Lehigh County Humane Society
640 Dixon Street
Allentown, PA 18103
A Lifesaving Animal Shelter
A message from Bailey's new family:
We adopted Bailey from you on July 17th and it was the best thing we ever did! He is an amazing dog and a loyal companion to our entire family. This is our first adoption as a family and you guys at LCHS made it special. Bailey is a wonderful family member( just like one of our kids) and we love him very much. Thank you for allowing us to adopt such a wonderful dog!
Ralphie, a stray from the city of Allentown,entered the shelter on August 10th of 2010. Ralphie was not very well socialized with other dogs and was extremly powerful, which made our effort to find him a forever home difficult. Ralphie quickly became a favorite among shelter staff and after 15 months in the shelter he was adopted! Ralphie lives locally and frequently comes by the shelter to visit. He has his own yard to run in and will be entering training classes in the near future.
We just wanted to let you all know that "George" who is now "max" is doing great in his new home we couldn't have asked for a better dog very loveable, playful and great with other dogs. He is the most spoiled dog ever with treats galore and all the toys he could want. Taking our nightly walks is one of his favorite things to do. He is however just recovery nicely from a umbilical hernia but other than that he is 65 pounds of healthy puppy. Thanks again for giving us the opportunity to meet this big ol baby :)
A message from Tiger's adopter:
This is Tiger. Adopted through the LCHS on July 5th, 2003. Tiger was just 3 months when I brought him home, he’s now 9. Tiger’s first adopter returned him. I believe they felt he was “too much puppy”. I was lucky enough to give him a second chance in my home. With a lot of work and persistence, he has turned out to be a wonderful addition to my family. Thank you!!!
A message from Casey's adopter:
Hi LCHS! I have been meaning to send this email for a few years and finally here it is! We were beyond pleased with the shelter and everyone we came in contact with during our adoption process. Every time someone tells us that they are thinking of adopting a dog, we are quick to recommend LCHS. My daughter is looking into adopting her own fur baby soon and will definitely come into this shelter before visiting any others!
We rescued our dog Casey (formerly Trevor) in 2008 could not have chosen a better dog! He certainly is a little trouble maker, but we wouldn't have him any other way! Everyone just loves him. (He even made his theatre debut last summer as Sandy in a children's theatre production of Annie!) The fame clearly went to his head and he has become quite the diva! Thank you again for all that you do for these animals and the great care that you took of Casey!!
On May 4th 2010, we received a frantic call for help from witnesses to a black and white dog's fall from a three story building in Allentown. Upon arriving at the scene, LCHS workers found a severely injured adult male dog in shock and unable to walk.
The dog, named Wally by his rescuers, was rushed in the Humane Society's ambulance to Quakertown emergency hospital where it was determined that both of the dog's front legs were broken. An urgent appeal to animal lovers for help resulted in an outpouring of concern and dontaions to help cover Wally's medical care.
After multiple surgeries and intense rehabilitaion by caring shelter workers, Wally was considered ready for adoption. During his months at the shelter, Wally had gained "mascot status" and shelter workers began to despair that Wally would never find a permanent family. Their despair turned to delight when a couple from Fountain Hill met Wally and took instant liking to this winsome fellow. On Sunday, October 9th, fifteen months after coming to the Humane Society's care, Wally went home to join his new family. His family reports that he is a joy to them and has adjusted beautifully to his new life.
Hi, I adopted Tonka, previously Luigi, from you about six years ago. He's been a wonderful companion to me and now also has a st bernard mix sister we adopted from a rescue as well. Thanks for my buddy!
A rise in social status was certainly in the cards for Mars! He arrived at the shelter as a stray in November 2011. In March of 2012, he captured the attention of a shelter visitor and is now living a pampered life of luxury in Manhattan. He carries the prestigious name of Mars 21 de Chifon Fontanez Malpica Primero.
Hi! I adopted Zoe, aka Church, from you back in January, she has been doing so well and has really come out of her shell since becoming part of our family :) she has carries this little blue blanket with her everyone and even sleeps with it. Thank you to everyone for helping us find our perfect friend!! She just loves to sit and look out the window all day, Zoe says hi to everyone, and thanks again for everything!!
