Adoptable (Back in Black) Hoboken Pets of the Week: Dora and Gunner

Black cats and dogs everywhere are donning their dark glasses and engaging their “flashy things” to wipe out the myths and stereotypes regarding black animals in this national Back in Black adoption campaign.  Between May 1 and May 31, Liberty Humane will be featuring adoptable black dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. Throughout the month, they’ll also be offering 50% off of adoption fees for all black cats and dogs.

Supported by national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society®, Liberty Humane Society and about 100 animal rescue groups and shelters across the country are participating in this massive adoption promotion. Last year, the Back in Black adoption event was introduced to showcase black dogs and cats and give them the best chance at being adopted. More than 900 pets found homes nationwide.

This year, Gunner, Dora and the rest of the furry super-agents at Liberty Humane Society are ready to show off their personalities and dashing good looks to prospective adopters during the “Back in Black 2” adoption promotion.

“Even though they do make wonderful pets with great personalities, black dogs and cats are often overlooked for adoption, but why is that? After all, the color of a pet’s fur has no relationship to their ability to provide unconditional love, companionship and devotion,” said Irene Borngraeber.  “True it can be a bit of a challenge getting a good photo of a black cat or dog—all the more reason to come meet them at Liberty Humane Society and find out what makes our pets in black special.”


Dora is a sweet, young gal who likes to sing. She is one of the most talkative cats in the Liberty Humane cattery.  She engages her human friends and those whom she’s never even met before with her chatty personality.  Once in a home, you may even be able to film her when she’s chatting away and become a youtube sensation!

At two years old, Dora still is a bundle of energy. She adores playing with humans and cats alike. Plus, her petite stature makes her seem more like a teenage kitty! Perfect for a household with other young cats and kids to play with.

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Gunner is a sweet, affectionate dude!  He was found tied to a park bench by his family.  From time to time, he does get worried that he will be abandoned again.

Gunner considers himself a lap dog despite his larger size. He also enjoys playing and is extremely loyal to his special people.  He listens very well and is housetrained.  Gunner’s favorite thing to do is curl up with you on the couch while you are watching a movie.  And when it comes to toys, Gunner absolutely loves his Kong, especially when it is filled with peanut butter!  He also walks great with a harness and especially loves long runs and walks on the beach.  He is comfortable with all types of handling and will readily share his resources with people.

Gunner does sometimes get a little scared of unusual new people, so he may choose to hide behind his companion to keep them at bay.  Gunner will need help to accept new experiences that concern him so that he can get more comfortable with them.  Because of these concerns, Gunner may be more comfortable in a house of teenagers and up.

Gunner is really more of a people-centric pooch and not particularly interested in playing with other dogs.  However, when he does meet another dog on the street, he is polite and appropriate while making their acquaintance.

Gunner with an LHS Volunteer

How flippin’ cute is he?!

Gunner has excelled at some basic commands (sit, paw, and down), and will gladly learn more in exchange for a taste of his favorite treat!  Please check Gunner’s very own pinterest page ( to see more photos!

For more information on adoption, go to:

This adoption event is part of Best Friends Animal Society’s mission of No More Homeless Pets®.

Liberty Humane Society is a participating member of the No More Homeless Pets® Network, a program of Best Friends Animal Society, which offers help and support to animal rescue groups that save lives in their communities.

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