TODAY | January 31, 2013
>>> loving new homes. jill is here. good morning.
>> hi, savannah, love the do. even though we're only month month into the new year, it's never too late to live by the new new year's resolution and i always live by the same one every year, opt to adopt now.
>> hey, bud. you're about to go from a cage to a castle.
>> this is a 6-month-old siberian husky mix.
>> look how beautiful he is. sky is still a puppy and very rare special breed. i don't think we've ever had maybe one in five years.
>> he was an owner surrender.
>> give me a kiss. you want to play? yes. very playful. this adorable guy is named elvis, also a puppy.
>> yeah. he's only nine months old and jack russell mix.
>> very curious active dogs.
>> very active.
>> he is being an unbelievable sweetheart. let me ask you are you a descendent of eddie from the show "frazier?"
>> this is the area i lovingly refer to as caddyshack because this is where all the kittens and cats are anxiously awaiting a home. look at this adorable guy.
>> this is sheldon having his lunch right now. sheldon is six months old.
>> hi. look how sweet he is. i literally took him away from his food and he says, it's okay. all right. very sweet. i'm not sure if you want more of your meal or a nap.
>> last but not least, it's boomer time.
>> a 2-year-old boxer mix.
>> very well behaved and strong like an ox.
>> doesn't he do tricks? boomer, i was told you shake hands . give me your paw. give me your paw. ah! shake on it.
>> we have richard from the animal care and control in new york. nice to see you.
>> nice to see you.
>> let's bring out our first dog, a siberian hust ski, sky.
>> sky is very energetic. you have to keep her mentally and physically stimulated all the time. loves to take a bath. gets in the bathtub and absolutely loves the water. she sits.
>> does sky need a backyard? she needs space.
>> she needs exercise.
>> if you have another dog, a bigger dog because she'll tend to dominate the smaller dog.
>> she's obviously tame, even willie can handle her. all right. thank you so much. next, we have elvis, who is a jack russell mix. a little puppy. we love jack russells. they're kind of hyper, right?
>> very curious, will get into a lot of things. a lot of energy. if you have room on your bed, he will want to get in and snuggle with you. overall a very great dog.
>> and great with kids.
>> jack russells are very popular.
>> so wonderful.
>> other than being a little mischief vows from time-to-time and a lot of energy, this one is especially ffection not.
>> how much bigger will he get?
>> still a puppy. won't get much bigger.
>> we go from wow to meow. we have a little kitten. jackie is walking her out.
>> another cudler. loves to cuddle. probably purring his head off right now. so sweet. between all the activity and everything going on, you see how calm the cat is.
>> the situation with dogs is dire and even more for kittens and pets in the shelter, you really need to get out and adopt them.
>> you hear about people adopting dogs. do they not adopt cats as frequently?
>> we just get more cats, two-thirds more cats than rescue dogs and why we get more cats in our shelters.
>> this one acts like a dog. jackie is in love. jackie , sheldon , thank you.
>> last but not least, boomer being watched by none other than dr. oz.
>> tell us about boomer. he looks like a solid little guy.
>> boomer, paw, paw.
>> that's not the first kiss dr. oz has gotten today.
>> why don't you add dogs are good for the heart and blood pressure.
>> so much information about being soul mates and pets and cab humans and therapeutic.
>> loves to kiss, 2 years old but acts like a puppy and working on house