1555 East 10th Street
Erie, PA 16511
Happy Tails
Meet some of our pets who are now in their life long loving new homes!


We have so many Happy Tails that we made them an album on our Facebook!  

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Her eyes met mine as she walked down the
 corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels.  I felt her need instantly
 and knew I had to help her.  I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she
 wouldn't be afraid.

As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had
 in the back of my cage.  I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked
 today.  Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn't want her to
 think poorly of them.

As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past.
  I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in
 someone's life.

 She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me.  I shoved my
 shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her.  Gentle fingertips caressed my neck.

She was desperate for companionship.

 A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would
 be well.  Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I
 instantly jumped into her arms.  I would promise to keep her safe.  I would
 promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could
 to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.  I was so fortunate that
she came down my corridor.  So many more are out there who haven't walked
 the corridors.  So many more to be saved.  At least I could save one.

 I rescued a human today.


A Non-Profit 501 (c) 3 Animal Welfare Association


Ruth Thompson, Director