News and Events
Please continue to check our calendar as we continue to add events! Thank you!
Sunday, September 16 â€“ Sunday, September 23. Join us as we raise awareness for
AHHS and the animals we care for on a daily basis. A variety of events will be held around town.
Sunday, September 16th. â€śCreating a Humane Communityâ€ť Appreciation Day. 12-4 p.m. at AHHS Pole Barn and Parking Lot.
Join us for our Awareness Week Kick-Off Event where you will have the chance to meet and
learn more about many other service organizations in the community that are helping to create
a Humane Community for people and animals.
Monday, September 17th. Ivy Tech Adopt-a-Thon. Visit with adoptable pets from Almost Home on Monday September 17 between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at Ivy Tech's Lafayette campus. Our adoption RV will be at Ivy Tech to raise student awareness about homeless pets and hopefully find a few forever homes as well.
Tuesday, September 18th. Accessorize to Save Lives Jewelry Party. 7 p.m. at AHHS.
Premier Designs Jewelry will be showcased and available for purchase to benefit AHHS.
Wednesay, September 19th. Dine at Pucciniâ€™s Day/Night. All-day dine at Pucciniâ€™s. Mention AHHS and/or present a flyer about the event and a portion of your check will be donated to AHHS.
Thursday, September 20th. Do you enjoy wine and gourmet food? Our annual wine dinner catered by Sovereign Catering will be held at the Lahr Atrium on September 20.
Beginning at 6:30, guests will enjoy multiple courses of gourmet food paired with a wine. The cost is $30 per person and RSVP's are due by September 17. To RSVP please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, September 21st. Paw Crawl. Downtown Lafayette.
7 p.m. Chumleyâ€™s
8 p.m. Sgt. Prestonâ€™s
9 p.m. The Vault
10 p.m. Knickerbocker Saloon After Party
Saturday, September 22nd. Christy Marks of McGreevy Marks Photography will be at Almost Home to create fantastic memories for your family. Photo sessions are $25 and can include any combination of your human and furry family members. AHHS will be scheduling appointments every 15 minutes between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. This is the perfect opportunity to create beautiful, lasting memories and also benefit the homeless pets of AHHS.
Sunday, September 23rd. AHHS will host a low-cost vaccine and microchip clinic from 12-4. For only $30 your pet may receive vaccinations and an exam by a local veterinarian. Almost Home will also be offering $10 microchips. This fee includes registration of your microchip and is a great, inexpensive way to ensure that your pet has a permanent form of identification. Microchips are the most effective way to guarantee that your lost pet will be returned to you if lost.
Saturday, August 25th
Registration from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Linwood Tavern
First bike out at 12 p.m.
Bikers return to Linwood Tavern by 4:30 p.m.
$10 per person
Dinner provided by The Outpost
Entertainment by Crickwater Productions
Rain or Shine
For more information contact Lisa Smith at email@example.com
All proceeds benefit the Almost Home Humane Society.
Saturday, July 28th, 2012
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Almost Home Humane Society grounds
Luau photos for pets and humans, games, costume contest, Jimmy Buffet music, food and beverages, fun for the whole family!
AHHS Alumni and families welcome!
Microchipping available for $15!
Luau adoption specials! July 28th only!
$15 cat/kitten adoptions
$50 dog/puppy adoptions
Since her adoption in December, Lilac has had a whirlwind six months of accomplishments. Lilac is a 5 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix. She came to Almost Home as a stray in January of 2010 and spent almost one year as a resident of the shelter. Lilac not only found a forever home, she found a family that has spent many hours training her for agility, Dog Scouts of America, and most recently her therapy dog certification.
Bully Breeds such as Staffordshire Bull Terriers are subject to a bad reputation, but Lilac is proof that stereotypes are meant to be broken. As a Certified Therapy Dog, Lilac will be able to visit both schools and nursing homes. She will be able to provide positive support for residents and also educate school children about the benefits of adoption and dispel stereotypes about her breed.
Lilac has not just been busy becoming a therapy dog; she has also been working on receiving her packing certification through the Dog Scouts of America. DSA is a nationwide group that is dedicated to enriching their lives and the lives of others with dogs. It focuses on activities that allow owners to teach their dogs new skills and spend quality time with their pets. She is also starting classes for agility and has earned her â€śRally Noviceâ€ť title in Rally Obedience.
Lilac is truly an adoption success story and an example that even dogs that have spent a significant amount of time in a shelter will still make a wonderful pet. To learn more about adoption or to visit with all of the homeless pets looking for that perfect forever home, visit Almost Home Humane Society at 1705 South Second Street in Lafayette.
"Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms."– George Eliot
"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals."– Immanuel Kant
"A kitten is the rosebud in the garden of the animal kingdom."– Robert Southey
"My little old dog; A heartbeat at my feet."– Edith Wharton
"I love cats because I love my home and after awhile they become its visible soul."– Jean Cocteau
"It is impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens."– Cynthia E. Varnado
"Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to."– Joe Gores
"Even overweight, cats instinctively know the cardinal rule: when fat arrange yourself in slim poses."– John Weitz
"A dog wags its tail with its heart."– Martin Buxbaum