Rusty came to BHS right when we needed him. He helped out during Bidwell Bark from start to finish, and since then has spent many hours at Butte Humane Society, helping with the Pet Food Pantry, walking dogs, and providing them with much needed socialization.
Recently Rusty drove our long term resident Shane all the way to Miranda’s Rescue, a sanctuary located in Fortuna, CA. Thanks to Rusty, Shane will be in a place to receive training and a chance at his forever home.
Shannon, our dog behaviorist had this to say:
“Rusty has volunteered at all of our locations and made a strong impact with the animals and the staff. BHS has endured a lot of change over the past 9 months and many of our volunteers have stayed right by our side during these changes. Rusty has gone above and beyond to help the clinic and cat adoptions move from Country drive half way across town to Longfellow Ave. Rusty spends true quality time with our dogs, giving them access to a calm and comfortable environment, in such a chaotic space. We appreciate him so much here at dogs. Rusty is very kind and generous, we all are so grateful to have him as a volunteer at BHS.”
We are so lucky to have Rusty here, he is a kind hearted human being who gives his whole heart to our organization and animals.
Thank you, Rusty!
Did you know that we offer veterinary exams, dental care, and more? We believe quality, affordable veterinary care should be accessible to everyone in our community. While our clinic has always offered low-cost vaccines and spay/neuter services to the public, it became increasingly apparent that has our community needs access to quality, affordable veterinary care. In January 2018 we began offering wellness and preventative exams and we have continued to grow from there! Our office is open to anyone who would like to use our services, not just BHS adopted pets. From yearly check-ups to heartworm testing, diagnostics to dental cleanings, you may be surprised at how much money you can save by visiting our office for your wellness and preventative veterinary care. Now that we have moved into a larger facility, we can’t wait to have the opportunity to take care of your furry family members! Call for an appointment today!
530.343.7917 x 202 | 1356 Longfellow Ave, Chico CA 95926
Written by loving adopter, Aaron V.
“My girlfriend and I love cats and were looking to a adopt one of our own. When we got to the adoption clinic, the first two cats to catch our eye were the brothers, Apollo and Hercules. At that moment we knew that we were going to be adopting more than just one cat. The two boys were each about 3 months old when we adopted them. We brought them home and we could instantly see how excited they were to be able to explore every nook and cranny of their new environment. They are still very playful kittens and they love to wrestle with each other. Their favorite toys include socks, crumpled paper and any box they can fit into. They add so much joy and excitement to our apartment and we couldn’t be happier that we adopted them.”
Nicole has been with BHS since 2017 and has since become a Level 2 dog walker and mentor. As a nurse, Nicole has long stretches of her work week and on days off chooses to spend her free time here at BHS. She’s partial to our older residents and gives them all the love they deserve. Because of her schedule you won’t see her around every day, but when you do she’ll always have a smile on her face. Thanks Nicole, we love having you here!
Do you have any animals of your own?
“I have a family dog Lola, she lives with my parents since I moved up here for nursing school a few years ago it was for her best interest to stay with them as I was a full time student renting an apartment at the time. I wouldn’t have been able to provide the best life for her. Since I was very little I grew up around dogs and as a family we always had a dog. Which I missed most about leaving for school as I no longer had that and that’s really what got me interested in volunteering.”
What are some of your hobbies?
“Some of my hobbies include, co ed softball, hiking, working out, and attending concerts with my friends.”
What do you like most about being a volunteer and mentor?
“I love being a volunteer and mentor. I initially did it to get my dog “fix” while not being able to adopt one myself due to various reasons at the time. I came to realize as much as they enjoyed getting out of the kennels, playing, and socializing, I also really needed them. The laughs, cheer, and happiness was also all I needed sometimes. Being able to give back while enjoying doing so is such an amazing feeling.”
What’s your favorite animal themed movie?
“My favorite animal themed movie would have to be Homeward Bound.”