Why Missing Clear the Shelters Is a Bad Idea

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Thinking of skipping this year’s Clear the Shelters event? We don’t suggest it. Unless, of course, you’re not a fan of amazing animals, being part of a community, and joy. Then you should definitely, definitely not come. If you’re not Ebenezer Scrooge, and you do like those things, we hope to see you there! We’ll be celebrating Clear the Shelters … Read More

Dad Jokes – Not Just for Dads

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Dad jokes. They can be hilarious, gag-inducing, or just downright embarrassing. The true tell of a good dad joke is, of course, in the eye of the beholder. We have a few beholders here who are more than happy to share their true-blue reactions to some of the best dad jokes we could find on the internet (in honor of … Read More

A Puppy Palooza Story

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We have a story to tell. It’s about mama dogs, puppies, and some amazing humans. A few months ago, something started happening. We started getting lots of calls asking if we could take in pregnant mama dogs. But mamas and pups need to go into foster and stay there until their pups are about 8 weeks old. So we reached out … Read More

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

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

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