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Success Stories

Unedited comments submitted to the SPCA.

2/26/2017 - Adoption
  • Wanted to let you know about Ginger who we adopted 12/11/16. She is coming along very nicely in her new home. Such a sweet girl ! She is learning to play and learning to love her bones! She didn't know what to do with either when we got her. She does wonderful on the leash and with our cats. Am so glad we chose her! Thank you !

    Margaret Dero
  • 12/29/2016 - Shade aka Missy
  • Just wanted to touch base with you on Shade (Missy). I am glad to report all is going well. She has made several gestures of play towards the other dogs already established in the house. They are tolerating each other well. She is calm, quiet and quite affectionate towards all of the adults she has encountered. She plays ball and has sung for my son and the groomers. I have yet to hear her sing. She met my youngest grandchild today and tolerated him very well. She is my shadow and follows me everywhere. She has her own pillow which I take to my room every night where she sleeps and she is quite the alarm clock. Nothing like a 60 lb. "polar bear cub" waking you up at 6:15 am. She has been to the vet where she has been diagnosed with a urinary tract infection. He is happily surprised that this is the only thing medically wrong with her because of her limited history. She had blood test run as well as fecal and urine samples tested. We have her on a bland diet because she was not eating very well for me. I am slowly weaning her off of this. She has also been to the groomer, where she was bathed and brushed. She was very well behaved there and had an outing to Lowe's. She loves going for car rides. Shade (Missy) has a permanent home with me. This was meant to be. Thank you so much for allowing me to adopt Shade (Missy)

    Deborah Gill
  • 6/21/2016 - Your Website is GREAT!
  • Last July I went to Perkiomenville to adopt a cat advertised in a free newspaper called The Community Connection by The Mercury in Pottstown. Your ads are so appealing - thank you! I figured we'd be seniors together-he was 14 and I was 80! Now we share "old age" and frails - I hope we can weather these "storms" together - so far - so good.

    Marilyn Konsowitz
  • 7/5/2015 - PENNY
  • To Whom it May Concern, About 2 months ago we were given Penny. a Happy, loving basset mix. She has been amazing, and such a Great Girl for us. we adore her. She loves going on long walks, and playing with her friends at the dog park. My wife and I Thank the SPCA for all the work they do to find homes for these animals.Penny has found her home here, and we are Loving every minute.

    Tom Patterson

  • 6/13/2015 - Tiger Lily
  • We just want to thank you for letting us adopt our two month old Tiger Lily. He came home with us and loved his forever home. He acted natural, like this is where he was suppose to be. The staff was helpful and very friendly. we couldn't be more happy to have Tiger Lily here. Because he's a boy we changed his name to Oliver (: Thankyou again

    Katrina & Blake

  • 3/26/2015 - Thank You For Giving Us Our Best Friend
  • In October of 2014 we saw a picture of a Chihuahua named Taco on the SPCA website. We knew that someone was going to fall in love with this dog and take him home as soon as possible so we got ourselves to the SPCA in Abington right as the doors opened the next day. Taco was being housed in the Cat room, away from the other dogs, and he was being examined by a father and son team who were surely going to leave that day with our dog. Me and my fiancee spent a long time looking at the other dogs that needed saving, but we could not get Taco out of our heads.

    After leaving the SPCA with zero new family members I decided to call and see if Taco had been adopted. I could not believe what I was hearing when one of the staff members told me that the father and son left without taking our dog! Immediately we turned the car around and went back to the Abington SPCA. Taco was still there, scared, and dying to bust out of his cage. We left with Taco shortly after our second stop at the SPCA that day and our lives have been changed forever.

    Taco is the best dog that anyone could imagine having at home. He is so sweet and funny, and loving that I cannot even think about coming home after a long day at work and not seeing his little face!! When we left the SPCA in Abington on that Saturday morning Taco's whole demeanor changed. He was afraid, nervous, and shy in his area of the Cat room, but he perked up and lit up as soon as we hit the parking lot! Taco adjusted to our home so quickly that the transition to becoming "our" dog was short and sweet.

    Taco now has a big back yard to run around in and a Mommy & Daddy who love him unconditionally. All of our friends and family love our dog, but not as much as we do! I am so thankful for the job that the Abington SPCA performs and I am so thankful for the dog that we adopted. I am sure that we will be back soon to find Taco a friend to grow old with!
  • 8/8/2014 - Eveie
  • I just wanted to thank the consohocken spca ....I adopted Eveie (Thats what we named her) who was a stray about 3 months ago..I came in for a kitten but she stole my heart as soon as i saw her,she was in the the glass case and she had no hair on her legs and belly due to chemical burns...she is by far the sweetest little girl...she has made herself very comfortable and rules the house , she bosses around her two dogs that reside here. I am so happy we found her or should i say she found us...i just wanted to thank the staff at consohocken and let them know that they are great!!

