We now have a wishlist!

Have you wanted to make an item donation to our shelter, but you just weren’t sure exactly what we needed?

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The HSCC now has an Amazon Wishlist! You can look through our needed items and when you purchase them off our list they are shipped straight to us!

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A purchase from our wishlist is also a great gift for animal lovers!
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Doggie tips for new parents & Black cats/dogs

Planning a family?

Here is an open letter to all of us humans from the dog.

Dear Mom,

I’m almost six months into this being a big brother thing, and I have to say, it’s not at all what I expected.

You being pregnant was the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me. You spent extra time on the couch (read: cuddling). You even grew a perfect pillow for me to rest my head on. You told me you loved me, your firstborn, that you wouldn’t love me any less when my perfect pillow gave way to a squishy, smelly, screaming, tiny human-alien hybrid (oh wait, I didn’t know that part yet).

Continue reading at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kate-awsumb/9-newbaby-gripes-from-the-family-dog_b_7562710.html

Black rescue animals have less chance of finding homes- even at our shelter.

Cats or dogs that wear a black coat are less likely to be adopted and if they are adopted it takes much longer. Is a little superstition really that influential?

A photographer set out to address this issue.

In this Oct. 2013 photo provided by Fred Levy, a black Labrador retriever named Denver poses in Levy's studio in Maynard, Mass. Levy, a pet photographer, first heard about “Black Dog Syndrome” in a 2013 conversation at a dog park. It’s a disputed theory that black dogs are the last to get adopted at shelters, perhaps because of superstition or a perception that they’re aggressive. The idea inspired Levy to take up a photo project on their behalf. (Fred Levy via AP)

In this Oct. 2013 photo provided by Fred Levy, a black Labrador retriever named Denver poses in Levy’s studio in Maynard, Mass. Levy, a pet photographer, first heard about “Black Dog Syndrome” in a 2013 conversation at a dog park. It’s a disputed theory that black dogs are the last to get adopted at shelters, perhaps because of superstition or a perception that they’re aggressive. The idea inspired Levy to take up a photo project on their behalf. (Fred Levy via AP)

It was a summer day at the dog park when Fred Levy, a professional pet photographer, overheard a conversation that he couldn’t shake off.

A woman was talking about “Black Dog Syndrome” — a theory that black dogs are less likely to be adopted than those with lighter coats, perhaps because of superstition or a notion that black dogs are aggressive. Experts debate whether it’s a myth or reality, but it struck Levy.

“A dog shouldn’t be overlooked just because of its coat,” Levy said. “That’s a minor element when it comes to the dog.”

Continue reading at http://news.yahoo.com/pet-photo-series-aims-counter-black-dog-theory-162950844.html

 

Petsense Adoptathon May 30th and 31st!

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Are you ready for our next event? We sure are!

This event is hosted by Petsense and will be May 30th and 31st from 11-3 each day.

We will be featuring our special kitties and a few senior doggies. We’ll also have fun and prizes! Please come join us and possibly meet your newest family member!

As always, if you would like to volunteer for this event, just contact us and we will share information about what is needed.

Remember to fill out an adoption application to get preapproved so that if you fall in love you can take your pet home sooner. :)

Application to adopt a cat.

Application to adopt a dog.