Vernon Hills Animal Hospital

1260 South Butterfield
Mundelein, IL 60060


Meet Our Newest Patients!

The purpose of this page is to show off our newest patients. These are mostly cute puppies and kittens, with the occasional rabbit, small mammal, lizard, or turtle. Check back regularly to see who's new!  If your pet isn't on this page, we apologize--we occasionally have to remove some pictures that have been up for a while to make room for new ones.

If we took your pet's picture and you don't see it here but would like it here, just call the office (or email us at and let us know. We'll do our best to oblige.


"Henry" is a 17-week-old Miniature Golden Doodle puppy and new member of the McDermott family. He discovered that he likes to play with toilet paper now. He found some yesterday in the upstairs and dragged it all the way back to the family downstairs in the living room. He left a nice trail of toilet paper behind him.

March 20, 2018

"Addie" is a 16-week-old Border Terrier mix and new member of the Natonton household. She has an older sister at home who she loves to antagonize and play with. She loves Wubba which is a squeaky tennis ball and a skunk squeaky toy.

March 16, 2018

"Rocky" is a 5-month-old Siberian Husky mix and new member of the Kokorevich family. They say he is a big trouble maker at home; he had a lot of toys before but he destroys them within a couple days. He also lost his bed because he recently destroyed that too. Obviously Rocky has a lot of energy.

March 6, 2018

"Kii" (pronounced "Key") is an 11-week-old domestic shorthair kitten and new member of the Lee household. He hasn't been home long enough to generate any cute stories or choose a favorite toy, but he's cute as a button and we look forward to providing his routine health care and getting him started on the right foot.

March 5, 2018

"Nashville," or "Nash" for short, is the newest member of the Sandberg family. He's a one-year-old "Newfoundland mix," but we think he looks more shepherd-like. He was originally rescued in Tennessee, thus the name, and when his new family visited the rescue he went straight to the kids and ignored the adults. He practices southern hospitality: he picked out his own giant doggie bed at the pet store, but then turned it over to Summit, his new canine brother and other dog in the family.

February 28, 2018

"Patrick" is a 9-year-old Munchkin cat and new member of the Kamensky household. His new owner is a saint for adopting an older cat with a history of medical issues, but he's so happy now. Patrick is very food oriented, so much so that his owner had to buy an expensive garbage can to keep him out of the garbage looking for scraps. His favorite toy is anything that dangles on a string.

February 21, 2018

"Sakura" (this longhair) and "Tsunadae" (next shorthair) are two 13-week-old Siamese kittens and new members of the Davis family. The Davises bought the kittens a bunch of expensive toys but they ignore those toys and prefer to play with grocery bags. They love to wake up their new Dad when he's taking a nap.

February 17, 2018

"Tsunadae" (this shorthair) and "Sakura" (last longhair) are two 13-week-old Siamese kittens and new members of the Davis family. The Davises bought the kittens a bunch of expensive toys but they ignore those toys and prefer to play with grocery bags. They love to wake up their new Dad when he's taking a nap.

February 17, 2018

"Brody" is a 15-week-old Australian Cattle Dog mix and new member of the Suchomel family. He loves to play in the snow. The first day home he just stared at the snow but now he likes to dive into it. He has a lot of toys at home but his favorite ones seem to be the stuffed animals.

February 14, 2018

"Hamilton" is a 9-week-old Golden Retriever and new member of the Hillier family. He loves to chew on a red chew toy, plastic cups, and boxes. His favorite activity is to climb into boxes and scoot them around house.

February 9, 2018

"Bash" is a 16-week-old Alaskan Malamute mix and new member of the Wall family. His owners describe him as a klutz but we think he just has a lot of growing to do. He was climbing a snow pile in the warming weather and his front foot sunk in to the elbow, causing him to summersault down the pile and land in a heap. The back yard has three levels and he tried to jump to the top but hit the vertical part and slid down into the snow. His favorite toy is a stuffed wolf he got for Valentines Day.

February 20, 2018

"Maisie" is a happy, outgoing, 12-week-old, fluffy Golden Retriever puppy and new member of the VanAman Family. She slides down the stirs on her tummy and loves tummy rubs, which make her hind foot kick like crazy. She is terrorizing the cat Archie, but we think they will become friends over time.

February 14, 2018

"Gracie" is a 13-week-old Labrador mix puppy who just joined the Hutchison family. She's springy, fun, and loves to jump and play. Gracie already knows how to sit on command. She chews a little but loves to give kisses with her crooked tongue.

February 1, 2018

"Luke" is a 2-year-old labrador who came from a rescue and joined the Heier family last week. His original family in another state had to give him up due to illness and sent a touching note about how much they loved him and how hard is was to give him up; it warned that he was afraid of the dark and should have someone with him when he goes out at night. He's calm and friendly and cooperative, and sometimes acts like a hunting dog, pointing at animals or things that move like pink flags and holding until his family reacts. His favorite toy is an octopus that he plays tug of war with.

January 31, 2018

"Duck" is a 2-year-old Tortoiseshell cat who was adopted from a rescue by the Peck family. She's only been home for less than a week but is settling in nicely. Duck is great with the grandkids and loves to play with them. They chase her, then she turns around and chases them. Her favorite toy is a catnip ball with feathers. She liked her treats during her visit and jumped up on the counter to sniff the pouch.

January 30, 2017

"Smokey" is a handsome, blue-eyed, 14-week-old Rag Doll kitten and new member of the Clatch family. Soon after arriving is his new home, he took an adorable nap in the girls' Barbie Dream House on the doll bed! His favorite toy is the bird on a string that he loves to chase. He has a new big brother adult cat, 12-year-old Baggins, and the two get along pretty well for new friends.

January 27, 2018

"Leia" is an 8-week-old, blue-eyed Pitbull puppy who just joined the Gomez household. She likes to listen to music and will cuddle with her owner and lick her face when her favorite artist Chris Stapleton comes on. Her favorite toy is a rope with a ball at the end. Leia is smart and already has learned how to offer her paw on command.

January 17, 2018

"Strawberry," a 6-month-old calico kitten, is the newest addition to the Lara family. This is a lucky little kitty who now has three girls who love playing with her and taking care of her at home. She enjoys playing with balls and her feather toy, is very sweet to everyone, and loves jumping up high and being on the lookout.

January 12, 2018

"Simba" is a sweet and friendly 7-month-old Jack Russell mix with a curly tail who joined the Royzengurt family 2 months ago. He originally came from a rescue down south. Like many terriers he likes to sleep completely under the blankets and one time got tangled up where his owners couldn't find him. His favorite toy is a little stuffed Simba the Lion.

January 11, 2018

"Balto" is a happy, friendly, 8-month-old Dachshund mix who just joined the Escobar household. All he does is run - Balto has a chronic case of the zoomies. He thinks all dogs are his friends and wants to cuddle with every one he meets. He likes to tunnel completely under the covers and sleep by his owner's feet.

January 6, 2017

"Phoebe" (here) and "Skylar" (next) are double trouble for the Fischler household. They are 12-week-old sister Border Collie mixes who are full of energy and who enjoyed their first visit to our hospital. Phoebe already managed to drag a whole roll of toilet paper down the hall one time. Skylar is the calmer one of the two who has not picked a favorite toy yet.

December 30, 2017

"Skylar" (here) and "Phoebe" (last) are double trouble for the Fischler household. They are 12-week-old sister Border Collie mixes who are full of energy and who enjoyed their first visit to our hospital. Phoebe already managed to drag a whole roll of toilet paper down the hall one time. Skylar is the calmer one of the two who has not picked a favorite toy yet.

December 30, 2017

"Lucky" is a 15-week-old Golden Retriever who just joined the Sheng family. He loves to play fetch (he is a retriever after all) and his favorite toy is a little stuffed monkey.

December 26, 2017

"Ziggy" is a little 9-week-old Smooth Dachshund puppy and new member of the Wood family. He is a very good puppy who has not gotten into trouble yet. His favorite toy is a stuffed porcupine toy.

December 26, 2017

"Ivy" is a very cute French Bulldog and newest member of the Gallegos household. She's very playful and liked her treats during her first visit to meet us. Ivy loves sleeping on her back with all 4 feet up in the air.

December 26, 2017

"Tucker" is an 8-week-old, cute-as-can-be French Bulldog who just joined the Bernett family. He likes to chew anything he can get his mouth on, and his favorite toys are bouncy balls and his squeaky duck. Tucker plays full out and then crashes, sleeping hard too.

December 20, 2017

"Loka" is a cute little 11-month-old terrier mix. She was a refugee from Hurricane Harvey in Houston and was rescued by the MacMillin family. She was an early Christmas present for the two kids who had been asking for a dog. After just a month it feels like she's been part of the family forever. Loka now starts every morning by going to both kids' bedrooms and licking their faces until they get up.

December 20, 2017

"Hazel" is an 8-month-old Persian kitten who joined the Kantejeva family a few months ago. She likes to patrol the whole house at night and check on all the people, waking them up with her loud purring. She hates closed doors that keep her out, but loves her stuffed white rat (see photo) which she catches every night. She also loves to watch "Mousy," the family's dwarf hamster, who has become sort of like Hazel's own little pet.

November 29, 2017

"Putter" is an 18-month old, highly trained Guide Dog who just joined the Tolan Household. Note his light brown working harness. He's very smart and well behaved due to his thorough training. He's calm and gentle, so much so that he let other dogs in the foundation use him as a pillow. He loves to play with his Nylabone and Kong toys. Please be aware of guide dog etiquette: always speak to the handler, not the working dog, and don't touch, feed, or talk to the dog without permission from the handler.

November 21, 2017

"Logan" is a handsome, 13-week-old Golden Retriever puppy who joined the Bautista household a month ago. He's a smart boy who learned how to sit in his first hour in his new home. When his owner comes home, he sides into her legs over and over until he gets belly rubs, which calms him right down. His favorite toy is his monkey, which he carries all over the house and sleeps with it right next to his face.

November 15, 2017

"Sadie" is a sweet, friendly, 8-month-old Rat Terrier mix who now is a member of the Freund family. She likes to sleep completely under the blankets like most terriers. There is no such thing as an indestructible toy where Sadie is concerned. When playing, she pounces like Tigger in the Winnie the Pooh stories. Sadie has a lazy right ear that sometimes is up and sometimes folded over.

