P.O. Box  226

Greenvale, NY 11548

A volunteer oganization at the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter

Tell Tails

The Newsletter of the Shelter Connection

Featuring health and training tips, stories about our special events and - of course - lots of doggie profiles of our diamonds in the ruff! 

Tell Tails Summer 2018
A Great Year for "Long-Timers!" Read about four long-time shelter residents that were adopted to their perfect homes!
Also in this issue: Welcome new volunteers, Ruff & Roll bowling benefit, Kind Kids: Troop #407 and more.

Tell Tails Spring 2017

 Mend-A-Paw to the Rescue - Mend-A-Paw is a fund specifically established to pay for all medical and surgical needs of shelter dogs that would otherwise not be covered by the Town of North Hempstead's shelter budget.  In 2016, 19 dogs needed procedures funded by Mend-A-Paw. Learn about four of those "lucky dogs"
Also in this issue: A Second Chance, Kind Kids, A New Photographer, and more.
Tell Tails Holiday 2016
"Transformation Tuesday": Sebastian's Story - At 13 years-old, blind and deaf, Sebastian was found near death on the side of the road. This is the story of his "road back to health" and a warm and generous adoptive home.
Also in this issue: Donate Your Soles; The DNA Results are In!; Memoriam to Ruth Stern; and more.

Tell Tails Fall 2016

Pretty Girl Adopted!!...After a long journey in life, last issue's cover girl found a loving forever home.

Also in this issue: Is Today the Day?; One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words; TSC Honored; Olive; Angel and more!

Holiday 2015
Legacy of a Shelter Dog: Pretty Girl...The heartwarming story of a former shelter dog, Pretty Girl, literally pulled from a dog fighting ring in progress, nurtured back to health at our shelter and rehabilitated in our Progressive Pit Program. Learn how she is doing today.
Also in this issue: Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade, Shelter Dogs at the Library, Honors for The Shelter Connection, and more!

Summer 2015

"Happy Tails" Edition: Samples of the many photos and letters that people send us about our dogs...now their dogs. Read more about our BBreed Breakfast, Napoleon, Hot weather tips and more.
Spring 2015
King Goes Home! After six years at our shelter, our hopes and prayers were answered. A wonderful young couple adopted our very special boy, King (see last month's Tell Tails for more about this special guy).
Also in this issue: Rainbow Bridge; What has TSC been doing lately?; Olive's Story and more.

Holiday 2014

Spotlight on: TSC Dog Handers: Our volunteer handlers give out dogs basic training, exercise on our Nature Trail and lots of playtime. Read more.
Also in this issue: Welcome new volunteers; King - Our Dog Whisperer; VINCE> Fundraiser; Thank you to our merchant supporters.
Summer 2014
Home At Last!! - The story of Bandit - The shelter was his home for three years until his recent adoption.  Read Bandit's story, at the shelter and in his new home.
Also in this issue: Justice for Dogs, Shelter Update, New Volunteers, Play Dates, TPP Tp Go-Zeus, and more.
Spring 2014
Farewell, but not Goodbye - Shelter Director for 36 years, Sue Hassett retires and we celebrate her accomplishments and her vision. Sue shares her thoughts, looking back on her years at the shelter. 
Also in this issue: New kennels are finished, New volunteer photographer, Ten years of Playthings for Pets

Holiday 2013

Who's Your Daddy? Dog DNA Testing - For our Holiday Edition of Tell Tails we tested a few of our long time residents to find out their TRUE identity. See if you can guess their breeds. Also in this issue: Welcome new volunteers, Pictures of our adopted dogs in their new homes, Thank you Merchants, Remember Homeless Dogs, and Clyde a Happy Tail.

Fall 2013


Sparkalicious - Most people have to share their office with co-workers whose behaviors or habits may get on their nerves fromtime to time. Not me. I am lucky enough to share my office with a brownish-black pit bull mix named Spark, who I affectionately call "Sparkalicious".; Paver Pavillion dedication, North Side School visit, Breed descrimiation legilation, Featured Dogs: Bandit, Ebony, Prince, Pearl, Bear and Clover.

Summer 2013


Max - It seems for every Human act of cruel and inhumane behavior to the wonderful creature called "Dog", there is an equally kind and generous human being to rectify that act; K-9 Nose Work, Dog Park Safety, Featured Dogs: Cloud, Zoey, Nickel, Sam and Mellow.

Spring 2013


Through a Volunteer's Eyes, Peaches: An Amazing Dog, Saki: A Happy Tale, Featured Dogs: Bandit, Bella, Egypt, Jolie, Spark, and Prince.




Winter 2013


The Most Beautiful Dog: Love comes in many different packages. The story of our sweet Grammy teaches us to look for your next best friend with your heart, not with your eyes.Reflections of 2012, Jiggs, Before & After, Lives Saved, Happy Tails 

Summer 2012


The Many Faces of Rescue Update: Since 2005, nearly 500 dogs have been rescued from high kill shelters  thanks to the Shelter Connection's New Hope partnership.

Paws to Remember, Rememberance Bricks, Meet: Ebony, Fun In the Sun, Kids and Dogs, Hot Weather Tips for Dogs, Happy Tails and more.

Spring 2012


Paws to Remember Remembrance Bricks: Pay tribute to your beloved pets and beautify our shelter by purchasing a "Pavers for Paws" brick engraved with your personal message.

Our Progressive Pit Program, Our Town's TNR Program for Feral Cats, "People" Food for Dogs, Love is Blind, and more.

Holiday 2011
Pay it Forward: The Shelter Connection shares their holiday bounty with other less fortunate humane organizations.
Bully Breed Brigade, Laives Saved n Brooklyn, Mend-a-Paw, and more.



A Mother and Pup Reunion:

Five months after their birth at our shelter, adopted puppies and their new families get together at our shelter and visit their mother, Mandy.

Our "Got" Series, Paws for Golf, Reaching Out and Teaching Kindness to Kids, To Greet or Not to Greet - A How To Guide, and more.

Spring 2011


A Little Dog's Tale: Twice abandoned and badly neglected, gentle Rose finds a loving home and a gift for teaching children kindness.

Paws for Golf, It's Cool to be Kind, Obesity in Pets, Got Squeaky Toy, TONH Animal Shelter Lends a Paw, and more.



Dear Santa, I Believe: Noelle finds happiness.

Spay/Neuter Day, Mend-a-Paw Mends Heart, Good-Bye Old Friends, T.J. Shields: The Do Good Dog, and more.

FALL 2010
Freeport Runs: Six month-old Freeport was found on the streets dragging his rear legs behind him. Multiple broken bones had healed over and left him lame. Read about our physical therapy and holistic treatments for him and his happy forever home placement.
Grieving Your Pet, Nicky - Love is Blind, Got Rawhides?, and more.

Holiday 2009


SUNDOWN: The bettersweet story of betrayal, survival and the trust of an abandoned dog who found a warm and loving shelter home.

Adopt - Don't Shop, A Pawsitive learning Experience, Mend-a-Paw Holiday Music Medley, and more.


Noelle: A Dog's Tale: Older and stray, Noelle finds shelter with us and surgery for her damaged leg.

The Big, Black Dog Syndrome, The Isolation Room, Dasher Man, and more.


Ransom: No One Messes With Our Kids: This little pup was stolen from our shelter, but we didn't rest until we got him back.