HC's 2014 Calendar!
|HC's 2014 Calendar!
Posted Nov. 14th, 2013
We're excited to announce that our 2014 calendar is agailable!
Each month features one of our rescues. You're sure to find their stories heartwarming, and their photographs (courtesy of Love Story Photography) beautiful.
If you're interested in helping us sell calendars,you can leave us a message at 739-0077, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The calendar is $20, and all proceeds go toward paying for vet care and supplies for the animals in our care.
You can pre-buy your calendar (s) online using Paypal below. If you need a calendar shipped, please contact us.
Calendars can be picked up from our office (3 Cashin Avenue; we're in a small, grey strip mall that is on the corner of Cashin and Mayor - the entrance is on Mundy - and we're directly next to a new tropical fish store called Aquarium 101 We're also very near the Tim Horton's that's on Ropewalk Lane, and The Little People's Workshop daycare). Our office is open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, and 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
Hurry and gets yours - there are only 500 calendars available! They will make great Christmas gifts!
Christmas Ticket Officer:
|Christmas Ticket Officer:
CHRISTMAS DRAW DETAILS
Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5
Draw date is Dec. 22nd, 2013; 7000 tickets printed
1st Prize: $500 worth of GAS from the store of your choice.
2nd Prize: $400 worth of GROCERIES from the store of your choice.
3rd Prize: $300 suprise basket full of goodies for you and your pet
Tickets can be picked up from our office (3 Cashin Avenue; we're in a small, grey strip mall that is on the corner of Cashin and Mayor - the entrance is on Mundy - and we're directly next to a new tropical fish store called Aquarium 101).
Our office is open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, and 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
Tickets can also be delivered. If you can help our homeless animals by selling some tickets, but need them delivered, please call us at 739-0077, or e-mail email@example.com
Barrett The Bulldog
|Barrett The Bulldog
Posted Nov. 8th, 2013
Approx. 80 pounds
Would be best as an only pet right now
PLEASE NOTE: If you're interested in Barrett, please send us an adoption application - we're looking for serious interest only. The link for the application is on this website under the adoptions header on the front page. We thought Barrett would have his "Forever Home" by now. He is a great boy who deserves a home that will cherish him; like every dog, he just needs the right home. Poor Barrett has had too much bouncing around, so he - and everyone at HC - want his next move to be his last.
Barrett, aka Bert, is a lovabull young boy with the heart of a lion, strength of an ox, and the energy level of a hippopotamus; he is typical of his breed in that he needs a certain amount of exercise, but not too much - he is also happy to laze around on the couch with you.
He would be best suited to a person or couple with no other pets (at least not until he matures a bit), and no small children; he will be great with children someday, but right now he doesn't know his own strength, and might unintentionally knock over a small child.
We rescued Barrett from a pound this past summer, and placed him in a foster home. He quickly went to a trial adoptive home, but was brought back owing to allergies.
From there he went to a trial adoptive home, but he and the other dog in the home weren't an ideal match.
He is going to be a great pet for someone, he just needs the right home. He is essentially a large puppy, and needs an experienced dog owner who can be consistent and firm with him while he gets out of the puppy brain phase. If you give him an inch, he will sometimes take a mile.
He is presently not suited to a home with another dog unless the owner is very dog experienced, can provide a lot of training and supervision, and the other dog is young, submissive, and wants to play constantly like him. He is such a playful boy, and doesn't always pick up on other dog's social cues - he aggravates other dogs who don't match his energy level, which leads to fights. He's fine with other dogs 99 % of the time. But if a dog gets fed up with his playfulness, and tells him so, he will give back as good as he gets which can be scary.
He also doesn't always want to share his toys with other dogs; he gets fixated on things, and can need a firm person to re-direct him.
If you are an person or couple who has the time, and energy that Barrett needs, and no other dogs (or another dog who is comparable in size and energy), than Barrett would love you to apply for him!
Barrett's Foster Parents Say:
"He's a big couch potato who loves to cuddle- he thinks he's a lapdog.
He's amazing to take on walks -he doesn't pull on the leash, and he's very polite when meeting new people (he doesn't jump up on them or bark or growl, etc) he just wags his cute little stubby tail and sits and lets you pet him.
He's housetrained, and crate trained.