    Michelle
  • 7/8/2014 - Vito
  • Just wanted to thank you. We adopted Vito on Sunday from the Perkiomen branch, though it has only been 2 days, he is simply the sweetest cat with so much love. He is fitting in well with our other cat, whom we also adopted from you several years back. They are both are very large cats, with lots of hair, Vito all black with white and Biggie (aka Boots was his name) all white with brown, they sit and stare at each other, like they are amazed to see another cat their size. Thank you.

    Dawn Batzel
  • 6/5/2014 - Tiger
  • I just wanted to thank you for staying open a little later on that Sat. almost 2 wks ago when I adopted Tiger. I wasn't sure I was making the right decision bringing an older cat into my household but I just couldn't stop thinking about him. He is so happy , sleeping in our spare bedroom right now with the catnip toy you sent home with him. Thanks so much for all the toys, carrier and food. It makes me happy every time I see him so content in his new home. I really appreciate all that you do for animals like Tiger!

    Claudia

  • 3/18/2014 - Pepper
  • Just wanted to say thank you for letting us adopt "Pepper" back in November 2013 - a Black German Shepherd Mix (our vet thinks she's all German Shepherd)! Our vet weighed her the first week we had her - she was underweight at 44lbs, but still a puppy, now nearly 4 months later she is a strapping 67lbs and I think near her full size now!

    She is over her puppy biting and is pretty calm most of the time, we even have a cat now and she is being very well behaved with her. The whole family took her to training classes and she has done very well, except for her recall when we are out in the garden - she just loved all that snow!

    Anyway, just thought I'd let you know that she is turning out to be a great dog and the kids just love her!

    Claire Baker

  • 3/16/2014 - My new life
  • This is from the handsome, funny and always hungry puggle that I adopted over 3 years ago:

    My new life began in a place called the SPCA, where a stranger took me. Nice humans took care of me but I was very scared and hungry. There were lots of other dogs and some were very sad. I think there were cats too, but I could only smell them. I was in a large cage and could go outside, but I just stayed on the bed and trembled. A human lady came over and tried to pet me, but I was too afraid to go over. She came back later and this time I sniffed her and she seemed okay. Later I went to sleep and woke up with a sore spot on my bottom, but then they fed me so I was good. The nice lady came back again and this time she took me with her in a car.

    We went to a new place where there were lots of new smells outside and good places to play and nap inside. We went for a long walk and I sniffed everything, I was very happy and hoped I didn’t have to go back to the other place, even though the humans there were very nice to me. The lady gave me water and food and toys and played with me a lot. There was a crate that was nice but I didn’t want to go in and she didn’t make me. The first night in the new place she let me sleep on the bed with her and it made me feel safe.

    We spent a lot of time together but I got very scared when she left me alone. I would bark and cry, but she always came back and never forgot to feed me. I really like to eat. I think that this is my new home and my new name is Darwin because that’s what Myhu, my human, calls me. I’m so happy that Myhu picked me to live with her and I hope that all the other animals at the SPCA go home with a human, even the cats.

    Marie Mazzulla
  • 3/12/2014 - Frenchie Love!
  • We adopted a 5 year old French Bulldog mix named Lola on 12/30/13. She now goes by Penny in our house and is simply the best girl ever! She has brought so much joy and love to our home. She is so sweet, well trained and well behaved. I can't imagine that it was easy for her previous owner to give her up. I'm hoping that her previous owner might read this and be at least a little bit comforted to know that she is showered with love and attention and we absolutely adore her. She makes us laugh and smile every day with her little snorts and grunts.

    She loves to run around in the back yard and meander under the trees. She says hello to her cockapoo friend on the other side of the fence a few times a week. She enjoys going on long walks through the neighborhood, watching out the window, riding in the car and playing with her toys. She makes little nests out of her favorite blanket. She is a champion napper and cuddler! She has enjoyed meeting her furry and human cousins. She was the missing piece to our family and we're so thankful to have her!

    Jamie
  • 9/21/2013 - My hero
  • A year ago we adopted the very energetic American Staff Simba. My husband and son fell in love when they saw him running up the wall and doing backflips. I am a cat lover and was hesitant of pit bulls, but gave in. But Simba has won my heart and devotion as he has saved my life and is my hero. I am diabetic. One night my sugars fell dangerously low. He was sleeping in my daughters room, but insisted on being let out at the wee ours of 3am. He ran to my room, jumped on top of me and licked my face until I woke up. When I did I was shaking, weak, dizzy and had chills. He pulled me out of bed. I managed to go downstairs to test my sugars. Where I discovered I was on the verge of diabetic shock. Simba pawed at my husband leading him down stairs to me where he was able to help stabilize my levels. Without Simba it could have been a much unhappy situation. We had no Idea of just how smart he was. He is now my best friend. Sleeps right next to me every night.(and he's not one of the short ones). He has converted me to a dog lover and most of all a pit bull lover. We just adopted a Staffy bully on Friday. I want them all. Simba is my hero.