Evin, a pitbull mix was relinquished to the shelter in August of 2011 when his family lost their home. During his time at the shelter he quickly won over the attention and love of all the kennel staff, becoming one of the shelter favorites. After months of waiting, Evin was finally adopted on 4-12-2012. He now has his own yard to enjoy and is reportedly doing very well.
Dexter (formally Dante) Turned 3 Yrs old this month and just wanted to say hi and Thank you to his friends at the Humane Society for the opportunity to be living happy in his forever home.
A message from Junior's adopter:
I adopted Junior in July of 2010 and my life has never been the same. I was looking to adopt an adult Pit Bull but saw the litter of puppies and the rest is history. Junior is the friendliest, most loving dog I ever met. Everyone who meets him absolutely loves him and the feeling is mutual. Every day he does something to make me smile. Believe me when I tell you the puppy stage was challenging, to say the least, but with lots of work and consistency he is now a dream dog. He loves to go for walks, play in his baby pool, play with balls and be harrassed by my Boston Terrier. Thank you for making the adoption process so easy and for giving me a great friend for life.
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Nevin joined our family in July of 2012. This is him chilling on our bed. As you can see, he is a happy & healthy little guy. We really love him!
Wally visiting Santa with his family.
Shane's recent visit to the shelter.
Shane, previously known as Cisco, was adopted from the shelter in December of 2011. Pictured here is Shane and his family during a recent visit to the shelter. He is reportedly doing very well in their home and is a joy to have around. Shane loves water and enjoys spending time in the yard while his mom is gardening.
This message was emailed to us from the recent adopters of a shelter favorite, Anthony.
"Anthony was adopted on 5-5-12 and when we left the shelter on adoption day, the workers asked us to send them a picture. Well...here it is. We just love him and we think the picture proves how he feels about his new home. Just love him to pieces and want to share. We are so pleased with our decision to add him to our family!"
A Message from Greta's adopter:
"Greta came into the shelter in March.I adopted her on 4/13/12, and my daughter re-named her Ivy. We lost our last lab at 14 years old in February, and she really helped to heal our pain. She is such a great doggie. I think our old Lab, Ty, sent her to us! She is now living the high life! Attached is a picture of her sleeping in her bed after a good day at Doggie Daycare. She goes to The Puppy Palace. She spends her days playing with her new sister, our 9 year old Shih-tzu, swimming in our pool. They get along great. On the weekends, she gets to chase balls, chew sticks and swim at our cabin in the Poconos. I am hoping we are giving her the life most dogs only dream about!"
An update from Gunner's new family:
"We wanted to send an update on our little guy Gunner. We brought him home in early February of this year. He is a very happy puppy who is growing each day! He's good with kids, loves playing with his K-9 brother and sister, and is very obedient. He fits right into our little family and we are so happy to have found him."
A message from Mickey's adopter:
"We adopted Mickey (known to you as Peeney) in September of 2006. Mickey was a 10 year old senior dog. Your ad on Petfinder said he was a true sweetheart…a treasure. Well he was all that and more. He was the sweetest, most loving dog and quickly became a great friend and valued family member. He loved walks, stuffed toys and going places, but most of all he loved his people. Sadly, Mickey passed away on 4/5/2012, after over 5 and ½ terrific years with us. He will be loved and missed forever. Attached is a picture from March of this year. Thank you Lehigh County Humane for letting Mickey find his forever home!"
This is Waldo....now named Dublin. I adopted him in December 2011 from you and he is the best dog ever!!! He is such a cuddle bug!!!
An update fom Nellie's new family:
Hi! I wanted to give an update on our pitbull named Nellie (kept her name) that we adopted from the shelter a few weeks ago. She immediately fit right in to our family. She is one of the absolute sweetest dogs I have ever met. Her and our other dog Rubie just love each other too! We could not be happier with our choice to adopt from LCHS. Thank you to the staff there for caring for this sweet girl until she found her forever home with us!!
