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When we see a dog or cat find a forever home it makes us so happy! We’d love to see your pet’s success story. If you have adopted a pet from HSLC please send us a picture or two along with your how your pet is doing and we’ll post it on our website to share with others. Your stories inspire us to continue to do this good work.



May 27, 2020 – HSLC is excited to share that Shyla has been adopted! This special girl met her prospective family on Saturday, and it was love at first sight. The couple had been looking at Shyla online and they had a feeling it would be a perfect fit, but meeting her in person sealed the deal. Shyla stole their hearts with her sweet personality and playful spirit. On May 24th, the three officially became a family and we are thrilled. Shortly after getting home they sent us a picture of Shyla snuggled up on her new bed and enjoying a treat. While the volunteers will miss this special girl, we wish her and her new family all the best!

ZuZu – Adopted 6/10/2020


April 17, 2020 – Sweet Samantha was one of the Pets of the Week last week, and she got adopted last week as well!

Congrats to her and her new family! In these trying times, it’s extra heartwarming seeing the homeless pets find a loving family!


April 21, 2020 – Jacks found his forever home on Saturday! He gave his new mom lots of cuddles while she visited and am sure he will do the same in his new loving home!

Stay tuned for this week’s pet(s) of the week for available adorable cats!


April 27, 2020 – Spade was adopted last week!

In the last week of January, a mother and daughter came to the shelter and adopted an adult cat. At that time, they said they might be back later for another cat. Time passed and later came. Last week, they came back to the shelter. The other cat they had been thinking about had been adopted, but that
was not a problem. Spade quickly let them know that he was ready to go to a forever home. And, so today, he did. He went to a home with a big cat tower, a cat friend he already knows, a loving family, and a new name; Franklin.


May 11, 2020 – Royal was adopted last week! So happy our animals are finding great homes during this time! Congrats to him and his new family!

Mr RogersMr Rogers

March 31, 2020 – Over the past week, three kittens were adopted! BJ, Mr. Rogers, and Lucy all found homes.

Two of them were adopted into families with children and the other into a family with other cats! They will all have lots of fun in their new homes!

Congrats to them all! Thank you for adopting!

Cat Adopted

April 10, 2020 – All of these cats found their forever home last week! They all have human or fur siblings to play with in their new homes! Grace and Honey were even adopted together!

Congrats to all of the adopting families!

Minute and Junkie

April 15, 2020 – Starting the week with wonderful news!

The bonded pair Minute and Junkie have found their forever home!! Congrats to them and their new family!


April 15, 2020 – Earlier this month, Lucy found her forever home!

A 13-year-old rat terrier came to visit Lucy. She was tentative at first, but Lucy insisted they become friends. After a little while, they began playing and enjoying each other’s company. The parents were loving Lucy too. She snuggled into arms, but what she really wanted to do was play. On adoption day, the two dogs greeted each other with wagging tails and excitement. Lucy, now Baleigh, found her forever home.


March 16, 2020 – Milo was adopted last week!

Retired and ready to take on a challenge. That describes Milo’s new dad. The family has had dogs, but a puppy is a whole new undertaking. The entire family visited Milo; mom, dad, and Charlie, the twelve-year-old dog.

Milo did his best to impress everyone, but the prospect of training a puppy was a little scary. However, dad has the time to devote to the project, and Milo is very loving. He sat proudly in the front seat of the truck as he rode home to his
new home!


March 23, 2020 – Moose was adopted!

A husband and wife traveled many miles to meet Moose, and they weren’t disappointed. Neither was he. Their last dog was over 100 pounds, so Moose did not seem large to them. Last Monday, Moose’s new father made the trip again to adopt Moose and take him home. After greeting each other, they
went to the truck to begin the ride back home. Moose was put into the back of the vehicle and before his father could get in the front, Moose had claimed the passenger seat. He was going to his forever home in style!

Gingko Gingko

March 26, 2020 – These two cuties were adopted last week!

Gingko found a lovely home with children and Firecracker was adopted by a long time HSLC volunteer and supporter. So happy for all involved!


March 26, 2020 – This girl was one of our Pets of the Week yesterday and oddly enough, she ended up getting adopted yesterday!

Congrats to Socks (now Sadie) and her new family!


February 25, 2020 – Cute Kitten alert and we still have some kittens in the shelter that could be a part of your family too!

A week ago a lady came to the shelter looking for a kitten to adopt. Three kittens had just entered the shelter from their foster homes the day before. Two were still trying to adapt to their new lives, but the third was inquisitive and exploring every part of the room. When the prospective adopter went into the room, he was all ready to meet and entertain her. Of course, he won her heart. He snuggled and purred his way into the carrier for his trip to his forever home. Tribble has a
new name: Taraseno after a Blues hockey player!