He's a dog that aims to please, and responds well to positive reinforcement.
He LOVES food and learns little tricks quickly if he knows he'll be getting a treat."
Updated Oct. 7th, 2013
Update: Heartfelt thanks to every kind soul who donated toward Tank's vet care. He is seeing his doctor tomorrow - we'll post another update soon.
We don't know why Tank's former owner's aren't being charged.
Tank, a three-year-old male Boxer, just came to us from a horrible situation where he had been chained outside and starved.
We're told Tank's now-former owners bought him as a puppy for $1000, and then when he was no longer a puppy, put him on the chain where he sufffered chronically from hunger, cold, and loneliness - which can be worse than hunger.
Tank weighs but 46 pounds, when male Boxers usually weigh no less than 60.
Poor Tank was also flea-infested.
Tank clearly wasn't cared about up until two days ago. Now that he is with HC, Tank's life is changing dramatically for the better; we are committed to getting him back to health.
Tank says: "I want a home where my people will let me stay inside with them. I also want them to be careful with my heart and body. Is anyone listening?"
Tank won't be up for adoption until he is healthier, and neutered.
His vet care is going to cost us the better part of $1000 or more, as he needs bloodwork, re-checks, and to be neutered (he is what you call chryptorchid, so his neuter surgery will take longer, and will cost more).
We named him Tank, as by the time we are through with him, he will be healthy, and strong! To get him there, we need your help.
HOW TO DONATE TO TANK'S VET CARE
Updated Oct. 20th, 2013
Good with other dogs
Good with cats
Approx 8-9 years
Hazel was adopted from us as a puppy.
Sadly, she had to be returned recently owing to allergies in her family.
Hazel is looking for a loving family who will treasure her in her golden years.
Hazel has some separation anxiety; she doesn't like to be left alone much, so a home where she isn't left for long periods would be ideal.
Hazel's Foster Mom Says:
"Hazel is a very sweet girl. She loves going for walks and gets really excited when she see us take her leash out.
Hazel gets along well with other dogs as well as children.
She sleeps close to us at night, but still keeping her own space, sleeping on a pillow right next to our bed.
When someone is home with her she will let them know when she needs to use the washroom, however, she has had a few accidents when left in the house for long periods.
Hazel seemed to be having a bit of separation anxiety when she first came here, but she is getting better with that each day. She may do better in a home where she is not left alone for really long periods of time."
Interested in adopting Hazel?
If you think you can give Hazel a good retirement home, please call us at 739-0077 , or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted Sept. 3rd, 2013
Approx. 18 months or less
Medium size (Approx. 40 lbs)
Possible Lab/Collie cross
Ollie is a young dog who came to us this summer from
a local pound; he was an unneutered stray who wasn't claimed,
and it was obvious from the moment we met him that he hadn't
had a good start in life.
Ollie is a great dog, but needs an experienced owner, as seems to have had a bad start in life before coming into our care.
Ollie is sometimes very afraid of new people, and will bark and/or growl at them if really scared. He has never tried to hurt anyone, he just reacts vocally out of fear.
He needs an experienced, patient, kind, and loving owner to work on his socialization and training, someone who can keep helping him learn to trust.
Ollie's Foster Dad Says:
"Ollie's great with everyone once he's had a chance to warm up to them. He's just timid at first, like any dog who has been mistreated. He just needs love and attention.
Ollie has been great with the children I have encountered with him.
He is great in the truck, although he does seem nervous (sometimes he'll drool a little).
He is house trained. He had some accidents in the house first going off, but has been perfect over the last few weeks.
In a new home he could initially have accidents initially until he gets into the routine of the household. He just goes to the door when he wants to go out (he doesn't come get you), so you have to pay attention to him."
Interested in adopting Ollie?
If you are interested in discussing Ollie, please call us at 739-0077, or e-mail us at email@example.com
Great Big Sea's Sean McCann has written and recorded a song called "Best Friend" in honour of a dog named Tubbs.
Tubbs' story won a contest that Sean and his dog, Tosh, held on his website.
All proceeds go to Heavenly Creatures!
You can buy Best Friend through Sean's website www.greatbigsean.com
Sean and his family adopted Tosh (pictured above), from Heavenly Creatures several years ago.
