HHS Rescue Road Blog

A look inside animal shelter life and the road to rescue.

A Simple Idea Has a Huge Impact

How do we reach our most vulnerable populations when COVID-19 prevents Pet Therapy teams from visiting? Therapaws Pet Therapy team member, Tricia Eastmond, had an idea. Tricia and her therapy dog, Heidi, a Golden Retriever, loved visiting residents of senior living and memory care facilities. She...

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Adopting a Senior Pet

Many potential adopters come into the shelter with the desire to go home with a brand new puppy or kitten. However, puppies and kittens are not the only adoptable pets we have available. There always seems to be at least one pair of old eyes with a graying muzzle looking up at you from the kennel....

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8 Tips for a Less Stressful 4th of July with your Dog

Many dogs are frightened by the sound of fireworks. This year, more than any other, it’s likely that “backyard fireworks” will fill in where public ones leave off. With those jolting booms hitting closer to home than ever before, we thought it was a good time to share 8 tips we recommend to protect...

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Heartworm Prevention

Everyone with a dog knows that they are supposed to give their pet a monthly heartworm preventative chewable. And nearly everyone likely has neglected giving their dog that monthly chewable at some point (no judgement... we forget sometimes too!). It's not easy remembering to give that monthly...

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Low-Cost Pet Vaccinations and Food Bank

We are all living through unprecedented times and now more than ever, our organization is looking for ways we can help make a difference in the lives of people and pets. Through generous funding from the Irving & Phyllis Millstein Foundation for Animal Welfare, we are thrilled to be able to...

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