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Happy Tails

Do you have a pet you adopted from HSSC? Do you want to tell the world how wonderful your pet is? Then share your Happy Tail with us! Please tell us how you’re living happily ever after—and be sure to include a photo or two. Your pet’s story may be featured online or in our next newsletter. 


Sadie

"I adopted Sadie. She was very independent and took some time to really get comfortable. Now she loves blankets, looking out the window, and chasing her little (yet older) brother around the yard. She is the sweetest little girl and I’m so glad she chose us.

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Twix

"We adopted Twix for our son's 5th birthday. They are so in love."

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Logan

"I adopted my cat Logan in April of 2020. I got him after I got in a bad car crash on April 6th and was left bedridden for months due to a broken pelvis. I got on the Humane Society adoption website and Logan was the only cat listed. I fell in love with his patterns and knew it was meant to be. When I went to the Humane Society (on a walker) and first met Logan, he was very anxious and shaking. When I first held him, he clung to me as if he were giving me a hug. Which I think I needed more than him. I got him that very day and took him home. At first when we got home, he was scared and hid under the bed. It was not until the house was asleep that he came up on the bed and snuggled right up next to me. Ever since then, we have been inseparable. He is getting better at being social with other people and going outside. A few months after receiving Logan, my family got a female kitten named Maple. Maple was found on a friend’s roof with her other kitten siblings and no mother and was given to us for free. Her and Logan have become the best of friends and I am happy we have her here to entertain Logan when I am not. I am no longer broken or on a walker and Logan is no longer the scaredy cat he once was. I rescued him as much as he rescued me."

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Rosie

"Rosie chose us! She is the sweetest girl and completes our family. You can often find Rosie looking after one or all our three children. She is always by their side, including bedtime. She is quick to greet us with a big smile and continuous tail wag. Rosie is a smart girl who is not shy about learning a new trick. Especially if treats are involved! Rosie can open doors, balance on her back legs & "twirl", smile and give hugs. One of her favorite activities is playing fetch with her stuffed unicorn. Something about Rosie that always gives us a good laugh is when she is sleeping, she often makes long drawn-out sounds that seems like she is saying "guys, be quiet, I'm trying to sleep over here." She has quite the personality & we just love her so much! We are so lucky that Rosie chose us!

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Penny & Peaches

"We adopted Penny and Peaches from HSSC. Penny January 2015 and Peaches April 2016. We can't believe how much time has gone by. They are part of the family, and still make us smile every day. These girls have become great buddies, even though they have very different personalities. Penny is energetic, and Peaches is more chill. Ying and Yang. Thank you for everything you do to help our furry friends."

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Cleo

"Cleo has been the best thing to happen to me! She is such a joy to come home too. For me she is the best of both worlds where she has her hyper moments where all she wants to do is run around and play and then she will have her sweet cuddle moments as well. But we do not forget those diva moments where she will not eat unless it is fresh food."

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Gabby

"She has filled our home with joy and love! We couldn’t have asked for a better pup.  Over the year we have learned what she loves to play rope pull, go on daily walks, and of course squirrels. Even our cat has accepted her!

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Milo

"We adopted Milo a Boston Terrier. It was as though he lived with us forever from the first day. He is a great dog in every way. He is loving, playful, sweet and loves everyone. We got him after losing our last Boston at fourteen and a half who was also a rescue. We are blessed to have Milo."

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Albert

"Albert was found by a kind soul on a rainy night sitting on the back of a car, on the trunk.  The car was waiting at a red light, and the driver had no idea he was there. A passerby grabbed him and took him to the Humane Society where he was cared for. On the day he was released to be adopted, I spotted him staring at me from HSSC’s Big MAC. He immediately touched my heart. He has been the light of my life for what seems like forever. He is with me through all the good and sad moments. Thank you, HSSC, for bringing Albert into our life. He has two buddies in our home: Hank, our black kitty, and Trudy, our calico. They lift my days and nights."

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Leena

"What a sweet girl who has joined our family. Our Yorkie needed a companion and Leena is a great fit. She was from a hoarding situation and is adjusting well.   She loves walks, chasing toys, and cuddling.

