VIP Nite: Friday, June 22 - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Ruff Ride: Friday, June 23 - 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  
Harley Davidson of Indianapolis
12400 Reynolds Drive
Fishers, IN
Calling BOTH Ruff Riders AND Non-riders! 
Those attending the inaugural
VIP Nite will be among some some of the first to receive
an all access pass to the new,  state-of-the-art 

The evening includes:
*Complimentary wine and beer
*Appetizers from Sullivan's Steakhouse
*Meet & greet with Pets Healing Vets veterans
 and their emotional support dogs
*Adoptable dogs

A performance by the men in black (and white) ... 

through Hamilton County that benefits our Pets Healing Vets Program. The program pairs emotional support animals with Hoosier Veterans suffering from PTSD/ TBI, and it is facilitated & fully funded by HSHC. 
Your ride includes:
*Event T-Shirt
*After-party including vendors, live music by Groovesmash, beverages & dessert

Registration & Lunch: 11:00-1PM
Kick Stands Up:  1PM
After Party:  2:30PM

Tickets available at a discount through Thursday.
Walk-ins Welcome!


VIP Nite:  $45/person
($55 at the door if tickets are available)

Ruff Ride: $40/person
($45/person for walk-ups day of ride)

COMBO - VIP Nite & Ruff Ride: $60/person

Presented By:
Community Sponsors:

Upcoming Events
Paws for a Cause 5K Series is returning to Fishers on  Saturday, July 28, with the start and finish at Four Day Ray. This family (& canine) friendly event is sponsored by
Vodka for Dog People Program which supports no-kill shelters across the U.S.  We're so proud they've chosen the Humane Society for Hamilton County to support.

Here's the scoop:

Who:   Anyone who wants to competitively run, or leisurely walk...along with your dog!
What:   Paws for a Cause 5K benefiting the Humane Society for Hamilton County
When:   Saturday, July 28
Where: Four Day Ray in Fishers
Why:    To support HSHC ( and for all the AMAZING SWAG that comes with this race!)
Time:    Registration opens at  8:00 AM/ Race starts at  9:30 AM

Registration Fees:
General Registration (now - 7/14/2018): $37
Late Registration (7/15/2018 - 7/27/2018): $42
Race Day Registration (7/28/2018): $45


And, the post race after-party starts immediately following the race in the beautiful outdoor seating area at Four Day Ray.  We'll be there with our friends at Citizens State Bank plus adoptable dogs, music, and a percentage of your dining/drink proceeds will be donated to HSHC! 

Not that we're competitive or anything, but Hamilton County's 5K had the largest number of participants for any race in the series last year.   We hope you'll come out again so our friends at Tito's Vodka for Dog People know no county, or city, supports their animals more than we do! 

With gratitude,
Rebecca Stevens
President and CEO

Tails From Home
Tails from Home
Homie's Perfect Home
"We adopted Homie almost 3 months ago.  When we met him in the play yard he was so chill - the perfect addition!

Homie has eaten some shoes, refuses to be confined by a crate, and sometimes rearranges the couch cushions,  but otherwise he's been a complete and absolute joy! He loves everyone he meets. He regularly visits my husband's grandmother in her memory care facility.  He recently graduated from obedience class.  He's the perfect "food and drinks on the patio" dog.  He had his first doggie ice cream cone this week and ate it like a total gentleman! He was a rockstar at Parade-a-Bull and Mutt Strut. He's an off-leash superstar when we go to the park. 

My favorite Homie story just happened this week waiting in line for ice cream.  A young college girl spent several minutes getting all the love Homie could offer.  Then she said, "I've just had the worst day and he's making me feel so happy right now!"  And doesn't that pretty much sum up life with dogs!?!?"

- Freedom & Robb

We want to hear your happy adoption tails. 
Paws of the Month
Meet Trooper
Maybe you've heard of him. This 11-year-old hound dog is a world-renowned wilderness explorer, next to the likes of Lewis & Clark. He's discovered hidden caves and scaled tall mountains in search of the mystical and rare dog treat. 

Trooper's perfect home? One with wide open spaces fit for exploration and a comfy couch to rest his tired legs. During his travels, he's had many encounters with felines, and has decided to avoid them at all costs.
He's open to exploring the world with other dogs, he just wants to meet them first to review resumes and test wilderness skills. 
Stop this hound dog from cryin' all the time. Come in and take this handsome hound home today! 

Meet Gummy Bear
What has four legs, beautiful eyes, and no teeth? Gummy Bear! This 9-year-old snuggle-bug is missing all of his teeth, but he doesn't let that curb his appetite!

Gummy Bear LOVES food - in fact, he's a major food critic in the cat world, specializing in soft and wet cat food. He occasionally dabbles in treat reviews, but is most known for his prolific meows on Fancy Feast.

We have to remember to give our senior pets love, and Gummy Bear has lots of love to give in return.

Stop by the shelter today and give this Gummy Bear some love and a forever home.
Special Recognition
Volunteer of the Month - May
Nancy Roberts
Nancy has been a volunteer with HSHC since January of 2015 and has logged over 1800 hours of service.  She comes in 3 days a week to walk dogs and she doesn't hesitate to take some of the toughest dogs to handle.  She also does many of the daycare transports each week.  She will sign up to transport on the days she knows she will be here to walk but then if there are openings that don't get filled, she will take them.  She also has done in-state and out-of-state dog transports for us.
When asked why she volunteers, Nancy said, "I first got the idea to be a volunteer when I saw a promo on the news that said HSHC needed people to walk dogs. Being retired and a lifelong lover of dogs and cats, I decided that it was something I would like to try. I finally made it through to Trudy's dog walker class, then shadowing with her, and I was hooked. I've learned a lot and met lots of super people while spending time with so many beautiful dogs. The pups keep me both in the present and looking to the future with optimism."
Your commitment makes our present brighter too, Nancy. Thank you! 
Volunteer of the Month - June
Ric Berry
Ric has been a dedicated HSHC volunteer since February 2016 and has logged over 1,040 service hours.   Ric  is one of HSHC's Lobby Greeters and also does Dog Feeding.  He always has a smile on his face and is pleasant to staff, fellow volunteers, and customers.  

"There are many reasons I love volunteering at HSHC. I love what our mission is for all the animals. I love how dedicated and caring the staff and other volunteers are. As a lobby greeter I love talking to prospective adopters and helping them with their questions.  The thing I love most is feeding, talking and loving on the dogs. It fills my heart just knowing that sooner or later the right person will walk through our doors and adopt every one of them." 
You fill OUR hearts, Ric. Thank you for all you do.
Interested in Volunteering? 

Employee of the Month - May
Carrol Moore
Carrol  has been instrumental in getting of our sick, injured, pregnant, and nursing babies into the perfect foster homes. She has focused on growing our department in the year she has been our Foster Coordinator. 
All our fosters parents love her and our animals are even happier that she works so hard to ensure their needs are met!   
We're so lucky and proud to have you on our team, Carrol.  
Employees of the Month - June
Jessica Schillinger & Kelly Bednar
Ladies & gentlemen, we have a TIE!  
Jessi and Kelly are intake coordinators and work together during the second half of the week. They are both always willing to step up to help other departments without being asked. to make certain the day goes smoothly for everyone at the shelter. Although they are on the medical team, you may see them helping in kennel, laundry, dishes or cattery. They both truly embrace our culture of 'whatever it takes'. Your team work makes the dream work, ladies!  
Congratulations and many thanks to you both.