Category Archives: Loving our dogs

Bandit Australian Cattle Mix Puppy Adoption Happy Ending

When you adopt a pet, you are saving a life.   We love sharing happy stories of owners and their rescued dogs.  Katy  shared her pet adoption story of  of 1.5 year old Bandit an  Australian cattle dog mix who she adopted from Humane Society  of Greater Nashua.    Katy was  looking to adopt  a new pet after her  old dog went over the rainbow bridge.   Once you are a dog owner, you will probably always be a dog owner.   

She is the most affectionate dog I have ever met – in fact, on the day I went to the shelter to look at her, she only wanted to be held and allowed to give those wonderful sharp-toothed puppy “kisses.” She’s the friendliest dog I’ve ever known, unless you’re wearing work boots or a hat. Then she needs to size you up a bit. Eager to please and be loved, and always up for a good game of fetch, whether it’s a ball or a stick or whatever she finds in the yard for you to toss. Our old dog will forever have a place in our hearts, but Bandit has filled the rest of the space very well.

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The Humane Society for Greater Nashua advocates for and enhances the lives of animals entrusted to our care while educating our community to strengthen the human animal bond.
We are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has been supporting Greater Nashua since our inception in 1900. Our volunteer Board of Trustees provide leadership and guidance and along with our staff our volunteers, help us care for and raise needed funds for the over 2,000 pets we take in each year. We hope you will stop by our shelter to visit our pets and learn more about what we do and the services we provide to the community.

If you are looking to adopt from Humane Society for Greater Nashua

To help us make the adoption process go smoothly, please fill out and bring one of the following adoption applications with you. Once here, you will meet with a trained adoption counselor who will talk with you about your expectations for a new pet. Our job is to match the right pet to your family and lifestyle.

Check out all the pets available for adoption at Humane Society  of Greater Nashua.

Herbie Pit Bull Mix Dog Success Story

A  local family from Deer  Park Texas   found themselves with a new addition to their household: Herbie, a seven-week-old Pit Bull mix puppy.

Before Herbie, the Q Family   had another dog named Buster who was recently put to sleep. Soon after, their other dog, Tamara, seemed to be depressed and missing her former housemate, so they decided to search out a new partner for her.

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A search on the Deer Park Animal Shelter’s Facebook page led them to Herbie’s picture, where they read his story of being malnourished.

This is Herbie. He is a Pit Bull mix. He came to us almost starved to death. He is very shy and needs a special person to take their time with him. We have worked hard to get him to gain weight but he is still thin. I love his little heart nose.Herbie Pit Bull Mix Dog Success Story rescue dog pet adoption



A quick drive to the shelter the next day resulted in them taking ownership of Herbie. Once in his new house, Herbie and Tamara hit it off, leading to eventual end of Tamara’s sadness.
“We love this little puppy,”  the new  dog mom  said. “He has brought so much joy to my husband and I and our older dog Tamara. Thank you Deer Park Animal Shelter!”
According  to a local volunteer  with the Deer Park Animal Shelter, Herbie – like many other animals received at the shelter – was in pretty bad shape when he arrived, but he was checked over and given time to get his strength back before being adopted by the Q family.
“Animals that are adopted from the shelter all come from different environments prior to their adoption, which is a consideration new pet owners should consider prior to adoption,” she said. “We are very grateful that the Q Family   home was a good fit for both Herbie and their previous dog.”

Look at local shelters for their pets if you are considering adoption, we also add pet adoption events to our the dog calendar.

See below for more pet adoption success stories



Cash Lab Mix Pet Adoption Success

During on our Share your dog post, Christine shared a picture of her rescued dog   Cash  and gave us permission to share their story .  Cash was adopted from Survivor Tails Animal Rescue.

Christine adopted from local rescue Survivor Tails and here is their story

Survivor Tails Shared info about Neptune on their facebook page

In  2016,  Survivor Tails spotted Neptune(now Cash) on the Bartow County GA euthanasia list. When  we saw this two-year-old Lab-mix, we knew we had to save his life! We quickly appealed to the Survivor Tails Family to help us save Neptune‘s life and the lives of three other dogs.

Neptune’s struggle wasn’t over yet. We soon found out that Neptune had parvo, a highly contagious viral illness. Although parvo can be prevented with a vaccine, it is difficult to treat and very often fatal. Once again, donors and friends responded with good vibes, warm thoughts and prayers. It was a difficult time for Neptune, but he eventually made a full recovery.

Neptune made it.
Today, he joined his forever family. He’s sitting by the pool, soaking in the sun, knowing that he’s safe and loved. That’s the power of Hope. That’s the power of rescue.

Here is Christine’s Story

Cash, my rescue heart dog. I found Survivor Tail Animal Rescue by chance. They had an event at one of stores I frequent in town and I decided to go over and check them out even though I wasn’t ready for another dog. I kept my heart open and checked their Facebook page regularly for new dogs that they were rescuing from the South. This is how I first saw Cash (Neptune).

His posted photos were horrible as he looked sad, confused and very sick. I decided to check out his profile page and learned that he was a last minute pull from the euthanasia list as the rescue has raised money through a fundraiser to help save some dogs. He was the last one that they were able to pull, and at that time he was not yet sick. One the rescue pulled him here came down with Parvo, which can be deadly to dogs and is highly contagious. The rescue remained vigilant and kept posting updates as this boy was once again fighting for his life. They were able to again raise money to help offset the medical costs and slowly Cash (Neptune) began to feel better. When he was strong enough he was able to make the transport trip from Georgia  to Massachusetts where I was eager to adopt him.

