the time of his life running around the house, yard and
playing with his new brother and sisters.  What a sweet little dog.  I am so
happy we were able to adopt him and give him a loving home. He is a pleasure to
have!

Wags and Sloppy Licks from Nelson.

Thanks again!

Roe Passarelli
Come and visit us anytime!

 

Foxy Has Been Adopted!!!

Dog: Pomeranian
Size: Small
Age: Adult
Sex: Male

P.L.U.T.O. Rescue volunteers Jo Ann and Tony Raimondi nursed Foxy back to health and gave him a good home.

 

Angel , A.K.A. Morty Has Been Adopted!!!

Dog: Poodle
Size: Small
Age: Adult
Sex: Male

Former P.L.U.T.O. waif Angel (L) now know as Morty with his new pal Sylvia (R)  

 

Ebbitt A.K.A. Ebony Has Been Adopted!!!

Cat: Domestic Medium Hair Black
Size: Small
Age: Baby
Sex: Female

Hi Jo Jo,

 

Ebbitt , Ebony is fine. She eats like a truck driver and poops a  lot , lol.

She sometimes growls at Luke our other cat but all in all their relationship seems to be more of curiosity about each other .

She is darling and has laid claim to several choice spots. She is also quite feisty not as timid as we all thought.

What a beauty so dainty and graceful. We are all very much in love with her.

 

Best regards,

 

Nancy

 

Chloe's first Christmas!


Former P.L.U.T.O. waif Jackie now known as Chloe celebrates her first Christmas!

 

Pancho Has Been Adopted!!!

Dog: Chihuahua
Size: Small
Age: Adult
Sex: Male

Phyllis and Steven Hershkowitz (center) with former P.L.U.T.O. waif Kevin (left) welcome Pancho (right) to their family. They are joined by P.L.U.T.O. volunteers Debbie Thatcher (left) who provided the foster care and Marcia Shey (right) who initiated the rescue   .

 

Lewis Has Been Adopted!!!

Dog:  Boxer
Size: Large
Age: Adult
Sex: Male

Jay & Kristine Druzsba adopt Lewis, one of 3 boxer brothers affected by Hurricane Sandy.

 

Our former waifs Missy and Tina spend their first Christmas together!

 

Bobbi Has Been Adopted!!!

Cat: Domestic Short Hair
Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Sex: Male

Adopted by P.L.U.T.O. Rescue volunteer JoJo Decker, Bobbi looks right at home!

 

Kiki Has Been Adopted!!!

Dog: Maltese, poodle, bichon mix
Size: Small
Age: Baby
Sex: Female

P.L.U.T.O. Rescue volunteer Ryan Mahoney is reunited with KiKi a member of our puppy litter. Ryan's family fostered the pups until they were ready for aadoption. 

 

Taco Has Been Adopted!!!

Dog: Chihuahua
Size: Small
Age: Adult
Sex: Male

P.L.U.T.O. Rescue volunteer Joy Azrolan adopts Taco!! 

 

Minnie Has Been Adopted!!!

Dog: Jack Russell Terrier mix
Size: Small
Age: Adult
Sex: Female


Hello Lisa and PLUTO,

Back in June my Wife Lauren and I adopted Jack Russell Chihuahua Mix by the name of Chex. Since we have renamed him Jeter, due to being big Yankee Fans, and he has a been a pleasure to have in our home and our lives. This past weekend, we picked up Minnie, also a Jack Russell Mix. Minnie has been phenomenal and has already had a great transition into our home. She has provided Jeter with a new best friend (As seen by the Pictures). I am sure as the days, weeks and years pass by they will continue to bond and have plenty of fun together, hopefully not getting into too much trouble.

You and your organization are fantastic and what you do to help find these pets homes, shows your commitment and love for these wonderful pets who deserve to live a joyful life. We thank you for the opportunity to bring Minnie and Jeter into our home.

Sincerely,

Casey, Lauren, Jeter and Minnie 

 

Brooke & Lynn Have Been Adopted!!!

Cats: Domestic Short Hair Gray & White
Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Sex: Female


After being in our care for a year Brooke (L) and Lynn (R) have been adopted by a wonderful family. Our volunteer "cat ladies" are ecstatic!!

UPDATE ON BROOKE & LYNNE FROM THEIR NEW FAMILY:

 We are all doing well. "The Girls" are newly named Lucy (Lynn) and Susan (Brooke) characters from my girls favorite book The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. They truly are such loves. After an evening of sniffling around the house from top to bottom, both cats decided that our house was a fine place to be and slept in our beds the first night. They sit on our laps, even the children's, while we read or watch T.V. and are always looking to be where the people are. They love to play and Lucy (Lynn) drags her toys up and down the stairs meowing to get the games going. We are all very happy. I will try to send some pictures over the next few days. I hope everyone at PLUTO has a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

 

Louie Has Been Adopted!!!

Dog: Papillon mix
Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Sex: Male


Louie has been adopted after living with his Foster Mom, Noriko (r) for more than 6 months.
 

 

Poochie Has Been Adopted!!!

Dog: Pug
Size: Small
Age: Adult
Sex: Female

 

Damien Has Been Adopted!!!

Dog: Japanese Chin
Size: Small
Age: Adult
Sex: Male

 

Sweetie Has Been Adopted!!!

