While this isn't actually a testimonial, I would just like to mention something about one of your "adoptable resident's" sibling... our Emma is Logan's sister. She also is "big" everything but the most important thing about her is that she is amazing! She LOVES swimming (not the ocean but a pond or lake), loves "cuddling" (doesn't realize she weighs a lot more then she did...probably 60 lbs right now. Can't really think of a bad habit she has except maybe the digging.. she loves to dig holes then lay in them! She also liked to "pick" flowers out of my gardens--spraying the area with lemon juice took care of this habit though. She's fine with our two cats (former rescues from you!) and Brady actually snarls at our 15 & 18lb "furpups" when she thinks they're beating up on Emma! So for anyone wondering if these pups came from a "good line" I'd say yes... if we didn't have so many pets and such a small house Logan and Emma would be back together!
We adopted clementine (FKA Shadie) two weeks ago. It has turned out to be the best decision we have made in a while. We were thoroughly impressed with the Animal Rescue League and how they care for their animals. Clementine had a complication when she was spayed and looking over her paperwork, I couldn't believe the detail and attention that was paid to her. Everything was documented; times taken outside, behavior, medication administration, everything. It made taking her to her new vet a breeze. With Clem, it was love at first sight. She is the sweetest and best dog we could ask for. Her favorite thing to do is snuggle on her back getting belly rubs while watching tv. Thank you for a great experience and even better addition to our family!
We adopted Julius in June of 2016. He walked into our lives any made himself right at home. He is the sweetest boy. We believe that we are his 3rd home and I honestly have no idea how anyone gave him up before but I'm so glad they did because he is a perfect fit in our family! For the first time ever, we have a cat who loves me better than they love my husband, so I might be a little biased. He is nearly always by my side. Thank you for my buddy!
I adopted Carson back in mid-September of this past year when he was just five months. He just had his first birthday April 1st, and I couldn't be more overjoyed to have him here. Carson is loving life in the wilds of Francestown. Running and jumping through the woods, long walks, and oh so many smells! And when it's time to relax, we share the couch and he'll sleep in bed tucked right up beside me. He has been a blessing these past months and I look forward to many years to come. So grateful to have found him and have him in my life. He's yet to meet anyone he hasn't charmed instantly. I've never been more happy to have had an animal pee on me than when Carson did during our first meeting at the shelter. Lol I look forward to many years of warmth and companionship.
We adopted Victoria on Christmas Eve. She was one of the last cats in the shelter and was so skittish that she was living in an office out back. For months, she lived mostly under a bed, and was very shy and nervous, but now she is a happy cat roaming the house, following me around, meowing sweetly, and loving all the attention she gets in her new home. At first, we thought our home might not be right for her since she took so long to get comfortable, but our patience paid off with a great pet.
Meet Moxie now Roxie. 8 yrs old who lived outside her whole life giving birth to puppies. You may ask why a senior as you won't have for very? Older dogs are so wise, they are appreciative and grateful because they have known life without security, and they let you know that they are well aware of the kindness you have bestowed upon them. Even though you won't have them as long as a younger dog all we have is today. Today we will snuggle and she will feel safe and loved. And if tomorrow Roxie leaves, we will know that in her golden years she no longer had to feel lonely, hungry or frightened, but will know the love of her very own family. Thank you Animal Rescue League for all you do.
We have adopted two animals now, both from the Animal Rescue League in Bedford, NH. Each experience has been great! The staff is extremely helpful, knowledgable, and friendly. We now have a 5 year old male Tuxedo Cat, Pete (formerly named Chevy) And last weekend we fulfilled our American dream by completing our family with a 1.5 year old Golden Retriever, Nora (formerly Bouncy). Both animals get along great with each other and provide happiness activities for myself and family. We really enjoy having both our animals and couldnt ask for a better local shelter!