November 11, 2017

"Willow" is a 7-month-old American Staffordshire mix who recently joined the Stolzenburg family. She's very sweet and calm and friendly. Nathan really wanted a dog badly but Willow has attached herself like Velcro to Hillary instead. Willow got lots of new dog toys when she joined the family, but she prefers the cat toys from the Dollar Store. She already destroyed their squirrel, much to the displeasure of the cats.

November 9, 2017

"Grover" is a 10-week-old Border Terrier who is as sweet as he is cute. He joined the Colbert-Pickering family earlier today. They got him from a breeder near Indianapolis, and he ate his bed on the long drive home because this breed loves stuffing and will gut any toy. Grover already loves his stuffed Grover binky and was cuddling with it during his visit today (see photo). He's named after his owner's former teacher rather than the Sesame Street character.

November 1, 2017

"Ripley" is a 6-month-old Australian Shepherd who joined the Stahr family a couple months ago. She already is showing her herding instincts, and will herd her owner over to the food bowl to get fed. Her favorite toy is a big stick, any stick, and the bigger the better. She loves her walks and has boundless energy. Her three new feline siblings think she's too rowdy for their tastes, but they are developing mutual respect.

November 1, 2017

"Birdy" is a 6-month-old English Bulldog and new member of the Rice family. She love popping bubbles and joining her owner in the shower. She sleeps under the cover but has to have her nose touching someone. Her best friend is her new brother Bruno, another 5-month old English Bulldog puppy. She's a real Houdini and can escape through any barrier.

October 28, 2017

"Lily" is a tiny, 13-week-old Yorkshire terrier and newest member of the Vasquez family. She sleeps with a blanket but upside down with her head hanging over the edge of her little dog bed; the photos were adorable. Her favorite toy is her little back and white dog.

October 25, 2017

"Walter" is a very handsome, 10-week-old miniature Golden-Doodle puppy who just joined the Ferrin family. He's small enough that he can squeeze through the fence in the backyard and so his family has to keep a eye on him. Walter's favorite toy is anything he can chew.

October 16, 2017

"Hatch" is a happy, friendly, laid-back. adorable Siberian kitten and new member of the Frey family. He is a purring machine who loves his furry mouse toy. His 1-year-old big sister Cholula, another Siberian, is taking some time to accept Hatch, and she doesn't like him much. They are siblings, but from different litters.

October 14, 2017

"Doug" is an energetic 9-week-old Corgi/Border Collie (probably) mix and new member of the Rybacek household. He's a real Houdini and can already climb out of his puppy pen. he loves tummy rubs and attention. His favorite toy is a stuffed moose that's almost as big as he is, but that doesn't stop him from carrying it around the house.

October 11, 2017

"Blaze" is an 8-week-old Bearded Collie puppy and new member of the Bailey family. His family includes Blue Belle, a 2-year-old Bearded Collie, who is very happy to have a new little brother. Blaze likes to run in circles in the mulch around the base of a tree. Blue Belle won't walk on the mulch but runs in circles in the grass around the mulch to follow Blaze.

October 11, 2017

"Penny" is an 8-month-old Labrador retriever mix and member of the Valerino family. She originally came from a humane society in Florida but since has moved to our area. Penny is very friendly and sociable; she loves to play with other dogs and loves going to doggie day care. Her favorite toys are empty water bottles, which make noises when she chews on them.

October 4, 2017

"Ali" is a 12-week-old Chihuahua mix and new member of the Sanchez family. She's very friendly and happy with a tail that never stops wagging. She likes to play with yarn and spread it all over the bedroom. Ali runs all over the house from one end to the other and looks so cute with her big ears flopping all over. Her favorite toy is a green stuffed sheep, which is already chewed up and missing an eye.

September 16, 2017

"Izzy" is a 13-month-old Yorkshire Terrier who was imported from Russia to broaden a breeding line, but ended up out of that program and adopted by the Booth family. She's the sweetest, friendliest little Russian girl ever. She tries to make friends with 4-year-old Yorkie "Sammy" over and over but he keeps rejecting her. She never gives up and he's starting to warm to her. Izzy tries to jump on the couch but is under 5 pounds and usually does a face plant before succeeding on the second try.

September 12, 2017

"Rosie" is a 2-year old Doberman mix and member of the Reid family. Her owner just graduated from university and hopes to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Rosie is crazy for attention and has to touch someone all the time. If not getting enough, she leans on the person to be noticed. She loves grasshoppers and won't eat them but pokes them with her nose and chases them.

September 12, 2017

"Dakota" is a 17-week-old Golden retriever and new member of the Novander family. She loves to pay with her squeaky toys. After she goes potty she likes to roll around and stretch out then come over to get her belly scratched.

September 5, 2017

"Cloud" is an 11-week-ol Siberian Husky and new member of the Ortiz family. He's a little biter. He tried to bite his new owner to wake him up when he was sleeping. His favorite toy is a squeaky skunk toy, Now when he sees a skunk outside he wants to chase it thinking its his toy.

September 6, 2017

"Athena" is a 15-week-old Chihuahua mix puppy and new member of the Kwon family. She loves to eat carrots and plays with them and sleeps with them. Sometimes she holds a carrot in her mouth like a cigar.

August 26, 2017

"Sammy" Booth is a 4-year-old Yorkshire Terrier who is new to our practice. He was freindly and cooperative in meeting us, but had to be coaxed to take his treats. We look forward to taking care of Sammy and his family in future visits.

August 29, 2017

"Jaeger" is a 14-week-old domestic shorthair kitten and new member of the Brewner family. He loves little mice toys, especially when his owner throws one for him to chase after. "Jaeger" is being trained to walk on a harness but us still working on it. He is sleeping through the night with his dinosaur blanket. He has a big sister, "Gnoma," who finds him to be a little annoying right now.

August 17, 2017

"Dylan" is a 15-week-old Siamese mix kitten and new member of the Saam family. His sister Lucy, a 3-year-old dilute calico cat, is learning to tolerate him. He loves to talk and is a very noisy little guy. Everything in the house is his toy.

August 10, 2017

"Nala" is a 5-month-old calico kitten and new member of the Gryzik family. She loves playing with with plastic bags. She also has a favorite ball that she carries all around the house.

August 15, 2017

"Charlotte" is a 12-week-old calico kitten and new member of the UHL family. She has a 16-week-old older brother. Charlotte is very sweet and purrs very loud. She is very, very friendly.

August 14, 2017

"Moo-shi" is a 7-month-old American pit bull mix and new member of the Monsalud family. He's shy but really sweet and friendly. Moo-shi first came with the name "Hopper," then was temporarily called "Gizmo," before earning his permanent name. His new owner wanted to incorporate "Moo" in the name because his color reminds his owner of a cow. He likes belly rubs and has a toy caterpillar that is longer than he is.

August 15, 2017

"Ruby" is a 10-week-old Blue Healer Mix and new member of the Burdick family. She loves to play fetch and would play fetch 24/7 if she could. She'll fetch anything you throw whether it's a ball, stick, or something else.

August 1, 2017

"Loki" is a 16-week-old domestic shorthair kitten and new member of the Stephan family. He loves to snuggle and kneed his new family while they are on the couch, or follow them around the house. He loves to chase his cat toys around. He went outside for the first time a few days ago and was not a big fan.

August 2, 2017

"Shane" is a 13-week-old Australian Shepherd and new member of the Myers family. On his first day with his new mom and dad he had a ten-hour-long car trip from Arkansas, but did well with it. He loves to run around his new yard and loves to be with people.

July 31, 2017

"Mila" is a 14-week-old domestic shorthair kitten and new member of the Borgman family. She loves everyone and has a great disposition. Mila has a cat bed on a post and she will fly up the post like she's crazy and hang upside down from it, defying gravity. She was a perfect patient for her first veterinary visit, calm and confident.

July 31, 2017

"Kylo" is an 18-week-old Siberian Husky who is a new member of the Juarez family. He loves belly rubs and can always be found spread out on the cool kitchen floor. He prefers resting in small, tight places and is not big on toys yet.

July 26, 2017

"Heidi" is a 15-month-old Labrador Retriever mix and member of the Mathy family. She's a tripod, that is missing a hind leg, but Heidi is very active and spunky and doesn't let her disability hold her back in the least. She loves to go on walks.

July 26, 2017

"Goku" is a 15-week-old Maltese mix and new member of the Arroyo family. He loves to roll over for belly rubs. he's learning to sleep in his crate in the daughter's bedroom, but she feels badly for him and takes him to bed. He has a favorite squeaky plush hedgehog toy.

July 27, 2017

"Kumquat" is a 17-week-old domestic shorthair kitten who just joined the Bodkin family. She loves people and loves to purr, and she adapted to her new home immediately. She follows her new owners like a dog and slept between them the very first night home. She and her new feline big sister, Kiwi are still getting to know each other, but when Kumquat went in her carrier to come for today's visit, Kiwi came right over to look out for her and make sure she was OK.

July 25, 2017

"Spike" is a darling 8-week-old Pitbull mix and new member of the Adan family. His new family has a huge bed and he looks funny sprawled out on it with so much extra room. His favorite toys are his tennis balls.

July 22, 2017

"Remmi" is a 7-week-old Labrador puppy and new member of the Wilson family. She likes to play tug of war with her 9-year-old Labrador new big sister, Finley. She tried to nurse from Finley the first time she came home, but now they get along very very well.

July 19, 2017

"Pepe" is a 9-week-old Welsh Corgi mix and new member of the Romero family. Everyone wants to love him and everyone wants to pet him. He can't go far on his walks before someone tries to hug him or pet him. He's dong very well with his potty training.

July 18, 2017

"Winter" is a 9-month-old Scottish Fold kitten, so named for the characteristic folded-over ears. She just joined the Seyl family. Winter likes to explore a lot of places; her new owner sometimes finds her in the trash can. She likes to sleep on her owner's face and climbs up her owner to be held.

July 18, 2017

"Max," a 9-week-old Shih Tzu, recently joined the Young family. He loves to plays with his older brother, Otis Tucker (a 10-year old Shih Tzu), and is very good with him. He knows when to stop and be by himself. Max already sleeps through the night. He came with a duck toy but it's not his favorite yet.