Jahiziah aka Jonezie
An update from Jahaziah's adopters:
Jonezie,came into our lives in February. She was found roaming the streets of Allentown. She had this odd habit of standing up and falling asleep..it's hard living on the streets! We were looking for a friend for our 2 yr old rottie Mesha. Jonezie was a perfect fit! I had never owned a pit bull before, nor had we had a rescue dog...so it was a learning experience for all. Since we had Mesha since a pup, Jonez would be a "second dog". Learning how dogs signal to each other was pretty amazing to watch...body language speaks volumes! The first few weeks were rough, but things got better as time went. Sadly Mesha has passed from a rare blood disorder (Evans Syndrome). Honestly, I think if we hadn't gotten Jonezie aka Jonezy B. Jones aka Jonezarelli 7 months ago we wouldn't have. It's been a month since Mesha passed : (, which has made us appreciate our little rescue more than you know! Thanks for picking her up and bringing her into our lives!
A message from Cady's new family:
We just adopted Cady this past Friday and I couldn't imagine a better companion. She didn't waste a single moment getting to know us and her new home. It took her a day to realize all the toys and bones were hers but now that she knows they are hers and we are here to play with her we can't seem to keep the toys cleaned up! Cady wakes up every day full of energy and excitement but when she is ready to sleep we are sure to find her curled up under blankets or trying to cuddle up with one of us. She loves being spoiled as much as we love to spoil her. It amazes me she was at the shelter for so long but they say good things take time and I guess we were just waiting to find each other! Everyone who contributes to this shelter is amazing and we are beyond grateful :)
We just adopted gerdie today. She loves belly rubs!
A message from Prometheus's new family:
We adopted Prometheus in August. We went to the shelter, met him, and knew he was the one for our family! He adjusted amazingly to our home and is loving his new backyard he shares with his sister Akira, who took some time to get used to him but has come around. He has been an amazing addition to our home and has helped our daughter get through some scary times! We have learned since bringing him home, he has a lot of love and he wants to give it to every human, dog, and cat that he meets!
Ever aka Emma
A message from Emma's new family:
I just wanted to update everyone on how my Emma is. Her name was "Ever" while she was at your shelter, and was a very sick kitty when you got her. In 2007, She was 5 months old, weighed 5 lbs, and had a bad upper respiratory infection. It was through the care that your facility and volunteers gave her that she became well enough for us to take her home. She's now a healthy 13 lbs and very happy. She's a cuddler still, and loves watching the birds and squirrels outside. A HUGE thank you for caring for her and choosing me to be her mommy!
A message from Brittany's family:
This is Brittany. We got a few months ago. Brittany is so happy to be apart of our family. She love camping and playing ball. Brittany enjoys walking on the beach and sleeping under the covers. She so lovable. Thank you LCHS for bring Brittany to us.
Love Brittany and the Kemp family
A message from Charity's adopters:
Here are some recent pictures of Charity - she's 100% healthy and seems very happy in her new home!
A message from Cupid's adopters:
Cupid loves his new home!He follows everyone around the house and takes turns sitting on their laps.He enjoys sleeping with all four of my kids and has the habit of snoring.He even likes to sit on the edge of the tub when people take their showers.He has lots of room to run around and enjoys playing with all of his new toys.Thank you to staff member that introduced us to Cupid.
My husband and I adopted a scared, clearly neglected/abused, dachshund that was left at your shelter in 2005. In fact, the woman who showed us Hans (formerly Pioko) said she couldn't get anywhere with him and was concerned that he maybe permanently affected by his experiences prior to arriving at LCHS. After we were in the greeting room with Hans, we knew we had a challenge on our hands but, there was just something beautiful about this little guy and we adopted him. As all dachshunds are, he was a handful of stubborness with a touch of spite but, past his doxie shell we found the sweetest and most loving dog we have ever had! In about a half of a year he became the crown prince of our household and, we wouldn't want it any other way. Thank you LCHS for what you do and the great gift you have given Hans and our family.
This is Auggie (on the left-was Lionel at the shelter) and Riley (was Hamlet at the shelter). Auggie was adopted a couple years ago and Riley was adopted over a month ago. They are still getting used to each other's presence, but all in all it's going well! Thank you for both of our babies. We love them dearly
Just wanted to let everyone know Duke's (Braveheart) first night at home went better than expected!! He and his sister are starting to get comfortable with one another already, and even slept on the bed together with their humans! Lots of thanks & hugs from Duke!!!