We adopted Blackie close to 2 years ago. She was rescued from a hoarding situation in Vermont & was very underweight when we got her. She had been at the shelter for 1 month with no iterest from anyone. After all, she was 8-10 years old & 99% black. These dogs just don't get the attention they deserve! Needless to say, she's not underweight any longer! LOL She is the SWEETEST dog! You'd never know the neglect she endured from her loving kisses, snuggles & tail wags she gives you every day & every night. She knows that she has a warm, loving home & shows us every day how grateful she is. She is a kind, sweet soul & we are so blessed to have chosen her! I wish I could take every senior dog home with me!!!
We adopted Leela and Piper (formerly Pam and Pat) a week ago and just love them to bits! The ARL was great in walking us through the adoption process and answering all our questions, and even giving us some things to get started. I was anxious about adopting animals at first, not having any experience with it, and Kim made it really easy and straight forward. The kittes are the best, and would absolutely recommend the ARL if you're looking to adopt any kind of animal!
Hi ARL Staff: It's Sugar Bear's mom! Hi from me too! (Sugar Bear). Thanks to all who assisted with our First Day together. November 10 will be celebrated each year as our anniversary. From the first call inquiry, to packing Shoog up to head back to our home in Nashua, I was provided such extended information and multiple testimonials,of my new baby's background, habits which I was so grateful to have were priceless. By 10:00 last night he was on my lap purring up a storm. Twice when I pulled a hand away to switch the remote, he grabbed it, with completely retracted claw, back to his face and chin. Tito is totally aware of a new arrival, but they have not met. I am totally in love with him and he kinda seems to like me too. Ill try to get a video or pic to you later, Again thank you so much, especially Kim who suggested SB first and was invaluable on how to ease him into my life. But, you wouldn't believe how it all went so well. More to come and hopefully pictures of his new "compound" to come.
We adopted "Lucky", aka "dipstick" due to his brownish/white tail with lots of black streaks in Dec 2002 at 12 weeks old..
We renamed him Buddy and it was a great 14 year ride. He was our best friend and best Buddy and unfortunately it all came to an end on 11/2 at 225pm when old age finally took him away from us.
We will miss him dearly
We adopted Yuri (Zoltar) last year. We were looking for a companion for our other cat, Marvin. When we visited the Animal Rescue League we walked right past Yuri without much of a look. We looked at a number of cats that day but none seemed to click. As we walked around the ARL with a volunteer she noted there was a cat we passed that she thought would make a good fit. We met Yuri in one of the holding rooms and his weird and wonderful personality was apparent immediately. He had no fear of people, he jumped around the room, and demanded belly rubs. We took Yuri home that day and he bonded with Marvin almost immediately. Marvin and Yuri were nearly inseperable - they caused chaos playing with each other, and roamed outdoors together.
Sadly, Yuri passed away last week after too short of a time with us. We are so sad to lose him, but are thankful he was a part of our family. We want to thank the ARL volunteer who suggested we give Yuri a second look. We wouldn't have left with him that day if she hadn't suggested it - she took the time to listen to the pet we were looking for and matched us with the perfect cat.
Colby has adjusted well and loves to go on walks! He loves to have his occassional baby carrot and to sit on top of his hideaway castle!
Hi there! We adopted Gunner (formerly known as Chubz) from you a couple of months back. He's doing great! We appreciate the fact that we were given the ability to take him home and work him into our family even though the dog on dog meeting wasn't perfect. Most places would've told us to pound sand. It took a solid week of work, but Halo and Gunner are the best of friends now (for a while we thought he liked her a lot more than us)! Once he learned his dog on dog manners, and understand what the difference between "enough!" and play was things went great. He loves romping out on our 16 acres with his doggy siblings when we take them for hikes, chasing toys, playing tug, lounging on the deck, and adores the children. He's learning his manners and is coming along nicely. We put him on a raw diet and within 2 weeks his skin was cleared up and his coat is beautiful.
Here he is relaxing after a play session between his new doggy siblings, Dunkin and Halo.
In 2014, I went into the Animal Rescue League looking for a cat for our family (me, husband, and two boys- at the time 2.5 and 5 years old). We needed some help with the mice at home and I always appreciate an animal soul nearby. :) I looked at every female cat there (at my eldest's request; to offset his younger brother, of course), but this one scappy looking dude, "Luke," kept meowing for attention. I looked him over- his tail was a bit patchy and he was missing a canine tooth, but I figured with all of his chatter, I'd hang out with him for a bit. When we reached the visiting room, he fell at my feet, or rather on them, and I fell in love. I took him home and we renamed him, "Tig."
