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July 2019, from Mom Kelly P.

Finn is a wonderful dog! The day that we found him, we were actually going to HSH see another dog that you featured on your Facebook page. When we got there, there was another family already looking at that dog so we took a look around & there was Finn (known then as Roady). Finn is such a sweet soul. He's very affectionate & low key. He is a bit timid around adults he doesn't know, but he loves kids. In fact, I took him to my preschool to meet some of my students and boy did he enjoy that! We're trying to get him used to the pool, and we've put him in a few times. He's actually a very good swimmer, but seems to enjoy sunning himself on the deck more than actually being IN the pool. He has a dog brother, Giovanni and they get along pretty well. We love to take them on walks together. We've already covered 15+ miles of the bike trail! Finn loves: Getting treats, tomatoes, belly rubs, long walks, being carried, sleeping in my bed, lots of attention. Finn dislikes: Being caged, being left at home alone. We love Finn dearly and can't imagine life without him. We often wonder about his story, and how he ended up at HSH.


My mom adopted Baby this past spring. Baby is estimated to be 8-10 yrs old. Her right eye never developed. Her left eye has limited vision due to cataracts. She had a bad tooth on the right side which was causing an abscess on her face. Since she has been adopted, she has had her teeth cleaned. The bad tooth has been removed and the abscess is gone. Cataract surgery isn't recommended due to her age, however she gets around fine. She loves walks and car rides. She often plays with her kitty housemate and with her puppy cousin. Her loves to be held. She has had lots of adventures and is enjoying life.

July 2019, from Kelly K.


I came into Hobart humane society in April looking for exactly a beagle. Soon as I walked into the dog section and turned right, Jax was looking right at me. Right then and there I knew he was the dog for me. Jax, just turned one at the end of April. He loves playing with his toys as well as playing with kids, also loves being outside if he could he would stay outside all day. Everyday when I get home from work he runs to me excited to see me. After a long day coming home to him puts a smile on my face everyday. He not only makes me smile but everyone that he's around. The life of Jax, his father Matt.

July 2019 (From Dad, Matt)


We adopted her in the fall and she fell right into place here at home. Enjoys playing with her toys, chewing on her bones and zooming around the house and yard. Loves cuddles, belly rubs and her many MANY blankets. She knows exactly when it’s time for bed and beats us to the bedroom every time claiming her spot right in the middle of the bed. She’s not so happy tho when the alarms go off in the morning and it’s time to get up-she groans to let us know she’s not ready LOL She is a great fit with our family of 6!

July 2019 (From Mom: Kim M.)


He loves cuddles, meeting new people, and giving wet kisses! He thinks he’s a lap dog but we love it anyways! He has lots of new friends at the dog park and causes mischief with his favorite person Aunt Kiki! Oh and he’s definitely a mamas boy.

July 2019 (from Mom, Katie S.)


We adopted Delilah in July of 2014 from the shelter. She was on a 3 day hold when we met her and didn't event have a name assigned just a number. She was really sick with kennel cough and ring worm but we really wanted her! We went to several shelters but she was the first dog of the day we saw and she sat on my lap. I was smitten. She was 10 months old. She was really shy at first but opened up quickly. Her favorite toy is the frisbee, she loves the dog park, and she has to buy touching you at all times if you are just chilling. She absolutely loves running and playing chase with other pups.

Deliliah, July 2019 (from Mom, Kayla M.)


When I saw this little guy all the way in the back I knew I was going to take him home. I saw him right after he came off the truck, and visited him all 4-5 days he was there. Your staff was amazing through the process of adopting him. After I took him home, him and my cat Suzie instantly became bffs. He didn't know how to play with any toys, other dogs, and wouldn't even eat his food unless I hand-fed him. Now we go on multiple walks a day, the dog park all the time, and of course our weekly trip to the pet store for a new toy. He has such a personality and I love him to pieces!

Charlie & mom Lina Roe, July 2019

Beans & Junie

Beans is hands down the best dog ever, I know everyone says that about their dog... but truly he’s the best. Although he may be the best dog, he’s actually a TERRIBLE beagle. He hates the outside, can’t howl, and would much rather prefer to snuggle up with you and be a “couch bean”. Beans love treats, attention, belly rubs, and going to school with me after hours. I love him and he truly is my best friend.

