“Dax” is my little velcro dog – everywhere I go, Dax thinks he needs to go, too. We walk for an hour every morning and we do lots of learning games. He sits great on every corner and he’ll wait until I tell him it’s OK to start walking again. He’s doing SO fantastic that we took a trip to the local dog park and I let him off leash. Every time I called him he came running straight to me. Thank you so much for such a wonderful dog. He’s so smart and sweet and he’s enriched our lives more than you know. – Grace, Brian and “Dax” Gilfillan
My husband and I adopted “Levi” (formerly “Prince”) after putting our 16 1/2 year old cat to sleep. We managed two whole weeks without a cat before we went to the Humane Society of Scott County. Prince came home with us that day. We didn’t particularly like the name Prince so, in keeping with our Biblical last name, I got the family Bible out and started picking out Biblical names I liked. Of course, my husband had to approve, as it was my husband who found him in a corner cage all by himself (it was love at first sight!). I got as far as Levi, and that was it. Here he is experiencing his first Christmas with the family. As you can see, he likes wrapping paper. Thank you so much, HSSC, for rescuing Levi off the streets so that we could adopt him. – Sheli Moses
Big “Alex”, the fellow Ollie and I adopted (from the HSSC) is bonded with our English Spot “Kensington”, also a rescue from a shelter. Here they are happily sharing a litter box. We don’t think Alex knew he was a bunny, honestly. It took …him quite a while to notice the other rabbits, and they didn’t take to him very well at first. Once he did realize there were other bunnies nearby, he became frantic for companionship. We gradually introduced him to Kensington, and it didn’t take long for them to settle in comfortably. Thank you for helping Alex become part of our family and ultimately Kensington’s soul mate! – Linda C.
I adopted an iguana from the Humane Society of Scott County a couple months ago. She is doing really well! She has grown a couple of inches, her colors are very bright and she has gotten a lot fatter! She still is fussy about being held but I’m working on that. I’m hoping by next year I’ll be able to handle her without gloves. – Morgan Priester
Maisie is a fantastic dog with a huge smile, a cheerful bark and a genuine sweetness and joy for life. Without the kind animal rescue officer who saved her, she would not have had the opportunity to find a new home and we would not have had the chance to laugh and play with her. She came to a home with a two-year-old dachshund named “Josie” who is thrilled to have a companion to play with. They play tug together, run around our fenced in back yard, and snuggle together in Maisie’s big kennel at quiet time. She loves to go on walks and is such a sweetheart to everyone she meets, animal or human. Thank you again for saving Maisie! – Elizabeth Pendleton
Thank you so much for allowing us to adopt Phoebe. She loves going to the dog parks on the weekend, sleeping in the bed (as shown here with her new BFF, “Tiny”) and being part of our family. She gets along with her new playmate, the cats and my 2-year-old son. She has blended so seamlessly into our family it’s like we’ve always had her. – Kirsten Brown
“Zeus” and “Beau”
“Zeus” (the orange tabby) and “Beau” are doing wonderful. The boys have great manners. They are a joy to have with the family and great with our daughter. Don’t know how they ended up in your shelter. We can’t imagine why anybody gave them up. They are loved dearly. – Maria Franks