They wanted to find a way to give back to HC for bringing Tosh into their lives.
Thank-you Sean, Tosh, and family!
Updated Oct. 20th, 2013
As of Oct. 20th, poor Ginger still doesn't have an adoptive home - can't someone give our sweet girl a retirement home in which she can peacefully spend her golden years?
- Brittany Spaniel
- Ok with other dogs
- 10 years old
Ginger is a sweet, gentle and smart Brittany Spaniel who came to us because of a sudden death in her original family.
Ginger is a sweet old girl, who deserves to find a nice “retirement” home to spend the rest of her golden years.
Her foster dad thinks Ginger would be most comfortable in a home where her new family can pamper her with constant companionship and attention, such as a retired or semi-retired couple, or a family with mature children who will spend lots of time with her.
If you're interested in discussing Ginger, please call us at 739-0077 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ginger's foster family says:
"She loves the outdoors, van rides, and walks. She walks best on leash with her gentle leader. She is the absolute sweetest girl when she just gets to be a dog and not worry about her environment.
Ginger can be a touch territorial in her home when she sees people, dogs or cats walk by outside and will bark to let them know it’s her house. When in the van, she lets other dogs know the van belongs to her.
She shouldn't be placed in a home with cats, she doesn’t like them. She gets along great with her foster family’s 3 year old female Brittany Spaniel who keeps her young and active with some fun wrestling matches.
Even though she’s older, Ginger will stir things up with her foster sister to get a bit of exercise and have some fun.
Ginger likes to be with her peeps all the time. She is very happy to meet new people and gets along well with children.
She loudly greets anyone coming to the door, but once she’s had the chance to introduce herself, have a
sniff or two to relax, she’ll take her position on the chair, dog bed, couch or floor, and look for a bit of attention.
If there are multiple people living in the house, she may bond with one person just a bit more than the others, but she is great with everyone. Right now, she’ll follow her foster dad from room to room, especially when he’s getting a snack.
It’s been nice getting to know Ginger’s playful personality; she’s just a great girl all around. She likes her free time to run outside in the fenced yard or at the dog park, or relax outside in the sun. She gets along well with most other dogs as long as they aren’t rude to her.
She is house trained, but had some incontinence issues when she first arrived at her foster home. It’s now under control with medication and she hasn’t had any accidents in months.
Ginger was a bit overweight when she first arrived at her foster home, but has slimmed down from being with a younger active dog, and eating a more healthy
When Ginger first arrived at her foster home, she suffered some separation anxiety and would chew on blankets or towels for comfort. She has gotten over it but you might be prepared in case she goes through it again in her new home. "
Updated Oct. 20th, 2013
- Shi Tzu mix
- Approx. 8 years
- Spayed female
- Approx.15 lbs
- Has only one eye
Tika is a darling little Shi Tzu mix who deserves a very loving family.
She would like a family who will take her for daily walks. She would also like her adoptive family to be the sort that will enjoy lounging around the house, snuggling and watching t.v. with her.
Tika is on a raw food diet called Natures'a Instinct that we purchase from Pet Planet; it costs $60-$80 taxes in., and keeps her healthy; she had some bowel trouble when we first got her, and the diet she is on has cleared it up. We're looking for a family who will keep her on this diet.
Tika's story is a heartbreaking one.
It's not only homeless people who have to live in cars sometimes. Occaosionally we hear about homeless dogs and cats taking refuge in abandoned cars, too, or like in Tika's case, having to live in a car because their owners have moved, and aren't allowed to have pets where they're living.
Tika's elderly owner suddenly lost their housing situation, and was forced to move into an apartment. Despite the fact that they meant the world to each other, Tika was not allowed to join her owner - there was/is a no-dogs policy in the apartment building.
Tika's owner didn't know what else to do, so they put her in their car. Everyday they went to the parking lot as much as they could to sit with her, brush her, and take her for walks.
This sad situation went on for months until Heavenly Creatures was contacted.
Tika had a congenital eye defect that affected one of her eyes to the point that Tika's vet felt it should be removed. She had her eye-removal surgery on April 19th, 2013.
Interested in adopting Tika?
If you think that Tika is the right little munchkin for you, please call us at 739-0077
or e-mail us at email@example.com
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