July 18, 2017

"Max" is a 9-week-old Golden Doodle who is a brand new member of the Ostrovskiy family. He was friendly and sweet today and got a good first checkup. His new family is looking forward to getting to know him, train him, and watch him grow.

July 12, 2017

"Sailor" is a 6-month-old Chihuahua and first of two new members of the Baltazar family. The second is Maison, next photo.  Sailor already is the boss dog and likes to dance with his owner's son.

July 11, 2017

"Mo" is a little 7-week-old domestic medium-haired kitten and new member of the Storter family. His name is short for "Mowgli" and his favorite toy is a little stuffed alligator.

July 5, 2017

"Zelda" is a 2-year-old domestic shorthair cat and new member of the Mazur family. She has a brother at home who is a lot more active than she is but she's the queen bee in the house.

July 5, 2017

The Uhl family is happy and proud to have a new 7-week-old domestic shorthair kitten, “Harrison.” The poor guy had a few issues to overcome in his first few days home but he’s happy and healthy today. Harrison thinks he’s Superman able to leap the tallest building, or whatever piece of furniture he has just scaled. He loves to play with his toy mice and has a kitty bed on the couch that he finds very comfortable.

June 29, 2017

“Sebastian” is a 12-week-old Border Collie mix and the newest member of the Santiago family.He’s a smart, confident, happy rescue who came from Oklahoma. Sebastian loves to steal toys from his new older brother, Bubbles, an 11-year-old Teddy Bear. He also likes to talk back to his new mom.

June 29, 2017

"Ocito" is a 5-month-old Poodle mix and the newest member of the Salazar family. When his family goes to bed, he loves to run up the length of their bodies to lick their faces. He loves people and is very close to his new human brother.

June 26, 2017

"Whopper" is a 22-month-old Holland Lop-eared Rabbit and newest member of the Feldman family. He doesn't use his food dish for food but prefers to play with it. He loves to flip his bowl and push it all around his cage.

June 23, 2017

"Sadie," this adorable 14-week-old Miniature Labradoodle, came to the LeBoeuf home as a Father's Day present. She is a very smart puppy and loves to snuggle. She already is potty trained and goes outside. She takes her scattered toys and makes a pile of them in her bed. She also loves her bones.

June 23, 2017

"Roxie" is a 9-week-old Labrador retriever and the newest member of the Abernathy family. She's a real pistol who sometimes gets the zoomies. Once while running laps around the coffee table she crashed full tilt into the screen door but it barely slowed her down. She has her own secret retreat that she goes to whenever she gets a hold of something she shouldn't have, so her family knows just where to find her.

June 21, 2017

"Moana" is a 10-week-old Cava-Poo (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel/poodle mix) who just joined the Pierski family. Her owner's sister also adopted one of Moana's sisters. In the first day Moana met the whole extended family including 100-year-old Grandma and they loved each other. Her favorite toys are a squeaky puppy dog and a flat, crunchy pineapple.

June 20, 2017

"Zoey" is an 8-week-old Australian Labradoodle and new member of the Ebert family. She loves her new big sister, "Fannie," a 12-year-old Golden retriever, and loves to play with her tail. Fannie tolerates the tail play for now. Zoey follows her new mom everywhere around the house.

June 19, 2017

"Gunner" is a 5-month-old Golden Retriever and the newest member of the Counselbaum family. He loves to chase frogs at a pond near the house. He hasn't been able to catch one yet, but he's coming very close.

June 14, 2017

"Hobbes" also is a 13-week-old Siberian kitten. He and his brother "Calvin (previous photo) are new members of the Padilla family. Hobbes has the funniest sneezes!

June 15, 2017

"Calvin" is a 13-week-old Siberian kitten. He and his brother "Hobbes" (next photo) are new members of the Padilla family. Calvin was very disturbed by a picture of a house; he hissed and got very upset by the photo. He also is very good at sending secret emails.

June 15, 2017

"Cody" is a 10-week-old Miniature Golden Doodle and new member of the Stein Family.  He's only been in his new home for a short while, but he already loves to chew on things. He loves to his new family and follows them around. However his older sister Sophie, a 12-year-old Yorkie Poo, ignores him and so he ignores her right back.

June 12, 2017

"Kirby" is an 8-week-old Chocolate lab mix and new member of the Coder family. He loves his new sister Mavis, a 3-year-old Cattle Dog mix, and they play well together. Kirby is smart and is quickly learning to go potty outside with only few accidents. He's also adapting quickly to his crate and is coming to like it the way teenagers like their own bedrooms.

June 12, 2017

"Lucy" (here) and "Maple" (last photo) are sister 9-week-old domestic longhair kittens and the newest members of the Keating family. They have very soft coats. The two are always getting into trouble, and frequently bicker with each other as sisters do. Lucy must have had a busy night last night as she was too tired to stay awake for her exam today.

June 10, 2016

"Maple" (here) and "Lucy" (next photo) are sister 9-week-old domestic longhair kittens and the newest members of the Keating family. They have very soft coats. The two are always getting into trouble, and frequently bicker with each other as sisters do. Maple loves to climb curtains.

June 10, 2017

"Piper" is an adorable, 8-week-old miniature golden-doodle and the newest member of the Johansen/Varsen family. She just came home 24 hours ago before seeing us today so there are no stories yet, but she does have her own Facebook page if you'd like to get to know her! Her Facebook name is Piper Varsen. Small world, her owner's father built the house that is now our animal hospital back in 1950.

June 10, 2017

"Kylo" is a 13-month-old domestic longhair cat and the newest member of the Horwitz family. Once Kylo got into the family's chicken and started dragging it all around the house. He likes to knock chap stick off of the night stand. His favorite toy is a bell attached to a string. Kylo now has two human sisters that he is fast becoming best buddies with.

June 9, 2017

"Elsa" is a 3-year-old Toy Poodle and the newest member of the Skurski family. She was returned to the breeder by the original owner but now has her forever home. She's very spunky and happy and loves her ears flapping in the wind. Her favorite toy is the big yellow tennis ball, and she's already good pals with her new big brother, Wrigley, a male standard poodle.

June 7, 2017

"Peyton" is a 6 week old domestic shorthair kitten and the newest member of the McDuffie family. She weighs less than 2 pounds, and did you know that all calicos are female? Peyton is named after Peyton Manning. She loves to chase her 11-month-old calico sister, "Wrigley" and steal her bed. She's a good eater and a good sleeper and her favorite toy is her basketball cat toy.

June 7, 2017

"Lola" is a 7-week-old American Pit Bull and the newest member of the Higgins family. Her new family also has "Gracie," an 11-week-old Rottweiler puppy who likes to play with Lola's tail because she doesn't have one of her own. The family is rounded out by "Duffy, and adult Labrador Retriever. Lola fell in the pool the other day and started swimming while crying. She loves shoes.

June 1, 2017

"Rob" and his darker brother "Big" (last picture) are two bruising 1-pound, 6-week-old kittens who are the newest members of the Resetich family. The brothers love top play, wrestle, and snuggle together all day. They usually hang out together but sometimes will go explore on their own. They sleep together. Both really great with little kids, and they really like climbing into a shoe, using it like a fort.

June 1, 2017

"Big" and his paler brother "Rob" (next picture) are two bruising 1-pound, 6-week-old kittens who are the newest members of the Resetich family. The brothers love top play, wrestle, and snuggle together all day. They usually hang out together but sometimes will go explore on their own. They sleep together. Both really great with little kids, and they really like climbing into a shoe, using it like a fort.

June 1, 2017

"Stella" is a 3.5 pound, 10-week-old Pomeranian/Yorkshire terrier mix who was happy to join the Rudolf family. She has a big whale toy that she stole from her human sister; it's huge and she drags it all over the house. She doesn't want her little toys. Stella is sassy but very loveable and sweet, and she is a perfect fit for the family. She now has three human sisters who love her and spoil her.

May 25, 2016

"O'Malley" is a 12-week-old Labrador mix who was adopted by the Jacobs family.  He was happy and excited during his first visit today. He hops around like a bunny and loves to sleep on the couch and snuggle with his owners. He also loves anything that he can chew.   

May 24, 2017

"Rosie" is an 8-month-old domestic shorthair kitten and the newest member of the Lea family. Rosie loves to run around with Nerf gun darts in her mouth. She also likes to jump on top of her brother. She snuggles with her new family when they are on the couch. She's very affectionate and enjoys the kisses her family gives her.

May 22, 2017


"Gracie" is an 8-week-old Rottweiler who just joined the Higgins family. When she was outside a duck jumped into the pool when she was playing in the backyard and and she jumped about two feet in the air.

May 15, 2017

"Bandit" is a 7-year-old Chihuahua who is the newest member of the Schmitt family. He loves to snuggle and give kisses to his new mom, and loves to sleep with her. He follows her wherever she goes, even the bathroom

May 15, 2017

"Miche" is a domestic shorthair kitten who is the newest member of the Cheng family.  He's approximately 7 months old and was a rescue.  Miche loves Q-tips and cotton balls far more than his expensive cat toys.  One night his new owner left the Q-tip jar open.  The next morning she found the jar empty and the Q-tips strewn everywhere and all destroyed.  He likes to sleep in soft blankets near the bed but not too close in case his family moves in their sleep and disturbs him. 

May 10, 2017

"Tesla" is the newest member of the Bursac family.  He is a very handsome, 14-week-old Norwegian Elkhound who is calm, happy, and cooperative.  Tesla loves playing with his new human brother and sisters.  With three young children and a new puppy, they sure keep Mom on the go!

May 10, 2017

"Brody" is a 13-week-old Munchkin kitten and is the newest member of the Vukson family.  He loves his brother Cody; they differ in age by only 6 months and are from the same parents. Brody tries to knock garbage cans over and gets into everything. He is a sweet little guy who is a big cuddler with both his human family and his brother Cody. He's always under their feet. 

May 3, 2017

"Cocoa" is a 13-week-old Singapura Mix kitten who just joined the Purtell family.  Her nickname is Coco Loco, She gets into trouble by always knocking things over. 