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Nova

"She will not leave my side, she jumps up in bed and will cuddle up with me, started to do the known Husky trait of “howling/talking”, will put her paw out at you to pet her or put her head by you, and is so genuinely happy. Has complete confidence and still is the sweetest dog I have ever encountered. Nova does this thing where she leans her head on my shoulder, if I were to sit on the floor closer to her level, kind of like a hug but without her paws, very sweet. Not sure she even knows how to growl or bite, have not heard her do either. She loves celery fields & walking around the key. We bonded at first site and I am just very thankful and happy to have given her a forever, loving home, and for her progress and growth."

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Zane

"I adopted Zazu, now Zane, in January of 2020. When we met, he was very shy, spending most of his time in a shopping bag. With lots of attention & love, his confidence is growing, and he is enjoying being part of our family. He is a handsome, gentle boy and we are truly lucky to have him."

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Nola

"I just knew she was the one, after going to four local shelters we decided to hop on HSSC.org and I saw her cute little mugshot. We hurried over and met Lexi (to be renamed NOLA). We fell in love and just had to have her! Unfortunately, she couldn’t go home that day. The next two days passed, and she was all I could think about... my new Fur baby. I ended up leaving work early that day to go finish her adoption paperwork. It was love at first sight. She was a little antsy at first but to be expected. On day two she laid down on top of me and just let out this big deep breath, “I’m finally home”. Nola is the best dog, and the most joyful part of my day involves her! She even has her own Instagram -@nolatheshepweiler - follow her for updates and adventures!

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Libby

"I adopted Libby a month after my son died and I can say she helped me tremendously deal with the pain. I am so grateful she came into my life. I would not trade her for the world."

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Shayna

"Shayna wasn’t even on my list of dogs to check out that Saturday afternoon, but I saw the two-year-old pup from a far, and just knew she was the girl for me! So, loving, so sweet, and such a beauty! She loves her walks and loves chasing lizards. She jumps and runs and loves her squeaky toys. I’m so lucky to have found her!"

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Shadow

"A friend recommended HSSC to me, so I looked online and saw shadow smiling in one of his pictures, so I went to meet him. Soon as he came into the meeting room, he flopped onto me and wanted me to scratch him and was super lovable.  I knew we were going to be an excellent fit. He rode well on the way home. I do not think he is ever slept in a bed before so his first night he was shy about getting into bed with me, but he slept very well. Very well house broken. He does not let me out of his sight and is always wanting hugs and kisses. He has found his forever home.

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Sherman & Herbert

"Went to bring home one cat a year in a half ago. Was going to bring home Sherman and his brother (previously named Sheridan, now Herbert), followed me across the room. Could not separate them! Had to take them both home that day! They will be 2 years old in June 2021."

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Woody

"He is the sweetest dog and I am in love with him. He has been the best addition to this family since we got him. Woody loves to be pet and takes great naps. I don't know what I would do without him."

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Peaches

"Peaches (Demi) was the only one who caught my eye. She was so nervous at the shelter and would not even come up to me in our meet and greet. We next did a meet and greet with my chiweenie, and her tail came up, her ears went up, and her whole body was wagging not just her tail? That is how I knew I had to take her home. She is so happy here and is just a completely different dog than who she was at the Humane society. Her and my chiweenie are best friends. I feel honored to give peaches a second chance at an awesome, spoiled, bone filled life!

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Monty

"When we first met Monty (previously Gilly) he would not willing walk out to meet us with staff due to previous trauma. He was timid and so scared. We knew he needed lots of love and attention, but he was worth it. Now, Monty is our sweet little boy who loves cuddles, belly rubs, and rolling around in the dirt. We cannot thank HSSC enough for bringing us our Monty boy!"

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Hestia

"We renamed Ash to Hestia. We felt it was fitting for her Regal personality. Hestia is the Greek Goddess of fire in which offerings are burnt to ash in her honor. It took her a few extra days to adjust than it did for our other adoptee, Achilles, but she is on track now. She did not eat or drink the first few days but now she is chomping away at the mixture of wet and dry foods we provide for her. She is sprawls out belly up in the hallway to nap and seems as content as can be. Sometimes she gets nervous when Achilles comes around and I suspect she was in heat last week, which did not help. Now, you will catch her playfully chasing him through the house. Yesterday, we even spotted them cuddling. I think our little warrior and our little goddess are going to become the best of friends."

