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5 minutes ago

The HOWS Project

Did you know that HOWS is on AmazonSmile as one of their charities?!

If you have just plain ole Amazon start going to www.smile.amazon.com instead and click on "Supporting" at the top left of your screen then search for the HOWS Project! So easy! Anyone in the US can do this - you don't have to be in VA.

Every purchase that you make gives money back to HOWS! 🙏🐾
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Did you know that HOWS is on AmazonSmile as one of their charities?!  If you have just plain ole Amazon start going to www.smile.amazon.com instead and click on Supporting at the top left of your screen then search for the HOWS Project! So easy! Anyone in the US can do this - you dont have to be in VA.  Every purchase that you make gives money back to HOWS! 🙏🐾

14 hours ago

The HOWS Project

Check out Pikachu’s expressions and Darlene Hinton’s in each photo...
We swear they were mimicking each other. Too dang adorable 🙂😊😘🐾

(For a dog with fear aggression, he seems quite at ease with Darlene) ❤️

#PikachusFreedomDay
#howsproject
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He's so cute.

Awww....I think Darlene needs another pup.... 😁😜🐾❤️

He gets my heart every time I have been around him

What a handsome fella!

15 hours ago

The HOWS Project

Today was Pikachu’s special day. His people decided to surrender him, to give him the opportunity to do better. 💟
This boy has been through a lot. He has been thin and treated for hookworm several times in the last year.
Though penned, courtesy of HOWS, this boy suffers from fear aggression and was doing very poorly in his environment. Between the ongoing reinfestation of parasites and the anxiety of his fear, he desperately needed to be placed somewhere he could decompress and receive the training and attention he needs to hopefully overcome his fear and begin to “just be a dog” 🙏🐾
We are grateful to his people for listening to our plea; and grateful to Christopher Kirtley of Southern Hospetality for taking him under his wing and giving him a safe place to land.
Please send prayers and good energy Pikachu’s way. We are all rooting for him 😘💟

#howsproject #southernhospetality
#prayforpikachu #decompress
#saved
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Lots of prayers for this beautiful puppy.

What is the other dogs name in the kennel?

This is wonderful news!! So thrilled for Pikachu to have a chance at happier, safer, and healthier life. Way to go HOWS team and Southern Hospetality!!! 💗🐶

Thank you.🤗🥰

I hope to have some positive updates on this scared boy soon! He's had a big day!

Patience and persistence pays off! Thank you!

Sometimes the fence doesn't help. He is beautiful and lucky Christopher Kirtley has taken him on. ❤❤❤

Thank you for helping this boy!❤️🐾

LOVE! Thank you HOWS and Southern Hospetality! And to his people for doing the right thing.

Thank you for caring. Thanks to previous owners for caring.

Thank you for caring!

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16 hours ago

The HOWS Project

Team HOWS 09/26/2020 did a lot of good today 🐾💟

Buddy and his family became part of our HOWS family. Buddy is a 12-year-old Brittany Spaniel bird dog who doesn’t like to hunt birds. He much more favors hanging out with Bella (one of three little inside min pins on the property) and watching over the chickens, whom he adores. Perhaps he misunderstands the meaning of “bird dog”. 🤷‍♀️🙂
Buddy received a Henley-Middle-School-made HOWS house, along with straw bedding, pine shavings, and a no-tip water bucket.  We were thankful to hear that he is on a flea/tick preventative and that during cold or bad weather he spends time “inside”. Super sweet doggie.

We also visited Squishy, Caramel, Jake, Bandit, and Pikachu, long time clients of HOWS. 🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕
These poor babes were infested with fleas… They received Capstar as well as Advantix II. It was nice to see them all with fresh water and clean water receptacles when we arrived! We added straw to the inside of their dog houses and pine to the the flooring of their areas after we scooped it clean. 
And then, something really special and needed happened... check out our next post to find out what!!!

Thank you Karen Grubbs, Gaby Ford, Darlene Hinton, and Stacey Norris 💪💪💪💪🐾 for making it happen for these six worthy dogs! ❤️😘

#howsproject #muchtodo
#forthedogs #volunteersmakeithappen
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Thank you for all you do to help both pups & families

Thank you all so much. 🤗🤗🤗🥰🥰🥰

GREAT JOB LADIES! ❤️🐾🐕🙌🏻

The Angel Team!