May 6, 2017

"Jackson," a 19-week-old mixed breed puppy, is the newest member of the Williams family.  He loves the recliner and jumps up into it when he wants to rest. He has a 5- year-old German shepherd brother named "Ember." They love to wrestle and steal toys from each other. Jackson is learning how to sit already.

May 6, 2017

"Ivy Lu" is the newest member of the Damitz family.  She's a 16-week-old Dachshund who was sweet and friendly during her puppy checkup.  She really liked her treats and didn't mind her vaccination at all.  Ivy Lu's favorite toys are a red plastic bone with squeakers at both ends and a gopher toy.

May 2, 2017

"Motek" is a 13-month-old Maine Coon cat and the newest member of the Mahlis family.  His new owner's dad used to dislike cats, but Motek changed his mind about them and they snuggle often.

May 2, 2017

"Lola," an 8 week old Maltese, is the newest addition for the Ahlers family.  She was adopted only 4 days ago, so her new family is still getting to know her.  She only weighs a pound and a half and already walks proudly on her leash here at VHAH.  Her favorite toy at home is a chicken plush toy. 

April 26, 2017

"Sadie Kiki" Kane is a 13-week old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who has been in her new home for a few weeks.  She's sweet and friendly and was brave for her first veterinary checkup.  Sadie has really big stuffed dog animal and she's always trying to drag it out of her kennel but it gets stuck. After a minute she figures out how to pull it out and drag it around where ever she goes.

April 27, 2017

"Sophia" Beck is an 8-year-old Beagle who has been with her forever family for a year now. She was rescued from shelter in Tennessee and had heartworm disease, for which she has been successfully treated. She even put on 8 lbs in the past year! She's quiet at home and doesn't bark, even at sirens, Her owner says she's a very "chill dog". While here, we noticed her tail wags both sideways and up and down. 

April 26, 2017

"Mikey" is a 12-week-old Bengal kitten who was adopted a few days ago by the Kirby family along with his sister "April."  Both kittens are very playful.

"April" is a 12-week-old Bengal kitten who was adopted a few days ago by the Kirby family along with her brother "Mikey."  Both kittens are very playful.

April 24, 2017

"Penelope" is a 17-week-old French Bulldog who was adopted into the McHugh household.  She likes to go to her new owner's office where she has her own fan club. She goes to all the meetings. Because of Penelope they might change the rules at work to let people bring pets to work.  Penelope is puppy pad trained; her owner was having a meeting with people who brought in carpet samples and she peed on the samples thinking it was her puppy pad. People thought that was so cute!!

April 22, 2017

The Wohlt family love their new puppy, "Beatrix," a 9 week old Doberman Pinscher.  She came in Monday for her first checkup with her new owners.  Beatrix is full of energy, and her favorite pastime is following her new human sibling around the house.  She is a sweet little girl who loves loves to cuddle with her new family. 

April 17, 2017

The Allard family has a new puppy, "Tater."  He's an adorable English Bulldog, who was friendly and happy when he came in for his first checkup on Monday.  Tater's favorite toy is a gray bunny, but he's new enough that he hasn't generated any cute stories yet.

April 17, 2017

The Kennedy family just adopted "Coco" into their home and brought her in for her first checkup.  She's an 8 week old Maltese/Yorkie mix and is a very social little puppy who loves her family and loves meeting new people.  She enjoys playing with her squeaky toys, a green wreath toy, and also loves chewing on her dental treats.  She has a new big sister, a 5 year-old Yorkie mix named Fluffy, and the two are getting along very well.  Coco would play with her big sister all day long if allowed.

April 18, 2017

"Cooper," an 8 week old Golden Retriever puppy, is the newest addition to the Leners family.  He came in for his visit shortly after his new family adopted him, and they're still getting to know him.  So far he seems like a very calm dog, and is rapidly settling in to his new home.

April 4, 2017

"Buster" is a 4-year-old Beagle who was adopted/rescued by the Wilkinson family.  His early career was as a research dog in a laboratory, but now he's retired and living the good life.  He's a calm, gentle, sweet soul.

April 7, 2017

Cute "Lexi" found her forever home with the Raia family. She's a 14-week-old Labrador Retriever mix who gets along well with Rocky, her 3-year-old Lab mix new brother. They share toys but Rocky still plays a little rough for a puppy so they are supervised. Lexi loves Rocky and kisses him. She likes to get on the couch to play with her toys.

April 11, 2017

This is "Jake," the newest member of the Blahnik family.  He's a 16-week-old Springer Spaniel mix and was a little shy but enjoyed his treats during his first examination.  His favorite toy is a stuffed hedgehog.  He sleeps on his back like a person and love to lie on top of his new Dad's face when he sleeps.

March 24, 2017

"Leo" Zhang is a 9-week-old Welsh Pembroke Corgi who is friendly and bold and confident.  He likes to sleep on his back with all four feet in the air.  If you scratch below his ear, he flips it back and forth rapidly.  He likes to play with big dogs and won't back down from them.  His favorite toy is a squeaky guitar.

April 5, 2017

"Cameron" Stoll is an 8-week-old Min Pin (Miniature Pinscher) who has only been in his new home for three days.  He weighed a whopping 4.5 pounds today and was sweet and friendly.  His owner cradles him in her arm like a baby and he falls asleep with all four feet in the air and his hind feet up past his head.  She also zips him up inside her sweatshirt where he's very comfy.  We took his portrait with his favorite toy.

April 3, 2017

"Coco" Call is a 5-month-old Yorkshire Terrier. She loves her brother, "Rocky" (last picture), who is only a month younger than him. They love playing together and are learning not to chew on the corners of the cabinets.

March 17, 2017

"Rocky" Call is a 17-week-old Yorkshire Terrier.  He loves his sister, "Coco" (next picture), who is only a month older than him.  They love playing together and are learning not to chew on the corners of the cabinets.

March 17, 2017

"Max" Medanovic is a 12-week-old Boston Terrier-Beagle mix.  He was happy and friendly for his first visit but a little shy.  Max has lots of toys but likes his bone best.

March 14, 2017

"Daisy" Odette is a 13-week-old West Highland White Terrier.  The Odette son is very excited about his new puppy and is in love with her.  Daisy's favorite toy is her pink spider, which she loves to chase.

March 21, 2017

"Rosie" Palic is a 5-month-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who came from a rescue. She's the perfect lap dog: no matter what you're doing she will try to sit on your lap. As you can see she was pretty relaxed for her first visit.

March 13, 2017

"Padfoot" Rothenberg is a 12-week-old Border Collie mix.  He's smart and playful, and has a strong herding instinct already as he likes to follow human feet.

March 16, 2017

"Toby" Maldonado is a 15-week old Teddy Bear who is as cute as they come. He was friendly and excited for his visits and enjoyed the many treats he got. Toby's favorite toy is his tennis ball, and he loves playing with it.. 

March 25, 2017

Liliana Natsch is a 6-month old American Staffordshire Terrier who came from a rescue already spayed and with all her vaccines completed.  She's very friendly and very energetic.  She tore a hole in the son's mattress to make a bed so they just gave her the mattress which she is systematically dismantling.  She prefers shoes and slippers to her regular toys - for now.

March 18, 2017

"Rizzo" Doll is a 12-week-old Morkie (Maltese/Yorkshire terrier mix) who is named after the Chicago Cub player.  He's adorable and a cuddler who likes to sleep on his owner's chest.  He hops on his hind legs with his front feet off the ground, and loves to play with his orange ball.  He sometimes chews his toy basket instead of his toys.

March 16, 2017

"Kane" Wilkinson is a 21-month-old Staffordshire Terrier who is new to our practice but not new to his owner.  He's a lover and a cuddler and his favorite thing is to go to the dog park.  Kane is named after the wrestler, not the hockey player.  He doesn't have a favorite toy because he destroys them too fast to become attached to them.  His owner is still looking for a Kane-proof toy.

March 8, 2017

"Stanley" Yunker is a cute, 20-week-old Jack Russell mix.  His favorite toy is his stuffed chipmunk.  He's very good with the cats at home.  Stanley is a little mouthy but he's just a puppy and they're training him to be more gentle.

March 2, 2017

"Luci" Rakstang is an 8-week-old adorable Siberian kitten. He purrs immediately whenever he is petted; plays with everything, and comes running when it's feeding time. He has a set routine; he eats, plays, cuddles, sleeps, uses the kitty box, and then repeats. We look forward to watching him grow.

March 1, 2017


"Sasha" Welti is a 10-week-old Weimaraner mix who won over the staff the moment we she came in.  She is a very sweet little girl and at home her favorite thing is chasing leaves.  Once she's done outside she loves to come in for a slipper snack.  

February 27, 2017

"Lola" Kim is a 17-week-old Beagle puppy who was very friendly and happy to get lots of affection and treats at her first veterinary visit.  Outside she puts her sensitive beagle nose to work and spends most of her time sniffing all around the year.  Inside she carries her toy bunny all over the house.  She loves both people and dogs, but can't always decide whether to play with other dogs or hide from them.

February 18, 2016

"Ruby" Crawford is a cute and friendly 6-month-old domestic long-haired kitten.  She is was very social and well-behaved for her exam.  At home, she loves playing with anything with feathers. 

January 31, 2017

"Rockley" Hayes is an 8-month-old Australian Cattle Dog mix who came from a shelter less than a week ago.  He's friendly and smart, and already partially trained.  Rockley was super calm at the shelter but showed his wild side once he got home.  He grabs a toy in his mouth and goes upstairs where there is carpeting for better footing, then runs laps all on his own.  

January 30, 2017

"Miles" Chang is a 2-year-old Cocker Spaniel mix who loves greeting new people and is extremely friendly.  He has destroyed most of his new toys, the survivor so far being a squeaky rubber ball.  His favorite person to cuddle with is Dad, but he also enjoys playing with his 6-year-old human brother.  His new brother actually named him after his own middle name!  It was the only name he responded to, and it fits him perfectly.

January 24, 2017

"Mishka" VanDemerkt is an 18-week-old Samoyed puppy who loves every person and dog she meets.  Her name mean's "little bear" in Inuit language, and she enjoys running and bouncing around.  She already knows how to sit, and loves to go for walks.  