Dog:  Maltese
Size: Small
Age: Adult
Sex: Female


Foster Mom Rosemary Velez with sons Matt & Joey are joined by Angela who with her husband Tom adopted "Sweetie"

 

Rocky Has Been Adopted!!!

Dog: Beagle / English Bulldog
Size: Medium
Age: Young
Sex: Male

 

 


We've all heard the expressions "things happen for a reason"and "timing is everything" In this "happy tail" both of those apply. During the weekend of August 3, 2012, Jeff and Lana Feldman from Boca Raton Florida were staying at the Staten Island home of P.L.U.T.O. Rescue volunteers, Marcia & Brad Shey for an annual Cousins Reunion. During that time an adorable 8 month old Beagle/English bulldog mix named Rocky was surrendered to P.L.U.T.O. by his owners because they could no longer care for him. P.L.U.T.O. President and Founder Lisa Rooney e-mailed Rocky's photo to Brad Shey for inclusion on the Petfinder website. Brad just happened to show the photo to Jeff and Lana....it was love at first sight!!! They absolutely had to adopt Rocky but there was one small problem..their return flight to Florida was leaving in a few hours. Fortunately there was time for a quick meet and greet with Rocky at the Staten Island Vet Group on the way to the airport but soon it was time to say goodbye. Our mission was to find the best mode of transport available to send Rocky to his new "furever" home in Florida. After some extensive research, United Airlines Pet Safe Program was chosen and Rocky's journey to the Sunshine State began. The The Shey's purchased a pet carrier, made sure Rocky fit comfortably inside, drove him to Newark Airport and it was Bon Voyage!!  The Feldman's were waiting at Ft. Lauderdale airport as Rocky arrived safe and sound. The perfect happy tail ending to this story.

 


As you can see I am very happy here in Florida and really love Mommy's bedspread!

 

Sandy Has Been Adopted!!!

Dog:  Sharpei
Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Sex: Female


P.L.U.T.O. Rescue volunteer Alexandra Colalillo adopts Sandy!!

 

LuLu Has Been Adopted!!!

Cat: Domestic Gray Short Hair
Size: Small
Age: Baby
Sex: Female


P.L.U.T.O. Rescue volunteer Judy Psaltas adopts precious 12 week old kitten LuLu!!

 

Bailey Has Been Adopted!!!

Dog:  Husky
Size: Large
Age: Adult
Sex: Male


Bailey with his new family... Kim and Greg!!

 

Meaty Has Been Adopted!!!

Dog: Cairne Terrier mix
Size: Small
Age: Adult
Sex: Male


Meaty (r) and his new brother Toby!!

 

Cody Has Been Adopted!!!

Dog:  Boxer
Size: Large
Age: Adult
Sex: Male


Cody now a "Jersey Boy" with his new family!! They were definitely meant for each other.

 

Bam Bam & Pebbles Have Been Adopted!!!

Dog: Shih Tzu
Size: Small
Age: Adult
Sex: Male & Female


Lisa and Emma Laub are so proud of their babies...Shih Tzus Bam Bam (R) & Pebbles (L).

 

Bear Has Been Adopted!!!

Dog: Cockapoo
Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Sex: Male


Eileen Fishman (L) welcomes Bear (R) to her wonderful family!

 

Cinnamon Has Been Adopted!!!

Dog: Chihuahua
Size: Small
Age: Adult
Sex: Female


Diane & Bill Martin adopt Cinnamon!

 

Hitch Has Been Adopted!!!

Dog: Jack Russell Terrier
Size: Small
Age: Adult
Sex: Male



Dear Lisa,

We adopted Hitch in Nov. 2011.  He is playful, loving, friendly, and very smart.  Here he is with my three granddaughters and sitting on the lap of my son.  He adjusted very quickly and made our home his.  He is just a joy to have and we want to thank you for everything and for letting us adopt him.

 

The Belfield Family

 

Trixie & Madsion Have Been Adopted!!!

Dog:  Chihuahua / Yorkie
Size: Small
Age: Adult
Sex: Female


Precious sisters Trixie & Madison have found their "furever" home!! Our thanks to P.L.U.T.O. Rescue volunteer and foster Mom Leslie Wallace who cared for these babies until adopted. 

 

Suzi Has Been Adopted!!!

Dog: Chihuahua
Size: Small
Age: Adult
Sex: Male

Aside from the fact that she doesn't want to eat ANY dog food, Suzi is doing great. Loves to play with the kids and naps on my lap.  No adjustment problems at all. She's a joy, but thinks she's a person. Love her and promise to take good care of her. She has a play date tomorrow with the dogs upstairs.

Thanks again Lisa..Maureen

 

A GIFT FOR TERRI

Abandoned on Richmond Terrace in Staten Island with a cinder block tied to her collar, our beautiful Shepherd mix Terri had a mammary tumor from not being spayed. She needed surgery to remove the tumor so she could have a normal life in a new forever home.

Update 9/15/10:Terri had the surgery to remove her tumor and it tested positive for adenocarcinoma. Her lymph nodes were negative which is encouraging. Dr. Joanna Nortman from the Staten Island Vet Group who performed the surgery absolutely fell in love with Terri. With Lisa Rooney's blessing Dr. Nortman will adopt Terri and provide the loving forever home she needs. We can't stress enough the importanceof early spay/neuter to avoid these type of medical complications. Click here to read more about the benefits of early spay/neuter. A very special thank you to Vinnie Martinelli for his $50 donation for Terri's surgery.

