Local friends, please save the date for the inaugural Strut Your Mutt Halloween Pageant, a fundraiser to benefit Caring For Creatures and The HOWS Project. Here is your chance to totally embarrass your dog by dressing him or her up in whatever costume you can dream up in hopes of winning fabulous prizes in the costume contest. Multiple categories, multiple winners! Wander with your dog along the quiet streets of The Shops at Stonefield, trick or treating as you go. Partake in the 50/50 raffle to win some money to then donate to the fundraiser 🙂. And, if you don't have a dog, stop by to visit the shops, watch all the fun unfold, and learn more about these two wonderful organizations that do so much for animals in need here in central Virginia. It will be a Howling Good Time! Feel free to share! ... See MoreSee Less
For those of you following her story, Sammie’s next chapter begins.￼..
This little girl came to us just over two weeks ago, found by one of our HOWS clients at a busy gas station, abandoned and alone. They took her home and then reached out to HOWS for help. ￼￼ We took her in to foster, had her spayed and vetted at Old Dominion Animal Hospital,￼ and found that she was equally sweet as she was healthy￼. Cat Action Team (CAT) had helped to advertise her, and they also connected us with Almost Home,￼ who was running a rescue transport from their facility up to Northeast Animal Shelter in Massachusetts; Almost Home offered Sammie a spot on the transport!
Today, this sweet petite, along with several other animals, make the trek with the Almost Home peeps to their next chapter. ￼🚙🐾
We are so grateful for all of those involved in ensuring Sammie’s safety, comfort, and security￼.
Team Sammie: ❣️The HOWS client who saved Sammie at the gas station ❣️HOWS’ fosters Stacey Norris and Ted Norris ❣️Old Dominion Animal Hospital / Cville ❣️ Cat Action Team’s Betsy Ballenger and JoAnne Showalter ❣️Almost Home’s Rose Fariss ❣️Northeast Animal Shelter
It takes a village. We are all rooting for this lil one. She is truly all things precious. 💖🐈⬛
🐾💟 Remember Dallas? He was surrendered to HOWS, vetted and neutered at Old Dominion Animal Hospital / Crozet, and has been up for adoption at Orange County Animal Shelter for the last week. He is so handsome and equally energetic! Young, healthy, and ready for his furever home! 🏡🙏
Please contact the Orange County Animal Shelter if you or someone you know and trust are interested in this muffin 🙂
HOWS was (again) the recipient of 2️⃣ gift cards, in memory of a Domino’s employee, Andrew, who passed way too soon. This was the 21st anniversary of "Dinner With Andrew". He died at age 19 on New Year's Day 2001. Domino’s started this the same year in his memory & honor.
Thank you, Alan Asef and staff. Very kind on several levels. 💟
Last week we told you about meeting Brownie, our lonely friend who lived way back in the woods away from his people…and we promised you WE👏🏻ARE👏🏻ON IT👏🏻. Right? We honored our promise to you and to Brownie.
Yesterday Brownie received a HOWS doghouse 🏠 (built by Nancy) as well as a new 10 x 20 shaded enclosure CLOSE TO HIS PEOPLE. Yasssssss! 🎉🥳 He also received flea/tick treatment, no tip water bucket, a poop scoop, treats, toys and lots of love! ❤️ We found out that Brownie is old guy…too old to be neutered. In fact, he’s the last remaining dog of his litter. This dear fellow will live out his remaining days close to those he loves and those who love him. 🥰
Thank you to those who donated to make this happen. HOWS, Brownie & Brownie’s people ❤️ you. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you so much for taking such great care of Brownie! ❤
You all are the BEST 🐕💜
You guys rocked that out FAST! He is so deserving - I know his person must be so happy as well. Outstanding work!
The Angel Team!
Great job everyone
You guys are awesome! Thank you.
Wow.... thank you all for making Brownie's life better. Such a handsome sweetheart. 🙏💙🐾
U all did a beautiful job for Sweet Brownie!! Can't imagine how lonely his whole life has been for him!! God bless you all for making his last years so much more bearable!! It must feel like a miracle to him & I so hope Brownie gets regular attention from his family being in way closer proximity to them!!
Jaleen Tocco, Theresa Tocco, Darlene Hinton and. Janine Kaestner volunteered at Friday After Fives at the beer cart. We had beautiful weather ☀️ and great music….along with some ice cube fights 🧊 between carts 😂 (see video in the comments….heehee) Thank you Ting Pavilion for having us this season! We look forward to the next season of fun!
Then on Saturday we celebrated Animal Connections 20th Anniversary with a mini Dog Fest! A few nonprofits came to spread the word and have some fun. We meet many adorable doggies 🐕🐩🐕🦺🦮 - cute customers and cute adoptable/fostering pups! We couldn’t stop smiling 😃 and laughing 😂 with them! Thank you Animal Connection and Patti for having us!! And thank you Andrea, Michelle Smith and Janine for standing in the sun all day and spreading the HOWS word to Cville! ... See MoreSee Less