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HES-Paws in the Park

Saturday, December 25th, 2010


Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

See this cute little Chihuahua? We met her at The Humane Education Society’s Paws in the Park. Her name is Posha, my friend and I are in love with her. Her owner warned us that she is very protective and will bite you, expecially when noshing on a yummy treat. My friend still pet her, and yes Posha bit her. I think there might be something wrong with us when we will forgo all common sense just to pet a cute dog.

Paws for the Cause

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

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Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

Each year, Keller Williams Realty organizes a benefit for The Humane Education Society-Paws for the Cause. This year, it was held at The Mill and was a great event. My husband’s company, Papa Services, sponsored a table and we invited some of our animal friends to join us. The event raises money through corporate sponsors, table sponsors, and a great silent auction. There was food, drinks, and entertainment. We really enjoy the event and helping out HES who does so much for the animals of Hamilton County.

Black is beautiful Adopt-A-Thon

Monday, November 9th, 2009


Big, black dogs are often the last to be adopted from animal shelters – a phenomenon known as “black dog syndrome.” Black dogs often stay at shelters longer than lighter colored dogs. People may consider them too “plain”, think they are menacing, or simply don’t notice them because their dark color makes them disappear in their kennels.

Help us change all that!!


Black Dog

on Gunbarrel

DATE: Nov. 14 & 15
TIME: 12pm – 4pm

Through November:

Includes: Spay/Neuter, Rabies Shot, Micro-chip, Health Check


Despite his easygoing temperament and friendly nature, Micah has been at HES since July of 2008! Micah just started a 6-wk obedience training course courtesy of Play Dog Excellent! The first class was Tuesday 11/3 and if he’s adopted, the rest of his training classes are available to the adopter FREE OF CHARGE!!!! He is a pleasure to take to class, extremely eager to learn and highly motivated says Volunteer Coordinator and Micah’s current training partner Cheryl Horn. What a great way to start the bonding between you and your new best friend!

Stop by Petsmart on November 14th or 15th and meet Micah and some of his beautiful AND handsome friends hoping to find warm and loving homes for the holidays!

Ready for a Home

Sweet Brown Eyes – I am super sweet, intelligent and easy-going. Looking for a 4-ever-after relationship & lots of belly rubs!

(at HES since August, 2008)

Warmhearted – Spirited, fun, affectionate, lady waiting for a kind, genuine, and compassionate Animal Guardian with tasty treats!
– Tiki

(at HES since October, 2008)

Pick Me!

The person who picks me is going to see the fastest tail-wagger in the South! No one’s “happy tail” is faster than mine!

The person who picks me is going to get kissed and licked like there is NO tomorrow! And I’ve got the tongue to do it!

The person who picks me will understand just how absolutely wonderful unconditional love is. I plan to show them every day for the rest of my life!

What are you waiting for!?! You! Me! It’s a No-Brainer!

Starting Over –
SBF, highly intelligent, attractive, well-traveled, speaks French. Looking for that certain someone who still believes in love and romantic walks. Is it you?
– Whitney

I’m Not Picky…
I lived on the streets until I was rescued and brought to HES. Many people come and look at me – but no takers… so far. I don’t know what they’re so worried about…. I’m not too picky! – Kai

Lonely? Me too – Recently abandoned, wants to love again. Believes in 2nd chances. Seeks soul mate for a new beginning, lots of cuddling and peanut butter treats.
– Molly

Looking for Love…
SBM, super smart, fun-loving and athletic. Likes movies and long walks. Will love unconditionally in return for forever hugs and kisses.
– Boots

$10,000 for the tail-waggers!

America’s Favorite Animal Shelter

Win 10,000 for HES by voting them as your favorite animal shelter. America’s Favorite Animal Shelter contest is sponsored by Care2 and By participating in the contest, you will help raise awareness of the need to adopt shelter and rescue animals while helping your favorite shelter win a much-needed donation… $10,000!!! Contest runs from now through December 16, 2009. Please vote – the animals need your help!


Winter Blanket & Towel Drive
As the temperatures drop, our tail wagers and furry felines need your help to stay warm!
Please donate your old blankets & towels our homeless animals.

Drop off your old blankets and towels at HES Monday through Saturday!

Humane Educational Society
212 N. Highland Park Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37415

Shelter Hours:
11a.m. – 4p.m. (M,T,W,Sat), 11a.m. – 6p.m. (TH), 12p.m. – 4p.m. (F)

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.
– Anatole France

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Alan A.K.A Big Al

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009


Originally uploaded by janahallpapa

This is Alan, the pug, and he is our house guest for the weekend. Within just hours of being at our house, we began calling him Big Al. He is a lot taller than our pugs, so the name just seemed to fit!

Big Al’s story: Alan was found as a stray and taken in by the Humane Education Society of Chattanooga (HES). I was contacted by some of the volunteers who go to the shelter to help bathe dogs on the weekends-could pug rescue help this little black pug out? Yes, Southeast Pug Rescue & Adoption (SEPRA) had an open foster home in Illinois that could take Alan into their home. So after a lot of emails and phone calls among HES, SEPRA, and me; I picked Alan up on Saturday. This type of partnership between shelters and purebred rescues is a win-win for everyone. It gets the dog, pug in this instance, into a foster home so their personalities can be assessed and they can be waiting for a new home. It also makes room for another homeless dog at the local shelter. Just another fine example of organizations working together for the common good of the animals!

After picking Alan up from HES, we took a brief trip to Standifer Gap Pet Hospital to see Dr. Katie. Alan had recently been neutered while at HES, but seemed to either have some flea allergies or some skin issues. In just a matter of days, he had chewed on his back side and created some bald spots in his fur. Poor Alan. We got him some medications and a prescription for some hugs & kisses! We also found out that Big Al is only 9-12 months old-so that’s where all of that energy was coming from! I must say that for him being so young, unknown background, just being neutered, and in a new place he was a great house guest. He immediately found the big bucket of pug toys, picked out a bed to call his own, and got a new harness & leash!

On Monday, Alan will make his way to Illinois where his foster home is anxiously waiting for his arrival! To find out more about Alan and other pugs for adoption you can visit SEPRA or find a rescue in your area.


Sunday, October 12th, 2008


Originally uploaded by janahallpapa

We went to Paws in the Park on Sunday. It was a fundraiser for the Humane Educational Society (HES) which serves Hamilton County. This was our 3rd year to attend, but this is the first year it was held at the Baylor School campus. It was a wonderful event to raise money and awareness for the homeless dogs and cats in our area. They had a parade of adoptable pets and there was even a pug mix that strut his stuff for the audience. There was such a variety of people and pets that all came out for the common goal of helping the animals!

After announcements, there was a fun walk. Teddy and Lola got to ride in the stroller. Baby Girl was leading the Papa’s Pugs Pack and Louise was bringing up the rear! It was a wonderful weather to be out at such a scenic location and for such a great cause. The best part of the day was that the pugs were completely exhausted and slept like rocks through the night!