 

Gary Has Been Adopted!!!
 

Cat:  Domestic Short Hair
Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Sex: Male

 

I am thrilled to tell you that Gary had an awesome time investigating his new home last night! He walked around and around to each room sniffing and resting over and over. He used his litterbox every time and had a nice drink of water. He discovered the big bay window too- Since it was night time, I think he saw more of his reflection than anything else and that fascinated him too! Gary slept with me and was amazed at TV! He watched his first ever movie- Creature From the Black Lagoon and loved it LOL He ate all of his wet food this morning and then took a little nap before investigating all over again! I bet he realizes now that last night wasn't just a dream. He really is home- and there's no place like it. Thank you again for letting Gary come into my heart. He is my love and I'm grateful to share my life with him. I"ll let you know all the new things he discovers. :)

 

Cindy

 

 

Brooke Has Been Adopted!!!
 
Dog: Chihuahua Pharaoh Hound mix
Size: Small
Age: Adult
Sex: Female

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa,

 

 

I've been meaning to write for quite some time. I adopted Brooke last February.  We were her third home.  They say the third is the charm and it really is. Brooke quickly became an important part of the family and my grandson's best pal. She watches over him, cuddles with him when he doesn't feel well and is very loyal to her family. 

She was very nervous when we first got her, but she is getting better every day.  She still barks at every noise but as time goes on and she knows she is loved, she grows calmer. We love her just the way she is and we are very grateful that we have her

Here is a picture of Brooke with my grandson. She has a made a little boy very happy.

 

T

 

 

Bandit Has Been Adopted!!!
 
Dog:  Terrier mix
Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Sex: Male

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa,

 

Here is a picture taken last weekend of Bandit and his new "brother" Goober the cat.  He has really been a wonderful, wonderful little boy.  He loves his long walks and playing ball in the yard.  Everyone stops me and wants to know what kind of dog he is because he is so beautiful.  I just tell him "he is a SPECIAL dog" and that's all that matters!

Bob

 

 

TJ Has Been Adopted!!!
 
Dog:   Pitbull Terrier mix
Size: Large
Age: Adult
Sex: Male

 

 

 

 

 

 

TJ and Niko pay us a return visit at our Adoption Day.

 

 

Tysen Has Been Adopted!!!
 

Cat: Domestic Short Hair Gray & White cat.
Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Sex: Male

 

Hello Everyone,

.

 

I just wanted to send the latest picture of Tysen and say Happy Thanksgiving to you all!  Tysen is really enjoying life :)

Erin

 

 

Mocha Has Been Adopted!!!
 
Dog: Labrador / Boxer mix.
Size: Medium
Age: Baby
Sex: Female

 

 

 

 

Hello Lisa.

 

Here are some pictures of Mocha the pup in her new home . As you can see she is very happy here. Also we would like to thank you again for all your help and also all that you do!


Dominick


 

UPDATE: 7/8/12:

 

Hi Lisa


Here are some updated pictures of Mocha.  We love her very much....Thank you for bringing her into our lives.


Dorothy Villani

 

 

 

Dainty Has Been Adopted!!!
 
Cat: Domestic Short Hair
Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Sex: Female

 

 

Dear Lisa,

 

I am writing you to tell you about Dainty. I first saw Dainty one Saturday when you brought her to Petco and shortly thereafter, I adopted her. We have been together now for several weeks and I would like to tell you she is doing great. She is in good health and is comfortable with her new surroundings. She is a loving cat and I give her plenty of attention. She's a great new addition to the 'family'.

Regards

Mitch

 

Bailey Has Been Adopted!!!
 
Dog:  Anatollian Shepherd
Size: Large
Age: Baby
Sex: Female

 

 

 

Fannie A.K.A. Sophie Has Been Adopted!!!
 
Dog:  Maltipoo
Size: Small
Age: Baby
Sex: Female

 

 

Dear Lisa,

Thank you so much for allowing us to adopt Fannie now known as Sophie.  She is such a joy to our family!  I have attached some photo’s of Sophie.

Our grandchildren Gianna and Michael love her so..as do we.

Wishing all the best to the animals who are still waiting to be adopted!

Warmest regards,


Ellie and Mike Galizia

 

 

Domino Has Been Adopted!!!
 
Cat: Feline Long Hair Domestic
Size: Small
Age: Baby
Sex: Male

 

 

 Congratuations to Christina Luisi and her new baby Domino!!!

 

Belll Has Been Adopted!!!
 
Dog:  Maltipoo
Size: Small
Age: Young
Sex: Female

 

 

 

Belle (L) has a new home and playmate!!! Congratulations Steve Divito and Maryanne!!

 

Bristol Has Been Adopted!!!
 
Dog: Pit Bull Terrier mixl
Size: Large
Age: Young
Sex: Male

 

 


 

Dear Lisa,

Here are some photos of Bristol.  On our deck, resting on a rug, meeting his "dog" cousin, meeting our grandchildren.

Also is a photo of him at Sunday School today - he was the object lesson and got petted alot by the early arrival kids.

He enjoyed himself and got spoiled quickly.

