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Update on Finnegan (aka Jedd)

Posted on April 18th, 2018

I just wanted to give an update on Finnegan (formerly known as Jedd). He’s settled in well to life with his big brother Romeo (who I adopted from HHS several years ago) and has been showing quite a lot of personality. He’s a little troublemaker and likes to explore places he shouldn’t, like the counter and stovetop, and is Mr. Curiosity all the time. But I have found that he doesn’t mind getting put into a halter and going outside. He loves to play with his brother and all the toys he can find or anything that he can make into a toy. Nothing left on a table is safe! He’s also a little snuggle-bug and likes to lie across my neck and purr like crazy! Some days I wonder what I got myself into but he keeps me laughing Read Full Post


Lilly Loves Her New Family!

Posted on March 21st, 2018

Lilly came into our lives on the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving in November 2017. My wife has a slight fear of dogs. My youngest daughter has a big fear of big dogs. My oldest daughter loves dogs and always wants to pet dogs that people are walking past our house. My wife took the girls to the HHS to pet kitties and cats, and to also check out the dogs. When HHS introduced Lilly, who was considered a senior pet, to my wife and daughters, they fell in love. They took a picture of her and text it to me. Later that day, when I was home from work, my wife suggested we go and visit Lilly so I could get to know her. I grew up with a house dog so I was all for it. Within the hour of visiting, we had a new dog, Lilly, to bring home. They told us that Lilly was a little hesitant around children, and at first that may have been the case. Now, after four months with Lilly, she is happy to have her belly rubbed or be taken for a walk by the girls. My wife enjoys interacting with the dog. Lilly likes to lay with whomever is on the couch, she likes to go for walks with whoever will take her, and she gets very excited for treats! She is a proper little lady as she rarely barks, whether she is inside or outside. Basically, she just doesn’t bark. She likes to play but never is out of control. She pays no attention to the cat that we have in the house and the cat doesn’t pay much attention to Lilly. She has been a great addition to our house and she has been a great first dog for my wife and two daughters. We are thankful that the Yankton HHS was able to connect us with such an awesome dog! Read Full Post


Mickey is doing great!

Posted on January 29th, 2018

Hello!  I was on your website just now and I found the blog of all the stories. I didn't know how to write one so I thought I'd e-mail an update on our beautiful puppy Dana. We met Mickey in September and fell in love instantly. When we got… Read Full Post


Mara loves her new family!

Posted on January 25th, 2018

When Mara came to our home, we were very excited to invite this beautiful lady into our lives.  She came to us with a list of bad behaviors so we were preparing ourselves for a lot of her anxiety and the use of gentle correcting.  We did have some… Read Full Post


An update from Arizona :)

Posted on December 2nd, 2017

Hi Heartland Humane Society, I got a call from your office the other day and it reminded me to send more pictures. My name is Katherine Ditter and I adopted Arizona at the beginning of August. I have since renamed her Luna and oh boy do I love her… Read Full Post


Maggie is doing great!

Posted on September 21st, 2017

Wanted to share an update about Miss Maggie... she has completed the missing piece to our family... We found a big S stamped on her forehead for "Spoiled" but we wouldn't have it any other way... Maggie still loves to play ball and we have our… Read Full Post


Arizona is loving life!

Posted on August 25th, 2017

Hello Heartland Humane Society!!! So we've made it through our first full day at my apartment in Lincoln and I have to tell you when we got home after our drive yesterday I took her out of her kennel and sat her on my floor and started tearing up… Read Full Post


Callie is doing Great!

Posted on August 19th, 2017

Hi there!  Callie has been adjusting to a new home and new friend with ease! We have changed her name to Vitani or Tani for short. Meka is getting used to her and both are big cuddle bugs so I have hopes to see them cuddling when I come home… Read Full Post


Luna fka Katrina loves her new life!

Posted on August 16th, 2017

I adopted katrina over a week ago, and I named her Luna. I wanted to share some photos of her as she has adjusted to living with me! We are getting along great, and as you may notice, she loves nap time. Read Full Post


Oso has a loving family now :)

Posted on August 12th, 2017

Hello there! Oso is very gentle and sweet with Leiana and she absolutely loves him. He walks great on leash, loves to play with other dogs at the dog park, and he does well with our cat as well. He still struggles with some anxiety, especially… Read Full Post



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