Volunteer Dave loves shelter pets, and has a serious soft spot for those who have been at the shelter for a long time, or have been overlooked for some reason by the adopting public. He would like to introduce you to some of his favorite such shelter animals.
Meet Dave's Faves! All pets listed here as a Dave's Fave will have their normal adoption fees waived by their respective shelter or rescue. Please click the photos to check out each Fave's full profile and find out how to meet them-- we are sure that they will become your faves, too!
We’re not sure what’s better...Chester’s adorable ears or his charming personality. Either way, this boy sure is a catch. At about 3 years old, Chester is tons of fun. He loves a good game of tug-o-war or some fetch! Give him a rope toy or a tennis ball and Chester is one happy boy. Not only does Chester love to play, he also loves to cuddle! A comfy lap to snuggle in is a dream come true for this handsome pup. Do you know what he would love even more though? A family to call his own. Maybe that family could be yours. Come and meet Chester today!
Jack (seen here with Dave, of Dave's Faves) is near-perfection! He's got movie-star good looks, loves to play, and when he's tuckered out, will settle in for a cuddle and some kisses. He sees everyone as a friend, including other cats, and is our official Shelter Greeter and volunteer favorite. The one imperfection? Our handsome ginger boy has a skin condition that will require him to be on a pill every day or every other day long-term. Happily, he takes them pretty easily and they're very affordable. Small price to pay for near- perfection! Come meet Jack and see if you don't agree!
Tilly wants to know if you want to play? Tilly is approximately 1 and a half years old and is ready to have some fun. Will you be her lucky playmate? Come to the shelter and meet one of our sweetest pups.
Sassy has her forever family!
Abby had a very rough start to life, but you would never know it by her sweet nature! Abby has some scarring on her face from an early injury, and a birth defect which caused her tail to grown in crooked. Since coming to stay with us and getting proper nutrition, health care and lots of love, Abby is THRIVING! She charms everyone she meets with her funny little underbite and up-down ears. Abby adores cuddling with her human friends and working on learning new skills. She recently spent the night with a volunteer, who reports Abby was a PERFECT guest (though a bit of a bed hog...) Come meet our special girl, but beware of your heart!
More about ABBY
Up-to-date with vaccinations
Giselle's markings look like a bowl of Oreo cookies and cream ice cream-- and her personality is twice as sweet as she looks! Giselle is a gentle, fun-loving girl who loves to walk, play ball, and cuddle. Come meet her quickly, we don't think she'll be with us for very long!
More about GISELLE
Up-to-date with vaccinations
SKY - From Sky’s blizzard host: I’ve known Sky since the day he arrived at our shelter and we’ve developed a nice relationship. When we got slammed with the blizzard over a weekend in January, I was the lucky volunteer who hosted Sky & Scarlett as my house guests. I was the slightest bit tentative because I had no idea of Sky’s “house manners.” Well that became a non-issue in five minutes. As soon as I opened Sky’s travel crate, he stepped out, wandered and sniffed the upstairs to ensure it was to his liking and then came over to me wondering where dinner was. Sky was the perfect gentlemen in my home with me and Ms. Scarlett, who he knew, but rarely interacted with at the shelter. He played a lot with all of the toys, especially his favorite chaser, scratched to his heart’s content on the various scratching posts and mats, (but never on the furniture) and happily ran to greet me when I entered the room.
This is our sweet girl, Tinker! If you're looking for a sweet addition to your family, look no further! Tinker has arrived at Sammy's Hope and is just about the sweetest thing you'll ever meet. This beauty, who is about 3 years old, loves giving hugs and receiving all of the affection she can get. She loves a good snuggle sesh and will never turn down a nice, long walk. And if that isn't enough, she is so stinkin' cute. Are you ready to give a total sweetheart that forever family she so deserves? Come and meet Tinker today!
ABOUT VIGO (LITTLE SWEETHEART)
Vigo - Woof! Hi there! My name is Vigo, and I am a one year old hound / pittie mix. My human friends think I am fully grown, but I'm still a bit of a peanut ... I weigh around 45 lbs and have a small bod. I have beautiful white and sable fur and dark eyes that match my dark fur spots. I always think it's important to coordinate your fashion accessories. :-)
I'm still a young guy, so I can be bouncy and silly at times. I walk well on my leash (sometimes with a little bunny hop!). I am social, affectionate, and a real people pleaser. I'm a happy little guy!
In the shelter, I have shown a tendency to guard my food, which sometimes happens with dogs under stress. For this reason, I will need a home without children, who may not understand to leave me alone while I am eating my noms. If my new owners work with me on this issue -- my shelter can give you some easy tips! -- I should become much more comfortable sharing my food.
Oh, one more thing about me ... I might be hard of hearing. My human friends have discovered that I might be partially deaf, but it's hard to tell, since I so eagerly try to please my people and I am so obedient with my commands. If I am hard of hearing, it's no big deal. I have adapted really well!
Thanks for reading all about me! I can't wait to meet you ... I'm saving a butt wiggle just for you!
Love, Vigo xoxo
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Mocha - This beautiful chocolate colored Pittie girl, about 3 years old, will melt your heart with her soulful eyes and affection! She’s working with a trainer so it's a possibility that she can have a doggy sibling, and she already has great house manners and knows some basic commands. She’d love to have a family of her own real soon!
Luna is 4 years old and has been at the Woodbridge Animal Shelter since March 2014. She is up to date on her shots, she is FIV/felv negative, and spayed. Luna may be a diva but her super personality is sure to make you laugh; she loves hanging with her humans, and she's very inquisitive. Her ideal home is an only-pet household but at the shelter she's to some of the more passive adult cats. Please email email@example.com or call (732) 754-8502 for any inquiries on adopting this loving girl!
Bonnie is a world-class cuddler with 24-carat gold eyes and a rose pink nose. Nothing makes her happier than to curl up on a warm lap. Don’t let the love bug facet of her personality fool you though; those intense golden eyes come alive when a game is about. Bonnie will play with anything! Even things darn near invisible to the human eye. Come meet this pretty lady and enjoy a cuddle or a romp together!
More about BONNIE
Up-to-date with vaccinations
Good with cats
Color: Black and White
Gordon - This sweet Pit Bull Terrier / Hound / Mixed medium adult male is a gem! Gordon is a happy, friendly gentleman with a bounce in his step and love in his heart! He is a gentle playmate and loves to go for walks and play with toys. Gordon is learning all kinds of commands from his volunteer friends and can't wait to show them off. This friendly guy will make a perfect companion to a very lucky family.
Linden - Handsome Linden is perfect best friends material! A sweet boy, eager to please, loves to show off his commands, and knows how to pull on your heart strings! He's the strong silent type, free with kisses, loves to cuddle, accepts treats politely and loves to hang around people. Make him your forever boy!
Ponti is a very pretty calico with a heart shaped nose and light green eyes who loves to be brushed and to soak up the sun. But bring out her favorite Cat Catcher toy, and her inner kitten emerges. If you have a place in your heart, and a sunny window, for this sweet 7-year-old, come meet her today. She'll be sure to pack her favorite toy!
More about PONTI