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Available Dogs

HSCI always has a variety of dogs looking for their forever home: big, small, mixed breed, purebred. Our pets are vetted and handled regularly by staff and volunteers so they are healthy and socialized!

We update this page often as new dogs come in and others go home. Not all available dogs are included on our website so we encourage you to visit the Pet Adoption Center in person!  Adoption application process details are included on our Adoption Information page. To see photos of pets that have found new homes, visit the Galleries of Adopted Pets.

Cannot adopt any pets at this time?  Consider helping a pet with a Pet Sponsorship!

Featured Dog!

Clover is a 6 year female Puggle mix. She is a talkative girl who gets so excited to see people and to have interaction. Going on walks and playing outside are her two favorite things, with treats easily coming in close second. Clover is energetic and likes to investigate anything and everything. She is very smart and often times looks to people to learn new commands or to give her something to focus on. Clover is looking for her forever home and hoping you will come meet with her today!

Clover has been sponsored by one more gracious anonymous sponsor! 

Clover has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor!  My rescue dogs, Max and Oscar, want you to adopt me! 

Clover has been sponsored by the Crumbaughs. In Memory of Haley and Sadie. 


Vicki is a 1½ year old female Pitbull/Bassett mix. She really is something to see. She has the cutest face with adorable stubby short legs. Vicki was found wandering and seems that her owners did not teach her anything before letting her go. Vicki is a sweet girl who wants to learn she just needs to be taught proper manners. Vicky is a wiggle butt who loves to sit on your lap and roll over to have her belly scratched. She will need an owner who understands proper exercise daily is important. Vicki is looking for her forever home and hopes you come visit with her.

Sponsor Vicki


Rizzo is an almost 2 year old Black Lab male. Rizzo is a complete spaz. If you are looking for an energetic, entertaining, fun-loving dog then look no further. Rizzo needs to learn his manners and learn how to walk on a leash properly. He needs consistency and someone who will take time to burn off his energy daily, through walks and or having a big yard to play in, or farm to run on. Rizzo is still very young and very eager to please. He seems to be very intelligent and wants to learn. He looks to his owner to give him praise and attention. He wants to know he is being a good boy. Rizzo has a ton of kisses to give and seems to like other dogs and children.

Rizzo has been sponsored by Carol Richardson! 


Missy is a 4 year old Pit mix. Miss is spunky and will wag her tail with such excitement with anyone and everyone she meets. She gets so worked up and excited she will actually whine for your attention. Missy was never taught to not jump up on you, so we are hoping her forever home understands this and works with her on this. Missy is a beautiful sweet girl who is so submissive. If you just give her 5 minutes to get her excitement out and after all her kisses stop, she will sit next to you and roll over. She is just the cutes girl ever. Missy loves anyone and everyone she meets. She is good with other dogs and has been around kids. She is very well behaved other than jumping on you to greet you. She knows her basic commands and even a few cute tricks as well.

Missy has been sponsored by Judith A. Webster!  In memory of my own little "Missy", my Mischief. 


Alice is a 4 year old female Chihuahua. This little girl is all sass. She loves to talk when you walk away until she gets your attention. She loves to jump in your lap and be carried around like a little princess. She is the type of dog that will cuddle up next to you all day long. A warm blanket and cozy bed and this little girl is content. Alice is a small Chihuahua, and with that comes the typical small dog personality, which means she does get scared if you approach her to fast. She also is scared of new people she does not know and can get mouthy. We are looking for a forever home that understands Alice gets scared around too many fast movements and does not feel safe. We are asking that she goes to a home with no kids. Alice is looking for a quiet home and if she gets that she really is the cutest, sweetest dog ever.

Alice has been sponsored by Rob Milcik! 

Alice has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor! 


Toby is a 1 year old male Pomeranian. Toby is a spunky little guy with a thousand kisses to give. He is so care free and adorable. He is very quiet and doesn't seem bothered by other dogs in fact he seems to be a bit scared and keeps to himself with all the big dogs. Toby wants to be held and spoiled and gets a little nervous with loud or sudden noises or movements. Toby is such a great tempermented dog that I think he will do good with just about any family.


Mojo is a fantastic boy with a lot of intelligence. He is a 3 year old Springer/Malmute mix we think. Mojo came in with his mother Molly. Mojo is a bit of a talker and lets you know when he wants attention. Mojo was not worked with in his previous home and he will need to have an owner who understands consistency, just like you would with a puppy, is very important to help Mojo learn and understand potty training. Mojo is active and playful. He will need a home that will allow him to burn off energy and focus on tasks. He likes to have things to do or he gets bored, which will lead to chewing or anxiety in these types of dogs. Mojo will make a fantastic loyal companion for someone who is willing to put the time in to teach him his manners and help him understand rights from wrongs. Mojo is adorable and a bit goofy.


Yadi is a 6 year old Jack Russell Terrier. Anyone who knows a Jack Russell will know they love to chase small animals, dig, and lead with their noses. They are very active dogs who need a lot of exercise and this is exactly how Yadi is. He loves to play with any type of squeaky toy, he will play for long periods of time and want you to play fetch. He will not do good in a house with any small animals or cats. Yadi, due to his activity level will also do best in a home with no children under 10 years of age. Yadi is a smart boy who loves any and all attention. He is dog selective, so he needs to be the only dog in a home. Yadi really is a good boy, he just needs to burn off energy first and then he calms down and lays next to you.

