Success Stories

  • Kip the Beach Bum

    Posted by · April 26, 2021 11:57 AM · 1 reaction

    Five-year-old Kip was adopted by Briann and Steve after he was transferred to the HSVC through our rescue partners. He was very sweet, but very shy when he first arrived at our shelter. According to Briann, the handsome German Shepherd has come a long way since they brought him home in July of 2020. 

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  • Raymond and Rishi are Best Furiends!

    Posted by · April 19, 2021 11:59 AM · 1 reaction

    After losing their beloved cat, Little Girl, to cancer, Emily and Mark began to notice their other cat, Rishi, was very lonely. They reached out to the HSVC to find a new furry furiend for Rishi with a personality similar to his. Our staff recommended 5-month-old Raymond, and the couple instantly knew he was the one upon meeting him. Emily and Mark brought Raymond home that day, and he and Rishi have since become best furiends!

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  • Panda the Petite Explorer

    Posted by · April 12, 2021 10:37 AM · 1 reaction

    Two-year-old Panda, formerly Fancy, was adopted May 1st, 2019 by Mya and her family. The spunky Terrier mix quickly adjusted to life in her new home and has become quite the adventurer! She especially loves exploring with her fur siblings Grace (cat) and Shilo (dog), who are also HSVC alumni!

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  • Olive is Living Happily Ever After!

    Posted by · April 05, 2021 10:44 AM · 1 reaction

    Two months post-adoption and Olive, formerly Pattycake, is loving life in her furever home with Cassidy! This adorable girl came to the HSVC as stray in early February to find a new home. With a friendly face and affectionate personality, it’s no secret why her new mama Cassidy fell in love with the sweet cat.

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  • Meehu the TikTok Star

    Posted by · March 29, 2021 4:17 PM · 1 reaction

    Sweet and fluffy Meehu was adopted from the HSVC in May of 2015. According to her mama, Amulya, she fell in love with the Meehu the moment she lifted the dog up and instantly received a thousand puppy kisses. Amulya knew she had found her perfect match and adventure companion for life!

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  • Charlie the Snow Pup

    Posted by · March 22, 2021 11:44 AM · 1 reaction

    There's snow place like home for Charlie! Formerly Hunter, this adorable Corgi/Australian Shepherd mix has been living it up as a snow pup since finding his furever home with Jill. 

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  • HSVC Alum Max is Loving Life in Germany!

    Posted by · March 16, 2021 11:00 AM

    Max, formerly Gordon, was first brought to the HSVC as a puppy back in October of 2016 after being rescued in the field by our Humane Officers during a neglect case. Despite his difficult upbringing, Max had a playful spirit and friendly personality, not to mention his stunning good looks! It was those handsome looks that first attracted his future owners, Nathalie and Thomas, to the sweet pup.

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  • Quirky Karma Finds Her Family

    Posted by · March 08, 2021 10:30 AM · 1 reaction

    Karma, formerly Daisy, was transferred to the HSVC through our rescue partners in early March of 2020. The 4-year-old German Shepherd mix quickly caught the eye of Kara and her family with her gorgeous looks and quirky personality. They adopted Karma on March 14th, 2020, just days before we were forced to close our doors due to COVID-19. 

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  • A Furever Home for Benji

    Posted by · March 01, 2021 11:04 AM · 1 reaction

    Benji may have had a rough start to his life, but he is finally getting the love and attention he deserves in his furever home! This handsome guy was one of ten cats rescued in the field by Humane Officers during a hoarding case in early September of 2020. After noticing Benji was having a difficult time adjusting to life at the shelter, HSVC Assistant Kennel Manager Victor decided to foster the shy kitty. We are happy to report Benji recently became our newest "foster fail" after he was formally adopted by Victor and Nicole! 

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  • Bueno is Doing Bueno!

    Posted by · February 22, 2021 10:14 AM · 1 reaction

    Bueno is doing bueno in his forever home with Bill and Dawn! One-year-old Bueno, formerly Jeremiah, was one of the many Chihuahua mixes transferred to our shelter in mid-October of 2020 as part of a dog hoarding case in Santa Barbara County. Dawn and Bill's previous dog, also adopted from the HSVC, had recently passed and the couple was longing to have another dog in their house. After seeing Bueno's photo online, Bill and Dawn knew they had to come in and meet the sweet pup. They adopted Bueno on November 5th, 2020, and the trio has been enjoying life together ever since!

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