February 29, 2020 – The last animal to be adopted in February was Tupelo!

She was the youngest kitten at HSLC. Her new mother decided they needed a kitten to add to their home, and Tupelo was the one to become a family member. So, shopping for food, toys, and necessary kitten items was done, papers were signed, and Tupelo spent some time in her mother’s arms before starting on the journey to her new life. She now has a dad, three teenagers, and a five-year-old to meet and love in his forever home.


March 10, 2020 – Midnight was adopted!

His new family had come to the shelter looking for a special kitten for their little girl to love. Mother and daughter held kittens, played with kittens, and loved on kittens until the little girl chose Midnight to be part of their family. So, last week, Midnight went to his new home to begin his new life with his new family. And, it was a great happy birthday present for the just three-year-old girl.


March 11, 2020 – Their home needed a cat to complete it, so they came to the shelter to find one to make part of their family. BoBo was chosen by them, and he returned the honor.

Yesterday was the day. Just before the shelter closed, Bobo’s adoption was completed. He was roused from his nap on the window seat to be placed in the arms of his new parents. Away he went to a new life and a new name….Teddy.

We love when our animals find homes, do you have room in your heart and home for a rescue?


February 13, 2020 – Saturday Jolene and Jazzy found their forever home! Always fun when people adopt multiples 😁 All of Jazzy’s siblings were adopted, and a short time ago, his mother was adopted. Saturday was his turn! He has a new home and a new name, River.

Jolene, now named Boo, went to the same forever home today. Also living in the home are three dogs!


February 14, 2020 – Happy Valentines Day! 🥰

Two more kittens were adopted this week and just in time to be loved on two special holidays!

When Meadow was about six weeks old, she came to HSLC and immediately went to a foster home. Just three days before her first birthday, she went to her forever home! Meadow likes to cuddle and be near people.

With her went Willow. He was just two days old when he went to a foster home. Willow is a little fearful, so he will go through a period of adjustment, but he now has his own home and person to love.

Two very nice kittens celebrating a birthday and Valentine’s Day in their new home together!


February 15, 2020 – This adorable guy made his way around Facebook last Saturday. In fact, he was shared over 600 times!! Its no surprise that many people were interested in meeting him.

With that said, Smokey found his forever home this week! He even has a new dog sibling to play with!

Thank you to everyone who supports our mission of finding homes for our animals!


February 21, 2020 – Last week we had a lot of cats adopted and these two were part of that crew!

A family had adopted a cute dog we had a few months ago, Penelope. They decided they wanted to add a cat to their family and knew Penelope got along well with cats. They came to the shelter and decided that Remus would be the perfect cat to add to their family!

Elwood was also adopted last week. He does not have any fur siblings, so that means he will get all of the love and attention from his new family!

Congrats to everyone!


February 4, 2020 – We had another dog named Bailey adopted last week!

Many HSLC volunteers loved and remember Brooklyn, as some as you may remember her story too. She was adopted and greatly loved, but recently she became very ill and passed away. Her father came back to HSLC to fill the hole in his life, not to replace her, but to find another dog to love.

That dog was Bailey, the chocolate lab. Bailey handed out a couple of kisses, did a lot of tail wagging and proudly sat in the front seat of the truck waiting to go to her forever home.

A phone call later in the day proved that home was a success. She had found a good sitting place…..his lap. Perfect match!


February 8, 2020 – Finding the right pet can be tough, but a handful of our volunteers are great at either adopting the pets themselves or finding family members or friends who have the perfect home for our animals! We love this quality in our volunteers 😁

Two of our volunteers recently told their friends about Arlo. They thought he would fit right into their lives. So, they came to visit him. Instant connection!

Arlo liked them from the moment he saw them, so what could they do? They adopted him. He went to his forever home to meet his two dog “siblings” and to start his new life. He
even barked good-bye as he started towards the door.

Mr. Bojangles

February 9, 2020 – The past week brought a few more kitten adoptions! We still have plenty of very cute and cuddly kittens that are looking for their forever homes and maybe even their special Valentine!

Mr. Bojangles was recently adopted, he fell in love with his new owner! Maybe one of our kittens or even adults cats will fall in love with you??

Honey Bun

February 11, 2020 – Honey Bun found her forever home recently! Her new mom was so excited to adopt her and Honey Bun was thrilled to go to her new home and see her new cat tree to play on!

We are open today through Saturday, come visit us to see if we have a kitten, cat or dog for you!

Nadia, Xyler, Cori

January 28, 2020 – When you come to adopt, you never know how your story may end!

A family came to the shelter looking for either a cat or dog. They weren’t sure which they wanted, but they knew they wanted a pet. They looked, left to think it over, came back pretty much decided it would be a cat, looked again, left, came back with some of their children.

