Friday, January 25, 2019

Magic Number Five

Five spice girls. The Jackson Five. Five is a magic number almost universally - and HSSV is no exception.  

Why? Because until 2/3, all animals 5 years and older have adoption fees of only $20. 

Pretty great, right? And just like the KonMari method, we're here to help you find magic animal that will spark joy for you.

First up is Mia, first of her name, ruler of man, and queen of our hearts. She may look grumpy on the outside, but her insides are made of rainbows and hearts. She is sweet, sweet, sweet. So sweet, in fact, that when she first arrived here she would even accompany some of our staff members to meetings because she loved to be around people so much. Mia has some medical needs, and is looking for that special person who can give her the special care she deserves. Come meet her! 

Next up is our girl Dorothy, who has one of the best Shepherd-y smiles we've ever seen. She may be 8 years old, but there's still a definite pep in her step. She's social with other dogs, well-mannered, and only follows yellow brick roads that are guaranteed to have treats at the end. Come meet this born model!

What's better than one amazing tabby cat? Two, obviously. Carlos and Rebecca are a dashing duo who have lived together for years. They don't have to go home together, but they sure do make a pretty amazing pair. Need a couple of sun-loungers in your life? (Hint: Yes, you do. You really, really do.) Ask for Carlos and Rebecca

Great at fetch. Can run lightning quick. Speeds toward tennis balls like nobody's business. Are we talking about a Lab? Nope - it's Poochini, the 10 year-old Chihuahua! Poochini is a guy that defies all stereotypes. Never one to follow the herd, this toothless guy forges his own path. He's a born leader with a personality that'll keep you entertained for - let's face it - years to come. 

So there you have it, folks. A quick guide to some of our favorite magic animals. All these guys are 5+, all have $20 adoption fees, and all are super duper ready to show you just what makes them so darn special. Don't waste any more of your time. Come meet them!

Friday, January 4, 2019

A Blog of Lofty New Year's Resolutions


Kara's intentions for the new year are clear. More kisses, and more snuggs. "Wildly affectionate" is a deeply misleading term - it doesn't truly encompass Kara's profound desire to cover her favorite people's faces with her kisses and burrow into them on the couch.

Thanks for the face, friend. It's delicious.

She's a fan fave amongst volunteers - and for good reason. She's sweet as pie, great on the leash, and has affectionately been labeled Chief Kissing Officer of HSSV.

Wanna join me?

Want to help Kara keep up with her resolutions this year? Come meet her! Bring your face!

Thanks, wuv you.


Ashton craves attention. His New Year's resolution is to get as much attention as possible - in all forms. Want to play with him? Cool, he loves toys. Want to pet his surprisingly soft fur all over? Great, do that. What about attention from other dogs? He's game.

Hi. Pet me.

This sweet senior boy may be blind, but he's fully taught himself to rely on his other senses to do what he does best - seek attention all for himself. If Ashton was a person, he'd be made for the stage. But since he's not, we think he's just made for an awesome home. Preferably one with lots of people to dole out - what? Attention. Yep, you got it folks.

I thought you were gonna pet me, so I got excited.


Tyrion's resolution for the new year is honestly a bit of a humblebrag. This unruly boy spent a few months in a foster home, and now he has really, really good house manners. His New Year's resolution is to use those house manners by landing his very own house. 

Run around and knock things over? Nah. I like to be snug as a bug in a rug.

Tyrion is king of making himself at home under blankets and cozying up to people. He saves his fun energy for the outdoors, where it belongs. 

Have a blanket that's missing a dog? We have just the one for you. Come meet Tyrion!

This blanket. I likes it.