Adopt a dog Dec. 11 through Helping Hounds

With the holiday season in full swing, Helping Hounds is trying to find homes for over fifty dogs either at our rescue near Shoppingtown Mall, or in foster care. While each of the dogs at Helping Hounds has their own unique story, Shyann's is especially heartbreaking. This one-year old gentle boxer mix was rescued by a local woman from an abusive home, where her tail was so badly injured it had to be amputated. Helping Hounds funded Shyann's surgery, and she's now recovered and ready for adoption.

For those looking for a canine companion this holiday season, Helping Hounds urges the community to think adoption first! Dogs like Shyann deserve a safe and happy home, and Helping Hounds is committed to making that a reality. The community is invited to come out and meet some of the dogs available for adoption and learn more about the rescue organization December 11th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Blue Prints Dog Studio. This family-friendly event will be a fun, enjoyable way to get in the holiday spirit! Santa will be on hand for complimentary digital photos with you and your family.

Adopting a dog from Helping Hounds is one way to help, but those not interested in a new furry friend can still support this local shelter by coming into the rescue and selecting an item from the "Tree of Needs." Simple items such as gently worn blankets and towels and inexpensive gifts like a bag of rawhide chew can really make a difference for the dogs.

"While it's never easy to know that people have abandoned good-natured, loving dogs, it's especially hard to know so many pets are homeless around the holidays when luckier pets get to enjoy the extra socialization with their families and comfort of a home to call their own. That's why we're calling on the community to come out and support our rescue either at the Blue Prints event or by stopping in and fulfilling an item request from our 'Tree of Needs'," said Stefanie.

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