Junie on the other hand, she’s a TOTAL beagle. Because of her I’m known as the “house with the beagle”. She loves to be outside, is always dirty, and likes finding garter snakes in the garden. She’s lucky she’s cute most days because she’s always in trouble. Although she’s the mischievous one, I cannot imagine the house with out her or her velvety beagle ears. Beans is 5 years old and just celebrated his 5th birthday in May. Junie is nearly a year old.

July, 2019 from Mom Allie


Candace updated us on their family member, Rizzo, who joined them last year after being adopted from HSH:

“Hello! Last November my husband and I adopted our kitty, Rizzo when he was about 10 weeks old. When we came in, he was pretty much the only cat who showed zero interest in being held or petted. He only wanted to sleep! Not long after he moved in with us, he started to develop the most sweet and hilarious personality. He is super cuddly and always has to be around us. He never bites or scratches and is quite the talker! He even waits by the door for us when we get home. His favorite things are lying by the fireplace, helping mama cook (aka playing with veggies) looking at birds outside and playing with q-tips. And he LOVES to eat spinach! He’s a weirdo lol “

Brittany sent us this update and pictures of one of our HSH alumni: “Just wanted to share that we are so in love with Frank (formerly Stitch)! He is the sweetest and most fun dog! We adopted him from the Hobart Humane Society about a month ago and we can’t imagine our lives without him. Frank was the perfect addition to our family! Thank you again!!”


Allison: “Just wanted to give you a little update on the little beagle puppy Bane you had a up for adoption awhile ago now known as Beans. We adopted Beans a few months ago and he turned out to be a sick little guy. Poor fella had 2 intestinal parasites. Thanks to the help of the wonderful veterinarians and techs at Arbor View he was able to get on the road to recovery. In a few short months Beans has packed on some serious poundage and his timid personality has changed… SO much. He is so curious and adores his older brother Bodie. Thanks so much for our new furry family member, he fits right in.”


Clifford was at HSH for a very long time waiting to be adopted in. Kathy says: ” Cliff update! It has been 3 months since we adopted Clifford from the Humane Society of Hobart. This handsome boy recently got a membership to the Dyer Dog Park and loves to fetch tennis balls (he seems to never get tired). He has also become the 70-lb lap dog, as he is currently cuddled up next to me. This is my 2nd shelter dog, and I couldn’t imagine getting a dog from anywhere else. These dogs have so much love to give! Thanks Humane Society of Hobart!”



Seamus was adopted from HSH as an 8 week old puppy from HSH in late 2014. Chelsea was adopted from HSH in a year or two earlier. From their new ownder, Glen:

” Here is an updated picture of 2 of your alumni! The smaller one is Chelsea, she just turned 4. The bigger one is Seamus, and he is still a pup at 9 months. They play very well with each other. Thanks again!”

Kammie recently updated us on their HSH-adopted Dobby: “People always say how he still looks like a pup! He’s spoiled and has a great life, to say the least, he cries if we pass Starbucks and don’t stop to get his pup cup!”


Every day the pets in our care hope that someone walks through the door of HSH and decides to add to their household a new furry family member. They all hope that they are the one picked. Today’s lucky pet was M.M. M.M. has been at Humane Society of Hobart since early March waiting for his new home. M.M.’s new family drove all the way from Champaign, IL just to adopt this loveable big lug. Does M.M. look happy getting ready for the ride to his new home?


Lisa sent us this update and photos of their HSH-alumni furkid: “We got Sadie Mae December 2015. She had anxiety and we had to hire a professional dog trainer to manage her symptoms. She is now a happy doggy, and a huge blessing to our family!”

Sadie Mae

“We adopted our Lana back in January from you, and she is loving life! So glad we were able to find her at your shelter!!!”


“Here’s a picture of Mittens, now known as Bella. I couldn’t love her more. Thank you so much for all that you do! She’s the best!”


This is Damon and Blue. Damon and his wife Denise adopted Blue, knowing that Blue had multiple health issues. Damon brought Blue in recently so we could see him and find out everything going on in his life. It is very rare to have an adopter who is willing to adopt and treat such a hard luck case, one we would not be able to afford to treat properly. We are so very, very grateful to Damon and Denise for their huge hearts and willingness to take on this very special case. We are getting more and more animals needing advanced medical care and we really hope we can raise money so that we can afford to treat them in the future. Thank you, Damon and Denise!!


Updated July 20, 2019