The Niagara Falls Humane Society helps find loving homes for unwanted and mistreated animals, as well as trying its best to reunite lost pets with their rightful owners. The NFHS provides a safe haven for pets in limbo, before they are placed in a new home. The Society tries to alleviate the suffering of all animals and to eliminate euthanasia as a method of population control for pets. At the NFHS, no healthy adoptable animal will ever be euthanized.” (Main pic Tacoma an American Bulldog Mix looking for a new home . For more information CLICK HERE)


This is something that we all believe whole heartily. I welcome you to join us on Facebook or our website at There are loads of success stories whereby the pets that transitioned through our Shelter found their forever homes and to date, are living the rest of their lives with new hope and new futures.

Their stories didn’t start there, but now, thanks to willing adopters have a better life trajectory. Perhaps one day, when the time is right you can join the club and bring home a furry friend to introduce to their Forever Home. There’s no pressure to, I just want you to be aware of the options you have. We are always welcoming volunteers with open arms. (Below, Hanson a lab mix looking for a new family to love. For more information CLICK HERE).


Sitting in the room with me as I write this are two pets who found their Forever Homes. Prior to my wife and I meeting, she rescued an abused bunny from the Shelter. This rabbit has been with her through very trying times in her life. They have an inseparable bond, that I would bet is stronger than the bonds most of us have with the people we surround our lives with. We also have a very fat “gangster” cat. We often joke that this cat was the mafioso of the street gang of cats because of her size. With a lot of loving warmth and attention, she is nothing more than a spoiled suck now. She is comfortable and secure in her Forever Home. She is quite spoiled if you ask me. (Below, Angel a hound mix …hoping you’ll come by and take her home!) For more info CLICK HERE).


When we do good for others, we feel good. We get something rewarding out of it that is nonmaterial. In today’s world, how it currently functions, the nonmaterial is no longer valued – however it is very needed for everyone searching for hope and a connection with life. Real living. Living when you put the phone down and put it on airplane mode – where Pokemon Go can’t suck the life out of you, and where social media doesn’t bombard you with misrepresentation about what true happiness is. Turn off the TV and put away the electronics and experience life as it’s intended to be lived.

This natural way works for people and animals alike. My dad is known to say “Do good for others; forget about it. Do bad and dwell on it”. This couldn’t be more true. When we do good things, we feel good and it’s forgotten. Don’t post it on Facebook and boast to the world about how “good” you are. We can live with some humility, can’t we?  (Below, Romeo, a Border Collie Mix at the NFHS now. For more information CLICK HERE).


We build a life of doing good and it becomes who we are. We make the right choices. On the other hand, when we are dishonest—with ourselves or others—that has a way of staying with us; it seems to follow us. The reciprocal nature of animal-people relationships continue to astonish me—I am always learning something from the animals I surround myself with. You would think that it would be the other way around. Think again.

Come see for yourself one day—the weather is nice out, so you can’t use that as an excuse not to come out. There’s no snow right now and i’m perfectly fine with that. It gives me more time to walk the amazing dogs at the shelter who are begging for an adoptive family. (Below Carlos, a Rotti Mix who has lots of love to give.  For more information CLICK HERE).


Shelter hours: Daily 10-5.



phone: 905-356-4404


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