A Cure for the Kitten Crazies

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You’re at work all day, excited to come home and see the brand new, tiny, fluffy kitten you just adopted. In your mind are visions of cuddles, soft kitten fur, and purring. Instead, you come home to something that looks more like this: OH GOOD, YOU’RE HOME. LET’S PARTY. Fangs are flying, nails scratching, and you’re doing everything in your … 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

The Garden Cat Imposters

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This week we celebrated Administrative Professionals’ Day. We love all our administrative staff – they support our team, keep everything running, and make sure the bills are paid and the lights stay on. They hold a ton of important jobs – everything from human resources to finance to marketing to development and so much more. Everyone works incredibly hard to … Read More

The Kittens Are Back – With a Vengeance

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It’s been a long*, quiet winter sans kittens. People everywhere were sleeping through the night. Families were enjoying their unscathed curtains and couches. And the dogs were rejoicing. And then…the first few sunny days hit. Weeks later, the flood has arrived. We’re baaaaack. The flood of kittens, that is. And they are here for revenge. Look at my wee ears! … Read More

The Verifiable Truth About Black Cats and Friday the 13th

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It’s Friday the 13th, and you know what that means: If you see a black cat, stay out of its way. They’re unlucky, and, let’s face it, downright dangerous. A vampire cat that is definitely considering sucking the life out of you. You can see the malice in their eyes, and can pretty much guarantee they’re plotting something. What’s Jack … 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

A Cure for the Dreaded Time Change

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It’s Daylight Savings time – in other words, the time of the year when we all get a little crankier, but also feel a small twinge of delight. It’s staying lighter later into the day (great) and feels like summer’s coming (double great). But there’s that dreaded lost hour of sleep, which makes us feel something like this: Don’t wake … 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