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

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Newsletter 2014 HHR

Featured Pets

IMG_0818Emme is looking for a forever home. Emme is a 4 year old Rat Terrier that found herself without a home due to a family emergency. She has had a lot of changes in her life and we are hoping to find her a wonderful home.  Emme is very treat oriented, she loves stuffed toys and blankets and likes to pack her favorites into her crate for safe keeping. :) Emme is in a foster home with lots of other dogs of all sizes and she seems to prefer the male dogs best. She plays with the small dogs and is wary of the large dogs. Emme is very, very affectionate and minds very well. Cats are just fine with Emme – she likes to play with the friendly ones. She would like daily exercise and she loves toys. Emme is spayed and vaccinated. Please let us know if you are interested in adopting Emme.
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!


Meet Winkie! Winkie lost an eye due to an infection as a kitten but this does not slow her down one bit! Winkie is very playful and full of personality. She is about 5 months old and full of kitten fun! Winkie is in a foster home with other dogs and cats and that is all fine with her. She is spayed and vaccinated. Please let us know if this is the forever kitty for you!


Shilo is a very sweet girl. She greets people with a tail wag and a happy face. Shilo is a blackIMG_5472 lab mix, 6 years old and she really needs to find a forever home. She is a happy and friendly dog but she really does not like cats. Her current home has cats and it is not going well! Because of this, Shilo is rather isolated from the home and the people. It is not a good situation for her or the cats and we need to find her a new home as soon as possible. Shilo is house-trained and has good house manners. She lives with a large dog and a small dog and gets along well with all. She has also done well around large livestock. If you think you can provide a foster home or a forever home for this sweet girl, please let us know. Shilo is rather overweight at the moment and is looking forward to some regular exercise. Shilo will be spayed and vaccinations checked prior to adoption.


IMG_5592Lucky is a very sweet boy. His story is not a very lucky one but despite his hardships, he has continued to be a very kind and loving boy. Lucky was found as a stray on the highway and had injuries that appeared to be sustained from jumping out of a moving vehicle or possible being hit by a vehicle. We will never really know what happened to him. By the time he was taken into our care, his injuries had healed in the best way his body could manage. We brought Lucky to WSU and had him evaluated by their team. Lucky’s front left leg has healed incorrectly and, unfortunately, repairing the elbow was not an option. Lucky has been in pain a long time and it was time to end that. Lucky’s leg was amputated to provide Lucky a pain-free life. He is adjusting well to his new three-legged status and will be zipping down the trail in no time at all. Lucky is such a wonderful boy and will make someone an amazing companion! He just loves people. He gets along really well with dogs and would love a dog friend. Lucky has a bad history with cats and we would like to find him a cat-free home. Lucky is about 2 years old, house-trained, crate-trained, neutered and vaccinated. Lucky is looking for a loving home that will give him the love and joy he deserves.

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_1768LUZ is a very pretty Chihuahua. Luz was surrendered to a high-kill shelter in Los Angeles and things were not looking up. On a lucky Valentines day, Luz was pulled from that shelter and made the drive north with one of our volunteers. She is now in a foster home with other dogs and cats and she has fit in just fine with everything. Her foster Mom tells us she is very affectionate and loves to give kisses. This sweet girl just seems so happy to have been given a second chance. Luz is estimated to be about 11 years old and loves snuggling, pillows and anything warm and cozy. We had her vet checked and her teeth cleaned when she arrived. Unfortunately, she needed quite a few of those teeth pulled so there are not too many left in there! Luz is spayed, vaccinated and house-trained. If you think you can provide a forever home to this sweet girl and spoil her and love her for the rest of her days then please fill out a dog application!