Sweet Success: Ginger


Written by Amber E., loving adopter

What a treat this puppy has been as an addition to our family. Ginger (previously named Faith) has been warmly welcomed into our home and our lifestyle. We are avid campers during the Spring – Fall. Now that Ginger has had all of her shots, and is registered with the City of Sacramento she has gained free reign of the wilderness with us. In fact, she was just practicing her kayaking and swimming skills up in Plumas National Forest at Little Grass Valley Reservoir. She has also already visited the Russian River and has a trip scheduled for Scott’s Flat Reservoir.

While home during the day Ginger has been lucky enough to be home with her new Daddy. Rich has been home for a couple months and that has made being available for her during the day really easy. She is beginning to spend a few hours home alone at a time throughout the week as she gets ready to have at least half a day at home alone pretty soon. She also enjoys car rides, trip to the local Brewery (Bike Dog), and walking the neighborhood with us. Ginger is such a good listener she makes it easy for us to introduce new social experiences to her.

We are so happy with how warm and lovey Ginger is too. She gets plenty of snuggles and all the attention she could ask for. Ginger is such a kind puppy. We really are lucky to have found her. Thank you Butte Humane Society, for pairing us with our sweet puppy. We love her so much.

Volunteer Spotlight: Amanda G.


Our latest Volunteer of the Month is the marvelous Amanda G.!

Amanda is a valued member of our volunteer community. She started volunteering in April of 2016 and has graciously shared over 285 hours of her time. She quickly joined the team of Level 2 Dog volunteers. This means that she takes on the more challenging dogs and helps them to become better behaved and more adoptable.

She understands that while Level 2 dogs require more work and attention, the dogs have great personalities and are just as deserving of attention as the others. She gives each dog, no matter what level they are, her full attention. Anybody can tell how much the dogs, like Cyndi Lauper, adore her.

What makes her stand out is how consistently she volunteered during the recent hot months and how she welcomed more new volunteers through Mentor Walks than any other Mentor during that time. Due to the heat, Chico State being out, and family vacations, summer brings BHS a significantly reduced volunteer count, but Amanda was here.

We truly appreciate Amanda’s dedication to the animals at BHS!

August 2017 Desktop Calendars

Count down the last few weeks of summer with these adorable desktop backgrounds featuring BHS Alums Tippy & Larry!

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”

August Cat Calendar - Tippy


August Dog Calendar - Larry

Sweet Success: Dave

Written by Shelby W., BHS Adoptions Supervisordave

We received an update from Dave’s Adopter, Joyce,  recently. Dave was a special shy kitty that we had in our care for quite some time. He was waiting for a perfect person who would look past his shyness and want to take him home. When his adopter came in looking for an older cat, Dave instantly came out of hiding and jumped into her lap. He knew they were meant to be! Joyce immediately scooped him up and adopted him! In our recent update from Joyce, she has said that he is still getting used to his surroundings, and that he still is a bit shy. BUT she loves him anyways and is willing to let him take as much time as he needs. Joyce said she will always remember how sweet he was to her  the day she adopted him, and is willing to let him take his time in her home. She has another cat and they have even met a few times and seem to be doing great together. And his cute new nickname is Davie. We love hearing from our adopters! And Dave holds a special place in our staffs memories.

Volunteer Spotlight: Shirley M.

shirley M.Our latest volunteer of the month is the incredible Shirley M.!

As a volunteer at the shelter, Shirley has made quite an impression on the staff and animals at BHS. She has given over 150 hours of her time in the past six months! Her hard work and dedication to the animals is noticed and appreciated by all. On top of volunteering in both the dog and cat rooms, Shirley recently completed Level 2 dog training, and she was a fospice provider for a sweet cat named Mink. Because of her compassion and kindness, Mink was able to spend his last days in a happy, loving home.

Shirley began volunteering at BHS because she loves cats and dogs, and could not think of a better way to fill her spare time. She loves the people who work at the shelter and appreciated everyone’s help and support when she started volunteering. Shirley – we appreciate you!

When Shirley is at the shelter, she loves taking the dogs out for walks, cuddling with the cats, and getting lots of puppy kisses! One of Shirley’s favorite volunteer moments came when she was working the BHS booth at the Thursday night Farmer’s Market. She was visited by one of the dogs she remembered from the shelter, and was thrilled to see how happy he looked with his new family!

We don’t know what we would do without wonderful volunteers like Shirley! Thank you so much for everything you do for the animals.