Adoption Stories

Soy-almond

Jonah and Moses

I wanted to let you know how thrilled we are with adopting 2 kittens recently. Ellen was so much help! We did rename them ... Soy is Jonah and Almond is Moses. I've attached pictures of them in their happy new home. 

Olive

Olive

Olive (formerly Tori) seems very happy at her new home and has settled in great! Because she's a smart girl, she was house broken from day 1. She is still her sweet and goofy self, and can seamlessly transition from a cuddle pup to major zoomies in milliseconds. She still refuses to accept that she is in fact a 60 lb pitbull. This is most apparent when she decides she wants to curl up in your lap, but does this from a leap while seated facing away from you on the floor in a way I've seen several times and still cannot comprehend. 

Olive's favorite things are cuddling with mom, playing rough with Dad, going on long walks or to the dog park, playing with her stuffed dragon, and peanut butter filled Kongs.

Myrtle

Myrtle

I wanted to give an you an update on Myrtle (who was known as Swirls while at Hinsdale Humane Society).

Myrtle was surrendered after being a backyard breeder dog with numerous health issues. She was heart worm positive, badly in need of dental care, and had a polyp growing in one of her badly cropped ears.

She finished her heart worm treatments in May of 2019 and was given the go ahead for having dental work done. She ended up having 15 teeth removed in that procedure.

Fast forward to now and she loves everything about life! She loves to play at daycare with her dog friends (puppies and small dogs are her favorite because she gets to act like a mama dog to them) but equally loves her numerous beds around the house. She’s a goofball and does anything for socks or ice cubes.

I want to thank Hinsdale Humane Society for bringing us together. Myrtle Moo the Land Seal is loving life and I’m thankful that HHS helped bring her into my life.
 

Meowy-poppins

Meowy Poppins

Just wanted to tell you that this great cat I adopted yesterday is LOVELY and loving it here at my home in Burr Ridge! She is wonderful and loving and fabulous!!

Bandit

Bandit

This is one GREAT dog. Three days of adjustment, and he totally took our hearts. Very affectionate, COMPLETELY house-trained, and crate-trained. A soft chewer, in addition to toys, he has a fondness for the fringe of our Oriental rug. All crate time is voluntary, except when we leave the house. We're going to start him not crated alone soon

Thank you so much for being there for these wonderful, sentient beings.

Adrian was an excellent counselor, very professional and engaged with the dogs. The process was very smooth.

Milo-jack

Milo & Jack

I’m sure you are missing these two lovelies! I know it sounds silly, but I can hardly imagine life without these two gems, so I can just imagine how much you miss them. The adjustment has gone pretty good. They have their own room right now while they’re getting comfortable. Milo did hide a bit at first, but then on Tuesday night he came out for a little bit. On Wednesday morning, he was hiding behind the oriental rug hanging on the wall. He’s got good taste! Now he’s taken up residence in the room on the condo…even when Jack is trying to be in there. Jack is doing great, as you’d imagine. Even that first night he hopped on my lap which of course made me feel like a million bucks. He gets so excited at about 10 p.m. They’ve finally both started eating. At first Milo didn’t appear to be eating, but now he is. I have to keep Jack from eating both portions of wet food! They’re both using the litter box, but they are making a mess of the litter! I may have put too much litter so they’re digging more than they need to. I also might switch to the pellets made out of newspaper. Finally, it might be that the box is too small even though it is pretty big!

So, basically, I’m in love and I think the boys are settling into their new home. I’m going to introduce them to more of the house. I’ve made sure it is safe and ready for them! 

Thank you for taking such good care of these beautiful cats! And thank you for entrusting them to me!

Omega

Omega

Omega is doing very well. She has adjusted very quickly and is enjoying her new forever home.

Hope

Hope

Just wanted to let you know Hope is doing well. She is a lap dog. All 50 lbs of her just jumps into your lap and she just stays there. She also loves to sprawl on all furniture. Today she starts much needed leash training with a trainer!

Odell

Odell

We are in LOVE with Batman (now known as Odell (aka Odie!)!! He fit right in immediately to our very large, loud family!! Getting tons of walks and love!! We were so impressed with Hinsdale Humane Society. Every last person we spoke to was helpful, friendly and informative. Our counselor Adrian was so nice to work with! Thanks for an all around great adoption experience!!

Mars

Mars

Last week HHS was able to work with our rescue partners to transferto the Pet Rescue & Resource Center (PRRC) a dog that was in dire need of medical attention and some good old fashioned TLC.  Mars was an owner surrender to a shelter in the city and we knew we had to jump in and help. As we picked him up to take him home, we knew there was an incredibly sweet pup under all that fur and we couldn’t wait to help him feel better. Everyone at the PRRC immediately fell in love with Mars when they met him. 

In addition to some very severe mats in his fur which was causing him discomfort, Mars is dealing with skin irritation, flea infestation, and cherry eye, prolapse of the third eyelid gland. It’s important to  treat the condition as soon as possible in order to minimize permanent damage to the eye. It was time for our team to get to work!

We are happy to report that Mars received a much needed groom! Our veterinarian Dr. Kristin performed his cherry eye surgery and he was also neutered. We shared his story on our social media platforms, and no sooner than he was put on the adoption floor, along came his forever family. By the time you read this, Mars will be healthy, happy and loved in his new home. It was a whirlwind week and magical ending for our little fighter. 

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