He could care less about the mice, but he's improved our family in every other way. He doesn't bat an eye when the boys are jumping off the couch while he's napping and makes a peaceful exit everytime the excitement proves too much. He goes to bed with the boys and wakes up with me. He waits at the door for us to come home everyday and comes at a whistle. We are so grateful to have him! Thank you from all of us and Tig/Tiggy/Tiglet/Tiggybear!!
Chase and Cody entered out lives on June 26th. We cannot imagine how things would be without them and after having gone through several losses recently we truly feel blessed. They are clearly very bonded to one another and we plan on giving them the best forever home they could possibly imagine.
We adopted this sweet spayed girl from you in2010 I think. She was 4 years old when we got her, and she made herself right at home and never looked back!
Thank you for such a sweet companion and friend.
Bill and Lyn Richards
We were looking for a special cat. One a little older more laid back that would be compatible with my 5&11 year old girls. We had been browsing the local shelters in hope to find the perfect cat for our family. We found Missy!!! We absolutely LOVE her!!!!! She snuggles with my 11 year old and plays with toys with my 5 year old. She has not had any accidents outside the litter box and her favorite thing to do is look out the windows and watch the birds and squirrels run by.
We adore missy she has been the perfect addition to our family!!! We love her sooo much!!!!!!
I adopted Jojo on 5/22 and couldn't be more in love. The staff at Animal Rescue League knew exactly what kind of dog I was looking for and were extremely helpful with introducing me to the dogs they saw best fit. They helped me make the perfect decision. Jojo is smart, goofy, and loves cuddling which is everything I was looking for. I brought Jojo home the same day I met her and we've been inseparable ever since. Thank you ARLNH for matching me with the perfect dog for me!!
Today is 1 year since we first brought Midnight home! He's such an awesome, lovable cat and still loves to give very strong headbutts. He has adjusted very well to living with us and is doing very well in his new home. Thanks again, ARL!
Kendall rose is fitting in PERFECT , the moment we layed eyes on her I knew, I recently lost my great Dane to brain cancer. My daughter and I went in to the shelter for some dog therapy in there was little Miss Kendall shy timid and scared when we asked to have a come out she ran over to me the same way my great Dane did when we first met first met it immediately brought tears to my eyes over the loss of my girl but felt Kendall was a gift from the rainbow bridge over to me by serenity Marie . Kendall is a beautiful girl who is coming to Rachelle such a fun Kendall is a beautiful girl who is coming out of her shell with such spunk love in the crazy puppy behavior she also is extremely smart with the training we have given her she's responding amazingly I am so happy to have her in my life as well as my daughters .
I do not know if any of the staff remembers Jake the "Notweiler." We adopted Jake in December of 2012. The story goes that Jake had been adopted but returned to the shelter either once or twice. Well, lucky us. He has been nothing but a joy and constant companion to his sister Brooke (the shiba Inu mix). We just love him!! Thank you Bedford Animal Rescue League....we adopted a "gem!!"
(Super) Nova, formally April, was recently adopted by myself and my boyfriend. She settled in to our small home so quickly! Turns out she's got a big personality for such a tiny kitten. She's very quick to tell you when she wants something but also happy to cuddle up on your lap. ARL soda dantastic job taking care of her while she was there. And the adoption process was so fast and painless, I don't think I'll go anywhere else again!
We have had cats for nearly all our lives, and found it hard to be careless. Charlie is such a wonderful guy! His prior people did a superb job of socializing him. He is so gentle, lovable & trusting; belly rubs & head buts, along with drinking from the faucet, are favorites. We are now keeping an eye out for a companion for him. We will most likely be in soon!
In November 2015, we were fortunate to find Harvey the Chihuahua at the Bedford Animal Rescue League. Every day is an adventure and exciting. He learns new skills, brings us such happiness, and is just a loving fellow. Thank you.
