New Rochelle Humane Society Hosts Adoption Family Reunion

New Rochelle Humane Society Hosts Adoption Family Reunion

The New Rochelle Humane Society brought together various doggie litters & their moms that have come through the shelter through the years.

The Wall of Adoptions displays individual pictures of the dogs from the past (puppyhood) and the present (adulthood). The reunion was held on Sunday, May 3, at the New Rochelle Humane Society,

For more information regarding adoptions or other planned events contact Dana Rocco, Shelter Manager, 914-632-2925,

Invisible Fence Returns As Sponsor

The American Kennel Club is pleased to welcome Invisible Fence Brand as a returning sponsor of AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days. A nationwide initiative in its seventh year, AKC RDO Days engage dog-related organizations across the country to educate the public about the importance of being a responsible dog owner and in celebrating the deep bond between humans and their canine companions.

Invisible Fence Brand, the leader in electronic pet containment, will participate in local events where dealers and distributors are available.


Lilly’s Story

I’m Ally. I’m 10 years old and live in Port Chester, NY. I have written a book about a dog named Lilly. Lilly was born, sold, abandoned, lost, put in a shelter, then sent to a rescue and spayed, then adopted to her forever home. We used to rescue Pekingese dogs, but we had to stop, but I wanted to keep helping dogs. I wrote Lilly’s story myself, and once it is published I will be able to sell the book and use the money to help people with vet bills, and dogs in need. Here is a link to my blog page:

Publishing the book is costing more than we thought. I’m are not looking for money, but help getting votes in our Ideablob contest Ideablob is a contest for people with business plans–they will give you money to help you if you win the contest. GO HERE TO VOTE: ( If we win this funding, we will be able to publish our book and establish a web site to help us with our mission. Will you please vote for us, and maybe send our link to some friends? I’d really appreciate your help.

A NOTE FROM ALLY’S MOM: Voting for her, and sharing her story would be so helpful to her mission of helping dogs… comments are always welcome! –Wendy


Put Paws On Your Paws

“Put Paws on Your Paws” and be ready for summer while helping the animals. Adopt-A-Dog is selling flip flops to raise funds for their Armonk kennel. The flips come in all sizes, kids to adults, and are an amazing $15 a pair. Everyone will want a pair at this price! To place your order, visit their website at or call 203-629-9494. Who knows, you might also find your new best friend. Adopt-A-Dog is a dog and cat rescue organization that has served Connecticut, New York, and beyond for over three decades.


DoodyCalls Goes From

Brown To Green

DoodyCalls Pet Waste Removal announced the formation of the DoodyCalls Green Committee to reduce the company’s carbon footprint and encourage ecologically sound business practices among fellow franchisees so they can make a positive impact in the local community.

“We are looking for ways to combat climate change by reducing the negative effects that conducting business on a day-to-day basis can have on our environment,” said George Sichler and founder of the system wide green initiative. “We are concerned about creating clean, safe, environmentally sound lawns for our clients. We are also interested in the bigger picture: the health of our local community and the planet itself.”

“Audra and I are proud to say we realize that operating a business has more than just financial costs, it has significant environmental costs as well. At DoodyCalls, we’re devoted to making pet owners happier and the world a better place with a cleaner environment,” said Sichler. ”

DoodyCalls was founded by husband and wife George and Audra Sichler in 2000. The company provides year-round professional pet waste removal service to residential yards, apartment communities, homeowner associations and more. For more information contact George Sichler at 800-DoodyCalls(366-3922). Or view the Green Initiative at:


Animal Specialty Center Responds To First Family’s Adoption

The First Family’s adoption of a Portuguese Water Dog (PWD) as the new “First Dog” has focused national attention on this largely unfamiliar breed of canine. Interest in PWDs has increased dramatically as many dog lovers have become fascinated by the unusual choice the Obamas have made and would like to know more about this type of purebred pooch.

Dr. Richard Joseph and Dr. Jason Berg, co-founders of the Animal Specialty Center in Yonkers, are disclosing some of the pros and cons of PWDs. The goal of this is to help people who are considering adopting a PWD to make a well-informed decision:

A few notable general traits of the PWD breed include:

  • The PWDs coat requires regular maintenance.
  • PWDs are medium in size, robust, weigh 35-60 lbs. and stand 17-23 inches tall at the shoulder.
  • Historically, PWDs were bred to accompany Portuguese fishermen on their boats. PWDs have a waterproof coat and a great ability to swim.

Some positive attributes of the breed include:

  • Because PWDs lack an undercoat that sheds, they are considered to be “hypoallergenic” and may have a decreased tendency to cause allergies in some sensitive people. However, no breed of dog is completely allergen free.
  • They’re loyal and highly intelligent.
  • PWDs make great family pets and get along well with children. They’re very people oriented and like to spend a lot of time with their family.
  • Athletic and active, they require vigorous exercise every day.
  • PWDs respond well to obedience training.


Puppy & Kitten Adoption Extravaganza!

Over 200 puppies and kittens, rescued from high-kill shelters by the SPCA of Westchester will be available for adoption June 5th, 6th and 7th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Petsmart Yonkers, at 2458 Central Park Avenue. There will be shepherd, lab, retriever mixes, purebreds and more, all spayed/neutered and up to date with their shots-all looking for new, loving forever homes!

Please bring your entire family with you, as well as your driver’s license. We will also be asking for references. For further details, log onto or call 914-941-2896 x22. Any puppies and kittens not adopted at the event will be available for adoption after the event at the SPCA of Westchester, located at 590 North State Road in Briarcliff Manor.

  • Thursday, Jan 4 - Thursday, Jan 4

    Building Winter Cat Shelters

  • Sunday, Jan 21 - Sunday, Jan 21

    TNR CertificationWorkshop

  • Tuesday, Feb 13 - Tuesday, Feb 13

    Bottle Feeding Orphaned Kittens

  • Thursday, Feb 22 - Thursday, Feb 22

    TNR Certification Workshop

  • Tuesday, Mar 13 - Tuesday, Mar 13

    Taming Feral Kittens for Adoption

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