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Newsletter 2014 HHR

Featured Pets


This cute little guy is STILL looking for a forever home! We just can’t understand it! He has been hanging out with a whole pack of little dogs for the last couple of weeks and he thinks that is just fine. He is full of fun and love and he is patiently waiting for his family to take him home and give him cozy beds, walks outside and tons of love. Something about small children gives Todd anxiety. Toddlers are not for everyone and they are not for Todd! We are looking for an adult home (or older children) who can give Todd all the love he desires. Todd is house-trained, vaccinated and neutered. Just look at his face! Please let us know if Todd might be your forever guy.
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!

IMG_6538Dozer is a tall and handsome boy! Dozer lives for pets and love and we are hoping to find him the perfect home where someone wants to just give a little scratch behind that ear, maybe on top of the head and brush all that furriness as much as they would like. Dozer appears to be a husky mix. It is possible he has some Pyrenees in there as well – he has some traits that fit the bill but he’s not talking about his parentage so it is hard to say for sure. He is a fairly laid back guy – medium to low energy. Dozer is 3 years old and a very sweet guy! He weighs in at about 85 pounds – just more to love. Dozer has been around other dogs at local events like the Asotin County Aquatic dog swim day and he doesn’t pay much attention to the other dogs. He lives with two cats and does very well with him. One of them swats at him and he just keeps his distance from that one and the other one rubs all over him and he thinks that is fine. Dozer has a very healthy fear of slick floors. At the moment, he spends most of his time outdoors as the indoors seem to make him nervous. A fenced yard is a must. Dozer is well-mannered and very sensitive to a raised voice. Dozer wants to be your forever friend. What do you say? If you are interested in adopting Dozer, please fill out a dog application at the top of the page.

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!