Love Train adoption day
Thanks to successful intake prevention programs and community support for adoption, along with grants and wonderful donors, HSHV is able to transport animals -- often puppies! -- from struggling rescues and shelters with high euthanasia rates to HSHV via the Love Train.
Who's aboard the Love Train?
Often, puppies are on the Love Train! And sometimes young adult dogs and even cats. Small breed dogs are common, too. We try to post a selection of the animals who will be onboard on our Facebook page, and if you'd like to see more, sign up for Love Train email notifications! Fortunately, most of the animals are adopted very quickly so they seldom get a chance to hit our website!
When should I get there, and what should I expect?
You may have heard... Love Train puppies are lucky puppies and often adopted quickly! Sometimes, on Love Train days, there's a line of loving adopters waiting even before we open! If you're here before when we open at 11, please "Take a Number" from the stand outside (it will be out between 7:30-8:00 am) and return to the shelter at 11, when we open. We'd also suggest you have your adoption application already completed, as we're first-come, first-approved, first-adopted. You'll turn your application in to us to get a pass to visit the animals. For the best adoption experience for you and the animals, we'll limit the number of people visiting at any one time, and will admit people based on those Take-a-Numbers.
How much does it cost to adopt a Love Train animal?
When our animals go home, they've received an initial health check and have been:
Every adoption also comes with:
Adoption fees not only cover the above services, but also offset the cost of caring for the animals prior to being adopted, and help offset transportation costs. Thank you for your adoption fee!
Are there more dates?
Please see hshv.org/lovetrain for more upcoming Love Train transport dates. (Please note: The schedule is always subject to change.)