Shelter Spotlight: Highland County Humane Society

Highland County Humane Society is a recent recipient of a 1-800-PetMeds Cares™ product donation through our shelter donations program. You can learn about how 1-800-PetMeds Cares here.

Highland County Humane Society, based in Virginia, has taken in nearly 1,600 dogs and cats and supported over 1,000 animals in their community since forming in July of 2012. Their mission is to meet the needs of Highland County’s animals and their families.

This foster-based animal rescue focuses on at-risk dogs and cats both in shelters and those about to lose their homes. They try to never turn away anyone who needs advice, assistance or to surrender their beloved pet. To keep pets in their homes, HCHS provides various types of assistance, including subsidized vet and grooming services, free parasite control and pet food, transportation to vet appointments and use of the organization’s pet carriers/crates. For families facing the difficult decision of surrendering their pets, they provide foster care and loving adoptive homes. At any given time, HCHS may be caring for up to 50 dogs, cats, and equines.

In partnership with the Highland County Recreation Commission, HCHS will be holding their annual Strut your Mutt event on May 19, 2018.  For more information relating to this event, visit Highland County Humane Society’s Facebook page.


Meet Tara!

“Lovely Tara is one of our adoptable dogs.  Our big girl has faced some challenges in her young life and found herself in an open-admission shelter in a kennel that was far too small for her.  She is thriving in her foster home.  She is living with the resident dog.  Tara has her very own little boy to love and she does love him.  She’s the perfect mix of affectionate and loving, but not clingy or overly dependent.  Basically, she is a well-balanced solid canine citizen ready for her loving family to find her.  Tara is fully house-trained and has excellent house manners.  She walks well on a leash.  Tara is good with other dogs of all sizes and will play when invited.  Tara weighs in at around 90 pounds, but she is nimble and gentle and never throws her weight around.  At between 2 and 3 years old, she is fully grown.”


If you would like to adopt one of the pets at Highland County Humane Society that are looking for a home, please visit their website here and submit an adoption application. HCHS is active on their Facebook page, but can also be contacted via email at

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