Dear Billie: Well, Lucy and I have been together for a month now and I must tell you what a sweet companion she is. I have been feeling so much happiness and contentment and thanks to you. She has brought so much joy back into my life. I got her …

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Hazel and Her Babies


Within Heart of America we celebrate every adoption. There is nothing quite like the feeling you get when your foster dog or cat finds a wonderful forever home. However, it seems that everyone comes together in a special way when your foster is pregnant. The foster experience includes caring for …

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Tina, It was one year ago today that my world changed. As I look out the window with several inches of snow on the ground, I can’t help but think that a year ago today it was 70°. I was at home and had been thinking of adopting a cat. …

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Our wonderful foster mom, Candy, requested I write our “success” story. I’m not sure I agree “success” is the correct word – it’s not strong enough for adding the perfect member to your family, but I’ll use it for now as no other words occur to me that adequately describe …

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At the beginning of this semester, I learned that my beloved horse, which I have had since I was 13 years old, had to be put down. I was far away from home and he passed without me being there or being able to say goodbye. As my sadness over …

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Hello Foster mom Jenna. I just wanted to send a message to tell you about my new home; Courtney said it was OK to use her computer as long as I stop walking on the keys. It is really NEAT here! I have a whole room all to myself with …

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Jake & Elwood


Dear HAHS, Thank you so much for finding us such a fun home! Our new names are Jake & Elwood and we just love living with the Lyons family. There’s a 5 1/2 year old girl who is just so nice to us. She feeds us every day when she …

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Hi Judy We’ve called her Twiglet, and she’s doing just fine! She’s a total snuggle-bug and, after a few days, she and our existing cat, Rolo, seem to have taken to each other really well. She’s been to our vet. for a health check, and is due to go back …

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Hi, my name is Boomer and I have been in my new home for two months as of yesterday. It’s great. I live with Grandma and Grandpa, my new furry four legged brother Mike and my other two leg brother Chris. Mike is a lot older than I am and …

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Corissa is a sweet Lab girl, and a favorite of the shelter staff, but the poor thing had three strikes against her. First, she’s a black dog, and black dogs have a much harder time getting adopted for various reasons, whether it’s superstition, prejudice, or simply that they don’t photograph …

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