    Amy Truxal
  • 9/18/2013 - Two Happy Doxies!
  • I just wanted to send you all an update. I adopted Parker (formerly Chewie) back around Christmas of 2011. My 1 year old dachshund Mozzie had been miserable since my roomate had moved out and taken her dog with her. One look at your website and I knew I had to bring Parker home. Best decision ever! Mozzie and Parker are "brothers from another mother" :) They act like they have lived together for ever and it's great to see them both happy, running around the yard. Parker is working on his Jr Earth Dog title and he is very well traveled doxie, camping up and down the east coast with me. I'm so happy that everything has worked out!

    Kristy Foxwell
  • 9/5/2013 - Sushi
  • Hello. My husband and I adopted a dog in May (known as Sushi for the record, but now called Cooper by our family). We just want to say you guys at the Montgomery County SPCA are the greatest. Our little ball of fur is approx 6 yrs old and instantly became the love of our life. We assume he'd been well cared for by his prior owner/owners, but also by the SPCA team, since he took to us immediately, with no reservations. Actually, we think HE adopted US. SO -- A Big Thank You to everyone for taking such good care of our little man, Cooper!! Well-done!!!

    Cheryl Wallace
  • 8/5/2013 - Memory of our Sweet Sadie Mae
  • My husband and I had adopted a sweet 9 month old black Lab named Lady from the Conshohocken facility on President's Day 1999. We renamed her Sadie Mae. I believe it was fate that led us to her that cold day. She has been our heart and soul for almost 15 years as well as a constant companion to our Chocolate Lab Molly who had been with us for 5 months prior to Sadie joining our family.

    I want you to know she passed away one week ago today on July 29th. She was 97 in human years according to the canine age calculator. We are so grateful to the Montgomery County SPCA for giving us this gift. She was like our child and brought us so much joy and laughter over the years and we want you to know we had given her the very best life that she could have ever had. Sadie and Molly went everywhere with us. We took them on hikes and swimming in lakes on a regular basis. The house and the furniture was really theirs and they let us live there- LOL! We will always remember the day we saw our sweet Sadie at the shelter in the corner of her run just petrified and drooling at the mouth.

    If only her first family would know what they through away that day. She was our treasure that we found and we were with her up until her last breath. There will never be another like her. We love her and miss her so very much!

    Brenda and David Dellalba
  • 7/31/2013 - Happy Ending
  • We returned Jack, our big lovable Black Himalayan to the Abington Facility last weekend due to some behavioral issues. He went by the name Squirt when we first adopted him last June. A follow up call this week to ask about his whereabouts and missing photo on Petharbor.com yielded the good news that he was adopted by a family shortly after we placed him. We got him a lot of dental work last fall to combat his periodontal disease and recommend the new owners to follow up on this because that boy loves to eat and needs whatever few teeth he has left! We will miss him climbing up, kneading us and drooling as we cuddle with him. I wish him and his new family the best and urge you to be patient with him. He's full of love and deserves it back. Thank you for giving him a home...
  • 6/24/2013 - Tucker (aka Foxy)
  • Hello! a year ago next week will be a year since we adopted Tucker (aka Foxy) from the Perkiomenville SPCA. I adopted this sweet looking, energetic, long haired, kitty and I ended up with a cuddly (loves belly rubs), bird watching, puppy! He is definitely my big boy now. He plays fetch, eats the leftovers from the other cats, and finds me in the middle of the night to sleep (and boy is he knocked out!). I love him to pieces and whenever I mention him to friends they know he's just a big ball of friendly fur! The vet told us he may have a bit of Maine Coon in him, which explains how he's bigger than my 2 year old SHD. Thank you so much for all you guys do! I feel privileged to now call this kitty mine!

    Kristin

  • 5/10/2013 - Oreo and Snickers are happy bunnies!
  • Hello- I just want to say that I adopted my pet rabbit, Oreo, from Conshohocken in 11/12 and adopted her a friend named, Snickers, from the Abington branch in 2/13. I was able to bond the bunnies together in March and now they live as free roam bunnies in our home. Our bunnies are best buddies and are very happy. They let us know how happy they are every day by doing they're happy jumps and dances. I wanted to thank the SPCA for everything and wanted to let you know they are in in good hands and are very happy. They make me smile every day! Thanks!!

    Cristin Prescott
  • 12/17/2012 - Heart warming
  • When I was younger we always had pets both cats and a dog who lived very long and happy lives. It's been 5 yrs since we have had a pet and there has been a hole in the house. On thurs 12/13/12 we met an adorable little grey with dark grey stripes at the perky SPCA. After getting prepared and discussing at 11am sharp we arrived and adopted him. We named him Little Admiral. He is the sweetest cat I've ever had. He is already good with my nephews, he likes to cuddle. He does not scratch or bite. He follows me everywhere and is very vocal. I came him a stuffed bunny and he carries it everywhere and plays fetch with it. This cat it precious and dear to me and I know he will be a great cat to have around the house. He had a brother there who was very similar. I hope somebody very loving gives him a good home because I'm sure Admirals brother will be as loving a cat as he is!

    Kyle Gardner