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  Name:  Jeremy

Owner's Name: Alexis Wescott

Why my Pet is Noble: When they handed us the smallest shiba we had ever seen, needless to say, we were surprised. He's continued to surprise us every day since then! With his spunky personality of rough-housing with his two bigger brothers, the stereotypical Shiba scream when you try to clip his nails (ask the staff at BAH), how you can't pet him without him lifting his arm for his preferred chest scratches, all the way to going through a major hip surgery at three years old and zooming around the house two months after. Jeremy is the little light in our lives.
  Name:  Da Vinci

Owner's Name:  Elaine Wareing

Why my Pet is Noble: 
On a cold rainy night in 2007, I finally trapped this very feral cat. He was quite thin and had an eye injury. Immediately, I rushed him to a vet. When I brought him home, he was released into my sunroom where he spent the next three months before he felt brave enough to join my cat family! Fast forward: Da Vinici is now quite a demanding, loving lap kitty who sleeps with me. With the dedication by Dr. Johnson and his amazing staff, he has survived some health challenges. Da Vinci is an incredible feline and I adore him!
  Name:  Ruckus

Owner's Name:  Patrick Loud

Why my Pet is Noble:
 He was born in NC somewhere, only to be abandoned by his family. He stayed alive by catching whatever he could for food and begging from people on the boardwalk. He was found by people at Birdneck shelter. His cage needed to be covered whenever other dogs walked past him because of his territorial nature. He didnt like other animals but people were his favorite. He plays with his cousin and is getting better at meeting new friends. He’s been up and down the east coast and across country twice. He’s now living his best life.
  Name:  Congo

Owner's Name:  Teles Dardenne

Why my Pet is Noble: Congo is a 15 month old Basenji. The breed is known for being " barkless". He doesn't bark but he can yodel. They are an ancient breed from Africa and were used to hunt lions. Congo loves getting into trouble around the house and playing with his dog friends at the park. He has spent a lot of time endearing himself to Dr. Johnson and his staff due to some viral papilloma but despite being poked, prodded and frequently put in the cone of shame he still enjoys the attention of going to the Vet.
  Name:  Sophia

Owner's Name:  Rachel Shaffer

Why my Pet is Noble: 
Sophia is an approximate 4 year old beagle. She was adopted about 4 months ago. Her favorite activities include eating, laying on the couch, and sniffing the grass. She unfortunately was heartworm positive upon adoption and is currently undergoing treatment, but has been great going through it. She is all done with treatment and is loving life! She is a sweet little dog but can howl very loud all the time.

Name:  Nico

Owner's Name:  Erin Jackson

Why my Pet is Noble: Nico, 
aka Furbeast is a 2 year old German Shepherd Mix. He entered our family at 7 weeks, and got to know the Birdneck Staff REALLY well. He has had 2 exploratory stomach surgeries and got attacked by another dog and needed stitches. Each time he was enthusiastic and loving, although he can be a bit rambunctious. He is curious, intelligent, playful, loves the beach, running, and would play fetch for hours if he could. He is also the best of friends with the newest addition to our family, our son. We can't wait to watch them grow together. 
  Name: Xena

Owner's Name:  Trevon Randle

Why my Pet is Noble: Hello everyone may I introduce to you my snake Xena. She is an Anery Boa Constrictor. Xena is around 3 and a half years old with an awesome temperament. When she is not in her enclosure hanging out she loves to just be held and relax on your shoulders. Xena is a speedy grower, in the time that I have had her, she has almost tripled in size! She is a great snake and anyone would be lucky to have her.
  Name: Jemima Milk

Owner's Name: Nan Kitchen

Why my Pet is Noble: Hi, My name is Jemima Milk . I'm a 3 1/2 pound Yorkie. I have an older brother named Jinx who I annoy all the time. I am obsessed with designer fashion items. What would life be without Gucci? I just recently got my cast off from a broken paw. I'm so thankful for Dr. Johnson , who took excellent care of me. Thankfully my cast went along with my sense of style, I mean look at it! Fabulous!
  Name: L. Moe

Owner's Name: Kirk Williams

Why my Pet is Noble: L. Moe is a 9 year old bombay cat, a breed sometimes referred to as the "Parlor Panther". He has Gorgeous golden eyes with an all black body. As fierce as his fangs were sticking out, he gets along great with other dogs and cats. L.Moe is smart, handsome, loyal and very communicative. Whenever I sit down he is soon to follow. He wakes me up climbing and purring on top of me. Everyone that meets L.Moe becomes a fan and a friend. My life is better with L.Moe in it.
  Name: Kelly

