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Happy New Year…part 2


P&C friend and contributor Leslie from the Yonkers animal shelter sent this wonderful story and photo to wrap up the year. Thanks Leslie! Take it away…

Was just thinking about the different Yonkers dogs who were fortunate enough to find good homes this year, and I must say that there were quite a few….In fact, I think you could say “a lot.”
However, of all the dogs who were lucky, this little guy says it best!!!
This is Rocky…he is about 6 months old and was at the shelter since he was a tiny puppy…We worried that he would grow into an adult before he was adopted, as adoptions were a little slow this summer and fall…he is the sweetest, friendliest fellow, and would make a great addition to any family. Little did we know that, just around the holidays, a wonderful young couple would travel all the way from Massachusetts to adopt this little guy.

We always hope the dogs will be happy. Some people keep in touch, some send nice pictures, BUT this picture left nothing to the imagination. Take a look at this boy in mid air saying THANK YOU Jenna and Brian for becoming my folks and thank you Yonkers shelter for taking such good care of me until my forever family found me!!!


Wheeee! Congratulations Rocky. I hope that in coming year, more animals end up like you!

This entry was posted on Thursday, December 31st, 2009 at 11:00 am by Laurel Babcock. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Category: Animal behavior, Animal care, Animal rescue, Animal safety, Dogs



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For most animal lovers, pets are members of the family. They carry around pictures in their wallets and schedule vacations with pets in mind. This blog takes a look into the world of a pet owner: the good, the bad and the just plain obsessive.

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Laurel Babcock is the Community Life editor for The Journal News, Express Publications and LoHud.com. She grew up with a beloved mutt and was surrounded by dogs into young adulthood. She liked cats enough, but didn't really think of them as true pets. That changed when her brother brought an abandoned 4-week-old kitty into the family, dooming us all. Laurel currently serves as staff for two completely adored cats, Stanley and Cup, both girls.


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