  

   -  Marilyn & Stephen Macdonald

 

Clover Has Been Adopted!!!
 
Dog:  Siberian Husky
Size: Large
Age: Adult
Sex: Male

 

 

 

 

Colby Has Been Adopted!!!
 
Dog: Jack Russell
Size: Small
Age: Adult
Sex: Male

 

 


Our Jack Russell Colby (r) with his new family and girlfriend Suzy Creamcheese!

 

 

Tinkle a.k.a Lola Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog: Maltese
      Size: Small
      Age:  Adult
      Sex:  Female

 

 


Dear Lisa, 

Lola, formerly known as "Tinkle", has adjusted to her new home beautifully.  I can't believe its only been 1 week.  It feels like she has always been a part of our family.  She is the sweetest dog ever.  I think she had some training because she is very obedient and follows simple commands.  She is completely house broken which is an added plus.  This was truly a match made in heaven.  Thank you Lisa.  God Bless You for all you do.  I will suggest pet adoption to anyone who will listen.  
                                     With great apppreciation,


                                                  Karen Gibilaro and Family

 

 

Stitch Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog: Border Collie / Labrador Retriever mix
      Size: Large
      Age:  Adult
      Sex:  Male

 

 

 

 

Sensei Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog: Akita / Chow mix
      Size: Large
      Age:  Adult
      Sex:  Male

 

 

Former P.L.U.T.O. waif Sensei makes a surprise visit at the Bay Ridge 5th Avenue Street Fair greeting Lisa Rooney with a paw shake!! Sensei is now a therapy dog bringing smiles to all.

 

 

Riley Has Been Adopted!!!
 

     Dog: Yorkshire Terrier
      Size: Small
      Age:  Adult
      Sex:  Male

UPDATE:10/31/11

Dear Lisa,

I wanted to write and congratulate you on the awesome write up about you
and PLUTO a few weeks ago in the Sunday Advance.  Your dedication and
love for animals has changed not only the lives of these precious pets
but the lucky people who are blessed with adopting them.

I have attached pictures of Jasmine and Riley.  As you recall, Riley was
the little Yorkie that Leslie was fostering back in February.  Pictures
say a thousand words - he is adjusting wonderfully.

Thank you again for bringing such joy into our lives. Twice!

Best regards,


Joanna Taranto


Riley's foster mom Leslie Wallace (r) with his new furever family at our Adoption Day.


 

 

 


Hi everyone,

My family adopted Simba almost one year ago from P.L.U.T.O and I just wanted to send everyone a picture of him.  He is still a very noisy little boy but he has calmed down alot since we first had him and he absolutely adores playing with our older pomeranian Coco. Thank you again for everything we love him!


Nicole Migliorini
 

 

 

Tara Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog: German Shepherd mix
      Size: Large
      Age:  Adult
      Sex:  Female

 

Hi Lisa,

 I've been meaning to write to let you know how happy Tara is.  I adopted her back in May 2010.  As you can see from the pictures, she is looking good, she is healthy, she loves my Granddaughter Shyanne, and she takes up residence on my couch when she thinks no one is watching.  Lisa, thanks for bringing Tara into my life.  I would love to adopt a second dog but Tara still doesn't get along with other dogs or cats.  So, for now, we will give her all our love, because that's what we get from her.  She is so good when alone at home (except for the couch thing) and never has any accidents nor any destructive behavior.  Tara has adjusted very well.  So, I though you would appreciate hearing that one of your adoptees has done very well.

Thanks again,

Ann Marie 

 


 

 


Sometimes the best gifts don't come wraped in a box with a ribbon. Click here to read a Happy Holiday Tail that will warm your heart.

 

 


Daisy Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog: Dachschund
      Size: Small
      Age:  Adult
      Sex:  Female


Hi Lisa,

It was great to see you and the volunteers at PETCO!  We have had Daisy for about nine months now and she is doing very well.  As you can see from the attached photo, the kids adore her and she adores them too!  How lucky and grateful we are to have her in our family.  Thank you Pluto Rescue!

Love,

The Kennedy Family

 

 

 


Katie A.K.A Lady Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog: Dachschund
      Size: Small
      Age:  Adult
      Sex:  Female


Hello Lisa, it was so nice to see you and all of your wonderful volunteers this past Saturday.  We are so happy that you placed Katie with us as her forever home.  She is such a sweet and loving little girl.  All she wants is to be loved and we are more than happy to oblige!  Her older sister, squonkee, a 13 year old dachshund, has never been more energetic so it has been a win-win for all of us! Merry Christmas to you and to all of the special people at Pluto!! Love, The DiPietro Family


 

Annie Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog: Shih Tzu
      Size: Small
      Age:  Adult
      Sex:  Female

Annie came to us pretty timid and circling a lot due to her caging.   I am so happy to tell you that after only 4 days she has made tremendous improvements. She is not circling as much, my daughter takes her for many walks and she roams around our house freely so I think this has helped with eliminate the caging effect.  She is very sweet and after a few days we see her playing with toys and nibbling so gently on our fingers and she loves to play with Bailey our 5 year old shih tzu.  She actually listens to us better than he does!!  She is such a great addition to our family, even Bella our bunny has taken to her.  Annie is very gentle with our bunny, just patting his face with her paw.  Lisa, you do such a wonderful thing, I can not tell you enough how much I admire what you do for these animals.  I wish I could give them all a home, I am so happy you try to.  