January 24, 2017

"Echo" Kovalsky is a 5 month old black German Shepherd who was imported from a breeder in Serbia.  The breeder trains police dogs so Echo comes from a special line.  He was a little nervous for his first exam, but he loves treats and let us look him over happily with food involved.  The Kovalskys have only had him a month and are still getting to know him, but Echo already is happy and friendly in his new home.

January 23, 2017

"Archie" Mulligan is a 9-week-old yellow Labrador Retriever puppy.  He was very happy and friendly for his first visit here, and he loves to give kisses.  At home, he loves to snuggle, but is still getting used to sleeping through the night in his crate. 

January 16, 2017

"Chess" Martinez is a 16-week-old domestic short hair kitten.  He came home to find "Willy," the Martinez's 19-month old tabby cat who is his new big brother.  The two cats already are fast friends and cuddle and bathe each other for hours.

January 14, 2017

"Bella" Newberg is a 10-week-ol Siberian Husky.  She loves to be outside in our winter weather and grab huge branches to drag around the yard.  Her favorite toy is a duck that is three times bigger than she is.  

January 12, 2017

"Buck" Adams is a 9-week-old Australian Labradoodle.  At 6 pounds, he has a littel growing to do to fit his name.  He has a bunch of new dog toys but his favorite things to play with are paper grocery bags and red solo cups!

January 12, 2017

"Penny" Reid is a 17-month-old Welsh Pembroke Corgi.  Her owners describe her as "a silly girl."  She can't get enough of her cousins and loves to play with them; she cries every time they leave.
December 30, 2016

"Ziggy" Weil is a 13-week-old Boxer mix.  She is a ball of energy.  She loves running and hopping all around the house.

December 30, 2016

"Della" Dempsey is a 5-month-old Treeing Walker Coonhound who is adorable and cuddly and "the best dog ever."  It's always nap time for Della and she wills sleep anywhere, usually on someone. Her favorite toy that she snuggles up with a is a small dog stuffed animal.

December 30, 2016

"Blake" Nelson is a 4-year-old Border Collie who was adopted from his new owner's sister in Atlanta.  He loves to fetch and go to the dog park; he doesn't bark but he howls.  He used to live with a black dog named Beezie at his old home; now he goes up to every black dog at the dog park checking to see if it might be his old friend.

December 29, 2016

"Little Zee" Massa is a 7-year old domestic short hair cat.  He goes crazy for milk bottle tops and sting, and he can play for hours.  

December 26, 2016

"Jax" is an 8-month-old domestic medium-haired kitten who is shy and can be skittish, but when he's ready he goes nuts running around the house full tilt.  He went so fast he slid all the way across the room into the sliding glass door and knocked down the drapes!   Jax is a ball of energy who is really playful and fun.

December 21, 2016

"Nugget" Mariscal is a 17-week-old Persian mix kitten.  She's very lovey dovey and likes to cuddle.  Her favorite toys are boxes (her owners call them "kitten traps").  Recently Nugget started watching TV; she sits right in front of the screen and prefers children's cartoons.

December 20, 2016

"Oscar" Shniper is a cute and friendly 17-week-old Maine Coon kitten.  He's very playful and doesn't like to be left alone.  His favorite toys are balls or mouse toys that he can chase and bat around.

December 15, 2016

"Hazel" Emmerich is a 17-week-old calico kitten.  She's bold, confident, and energetic, which is why she was chosen from all the available kittens.  But now she loves to jump on her new owner's heads at 3:00 AM to wake them up to play with her.  Neither owner has been able to sleep through the night since she came home.  Her favorite toys are a mouse with a bell in it and anything on a string.  She loves to jump high in the air and do flips.  

December 14, 2016

"Tito" White is an 11-week-old American Bulldog mix who came from a rescue.  His favorite toy is a cheeseburger chew toy; he shakes it and flings it across the room, then chases it, but if it moves it scares him and he runs away.  He loves his crate but he has a fascination with the Christmas tree skirt and has peed on it twice, but he's learning.

December 14, 2016

"Jasper" Evans is a 4-year-old Shepherd/Pit Bull rescue who has been with his new family for a couple weeks.  He's very friendly and loves to lean into whoever is petting him.  His favorite toy is Mr. Monkey which has been disemboweled once; now he carries Mr. Monkey around and into the kitchen so he can hang with people.  Jasper has made friends with his new canine brother Jarvis, and while he wants to be friends with the cats, they are still learning to get along with him.

December 13, 2016

"Howard" Elliott is a 5-month-old domestic short hair kitten.  He's very active and likes to get into things, not to cause trouble but just because he's so inquisitive.  He loves to play with his feather toy and little balls with bells inside.  He's a morning kitten who likes to get up very early and go full speed as soon as he's up.  When his new Dad wakes up, Howard is always there waiting for him to get moving.

December 7, 2016

"Angie" Hurley is a sweet old gal, a 10-year-old Labrador Retriever rescue who is so happy in her new forever home.  She came from the south with heartworms but was successfully treated prior joining the Hurley household.  She's a real sweetheart who loves her new family and wants to make friends with everyone she meets.  She sure knows when it's walk time and gets so excited that she trots at a good pace in spite of her age.  She has a lot of toys from which to choose but isn't real toy-oriented.

November 30, 2016

"Mila" Garcia is an adorable LabraDoodle who is friendly and confident.  She is easily entertained and will play with her toys by herself for hours.  Mila is fascinated by leaves and loves to scoop one up and run all around the yard with it in her mouth.

November 23, 2016


"Winston" Roberts is an 8-year-old Welsh Corgi/Terrier mix who recently was adopted as an adult dog by the Roberts family.  His favorite past-times are playing fetch with tennis balls and going to hockey games.  He is a loyal spectator, and even barked when his dad scored! 

November 15, 2016

"Gus" Grum is a handsome, friendly, 13-week-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy.  He likes to lie under the coffee table while his family watches TV.  He just learned how to play ball and now he can't get enough of it.

October 31, 2016


"Riley" Remer is a totally handsome 8 week-old Golden-Doodle.  His first visit to VHAH was on Halloween, and will be accompanying his new human sister for trick-or-treating.  He will dress up as Toto, and she will be Dorothy from Wizard of Oz. The Remers brought him home only a few days ago, so they are still getting to know him, but so far he already knows to scratch at the door to go outside. Riley loves playing with his stuffed turkey toy. 

October 31, 2016

Cody" Vukson is the cutest 12-week-old Munchkin kitten.  He's a very happy boy all the time.  He loves his food and makes little squeaky noises of pleasure while he eats.  He likes to roll in his litter box (when it's clean!), a habit we'll have to break.  His brother is adjusting and getting used tot he presence of a new kitten.

October 24, 2016

"Skye" Beisner is an adorable 12-week-old Bichon Frise who jumped into her owner's arms the second she met her.  She hops like a bunny.  Skye loves her new family so much she cried when her human brother went to school today.

October 21, 2016

"Seamus" Peters is a 13-week-old Irish Wolfhound who already weighs 27 pounds.  He love tennis balls so much that he plays with two of them at the same time. He tries to put both tennis balls in in his mouth at the same time.  He's good at making food appear if he stares at the bowl long enough. (His owner gives in and feeds him more).  He's growing fast so he eats a lot!

October 17, 2016

"Woodrow" Novak is a 5-month-old yellow Labrador Retriever who is one of the calmest Lab pups we've ever seen, and that's exactly why the Novak's chose him.  He is very sweet natured, and his favorite toys are his stuffed rabbit and giraffe. His nickname is "Woody."

October 10, 2016

"Hana" Buliga is a 10-week-old German Shepherd puppy. Her floppy ears should stand on their own in the next few months.  She has about 20 toys at home but prefers to chew on sticks and her human family's feet. She has chewed holes in their socks and in a blanket, but she's new and will quickly learn what's OK and what's not OK.

October 7, 2016

"Bear" Metz is a 7-week-old Australian Cattle Dog.  He loves to play with squeaky toys and plastic water bottles, but also is quick to pick up sticks he finds outside.  He also has a new friend in Lucy, the family 7-year-old Bichon mix.

September 24, 2016

"Marcel" Anuszkiewicz is a 12-week-old domestic shorthair kitten. He loves to play Legos with his new family and lies all over them while they're building. He also likes to play with the family 2-year-old miniature poodle, Hubi.

September 23, 2016

"Clark" Natina is a 14-week-old Boxer Mix.  His owner's boyfriend has two cock-a-poo puppies that he likes to play with and push around.  He also loves playing with his new 3-year-old human sister.  Clark also is a Bears and Cubs fan and has his own Bears jersey and Cubs tag.  He's named after Clark Street, where Wrigley Field is located.

September 15, 2016

"Radar" Smaby is a 1-year-old Domestic Shorthair cat.  Every day when his owners get home he greets them at the door by meowing and rolling over like a dog.  When he first came home five months ago they gave him a cardboard box to hide in, but he destroyed it in a few weeks.  He likes to rotate through various toys; his current favorite is a mouse.

September 21, 2016

"Cooper" Lee is a 9-week-old Golden Doodle. Mr. Lee has an 8- and a 12- year-old dog and made a deal that if he made it into his hockey tournament or at least won 3rd place they would get another puppy. He did and they did and the kids really seem to like the new puppy! Cooper has a new elephant toy that he has really taken to.

September 20, 2016

"Zoe" Mellen is a darling 10-week-old, 7-pound Terrier Mix (probably).   Her nickname is "Tough Girl."   She likes to tell the 7-year-old son who's boss and barks at him but not at the other kids.  Her favorite toy is a stuffed otter that she carries and throws all around the house. 

September 20, 2016

"Legenda" Berezhna is a 12-week-ol Siberian kitten.  She came straight from the breeder here for her first checkup and will be a birthday surprise for her new 8-year-old little girl this afternoon.  She cried a little in the car, and cried more when her new owner sped up and less when she slowed down.  Legenda is very calm and friendly, and purred throughout her examination today.  She's going to be a great companion for a little girl.

September 15, 2016

"Cholula" Frey is an 11-week-old Siberian kitten who came from a very fastidious breeder and who has a very luxurious coat.  When they went to pick out their kitten from a litter of three, Cholula is the one who fell asleep in the daughter's lap; it was her way of saying she wanted to join their family.  She's only been home one day, but woke her new owners up this morning by walking all over them and purring.  She's very cuddly.  

