Thursday, October 6, 2011

Honey, I'm Home!

Hellooooo friends! I am back from my summer vacation on Long Island and I'm ready to get back to blogging!

You would think it was my birthday (*cough* *December* *cough*) with all the lovely gifts I have received recently. Really makes me one little grateful dog.

Check this one out! My friend Mia brought her doggie Schnitzel (on the left) here to get neutered. As a thank you, Mia and Schnitzel baked me and my friends at the Humane Society of New York some amazing, delicious, ooey-gooey brownies! Since I can't have them (chocolate is toxic to dogs, grrrr) my human friends are devouring them as I type. I barely had time to take the photo before they dug in to the adorable package!

And this is how I have been spending my afternoons...

A special thanks to the Nate Berkus Show and his crew for making my belly rubs that much more enjoyable! They donated these super comfy dog bone floor mats from Bed, Bath & Beyond.

My friends were just recently on set filming a really fun segment that will be airing on October 20th, so watch for that!

Boy am I thanking my lucky stars today!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Summer Lovin'

I am heading to Long Island for a little summer vacation! While I am gone, catch up on all my HSNY Alumni friends!

Monday, July 11, 2011


Occasionally my life gets sparkled with some glitz and glam. Today there were two special visitors that came by to learn all about HSNY and meet everyone here. I wanted to extend a thank you to Miss Earth New York, Lisa, and Miss Teen Earth Northeast, Brandi. They were so lovely and I wish them both luck in their national competition in this far away land that they were calling Daytona, Florida! Hope to see you both again soon! Smooches!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Bill Berloni Won A Tony!

Have you heard about Bill Berloni, our Director of Animal Behavior, winning a Tony Award this year? That's right! Just this past week he received a very special honor and made history at the Tony's as the very first animal trainer to win an Award of Excellence. We are SO PROUD and happy for Bill, our dear friend.

For more information on what Bill does outside of the Humane Society of New York, please visit his website:

Friday, June 17, 2011


So much to do and so little time! ! Thankfully we have the best volunteers in the world. Groups, individuals, class projects, families…it is amazing how many people come spend time with me and my friends when they can. We are lucky to have so much extra help around here. Recently, I have been busy meeting tons of new volunteer friends and wanted to thank them for coming.

The Gotham Gators took all of our adoptable dogs for a walk to Central Park, helped us paint and fundraised. They ROCKED!

We also had a group from Goldman Sachs come by for some TLC.

I just love this picture of my friend Mr. Flops. He looks SO happy!

For more information on how YOU can come volunteer at the Humane Society of New York, please contact Anne-Marie Karash at
Please include your name address and phone number and what you would like to do as a volunteer.
Thank you!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Take Your Child To Work Day

As you already know, we have groups come to visit us. I love meeting them and teaching them about HSNY! Tuesday’s Children were our visitors this week. Tuesday's Children is a non-profit family service organization that has made a long-term commitment to every individual who was directly impacted by the events of September 11, 2001.

The kids met some of our adoptive animals and learned about pet care, animal adoptions and our hospital. They met my sister Misty and gave her a good brush, which is her favorite thing in the world! I also helped them learn what the word “humane” means, and some of the ways a city dog can enjoy being outside by taking them up on our rooftop run. Luckily we just missed that terrible rain storm that was rolling in, as you can see from the clouds in the photo! They were like little sponges soaking up knowledge and it was a pleasure and honor to have them pick US as their destination for Take Your Child To Work Day!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring Break

It's been a very busy day for me. You all know how much I love when my friends stop by! Today was a double dose of good company.

I have known this lovely lady for years now. We've watched each other grow up and whenever she can come over to help me with my duties as resident dog, she does. Just look at how much fun we are having!
Then in the afternoon, some out of town friends came over. Naturally, I assumed they just came to visit me (LOL!) but actually they came bearing gifts for all of the animals. It turns out that they are BFFs of Toby Tobias III, one of my HSNY pals in the adoption center. I insisted on giving them the grand tour which included two bunnies here for adoption (Ebony & Ivory) and introduced them to all my buddies. It was a super good time and I told them on their next visit we could have lunch at Serendipity's! (Allowance permitting!) ;-)

Monday, March 21, 2011

St. Pawtrick's Day

Wow this past week was very lovely and although I enjoyed myself thoroughly, I am tired. On Wednesday night, our good friend Wendy hosted a St. Pawtrick’s Day pawty for me and my friends here at the Humane Society of New York. So many cute outfits and fun times and the best part was that all the proceeds raised are going to a number of the sick animals we have been treating. Wendy is always so caring and wonderful with all the things she does for our animals. We love her and speaking of luck, we are so lucky to have friends like these!

The next day was the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Did you know that it was the 250th anniversary? That’s 1750 in dog years!

Hope you had a great weekend and got some fresh spring air. Til next time, Willis.

Here's a photo of my friend Winky with his

dad Robert and our friend Wendy.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I Went To The Dentist!

There are very few things I fear, but this phrase is one of them: "This is your friendly dental reminder." Saturday was not my favorite of days, as I had to get a dental. But boy am I relieved I saw my friend Denise! So fresh and clean feeling, and healthy too. Look how pretty I look.

The cleaning reminded me that I wanted to remind everyone that it is very important to get pets their dental exams. We can't gargle or do it ourselves so please help us out. Vets can do the major cleanings but owners can do small things too!

Happy brushing! You and your pet will appreciate it.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bunny Hop

Now that I started talking about rabbits, I was thinking about how rabbits are just like me. We need a lot of care and attention. If you are thinking of getting a rabbit, think hard and take your time to make sure it is the right decision. Rabbits can live up to 12 years and that's a long commitment! Fun fact: Did you know in the Chinese New Year, this is the year of the rabbit? A lot of people are talking about getting these little furry pets and I just wanted to make sure you get all the facts.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Flying Bunny

You never know what your day will bring and who you are going to meet. In my most recent adventure, we went to a taping of Nate Berkus (still awaiting air date!) so some of my adoptable friends could model. Before you go on the show, you wait in the green room. While we were waiting, this spunky little blonde girl spotted my friend Buttercup and came in to say hello.

Turns out her name is Annika Vrklan and she was a guest on the show as well. She is a Guinness World Record holder for her skateboarding and she is only six! When she skates, she wears these really cute helmets and one of them has pink bunny ears where she got her nickname "The Flying Bunny".

It just so happens I got a set just like em!

We can't wait until she comes back to New York City to visit us. Best of luck Annika!

You can find more information about Annika on her facebook page, HERE.

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year!

Happy New Year!

On my way to the ball drop this year, I took the subway, just like most New Yorker's travel. Just wanted to take this time for some reminders on travel tips, especially on the subway.

Always, always, always keep your pet in their carrier. Unless it is a service dog, they should never be loose. You never know what could happen, plus it's against the law.

Also, carry a little water and food for them.

Don't forget to bring their leash and collar and tags.

Never leave their carrier unattended if they are inside.

Don't forget to bring bags and tissue to pick up after them. No one needs an extra little new years present laying around!