Saturday, October 30, 2010

Rozelle's new life

Rozelle came to the shelter as a five month old puppy. She had lots of love to give and couldn't wait to find a home of her own. This boxer got very lucky and found a family that had as much love to give to her as she had to give to them! Here is an update from her family and a picture of her all grown up. (Her new family named her China)

"Just a note and a picture to let you know how loved, and spoiled!, China
is. She is so smart and loving. She even won over the evil min pins and
they let her lick them, a true test! I take her in the car to visit
friends and she loves every one instantly. My husband has to sleep in
the chair pictured because of back problems and she sleeps there with
him under the covers. Thanks for a wonderful pet, I hope you find homes
for the many wonderful animals you have."

Banjo the search and rescue dog

Banjo has gone from an unclaimed, unwanted stray to a difficult to place shelter dog and now to a very well loved, cherished companion who is changing lives through his work in search and rescue.
Banjo lives with his new dad in New Mexico where he sleeps in the bed with him, eats organic, hunts and participates in search and rescue. What a wonderful life for a hound dog!

Friday, October 29, 2010

James converts his owners to cat lovers

"About a year and a half ago, I was perusing through Petfinder and stumbled upon one-year-old James. Not being much of a cat person, I went to the Humane Society just to see if he was as sweet as the picture. Lo and behold, when we went up to him, he reached out his paw through the cage, almost as if to say, "I'm here! I'm yours!" We fell in love with him immediately and took him home that day. We loved the organization so much that we went back a few months later and adopted a new sister kitty for him! They are the best of friends and as sweet as can be. I may have not been a cat person to begin with, but James and his sister have certainly converted me!"

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pinkie's new home

Pinkie was a cat that was a favorite at the shelter who took several months to find her forever home. She hit the jackpot with fabulous new owners and the best life she could ask for! Here is an update from her new owners.
"Hi! Just wanted to let you know that Pinkie, the abby cat I adopted two weekends ago, is doing great in her new home. She's absolutely the most social cat I have ever known, and loves to sit on laps more than any dog. We're going to start leash and harness training soon, but considering how much she loves to follow me around the house. Thanks for all that you do!"

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Jock gets a job

Some dogs need a home and some dogs need a job. When Jock's last owners left him to fend for himself at only 5 months of age a good Samaritan picked him up and turned him into Stillwater Animal Welfare. He was accepted into the Humane Society's adoption program. Despite best efforts to train Jock and screen new owners and inform them of the commitment that raising such a smart, large energetic puppy would require Jock was adopted and returned three times. Poor Jock! It was obvious that he didn't just need a home..he needed a job!
Luckily, Jock is going to get the chance to be a productive member of society. He is going to be the newest K9 cop for Shawnee! Best of luck Jock! We know you will do a great job. And a big thanks to his new dad/trainer/partner for giving him a chance.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pet Watch from the director- 10/24/10

The Humane Society of Stillwater is a non-profit animal shelter that helps find “forever homes” for the homeless animals of Stillwater. This takes a lot of love and money. The month of September and October we had two great fundraisers to help us continue our mission. Thanks to the generosity of businesses and the public we will be able to take care of many more animals until they find their “forever homes”.

The generosity of one business in town especially helped to make a recent fundraiser successful. Due to Suddenlink stepping up and helping with the title sponsorship, advertisement production and air time, embroidered goodie bags, and sponsorship of a team, our first, but not last, golf tournament, Putts for Pets, was a great success! HSS would like to say “thank you” again to Suddenlink for being a wonderful, philanthropic company and choosing to help our organization!

At the shelter, we do all that we can to keep our animals happy and healthy until we find them new homes. So, when one gets hurt, we do what we can to fix the problem so that it won’t happen again. Two weeks ago an adorable kitten named Okie Pokie was climbing up her cage when her paw slid down between the door and the cage wall and became stuck there! What a horrible situation for a helpless kitten. We are happy to report after two weeks of tender loving care, our little Okie is doing much better. She is more than ready to get out of her cage and on to a new home. We want to fix these cages so no more kittens will go through what Okie Pokie did. We will use some of the money from Walk-N-Wag and Putts for Pets to remedy this problem. But, if anyone would like to contribute to have these cages renovated, please stop at the shelter or you can mail your donations to 601 S. Washington PMB 291, Stillwater, OK 74074.

Okie Pokie, recovered and ready for a home

Our current needs list include: paper towels, adult cat food, dog treats, new or used hand towels, bleach, and medium dog collars.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pet Watch- 10/17/10

There are many reasons why we work so hard to keep the animals at the humane society happy and healthy, and it’s happy tail stories like the one that follows that makes all that we do so worth while.

“We adopted a rat terrier cross last week from you all and we could not be more in LOVE! We had been looking for months for the right dog for my 4 year old daughter and we have found her. She has been affectionately renamed Angel and she has become such a wonderful addition to our family. I'm so sorry for the family that had to give her up but please know that she is much loved and very happy. We are thrilled with what we call our "Iggy Rat" (we think she is an Italian Greyhound, Rat Terrier cross). Thank you for a great adoption and wishing all your furry friends new happy homes.”

