Did you know you could write your will and create other important estate planning documents in less than 20 minutes? Using our partnership with Freewill, this service is free for you. At the same time, you could designate HSNT as a beneficiary to help sustain our mission for generations. Click here to learn more.
-Susan Gulig, President
Out of an abundance of caution, the intake of dogs at the Lancaster Avenue location is temporarily closed to prevent the possible spread of canine influenza in our shelter. In addition, dog adoptions from the Saxe-Forte (Fort Worth) location are also temporarily closed.
I adopted Emerson, a 9-year old Shih-Tzu. I had honestly always purchased dogs from breeders. I ended up going through a tragic loss of my two dogs a few months before and was devastated. I made a couple foster attempts, but just did not match with either dog. I was heartbroken and lonely. I have had a dog in my life since the day I was born and wanted more than anything to fill the void in my heart.
I saw Emerson on HSNT’s website and fell in love with his cute face. The next day, I went to meet him. He was not the friendliest dog, but I still adored him and I decided to adopt
him. Emerson came home and everything was going smoothly until about a week in, he had some attitude issues that made me extremely wary. I decided to continue working with him am beyond glad I did. This “little bean”, as I call him, has brought me so much joy, as well as many irritating moments, but I would not change it for the world. We share a life that has been built on trust, friendship, training (for both of us) and absolute unconditional love. He has certainly taught me patience. In the excitement of adopting a new pet, we sometimes forget that their entire life may have been up-ended, I know I did. In less than 24-hours, this dog was taken from the home he had known his entire life, to a shelter with a bunch of other dogs that bark and carry on, he needed to be neutered still, so he underwent surgery, was then adopted and brought into a new home, a
completely foreign environment with a complete stranger and new rules. But, 7-months later, here we are and I love him more than I can express. I am beyond blessed to have him in my life, even on the days he still makes me crazy. He is my best
friend and I hope that many others can find the joy in adopting a shelter pet, just remember, it takes love, time and most importantly, patience.