Oshkosh Area Humane Society
A life saving shelter
We visited your shelter to look at a couple of dogs we saw on your website. From the minute we walked in the door we felt welcome and were impressed by your facility. At the dog desk we were greeted by Ann. She spent the next 30 minutes introducing us to the dogs and helping us evaluate them. It was an incredible experience - unlike any other we've had previously. We walked away with a highly favorable impression of your facility and staff and had a couple of dogs to seriously consider.
Unfortunately, the dogs we met will not be coming home with us. Fortunately, your staff and facility made such a positive impression on us that OAHS will be a part of our life. We will continue to watch your website as we look for an addition to our family. In the meantime, we want to provide our support to your shelter so that you can continue to provide outstanding service to your animals and your possible adopters.
Thanks for being the highlight of our day! We hope to be there again soon. Sincerely, Jeff and Cheryl Reed
Our community is so lucky to have such a great groups of people to care for the animals whoare fortunate enough to come to our shelter. God Bless all of you! Trina Mac Lean
I've been meaning to call or get over there to tell you guys how much I love and adore Miss Kitty and Scarlett.
Just don't know how to thank you enough for taking such good care of Miss Kitty and Scarlett before they came home with me and for taking such great care of all the animals there. I used to hate shelters because I thought they all killed animals. I was so impressed with your facility...especially how you have cats all over the place rather than in cages. I think you guys are incredible and will be forever grateful to you all for my Miss Kitty and Scarlett. Together, with my other furry and feathered babies, they are my life and the loves of my life.
With sincere thanks and grateful appreciation for all you do,
We named Miss Doe Shiloh and she is doing great. She loves her home and we all love her. She is a timid girl but warms up to you right away. All she wants is love and she is getting plenty of that. She gets a couple walks a day and play time with Chris my 14yr old son. She is "Chris's" dog mainly. He keeps her kennel in his room and he is the main person to feed her and give her walks. She has learned a few tricks: sit, stay, lay and we are working on shake. Recently, Chris kept her kennel door open at night time. She is normally kenneled at bed time. She stayed in her kennel the first night. The second night he kept the door open again and she came out and walked around his room but went back in her kennel. By the third night she hopped on his bed and the rest is history. She loves sleeping with Chris each night on his bed. She is house trained. Oh, that is another thing she knows the word "potty" and also "outside". So she gives us her signal when she has to go outside. She sits by the front door and whimpers and really no accidents. Potty training is a thing of the past. We have three cats in the house and the three cats and Shiloh are all getting along fine. It took some time but I think showing the cats they are all loved equally they all adjusted fine. I don't see them cuddling up to Shiloh anytime soon but they all cohabitate well together. I have no questions. I do know that the day I saw her I knew she was coming home with us. She truly makes our family complete
I appreciate all the Humane Society does for all the homeless animals. Every pet we have had in the past and now have are all adopted from the Shelter. I only have good things to say about the Humane Society.
Nadine & Tom Zellner
My wife Julia & I adopted a Dwarf Hotot rabbit (white with black circles around the eyes) named Frankie from you in 2001. She was a stray, found in a backyard in Omro. You named her Frankie because of her blue eyes. She was a nipper, so you guys had trouble adopting her out. When we came to see her, you put on a long sleeved, thick glove to handle her. Well its 10 years later, and Frank is still with us. She's deaf & almost blind, battles head tilt, but she's still a lover. We've had a wonderful time together.
I am setting up a monthly donation to the OAHS. I appreciate what you guys do for our fellow planet-mates. Thanks to you and your crew, Joni.
Take good care,
Billy & Julia Knudson
"I'm so glad to have adopted Baby Boy. We now call his Bosco Baby or Baby Bosco until he get used to it. He is so well trainined and couldn't have a sweeter personality. He rides so well in the car. This is the first dog we have had that we feel we can take on vacation with us. We had company last Tuesday and our company couldn't get over what a good dog he is.
My experience at OASH couldn't have been better. I was very impressed with how clean it was and how friendly and helpful staff and volunteers were. When I got a little hyper about being told (by others) that Baby Boy was part pit bull, the staff didn't give up on me and saw me through it. I appreciate that. Thanks again."
- Linda Fritz
"We have never experienced such thorough instructions from any of our adoptions of our pets. You make the trasition from society to our home so smooth. The fees are very reasonable. What great records we got from you - it's like a doctor's office medical information sheet. No, we would say better! You definitely cover everything and everyone was so kind and caring."
- Jeff O.
"Your facility is very clean and organized. The best we've ever seen. And your staff and volunteers are very courteous. We would highly recommend people adopt from OAHS. It's probably hard for the pets to leave. They are given everything and lots of love. Please continue what you are doing."
- Tony and Julie Talens
"Please accept this donation from our newly adopted cat named "Chewy." She is such a joy to have around and she hopes her cat friends at the shelter find homes. If people only knew how much company and how comforting cats can be, you wouldn't have any cats at the shelter. Thank you."
- Bill and Rose Marke Binder
"We had our walk-a-thon today and I just wanted to let you know that the kids did amazing things. They raised over $400.00 for the OAHS. I have never had such great results from our fourth grade classes. I am just so impressed with their commitment and passion about this project. Very exciting! I will deliver or send the check to you as soon as we deposit it and get a check cut. Thank you so much for all your help in getting the kids excited and motivated to help animals."
- Chandra McCarthy, School Counselor
Parkside School, Wautoma, WI
"This is long overdue, but almost two years ago, I adopted a cat from you. His name was Davis and he was in bad condition while at your shelter. He had no hair on his belly and was in one of your play rooms. I had come to your shelter looking for a companion because I was living by myself and needed someone to keep me company during my boring summer stay at my college house.
Anyways, I had picked out a cat, I can't remember his name, but one of your staff members suggested I go and spend time with the cats in a different room. I told her that it was O.K., I had found the cat I was looking for, but she insisted. She made me go into the room that Davis was staying in. There, I was smothered by about 5 cats and was not at all impressed, but then a partially hairless cat came and played with me and after fell asleep in my arms. I was smitten. I decided that Davis was my boy, and had filled out the application for him. I was approved and came and picked him up in the middle of the June floods in Oshkosh.
Either way, I love Lenny to pieces. He is a very fun cat and I had never really been much of cat person. My mom actually wants to "steal" him from me because that's how cool he is. My mom actually spent more time saying goodbye to Lenny than she did to me after a week long stay her house. He is obnoxiously spoiled and is a wonderful companion. I cannot thank you guys enough for the amazing gift you have given me. I currently work at the Fond du Lac Humane Society, and I know how fun and rewarding it is to recieve emails, letters, or pictures of animals that have been adopted out. I realize this is two years later, but a Thank You is better late than never, right? Thank you again!"
- Amber Bauer, Fond du Lac, WI