What Our Adopters Say
We adopted Ruby from STH almost 5 years ago, and it was one of the best days ever. Our kids still talk about going to STH to adopt Ruby. From the start we decided we couldn’t stand the thought of being apart from Ruby so she always travels with us when we go camping or on vacation, she is truly a beloved member of our family. One of the best things about adopting Ruby from STH is how invested Shelley is in each of these animals, she remembers them and wants to know how they are doing. It is nice to see that dedication and caring for each animal, even years later. Thank you so much for giving us our Ruby!
I can’t imagine home without Oreo.
She came into our lives during a difficult time with the illness and passing of a loved one. We didn’t know it at the time, but she was exactly what we all needed. She put smiles on our faces, and put a bounce in the resident seniors’ steps. Five and a half years later, she’s still the ultimate lap cat, still an incredible dot junkie, still making us smile and still making our home brighter.
Three years ago we adopted Max from Shelter to Home. Our experience with STH was amazing, and our love for Max is beyond compare. As my 8 year old daughter says, “Max made our little family complete.” We are forever grateful to STH for bringing Max into our home.
To date, I have adopted 4 seniors from STH and they have all been wonderful, yet very different, but equally loved. Shelter to Home is such a great rescue to deal with and have made each adoption an easy process.
People always ask why do I get the “old ones?” Well, I am a big believer in karma, and we are all going to be old someday and need to be cared for. I cannot express how full my heart gets when I bring the seniors into my home to live out their remaining years and see them laying in the sunshine, watching the birds through the window or curled up in bed on a cold winter day. Those small moments make having seniors by far the best experience ever, knowing they got all the love and comfort they deserve in their golden years.
I highly recommend visiting the Cat House in Wyandotte to meet all the cats and see their own unique personalities while they roam around. Shelter to Home and its volunteers are beyond amazing and a pleasure to work with and support!
What our rescue dog, Sammy, means to us…..
Millions of people adopt a rescue pet every year. There is often a common misconception is that all shelter dogs are broken, abused, or problematic. While some have been through traumatic situations or need extra medical or behavioral care, shelter dogs are too often end up in a shelter due to no fault of their own. Thanks to the wonderful caring work of Shelter to Home (STH), our Sammy (Samuel Adams) was rescued and got the needed medical attention to fix a broken leg. We followed his story on Facebook as he healed and looked forward to updates as each day passed. One cold January Saturday morning, we headed to a STH Pet Smart adoption event and got to see Sammy face to face. There is no feeling like the one you get as you lock eyes with a dog and know it’s “the one,” regardless of age or breed. It was love, love, love. Sammy joined our family that day and headed home with us to meet his brother and two sister dogs.
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole…. whether it is the thousands of kisses they give, or a partner to stroll around the yard with or just someone to cuddle with on the couch; they simply provide unconditional love. Though our home was already full with three dogs of our own, there is always room for a big hearted, fun loving dog who just wants a family of their own to love. He fills our days with joy; from his little tail always wagging, to his wanting to get his ears and belly rubbed and to his endless games of fetch. Sammy is a big happy boy who truly loves his family; but we love him even more!
The day you bring home a new dog is one of the most memorable days ever. Thanks to Shelter to Home for giving our Sammy a chance to have a happy healthy life. We simply love our boy to pieces.