Frankie & Niner’s Road to Puppy Bowl XX

Josephine TempongkoUncategorized1 Comment

Recently, HSSV had two puppies, Frankie and Niner, participate in this year’s Puppy Bowl XX on Animal Planet. HSSV’s VP of Strategic Growth, Nancy Willis, chaperoned Frankie and Niner to the Puppy Bowl – so we caught up with her to get the ‘behind the scenes’ scoop! How did HSSV end up participating in Puppy Bowl XX? “When Animal Planet … Read More

Jewel is a Rare Diamond

Josephine TempongkoUncategorized4 Comments

Jewel’s story is a bit of a Cinderella tale. She came from humble beginnings, surrendered in 2020 along with her mother and siblings to one of our partner shelters in the Central Valley. Fortunately, she and her family were brought to HSSV through the Sue and John Diekman Regional Rescue program, helping to ease the burden on the under-resourced shelter … Read More

Pet Pantry Spreads Year Round Cheer

Josephine TempongkoUncategorized, Volunteers4 Comments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and for many, the holiday season is about generosity – an annual reminder to spread joy by giving of ourselves to those most in need. It’s the perfect time to celebrate a program that gives all year round – HSSV’s Pet Pantry program. An estimated 25 million pets are living in poverty … Read More

Echo Locates the Perfect Family

Josephine TempongkoAdopt, Dogs, Uncategorized19 Comments

Echo is a white dog with pointed ears and very wolf-like features around his face. At first glance, he appears cross eyed or as if one eye is bigger than the other. A special boy, he was born with abnormally formed eyes and is mostly blind, with limited vision in one eye. Echo was transferred into HSSV from a local … Read More

Lady and Logan Were Worth It

Josephine TempongkoAdopt, Dogs, News, Uncategorized4 Comments

Some animals take more time, effort and patience than your average shelter animal. We think they’re worth it. At HSSV, there is a revolving door of animals in need of homes. Most arrive at the shelter and leave with their new families after a few days. A few of them, like Lady and Logan, stay with us at the shelter … Read More

Access to Care Keeps Families Together

Josephine TempongkoNews, Uncategorized9 Comments

Did you know that millions of pets do not receive adequate veterinary care because the costs are simply beyond a family’s ability to pay for it? Lack of access to care is the most significant animal welfare crisis affecting owned pets, with more than 1 in 4 families struggling to access veterinary care and an estimated 25 million pets living … Read More

Finding a Home for Nemo

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Nemo was limping when she arrived at a partner shelter. The three-month old puppy was born with a short and twisted front leg. She didn’t know she couldn’t use it and would try to walk on it, leaving her with a pressure sore.     Our Rescue team picked Nemo up as part of our Sue and John Diekman Regional … Read More