All my best to Lisa and all the volunteers for such a wonderful thing you all do and hoping all the animals find a good home like Annie did.

 
Cheryl Amendolia



Poogie Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog: Poodle
      Size: Large
      Age:  Young
      Sex:  Male

Lil' Man Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog:  Chihuhhua 
      Size: Small
      Age:  Adult
      Sex:  Male
 
 

Hi Lisa,

    Its been 3 years since you found me my forever home. I have the best owners in the world they treat me like I'm a king!! They always give me treats and bellyrubs! I play all day with my brother Julius (he would rather go to Merry Mutts and play) and my sister Chica. I've never been happier or healthier. Just want to say thank you again for finding me my forever home. Your the best! Promise I will come and see you soon!

                              Love, Herbie


         







 
    

Pumpkin A.K.A. "Freshie" Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Cat: Domestic Short Hair
      Size: Medium
      Age:  Young
      Sex:  Male

I adopted Pumpkin on October 16, 2010.  At first I thought he was going to be a shy cat... he was very frightened of my five dogs. After two days he came out of his shell and turned out to be a very happy cat living with me. His new name is Freshie. Freshie loves to bite my fingers, eat my hair, play with my bracelets and proceeded to take a nip out of my neck because he liked the dangling cross. He loves me and I love him.  We have a special bond. Thank you Lisa for letting me adopt this wonderful and funny cat.

Pat Ryan

Lola B Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog: Boston Terrier
      Size: Small
      Age:  Adult
      Sex:  Female

We are so thrilled that our precious Boston Terrier Lola B found her new family when they drove an hour from New Jersey to meet her at PETCO. Lola B has been through so much after losing her injured right eye but now has the perfect furever home. Thanks to P.L.U.T.O. Rescue volunteer Laura Piro (R) who helped Lisa Rooney finalize the adoption.
 

Hello Lisa and Friends.

 

I have attached a few pictures of Lola in her new home with her new family.  She shares her bed with our Pug Lily.  Neither seems too thrilled with the idea, but they tolerate each other.  On the other hand, Lola loves to play in the yard with both Lily and Bella our other Boston.  Her "good" eye doesn't seem too great, and I'm not sure about her hearing, but she is a very happy and playful girl.  And....she's not afraid to stand her ground. My pug thought she was dominant, and now her head is spinning, because she's no longer top Pug. Thanks so much.  We really love having Lola in our home (well, I'm not sure how the cats feel yet).  Martha (our daughter) really loves her and tells everyone about her missing eye.

 

Sincerely,

 

Krista Jo Merget


Skye Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog: Boxer
      Size: Medium
      Age:  Adult
      Sex:  Female

Hi Lisa:

I just wanted to thank you for giving us the opportunity to adopt our baby Billie Joe.  He is one of Hannah's kittens who we adopted when he was just 7 wks old.  He is now a year and a half and is doing fantastic.  He plays all day and likes to sleep in our bed at night.  Billie Joe is just the sweetest and most loving companion anyone could ask for.  He has brought such immeasurable joy into our lives and we love him beyond words!

The DiMare Family

Christine & Frank

Jack A.K.A Jake Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog: Rat Terrier
      Size: Small
      Age:  Young
      Sex:  Male
HUGE thanks to everyone involved that helped make this adoption happen, especially Victoria, Jess, and of course Lisa! Jake (formerly Jack) is acclimating beautifully.    
Lova Boy Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Cat: Tuxedo
      Size: Medium
      Age:  Adult
      Sex:  Male

We recently adopted an older cat, Deacon (formerly Lova Boy), from P.L.U.T.O. As Claudia said, he has been wonderful and is really thriving in his new home. Attached are some pictures -- enjoy, and thank you to P.L.U.T.O for all they do!

Courtney DeNicola

Update: 4/2/11: Hi Lisa, Deacon says "Hello and meow!" And he is great...we ADORE him, and Chris told me I have officially become a "crazy cat lady!" But he is awesome and he brings us so much joy!

Thanks,

Courtney DeNicola Nowak

Happy Tail from 11 years ago!!

When we adopted Ralph 11 yrs. ago at 3 yrs. all the people who saw him before said he wasn't cute enough. They couldn't see past the fur that had been shaved because he had fleas. All we saw was a beautful dog with a wonderful personality who needed a little love. He had a thyroid condition and lost most of his fur the first few months we had him but he was still beautiful, just a little unique looking. We got that under control with medication. A few years ago he was asked to be in a book. Here is a picture. He is now 14 yrs. old, and an amazing dog. We are forever grateful to you Lisa for finding him and letting us adopt him.

Chase Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog: Wheaton Terrier
      Size: Medium
      Age:  Adult
      Sex:  Male

 
Charlie A.K.A Felix Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Cat: Orange Tabby.
      Size: Small
      Age:  Baby
      Sex:  Male

Here is former P.L.U.T.O.waif Charlie now known as Felix. Congratulations to Justin Feuerstein and his fiance Dasha on the adoption of their new kitty.

