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

The Ron Swanson of HSSV

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Ever met someone that’s a little…standoffish at first? That’s Whiskey. He doesn’t tend to make a great first impression. He can be grumpy, and would prefer not to be bothered with your petty issues. But he does have a softer side. After a while, he starts to open up – in his way, of course. He reserves his best side … 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

The Most Interesting Dog in the World

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He could disarm you with his looks…or his paws. I call this my “blue steel.” He has inside jokes with complete strangers. The jokes! You’re killin’ me! I’m killin’ me!   He once ran a marathon because it was “on his way.”  What can I say? I’m an opportunist.   Marcel is the most interesting dog in the world.  He’s … Read More

The Skinny On Model Shelter: Where The Rubber Meets The Road

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You probably have questions. We keep talking about this Model Shelter thing. What is a Model Shelter? Why are we so proud to be the first Model Shelter in the country? What does this have to do with all the fuzznuggets and snugglemuffins you guys are so used to seeing on our social media?   Aforementioned poopies/snugglemuffins. Relax, friends. We … Read More