Success Stories

  • Otto the Beach Adventurer

    Posted by · June 14, 2021 12:01 PM · 1 reaction

    Otto was adopted by Mike from the shelter in early April of 2021. Originally transferred from Kern County Animal Services, the 5-month-old Chihuahua mix pup has turned into the best adventure buddy! He and Mike often go on hiking excursions and enjoy frequent beach days. What a life!

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  • Happy One-Year Adoption Anniversary Luna!

    Posted by · June 07, 2021 11:29 AM · 1 reaction

    Luna is celebrating her one-year adoption anniversary with parents Yesi and Bobby! Formerly Tasha, 2-year-old Luna found her furever home with the couple in late May of 2020. According to Yesi, the sweet Husky was comfortable in her new surroundings as soon as she was brought home.

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  • Winnie's Happily Ever After

    Posted by · June 01, 2021 4:26 PM · 1 reaction

    Just over one year later and good girl Winnie is still loving life in her furever home with Jack and Fern! The adorable red Labrador/Retriever mix was adopted from the HSVC in late May of 2020 and it has been nonstop fun ever since!

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  • Welcome to Colorado, Louie!

    Posted by · May 24, 2021 11:51 AM · 2 reactions

    Five-month-old Louie is Colorado's newest ranch dog! After being adopted from the HSVC earlier this year, the adorable Queensland Heeler recently moved to the Centennial state with his new mama, Michelle, and has been loving life as a rancher!

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  • Ten Years Later and Biskit is Still Bringing Joy!

    Posted by · May 17, 2021 12:11 PM · 1 reaction

    Biskit was adopted from the HSVC in October of 2011. Originally transferred from a partner rescue in Kern County, Biskit caught the eye of HSVC staff member Greg Cooper and his wife Claudia while walking around the Kennel looking at available animals. They knew instantly she was the dog for them and it has been nonstop love ever since!

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  • Red the Rescue Dog

    Posted by · May 10, 2021 4:16 PM · 1 reaction

     Red was adopted by James and his wife in April of 2017 after he was brought in to the HSVC as a stray a few weeks prior. The happy-go-lucky Queensland Heeler now enjoys frequent hiking adventures to the mountains and beach days with his forever family! What a life!

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  • Louie is Loving Life with Ruby!

    Posted by · May 03, 2021 11:32 AM · 1 reaction

    Two-year-old Louie was one of the many Chihuahua mixes brought to the shelter as part of a dog hoarding case in Santa Barbara County. Upon arrival at the HSVC, our staff quickly learned Louie had a very affectionate personality. He loved to cuddle and was friendly with anyone he encountered. It was those qualities that made his new mama, Ruby, fall in love with the handsome Chihuahua and decide to bring him home!

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  • 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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