September 10, 2016

"Jade" Natina ia 4-week-old domestic shorthair kitten. She loves to climb on her new mommy's neck and during her visit she sat on her mom's shoulder just watching us. She purrs a lot. Jade was found outside on the west side of Chicago in an alley.

September 8, 2016

"Madeline" Raier, or "Maddie" for short, is an 8-week-old puppy whose mom was a Mastiff and whose Dad was St. Bernard/Poodle mix.  Both parents weighed 120 pounds and Maddie already weighs 22 pounds!  She's a very sweet puppy and loves meeting new people; she was happy and friendly for her first visit.  She's a fast learner and sits every time she comes inside so Mom can wipe her feet.  She's also potty training quickly.  

September 8, 2016

"Reilly" Keyes is an 8-week-ol Golden Doodle who was sleepy and only wanted to nap during her first visit.  She has an 11-year-old Golden retriever big sister, Lily, at home.  When Lily is chewing on a toy, little Reilly likes to come and take the toy away.  Lily is so laid back she just watches.  Reilly will play with anything, but has a fondness for Lily's toys that are bigger than she is.

September 7, 2016

"Odie" Newman is an adorable and friendly 9-week-old Australian Shepherd who has been home for 9 days.  He loves playing with the owner's sister's adult Aussie; they play for a long time until both are tuckered out, after which Odie climbs up and drapes himself over the top of the other dog to rest.  His favorite toy is a green stuffed bone.

September 6, 2016

"Kiwi" Song is a 13-week-old Alaskan Klee Kai.  His name Kiwi sounds like his breed.  He loves people and has made a lot of new human friends. He's both picky and smart, and he loves his tennis ball and his dental chew toy. He also likes stuffed animal toys, especially a stuffed giraffe that is as big as he is.

August 26, 2016

"Princess" Seymour is an 11-week-old Yorkie Poo who was named by her new 9-year-old owner.  She sleeps in her cage and doesn't cry at all. Her young owner wears her out by playing and Princess goes right to sleep afterwards. She's still working on potty training but coming along.  Princess has a cat sister who doesn't yet want to be friends with her. 

August 30, 2016

"Goldie" Zywicki an 8-week-old Golden Retriever who is very playful.  She pounces on her toys and loves to chew.  Goldie is in the process of potty training, but instead of ringing the bells hanging on the door when she has to go out, she would rather play with them all day long.  

August 29, 2016

"Wrigley" McDuffie is a 6-week-old calico domestic short hair kitten who loves to sleep and cuddle with her new family.  She follows Mom around the house and is very curious about her new home.  She loves to play with little soccer balls and basketballs, and will chase after them when Mom throws them.

August 17, 2016

"Charlie" Brahmer is a 17-week-old Miniature Poodle who loves to be around people and cuddle with them.  He also loves squeaky stuffed toys, and his favorite so far is his fat rat squeak toy.  Charlie enjoyed sniffing around the entire exam room at his first visit with us.

August 26, 2016

"Moose" Ramirez is a 16-week-old Boxer.  When his new family went to see him for the first time he got excited and rolled over and over, a real "rolly polly."  His favorite toy is anything that makes noise.

Aug 31, 2016

"Millicent" Frantz, or "Millie" for short, is a 3-year-old calico domestic shorthair cat who came from a rescue.  She came to a home with two other cats (Curry and Hank) and five kids, and she's friendly and gets along well with everyone.  Millicent is a climber; if you bend down she'll jump up onto your back.  She likes to squeeze under the low couch where the other two cats are too big to follow.  Her favorite toys are the laser pointer and toy mice that she bats around all over the house.

August 17, 2016

"Lulu" Villasenor is an adorable 9-week-old Teddy Bear puppy. She was all tuckered out and napped through most of her visit today, we had to wake her for her photo. She loves to be held and cuddled and will cry if she is put down. She also loves to chase shoes and run around the backyard. She gives her owner kisses and enjoys getting kisses back.

August 15, 2016

"DouDou" Liu is a beautiful 15-week-ol Bengal kitten.  She and her family recently moved here from Indiana.  She loves to run and jump and play, and is independent by nature.  Her favorite toys are anything with feathers, and she comes running when it's dinner time. 

August 9, 2016

"Oreo" Kubiak is a 16-week-old black and white domestic shor thair kitten.  This little guy was nervous for his picture, but is a friendly boy who is getting used to his new surroundings.  He likes waking Mom up every night at 2:00 AM, even after his 5-year-old human sings him songs before bedtime. 

August 2, 2016

"Daisy" Sufritz is a 5-month-old Labrador mix who also was a rescue, but she was found on the side of the road down south covered with fleas and ticks.  Daisy is sweet and gentle, and loves playing vigorously with her new puppy brother, "Simon."

August 9, 2016

"Simon" Sufritz is a 6-month-old Beagle mix.  He's a rescue who was found wandering the streets with a rope tied around his neck.  He loves his squeaky squirrel and squeaks it to get his new puppy sister, "Daisy," to chase him all over the house and the yard.  Simon is very inquisitive and loves to serenade the neighbors to wake them up every morning.

August 9, 2016

 "Milo" Spitolnick-Harrast is a 17-week-old shepherd mix (looks like he has lab ears to us).  He was super friendly and affectionate during his first visit today.  Milo loves his little squeaky toy pig and carries it around the house.  He jumps into the bed with it, goes in his crate with it, and jumps on and off of the couch with it. He loves to run in the park with a nice stick in his mouth; otherwise he likes to bite his leash if there's nothing in his mouth. 

August 3, 2016

"Benji" Lykholap is an 11-week-old American Staffordshire Terrier.  He loves chewing on anything he can get, including sticks.  He is very playful at home, and is learning things quickly.  He has learned that once he goes potty he gets a treat, so now he fakes going potty just for a snack!  He thinks he's pretty clever!

August 1, 2016

"Gilbert" Ginter is a 20-week-old domestic shorthair kitten.  When Gilbert first came home he was kept in the bathroom so he could feel safe. On the second day he wouldn't come out but eventually he did and now is well adjusted to his new home.   He's very active and loves his feather toys and laser pointer.  He also has a scratcher that he goes to every morning.

July 28, 2016

"Bailey" Kabalkin is a 13-week-old Poodle mix who likes to sprawl out on the floor in the kitchen underneath the table to keep cool.  Her favorite toy is her purple, gray, black, and white flat raccoon, and she slides around on the floor when chasing it.

July 25, 2016

"Chester" Marin is an 18-week-old domestic Shorthair kitten.  He's a very clingy cat who follows his owner around the house while meowing to be picked up. He loves to get his belly rubbed.  Chester's favorite toy is his little gray mouse and he loves to play with it.

July 23, 2016

"Baby" Brown is an 11-week-old Pomeranian.  When she is chasing her toys she slides around on the hardwood floors.  Her favorite toys are her little monkey and mouse toy; she drags both of them all around the house.  

July 22, 2016

"Aussie" Maynard is a 9-week-old Cocker Spaniel who is a fun, happy puppy!  He potty trained himself by his second day home and he already sleeps through the night.  He loves to chew and unfortunately has gotten a hold of a couple of shoes.  He races around the house when Mom comes home from work.  Aussie's name is in honor of Dad's Australian heritage.

July21, 2016

"Chloe" Petrenko is an adorable, friendly, 8-week-old chocolate Labradoodle. Her new big brother Teddy is a smaller breed than she is. Teddy is slowly warming up to Chloe but gets a little scared when she nibbles on his ears and tail, or when she chases him around the house.  Chloe's favorite toy is her stuffed raccoon.    

July 11, 2016

"Chesterfield" Schneider is a Panther Chameleon that his new owner found walking down the street.  These beautiful reptiles require very specialized care (spacious cage, UV light, a variety of feeder insects with vitamin and calcium supplements, and a drip system to provide water droplets on leaves) in captivity, and his rescuer has done an excellent job of researching his needs and providing them.  He's in overall good shape, with mild eye and tongue issues that likely are scarred from some previous injury.  He's a beautiful and interesting pet, if a bit challenging, but not a species that is often seen as a rescue.

July 20, 2016

"Tori" Torres is a precious, beautiful French Bulldog puppy who came from a breeder in the Slovak Republic. She runs all around the house all day long, and enjoys all her toys, especially small rubber toy balls. Tori has a new French Bulldog big brother at home, but they've been kept separated for now because she is still so new. Tori sleeps next to her new human sister.

July 20, 2016

"Tilley" Brosio is a 12-week-ol Terrier mix. Only 11 pounds, she's calm and freindly and everything she does is cute. She's smart and mostly housebroken. She buries her bone under the couch and loves her pink elephant toy.

July 16, 2016

"Daisy" Puhr is an inquisitive 13-week-old domestic medium-haired kitten who was very curious about our camera.  She plays with and is friends with Max, her 3-year-old Boxer mix canine big brother.  Her favorite toy is a ball with a bell in it.

June 29, 2016

"Riley" Worozaken is an 11-week-old Shih Tzu.  She slides around on the floor with no traction.  She loves her Mr. Froggy, and she tries to eat leaves whenever she goes for a walk.

July 7, 2016

"Bear" Kenney is an 11-week-old Greater Swiss Mountain Dog.  He's lazy and clumsy but he has a big body to grow into.  His favorite toys are his rope toy and stuffed lamb.  He likes to play games with his owners by trying to eat something, then spiting it out and taunting them.

July 6, 2016

"Kato" Uransel is a 15-week-old Wirehaired Dachshund.  He's a celebrity,  Whenever he walks down the street, cars pull over and people ask if they can pet him and take photos.  His favorite toy is a stuffed dog that's bigger than he is (which is only 4.25 lbs).   Kato is named after the OJ houseguest, not the superhero sidekick.  He had a great time at Dog Days, watching the big dogs jump in the pool.

July 9, 2016

“Tommy” Brodson is a 10-week-old Labrador/Pittie mix who came from a rescue just 24 hours ago. He learned how to negotiate stairs today. Tommy loves to pounce onto his toys with all four feet, and he has to touch you before he can go to sleep.

