Sweet Success: Luna & Gatsby

IMG_3418Written by Kimberly I. & Wendy B., loving adopters

Luna was a very shy dog when we first brought her home, but she quickly established herself as a member of our family! She likes to roll on her back for belly rubs or to be cradled in your arms, she’s very much a cuddler! Sometimes when she falls asleep or if she’s relaxed, her tongue sticks out and it’s a very funny sight. We’ve gotten some toys for her, but she seems to prefer the squeaky stuffed toys the best. Luna’s favorite dog to play with is Buffy, our other girl chihuahua. They jump and roll around and sometimes run around the house! She is a very laid back dog, but she often gets very excited when we go on walks. We’ve taken her on walks around tgats_sleephe neighborhood and at the local dog park, and she is very good with her leash and harness.

Gatsby is a very loving dog. He loves to lay in everyone’s lap and cuddle or be held in people’s arms. He has a stuffed hedgehog toy that he loves and sometimes he falls asleep with it. He’ll sit with it on the floor, couch, or bed and continuously squeak it too. Gatsby’s favorite thing to do is go for walks. He gets excited when we go for a walk around the neighborhood or at the dog park and he’s very vocal about it. He is very good with his leash and harness. He wasn’t so sure about our cats at first, we think that he hadn’t seen one before, but now he plays with them when they want to play (and sometimes when they do want to play!). He is a very friendly dog, even to new people.

Luna and Gatsby are very much a part of our family and we thank you for allowing us to bring them into our lives!

Volunteer Spotlight: Darci B.

Darci B.Our Volunteer Spotlight this month goes to the wonderful Darci B. When she’s not working for the School District or taking her grandchildren to their sports games, she’s helping us plan another BHS event. Darci joined our special events team three years ago and has now become one of the lead volunteers in almost every fundraiser we put on.

She was a huge asset to this year’s Bidwell Bark, collecting and creating the prize basket items for us to raffle off at the event. Her hours and hours of hard work helped us execute an amazing event, and we are so grateful for her dedication to the Butte Humane Society. Besides being here for several Bidwell Barks, she has been a helping hand for our fall Gala fundraisers, mobile adoption events, Photos with Santa, and more. She is even on our Volunteer Advisory Committee.

Our Marketing and Events Specialist, Samantha Jones, says that Darci’s “happy-go-lucky attitude makes her an absolute joy to be around”, and that she “can’t thank her enough for all of her hark work during Bidwell Bark!”

April 2017 Desktop Calendars

Why helloooo April! Step into spring on your screen with these adorable BHS desktop backgrounds featuring Cupid the cat & sweet, adoptable Haven.

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”

 

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Volunteer Spotlight: Ken G.

16298869_1933580183539600_5868616036301308903_nThis month’s volunteer spotlight goes to Ken G.

Ken joined the BHS team with his son in 2003 – that’s 14 years of volunteering! He is one of our Volunteer Mentors as well as a trained Adoption Counselor, which means he helps potential adopters and our animals find their perfect match. He was also one of our incredible fosters during last month’s Oroville evacuations, and even kept Keeta for weeks after the evacuation order was lifted and the fosters were able to bring back the dogs.

He’s a very active member of our volunteer community, and likes to get to know the other volunteers through the volunteer Facebook page. He really works toward connecting with everyone and enjoys learning what everyone has to say about all the different animals we have at BHS.

Besides being a huge help with our dogs, Ken plays a big role in many of our special events. He’s helped on several committees over the years, including those for Anniversary Galas, Bidwell Bark fundraisers, the Golf Tournament fundraiser, and more. This year’s Bidwell Bark would not be the same without his help.

Ken is just all-around outstanding, and we thank him for his years of dedication and passion for Butte Humane Society and our animals. Thanks, Ken!