Our Main Shelter (including the Adoption Center and Front Office) will be closed Saturday, 9/30, for Bark & Wine! The Wildlife Center and Thrift Store will be open their regular hours.

May 16, 2023

Foster Tails 2023: Bean


Bean found a happy new beginning with her loving foster parent.

Beanie had an injury to her left front leg possibly requiring amputation and needed a foster to provide rest, pain management, and feeding since she was not eating well. I decided to become her foster mom. I thought adoption was a possible outcome, but had concerns about my cat’s acceptance of a new member to the family.

Beanie thrived in the home environment, and her leg injury improved. We became very close. She is so sweet and cuddly. Beanie lets me hold her and cuddle her whenever and for however long I want to. She fills an empty spot I didn’t even realize I had. She and my cat co-exist, so adoption became a very real option.

This is considered a “foster fail” because it doesn’t follow the planned progression of foster care provided to potential pets with special circumstances. But for me, it has been a foster success. The final goal was met: Beanie got her home!

Shared by volunteer foster Connie Lueck

Read Family Tails 2023

Next Story

Sep 7th, 2023

Supporting Our Community Together

Your incredible support provides that extra help needed to keep families together.

Full Story

Next Story

Sep 5th, 2023

Clear The Shelters Helps Pets Find New Homes

DCHS helps more pets find loving homes in August, besting other recent months by a wide margin, thanks to the Clear The Shelters adoption event.

Full Story

Next Story

Aug 28th, 2023

An Ode to Crows

Enjoy an ode to crows, learn about theses interesting birds, and read a rehabilitation story from DCHS's Wildlife Program Manager.

Full Story

Next Story

Aug 1st, 2023

DCHS Hosts Clear The Shelters 2023

DCHS holds month-long adoption promotion to help more pets find loving homes during Clear The Shelters 2023.

Full Story

Next Story

Jul 31st, 2023

New Beginnings for Senior Dogs

Thanks to a generous grant award from The Grey Muzzle Organization, DCHS could provide necessary dental care to senior dog Barbie.

Full Story

Next Story

Jul 17th, 2023

It's Raining Woodpeckers!

Over 1,000 animals have already been admitted to DCHS’s Wildlife Center for rehabilitation in the first half of 2023. What species of songbird are we seeing the most? Woodpeckers!

Full Story