November 2017 Desktop Calendars

Celebrate the last month of Autumn with these cute desktop backgrounds featuring BHS Alums Kaprice & Bee!

Easy as 1, 2, 3…

  1. Click on the calendar you love
  2. Right click & save to your desktop
  3. Minimize your window & find the image on your desktop
  4. Right click & select “Set as desktop background

Novemeber Dog

November cat

Sweet Success: Duncan

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The adoption has been going AMAZING. It is by far the best thing Tyler and I have ever done. Duncan has become apart of the family since the first day we brought him home. We have kept the name assigned by the shelter because it just fits him so well! We knew the staff was sad to see him go, and now we understand why. He is such a great, intelligent and unique dog. He has stayed the same lovable pup, I think having him home with us has brought out the best in him. We could tell as soon as the first night we had him just how intelligent he is. He listened to us from the beginning and already knew sit and paw for a treat! He kept amazing us from then and still does every day. Duncan loves going on walks and sniffing EVERYTHING. But what he loves even more then sniffing is chasing cats and squirrels!

We have our roommates dog here for duck hunting season only, and at first it was a little aggressive between the two of them, but now they are the best of friends! More like brothers, the other dog has become very protective of Duncan and visa versa. They play together all day long in the backyard, and I know Duncan will be sad to see him go after the season is over.

We really haven’t encountered any challenges with Duncan. He is so smart, all we have to do is tell him no once and he obeys. Sometimes he likes to test our boundaries, but he knows exactly what he’s doing when he does it! Something very funny about him is he knows just how cute he is! When he wants something, he will give us the “puppy dog” eyes! It’s the cutest thing ever.

The adoption process was smooth and the staff was great. I wish I remembered the name of the girl who helped us choose Duncan that day, she was fantastic and very helpful. We would do this again if we could!

Volunteer Spotlight: Sara M.

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Sara is volunteering at Butte Humane Society through the CSU Chico program CAVE. She grew up and worked with dogs her whole life, but doesn’t own a dog here in Chico. Sara has three dogs back home, so to get her dog fix she walks, plays and socializes with BHS dogs as often as she can. Although CAVE only requires 30 hours per semester, Sara has almost hit that mark and it is only November!

Sara is originally from Santa Rosa. Her neighborhood was caught in the terrible fires that destroyed many homes. Luckily, her house still stands. Sara overnight fostered BHS dog Marley who has since been adopted! Marley offered Sara and her roommates, who are also from Santa Rosa, emotional support and comfort during that stressful week. Sara plans to do more Dog-on-the-Go and overnight fostering to help BHS dogs get more publicity and time to explore.

Back in Santa Rosa, Sara worked at doggy daycares for four years starting her senior year in high school. She also worked with Canine Companions for Independence, which is a company that provides assistance dogs free of charge to those with disabilities. As a psychology major Sara hopes to work with Doctors Without Borders, or help to train therapy and emotional support dogs.

Her favorite BHS dog, Pearl, recently got adopted. It is a very bittersweet moment, but finding a forever home is the goal for staff and volunteers at Butte Humane Society. Seeing how happy dogs become when taken out on a walk or to the play yard is very humbling for her. Sara plans to continue volunteering here even after her semester with CAVE is complete.

October 2017 Desktop Calendars

It’s time to get SPOOKY! Celebrate the month of October with these ghoulishly cute desktop backgrounds featuring BHS Alum Marrone & Jack Skellington!

Easy as 1, 2, 3…

  1. Click on the calendar you love
  2. Right click & save to your desktop
  3. Minimize your window & find the image on your desktop
  4. Right click & select “Set as desktop background

October Cat- Marrone (1)

 

October Dog- Jack Skellington (1)

 

 

Sweet Success: Tito

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Written by loving adopter, Sabrina B.

Being a volunteer, I remember when Tito was still in a kennel, and then became free-roaming in cattery 2. I had been wanting a kitty for some time, and the day we decided it was time to bring a kid with whiskers home, my partner and I visited BHS. We found Tito where he was lounging atop of a cat tree in cattery 2, and he let out a long, paw-flexing stretch and let me touch his belly. Yet each individual kitty was so sweet, so I got on the floor and played with all of them for awhile. I loved Tito’s playfulness particularly; and it seemed like he’d be a perfect napping buddy that still also had plenty of energy, which is exactly what we were hoping for. My partner also fell in love with Tito’s unique, almost dog-like personality, so I came back the next day to make things official! The adoption process was a breeze thanks to Shelby, she was very helpful.

Tito is the perfect fur child, he makes us proud and his personality is the best addition to our family we could’ve hoped for. He and I have become inseparable. He has stayed true to his dog-like qualities: he does rather well in his harness when we go outside to chase bugs and people-watch, he is a faithful and delightfully talkative shadow, and he also gives any new guest in our home a warm welcome and an invitation to play! But he’s not too shabby at being an amazing kitty either: he is a solid napping companion, he is a diligent morning cuddler before breakfast, he pokes his nose up at you for kisses, and most importantly he is the king of our little castle as well as our hearts. I just can’t imagine life without Tito in it and I’m so thankful we found each other!! We are excited to celebrate his first birthday next month. Here’s to Tito! We love you!