Adoption Stories


It has been 1 year now since we adopted Snickers and he came into our home and straight into our hearts. He adjusted very quickly and everyone that meets him tells me what a great dog he is. He's happy, friendly, fun, and very well behaved. We love him dearly and spoil him rotten. Thank you so much for matching him with us - he's is truly the perfect dog for us.


Just wanted to send a quick email with an up date on Bruce whose new name is Marshall. Over the past month he has been doing really well. Fits in great! He loves his new home and really loves getting LOTS of attention. Thanks for everything the you guys did to bring him up from down south. We love him!


Naturally every adoption at HHS is cause for celebration, but there are some placements that stand our more than others. One such adoption is Calla, an 8 year old Pointer we selected to transfer to HHS from a high-kill Missouri animal control facility in spite of her having heartworm disease, hookworms, and testing positive for both Lyme disease and Erlichia (tick-transmitted diseases). When originally found, she was also malnourished, full of fleas and ticks, and was so weak she collapsed on the side of the road. She needed us.

We placed Calla in a loving foster home with staff member Kathy Daly, and for 6 weeks she received lots of TLC, nutritious food, and specialized medical care. She gained 10 pounds, too.  

After being back at the shelter and up for adoption for only a few days, a very nice retired couple came in inquiring about another dog, but who was being adopted. They then asked about Calla and were very touched by her sad story and surprisingly were not discouraged by her need for additional long-term medical care or her age. They fell in love upon meeting her and decided to take her home. We could not be any happier or any more proud of our involvement in this sweet girl's rags to riches story and happily ever after ending!


I am writing to let you know how much we love having Steve the guinea pig as part of our family. As staff members at the shelter told us, he is the nicest, most friendly guinea pig ever. He is so tame! He comes out on adventures with us in his guinea pig carrier, watches t.v. with us, sits beside us when we're working on homework... sometimes even nibbling on the homework. (Our kids love the idea of telling their teachers the guinea pig
ate their homework!) 

He's fearless when our big, energetic dog sticks her snout in his cage to say hello. Steve even puts his nose out to greet her in return! With this being our very first guinea pig, we couldn't have hoped for a more sweet, fun-loving guy. Big thanks to Hinsdale Humane Society for taking Steve in and caring for him until we were lucky enough to be able to bring him home with us.


Hi, I’m Sparky and it’s October 23, 2014. I’m settling into my new home with my new friend Ellie, an Australian Sheperd. She sure is big, but we are getting along just fine. It’s been a lot fun exploring my surroundings and the neighborhood when we go for a walk.

My new family has been very patient with me as I’m not fully housebroken yet, but I’m trying real hard to be good. They enjoy playing with me and I’m living up to the title of “goofball” that I had in my visit in Hinsdale. I want to thank the folks at the Hinsdale Humane Society for finding a nice home for me.

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