Pet of The Week

7/26/21 - Gizmo & Delores


Gizmo is 2-years-old and is a favorite at the shelter! He presses his paw against his window every morning until staff high-five him! He is the cuddliest, most social young man. He makes the cutest chirping noises too! Gizmo has been waiting for a home since May, and we can't understand why.


Learn more about him and apply to adopt on the HSSJC website: 





Delores was picked up by the police while she was out running about on her own and brought to the shelter to be safe and so her family could find her. Her stray hold came and went and she was never reclaimed, so after a spay surgery and exam by the vet, she's now available for adoption! Because she was stray, we don't know much about her past, but we do know that she's a high-energy girl, despite being an adult. She's a sweet, easy-going dog that gets along with everyone at the shelter and is looking for a new home to call her forever. Come visit Delores and be sure to fill out an adoption application at Call 574-848-4225 or email to find out more!

Reduced adoption fees for the month of July

– Cats $20 (normally $80) and Dogs $75 (normally $170)

7/19/21 - Albert


Meet Albert, he is a 5-1/2 year old Terrier mix that will need to be your one and only.


Thoughts from Albert…”Oof. The binge watching and snacks, ‘am-i-right’? Sometimes you put on a pound or ten. Sometimes you get a little lost down a county road. Sometimes you just need someone to give you a second chance and a home where you can be your chunky self. I'm a big lover that is looking for a comfortable couch where I can crash. (When I'm on the couch I can reach your face to give you kisses.) I'm a little TOO interested in cats and can't be placed in a home with them, unfortunately. I can be a little dominant with other dogs and prefer my friends to be a bit more on the submissive side. If you think I'd be a good match for your home, fill out an application! I'd love to spend the next TV series binge session surrounded by friends that love me.”


Learn more about Albert and other adoption animals…..and fill out applications online at


Please help spread the word! Elkhart Humane Society is overflowing with cats and dogs looking for homes! So they're having a July adoption special!

Cats (Normally $80 fee) - $20 and Dogs (Normally $170 fee) - $75

7/12/21 - Calypso & Lavender

This lovely 1 year old cat has been through a lot!

She came to us as a stray, had already been a momma and had a horrible hernia that was pushing her major organs up into her chest creating terrible pain for her. After surgery, Calypso spent some recovery time at a foster home and is now ready for a home of her own.

Watch Calypso’s video at

Meet her and all her friends online at
For the month of July the adoption fee for cats is $20 and dogs are $75.



Hi, I'm Lavender! My friends here describe me as one of the sweetest pups they've ever met. I LOVE to snuggle! I can be a little shy at first, but once I warm up I just want to love you. I can't wait to find a family who will let me cover them in kisses. I'm housebroken and crate trained, and know how to "sit"! My adoption fee is only $60 until July 31st! 

Apply to adopt on the HSSJC website: 

6/28/21 - Dale

Dale is about 6-years-old and is a sweet boy that came to the shelter from a hoarding situation. He can be a little nervous in new environments but will never turn down snuggles from people or other kitties. He's a talker and will let you know when he wants your attention! Dale would do best in a quiet home with another kitty to help him settle in.


Apply to adopt on the HSSJC website:

6/21/21 - Tiger & Tess


This 5-year-old boy is so eager to make new friends, and to show everyone how fast he can run. He is such a happy pup when he's outside in his element, chasing after a tennis ball and impressing his pals with his cool skills. Tiger knows "sit", "shake", and "lay down", and he's working on learning "speak"! He's such a fun-loving boy, and we can't wait for someone to recognize how special he is.


Apply to adopt on the HSSJC website: 




Meet Tess, she is 5 years old and ready to settle down. She was running stray and hungry when she decided to have a delicious chicken dinner. Tess didn't think anyone would mind, but the chickens sure did and their owner wasn't very impressed either! Who knew? Tess was brought to HSEC and was never reclaimed and the staff began preparing her for the adoption center. That's when the bad news hit that she tested positive for heartworms. Heartworm is treatable, but it's much better (not to mention safer and cheaper) to avoid it in the first place with preventive medication. The good news is, Tess is now receiving treatment. The better news is that the shelter has started a foster-to-adopt program for heartworm positive dogs undergoing treatment! That means that if the right person comes along, dogs can recover in a home while the shelter still performs and pays for all the treatments and meds that will be needed to fully recover. Then, once that dog is in the clear, that foster home can adopt the dog for forever! Please call to find out more about Tess and to learn what all is involved with my treatment. Tess would love to recover on a couch instead of in a kennel! Call 574-848-4225 today to learn more or visit our website at ! Tess is not found of sharing space with other dogs, she will need to be in a one dog home only.


Adoption specials for June!  $20 Cats – normally fees are $80 and $75 Dogs – normally fees are $170.

HSEC has taken in over 145 cats and 65 dogs in a weeks’ time. We are encouraging adoptions currently to free up space for animals coming in.

6/14/21 - Donna

Donna is an absolute sweetheart! This gorgeous gal LOVES to be with her people. She can be a little shy initially, but she warms up fast and likes to be as close to you as possible. Donna has met a few dogs at the shelter and did very well. We think she'd be happy with another dog brother or sister, but would be perfectly fine as an only dog too. What a perfect pup!


Apply to adopt on the HSSJC website: 

6/1/21 - Starburst & Vixen

Meet Miss Starburst! She is just a few months of birthday #9. She is a Regal Resident, which means her adoption fees are waived. Sometimes it is tougher to find a home for an older cat. She does have some arthritis and does require a prescription diet.

She came to the shelter as an owner surrender and no fault of her own. Her owner was no longer able to care for her. When she first arrived, she was very shy. Volunteers and staff worked and spent time with her to help her realize that we were all here to help her. She likes to be petted and would prefer a calm and quiet household. Interested?

Learn more about Miss Starburst and all her friends online at



When Vixen was surrendered to the shelter, she had several large masses on her body. The masses were removed, and the shelter has recently found out that they were cancerous tumors. Vixen went to a foster home to recover from her surgery, and she is doing FANTASTIC in a home environment! Her foster mom says she definitely does NOT act like an old lady! We're told that this 11-year-old girl loves zooming around in the backyard at her foster home. Her foster cannot believe how fast she runs at her age!

Her foster mom told us so many more amazing things about Vixen like:
- She is housetrained
- She is very affectionate and loves attention
- She knows "sit", "shake", "lay down" and "roll over"
- She walks well on a leash
- Gets along so well with the kids in the home (who are ages 5, 7 and 9)

Vixen has no adoption fee. But the love she'll give you is worth all the money in the world.

Apply to adopt on the HSSJC website:




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