4 days ago

The HOWS Project

Thanks to Old Dominion Animal Hospital and HOWS volunteer transporter Debra Rice, Frosty was neutered today. 🩺🚗
Yep, Some of our HOWS clients have cats. And, though their dogs are what brings us to them, we can’t/won’t ignore the needs of their other animals ❤️🐱

Happy to report that Frosty got a clean bill of health (and a new owl toy, courtesy of Debra ☺️)

#howsproject
#spayneuter #olddominionanimalhospital
#volunteersmakeithappen
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Thanks to Old Dominion Animal Hospital and HOWS volunteer transporter Debra Rice, Frosty was neutered today. 🩺🚗
Yep, Some of our HOWS clients have cats. And, though their dogs are what brings us to them, we can’t/won’t ignore the needs of their other animals ❤️🐱  Happy to report that Frosty got a clean bill of health (and a new owl toy, courtesy of Debra ☺️)  #howsproject 
#spayneuter #olddominionanimalhospital
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5 days ago

The HOWS Project

🤗😘🐶 HOWS would like to thank the Virginia Federation of Humane Societies Spay VA program for awarding us a $1,500 grant towards our efforts to spay/neuter outside dogs in our community! 🙌🐾
As we know, outside dogs breed outside dogs. It is an important part of our mission to spay/neuter as many of these critters as possible.

We very much appreciate the *ongoing* support of VFHS! ❤️ Yep, this is not the first time they have awarded us spay/neuter funds ☺️

They make a big difference in the lives of many animals in Virginia and we are very fortunate to have them as a resource.

#howsproject #vfhs
#spayneuter #ForDogsSake
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🤗😘🐶 HOWS would like to thank the Virginia Federation of Humane Societies Spay VA program for awarding us a $1,500 grant towards our efforts to spay/neuter outside dogs in our community! 🙌🐾
As we know, outside dogs breed outside dogs. It is an important part of our mission to spay/neuter as many of these critters as possible.  We very much appreciate the *ongoing* support of VFHS! ❤️ Yep, this is not the first time they have awarded us spay/neuter funds ☺️  They make a big difference in the lives of many animals in Virginia and we are very fortunate to have them as a resource.  #howsproject #vfhs
#spayneuter #ForDogsSake

6 days ago

The HOWS Project

AND WE HAVE OUR WINNERS! 🏆🎉Thank you to everyone who entered our first-ever HOWS Project Photo Contest. 📸We have absolutely loved seeing your adorable little pals and sharing their cute faces with our followers and their friends. As far as we’re concerned, every single one is amazing!😍 We also greatly appreciate everyone’s votes and the donations people kindly made along the way. Every penny allows us to help needy animals in our area, and we simply couldn’t do what we do without the kindness and generosity of our supporters.

And now, let’s announce which happy pets have come out on top! [Popular vote winners were determined by the number of votes received as of 11 pm EST on 9/18.]

DOGS 🐕
Popular Vote Winner: GRACIE
Popular Vote Runner Up: COOPER
HOWS-Selected Winner: BRUTUS
HOWS-Selected Runner Up: WINNIE

CATS 🐈
Popular Vote Winner: JIBJAB
Popular Vote Runner Up: JUJU
HOWS-Selected Winner: LOKI
HOWS-Selected Runner Up: MOLOTOV

OTHER 🐢🐓🐴🐍🐇 etc.
Popular Vote Winner: FRANCIS
Popular Vote Runner Up: POSH SPICE
HOWS-Selected Winner: WHINNY
HOWS-Selected Runner Up: MASHA

Congratulations to all! We will contact the lucky entrants about their prizes via email soon. Thank you once again to everyone who entered, voted, donated, and simply had fun looking at all these sweet faces! And remember, “Food. Water. Play. Every single day!” 🐾💓
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Dave Warwick

Susan 'Vixendebrawl' Gorman congratulations !

Great job. Great pets.

1 week ago

The HOWS Project

SAVED 🙌🙏👍🐾🐶🐶🐶🐶

Earlier this month, team 09/05/2020 encountered and “extra” dog at one of their scheduled stops. Our client had taken in Spot, who had shown up as a stray; fed her and tried to protect her. She appeared pregnant to our team. Spot’s people had no idea of it and no idea how to care for her if indeed she was. 😬

Our team leaders that day, Theresa and Jaleen Tocco, left a HOWS house for her and started a proactive search to find a place to either temporarily or permanently take Spot if her people would allow for it. 🙏

Earlier this past week, Becky Andrews of Smiles Forever Animal Rescue teamed with HOWS — SFAR would take them.
The Tocco’s reached out to Spot’s person, who agreed it was in the best interest for Spot and the soon to be puppies all to be permanently taken into rescue 🙌🐾

HOWS volunteer Debra Rice drove to Spot’s place this morning, and found thst she had given birth to three pups sometime between last night and 8:30 this morning. As Debra headed off, she sensed something was wrong and pulled over to have a closer look.
One of the puppies was cold... 🥺 Debra took the little babe and tucked him/her into her shirt around her neck, and upon phoning Becky to let her know of the situation, rerouted to VETSS. The concern was twofold: The cold puppy, of course; and if Spot was having complications (as three puppies seemed like too few for a dog her size). 😔

As of right now, this is what we know: mama was x-rayed. No more puppies but the three. She is anemic and producing no milk. They’ve bottle-fed the two healthy puppies and tube fed the other, who is starting to come around. Word on the street is that it’s likely they all would’ve been in dire straits within a few days time if it hadn’t been for HOWS pulling them today.

