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

Shark Week, Puppy and Kitten Style

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Baby animals of a certain age are adorable. Fluffy. Heart-melting. They’re also basically sharks. Adopting a puppy or kitten is like having full-time Shark Week. Hear us out. Are those fingers? Tasty. Puppies and kittens are full of angelic goodness. They’re also full of razor sharp teeth. I know not what you speak of. Teeth? I do not haz.   … Read More

The Great 2018 Puppy Invasion

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You may have noticed a new trend around here: The puppies have multiplied. Who, us? For the past few months, puppies have been raining down on us. And in the last few weeks, that’s turned into a total downpour. First, there was the litter of adorbs meatball pups who came in with a nasty case of Parvovirus. Does this towel … Read More

The Happy Pooch Maker

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So here’s the thing. We love happy pooches. Like me? Yes, Lila, you are the epitome of happy. We get a lot of happy dogs here – dogs who do great during their time with us, get adopted quickly, and go on to live happy, awesome lives. I like this story. Yep, it’s a pretty good story. But here’s the … Read More

A Positive End to A Difficult Week

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For some of us, it’s been a long, hard week. When the news cycle just keeps throwing bad news after bad news at you, it can be hard to remember what it’s like to see good, positive things. So that’s where we come in. This week is yucky, blech! We’re here to provide you with just a few moments of … Read More

The Serial Grass-Roller

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Luna Loo has been with us looking for a home for a little more than a hot second, and we’ve started to notice something about her. Is it dat I’m really, really, really, ridiculously good looking? No, it’s not that she’s dog-gone gorgeous (we would say no pun intended…but it was intended. It really, really was. You’re welcome.). Although she … Read More

A Pajama Party and a “Please”

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We need to talk about this “big dogs in pajamas thing.” These things are pretty comfy.    Last week, we dressed up a couple of our biggest, snuggliest pooches in pajamas and hosted a two-day pajama party. And you all ate it up. You loved it, and we loved you for it. If we could, we would look at you … Read More

Myths and Truths About Puppyhood

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In honor of National Puppy Day, we thought we’d give a little insight to the realities of puppyhood. Are puppies downright adorable? Yes, so much so that it seems like it should be illegal to hold that much cuteness in one body. Are they tiny whirlwinds of pure havoc and chaos? No doubt. Read on and see if you can … Read More

Awesome Future Veterinarian in the Making!

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This week we’re featuring a guest blog written by Arushi Saurabh, an awesome and compassionate kid who is well on her way to taking the world by storm. Arushi came to visit HSSV, and wrote all about what she learned about animal behavior! Arushi and one of our behavior specialists, Jessica “In December, I went to the Humane Society of … Read More

Naked Nuggets Descend in Droves!

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They came, regal and hairless, like a band of naked mole rats with only slightly more dignity. Excuse me? Dignity is my middle name.   This group of nude canines needed to make a point. Yes, tell them.   Their message? Bald is Beautiful.   Nailed it.    In all seriousness, these bare babes came from a hoarding case. We … Read More