Monthly Archives January 2021

Paige, Indoor/Outdoor Cat

Paige the Cat Age: 5 Fixed (Spayed/Neutered)? Yes Declawed? No Indoor? Yes Microchipped? No City in which animal is located: Pinckney Rehoming fee? No Paige is a 5-year-old female who is very friendly with humans, including children. She would prefer to be the only animal and live in a setting where she can go outdoors when the weather is nice. She loves to roam the yard for a few hours and will be sure to let you know when she is ready to come back inside by patiently waiting by the door. If you are interested in adopting Paige, please
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Serena found a home!

Before my sophomore year of college, my roommate and I came to HSHV because they were having an adoption special on cats. We didn’t even plan on adopting one right away, we just wanted to look and think about it! We came across Serena and walked past her a couple times before finally asking to go in her enclosure and meet her. She was 11 at the time and was in her own private room. Why? Because she did NOT like other animals. That was one of her requirements, as well as no small children. Well how perfect for us,
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So grateful for these two

Our beloved cat Bitsy passed away unexpectedly in December of 2019, and the house felt empty without a cat. My husband and I went to HSHV a couple times “just to look,” but then he found a 2-year-old orange tabby boy with the most striking golden eyes and we knew we had to have him. He loved on us the very first night we brought him home in December of 2019. Then he got into the catnip and had the zoomies all over our house. That’s how he got the name Flash. He was so high-energy, I decided less than
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An Unexpected Blessing

After loosing our dog Bailey of 19 years, who was also a rescue, my mom and I went to HSHV just to look and fill our hearts will animal love. We went on a Thursday before the Love Train adoptions on Friday. That was when we saw our “Little Man” now called Tucker. Tucker was an adult who came with the puppies on the Love Train, and he was perfect in every way. I kept finding myself back at his kennel, until I found myself in a room expressing how perfect he was for us. After loosing Bailey, my mom
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Big Red finds a home

In November 2020 Big Red aka Nathan was at HSHV scared to death and a biter. We brought him home on a pajama party to see if he would get along with Dixon, our chihuahua. The party went well. I adopted Nathan the Friday after Thanksgiving. Nathan had a Turkey dinner. Now he is part of the family. Big-Red now Nathan
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Bringing outdoor kitties in – When should you do it and how?

We have all faced times when we find an outdoor cat that we think would do well inside. Still, the first question to ask yourself is how likely the kitty would be to even want to be inside. As indoor creatures ourselves, sometimes we assume that all animals would want to be indoors. But cats that come for feeding, and eat near you, but never want you to touch them may love you and still not want to live inside – living outdoors can be a great life for a cat, particularly when they have caregivers who feed them and
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Lord Kannan, King Kitten

I’m told that little Stewie was one in a litter of three kittens found in Hamtramck, and they were transferred to HSHV just four days before I visited. I was looking for a young adult cat, but somehow ended up sitting in a room with three adorable kittens. His bigger brother and sister were so brave, climbing all over me. He wouldn’t come out from the kitty tower, but he let me snake my hand in to pet his head. He purred. Something about him had me sold. Our family has endured a lot of unexpected, traumatizing changes this past
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Puck & Bowie

One year ago today I came to the Humane Society of Huron Valley, still in mourning over my deceased cat and looking for new feline companions. I found a pair of black and white brothers who were, at the time, named Nate and Mickey. Someone who worked there put a note on the outside of their cage pleading that anyone who was interested in adopting one of them to adopt both. I didn’t really need to be asked that, because I wanted two cats, but I still want to praise whoever it was who had spent time with the boys
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Our love Balboa!!!

We waited a few years after our dog Timber had to be put down. It was time to look for a new pup, so we went to the Love Train in January 2018. We came to see a few pups, but when we saw Uno soon to be Balboa (Bobo) it was love at first sight!!!!! We almost forgot how great a dog’s love is!!!!! We are so glad to have him and love him so much!!!! Uno now Balboa (Bobo)
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Should you rub that doggie belly?

It is a story that trainers often hear: “My dog rolled over asking for a belly rub from the neighbor, and then out of the blue bit her when she touched him.”  While dogs do often roll on their backs to solicit petting, this can mean something completely opposite as well, so it is important to know the difference.
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