Owner's Name: Richard Yonkovich

Why my Pet is Noble: Kelly is a 13 year old Golden Retriever who has been with us since she was just days old. She is a great watch dog and a special member of our family. She loves to antagonize our cat Luna and play with her toys.  When those aren't available she just chases her tail (she's never caught it yet, lol). I have never had a better animal friend than Kelly!
  Name: Milo

Owner's Name: Richard Styles

Why my Pet is Noble: Milo was found wandering down the middle of a street in Conway, AR covered in mud.

Picking him up and giving him a bath I realized he was a puppy that had escaped. After taking him to a local vet it was determined that he had been abused but was in good physical shape.

It took a year to earn his trust but we have been best friends ever since. We express our love to each other every day.

  Name: Abby

Owner's Name: Deborah Duty

Why my Pet is Noble: 
Abby is a hound mix that was adopted from a friend who took in a starving pregnant hunting dog that was abandoned cause she was pregnant. We adopted one of the puppies once they were born and the party Began. Abby beings joy and life to us and also Rosie our other dog. Abby is quite a goof ball and even though she has been through a rough patch the last few months and lost most of her eye-site , she has adjust and is back to her normal self. She is quite a trooper and we love her dearly.
  Name: Darcy

Owner's Name: Jennifer Kershaw

Why my Pet is Noble: Darcy is an 11 year young half lab/half German Shepherd mix. She was born in Idaho on a ranch. While living in Montana, she made friends with antelope, whom she would chase and be chased by. Now, she loves chasing seagulls on the beach and wrestling with her older sister, Jodi (12) and her new puppy, Indy (5 months). Darcy thinks she is a lap dog and loves to snuggle her mom whenever she will let her. She is so loved by her mom, dad, and her human brother and sister.
  Name: Finn

Owner's Name: Cindy Coureas

Why my Pet is Noble: Finn is a peekapoo who joined our family with quite the personality. Finn loves to take anything he can find and place it in his bed so you always know where to look. Unfortunately he ate minced onion and was very sick for five days. We were told to euthanize him but thanks to Dr Johnson, we were given another chance at life! Finn didn't give up and neither did Dr Johnson. Finn now continues to bring such joy with his whole body hugs and kisses and we couldn’t be prouder of what a fighter he was during his battle.
  Name: Bella

Owner's Name: Joseph Worst

Why my Pet is Noble: Bella is a rescue dog who went through four homes before reaching her current home where she now serves as a trained service dog through TADSAW. She enjoys walking the trails or taking a quick dip in the water with her family. An easy day around the house or a busy day out but most of all she loves her job. ~ Joseph
  Name: Baylie

Owner's Name: Codie Bryce

Why my Pet is Noble: Baylie is a 5 year old white German Shepherd. She is very sweet, energetic, and has an adorable personality. Since the day she came home, she has had her parents wrapped around her paw! She is friendly and loves making new friends. Some of her favorite things to do are playing fetch at the dog park, snuggling with her dad, and playing chase with her brother Hank. Baylie is also very smart and can do lots of tricks, although her best is "telling" her parents when she wants treats! She will do just about anything for a good head scratch

Name: Daisy

Owner's Name: Ann Bausch

Why my Pet is Noble: Daisy had a rough start in life. For her first eight years she lived on the streets or in a shelter in Puerto Rico, until the Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation brought her to Virginia. We have learned so much from her about patience and resilience. Even after everything she has been through, she has bonded with us, is gentle to everyone, and shares so much love with our family. Daisy loves to take walks, play in the leaves, and snuggle. She is a very special girl.
Name: Loki

Owner's Name: Travis Gramkow

Why my Pet is Noble: Loki is a handsome Bulldog who loves to come visit his friends at Birdneck Animal Hospital. Some of his favorite things include his tennis ball, butt scratches, treats and lots of Hugs and kisses.

Name: Princess

Owner's Name: 
Christina Wilson

Why my Pet is Noble: Since the day we brought Princess home with us. She has been noting but a joy in our lives. She's, loyal, loving and had the most charismatic character. And she brings a smile to anyone who meets her! And she's always there when we need a little cuddle to make our days all the better!