You see, it was love at first sight, something in those sad eyes in the photo where he looked so sick and sad, that tugged on my heart strings. I knew that he was supposed to be part of my family from that photo. When I finally got to meet him he was a very submissive boy and it took a couple of weeks for him to learn what toys were. Today, he LOVES playing ball and running around the backyard. Though I will never know what he went through down in the south, I am so very grateful to STAR (Survivor Tails Animal Rescue) for taking a chance on this boy. STAR is a wonderful rescue that saves dogs but also is working to educate and put a Spay and Neuter program together. Without Spaying and Neutering there will also be unwanted animals that need to be saved.

About Survivor Tails Animal Rescue 

We are a 501(c)3-approved, fully volunteer and foster-based cat and dog rescue in Boston, MA. We pull dogs and cats from high-kill shelters, often in the south, where overpopulation is a major issue due to the lack of spay/neuter laws. We also help locally with dogs in shelters, animal control facilities,
and owner surrenders. We are not a shelter facility and rely wholly on a devoted foster family network to do our life-saving work.

Once we commit to pulling an animal from the euthanasia list of a high-kill shelter, the animal must be fully vetted, fixed, and fostered locally for two weeks before getting a health certificate and allowed to cross state lines.

We then pay for the transport of the animal from said state to New England where it goes directly into a mandatory 48-hour quarantine facility, in accordance with state law.

From that point on, we rely on wonderful foster families to love and care for the animal until we find them their forever home.

Which brings us to our next point: we are ALWAYS looking for wonderful foster families and volunteers to help us run our rescue. Without you, THERE WOULD BE NO SURVIVOR TAILS.

Additionally, as an all-volunteer-based rescue, we rely WHOLLY on the donations of our generous supporters. Rescuing animals isn’t as simple as picking them up from a shelter and dropping them into a home. Rescuing costs money, and sometimes, a lot of money. After pull fee, transport, vetting, fixing, quarantining, training (if applicable), and other expenses, there is little to no money left over from the adoption fees we receive. This is why donations are so critical. The more funds we receive, the more survivor tales we can create.


If you are looking to adopt the yare on petfinder 

Adopting A Friend

Our adoption process consist of an application, personal, vet and landlord references, and a home visit. The adoption process can take anywhere from 5 days to 2 weeks. We ask that you have your references waiting for our call, to expedite the process!

Our adoption fees are $500 for dogs and $200 for cats
We can only adopt in the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire

How to Easily Brush Your Dog’s Teeth

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), an estimated 80 percent of dogs have some form of periodontal disease by the age of two. In fact, tooth and gum disease is the most common clinical condition among adult dogs. Unfortunately, it is too often ignored or overlooked because its only early sign is bad breath.

Plaque forms naturally after eating and can easily be removed by brushing. When not removed regularly, however, it can harden into tartar, which requires professional dental care.

How important is dog dental care? Cleaning your dog’s teeth will help eliminate a lot of animal-related diseases.

According to animal studies, hygiene is the leading cause of many of your dog’s ailments. For example, if you allow your dog’s teeth to develop plaque, it can harden and turn into plaque, thereby causing gum irritation. Also, if your dog has foul smelling breathe, more likely than not, he already has developed puppy worms. You don’t want these on your beloved pet, do you?


Dog teeth cleaning is not as difficult as it seems and certainly does not always require the intervention of expensive doctor services.

Dog dental care toothbrushes come in two kinds. One is similar to the one we use to care for our own teeth and the other is a finger toothbrush. Remember that dental products for dogs are not flavored like ours. Dog toothpastes come in tasty beef, poultry, and a host of other flavors, so your dog will surely enjoy the cleaning experience.

When you clean your dog’s teeth, be sure he’s not placed in restraints that are too tight. Your goal is to make the experience as comfortable for him as possible so you won’t have difficulty cleaning next time. Experts suggest you do dog teeth cleaning at least once a day.

Have your dog taste the toothpaste before you use it on the brush, so he can get used to the flavor. If he’s not ready for toothpaste just yet, don’t force it and just use water.

Clean a dog’s teeth slowly and don’t rush into it, or you’ll scare him with your vigor. Do it gently, without scrubbing too hard. You can move on to the quick phase if you’re a hundred percent confident that your dog is ready for a vigorous brushing. Rinse with water after.

You will find out if your dog has dental problems if see either cracked teeth, stains, tartar, or reddish and swollen gums on him. If you see these on your dog’s teeth, then you will have to bring him to a veterinarian to have him checked and given the proper medication.

Eliminate the need to hire professional dog dental care by combating the problems before they happen. Adopt a regular dog teeth cleaning routine and you’ll definitely have a happy and clean dog.

Dog teeth cleaning is an essential part of dog hygiene. Remember, a clean dog is a healthy dog.


Service Dog Meets Pluto at Disney World

The adorable  service  dog Ace meets his longtime hero, Pluto while at Disney , and he can’t contain the excitement!  I absolutely love the reaction of the dog.     It is truly magical.

Here are the rules of  service animals at Disney

Trained service animals are welcome in most locations throughout the Disneyland Resort. Guests who use service animals must retain control of their animals at all times and must keep them on a leash or harness while visiting.

We value all our Guests with disabilities, and we welcome service animals at most locations throughout our theme parks, Downtown Disney District and Resort hotels. At the Disneyland Resort, a service animal is defined as any dog or miniature horse trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability.

Guests who use service animals must retain control of their animals at all times and should keep them on a leash or harness while visiting.

Cast Members are not permitted to take control of service animals. Guests with service animals should follow the same attraction entrance guidelines as Guests who use wheelchairs.

Due to the nature of some attractions, service animals may not be permitted to ride. At these locations, please ask a Cast Member about available options, including Rider Switch with a member of your party or a portable kennel.

Guide Dog Meets Pluto at Disney World