July 6, 2016

"Rocky" Dahl is an 11-week-old German Shepherd.  He sleeps by his owner's bed; every night he periodically pops his head up over the side of the bed to make sure they're still there, then goes back to sleep.  He likes to lie on the AC vents in the hot weather.  His favorite thing is running wild with the three young kids in his new family.

June 30, 2016

"Kole" Meier is a 12-week-old Border Collie/Black Labrador mix who is very outgoing and made friends with everyone here today.  Kole came with his name and it stuck.  He already sleeps through the night.  His favorite toy is "Squeakers," the toy pig with long arms and legs and squeakers in each hand and foot.   He goes nuts rolling and running back and forth with Squeakers in his mouth, then stops and looks at you with that sweet puppy face.  

June 28, 2016

"Rudy" Neece is a cute and friendly 17-week-old Pug/Cocker Spaniel mix.  He loves chasing his own tail, but still hasn't figured out how to catch it.  Rudy usually falls asleep on his new Mom; he doesn't like to go to bed unless she's there.

June 25, 2016

"Darla" Candocia is an 11-week-old Maltese mix.  She has a basket full of stuffed animals and Darla likes to lie in amongst them; we wonder if she feels like they are her buddies or if she feels like she is hiding.  Darla loves to torment her big sister, "Emmie," a 3-year-old Shi-poo.  Darla enjoys all of her toys but an empty water bottle will do just as nicely as any of them.

June 22, 2016

"Sophia" Koch is an adorable 9-week-old Labrador Retriever.  She loves to play with her new big sister, "Savannah," another yellow lab who currently is five times her size.  They play wrestle and Savannah usually lets the much smaller Sophia win.  Sophia's favorite toy is a long, thin, stuffed dog she found in the toy box.  She carries it everywhere and has already made a rip, exposing the stuffing.

June 22, 2016

"Marnie" Kramer is an 11-week-old Australian Labradoodle who is sweet and friendly.  She comes from a service dog line and already seems to be very intelligent.  Marnie likes to eat and comes running when it's supper time.  She makes happy sounds when she's picked up.

June 10, 2016

"Maisie" Sachs is a 16-week-old Angel Doll dog.  Angel Dolls are a "designer hybrid" mix of Maltese, Lhasa Apso, Yorkshire Terrier and long-haired Chihuahua.  She was really friendly and sweet today.  Maisie ripped big holes in the bottom of her playpen.  When her owner tries to walk her she tries to walk in the other direction. She does her business and then wants to go back home. She already knows where her home is. 

June 10, 2016

"Teddy" Ghai is an adorable 9-week-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi.  He's a big cuddler and loves playing with the kids.  He's very sociable and follows whoever he sees.  Teddy just learned how to navigate steps today, he kept falling before (it's kind of like learning to ride a bike).

June 10, 2016

"Abby" Boyle is a 9-month-old Beagle mix who came from a rescue 2 weeks ago.  She's sweet and friendly and likely making new friends (and getting lots of treats) during her visit today.  She's obsessed with birds and totally focuses on every one she sees, although it's hard to tell if she wants to make friends or eat them.  Abby's favorite toy is her pink rope, which she carries wherever she goes.

June 8, 2016

"Allie Mae" is a 2-year-old Labrador Mix who is a sweet, soft, gentle soul.  She was originally a rescue from Alabama, thus her southern name.  She would lie in the sun all day if allowed, but she also loves to wallow in the mud.

June 7, 2016

"Ryleigh" Benoit is a 3-year-old Irish Setter who moved here from Florida last fall.  She's sweet, sassy, and bossy.  She's a princess who gets mad if you take her pretty flower off of her  collar; she also insists that the flower be changed regularly.  She loves the park and loves people and likes to the be the center of attention.

June 7, 2016

"Titan" Paliulis is a 7-year-old Pitbull mix.  He's a people dog, and is always at his new owner's feet.  He won't play with toys unless there is a person around to play with him.  Titan has two modes: one is crazy boy and the other is super chill - he falls asleep right away - and there is no in between.

June 2, 2016

"Hunter" Cruzan is a handsome 17-month-old English Bulldog who came from southern California, where his new owner knows the breeder.  He's extremely well tempered, easy-going, and always calm.  He's playful, loves kids, and runs with the kids in the neighborhood.  Hunter's favorite things are the soft, chewable bones. 

June 1, 2016

"Archer" Lichtenstein is an 11-week-old English Springer Spaniel.  He was very outgoing and friendly and excited to meet us today.  His new dad is a dog handler so Archer gets to go to work with him everyday. He is afraid of vents and doesn't like the air blowing on him.

May 25, 2106

"Gotti" Rodriguez is an outgoing, friendly, 10-week-old Labrador mix who came from a rescue 3 weeks ago.  He was very happy and excited for his first visit today, and loved his treats.  His favorite thing to do - and his favorite toy - is chewing up his aunt's slippers.  He loves to play tag with his new 2-year old human cousin: he chases her, then she chases him and he runs away. 

May 25, 2016

"Kudo" Lee is a 12-week-ol Pug mix.  He's very active and playful, and very friendly with kids.  He must be growing because he has a great appetite.

May 17, 2016

"Kola" Scedrina is a beautiful 6-month-old Bengal kitten.  She loves chasing the laser dot and playing with her catnip ball, and she gets along well with their dog, Pepsi, for the most part.

May 17, 2016

"Masha" Melnik is an 11-week-old Rag Doll kitten.  She loves the kids in her new family, and her favorite toys include anything around the house that sparkles or makes noise.  She's the only pet at home and is very well loved.

May 10, 2016

"Bella" Smith is a 12-week-old Labrador mix who loves snuggling, kisses, anything that squeaks, and everyone that she sees.  She has no trouble jumping off of the couch but is still conquering going down the stairs.  She has recently mastered wiggling through the fence so her parents are eager for her to get a little bigger.

May 5, 2016

"Lucy" Wilbur is a 16-week-ol American Staffordshire puppy. She recently learned how to climb stairs. She had some trouble with momentum after the first step, so she backed up and ran toward the stairs, and then belly-crawled all the way to the top. Lucy loves her bed, which is 3 times her size (until she grows).

May 9, 2016

"Lily" Bavirsha is an 11-week-old Great Dane/Mastiff mix.  Both parents weighted over 160 lbs and she's already 21 lbs with some giant feet to grow into.   Lily loves playing with anything she can get her mouth on. She already sits and gives her paws on command, and she's only been home for 2 weeks!  She sits by her food bowl at meal time, and her owner says she's better behaved than the big dog at home.

April 27, 2016

"Charlie" Sullivan is the cutest Chocolate labrador Puppy who came from a breeder.  She can climb out of her playpen and can get up the stairs really fast.  She play bites a lot but will learn manners quickly.  Her favorite toys are her furry ball and any tennis ball.  She loved meeting our staff and had kisses and a wagging tail for all.  (The pink thing on the right is the end of Charlie's collar, not a cigarette!)

April 20, 2016

"Priscilla" Schneider is an adorable 10-week-old Basset Hound.  She has a squeaky toy pig that oinks and it scares her, so she doesn't like it yet.  She loves playing with her big sister Pork Chop, a 6-year-old Basset.  They sleep in the same bed together and Priscilla tried nursing on Pork Chop.

April 18, 2006

"Jake" is a 9-week-old Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua mix who came from a rescue.  His favorite stuffed animal is bigger than he is - he's under 4 pounds! - and he drags it all around wherever he goes, even to bed.

April 18, 2016


"Lola" Carrington is an 11 week-old Pomeranian puppy who weighed just 2 pounds during her first visit with us.  She came in a little basket, wrapped up in mom's sweatshirt.  She is a little nervous with new people, but is very sweet and is already very comfortable with her new family.   

April 4, 2016

"Louie" Rayome is a 13-week-old Husky mix who came from a breeder in Boston.  He loves his toy chicken and brings it everywhere.

April 14, 2016

"Tim" Alferova is a 10-week-old Miniature Schnauzer who was friendly and excited for his first appointment.  He loves to chew on his puppy bones every day but his favorite toy is Mom's hands.

May 21, 2016

"Ivy" Fischler is an adorable 10-week-old Puggle puppy.  This friendly girl likes everyone she meets, both people and other dogs.  She loves cuddling, and her favorite snuggle buddy is her big teddy bear.   

March 10, 2016

"Toby" Jones is a 14-week-old Maltese mix.  He's full of energy. Toby loves New York Times, every chance he gets he rips it to pieces. His owner gives him the paper so he won't rip up the couch.  

March 11, 2016

"Kitty" Makway is a gorgeous 5-month-old Balinese with an incredible coat.  She loves water and loves to play and spash in the sink or even walk into the shower when it is running.  Her owner was remodeling her bathroom and replacing the floor tile.  When she put the toilet back in - with a dry bowl - Kitty jumped right in and curled up on her back like it was her own personal spa.

March 10, 2016

"Christmas" Stanley is a 13-week-old Golden-doodle who goes by the nickname Chrissy.  Her new home came with a big brother, Mozart, a 5-year-old Golden doodle.  Because Chrissy is being housebroken she's crated when her owners aren't home, while Mozart is perfectly trained and has run of the house. At first Mozart wasn't sure about Chrissy, but now he stays right by the crate when Chrissy is in it and he won't leave her side.

March 7, 2016

"Lola" Asok is a 12-week-old Border Collie mix.  Like most Border Collies, she's very smart and learned how to sit the first day she came home.  She follows her new family everywhere, and even wakes from a sound sleep at the slightest noise so she can get up and follow them out of the room.  Her favorite toy is an orange ball with fluffy ropes on both sides.

March 5, 2016

Buddy" Seitz is a 10-week-ol Miniature Golden-Doodle who was very sweet but tired for his visit today; I think we interrupted nap time.  He loves to play with all his toys and brings them to his one favorite spot in the house.  He also loves to lick his owner's toes.

March 1, 2016

"Charlie" Pedigo is a 3-year-old Havanese who is new to us as his family recently moved here.  He was very sweet and friendly for his first visit and enjoyed his treats.  He originally was a rescue who supposedly didn't like kids, but when adopted he ran to the Pedigo boys like he always knew them and ever since he has been their dog.  They do all the walking and feeding, and he sleeps with them; BFFs all the way.

