Adoption Stories



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!!



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. 


Tippy & Shadow

Shadow and her baby girl Tippy were living in the rural south and were out exploring when Tippy (only 6-weeks old at the time) got stuck in landscape netting. She couldn't move and Shadow couldn't free her on her own.

Shadow ran to find help. She found a man nearby doing spring clean up and barked until he followed her. Shadow led the man back to where Tippy was stuck.

Tippy was freed by the man, but unfortunately, one of her legs was too badly damaged to save and had to be amputated. Her remaining hind leg was left slightly bowed due to blood loss during the trauma.

Shadow, a true hero dog, not only made sure her puppy was rescued, but she went on to support Tippy throughout her journey to recovery. Understandably, they became very attached to one another and our staff worked hard to keep them busy while they were at the shelter until they were finally placed in a forever home together.



Just wanted to say thank you for taking care of Ray until I found him. He is obviously a lot spoiled and very happy. My son sends him a gift box every month with toys and treats. Again, thanks for doing such a wonderful job. Ray appreciates it and so do I! Special thanks to Kim.



We absolutely love Morsel and judging from these pics I think you can see she has settled in quite comfortably! She definitely is not the quiet and shy girl you knew. She is energetic, playful, loves people, cars and other dogs too. Long walks are her favorite! She’s even learned to sit, lay down, give her paw and kisses. She destroys every single toy she has had, even the so-called indestructible ones, haha! She loves to stare out the window and sit outdoors with us.



I adopted my dog Cutler, whose name I have changed to Ray, almost a month ago and he is the best dog in the world. He's so happy, he's attached to my hip, he's great on a leash, and he is the biggest snuggle bug that I know. I came in to look at a different dog, but fell in love with this one the moment he let me rub his belly. You guys did an amazing job for the two of us, we were exactly what we both needed.



Eight years ago, I went to HHS and rescued a two year old cat named Dusty who was a wonderful pet. I lost Dusty due to a sudden diagnosis of a rare cancer in the middle of the summer. My house was too quiet without him, so when I was ready to start looking for another cat, HHS was at the top of my list. 

I feel so lucky to have met and rescued “Jack” (now affectionately known as Suede because of his soft fur and coloring). As a kitten, Suede is now 6.5 pounds of energy and love. I know he is happy in his new home because he purrs with his whole body and dashes to the door to greet me every time I come home. He is intrigued by all sounds and sits on the bench next to me when I play piano and has been known to ring chimes that hang on my dining room wall.

Thank you for helping me find another perfect cat to love. I didn’t rescue Suede - he rescued me.



Jake came through his heart worm treatment with flying colors. He is at his optimum weight and we are able to take him on brief walks several times per day. He enjoys spending time at our vacation home in Michigan.

We can’t thank you enough. He is definitely a big part of our family!  We just love him! So glad he “waited” for us to find him.


Bean & Sprouts

AJ and Oscar are doing well! They have adjusted to their new home. I have re-named them Bean (Oscar) and Sprouts (AJ). They have switched personalities since moving in. Bean was a bit shy/hid on top of my microwave for a bit. And Sprouts has been by my side ever since we came home. They have both acclimated well and are so lovable, I am blessed to have found these two boys.


Waffles (L’il Man)

We just wanted to update you on our doggie. We adopted waffles (Lil’ Man) in February of 2018.  He was shy and skinny. But now he loves to chase squirrels and bunnies, to look out the front window and bark, play with his family and be outside on a walk. He is snuggly and loves his butt scratched. He still has issues with his dishes, for some reason they scare him. He manages to get enough food and water, though, so no worries. We love him and are so happy he’s part of our family. 

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