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GeeGee

"My shy girl was found on the streets of Miami. Her long hair was a matted mess, and she was afraid of many simple/common stimulants. She was underweight and unwilling to eat. Slumber was plagued with disturbing nightmares full of whimpers and growling and barking (the absolute only time she made any sound).

She is now  a loving companion who has eased the solitude of Covid isolation. I forget how much she has improved until someone who knew her in the beginning reminds me. I want to do so much more for her. I want her confident and proud, happy and free to share all the love she has inside." 


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Paisley

"Thank you so much for our furrever family member, Paisley who we adopted as Serena has made herself right at home and we are loving having her become part of the crew! She is a bouncy, playful, loving and loved member of our home."

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Valentina

"COVID has hit everyone so very hard and did not limit itself just to mankind, but many animals.  Between the number of cats and dogs that had already been in shelters, the number of surrenders and strays doubled.  As a member of this community, I open my home and heart to all animals.  Every animal deserves a chance to live a life of safety, love and compassion.  Valentina came to HSSC from Lee County with severe respiratory and multiple infections.  They nursed her back to health.... on the day, her adoption opened, me and my daughter saw her through their website and fell in love.  That very day we called and went to adopt her.  This poor little scared and timid baby girl is getting stronger and more courageous each day.  She is full of love and cuddles.  All she does is purr and knead.... even when she is still scared.  Her heart is golden, and she will remain a vital emotional support member of our family for myself and my daughter.  Thank you HSSC for saving her from Lee County and giving her a second chance.  I encourage everyone within our community to do what they can for those less fortunate including these beautiful and loving animals. "

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Rex

"Rex is doing great and adapting to his new forever home. He is sweet and gentle boy, full of energy and very curious about everything. He is responding well to his new home and family members.


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Santiago

"My girlfriend and I both knew as soon as we met this little man, he was the perfect addition to our home and the perfect companion for the dog we already had. After two full months with him we could not be happier with how well he fit right in. He is the sweetest dog, and we love him very much."

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Molly

"What can I say about Miss Molly...From the moment we brought her home it felt like she had always been with us. She likes to go for walks and explore the Celery Fields, play lacrosse with her favorite boy and hangout on the baseball field with her best friend Samantha chasing balls.  She is an absolute cuddle bug (my only dog I have EVER let get on my furniture) and likes to hang out in our backyard watching the birds and squirrels. Everyone who meets her falls in love! She has brought us so much joy and we could not love her more! P.S. She's being spoiled rotten!"

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Zane

"I adopted Zazu, now Zane, in January. When we met, he was very shy, spending most of his time in a shopping bag. With lots of attention & love, his confidence is growing, and he is enjoying being part of our family. He is a handsome, gentle boy and we are truly lucky to have him." 


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Binx

"Pepsi (now Binx) was a loud, mouthy boy in the shelter. He loved attention. I knew he was the cat for me. I decided to bring him home, and we were close right away. I was told he was not a lap cat, but that is exactly what he became once we got through the door. I ended up leaving my apartment in Sarasota and going back to Michigan because of COVID-19. He was a good boy in the car and in the hotel rooms. He loves his new place, and he is the ultimate study buddy. He is going to be my partner in crime."

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Samson

"I adopted Samson almost a year ago. How the time has flown.  Samson has been an amazing addition to my fur family. He is the sweetest boy. All he wants is to know he is loved. If he could spend every moment snuggling and watching television, he would.  He gets along with all the dogs in the house and has taken a huge bond with my roommates’ dog as well as his other adoptive brother Moose. We are still working on how he approaches his kitty brothers, but he gets better with them every day. I think he is slowly understanding that they do not play the same way his dog brother does. It is so nice to come home and have Samson so excited that you just walked in the door.  I am so fortunate that I was able to adopt such an amazing and sweet dog."

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