The Little Puppy That Could

Alexandra BaggsDogs12 Comments

Tilly and her eight siblings were brought in at less than a week old, all with their eyes still closed. The pups would need round-the-clock care, and were split up and sent to a few different experienced foster homes to ensure they would each get the intensive care they needed. But almost immediately, things started to go downhill for this … Read More

Puppy Playtime in The Office

arianna.melahn@hssv.orgDogs3 Comments

  Puppy incoming! Here at HSSV, it’s not uncommon for employees to take care of puppies in their cubicles. Avery was recovering from a fractured pelvis and hip alone in her room. A group from our Development team stepped up to the plate and took her in. Her temporary caretakers had a blast looking out for her during the time she … Read More

A Great Dane Gets a Great Home

Alexandra BaggsAdopt, Dogs1 Comment

  Mallory spending time with one of our amazing volunteers right before she found her new home After just two days on our adoption floor, Mallory caught the eye of her new family. They had previously had a deaf Great Dane, and had been looking for another one to join their family and fill the Great Dane-sized hole in their … Read More

Laylee’s Incredible Transformation

Alexandra BaggsDogs, News3 Comments

After a few days, Laylee was sent to a foster home to continue her treatment. They worked on getting her skin feeling better, as well as putting some much-needed weight on her. Laylee thrived in her foster home. She was thrilled to have their resident dog around to play with, and even showed how respectful and sweet she could be … Read More

The Small Dog Whisperer

Alexandra BaggsAdopt, Dogs, News9 Comments

Darci, one of our Behavior Associates, is affectionately known as the “small dog whisperer” around HSSV. Small dogs, especially shy or fearful ones, flock toward her gentle, calming personality. “Darci has been an amazing addition to the behavior team because of her natural ability to be calm and earn the trust of our small fearful canines. She has a natural … Read More

Why Missing Clear the Shelters Is a Bad Idea

Alexandra BaggsAdopt, Cats, Dogs4 Comments

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

Alexandra BaggsAdopt, Cats, Dogs1 Comment

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

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