Perfectly Unique Pets – PUPS

“A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.”

~William Arthur Ward

We are pleased to introduce you to some of our most unique residents! For various reasons, they need an extra-special adopter to give them a home where they can meet their full potential and live a life full of love. If you are interested in adopting any of these wonderful pets, click here to fill out an application. Once approved, we will contact you to discuss the special pet and their needs. Thank you for considering opening your home to these amazing pets who just need a little bit extra, but will show their gratitude with a life-time of love!

Anastasia transferred to us from another rescue because of her obvious medical needs. Our staff vet found that Anastasia is diabetic. Due to the amount of time her diabetes had gone untreated, Anastasia had extreme weight and hair loss and had significant eyesight loss due to cataracts in both eyes. Thankfully one eye was a candidate for cataract surgery and now Anastasia has some sight restored in that eye. Anastasia loves people and affection–both giving and receiving. She is ready for space in a forever home with an owner who can oversee her day-to-day medical needs. If you are interested in knowing more about adopting Anastasia, a medical consult is required. Anastasia’s estimated DOB is 8/1/2011. She currently weighs about 44 pounds.

Meet Pepperoni

“I urge you to consider the seniors when searching for a new pet.  The staff and volunteers at the HSPC are well trained to match you with the perfect companion.  My experiences fostering both Bambino and Abby have been nothing but positive and rewarding beyond measure.  I know that if you take a senior pet into your heart and home you will never regret it!

~Kay Christensen – Foster mom to Bambino and Abby

Woody & Tangle are a very special bonded pair. They formed a tight bond when they were surviving on their own as strays and need to be adopted together and they are sad when they are separated. Tangle is about 7 and Woody is about 3.

Freckles has the cutest freckled face! She is a sweet girl, once she gets to know you. Freckles likes to run around the dog park but is just as happy having quiet time with her favorite person(s). Freckles has been diagnosed with early renal disease and is on a prescription diet to control it. Prior to adoption, you will be required to have a veterinarian who must consult with our shelter’s vet. Freckle’s estimated DOB is 1/1/2013; she weighs approx 48 lbs.


Rufus transferred to us from another shelter, so we don’t have any background information. He was a skinny boy who had lost a lot of his hair. Rufus is now a healthy boy with a beautiful furry coat! Rufus’s estimated DOB is 11/19/2017; He weighs approximately 32 pounds. Rufus is done growing in size.

“Quote from owner of special needs pet


Sharon entered the shelter as a stray, but she doesn’t plan on staying long. Sharon appears to love all people and their attention. She requires a consultation with our staff veterinarian prior to adoption. If you think you may be interested in this sweetie, ask staff to see her outside of her kennel. You can request a consult with the vet after you’ve spent some time with her and think she’d be your match.


Elsa is an adorably sweet girl who has so much love to give the right person. She does not have any use of back legs. Else will need someone to accept the challenge of her not being able to control her elimination. While this can be challenging, the reward this loving girl will give in return will make it all worthwhile.

Nadia came to us with twenty-one other dogs but not with much background information. Her living conditions were not good, but you cannot tell by the way she has thrived here with us. Nadia is still a little shy, but she is a sweet girl who is loving all the affection she is now receiving. Nadia’s estimated DOB is 8/1/2013; she weighs approximately 63 pounds.



Freeway is an energetic girl and would be a great walking or jogging partner. A board member been taking her to places such as Wildwood Park or Pinnacle to go on hikes and she loves those little adventures. On these adventures, in use are a harness and a long retractable leash.

Freeway would do well with calm dogs, but because she likes to chase kitties, she needs to be in a home without cats.

Freeway does get excited when she is in the house and likes to zoom around and jump on the furniture, but then she will settle down and curl up for a nap. She loves to play and enjoys playing with stuffed animals. She is really affectionate and she loves belly rubs, but she does not like to be picked up. I can’t say that she is entirely housetrained, but she does seem to do pretty well if you take her out often.