 
Lola Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog: Labrador Retriever.
      Size: Large
      Age:  Young
      Sex:  Female
 
Roxy Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog: Border Collie mix.
      Size: Large
      Age:  Young
      Sex:  Female

Hi Annmarie-

Hope you are doing well.  Think of you often and how blessed we are to have Roxy.  She is really a wonderful dog!  I'm not sure who loves her more, Mike or me. We still walk her three miles a day...the energy level hasn't decreased, but the walk seems to help that somewhat.

She still has two speeds...high and off, which the photos demonstrate. We're in PA now camping and will be heading out on vacation in a few weeks. We're taking the RV, so needless to say, Roxy comes along.  We're heading to FL, so this year, she'll get to visit all the states along the East Coast south of here. She's healthy and 48 pounds...pounds of muscle that is.   She was around 35 when we got her. She gets an occassional fish oil pill, which seems to keep her coat shiny and therefore she doesn't scratch like she used to.  We finally got her food right last year.  She's on a food called Pure Vita.  She seems to really enjoy it.  Oh yea, she loves baths.  She's been known to jump in the tub when I'm running the water just before my shower! We have a canoe and she has mastered the high seas with us without tipping the canoe.  Of course, she wears her doggie life preserver should we tip anyhow. I hope you're doing well.  I've seen Lisa a few times at Petco, but they must have been your off days.

Say hi to Lisa for me and Roxy. 

Take care,

Lynda
 

   
Snoopy Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog: Pointer mix.
      Size: Large
      Age: Young
      Sex: Male
Former P.L.U.T.O. Rescue waif Snoopy returns for an Adoption Day visit. 
 
Jake Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog: Greyhound Labroador Retriever mix.
      Size: Large
      Age:   Adult
      Sex:  Male
After being found tied up outsdie to fend for himself, Jake quickly found someone who will love him forever. 
 
Martini Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog:   Pug
      Size: Small
      Age:   Adult
      Sex:  Female
P.L.U.T.O. Rescue volunteers (L to R) Kaitlyn, Jackie, Joe and Rachel wish Martini and his new mom all the best. 
 

Dear Lisa,
 

Here's the picture we posted on our door during our cruise last year.

Hope things are going well with PLUTO.

Eloise

From top to bottom: former P.L.U.T.O. waifs Gypsy, Patty and Maxine.
Carlos (A.K.A. Stewie) Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog:   German Shepherd Labroador Retriever mix.
      Size: Medium
      Age:   Young
      Sex:  Female

Dear Lisa,

Here is a recent picture of Carlos and his sister Bella. I tried to get a better picture but they are still getting used to one another so I had to take it quick! Thank you so much for him, I am in love with him and he has really made a wonderful addition to our family!!!

Gina & James DiSalvo

Scarlet Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog:   German Shepherd Labroador Retriever mix.
      Size: Medium
      Age:   Young
      Sex:  Female
We are so thrilled that Scarlet, one of the the 6 puppies we rescued from a high kill gassing shelter in Georgia has found her forever home with the Gangemi family! 
 
Bosco Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog:   Labroador Retriever.
      Size: Medium
      Age:   Young
      Sex:  Male
Former P.L.U.T.O.waif Bosco stops by PETCO for an adoption day visit.
 
Momma Theresa Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Cat:   Domestic Short Hair Black and White Tuxedo Cat
      Size: Medium
      Age:   Young
      Sex:  Female
Momma Theresa is all set to leave PETCO with her new Momma! We are so happy she has found a great forever home!!
 
Puggy and Buttons (A.K.A Buffy and Angel) Have Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog:    Pug
      Size: Small
      Age:  Adult
      Sex:  Female

Dear Lisa, Marcia and all the great people at P.L.U.T.O.,

I just want to let you know that Buffy and Angel have brought us so much joy. They are both happy, loving and sweet girls. They are adapting extremely well to their new home and family. Here are just some of the photos we have taken of them.  

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

Phaedra and Rick Hernandez

"Puggy" now know as "Buffy"                
 


   

                        "Buttons" now know as "Angel"
Honey Bunny Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog:   Shih Tzu
      Size: Small
      Age:  Adult
      Sex:  Male
P.L.U.T.O. Rescue alumnist, Honey Bunny stops by with his new family for a visit at PETCO during one of our adoption Saturdays.
 
BLAST FROM THE PAST!
 

"Max" was the first P.L.U.T.O. Rescue cat EVER!! He was adopted by Michael Fiorentino & Joseph Napoli of Tappan, NY. He is now almost 10 years old and is loving live with his three feline siblings. "Betty" was also adopted from P.L.U.T.O. Rescue. She was a little kitten but has now grown into a beautiful girl.

"Baby Boy" was a kitten found with his 3 siblings in a puddle and was also adopted from P.L.U.T.O. Rescue. "Baby Boy" is also a part of the Fiorentino-Napoli kitties. Three of the four were adopted from P.L.U.T.O. Rescue and live WONDERFUL LIVES!

Marilyn (A.K.A. Jersey Girl) Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Cat:  Tabby Grey Tiger
      Size: Medium
      Age:  Young
      Sex: Female

Hi Lisa,
 

I adopted Jersey Girl last weekend and wanted to send an update. Well I named her Marilyn, I am a Marilyn Monroe fan. She is doing very well. Love's to play and loves affection! She is also doing well with my 2 year old French Bulldog. They don't play too much together but I think that will change soon! Thank you all so much for everything!I've included some pictures. - Jamie


 

 
Lisa Rooney happily presents Jersey Girl to her new Mom who is also.... a Jersey girl!!
 
