Lobby Ribbon Cutting Blue and Her Guy Monet, the Quirky Cat Plunge for Donations Save the Date! February 29th – Join Us at Black Bear Diner
Lobby Ribbon Cutting
The Greater Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce celebrated the Verde Valley Humane Society’s Restored Lobby & Lobby Shop with a Ribbon Cutting Celebration!
The Verde Valley Humane Society is grateful to the generous donor who saw our need and both assisted and supported the painting of our two-story lobby, refinishing tile floors, and replacing the lobby furniture. We also thank the Arizona Community Foundation for their grant providing replacement window shades in the office and kennel areas.
We couldn’t do it without our friends!
The ribbon was cut by Volunteer Mindy Chesley, who not only is a dedicated dog walker but remodeled and transformed our Lobby Shop into a place stocked both with supplies for new adopters plus created a boutique experience for pet parents and their spoiled pets, who now shop practical bargains and upscale finds for dogs and cats.
Guests browsed our exciting Lobby Shop, mingled with animal lovers, and took treats created by Bark and Bakery home to their pets!
Blue and her Guy
Blue was a big muscular one-year-old girl looking for love. Her guy came and it was love at first sight. He took her home for a trial adoption. She jumped his fence. He worried she’d get hurt. Or get in trouble. With sadness he returned her to us but he couldn’t stop thinking about her. She stopped eating. He built two five-foot-tall fences and came back for his girl. Imagine a “Top Gun” reunion.
Together at last, they are inseparable. He calls her his soul dog. He thinks she’s the smartest dog, plus has a sense of humor. She goes everywhere with him. Get him started and he can’t stop talking about her and claims three hours of spooning with her cured his cold. In a few months they’ll be moving to California—with their fence.
Your donations help us to make these heart-warming stories possible.
Quirky Monet Finally Finds a Home
Found under a porch with her kittens, Monet came to the shelter in April of 2023. The petite redhead raised her babies and we expected she’d soon be ready for adopters. Instead Monet lost weight and seemed sad. In the shelter until September, staff and volunteers got to know her and reported she loved sitting on the highest shelf of the catio and looking out at the world. Particular about her friends–she preferred kittens and boy cats–but the trait that most slowed her adoption chances was what one staff member called short kitty minutes. She’d allow petting, then changed her mind.
Somewhat quirky, Monet was adopted in September. And returned in a few weeks. Again, back with her cage and catio, she waited until January when a couple visited her several times and decided Monet was the one for them.
They reported back that she was skittish the first day, wandered around a bit the second, but by day three was ready to keep her new family. They say she sleeps on their bed with a 16-year-old cranky male cat and gets along with two elderly Border Collies. Best of all, her house has lots of windows and she gets to watch birds all day.
How far would you go to collect donations for us? Some hardy Verde Santa Fe residents agreed to plunge into their unheated swimming pool if neighbors donated to the Verde Valley Humane Society. Our thanks to all the swimmers and donors!