Meant to Be

I adopted Jack (formerly Reptar) in March 2018 after my first fur baby passed. On January 2, I had to say goodbye, yet again, to my second fur baby. When I came to HSHV to pick up the ashes, my best friend and her sons said we ought to look at Dog Town while we were there. Go figure, some Chihuahuas had been dropped off a few hours earlier and I’d just put down my 16 year old Chihuahua. Long story short, I adopted Benji (formerly Junior) one week ago, and he & Jack have quickly become brothers. Thank you
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In defense of the powerless

As Americans, we treasure our right to free speech and peaceably assemble. As animal lovers, we depend on these rights to speak out for those who can’t do so for themselves. Throughout history, sentient but defenseless animals have been treated as inanimate objects, used and abused by anyone with the desire to do so. Though we still have a long way to go, from wildlife to animals kept in confinement, protections from unnecessary suffering and mass extinction only exist because of courageous and compassionate people willing to stand up for them. Recently, members of Ann Arbor City Council tried to
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Hollie loves her new home!

We adopted Bev (now Hollie) for my mother after we lost our dog. Hollie is such a good girl! She is still getting used to her new home and her baby sister, but she is a lot more active than she used to be. When we first adopted her, she had an ulcer in her left eye but she was able to power through it (with some help). She is very comfortable in her new home, and she has the the cutest little face!!   Bev now Hollie
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The perfect match

We originally came to HSHV to adopt an adult dog. We wanted a companion to love, but we figured a puppy would be too much training/ energy for us. Immediately when we walked up to Sadie’s kennel, we connected. She was putting her paws under the kennel trying to touch us and give us kisses. We decided to go for a walk and see how she did. Ultimately we ended up coming back the next day to adopt her. Sadie has been the best dog we could’ve asked for. She loves to learn new tricks and be challenged with mental
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A friend for life

It had been several years since we had to say goodbye to my children’s childhood dog Penny (who also came from HSHV). She was not a dog that could have been replaced easily. They kept bugging me though about getting a dog, and because they were all grown and in college, I knew it could be nice to have a dog in the house again. I went to the website and saw Duke (then Jake) and instantly fell in love. He reminded me of all the Boxers I had growing up. He was skinny as a rail when we got
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Iain and Anika Give Back to Animals

Iain and Anika are long time HSHV supporters and their mother is even a volunteer here! That is why they decided to help out the animals they love so much by making them fleece blankets and donating cat toys. We appreciate each of you so much for all of the support and love that you give to these animals while they await their forever homes. Thank you so much, Iain and Anika!
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Ben Helps Animals in Need

Ben and parents are big time animal lovers. They know that there are a lot of animals in need and they care about those animals very much! That is why they gave presentations at Saline area schools about animals in need and what we could all do to help them. They were able to collect many items such as tennis balls, kongs, peanut butter, towels, trays, zip locks, dog food and beds. We hope you know how much the animals and staff of HSHV appreciate these thoughtful donations. You have helped make a difference to continue to ensure these animals stay healthy, safe
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Middle School Trio Gives Back to Animals

Saline Middle School loves animals so much and wanted to help make sure their holiday season was as good as can be. That is why the students created a donation box to collect items to give back to animals in need. They even made a special announcement over their school’s PA system to get the word out.  The team trio collected many wonderful items such as towels, blankets, leashes, cat toys, canned food, treats and brushes. We hope you all know how much the animals and staff of HSHV appreciate your thoughtfulness, especially during the holiday season! The animals will continue
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Are you sure you want to adopt HIM? He’s crazy!

We went one Saturday to HSHV to look at puppies from the Love Train, except they had all been adopted in 2 days! We instead looked at some of the adult dogs and came across Mackem. Mackem had been adopted twice previously and returned. He had severe anxiety, which manifested itself in chewing, nipping, and crazy energy. He had panic attacks in a crate, and we didn’t know what to do when we had to leave him home alone. A little training, patience, vet care, doggy sibling, and lots of love later, and he’s the easiest dog in the world!
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The day we fell in love (with a dog)!

My boyfriend and I were browsing for an older dog, but weren’t really having much luck finding the perfect fit. One night, I was scouring the HSHV website when I saw a cute puppy with adorable ears. I sent her picture to my boyfriend and he said, “What are you trying to do, break my heart?!” We visited the shelter the very next day to find our Dottie with a cone on her head. She was so squirmy and kept bumping into things! We thought she was so funny that we scooped her up and took her home that night.
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