Why Missing Clear the Shelters Is a Bad Idea

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Thinking of skipping this year’s Clear the Shelters event? We don’t suggest it. Unless, of course, you’re not a fan of amazing animals, being part of a community, and joy. Then you should definitely, definitely not come. If you’re not Ebenezer Scrooge, and you do like those things, we hope to see you there! We’ll be celebrating Clear the Shelters … Read More

Dad Jokes – Not Just for Dads

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Dad jokes. They can be hilarious, gag-inducing, or just downright embarrassing. The true tell of a good dad joke is, of course, in the eye of the beholder. We have a few beholders here who are more than happy to share their true-blue reactions to some of the best dad jokes we could find on the internet (in honor of … Read More

Celebrating 25 Years of Maddie’s Fund

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This year, Maddie’s Fund celebrates 25 years of helping homeless pets and advancing the animal welfare sector. By partnering with shelters, rescues, and other animal welfare organizations all over the country, they have helped advance the sector as a whole and increase lifesaving. We’re so grateful to be a Maddie’s Fund partner, and to work closely with them to save … Read More

A Big Blog Update on Fire Efforts

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Our hearts are with the people and animals who have been affected by the fires in Butte County. This disaster was devastating, and though the fires are officially out, hundreds of animals remain in the fire-affected area, homeless and needing care. Temporary shelters have been set up to house these animals, and organizations from all over the country are pitching in … Read More

A Week of Fires, and a Big Ask

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At a shelter about 170 miles north from us, dozens and dozens of animals were waiting for their forever homes. Some had been waiting for weeks, while some were waiting to finish up treatments for kennel cough or upper respiratory infections before being placed up for adoption. But all were looking forward to a bright future. Then, the fires hit. … Read More

A Puppy Palooza Story

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We have a story to tell. It’s about mama dogs, puppies, and some amazing humans. A few months ago, something started happening. We started getting lots of calls asking if we could take in pregnant mama dogs. But mamas and pups need to go into foster and stay there until their pups are about 8 weeks old. So we reached out … Read More

The Rock Stars of HSSV

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We need to talk about the rock stars of HSSV for a minute. No, not that kind of rock star. We’re talking about our medical team – the constantly-in-motion, never-stopping, hearts as big-as-planets medical team. Yes, these kinds of rock stars. Our medical team functions as the Renaissance Men of the organization – they can (and do) excel at many … Read More

A Few Big Thank Yous

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We need to take a minute to say something. Is it about me? What is it? A few weeks ago, we celebrated Clear the Shelters. It was 3 days of reduced fee adoptions that resulted in 171 adoptions, lots of smiles, and many, many happy endings. This was the moment at the end of the 3-day weekend when an adorable … Read More

The Chis Plate of HSSV

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Chi1 CHē noun   noun: chi; plural noun: chis 1. a small dog, often with some physical similarities to a Chihuahua “Chi-mix”  often lap-sized “lap-dog” may feel most comfortable in a small groups of dogs of similar-sized dogs “pack of Chis” We see a lot of Chis around here. And while you might be thinking of hoards of small, tan Chihuahuas … Read More

The 2 Kong-High Club

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We need to put a shout-out for the Littles. The Smalls. The Minis. The 2 Kong-High Club, as we know them. Isn’t that name a little…on the nose? Get it? The Kong is literally ON MY NOSE!   Members of the 2 Kong-High Club are natural comedians. They have a great sense of humor, and will even laugh at your … Read More