And, decided for sure a kitten would be what they wanted….. then, two kittens, and finally three kittens. They are littermates, so it would be a shame to separate them.

Nadia, Xyler, and Cori get to continue their lives together in their new forever home!


January 29, 2020 – Nitro & Amaris were the latest two kittens to be adopted!

Nitro’s new family came into the shelter to look at one of our other cats, but Nitro made it known to them, that he was their true match!

Amaris is now a resident of Indiana! His new owner saw him on Pet Finder and the drive to meet him and take him home!


January 31, 2020 – Mama was a pet of the week in January and has found her forever home!

Late Wednesday afternoon Mama went to her forever home. Her new family spent lots of time over several days visiting the shelter and meeting all of the cats and kittens. Many things drew them to Mama……her laid back personality, her lovingness, her attitude, and the fact that she had lived with
dogs. So, home she went to a new life with parents, a teenage daughter, and two dogs. And, she has a “grandfather” who is a long-time HSLC volunteer.

Congrats to all!


February 1, 2020 – We are so happy to share that this special boy, Bailey, found his forever home on Saturday!

Marley, Kara, and Baby

January 20, 2020 – HSLC shelter is still very busy with adoptions, especially the kittens!

Marley, Kira, and Baby all found great homes last week!

This was especially exciting for Marley as he was adopted once, brought back and then off to his forever home!

Parkr, Bagal, and Crumpet

January 21, 2020 – Parker, Bagel and Crumpet found their forever homes over the past week!

Parker is going to be in a home with another kitten to play with. Bagel and Crumpet are litter mates and so happy to spend their forever home together!

Think these kittens are just adorable?? Come to the shelter to see if you have a new kitten pal for you!

Joy and Ceama

January 22, 2020 – Joy and Ceana made the list of kittens adopted over the past week as well!

Joy is a bit shy, so her new mother has had a hard time getting a good photo of her, but seems to be happy in her new home. She is getting used to her new surroundings and human siblings.

Ceana is now “Oreo” and is thrilled to have a one-year-old cat and human siblings to play with in her forever home!


January 27, 2020 – Pretty Holly was the latest dog to be adopted!

Two of our volunteers got to spend time with Holly when she came to the shelter and when she was ready to be adopted, they were the first to jump at the chance! Holly loved spending time with them, so when she got the chance to leave the shelter and go to her forever home, she couldn’t be happier!

Bailey and Penelope

January 3, 2020 – We have had a lot of cat adoption stories lately, but dogs are finding homes too!

Bailey- A couple came to the shelter to meet Bailey. She was a possible Christmas present for the lady’s father. Bailey was not an “off the top of your head” choice. Her father had been looking at Bailey on the internet for some time. The couple went outside, and Bailey ran to meet them. No hesitation, no shyness. Both of them loved her at first sight and were sure that she would be perfect for her parents. On her adoption day, Bailey, tail wagging, and excited went to the car into the back seat. By the time her family got into the driver’s seat, Bailey had climbed over to give her a big kiss. She was going to a one day temporary home, and then she would go to her forever home with the parents. But, hopefully, once in a while Bailey would get to visit!

Penelope- Before Christmas, a 14-year-old girl and her grandfather came to the shelter to meet Penelope. When they met her, Penelope made wide circles around her grandfather but was anxious to meet and play with the young lady. After a while, Penelope became a little braver but still was not sure about him. They decided to complete an application anyway. The grandfather completed all of the adoption papers, and the young lady went back to the kennel area to get Penelope. The dog totally ignored the volunteer who went with her and focused immediately on the girl. The leash was hooked, and a mad dash was made to get out of the door and be on the way home. Now is the time for Penelope to bond with the grandfather. She has already chosen the young lady!


January 8, 2020 – 7 cats/kittens were adopted last week- HOORAY!

We will share their stories with you over the next week, today we highlight Webster’s adoption.

He chose a young lady who visited him a few days ago. And, she chose him. She said she didn’t sleep much last night because she was excited about bringing Webster home.
After all of the papers were signed, he was waiting at the door for her. He was anxious to go to his forever home. He has met two members of his new family, they have another cat and dog, so he will have lots of entertaining to do.

Applejack, Ziggy, Lucky, and Tick Tack

January 13, 2020 – On the last day of 2019 Lucky and Tick Tack went to their forever home. While the papers were being signed, Tick Tack nestled in her new father’s arms very content to just lie there
and wait to make this all permanent. At home, they will be spoiled by both parents, a young adult child, and three other children from the ages of 12 to 3. And, they will for the first time in their young lives make the acquaintance of a bearded dragon.

A couple of days after Christmas a lady and her daughter came to the shelter looking for a kitten to love. And, they found two…Applejack and Ziggy. Applejack had an appointment to get his last kitten vaccines, so they waited until he was ready to be adopted. They met their human family, and now it was time to meet the dog and cat members of the family. New year, new family, new names…..Barnaby and Betty Jones.

