After having two dogs in my life, I had decided I would not be adopting a third. My husband, on the other hand, had other ideas. So after a few months of talking about it, I reluctantly decided to start looking. We had a few dogs that we were looking at in Jamestown, Minot and Fargo; but for some reason they just did not seem to be right. In early June we drove to Dickinson to check out two more dogs. They were ok, but again, I did not feel a connection to either one of them. We decided to head back to Bismarck. I started wondering if maybe it was too soon for me to be looking for another dog. As we started approaching Mandan, we decided to swing by the Central Dakota Humane Society. We had been looking on their website, but never saw anything that we were interested in. As we pulled up I immediately saw a small white puppy that was heading out for a walk. We entered the building and started looking. The first guy I stopped at just so happened to be the one! His name was Ronan, now Buddy. He was the brother to the little white puppy that we saw when we pulled up. In fact he was one of seven little white puppies. They all had just gotten out of quarantine the day before. Buddy is very smart! He already knows a lot of his basic commands. He is now attending obedience school and is at the top of his class! LOL Buddy is tender hearted, loves to be loved, and is working hard at being a good boy. I think we hit the jackpot with this little guy….. A special thanks to the entire staff at CDHS for providing Buddy and the rest of his siblings and mother with the wonderful care and love that they received upon their arrival to the shelter in April.
Mary, Rick and Buddy Robinson
Officially Adopted on June 19, 2018
We adopted Bourguignon (Arnold or Arnie) about a year ago, so I wanted to send some update photos. Here he is alone and with our cat Guinan, whom we also adopted from CDHS (Pippa). Thank you again!
In the past we've adopted stray kittens and cats who just showed up at our door, and you can really tell the difference between adult cats. The ones who started out at CDHS are the best adjusted ones.
Michelle and Paul
Just wanted to update you on our fur baby Keith that adopted us about 4 months ago. He absolutely fits perfect with our family. He is a marshmallow when he plays with our Dachshunds and sons and loves to run in his yard and play for hours. He also found his perfect spot in the family room in the evening to curl up on. Keith was one of the pets of the week on TV and he loves to watch his own video when we turn it on, ( he is a big ham). He WAS heart worm positive when we got him, but after finishing his medicines he is healthy and energetic. Thank you CDHS for everything that you do, you are an amazing bunch of wonderful people.
Our house will never be the same again! Willow has come in and taken over our house as well as our hearts. She is starting to settle down and is getting used to the "house" rules. We are working on teaching her that the counters and anything on them are off limits.
Willow and her big brother Jothee love to play together. When they are outside she loves to run up to him and pounce on him, even though he is almost twice as tall as she is. Dad and mom have bought her lots of toys, many of which she has had fun figuring out what is on the inside. In order to keep Willow off of Dad and Mom's bed, we had to make Willow her own blanket that she sleeps with in her own bed. Willow also loves to play with Karl when he is let outside. They run up and down the fence barking and playing with the other. However, when Karl comes into her yard, Willow plays a bit rough with Karl and knocks him down and nips at him. That, however, has not stopped Karl from sneaking upstairs with Willow and Jothee when Rosie isn't looking.
We are grateful for the opportunity to bring Willow into our home! Thanks!
I adopted Chloe (now Friday) on Friday, Sept. 21st. I was looking for a cat and she chose me. I had been out to CDHS a few times to check out the cats, and I sat down in the chair in the main cat area. She jumped up into my lap and was content to stay there for nearly an hour.
Friday has settled into my home wonderfully. I have never met a more observant, well-behaved and calm cat. She really enjoys playing with her laser light and with a stuffed bird. But beyond that, toys really aren't her thing. Friday would much rather be in my lap than anywhere else.
Thanks so much for taking such good care of my girl before she found me!
I’m writing to update you on Alizia (now Cookie Dough) and Joella (now Oreo). The sisters have adapted well to our family including Sheridan, our seven month old neutered male cat. It was fun introducing Cookie and Oreo to the outdoors, it took several days for them to feel comfortable playing in the back yard and climbing trees. They live in the garage but come in the house to visit and play frequently. We love having them and they seem to be very happy. Thank you for the great work you do, and I recommend adopting pets from CDHS over any other option.
My husband and I adopted Milton, age 5, and Little Dog, age 7, in late January 2013. They were brought into the CDHS together in November after their owner passed away. They are both such loveable animals and adapted to our house with ease. Little Dog is smart, curious, playful, and affectionate. She loves snuggling under covers, taking walks, and despite her smaller stature, is the leader of the pack at the dog park. Milton is a big, gentle boy and loves nothing more than sleeping on our large arm chair by the front window, now referred to in our house as “Milton’s chair.” When he’s not napping, he enjoys chewing on his bone or outsmarting the Kong. His sister is the boss of the duo, and Milton is just fine with that! They both do really well with other dogs of all sizes and make us very proud parents at the dog park. We feel so lucky to have found Milton and Little Dog.
Judy Cooper and Nelson Klitzka
Hi, this is Mystic's mom, Charlotte Fraise. As I said in my last update on her, she was crying and hurting so bad, I took her to Pinehurst Vet Clinic. They ex-rayed her hips and her legs, as it started in the hind end, and then her front leg was being held up (due to her old fracture in her elbow.) What they found amazed me! Thank God, her hips are excellent, BUT, she has an old fracture on her hind leg, which healed badly, as well as a BB pellet in there! Poor girl! Her first year of life must have been horrendous, having puppies when she was still a puppy herself, either being hit by a car, or beaten... they think a car, as it was both front and back legs fractured, probably at the same time.. and had been shot by someone with a BB gun! As well as being a stray, or dumped...All in her first year of life! Being brought to you shelter probably saved her life! I am surprised she still loves people! I know she loves me and is so very loyal to me.
She will probably be on pain pills off and on all of her life... the old fracture in her back leg was so bad, and healed so badly (I am not a vet but even I could see in the ex-ray how wrong it was!) I am surprised she can walk at all! The cold weather has probably brought most of this out. Right now, she is back to normal, and back to playing in the snow... it is so cute watching her eat it and play in it, rolling around while I am freezing lol. I am hoping once the weather warms up, she won't be in so much pain and I can cut the pills for a while. The vet said to let her play and run, as she will know when she has had enough.
She is my baby, she sleeps with me on my bed, (she is quite a bed-hog lol) and if I am busy, she sleeps on the bed with several cats curled around her lol. She is such a character, and so smart and amazing. She has piles of toys for tug-a-war and lots of chew toys, and even tries to steal the cat toys lol. She even plays tug-a-war with the one cat (the one she has adopted as her own special cat). Right now she is sleeping at my feet while I am on here... if the phone rings and I am talking, she starts begging for attention like a typical kid lol. Thank you so much for treating her so well while she was with you, for speaking with me the one time I called in a panic, for letting me adopt her. Here is the video on my Facebook page of her playing tug-a-war with Miracle, her cat. View Video
Char Fraise and Mystic and the misfit cats