Name: Dilan

Owner's Name: Rachel Williamson

Why My Pet is Noble: Dilan is an eleven year old corn-snake who has been quite personable since day one, even for a few who've suffered from mild Ophidiophobia. Alongside his sweet disposition he can be quite the trickster, squeezing himself along the rim of his enclosure so it appears as though he has escaped in hopes to be checked upon so he may attempt to make a break for it and explore; smart little thing. Some pastimes include stealing body heat whilst cuddling\pretending to be a scarf and pooping on anyone who holds him for too long signifying he's ready to go to bed.


Name: Sweet Pickle

Owner's Name: Ned Keegan

Why My Pet is Noble: Sweet Pickle, who goes by Pickle, is very happy and silly labradoodle who came from the lovely people at Family Labradoodles in Yorktown. She loves running on the beach, playing with all sorts of other dogs, going for a stroll in First Landing State Park, and playing with roughly ten toys per hour. She has the sweetest disposition which is one of the reasons she loves to meet every person she walks by and why she even loves to visit her friends at the groomer and at Birdneck Animal Hospital.

Name: Junior

Owner's Name: Dana Miller

Why My Pet is Noble: My name is Junior! I'm the sweetest and most loving lil' pup you'll ever meet. I love meeting new pups and people and waging my tail. I may be small, but I can outbark anyone, any size! My favorite things include playing outside, playing with my big brother's tail, nibbling on fingers and toes, and chewing up toys! I may only have 3 legs, but that never stops me!"


Name: Lexi

Owner's Name: Alice Smith

Why My Pet is Noble: My name is Lexi and I am a five pound Yorkshire Terrier. I enjoy road-trips, long walks and being held. I absolutely hate fly swatters and cameras. Now that I am thirteen years old, I sleep harder, my walks are shorter and I take naps more often. My favorite activity is watching football and basketball games on television with my family. LIFE IS GOOD!


Name: Chloe

Owner's Name: Rachel Rojeski

Why My Pet is Noble: Chloe is a 4 1/2 year old Husky mix who rescued us at the age of 2 months.  Being a proud military puppy she has lived in 5 different states and loves traveling.  Her hobbies consist of giving kisses, sunbathing, watching for squirrels and wrestling with her little puppy sister Cassie.  She loves meeting others and greets you with a smile at the door. Last year Dr. Johnson and the wonderful staff at Birdneck Animal Hospital fixed her ACL to keep her in the constant battle against the squirrels.  We love you Chloe!


Name: Charlie

Owner's Name: Jeffrey & Heather Slusser

Why My Pet is Noble: My name is Charlie. I am 9years old and I was adopted by my family 5 years ago. I love to eat, dig for crabs on the beach, travel, and go for walks. Did I mention that I like to eat?!!! I have a younger fur sibling named Sammy that my parents adopted 4 months ago. He seems to be really cool and I love having someone at home with me when my parents go to work. Overall, I am a very loving, easy going, spoiled cocker spaniel.


Name: Lola

Owner's Name: Chris and Lucy Mould

Why My Pet is Noble:
We have loved sweet Lola since the second we met her. She's had a rough start in life and despite it, this beagle loves hard! She has had more than her fair share of health problems however with the wonderful care of Dr. Johnson and the amazing team, we know she will have a long, happy and healthy life. She spends most of her days snuggled up on the sofa, occasionally getting down to choose a toy from her toy box or to play with her doggy sister Darcey. We all utterly adore you Miss Lola!


Name: Elly May

Owner's Name: Robert and Kristi Jones

Why My Pet is Noble:
Elly May is new to the area. We believe she is about 5 years old and is either a Walker Hound or an American Fox Hound. She was abandoned so we adopted her from the Heritage Humane Society in Williamsburg. She is making the transition from pack hunter to a condo companion. We renamed her Elly May after the character played by Donna Douglas on the Beverly Hillbillies. She brings a country kind of "chill" to the North End but promises to rise from the cushions and defend our beaches from encroachment by deer should that become necessary!


Name: Haven

Owner's Name: David Cram

Why My Pet is Noble:
Haven adopted our family in the spring of 2008. We immediately fell in love with his care free and curious nature. He loves meeting new people and pets. His favorite hobbies include: kicking owners off the couch and trying to steal their french fries. He recently underwent treatment for arthritis, and surgery to remove his spleen. His recovery was quick and he is back to his fun loving and energetic lifestyle.

