Megan and Tom
We met "Asia May" after she had spent several months at GAHS and several failed adoption attempts. At age 9 we realized this was not fair to her. We came down to see how she was, having a "hound home" we knew the ropes with the breeds. She was brought home and needed much attention. Her lingering anxiety consumed her. After consulting repeatedly with our veterinarian we decided to try her on some medication for her extreme anxiety. She felt wonderful after she started treatment, and her sweet personality could come out without any of her nervousness and anxiety. She is a sweet girl who has settled in our home and we decided to give her a new name for a new and wonderful chapter in her life. We named her "Daisy" because of how she blossomed from a repeated return to GAHS to a wonderful functioning member of our family, she's a fun friend for our 2 older children, new baby and her fur-brother Baxter the beagle. Thank you GAHS for all your support and encouragement in our journey with her!
It was June 4, 2007 when I woke up to find that my house had been burglarized while I was upstairs sleeping. Several electronics like my computer and DVD player were stolen. Most of all, what was stolen was my sense of security. I had only lived in my new home for 6 months. That same day, after the police and my parents left, still stunned after what had happened, I decided I needed a K-9 companion who could help me feel secure in my home. I went to the ASPCA and found a small furry dog the staff had named Latte. I was able to adopt him on June 7th and I renamed him Zipper. He is a great security guard, not letting anyone come near my house without me knowing. I got married October 2, 2011, and Zipper just had to be part of the celebration. Zipper and I have been very happy together, and he just LOVES his new "daddy".
My name is Kelly, and my mom (Diane) and I adopted Missy just over 2 years ago! We adopted her on March 14 2009! I just wanted to send this to you guys for the success stories! Thanks for such a great dog, we love her to death!
~Kelly, Diane and Missy
This is Costello. He found us at Petco, when my daughter and I came in to buy food for the other four footed family members of the Deveau household. We always said hello to the cats in the shelter display, but this one was special. As soon as we started talking to him, he came over to have his ears scratched and started to purr. We knew he was meant to come home with us. And so he did, joining the menagerie of three other cats, two dogs, and a hamster. He had come in to the shelter as a stray, and it took a long time to gain his trust. This picture makes him look rather fierce, but that's just part of his act. He still doesn't like to be picked up, but has become the family lap cat - as long as its his choice. If there's an empty chair at the table, he'll keep us company (very politely) during meals. He's definitely 'a keeper'. Thanks GA Humane Society for helping Costello find a forever home.
I adopted "Penny" from GAHS on July 25, 2001. She was in the Kennel Shop when I first set my eyes on her. I was on vacation at the time and wasn't looking to adopt a pet. She had been at GAHS since February, which broke my heart. I left without her that day, but the thought of her at the shelter for five months haunted me. The following day I drove to GAHS and filled out the adoption paperwork. She was mine! That was almost ten years ago and we are the best of friends! I highly recommend adopting a shelter pet. They are so thankful and the best companions!
Ann Bodge Hampden, ME 04444
Here is Angel, I adopted her from Humane Society two and a half years ago after my dad passed away. I felt an empltiness inside and one day my my mother and I decided to just stop by and check out the dogs and animals.