Kingsley Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog:  Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
      Size: Medium
      Age:  Adult
      Sex: Male
It is as if fate brought Dorothy Halloran of Morris Plains, NJ and our precious Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Kingsley together. Dorothy the previous owner of 2 Cavaliers saw Kingsley on our website and had to have him.
Dorothy and her new best friend head home to New Jersey.
Sugar Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog: Bichon Frise / Poodle mix
      Size: Medium
      Age:  Adult
      Sex: Female
Here is what Sugar looked like when she came to P.L.U.T.O. Rescue.....
....and here is Sugar after being transformed in to a little princess!! We are so glad that she has found her new forever home!
 
Hannah Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Cat: Domestic Medium Hair Buff & White
      Size: Medium
      Age:  Adult
      Sex: Female
Here is Hannah, former P.L.U.T.O. Rescue waif who gave birth to 4 adorable kittens while in our care. Momma is enjoying life in her new home. She looks great!
 
Dasher Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog: Boxer
      Size: Medium
      Age:  Adult
      Sex: Female
Dasher, a 7 year old pure bred boxer P.L.U.T.O alumnist, stops by for a visit at PETCO during our Adoption Saturday. She looks great and loves her new family!

 
 
Casmere Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Cat:  Domestic Short Hair
      Size: Medium
      Age:   Adult
      Sex: Male



Hi Lisa,

Just writing to give you an update on Casmere. He is doing great and we just love him. He is sweet and is getting along with our other cats. Here's a couple of pictures. -


JTranzillo@aol.com

 
Ena (A.K.A. Pinky) Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog:  Beagle Mix
      Size: Medium
      Age:   Adult
      Sex: Female



Hi Lisa ,

Here is an updated Photo of Ena formerly known as (Pinky). She is the love of my life and the best dog I ever had. She is 5 years old already. She is a blessing and brings joy to everyone around her. 

Thank you - 

Danielle Pignalosa

 

 
Matilda (A.K.A. Besa) Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Cat:    Tabby grey
      Size: Medium
      Age:   Young
      Sex: Female


Besa (named Matilda by PLUTO) is about 10 months old.  She's a little runty, but VERY fiesty!  She rules  our house and even bosses around our 100 lb dog who protects Besa as if she were his kitty.

They are 2 peas in a pod.  We couldn't be happier with our family...

Thanks PLUTO.

Best,

Sara, Brian, Oxford & Besa

Coco Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog:   English Bulldog
      Size: Medium
      Age:  Adult
      Sex: Female

Hi Lisa and P.L.U.T.O. Family,

  This is a quick update on Coco...She is doing fantastic and grows more and more every day. In the morning she loves to sleep and we sometimes have to carry her outside to do her business..it's pretty funny..she's learning.  We have had two accidents in the house, but all in all she is doing well with the house breaking.  We have a HUGE toy box and she loves to take EVERY toy out and play with it.  She sleeps in her crate at night and goes in on her own when she's ready to go to sleep.  Please encourage anyone who loves Coco and misses her to "friend" us on facebook..Either under John Kramer or Tara Stone.Between John, Arthur and Coco I attempt to sleep in a Snoring Symphony..I either have to record it and sell it as a CD for bulldog lovers or get some ear plugs..lol. Thank you for doing the work that you do! We are very happy to have Coco in our life and we think she's pretty happy too!-

Warm Regards,

Tara and John

 
Roscoe Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog:  St. Bernard Pointer Mix
      Size: Large
      Age:  Adult
      Sex: Male

Hi

Just wanted to say a big huge thank you. We adopted Roscoe a big beautiful boy two weeks back and he has been a loveable friendly magical addition to our family. We saw him on the site, went thru the process and words cant describe how much we love him. To know him is to love him. Thank you again and again.-

George Kathie and Logan Walsh

 
Alicia Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog:  Newfoundland Mix
      Size: Medium
      Age: Young
      Sex: Female

The first of our 4 Southern Belles to be adopted is "Alicia". Here is the 3 month old pup with her foster Mom and new family!
 
Georgia Has Been Adopted!!!
 
     Dog: German Shepherd Mix
      Size: Medium
      Age: Young
      Sex: Female
A special thanks to Jen Ross for transporting "Georgia" to Staten Island, NY for us. She would never had a chance in a high kill shelter in Georgia. Look at her now!!
                        Georgia before

                      Georgia now!
Bella Has Been Adopted!!!

     
Dog: Shih Tzu
      Size: Small
      Age: Young
      Sex: Female
Linus Has Been Adopted!!!

     
Dog: Shih Tzu
      Size: Small
      Age: Young
      Sex: Male
Congrats to Linus and his new Mom!! Here they are shopping at PETCO.

Titan Has Been Adopted!!!

     
Dog:  English Bulldog
      Size:  Medium
      Age: Adult
      Sex: Male
Lisa:

The family made up its mind and we cannot find any reason as to why we would not make Titan part of the family. He is obviously a good dog and gets along well with the rest of the family. No incidents to report besides the fact that we always find the living room chair half way across the room when we come home after leaving them on their own for a while. I have to be honest, I find it hard to believe that he was abandoned and the only reason why I say that is that he makes it very obvious when he wants to come in, so I cannot see any neighbor tolerating the constant barking.He still has some peep in him and requires about an hour of my time of playing with them to wear them out. The first week was a bit unsure as he would not hold down any food and required some very special meals of turkey and rice. We are blessed to have Titan as our forever pet. -


Robert Zito
Red Has Been Adopted!!!

