It’s up to you humans to take the first step and find your local shelter and adopt a new best friend. In return we’ll take you on the adventure of a life time. You just have to give us the chance.
If you would like to find a new best friend in you area. Check out the Shelter Pet Project and see the pets in your area waiting on their humans to rescue.
There are an estimated 6-8 million homeless animals entering animal shelters every year. Barely half of these animals are adopted. Tragically, the rest are euthanized. These are healthy, sweet pets who would have made great companions. To learn more about the importance of Spay and Neutering Click Here.
Still on the fence as to whether you’re ready to adopt a best friend? Check out our Hug Your Dog Facebook page and read all the stories of how us pups have changed our humans lives.
Check out just a few of the Shelters we have visited across the country.
This place really made an impression on us. You would think, being located on Key Largo in the Florida Keys that this place would be very well funded and have top notch facilities. Not the case. The humans who work here really have a passion for the fuzzy friends there trying to take care of and they barely scrape by off the donations they receive and money from their own pockets to keep the place open. It was here that truly made us see that supporting your “Local” shelter was so important. To learn more about the Upper Keys Humane Society click here.
We stopped at the Pensacola Humane Society on my humans 38th Birthday and celebrated by meeting and playing with all the pooches looking for homes. Let me just say that life is better with a furry best friend. Once you adopt us, as far as we’re concerned everyday is your birthday. We love unconditionally just give us a chance. To learn more about the Pensacola Humane Society Click here.
Stopping at the Tulsa Humane Society was a blast. Top notch organization there. Everyone was so friendly and you could just tell that they really were passionate for what they do. We met a couple of adorable Lab mixes there waiting for a new home. Bixby here is teaching them how fun bicycles are. they are clearly ready for an adventure. To learn more about the Tulsa Humane Society Click Here.
What an impresive operation this place is. We stopped by the Seattle Humane Society with our good friend Paul Tome who had arranged a press conference for us. They treated us like family while we were there and showed us all around their facility. To learn more about the Seattle Humane Society click here.
We had a great visit at the Takoma, WA Humane Society back in November. We showed up unannounced and they welcomed us and were happy to walk us around, show us the facilities and let us meet and play with all the pooches and kitties looking for their forever humans. To learn more about the Takoma Humane Society Click Here.
The Portland Humane Society finds homes for more furry friends than anywhere else on the West Coast. They been operating for more than 100 years and are know to rescue animals from overrun shelters from miles away. To learn more about the Portland Humane Society Click Here
We found this little guy at the Pixie Project animal rescue in Portland, OR. They are a small operation located downtown with a huge heart. They have a very impressive adoption rate and visiting with them we see why. They clearly love helping our furry friends. This little guy was born with an eye defect and really can’t see much much more than just light, but that doesn’t stop him from loving his life and being playful and full of puppy kisses. To learn more about the Pixie Project Click Here.
We met the great folks at the Petaluma Animal Services in Decenber. They took over what used to be a kill shelter a couple years ago and completely turned the place around and now they help rescue animals from surrounding shelters. They welcomed us and showed us around. Introduced us to some adorable friends waiting for homes and even brought their Cuddle Shuttle to a party in my honor where a pup they named after your’s truly was adopted. To learn more about the Petaluma animal services click here.
Here we are at the San Francisco SPCA with Stephanie (right) who’s their marketing asst. and a volunteer (left) and a special little guys named Bo who’s a chihuahua mix with an adorably cute under bite and an affectionate disposition. He’s clearly ready to hope right on and head out cross country. We showed Bo our best human under bites in solidarity.
We had a lot of fun at the Hopalong Animal Rescue in Oakland. We stopped by unannounced, like we do and discovered this amazing little tucked away place that with the guidance of Juliet and over 125 volunteers they place over 1000 pets a year. Hanging out thee in the back is Rocky. He’s a Pit mix who had a very rough, tragic actually, first few months of his young life. He doesn’t let it show though. This little guy was full of kisses and just wanted to be paid attention to. We know he’ll end up finding a new home with some lucky human. If your reading this, and in anywhere near the Oakland area, stop by and say Hi, Volunteer, or consider fostering a pup waiting for a new home.
To learn more about pet overpopulation and adoption, visit your local animal shelter or The Humane Society of the United States website. Be a volunteer. Help save a pet. http://www.humanesociety.org/animal_community/resources/qa/common_questions_on_shelters.html#How_many_animals_enter_animal_shelters_e