Shelter Stories

Treya – Three Legs and a Huge Heart

Treya – Three Legs and a Huge Heart

We recommend avoiding the use of inhumane traps, and for a good reason: we don’t want animals to suffer. So, when tiny kitten, Treya, was caught in one it was not pretty, but her will to live is amazing.

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Bernard – Best Student in the Class

Bernard – Best Student in the Class

Bernard arrived at PHS/SPCA in December 2020. When staff first approached him, he sat nicely at the front of his kennel for treats and was eager for some play time. Once in the yard, it was immediately evident that he had tons of energy to spare and he thought toys were the best thing since sliced bread! Bernard was evaluated as a very sporty, high-energy dog with lots of toy drive and treat motivations. He would need an adopter who would give him lots of exercise, both physical and mental.

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Zippy – Transformation TAILS

Zippy – Transformation TAILS

Zippy - Transformation TAILSZippy came to PHS/SPCA with pup siblings. All were very fearful and under socialized. During their health check, veterinary staff found that they all were covered in fleas and diagnosed with a GI parasite. Which we treated with flea medication and antibiotics....

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Paddington – Looking for a home

Paddington – Looking for a home

Paddington - Looking for a home Paddington was a scared dog, covered in dirt, with very long nails, and some hair loss when he was found by a Good Samaritan then brought to our shelter. Paddington was even more fearful at first than the average dog, growling from his bed in the back of the kennel...

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Oscar – All He Needed Was a Second Chance

Oscar – All He Needed Was a Second Chance

Oscar – All He Needed Was a Second Chance Oscar didn’t have much of a chance or a lot of hope as he limped along a street… until a good Samaritan found him, and they knew right away that his front right leg was in bad shape. He needed veterinary care and a home to call his own. Oscar was diagnosed...

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Juliette – From Shy to Savvy

Juliette – From Shy to Savvy

Some of the most rewarding shelter stories may not look dramatic to the outside world, but are powerfully emotional journeys for the pets involved. Not all dogs are ready to make new friends right away, and Juliette is a perfect example.

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