In honor of Trenton Anderson's 1st Birthday! 

Yadi has been sponsored by Dave and Jo Ann!  Remembering Lilly, Tink, and Az. 

Yadi has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor! 


Trevor is a 3 year old Hound/Terrier mix male. Trevor is a very submissive dog who is a big baby. He wines when he gets scared or wants your attention. Trevor is a very excitable dog that needs an owner who knows how to burn his energy off and or give him lots of land to run on. He really likes to be outside best and loves to play. Trevor will sit beside you and beg for your attention. Once he gets it he calms down and stops whining. He really is something else. Trevor has a hard time focusing on one thing and loves anything and everything. We got Trevor from another shelter that had him for some time and we are truly hoping by taking him in he will get more looks an attention and finally find the forever home he deserves.

Trevor has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor! 


Lizzy is a 2 year old female Lab mix. Lizzy is a very smart girl who will outsmart you if you are not careful. She can crawl out of her kennel so she will need to be on leash and proper supervision. Lizzy is very intelligent and wants to learn proper manners she just has not had a forever owner to work with her. Lizzy loves belly scratches and lounging by your feet. When you get Lizzy outside she has a ton of energy and she wants to play for hours. Lizzy is very easily excited and she is excited about finding her forever home.

Lizzy has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor! 

Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown is a 3 year old Boxer/Hound mix that we pulled from Tazewell Animal Control. Charlie is an attention seeker. He will talk until he gets your attention or until you play with him. Charlie loves to go outside and on his daily walks. Charlie seems to do great with bigger dogs but can be a bit reactive when small dogs walk past him. Charlie is well mannered and knows how to "Sit" and "Lay Down." If you are looking for a dog to complete your family please come meet Charlie.

Charlie Brown has been sponsored by Carole Miller! 


Maddie is an almost 3 year old female Pitbull. She is our adorably cute chunker butt. She is so sweet and loves nothing but your attention. She seems to do best with adults or children over the age of 10. She just gets very excited and cant calm down with a lot of commotion and younger children. She can be selective of certain dogs, we think it is the smaller ones. For this reason we are saying she needs to be in a home with no cats or smaller animals, including dogs. Maddie came in to the shelter 10 pounds overweight so she is on a restricted diet until she is at a weight that is right for her body structure and that the vet is happy with. Maddie loves to give kisses and loves to go on her daily walks.

Maddie has been sponsored by Tony Ragusa!  In memory of Eddy. 



Colonel has been our shelter dog for the past year and a half. He came in with his brother almost two years ago and his brother was quickly adopted out heart worm negative, but poor Mr. Colonel upon being tested was positive. We treated Colonel as usual, with the four month treatment and retested. Again his test came up positive. Two rounds of treatment is not unusual, so we took on another four months with him and his very long treatment to await the next retest. For those of you who are not familiar with treating heart worm, this time is very inactive for the dog. They are kept very calm for four months of time while they are going through treatment. They can go on small short walks only, just in case there are any issues that arise it can become very dangerous for the dog to be crazy active and wound up. So Colonel, during these eight months, had gained a little weight and is now a chubby butt. A cute chubby butt, but still he could lose a pound or two once he gets into a good forever home. Colonel, during this time at the shelter, has shown absolutely no problems with this heart worm treatment and has shown no signs that he has heart worm.

Colonel is such a sweet boy who loves to go on walks and who loves to lay with his stuffed animals. Colonel can be selective of other dogs and cannot go into a home with cats, but other than this he has been a wonderful and fantastic boy. The time for testing came and we retested Colonel again coming back positive. This time we were at a loss. The treatment box and paperwork says you don't ever have to treat more than twice. So we called the company and sent blood in and they were at a loss also. They said they cannot recommend we do another round of treatment as they have never run into this problem. Upon researching online we discovered this can happen but it is so rare that one probably will never come across a case like this. However we have a case like that and we had to make a decision as to what we do from there. We gave it a little time and consulted many vets and decided we would treat one more time and pray that this would be the time to clear him. Four more months later, Colonel was just retested at the end of October and is still showing heart worm positive. We have decided after sending his blood off to be tested more extensively that we are making him available for adoption as he has shown no bad signs and has no other health issues.

Colonel is a great boy and will make a family very proud. He has been at the shelter for way too long and he deserves a normal life. We are telling his adopter that it is imperative to keep him on a monthly heartguard, as you would any other dog, to be safe and sure that you are still treating. From what we read online, by keeping him on a monthly heartgaurd over time, it can kill and cure the only heart worm female that he still has in his blood. We just do not know for sure if he will ever be fully cured. This does not hinder him and does not cause other issues, in fact he seems like a very healthy boy. Colonel loves to lead with his nose as he is a Beagle, and he loves to talk and sing. In fact he usually gets the other dogs at the shelter to sing with him. It is quite cute to hear. If you are looking for a great dog with a cuddly personality who wants to lounge the day away and who will keep your feet warm at night, laying at the end of the bed with you, then please come in today and meet with Colonel.

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