Clichés exist for a reason — Timing is Everything! And It Takes a Village! 😉

💟 Thank goodness for the angels for animals Theresa, Jaleen, Becky, Debra, Spot’s people, and VETSS. 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘
Together they saved these precious babes from a likely very bad outcome. ❤️

#howsproject #hounds
#ittakesavillage #smilesforeveranimalrescue
#VETSS #thankyou #pawscrossed #saved
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Awesome job!!! Hoping for happy outcome for Spot and her babies ❤️

Great save!

Aris Sydnor

Lucia Medek

😇 ANGELS at work at HOWS

Well if this post doesn’t give you all the feels, idk what does.

Wow! Great work and just in the nick of time! Thank you all.

Wow, angels indeed. Great work, Debra Rice!!

Sooooo glad Spot was gotten out of there, and great instincts, Debra!

The dog gods were with us all! Jaleen

Amazing work by everyone! 🙏🏼🐶

Thank you, Debra, for not only scooping them up in time, but also for listening to your doggie sense tingling! Spot is a lucky girl indeed.

Thank you HOWS and VVETS!!! 🙏🙏🙏🙏

Inspirational, life-saving work! You guys are the best!

Prayers

Use straw in ur houses. Excellent insulation

I love happy endings. Thank you for caring. ❤

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1 week ago

The HOWS Project

Our promotional coordinator, Janine Kaestner, joined our HOWS family 5 years ago! 💟
She began by doing field work in a somewhat addictive way, diving in with both feet 🙂👣

Janine’s words: 💬
“I started with HOWS almost five years ago after seeing my friend, and fellow HOWS volunteer, posting pics from her field days. I was curious so I asked her what HOWS was all about. Once she told me about HOWS I was sold. I asked her how I can get involved and within a couple weeks I was out in the field. I wasn't so sure how I was going to feel seeing all these animals and their living arrangements but once i was there and saw how much they love when we come and how much gratitude their owners have for us was so rewarding. Since then i have gone out almost every weekend that I was available and learned the ins and outs of how HOWS works from Stacey. I have so much respect for her and love that she started HOWS. I have always wanted to volunteer/work with a animal non-profit and these sweet animals fill my heart so much!”

🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾

Janine has *also* been the driving force for all our super cool HOWS gear (hats, shirts, masks, etc.), many of our tabling events and in-person fundraising events (during non-COVID-19), many of our online fundraisers, and our annual community yard sale. She is always thinking “what more can I do to advance the mission of HOWS?”
And we are so grateful she is part of our team ❤️

#howsproject #promotionalcoordinator
#volunteersmaketheworldgoround #family
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Janine is amazing!

Yay for Janine! ❤️

🤗🤗🤗🤗🥰🥰🥰🥰

Janine, thank you! ❤️✨

Another Sat. and more protected dogs (and cats) So much love to go around.

Thank you Janine for your hard work!!

Janine gets it done! Love fundraising with her!

Janine is the best!!! She was on the first field day I was on and a part of why I am a member of the HOWS family ❤

You guys rock

That’s my daughter, gives her all to something believes in. Proud of her!!!

Thanks Janine!

You’re amazing Janine! Definitely a superstar for the animals, and always fun and inspiring to be around. 💗 🐾

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2 weeks ago

The HOWS Project

Beastie’s Next Chapter 🐾❤️

Sometimes our clients love their animals so much that they realize their animal has a better shot at life if she is rehomed to a place where she can have more of what she needs to truly have a successful dog life.
This happened today for Beastie.

We at HOWS know that this was an *extremely* difficult decision for her family. And we promise Beastie and said family that she will be in the best of care and be given that shot at a successful dog life at Brent and Clay’s big dog rescue. These guys are great with big breeds, including Rotties. ❤️

Good luck, sweet shy gentle giant girl. We know you are going to do great. 🤗😘🐾

Special thanks to HOWS gal Darlene Hinton for transporting Beastie to her next chapter. 🚗🐶

#howsproject #rottweiler
#beautifulgirl
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All the best Beastie.

Bless her heart. ❤️ Thank you Brent Jacques, Clay and Darlene Hinton. It’s going to be alright...I just know it.

My heart breaks at the same time it feels excited to give her happiness. I love you forever Beastie both your mommies myself and Santana N Shayne will miss you forever

Wonderful! The Angel Team.

We ❤️ Brent Jacques and Theresa Tocco! Beastie - you are in great hands! Signed, Kona & Jamma (2 Brent & Clay alums)

👏👏👏👏 welcome to a new world, sweet girl. ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you to HOWS, and to Beastie's former owner, for sending her off on a new adventure.

How bittersweet. 💔❤️ But Beastie is in the best of hands on her new journey. If I had to let go of one of my dogs, I'd be honored to have Brent and Clay take them in. Good luck, sweet girl!

Is she going to a rescue because of behavioral or health issues? She is tugging at my heart. Is she up for adoption?

I cannot thank you enough.

Wow! I bet that doesn't happen often.

I love you girl ❤️

How old is she? Where is she located?

I'm glad for her!!!

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