Dancer, Ridley and Waffle

January 15, 2020 – More kitten adoption stories!

Ridley & Dancer- On the last day of December, a family came to the shelter looking for a kitten to make part of their lives. Like everyone else who is looking for a kitten, they went into each room several times trying to decide which one was their kitten.

They found two! Ridley and Dancer seemed to be the ones to take into their family. Ridley kept his name, but Dancer became Sylvester. The family has updated that Dancer was zooming around the house checking out every nook and cranny. Surprisingly, Ridley was not as active, but they both had discovered the Christmas tree!

Waffle- Around Christmas time, Waffles adoption was approved, but was put on hold. Waffle had an upper respiratory infection, and there were older cats in his new home, so we waited until he was well. Adoption day rolled around and all was well! Anxious to go home and meet his new cat siblings!

Captain and TennilleCaptain and Tennille

December 27, 2019 – A lady and her daughter came to the shelter to visit Captain and Tennille. They were looking for two dogs to add to their home and were thrilled to find a pair that had already bonded. Captain and Tennille were thrilled too. They both eagerly went to the two of them to be petted and loved on. A definite bond was made, and the decision was made that they were the right ones for their home.

A week’s wait was necessary because of work and distance. But, on 12-12 all was right with the world! They happily went to their forever home. And, a few hours later, a picture was sent to the shelter of both Captain and Tennille cuddling in the arms of the daughter.

Lotus, Rose and Cupcake

December 31, 2019 – Lotus, Rose, and Cupcake were adopted in the middle of December.

Lotus-Mom, dad and a five-year-old clutching a unicorn came to take Lotus home. While the papers were being signed, the young lady chose some other toys to take home with Lotus, but the unicorn was her special toy for her new special cat. After much snuggling and cuddling, Lotus (now known as Elly Sparkles) was on her way with her new family to her new home.

Rose- Her journey to her forever home has been adventurous. She was adopted as a small kitten, but a short time ago was found by animal control wandering the streets. Her people were called, but no response. So, she came back to the shelter to wait for her old family or to get a new family. Her new “mother” wanted her the first time she saw her, but a family illness slowed the adoption process. But, shortly after her adoption day came and Rose went home to meet her two “siblings”.

Cupcake- and Oreo were brought to the shelter together. Since Oreo was so small, she went to a foster home, Cupcake stayed in the shelter. One day Oreo went to his forever home, and the next day Cupcake went to her forever home. When her new family came looking for the perfect cat, Cupcake made herself known. She purred herself into the arms of the young man. She officially became a member of a family with three young people.

Regina Felix and Fiona

January 1, 2020 – More cats have found their forever homes!!

Regina- In August a lady came to the shelter looking for a kitten to adopt. She chose one and was approved. Before the actual adoption, a stray kitten came to her home. She took it in and decided not to adopt. Just a couple of days ago, she came back. She wanted another kitten in her home. The one she had originally wanted to adopt had already found a forever home. After visiting all of the rooms, she chose Regina. Regina went to her forever home to meet her new “sibling” and to start her new life with a new name…Laini.

-Felix & Fiona- A husband and wife came to the shelter looking for a cat to adopt. They visited every room….some more than once and spent a great deal of time before deciding they were going to apply but not make a decision at this time. A few days later they came back. Again, lots of visits into each room. Finally, she decided that Fiona was the one for her. They came for one cat, but he was talked into two cats (it didn’t take too much persuasion) and he chose Felix. Their carrier was too small for both cats, so they borrowed one from HSLC. A while after the adoption, he returned the carrier and reported that both Felix and Fiona were exploring the house and that Felix already had his eye on the Christmas tree!

Grady and Giggles

January 2, 2020 – Grady- A lady and her adult daughter came to the shelter looking for a cat. They thought they needed a cat to make their home complete. Just like everyone else who comes looking for a cat, they visited every room many times. Finally, she went back to room two, and Grady came to her to be snuggled. He curled up in her arms like a baby and was very content to just stay there. Of course, she had found her cat. Technically, Grady is still a kitten, but he is a big kitten. He was very happy when the day came for him to be with her forever!

Giggles- Before Christmas, a family with a baby and a three-year-old daughter came looking for a kitten. They, too, visited every room many times before finally deciding Giggles was the one they wanted to be part of their family. After knowing they were approved to adopt, they went shopping for cat toys which added to the excitement for the young daughter. She chose a feather wand to take home for Giggles. When completing paperwork, the usual question was asked about the name. When she was asked, she answered, “Clark”. Apparently, they had been watching some Christmas movies. But the name fits the cat! So, Giggles (now known as Clark) went to his forever home to meet his new family and get used to his new name.