Dear Rescue league,
I was a resident at your facility in Bedford, NH for a few months back in 2005. I was adopted by some people that decided to sell everything they owned (except me of course) and live on a sailboat. I was not sure at first if I would like it. My people provided a nice soft bed for me and I could still sleep with then if I wanted to. I have had many adventures since my adoption. I used to sail the coast of Maine and NH, now I am sailing in the Bahamas!! I must say that not needing to grow a winter coat makes it easier to keep clean. They take me for walks, yes, I walk with a harness and leash. Lots of people like to pat me and tell me how pretty I am.
I want to say thank you to the people who work there for the great care I received and letting my. Mom and Dad adopt me:)
Somewhere in the Bahamas
Kelli-too, previously known as Shadow, adopted three years ago. So thankful for her former family and for the Animal Rescue League of NH for nurturing her so well! What a hilarious jolt to find her hiding in the bathroom! Thank you for all the fun and love she's given us!
Nikolai adopted us is May. He is an amazing Russian Blue who was quite shy at first but luckily took a chance on our family. He is quite happy with his decision. He loves to play, run, jump and cause mischief. We could not love him more ❤️
We adopted Cocoa (AKA Dora) back on November 2, 2006. She was the BEST dog I have ever owned! She gave us so much love over the 9 years we owned her. We had to put her down on 10/23/2015 and that was one of the hardest days of our lives. We loved her so very much, but SHE love us MORE! We had her cremated and she remains with us in spirit! Thank you for providing a loving, adorable dog for us who gave us so much joy. After a period of grieving, and I'm not sure how long it will be as we continue to miss her daily and are having a hard time adjusting to life without her, we plan on coming in to see if we could rescue another dog.
Roughly around 7-8 years ago my family came in looking for a dog. We ended up leaving the first day empty handed after meeting Molly's (Original name was Firefly) other litter mates. We went back roughly a week later to find that someone had returned one puppy because she didn't work out well with their dog. We met her and we clicked (I was 11, she was 3 months). She's been my constant companion since then and I couldn't have asked for a better dog. Her muzzle is greying but her heart is just as big as it's always been. The day we brought her home she snuggled with me on the couch and we haven't been seperated since. She's the most amazing animal i've ever met and I love her so dearly. Thank you.
Smokey's been with me for a couple of weeks and has really gained confidence in his new home! I'm sure he misses his first home, but please know that he is very much loved and quite a bit spoiled! He's grown very generous with purrs and leg rubs, and loves his choice of cozy places to sleep. Smokey is a perfect match for me and loves our quiet home. I am so grateful for his companionship!
With a name like snuggles we knew she was going to be a little love bug! Snuggles loves to cuddle in bed and on the couch with us. She is the perfect addition to our family. Thank you for taking care of her until she found her forever home with us!
Our kittens (formerly known as Max & Pack) are the sweetest most loving kittens. Their foster Mom did a wonderful job socializing them and getting them ready for life with a family. They are so well adjusted and playful! They get along wonderfully with our kids and our dogs. It was a great decision to adopt them from the Animal Rescue League. They have made our family complete!
I fell in love with Binona the minute I saw her! My boyfriend and I knew we wanted to adopt a senior kitty and give it a loving home for the rest of its life. I sat in the backseat with her the whole hour back to our house. After a small hiatus under our futon, Binona really came out of her shell. She doesn't even mind her bunny brother, Leo! She has been eating normally and always has to arrange her litter a certain way. She also follows me around the house and doesn't leave my side! We are so thankful for the newest addition to our family!
Emitt (formerly Masky) came to live w/us in 2011. Looking like he's wearing clown makeup, he was re-named for Emit Kelley. A gentle soul who hugs his people a lot & has many facial expressions, he is still VERY food driven. He gently taps my face if I don't get up & get his breakfast qiuck enough. He's been taught to say ma-ma for his supper. His human brother only makes him stand on 2 feet and tap the fridge 3x tho. We do watch his weight & he has many balls to chase. He's the best.
charcoal is a great addition to our family !! hes a little skittish still getting used to his new home but is eating,drinking playing n loves to be petted so we ablige him gladly !! ty very much for charcoal !! we all love him to pieces !! he also has his a way to show off as the pic shows ! he is sitting on the coach very comfy !!
