Helping Hands Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit, all-volunteer group of animal lovers. HHR has observed a great need in our community to assist, rescue, foster, provide medical care and love for the unwanted, homeless, neglected and abused animals we so often see. Find all of our adoptable pets at

Click on the “Newsletter 2014 HHR” to read all about our successes and stories from 2014!

Newsletter 2014 HHR

Featured Pets

IMG_6171Sweet Aurora is looking for a forever home – again. She was happy to see her foster family again and showed her affection by crawling right on to their laps and taking a relaxed snooze. The beauty of foster homes! But, Aurora really needs a forever home. She would probably like an only-dog home. She is in a foster home with other large dogs and does fine but really doesn’t like attempts to play by the other dogs or too much sniffing and nosing. She doesn’t seem to mind the other old dog – they both mind their own business. She is fine with cats. Aurora is around 8 years old and a very good girl. She has great house manners, is house-trained and a gem to have around the home. She is very affectionate and is hoping that her future person will consider her a lap dog. Aurora has some aches and pains and will need some medication and care for achy joints. Aurora is spayed and vaccinated. Please let us know if have a forever place for Aurora.
10 Reasons to adopt a Black Cat! 10. You’ll save $$ on their Halloween costumes. 9. You can always find them in IMG_1555the snow. 8. Holding a black cat is very slimming. 7. Black cats will match any décor. 6. A lint brush isn’t required for a black-tie affair. 5. When you love a black cat, luck is on your side. 4. Black cats are like onyx, a beautiful gem. 3. Hey, they don’t care what color you are! 2. Love knows no color. And the number one reason to adopt a black cat…
1. They are the least likely to be adopted.
We have MANY wonderful black cats looking for forever homes. Please let us know if you would like to adopt one!
Kona is a very loving and sweet chocolate Pitt needing a forever home. Kona lives life with lots of enthusiasm! She loves to play, run and fetch. She is IMG_5661looking for an active family to give her plenty of exercise and continue her training. Kona has been working with a trainer and she has come a long way in her basic manners and obedience. Kona is eager to show you all of her skills! She is leash trained for walking, running and bike rides. Have a treadmill? Kona is ready to get her exercise on a treadmill on those winter days when nobody wants to brave the cold. Kona has also started some electronic collar work to advance her off-leash work. Anyone looking to adopt Kona must be willing to follow a training program set in motion by her trainer. This will ensure Kona’s successful transition into a new home and lead to a successful adoption. While Kona is in a foster home with other dogs, Kona’s trainer is recommending a single-pet home. Kona is spayed, vaccinated, house-trained and crate-trained. Please let us know if Kona is the forever dog for you. Please fill out an application and then we can put you in touch with Kona’s foster and trainer. Thank you!
IMG_7227Krissy is a sweet, sweet Chow mix who longs for peaceful days, loving pets and lots of yummy food. This pretty girl was found as a stray and she was in pretty bad shape. She was thin and had some scrapes and bumps that told a story of rough days. The folks that found her were quite smitten with her and after having no luck finding an owner, they tried to keep her. Unfortunately, their small dogs did not feel the same way. Krissy came to a Helping Hands Rescue foster home to continue to gain weight and improve her health and to find a forever home. Krissy has gained 6 pounds since she came into our care and is continuing to improve every day. The vet estimates Krissy to be about 8 years old. Her teeth are great but she has slowed down a bit and is ready for a mellow retirement. We have started her on some joint supplements to ease some stiffness in her hind end. Krissy is living in a foster home with two other large dogs and she does fine with that. In general, she ignores them but, recently, she has tried to engage in a little light-hearted play with the younger resident lab mix. It is very fun to see! Krissy is house-trained and prefers to be near her person when someone is at home. She also loves to lounge outside in a shady spot on a nice day. Krissy’s past has made her quite shy. It takes her an unusual amount of time to become comfortable with a new person. She does not growl or bark, she just keeps her distance until she feels safe. Krissy is a quiet dog and rarely makes a peep. She will occasionally bark at a stranger on the street but will retreat to a safe place in the house and wait quietly if a new person enters the house. Now that she feels safe with her foster Mom (took about two weeks), she loves to be pet, scratched, brushed and loved. We are hoping to find a quiet home for this sweet girl. There are children in her foster home and she has never growled at them or shown any aggression toward them (or at anything) but all the ruckus that comes with kids makes her nervous. She can’t eat or relax when kids are running through the house. Please let us know if you think you can provide a loving and forever home for this sweet girl. She really deserves it! Dog applications are on the tab at the top of the page. Thank you!
KITTENS!!!! It is kitten season and our foster are overflowing with kittens. We have all kind of colors, personalities, IMG_7354and ages! If you are looking for a little fun, mischief and entertainment in your life – a kitten might be the family addition for you! Cat applications can be found in the tab at the of the page!