Name: Rosie

Owner's Name: Debbie Williams

Why My Pet is Noble: R
osie is a 3 year old red nosed Pit, who stole my heart the day she picked me to be her new forever mama at animal control. She was about 22 pounds of loose skin and blind in one eye, but her sweet demeanor and innocent face was more than anyone could resist. She loves everybody and everything and at times is a total goofball. We love her dearly.

Name: Taz

Owner's Name: Carl and Denise Mack

Why My Pet is Noble: T
az is 12 years young. He adopted our family when he was eight months old. We are truly grateful to have been blessed with such a happy friend who makes us smile and laugh everyday. Taz is loving, carefree, curious and goofy. He makes people smile with his infectious grin or one of his latest antics. He has a zest for life, especially SWIMMING, and loves his cookies! He adores his family, friends, Dr Johnson and his outstanding staff at Birdneck Animal Hospital. Taz melts hearts, enriches lives and gives more to us than we can ever return.


Owner's Name: Joe Stefonowich

Why My Pet is Noble: 
Ziggy was named after Bob Marley’s son, Ziggy. He started out as our daughter’s fluff ball weighting only a few pounds. After she married and took him to live with her and her husband, we missed him so much she felt sorry for us and let him live come live with us knowing she could see him as often as she wanted. Ziggy is our greeter and welcomes everyone at our door including the mailman. His hobbies are chasing rabbits, going to the beach, rummaging through the garbage when we aren't looking and stealing food from the counters.

Name: Dude

Owner's Name: Shay Kamme

Why My Pet is Noble: 
Brooklyn Dude came into our lives through Va Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center. As a volunteer, his new Mom fell in love with him. He is a loving, caring boy. Our sweet Dude suddenly got sick in March, & we ran him to Birdneck Animal Hospital. Everyone took such great care of him. Their staff is the best, giving all the pets their love & attention. The joy Dr Johnson & his staff showed when Dude finally made it to a good place could NOT have been faked, they care as much as we do for our babies.


Owner's Name: Dee Dee Boone

Why My Pet is Noble: 
Charlie has taken over our home and our hearts. We picked him up in January 2014, made it through yellow snow and chewed up molding, and are finally experimenting with letting him have the run of the house. We took the leap into the world of dog ownership to help our children overcome their fear of dogs and it definitely worked. Charlie loves bacon, chasing squirrels, and long walks. We recently had a big scare when he had a close encounter with a pick-up truck, which only reaffirmed how entrenched he is in our hearts. We love you Charlie! 

Name: Sammy

Owner's Name:
 Rob & Gabrielle

Why My Pet is Noble: Sammy was found on pet rescue in September 2001. Sam has the biggest heart and is very devoted to his mom and dad. He has a daily ritual which includes lounging, strolling downstairs for a snack, chasing his sister around the house, then enjoys a nap. Sam is my protector and my best buddy and from the first day I ever had him he has slept in the very same spot at night...my pillow, the same one I sleep on. Sam brings joy and laughter to our little family every single day and we are so blessed to have him.


Name: Checkers

Owner's Name: Cheryl Levierge

Why My Pet is Noble: Checkers "Bully" Levierge was born in Missouri on January 16, 2013. Being selected as Birdneck Animal Hospital's pet of the month is a great honor to our family and we as his parents are proud on Checkers behalf to accept this great honor. Checkers was at the point of amputation from one vet. However, Dr. Johnson and his loving, caring staff not only saved his left foot, but Checkers is doing what dogs love most, being a kid! He lays on his back when taking a bath, while massaging and washing his tummy. He is a sweet little boy!


Name: Molly

Owner's Name: Brian and Kathleen Kozlowski

Why My Pet is Noble: Molly was adopted from the Virginia Beach SPCA in August 2014. Our family stopped at the grocery store one Friday evening, saw her outside the store working at an outreach event, and brought her home Saturday afternoon. She enjoys walks on the beach, playing with her puppy-brother Charlie, chewing on her stuffed animal pig from “Angry Birds,” and sleeping with her entire body underneath the blanket. She is great at cuddling, and that more than makes up for her (sometimes very loud) snoring. We love our Molly!


