Featured 12

They’ve waited for homes longer than any animals in our care.  Some are seniors. Some have special needs.  Some simply get overlooked for no reason at all.  They all have one thing in common: they deserve to be home for the holidays. During the month of December adoption fees are WAIVED for the Featured 12 cats and dogs.


The six featured dogs adopted during December will receive five (5) days of in-home training OR training on site at Paws & Play in addition to seven (7) days of lodging courtesy of Paws & Play.


The six featured cats adopted during December will receive six months of flea prevention courtesy of VCA Stoney Creek. In addition, they will receive the following items courtesy of PetSmart: cat bed, bag of treats, collar, litter scoop and caddy, stocking of assorted cat Christmas toys, and adoption booklet.

Meet the Featured 12

  • Mr. Sampson

    If you are looking for a high energy dog to go on runs with, look no further. Mr. Sampson is a rambunctious 4 year old good boy looking for his forever home...

    Meet Mr. Sampson
  • Goliath

    This handsome pup is just 2 years old and he's ready to meet you and go with you to his forever home. Goliath loves spending time with his humans and showing off...

    Meet Goliath
  • Brewer

    Brewer is a 2 year-old Dutch Shepherd that is looking for a family that understands he has lots of energy and needs to have lots of outlets to get rid of it. He is very...

    Meet Brewer
  • Toast - ADOPTED!

    Toast is a cat that has not had an easy life. She was brought to us pregnant and with a few minor medical needs, and now that she's finished her mommy duties, she's looking...

    Meet Toast
  • Garfield - ADOPTED!

    Is it any surprise that Garfield is a chunky orange Domestic Shorthair Mix? No, we didn't think so. This spunky seven-year-old fellow is just waiting for you to take him...

    Meet Garfield
  • Lukin - ADOPTED!

    Life on the farm was too much for Lukin- she used to live with a dog, chickens and even ducks (not to mention teenagers- that's enough to stress anyone out)! She is a city...

    Meet Lukin
  • Blu Moon - ADOPTED!

    Look at Blu's face, isn't it just the cutest face you've ever seen! This little boy is desperately wanting to find his forever home. He is a 2 year old Terrier, American...

    Meet Blu Moon
  • Cleo - ADOPTED!

    Cleo sees a belly rub while sitting on your lap in her future. Cleo is a white-and-black domestic shorthair mix with very interesting markings that complement her...

    Meet Cleo
  • Brucie - ADOPTED!

    Brucie is quite the conversationalist. This friendly guy loves to talk. In addition to his verbal skills, HSHC staff members say that Brucie is a very sweet boy. He is a 9...

    Meet Brucie
  • Smokey - ADOPTED!

    Smokey is a loving and gentle senior cat who has lived with dogs in the past, and needs only a bit of her own space to be happy. She loves to be with her people as long as...

    Meet Smokey

    Hazel is a sensitive and loving 2 year-old Pit Bull / Cane Corso mix. She might take a minute to warm up to everyone she meets, but once she does, she will become your...

    Meet Hazel

Pawliday Ornaments

If you are unable to adopt one of our Featured 12, consider sponsoring the care of a shelter animal with a pawliday ornament. Purchase your gift in honor/memory of a loved one to help save lives and give second chances this holiday season. Your personalized ornament will brighten the cage or kennel of an animal patiently waiting for their home for the holidays through the month of December.

*To guarantee delivery of your photo by Christmas, orders must be received by Tuesday, December 22, at 11:59 p.m.

Ways to Gift your Pawliday Ornament Photo:

-Stocking Stuffer
-Send your photo in a holiday card
-Post your photo on Facebook or Instagram and tag your friends or family members
-Send in an email
-As a gift to your employees or coworkers 
-As a personal keepsake for yourself

Special Thanks To...

  • Paws & Play

    Providing dog training and boarding.

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  • VCA Animal Hospital

    Providing six months cat flea prevention.

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  • PetSmart

    Providing cat bed, toys and starter kit.

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Love & Let Live

Every animal deserves a second chance at love — and life. We invite you to be part of the solution and give back to the animals who give us so much.