Your new best friend just might be at the Humane Society. Please stop in to meet some really great animals.

Our current needs list include: Dry and canned cat and kitten food, smelly dog treats used for training, paper towels, hand sanitizer, small hand towels(new or used) and medium dog collars.

On Saturday, October 30, 2010, OSU is holding Monster Mash to benefit the United Way. It’s a 5K run/walk and a 1 mile fun run. Registration begins at 9:30AM; the 5K starts at 10AM; the Fun Run starts at 10:15AM at the corner of Elm and Knoblock in Stillwater. If you would like a dog to be with you for this event, stop in and we will match you up with a dog.

We have a lot of great adult cats that are looking for their forever homes. Because we are so full of wonderful cats, we are having a $10 cat sale on the 10 adult cats that live in our cat play room. They are all spayed/neutered, FELV/FIV negative and current on their vaccines. Come visit and you may just find your new best friend.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pet Watch from the director- 10/10/10

The director, some volunteers, two Humane Society alumni and one Humane Society dog still waiting for a home at the tournament

The Humane Society had a very exciting and fun fundraiser this past Saturday, October 2nd. The “Putts for Pets” Golf Tournament and Silent Auction held at the Stillwater Golf & Country Club had a phenomenal response from the community! Not only was the tournament full with 92 golfers participating, but the public also kept the auction bidding continuous up to the close. Due to generous participation and donors, HSS was able to collect $15,000 after expenses!

Some of the great auction items

The success of this tournament was largely due to the participation of the OSU Men’s Golf Team. They donated part of their “tournament free” Saturday to stand on the tee box and hit shots for teams competing in the scramble format. A $10 donation to the Humane Society of Stillwater was made for every tee shot made by an OSU golfer. The OSU team players were seniors, Mark Johnson and Kevin Tway; juniors, Bernhard Neumann, Michael Miller, Morgan Hoffmann, and Peter Uihlein; sophomores Drew Page and Sean Einhaus; redshirt freshmen Brad Gehl and Kevin Dougherty; and freshmen Ian Davis, Patrick Winther, and Talor Gooch. They all have big hearts for the homeless animals of Stillwater and were eager to help. HSS would like to thank them and Coach Mike McGraw for helping to make this fundraiser a true success.

We also want to give a big “Thank You” to the community for their donations of goods and services and participation!!! All three teams placing scored a 51. The winner was then decided by a “Hardest Hole Play-off” where each team’s scores from the “hardest hole” on the golf course were averaged to determine the placement. Our tournament winners were: 1st place team – Ken Alexander, Wanda Hughes, Barry Patton, & Brian Vowell; 2nd place team – Justin Crane, J.J. Forge, Tyler Neighbors, & Keith Plummer; 3rd place team – Cullen Carsens, Dick Fischer, Bob Lauvetz, & Nathaniel Lauvetz. Stillwater Country Club Gift certificates and a pair of KICKER ear buds were awarded to each player on the winning teams. Other prizes awarded were a PING driver and putter to Cheryl Carpenter Martin for the Longest Drive and an Ogio golf bag to Giddeon Traub for the Closest to the Pin. We hope to see you all on the Links again next year!!!

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pet Watch from the director- 10/3/10

Rexford found his new Forever Home!! We wrote about our spunky little Jack Russell Terrier a couple of weeks ago and a wonderful family with a little boy decided that Rexford would be the newest member of their family and he is doing great!! We have many more animals waiting for their new families.

Clementine is a Tortoiseshell Domestic Short hair cat who is about 18 months old. She has been at the Humane Society since March! She is a resident in our cat playroom so she gets along with other cats. She loves laying on a pillow in the window and greeting people as they stop in the play room for a visit. She uses her litter box and is waiting patiently for her new family.

Some times when a dog is with us for a few months, we will send them to a Foster Home to learn some new behaviors to give them even more of a chance to find their new home. Jock came to us as a big puppy with a lot of energy. We think he is a mix of a German Shepherd and a boxer. Jock went on a field trip to a foster home for a few weeks and this is what he had to say when he came back to the shelter.

Hi! I'm Jock, a fawn-brindle boxer mix. I'm not yet a year old, and I am full of energy! I shouldn't grow too much taller than I already am, but I'll probably fill out when I get a little older. I have a zest for life unmatched by most dogs. I LOVE toys and can't get enough of playing with them, especially when I can play with other dogs too. I've been learning some basic obedience and leash training with my foster mom, Andrea. She's taught me to like my crate, to watch her and wait for her permission to go outside, and also to behave while I'm loose in the house. She thinks I'm really smart, and really likes teaching me new commands. I love it too! Unless I see a cat! I like cats too much, and I probably should NOT be placed with a cat. I'm really excited to find my new owner! Even more excited then when I get a treat!

Jock is back at the shelter and is now even more ready for his new home. He does have a lot of energy so he will need a lot of room to run and play.

Our current needs list includes: paper towels, hand sanitizer, dry kitten food, canned cat food and white printer paper.