Name: Dean Underwood

Owner's Name: Sioux

Why My Pet is Noble: Sioux began her life as a stray cat in the salt marshes of Virginia Beach. After being a single mom to a litter of kittens, she decided it was time to find a cozy home with a loving human to care for her. Sioux went on a crash diet, matted her fur with mud and some fleas for "bling" and started searching for a purrfect home. As luck would have it, she found her "sucker" and she now has everything she needs and more! Sioux recently underwent surgery and thanks to Dr. Johnson, will be on the prowl soon. MEOW!



Name: Betti Tate-Garber

Owner's Name: Bridget

Why My Pet is Noble: Met emy beautiful Bridgett! Despite being diagnosed with oral cancer, she remains the most loyal friend I have had. Bridgett adores her family as we adore her. She's the epitome of unconditional love! She's my best friend and soul mate. Bridgett loves to snuggle and nap on the sofa with her paws crossed. She has been in the best of care. I attribute this to her family, Dr. Johnson and his staff. Bridgett has filled my life with complete joy. Her favorite activities are taking long walks to the beach and socializing with people. I will always cherish her.


Name: Bentley 

Owner's Name: Tabitha Holtzapple

Why My Pet is Noble: Bentley is a 6 month old English Bulldog and full of love! He has the best parents that take exceptional care of him. Bentley is undergoing surgery due to paralysis from a condition he was born with that is affecting his spine. He has been a trooper despite all of the obstacles thrown his way. He enjoys his visits at Birdneck Animal Hospital to undergo therapeutic laser treatments with Dr. Johnson as well as spending quality time with "his girls" at Birdneck. Bentley has a talent for making anyone he meets, fall in love with him!


Name: Ginger

Owner's Name: Jon Hershelman

Why My Pet is Noble: I adopted Ginger from the VBSPCA on Jan. 3, 2002. She was 11 months old, had been turned in to them twice, had been there for 6 months and couldn't find a home. She had suffered abuse and her last Vet recommended that she not be adopted out again. To this day she still has some trust issues but once someone proves worthy of it she is extremely affectionate. She's been a wonderful companion to me and her sister who we lost to cancer on Feb. 28 after more than 11 years. She wishes to thank Dr. Johnson and his staff for their patience, care and devotion.


Name: Tess

Owner's Name: Blaire and Mary Denny

Why My Pet is Noble: Tess was born on June 2, 2001 in Virginia Beach. Her breeder described her as the "saucy" one in the litter and over the last 13 years she has lived up to that moniker! Tess loves the beach and even at the age of 13 she has no fear when it comes to the waves. She also loves chasing a ball although she doesn't always deliver it back to the one who threw it! What she really loves is her food. Her love and devotion to our family will be her legacy. Tess' human siblings complain that she has surpassed them as "the favorite child!"


Name: Izzy

Owner's Name: Anne Meachum

Why My Pet is Noble: Izzy has made me laugh, been by my side, & taught me what unconditional love is since the day that I rescued her. She loves road trips and camping. She has a wonderful man in her life who loves her dearly, take her for long walks, truck rides, watches baseball with her & gave her a bigger backyard where she chases ducks and sunbathes. It's been a blessing to find Dr. Johnson and his amazing staff who have helped her in so many ways. She's loved by so many. I'm lucky to have had so many years with my best friend!


Name: Princeton

Owner's Name: Amanda Taylor

Why My Pet is Noble: After spending too long in a pound, Princeton was adopted in 2009 from a rescue group in Chicago, IL. When Princeton is not spending time with his buddy Dr. Johnson and the wonderful staff at Birdneck Animal Hospital, he enjoys going for long walks, hanging out in sunny patches, and nibbling on broccoli stalks. Princeton is a “people” dog; happy to tag along on an adventure or just snuggle on the couch, as long as he has people he is happy. Princeton’s motto: “All you need is a spot of sunshine, some broccoli, and a good scratch above the tail”.


Name: Roxy

Owner's Name: Blackburn Booth

Why My Pet is Noble:  K9 Roxy is a family dog of 1LT Joshua L. Booth, U.S.M.C. (K.I.A 17 OCT. 2006, Operation Iraqi Freedom). Roxy is now a Search and Rescue canine and part of Greater Atlantic Rescue Dogs, a volunteer K9 SAR team based in Hampton Roads. Roxy also visits the U.S.M.C. Wounded Warrior Regiment as a Therapy Dog bringing smiles and comfort to wounded, ill or injured Marines. This portrait of Roxy is used to raise funds for the children of Fallen Marines. She serves as a living affirmation of Josh's life and to honor the Marines he fought alongside in combat.



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