Happy Life for Lucie ;)
Dear Ruthie and all the amazing staff at the Marin Humane Society,
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the most amazing little puppy! We absolutely love Lucy (formerly Kristina)! I can't thank you enough for all of your help in finding the perfect family companion. I appreciate all the advice and direction. Everyone at the MHS was so great and helpful. You all really made sure I understood the responsibilities involved but also gave me so much information to get us started on the right foot. My boys were thrilled when I went back and took them to first meet Lucy. They got to run around and play with her to make sure it was the right fit. The staff again was wonderful in helping them and answering their questions. They absolutely love ' Little Lucy' (that's what they call her). I am so grateful and impressed by the Marin Humane Society! I can't wait to go back for the puppy training class and other trainings available. Oh -and the store right in the facility - I got everything I needed (and way way more!). We feel so lucky! Thank you so much for everything!
The Hingsbergen Family
Happy Ending and sad goodbye
I wanted to thank you for allowing me to adopt Shoeshine (formally Blondie). I brought Shoeshine home many years ago from MHS, and she came to work with me every day and played on the ranch while I trained horses. We also enjoyed kayaking and hiking together and Shoeshine was best buddies with our other dogs, Babe and Smooch.
Our Wonder Puppy
Unfortunately, Shoeshine passed away last fall but I wanted to let you know that she was loved and had an extraordinary life and none of this would have been possible without all the hard work that your organization does on behalf on animals.
The first few days of living with new puppy Dixon. (previously Sprout)
Dixon is doing very well, he is a very active puppy with so much energy, you would think he is on everlasting battery power. But after an hour or so, he's back to snoring like a freight train. We love him so much, and look forward to enrolling him in puppy classes, and revisiting the Humane Society for a visit! thank-You for bringing our little dappled hyperball into our lives!
Two Happy Endings
We adopted Gracie and Beastie last October. They are so fun to have around! They play together constantly and enjoy naps together as well. The moment we laid eyes on them we knew they were perfect for our family. They are so easy going and only want to enjoy life. They have also made an impression on our grumpy, older cat. Before they got here he never played with any of the toys he has. Now you can catch him playing with the kittens and going on the cat tree. We have no regrets thanks to MHS.
STAR of Our House!
A beautiful, social, and playful calico adopted us this past January 2, and the light from this STAR is definitely shining bright!
The newest addition to our household is just over 6-months old and is definitely an explorer! Her name is quite appropriate as she likes to find the highest vantage point from where she views her new world. Boundless energy and a loud purring motor make for tons of fun. When it's time to relax, she loves curling up in our lap while her purrs lull us both to sleep.
My Sweet Teddy
FYI-This is a happy/sad ending, so I am not sure where it would go on the website, but I wanted to share our journey with Teddy. Thanks for listening!
In December 2006 we adopted our German-Shepherd mix, Teddy, as a puppy from MHS. After volunteering for almost 2 years as a dog pet pal at the shelter, I patiently waited for the perfect puppy. I learned a litter of puppies had arrived and made my husband rush over to pick one out. He sent me a picture, and I was immediately smitten. From day one, Teddy was the most loyal, loving, and protective companion. He had his faults (like covering up his food dish if he wasn't in the mood to eat, and escaping on unsupervised jaunts around the neighborhood). Unlike my husband, I forgave all of his flaws because it was clear Teddy and I had a special bond. No matter where I was, he was right by my side, and if I was sad or upset, he was immediately there to comfort me. My love for him grew even stronger when we had children, and it soon became apparent he would do anything to protect them. Sadly, on July 15, 2013, our family lost our sweet Teddy way too soon to aggressive, inoperable tongue cancer. Even though I miss him terribly, he impacted my life is so many wonderful ways. I am so grateful to MHS for giving me the gift of this special companion.
Peyton and Gabbi
Shy pair of Golden Retrievers - a year later
It was just over a year ago that Peyton and Gabbi, brother and sister Goldens, arrived as pups at the MHS shelter, nervous and shy. A Greenbrae doglover whose beloved Golden had died, rushed to the shelter and was smitten immediately. He adopted both. And here they are at the start of 2014 - a lively, loving pair that have become favorites to all that meet them.
Sailor came into our lives nearly 9 years ago. He's been a constant source of joy & laughter ever since.
Nancy & Georgia
Thank you one and all for fostering and/or adopting dogs in need of forever homes!
Older kitty finds loving home with loving & worthy guardian on Friday the 13th.
Nancy Carroll recently lost the second of two calico sister kitties she'd had since they were kittens. With a bit of prodding by daughter in law Kathleen and daughter Susan, Nancy finally visited the Marin Humane Society on Friday the 13th of December
It was during the visit this little 1 1/2 year old DSH kitty named Georgia made herself known. It was about to become her lucky day. She was so new, there was no biographical info posted on the enclosure. However, this did not stop this little gray ball of fur from introducing herself and making herself known. As they say, it was love at first sight & a few hours later Georgia had a new forever home.
We had heard a number of very positive comments regarding MHS and the care and effort that was given in placing adoptive dogs with appropriate parents. Which prompted us to eagerly contact MHS to assist us with finding an adoptive dog even tho we live over 100 miles away. Since "adopting" Brandi, we have been very happy with the smooth adjustment our puppy has made in coming to our home. The early care and attention that MHS provided to Brandi helped with her transition to a new home. We could not have a more wonderful dog. We love her dearly. Thank you Ruthie and MHS.