December 20th, 2019
Almost Home Humane Society celebrates its 80th Anniversary!Read More
October 5th, 2018
We usually ask for help with one specific pet in need. We are always humbled by the outpouring of support to help us heal an injured pet in need and get them on the road to a forever home. Today, we need your help because we are overwhelmed.Read More
September 26th, 2018
When someone hears that I work for the Humane Society, two images seem to come to mind when they envision what the job entails. It varies from a day filled playing with puppies and kittens, to a sad vision of abandoned pets with a Sarah Mclachlan song playing in the background. What is it really like? Today, AHHS staff are working to care for 298 pets that are all in our building and foster parents are caring for an additional 154 pets.
Our everyday at Almost Home is BUSY with a constant flow of new pets this time of year. In the past week, we’ve greeted 56 new pets at Almost Home. Yester...Read More
September 20th, 2018
515. That is how many kittens 3 months or younger have entered Almost Home since the beginning of this year’s “kitten season” in February. Of the 515 kittens we’ve received, the vast majority have been less than 2 months old and required foster care (497 pets have been placed into foster care this year, mostly kittens). What does this huge number mean? We need your help!Read More
August 24th, 2018
Last Saturday Almost Home participated in Clear the Shelters for the third year. Clear the Shelters is a nationwide adoption event. Thanks to Clear the Shelters, 107 pets (dogs, cats, rabbits, rats and guinea pigs) from Almost Home and more than 92,000 pets across the country found homes on Saturday!Read More
August 15th, 2018
Going off to college is an incredibly exciting experience. A new city, new school, friends, food, a new life…
Once you’ve been in college for a while you develop a whole new friend group different from the one in your life before college. When looking at your life you may notice that not having a pet to come home to is a large hole that you would like filled.
Before making the choice to adopt a new pet, you should consider your lifestyle. You need to carve time from your day to interact with your new pet. While you are also taking classes, extracurriculars, dating, working, and not sleeping en...Read More
August 11th, 2018
Have you ever thought “I wish I could adopt them all?” Almost Home has the solution for all of you with a heart bigger than space in your home. By “Pawing it Forward” you can help another family adopt a pet and feel like you really can save them all. Pawing it forward lets you pay the adoption fee for an adoptable pet, allowing another family to adopt free of charge or choose to continue the goodwill and paw it forward for another animal at the time of adoption. How does this help? AHHS must raise 70% of the funds it needs to care for the pets that need our help each year. This is an every day...Read More
July 25th, 2018
What would you do if your pet went missing tomorrow? I know that for a lot of us, we think that it would never happen to us because we’re good pet owners. Unfortunately, lost pets can happen to anyone and it’s important to be prepared for when it happens.
In 2017 Almost Home received 2,156 stray pets. Of those pets brought in stray, only 30% were returned to their owner (58% of dogs and 6% of cats). Why aren’t most of these pets returned to their families? They are returned fastest when they’re wearing proper identification because with a microchip or tag with correct information, we can...Read More
July 21st, 2018
Almost Home’s slogan is “Adopt a Friend. Save a Life.” and we whole-heartedly dedicate ourselves to completing families through pet adoption. But adoption isn’t the entirety of what we do here at AHHS. We also dedicate ourselves to keeping pets with their families and we have several programs that help us achieve this goal.
The largest program we operate with the goal of helping families and pets stay together is our pet food pantry. We never want a pet to go hungry, nor do we want a temporary inability to provide for a pet to be the reason a pet is surrendered. Last year our pet food pantr...Read More
July 16th, 2018
Since January of 2017, we have helped more than 2,000 pets find forever homes. We interact with so many pets inside Almost Home Humane Society, but once they leave our doors their new life begins.Read More