Main picture is Felix. He is a German Shepherd/Collie Mix looking for a new home. He is up for adoption now.  For more information CLICK HERE.


As I sat down to write today, I clicked over to the NFHS website to choose who I would feature in this article. Today, I read that Felix has lots of energy and love to give.  His perfect family will have a wonderful companion dog if they can give him the routine and structure that he needs.

This is a great example of how animals adopted just need a little help sometimes to help them learn the ropes!

Okay, I also love cats! Let’s get real: I love all critters big and small! But the sad truth is… not everyone does. (Below, lovely older gal Sadie has still got lots of years left for that perfect new family home.  For more information CLICK HERE).


Not everyone spays and neuters their pets or cares if they get play, exercise or grooming time. Not everyone wants to cuddle, talk to and spoil their pets with love. Not everyone is kind. (Below, check out Rascal! What a special dude this German Shepherd Mix is.  For more information CLICK HERE).


Sometimes, people treat their pets like an annoying neighbour, interacting only when necessary. Or a too-small item they got at the store. “This one doesn’t fit. Let’s take it back.” (Below, distinguished boy Jordan knows how to sit pretty! Could he be the right addition to your home?  For more information CLICK HERE).jordan


And yes, while we’ll agree that bringing them back to the NFHS is better than re-homing yourself or abandoning them, it’s still not ideal. But alas, that’s how a lot of animals get here. (Below, beautiful Batman is looking to be the next superhero in your life.  Think he could be a good fit?  For more information CLICK HERE).



One thing we’ve done in our family is to give our pets our last name. It may sound silly but in a way, it adds an emotional tie. We have Bette and Hannah Hutton. Can you imagine taking a pet with your last name back to the shelter? No, right?

If you are considering a new furry friend addition to your household, why not consider adopting a shelter pet?  They are here waiting to meet you!

For more information on all the animals available at the Niagara Falls Humane Society, please visit their website:

This week’s column written by Sheryl Hutton

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