     
Dog:  Chihuahua
      Size:  Medium
      Age: Adult
      Sex: Male

It is a Merry Christmas for Red! Left behind after his brother Chaquito was adopted, Red has found his new forever home. Thanks to all who came to PETCO to see Red and for all your telephone and e-mail adoption inquiries.




Diamond Has Been Adopted!!!

     
Dog:  Pit Bull Mix
      Size:  Large
      Age: Adult
      Sex: Female

Diamond, now know as Daisy, celebrates Christmas with her new feline friend.
Satch Has Been Adopted!!!

     
Dog: English Bulldog
      Size:  Medium
      Age: Adult
      Sex: Male

The loveable English Bulldog who was a P.L.U.T.O. Rescue resident for so long has found his forever home. Thanks to everyone who saw Satch at PETCO, and for the numerous adoption inquiries we received by e-mail and telephone. Here he is with his new family and Santa! 



 
Bubs Has Been Adopted!!!

     
Cat: Domestic Short Hair - Black & White
      Size:  Small
      Age: Adult
      Sex: Male

Alexis Has Been Adopted!!!

     
Dog: Pit Bull Mix
      Size:  Large
      Age: Adult
      Sex: Female





 

 
Debbie Has Been Adopted!!!

     
Cat: Domestic Short Hair - Black 
      Size:  Small
      Age: Adult
      Sex: Female

Benjamin Has Been Adopted!!!

     
Dog: Pomeranian Maltese Mix
      Size: Small
      Age: Adult
      Sex: Male


Benjamin, a very sweet 2 year old Pomeranian Maltese mix was an owner surrender who quickly found his new forever home. He was pampered by the expert  groomers at PETCO and underwent an amazing transformation!!  

 


Before


During


After!!!

Update: 8/31/13: Benji as he looks today!

 

Tyler (A.K.A. Woolah) Has Been Adopted!!!

     
Dog: Pitbull Mix
      Size: Large
      Age: Adult
      Sex: Female


Nearly 7 months after comng to Pluto Rescue, Tyler has finally found her forever home!! Rescued by Pluto after being hit by a car, Tyler, now known as Woolah is one lucky lady living in a house with a great big yard and 5 men!! As fate would have it, Kevin Hewitt saw Tyler's photo in the Staten Island Advance. Kevin's god-son had raised pitbulls and they knew Tyler was the right dog for their family. We wish Woolah and her new family the very best!   


 

Cane (A.K.A. Crash) has Been Adopted !!!

          Dog:  Cane Corso Mastiff 
          Size: X-Large 
          Age:  Adult
          Sex:   Male

We are happy to report that Cane the "gentle giant" so many came to see at PETCO has found his forever home. He is having so much fun with his new family in Camden New Jersey. Now known as Crash, he was found tied to a tree in the woods and was skin and bones weighing only 116 pounds. He has been eating a healthy diet and is on his way to a normal weight of 170 pounds.

Update: 2/23/10:

Here are some recent photos!  When I adopted Crash he weighed 112 lbs and now is a respectable 140.  He eats lots of poached chicken and turkey with lots of supplements and gets LOTS of exercise...and adores snow- I have nicknamed him "Yeti" since there isn't a snow drift or pile that he doesn't try to dive in headfirst!  We just did a road trip to Missouri (he was awesome) and he is the best companion ever.  Search YouTube/wreningram/crash for more!

Thank you, thank you for allowing me the privilege of having this wonderful friend in my life. Wren

 





Lady Has Been Adopted !!!


Dog: Pit Bull Terrier
Size:Medium
Age: Adult
Sex: Female

Great News! A wonderful guardian named Sandy has adopted Lady. After hearing Lady's story, she decided she would just take Lady out on the weekends to give her a break from the daily monotony of living in a cage.

See, we took Lady from the Brooklyn Animal Care and Control Center way back in January. She had been living in a cage at the vet's office for nine months. Lady was a wonderful with people but difficult with other animals. We don't know her history, but we believe she might have been used for breeding. She also was a little older, so everyone noticed her but nobody wanted to take her home. Week after week, Lady would be brought to Petsmart adoptions, with no luck in finding a home. We all fell in love with her: she became our mascot. Some of our wonderful volunteers devoted their time, taking her for long outings in the park twice a week. Bob Fullam the Pooch Professor also worked with Lady twice a week at the vet and made a tremendous improvement in her behavior.

We were desperate to find her a home. She is so loving and always has kisses for everyone. Then one recent Saturday, along came Guardian angel, Sandy. It only took one outing. The following week Sandy took Lady out for the day and by that afternoon she was asking if Lady could sleep over. We were all-ecstatic and of course said YES. Well, by the next morning, Sandy was asking to sign the adoption papers. Sandy has told us Lady is a fabulous dog whom she loves dearly. She said that Lady has filled a gap in her heart, from the loss of her beloved dog Zena. Lady is improving every day, even being kind to a little puppy in the neighborhood.

We are so happy for Lady and her new mom. We wish them many, many years of happiness together.

 



 
 
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