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HSNT has found homes for hundreds of thousands of abandoned and abused animals. HSNT places animals into loving adoptive homes each year. Potential adopters are carefully screened and counseled before an adoption is ever approved. We pride ourselves on choosing quality over quantity when it comes to adoptions. All adopted animals are inoculated against diseases, received an initial treatment for parasites, altered, and microchipped before going home.

Find your next pet in our list of available animals. Once you find your new best friend, review the adoption process.

HSNT also places animals in foster homes while they await adoption. You can read more about fostering an animal, or contact us for foster parent information,


I rescued a human today. 

Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid. As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn't want her to think poorly of them. 

As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone's life. She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well. 

Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms. I would promise to keep her safe. I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes. I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven't walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one. 

I rescued a human today. 

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