Happy Tails

A Perfect Fit for Onyx
A Perfect Fit for Onyx

After 489...that's right...489 days in the shelter, Onyx was adopted!!!

Overlooked and overlooked, while adored by staff and volunteers, Onyx spent 489 total days at HSYC. Then, just like that, her dad saw her on the Internet, came in, fell instantly in love, and from home visit to comfy in her new home on the couch, was 3 hours. Her new dad just couldn't WAIT to get her home. He and his young son absolutely love her ,and we do too. Happy Tails, Happy Life, Happy Happy sweet girl!! We love you!!!

"Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever."

Gracie Goes Home!!
Gracie Goes Home!!

Gracie came to HSYC as a stray in April of 2017. Easily frustrated in her kennel, over time she learned through the love and patience of staff and volunteers better ways to funnel her frustrations. Off site and out of her kennel, Gracie was an absolute doll baby. Gracie was looked over again and again...for 8.Long.Months...Gracie stayed at HSYC while other dogs came and went. It just broke the hearts of those who loved her at HSYC to see Gracie not adopted. But ONE NIGHT a dedicate volunteer took Gracie for a sleepover and out and about on the town. While they were out, Gracie met who would later be her parents. A couple saw Gracie out in Charlotte with volunteer Danielle, and they came to the shelter and put in an application to adopt Gracie. Gracie went home...how special...Christmas Eve. Fitting for a doll who stayed so long, patiently and sometimes not so patiently, at the shelter.

This is Gracie with her new Brother Jett. They are so excited to have each other. And WE are so happy for Gracie. Happy Tails, Happy Life, Happy World baby girl.

Mystic and Sugar-Sweet Sisters
Mystic and Sugar-Sweet Sisters

An update/check in on Mystic and Sugar from their parents!!

"We got our black cat Mystic in Dec of '04 and our Tabby Sugar in Aug of '05 from y'all. My hubby wanted to get a cat and I wasn't a huge fan bec I have never been around cats. Needless to say they won me over! They were our first babies and are the best big sisters! We couldn't imagine our family w/o our girls!! This picture was just taken as our annual picture. Thanks again for all you do!"

A Happy Christmas from Ben!
A Happy Christmas from Ben!

You all remember Ben!?? He came to HSYC with his two siblings, who were quickly adopted, while Ben stayed at HSYC with us for right at a year. Ben became a staff and volunteer favorite during his time at HSYC, and here Ben is now...having his first Christmas selfie with his family.

So.cute.Ben!!!

We love you sweet boy!! Merry life!

Fiona Checking In!
Fiona Checking In!

Fiona has only been in her new home a few days, but here she is checking in with everyone!! Her family says she is settling in nicely and learning how to just "be". We are SO happy for her.

You are home, baby girl, settle in and get even more comfy. Sending you kisses!!

Hi Fireside from Marble
Hi Fireside from Marble

Marble, formerly known as Mable, was adopted in October 2017. Here she is checking in fireside from her favorite spot. Her family tells us she loves to cuddle under blankets, loves her cat siblings and LOVES her bed in front of the fireplace.

We are so happy you are happy, Marble. We hope you have a lovely Christmas!!

A Home for Bella
A Home for Bella

Bella came to HSYC after her owner went into a nursing home. A quite girl, mid-aged with some athritis in her legs/hips, Bella was a volunteer favorite who obeyed all the doggie rules, but didn't care for other dogs. After 6 months of younger pups and more dog friendly dogs coming and going, Bella's day finally came. A couple with no other animals, and Bella's dad-to-be being an inexperienced dog owner, thought Bella would be the PERFECT dog for them. She was more laid back and could ease dad into dog ownership. After a wonderful home visit, Bella was officially adopted!! Upon first arrival at home she found that all kinds of dog toys and treats and her very own bed had been delivered, just.for.her, by Amazon, who she thought MUST be Santa. Does Amazon come all the time??! This girl now has a beautiful neighborhood for evening walks with her parents, a dad to watch late night sports with, a mom who could take her flying if she wanted, and we just couldn't be happier for her. She waited paitently for a long time. Rock on, sweet Bella!! We will miss you!!

Nikki
Nikki

After a year between Foster Mom Toni and the shelter itself, NIKKI has her very own HOME!! Nikki has an autoimmune disease and requires sunscreen when she goes outside and daily medicine, and that can be a lot for some with busy schedules to manage. As a result, Nikki hung around HSYC a little longer than she may have wanted to until Foster Mom Toni said, "Come stay with me!" But just last month, a couple saw Nikki on HSYC website and wanted to meet her, then they ADOPTED her!! NOW, she has her very own Mom and Dad and even has a dog park right in front of her home. So much deserved and waited upon for this special, spicy little girl. Happy Life sweet Nikki!! We love you!!!

A Letter about Love
A Letter about Love

Hello staff at York County HS. I just wanted to drop a friendly email updating you with some news about “Love”. I adopted her about a year ago, and despite getting off on the wrong foot (she slipped right out of the halter leash and ran away from me before I could get her in the car!) we’ve been best friends ever since! She has become quite the hiking buddy. I take her on long mountain hikes where she loves to run free. She has a kitty sister at home and loves to play chase with her up and down my stairs. I’ll occasionally catch them having sweet moments curled up together. Kitty will even groom Love’s face when she’s feeling extra affectionate. Love’s favorite treat is EVERYTHING. There isn’t anything she won’t eat. I should have named her Hungry. She loves all people and animals. She even whines and cries bloody murder when I won’t let her play with other dogs while we’re walking. THAT can sometimes be embarrassing, but Love is such a good girl and has a wonderful personality. She always gets an A+ at the vet for being cooperative. She takes nail trimming and baths like a true champ too! When it’s bedtime, she curls up on my bed right next to me to make sure I’m smothered. In some instances she’s like a toddler. I have absolutely no personal space whatsoever. Wherever I go, she follows. I am so happy I have her as a companion in my life. She truly is an awesome pup. :)

Branch (Now Chance!!)
Branch (Now Chance!!)

Branch, renamed Chance, has found his forever home!!

Chance was brought to HSYC after he was dumped on the side of the road. A concerned citizen saw this happen and brought Chance to us. A playful puppy, Chance took his time at HSYC in stride and loved his time with staff and volunteers. But THEN, one day, a family came in with a little boy and adopted Chance. When Chance saw the little boy's room, his eyes lit up like Christmas. He even had his own bed in the boy's room, now someone who could run and play with him and love on him all.the.time!! Yay, Chance!! Now, Chance has a mommy and daddy and his own little boy....and even a cat to play with, too. (Although his family reports that he is indifferent to the cat...we think that's because he is so in love with his humans!)

Happy life, sweet Chance!!

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