We have a lovely dog called Binky. As soon as I saw him at the Humane Society over 2 years ago, I knew he was meant for us… I hope he felt the same way. He had been found on the streets, incredibly starved and his fur all matted, and he has – shall we say ‘issues!”
He LOVES the dog park at Paw’s Place in New Rochelle, and to interact with the other dogs there. He likes to do the sniffing though, always being in control. I wanted to get him nicely pampered before the Holidays, and I use The Cut Above on Myrtle Boulevard (834-6014) in Larchmont. The owner is so busy, you have to book weeks in advance and for good reason. She does an excellent job. Of course, the first time I went there to pick up my pooch I was surprised to see Binky in a covered cage. Why? I asked. Well, that is to stop him barking. Ooops… that’s my Binky. As soon as he hears me, he starts. “Come on mom – let’s go.” When his hair is long, he is like a panda bear, and so cuddly. Tuesday was to be his pamper day…. but we were deluged with rain. Several inches of it, and my sweet pooch refused to go for a walk. He stepped out into the port cochere but that was it… “No way mom.” So, I had to call and apologize to the store owner… explaining that he hadn’t gone for a walk, and I didn’t want him to have an accident in her store… I now must wait until early January for the next appointment time… I think Binky is happy – although he will be getting a bath from me but just no haircut! I would love another dog, and I keep searching the Humane Society site. Before Binky, I would help out on Holidays realizing that there weren’t as many volunteers on those days, plus the workers wanted to close earlier. Binky and our (my) 2 cats (plus a third we are looking after) keeps our hands full now but there is always love for another…..The New Rochelle Humane Society is a special place, and is a no-kill shelter.
They have many fund raisers as they only receive approximately 50% in funding even though they service over 19 communities. (They service 19 communities in Westchester County including Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Eastchester, Elmsford, Greenburgh, Harrison, Hartsdale, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Larchmont, Town of Mamaroneck, Mamaroneck Village, New Rochelle, Pelham, Pelham Manor, Rye, Rye Brook, Scarsdale and Tarrytown, and rescue over 500 dogs and 900 cats each year.) While the animals are well looked after, they simply want them all to be adopted into loving families. If you are seeking a special family friend this Holiday, please consider the Humane Society. You will not be disappointed. Happy Holidays.
Westchester is GREAT