Diego became a member of our family in early June and we fell in love immediately! He is a very bright little boy who showers us with love every chance he gets. Diego loves to please and caught on to our routines quickly. He fits right in and our family cannot imagine him not being there. Thank you to your staff for making the adoption process so easy! We couldn't be happier!
Blanco (now known as Bleue) has been the best addition to my family. I was a little nervous when I signed the papers to adopt a kitten I couldn't even touch but he needed a chance. It took him about a week to get comfortable, he wasn't really sure how he felt. But once he decided that he liked us he made a complete 360. The little kitten that used to hide under the bed is now the BIG kitten who sleeps in the sink, begs for car rides, TP's my house, and makes sure you always wake up to a kiss on the nose. Thank You ARLN for bringing this sweet boy into my life.
LB (formerly knows as Edwin) has been living with us for over 2 years now - and he rules the roost! But he's my best companion and he fits in our household like he was meant to be here. He sleeps at my feet at night and gets his "face rubbies" and cuddles in the mornng. Thank you ARLNH for matching us with this crazy, pushy, but incredibly loving cat!
"Thank you, thank you, thank you for all that everyone there does. I can't believe that I have waited this long to get another dog and somehow you gave us just the perfect one!!!"
"Moo Moo (now named Abigail Adams) is fitting in wonderfully. We all just love her to bits. She is so much fun!! Last night she started fetching with those foam balls (she would run after the ball and bring it back to me).
Our other cat is still in the hissing, growling phase, but Little Abigail doesn't mind. She just be bops around the other cat as if nothing is wrong. I think she is determined that they will be friends whether Salem likes it or not.
Abby is eating very, very well. She loves Fancy Feast canned food, but still only likes Cat Chow Indoor Formula.
We took her to the vet on Friday and even the vet couldn't help cuddle her. She's a popular little girl.
I'm attaching a photo of one of Abby's favorite places to sleep or just hang out; the bathtub! LOL.
Abby is a true delight. We love having her in our home. She has brought us a lot of smiles, laughter and love.
Thank you for checking in. We really are enjoying having Abby as part of our family."
"He is loving it. At the first day he was a bit afraid of the house, but now he owns it. Ha Ha. The same day he also pissed indoor. However, I told him not to do it and he has not done it since... Great boy. I love him already. I made downstairs a playroom. He stays downstairs when I go to work...When I get home, I leave the doors open so he plays outdoors/indoors, and when night comes, I tell him bedtime and he goes straight to my bed. Ha Ha I really love him.
Thank you, Nei"
“Chipper, now known as Eddie, is doing great! Honestly, you wouldn't recognize him today. When he met him he was a very reclusive, shy and quiet cat, who appeared much older than he is. Now, we looks like a big kitten, and he just never stops zooming around the house or jumping on our laps or beds or playing with the other cat. He never stops moving, and is having loads of fun. He's getting along fine with our other cat, Annie, who also came from the Animal Rescue League. They're getting into all sorts of the good kind of cat trouble…We're very happy with him, and I think he feels the same way. Thanks for letting us take him home.”
“Crystal, aka Dixie, is doing amazing! She is such a great dog!! … She is an incredible addition to our family. I am so grateful that we just happened to see her that day.”
“Jackson is amazing. We love him so much. He is the happiest most wonderful loving dog. Thank you for checking in. If you ever need a recommendation or spokesperson, I would love to give my experience of adopting Jackson and how wonderful it has been."
“Jessi is doing marvelously. She's the happiest kitten I think I've ever seen, and she loves her mama so much that sometimes it's hard to find my own space...she is always with me. Jess is exactly the cat I was looking for, and believe me when I say, she is the exact opposite here of what she was in the shelter...she needed the security of her own person and her own home, which she now has. Thank you once again for rescuing her...we were meant to be together!”