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

24 Hours of Livesaving

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It has been a week, to say the least. Sunday, 6pm:  A shelter to the north asked to borrow one of our transport vans. They had been asked to help transport and house animals from a shelter that needed to evacuate due to the fires, but didn’t have a large enough van.Sunday, 8pm:A few of our staff members headed up … 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

Boogie Nights at HSSV

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Remember our Kitty Karnival a few weeks ago? Our older kittens and adult cats misheard it as “Kiddie Karnival” and felt a bit left out. What about me? Did you forget about me? Their solution? Throw their own party. It’s our turn now. Gimme that thing. And because nothing gets a cat going more than flashing lights on a wall, … 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 Krazy Kitten Karnival is Here

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The kittens have gone WILD. They heard it was summer, and decided to set up their own Kitty Karnival to celebrate. And they haven’t stopped going nuts ever since. We didn’t do anything! We’re perfect angels. See, look at my face. But you did, kitten. You’ve been wreaking havoc on us. Jumping in the ball pit. Destroying the kissing booth. … 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