Alvin and JJ
...no, they weren't adopted together, but the wonderful family who adopted JJ (shown with his "brother" at right) also transported Alvin to his furever home in Texas. They allowed as to how they were heading that way anyhow, so they might as well help out. These here are quality folks, and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts.
Many thanks to the adopters who have given these and more great animals forever homes!
Remember that fantasy you had as a kid, where you were a long-lost prince or princess, and that one day your real parents would come and sweep you off to a life of luxury and wonder? Well, Wollie is that prince, and his "parents," pictured above to the right, saw his picture online and did not hesitate to hop into their little plane and jet over to collect him. That goes down as one of the coolest, most memorable days in HLHS history. :)
Bingo (alias Lucky)
Bingo has a different kind of happy ending. His is a long story of miscommunication and lost opportunity. He came into our care lame and scared, and we were preparing a fundraising push to nurse him back to health and adoptability. His owner saw our pleas for help online, recognized him and contacted us, frantic to get her dog back. We were so very pleased to be able to reunite pup and person, and they're happy to be back together again.
Buster, here, was brought into foster care from the city animal shelter. It took awhile to find his forever home, but it was worth the wait. He gets to go to work with his owner and charm all of her coworkers and clients!
SheDaisy was dumped at the shelter within days of giving birth. One of our volunteers couldn't stand the thought of her being euthanized, so she took her home and nursed her through her delivery. These super-fosters found homes not only for SheDaisy but for every one of her puppies, including Wollie, whose adopters took him home to Texas on a private plane!
The inmate assistant at the city shelter took a shine to Max and advocated for him to be put up for adoption. Turns out his good instincts saved Max's life! Max got the attention of a couple in Arkansas who'd just lost a German shepherd to old age. it was love at first sight, and Max is living large in the Ozarks.
Siena is a wee Chihuahua who was tailor-made for a potential adopter who'd contacted HLHS. She'd lost her dachshund recently and was ready to love another small-breed female puppy. Within two weeks, Siena had come into our care, and all it took was one phone call and a glance at Petfinder for the adopter to fall in love. They're living happily ever after.
Riley was dumped at the shelter, outside the gates. Our volunteer could barely hear her crying, she was so sick and weak. A visit to the vet and some meds straightened her up, there emerged a very active, opinionated and bossy kitten. Riley is that same volunteer's permanent office cat now, and as you see, she takes her work very seriously. Employee of the month!
Cullen was adopted from the shelter as a puppy, but his permanent home didn't work out for him. He'd been very well cared for, though, and returned to us in great shape. He adopted back out in no time to a great young family. They report that he was meant to be an outside dog, but since they brought him home, he hasn't actually spent a single night outdoors. :)