Success Stories!

We’re so grateful to be able to share these Social Tees Success Stories with you! We’ve rescued over 30,000 animals since we opened in 1991, and that number grows every year. If you adopted an animal from us and have your own Social Tees Success Story, please email it (with pictures!) to [email protected] so we can publish it here. Spread the love!Success Stories RUBY THE BOSTON TERRIER
“My wife and I adopted Ruby (then Myrtle) three months ago, back in January. I just wanted to let you know how in love we are with our girl. Words can’t really describe how wonderful she is and what having her in our home has meant for us. She’s sweet, gentle, and funny — she makes us laugh all the time. She’s so good with other dogs — she knows how to play rough but also to be kind when interacting with dogs who have had a troubled past. We can’t imagine our life without her. Keep up the good work!”Success StoriesTITO THE ORANGE TABBY
This dapper cat right here was adopted by a wonderful woman a few years ago. She talks about him to everyone she meets! What a bundle of handsome — look at that coat!Success StoriesYACHA THE TERRIER MIX
Back in the fall, the lovely young lady in this picture strolled into Social Tees and told us she dreamed of adopting a small, scraggly, gray, grownup dog. (We LOVE it when people request a grownup pet!) Lo and behold, the small, scraggly, gray, grownup dog in her arms arrived at our shelter shortly after, and when they met it was a match made in heaven! Yacha (formerly Tiki) is about as lucky as a pup gets. Her new “mom” and “dad” (a first-time dog owner) are beyond smitten, and Yacha gets all of the cuddles she can handle.Success StoriesDAPHNA THE SILVER TABBY
The beautiful set of ears in the foreground was adopted in the fall of 2012 by a fantastic young woman who already had a very similar looking cat at home. The “twins” get along swimmingly, and their proud mama can’t imagine life without her two gorgeous girls.Success Stories

Remember little Mills (now Nigel), the pooch that was found wandering lost and lonely under the Williamsburg Bridge on a rainy day in February? Well, a few days later he

won a pup-loving couple over with his exuberant energy and sunny disposition, and they adopted him! He was immediately at home, finding hiding spots all over the house for his toys and insisting that his rightful spot is on your lap anytime you sit down. Nigel quickly became a key part of the family, and his humans are so happy to have found him! Nigel is clearly VERY happy to have found them, too.

This pup was adopted by an adorable couple in the spring of 2012, and he’s now the fourth member of the most loving family he could have hoped for. (His brother is also a Boston Terrier!) Oscar goes to puppy classes and good manners classes, and he’s the happiest little pup in the park.Success StoriesMELVIN THE ORANGE TABBY
Coolest cat ever? Quite possibly. He’s got a guitar and his own leopard print lounger… Melvin came to us a few months ago straight from the kill list and was adopted almost immediately by a wonderful couple that lives nearby. You can’t tell from the picture, but Melvin is a giant boy with red and orange marble markings. His “parents” say he’s got the benefits of a cat (independence, size) but acts like a dog (follows them around, likes to roll around and wrestle, totally malleable).Success Stories

The cool cat-loving woman who adopted these two kitties back in the day said: “I have the sweetest mommy and baby cats I adopted from you. They are the happiest little lovers who live amongst another adopted cat, two old big adopted dogs, and two human babies in a family of animal rights activists. The most amazing thing was seeing the baby (Pleoine aka Squinkers) nurse on her mommy (Tallulah) for almost 6 months. It was the SWEETEST thing EVER. As a nursing mommy myself, I appreciate having seen that beautiful intimacy between Mother and child. LOVE Social Tees and all the work you do!!”

Go ahead and ogle these two handsome brothers — Ulysses and Anubis — adopted separately in December land reunited recently for a puppy play date. Ulysses settled in immediately and his favorite spot is by the window, where he people-watches for hours. He says hello to absolutely everyone he meets on the street, which has earned him the nickname “Mr. Mayor.” Anubis, named after the Egyptian god of mummies, adores taking dry mulch baths in the park and howling at police and fire engine sirens. Funny story: One time, Anubis’s mom was walking down the street when a stranger chased her down… turns out the stranger was Ulysses’s mom, and she thought Ulysses had been dog-napped! It’s easy to see why. These two pups are definitely brothers! And what a cool coincidence that both ended up with ancient names!

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