We just wanted to drop a line and a update on “Frankie” (formerly known as Franco). Frankie was a touch overweight - tipping the scales at 26 pounds when we adopted him in late September. He had a long stay at HHS - about 3 months - and was having some minor upper respiratory issues. You might not even recognize him now! The featured video you ran on him melted our hearts and he became a member of our family the very next day!
Today, Frankie’s a svelte 16 pounds, has his voice back and has become a fav of our customers and our staff here at Oak Brook Kennel Club. He goes on rounds with us every morning and loves to supervise our operations throughout the day. We love HHS!
Just want to wish you all a Happy New Year and to let you know Patty is doing great. Her kennel cough disappeared within 5 days, but we did give her all 14 days of medicine. Only 2 accidents since she came home 15 days ago. She is not at all shy or timid here and acts as the queen of the house. Since I work from home, she only spends night time and time when I’m away in her crate but doesn’t seem to mind at all. She can be a little naughty and likes to steal shoes, but I think shoes are her only vice. Thank you and Happy New Year!
In the world of animal rescue, there are many ups and downs. Our staff gets immersed in the lives of each and every animal that we care for. When an animal comes to us, we know it is up to us to find the right family to set every one up for success. Once in a while, we come across a pet that has certain characteristics that require even more diligence. The long term success of our pets AND the families that adopt them is something we take very seriously and assess each animal to the best of our ability to ensure just that.
Introduce, Eva. She came to us from a family that loved her, but life changed and they could not keep her.
Eva is a not common breed. She is a Cane Corso, a breed that is meant to be a guard dog. They are large, powerful, and protective!! These traits don’t always lend themselves to passing an evaluation meant for the “average dog”, and certainly are not always successful at holding up well in the stressful environment of a shelter, no matter how hard we try to help our pets feel safe and secure. We had concerns about finding a family that would truly understand what they were getting and what her potential could be (good or bad). We began reaching out to foster based, breed-specific rescues in the hopes of finding her a situation that would ensure a happy, healthy life.
After 8 long weeks, lots of socialization, highs and lows of a selfless staff that worked with her everyday while in our care, and the help of MCP Rescue and Outreach, Eva has now found her forever family!! We wish to extend many thanks to all those who came together to network, share and ultimately save this beautiful girl!
Michelle and I wanted to thank you for your help with our adoption. Farley is loving his new home and we love having him here! He has been adjusting very smoothly and is showing us just how sweet, smart, and obedient he can be. We already feel a strong bond and trust with him, and it hasn't even been 24hrs!
It’s been 3 years since we adopted our little Skippy Jon Jones (formerly known as Willy) from you guys. Just wanted to send an update and thank everyone for what you do over there.
Skippy originally was a medical and possible abuse rehabilitation, but demonstrated the disposition of a therapy dog after he adjusted to his new home! Eventually, he became my son’s emotional support dog! He goes everywhere with us, even on international travel. Life wouldn’t be the same without him! Please feel free to share a post on this incredible little rescue story.
Hello! I am Maggie! I am about three and a half years old, but I'm not very sure. I am very well behaved (wink, wink). I eat green beans and carrots! I am proud that I only know one command, which is SIT! I love toys. My favorite is my furry bone. I have a very early bed time which is about 7:00 PM. However, I wake my humans up very early!
When my humans first came to see me, I was thinking - who are these people and what are they here for? I also wanted to know why the girl with the glasses tasted so good. I am so happy my family found me! This writing thing is pretty tiring, I must take a nap.