March 1, 2016

"Finley" Joerger is an 11-week-old Cava-poo (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel/Poodle cross) who was very friendly, calm, outgoing, and cooperative for his first visit today.  He's going to be a great dog.  He's mischievous and likes to steal shoes and socks.  His favorite toy is a squeaky round dumbbell that he rolls all over the house.

February 27, 2016

"Rolo" Gomez is a 4-month old French Lop rabbit.  He's very sweet and calm.  Mr. Gomez was napping and Rolo climbed up on him to nuzzle and get cuddles. Rolo has a new BFF, a 2-year-old Labrador named Tucker.  They hang out together constantly.  Mrs. Gomez is a nanny and "Rolo" is the name of her kids' favorite candy.

February 24, 2016


"Tanner" Sturonas is a cute 10-week-old Border Collie puppy.  He's already showing his breed trait of herding by grabbing onto his owners' pant legs and not letting go.  He likes to drag things like shoes around the house and during his visit he was dragging a towel around the exam room floor.  Mom says he is very sneaky!  He likes his squirrel toy, and is doing very well with potty training at home. 

February 15, 2016

"Gus" Gilberts is an adorable 8-week-old French Bulldog. This little guy instantly stole the hearts of everyone at Vernon Hills Animal Hospital, with his wrinkly little face and friendly demeanor. His favorite toys are his squeaky duck toy, and a blue rubber ball. He loves to cuddle, and is quickly mastering his potty-training.

February 12, 2016

"Kodi Obershaw" is the Patel's new 16-week-old Havanese mix puppy.  He is very social and was friendly for his visit.  He's teething right now and loves to chew on everything.  He loves his blanket and lies on it while his mom works from home a few days a week.

February 4, 2016

"Rizzo" Stricklin is an 8-month-old Beagle mix.  He's named after Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs.  His original name was Bandit because of the mask on his face. He chews and destroys his toys but leaves the furniture in the house alone.

February 5, 2016

"Penelope" Cosmano is a 13-week-old Silky Terrier who just came home a few days ago.  She's tiny, only 3.25 pounds, but outgoing and friendly.  She has a new big sister in her new home, Abby the Airedale, who is over 10 times her size; but they love each other and play together.  Penelope's favorite toy is her stuffed dog that is twice her size, and she always sleeps with it.

February 4, 2016

"Ziggy" Cordeniz an an 11-week-old Standard Poodle puppy. he was friendly and excited over his first visit on Firday. He was only home for about 2 hours and tried getting into the food bin!

January 22, 2016

"Mollie" Betz is a 12-week-old Boxer.  She loves her stuffed monkey so much she carries it everywhere, but she's chewing it apart and had to have it taken away.  She's a cuddler and a lap dog, so if you're on the couch she has to be in your lap.  She loves her two kitties at home.

January 25, 2016

"Taylor" and "Toby" Klimek are 9-week-old Shih Tzu littermates.  These little cuties are very friendly, and they love running around the house chasing each other.  Their older sister, Morgan (a 9 year-old Shih Tzu), isn't too sure about them yet, as Dad puts it, "they are driving their new big sister nuts."  This is Taylor, the girl.

January 18, 2016

"Taylor" and "Toby" Klimek are 9-week-old Shih Tzu littermates.  These little cuties are very friendly, and they love running around the house chasing each other.  Their older sister, Morgan (a 9 year-old Shih Tzu), isn't too sure about them yet, as Dad puts it, "they are driving their new big sister nuts."  This is Toby, the boy.

January 18, 2016

"Frankie," "Louie," and "Sammie" Krueger-Rook are sibling 10-week-old domestic shorthair kittens, who join "Shayne," an adult cat in the house.  Frankie and Louie are boys and Sammie is a girl.   They snuggle together and sleep together all of the time, and now Shayne joins in too.  This one is Frankie.

January 15, 2016

"Frankie," "Louie," and "Sammie" Krueger-Rook are sibling 10-week-old domestic shorthair kittens, who join "Shayne," an adult cat in the house.  Frankie and Louie are boys and Sammie is a girl.   They snuggle together and sleep together all of the time, and now Shayne joins in too.  This is Louie and Sammie.

January 15, 2016


"Abby" Hawlitzky is a 16-week-old Golden Retriever.  She was very brave for her first exam at 8 weeks of age and now that she's been home for two months she loves her big brother Teddy (a 6 year-old Golden Retriever) more than anything.  Abby loves playing tug of war with Teddy, and sometimes "tugs" on his tail.  She wants to do everything Teddy does, but sometimes he needs he will go upstairs for peace and quiet alone time.  She LOVES eating, and is very excited about her food.  She also enjoys rolling balls around the house.  

January 14, 2016

"Pippin" O'Hara is a cute and frisky 15-week-old kitten.  He's been in his new home for a few weeks now, and he already loves his big kitty brother, Finnegan, who is showing him the ropes. 

January 6, 2016

"Sheldon" Swartz is a grey tabby just shy of 2 years old who is new to our practice.  He is an inquisitive little guy who would rather look out the window than into a camera lens.  He plays fetch with his owners at home, and will chase toys and bring them back to be thrown again.  He also cuddles with Bella, his dog housemate, and has a very outgoing and friendly personality.   

January 4, 2016


"Winni" Burns is an adorable 10-week-old Golden Retriever puppy.  She's a very smart little girl; after just a week in her new home, she knows how to sit, shake, and lie down.  She is learning things very quickly, and is the cutest thing ever.

January 12, 2016

"Josie" Apgar is a 4-month-old mixed breed who came from a rescue and appeared on Christmas Eve sitting in a box.  She likes to torment "Snickers," her new big brother, who just ignores her for now.  She's quiet and well behaved in her crate at night, and her favorite toy is her rawhide bone because she's in the middle of teething.

December 30, 2015

"Madison" Sparks is a 9-week-old Labrador Retriever. She's getting to know her big brothers, "Moose (a chocolate lab) and "Tazer" (a black lab). Now the Sparks have one of each color; that way shed hair is sure to show up on every possible surface no matter the color. Madison likes to pick up whatever her brothers are playing with, but her favorite toys are the squeaky ones.

December 22, 2015

"Daisy" Arndt is a 9-week-old Boston Terrier.  On her first day in her new home, Daisy stole the "big dog's toy," a pink plush hippo that usually belongs to the other dogs in the house.  Daisy ran down the hall with it and claimed it for her own.  So far, none of the adult dog and cat siblings are challenging her.

December 14, 2015

"Duke" Guido is a 9 week-old Miniature Schnauzer. Even though he's new to both his family and to our practice, he's already social and enjoys meeting people and making new friends. He spent most of his exam lying on the table with all four legs sprawled out, and he really enjoyed taking our treats.  He loves all his toys at home, and the first night home in his new crate he slept through the night!

December 14, 2015


"Tessa" Weslager is an 11 week-old Weimaraner.  This little cutie is very friendly, inquisitive, and loves treats.  Her favorite toys are her Christmas toy and a Kong ring, and one of her favorite past-times is sleeping in her bed.  She is already crate-trained, sleeps through the night, and knows how to sit.  She is a beautiful example of this breed, with gorgeous blue puppy eyes that will eventually change to an amber or grey color. 

December 11, 2015

"Siren" Kirchhoff is a 5-month-old beautiful kitten, who quickly won the hearts of the staff here at VHAH.  She is very outgoing and sweet, and loves catnip toys.  She gets along very well with her new housemates, her favorite being her big brother Rutherford.  They even sleep together!  This little girl loves to eat, and begs her parents for food.  

December 4, 2015

"Smithers" Schwarz is a 6 month old black and white domestic shorthair kitten.  He's named after Waylon Smithers from the Simpsons TV show.  He is incredibly affectionate and friendly; he enjoyed the attention he got during his visit and especially his kitten treats. He is a big boy and already weighs 8 pounds at six months of age!  His favorite toy is his feather toy.

December 3, 2015   

This as yet unnamed 5-month-old Border Collie mix is the newest member of the Rudolph family.  Her favorite toys are squeaky toys.  She chases her human siblings (young kids); the 6-year old of which says the puppy is her new best friend who will always play with her even when her human brothers will not. The puppy loves to dive-bomb under the bed and pop out, surprising them and playing peek-a-boo. She recently played with an adult 80-lb dog and showed no fear, but did not seem to realize her size limitations.

December 1, 2015

"Mugsy" Wasser is an 8-week-old Cairn Terrier.  He's spunky little guy with a lot of energy, and his favorite toy his is rope toy.  He is definitely exploring the world with his mouth, and he likes chasing feet!

November 24, 2015

"Jaz" John is a 10-week-old German Shepherd puppy and the John's first dog.  The first night they got him, they put him in the basement for the night but in the middle of the night he went to the parents' bedroom to be close to them as he slept. He's already very attached to his new Mom.

November 25, 2015

"Luna" Marcus is a 16-week-old German Shepherd who has a lot of growing to do if she's going to catch up with those ears.  Her favorite toy is "Dino," her 96-pound big brother (also a German Shepherd).  She plays tug of war with him and loves to chase him.  Luna likes to hold one tennis ball in her mouth while she plays with a second one.

November 25, 2015

"Tucker" Hilldale is an 8-week-old Labrador Retriever.  The Hilldale family knew which puppy should be theirs because he came "bouncing right over" to them when they first met the litter.  He was called "Double-chunk" for a day or two until they agreed on the name "Tucker." At his very first visit to our office, Tucker was an ideal patient and eventually fell sound asleep on the exam table.  

November 21, 2015

"Gia" Caiolino is an 11-week-old English Bulldog puppy.  She loves making new friends, both people and canine. She conserves energy and lies down to eat. She's a "sassy diva" who knows what she wants and knows how to get it.  When her owner was eating chips at the top of the stairs, she sat at the bottom and stared until she got carried up the stairs for a taste of the chips.

November 18, 2015

"Sasha" Martinez is a 17-week-old Dachshund puppy who if friendly and happy.  She has a Teddy bear that is three times her size that she carries around the house, but trips over because it is so big.  She likes to nap on the couch with her owner, upside down with all 4 feet up in the air.

November 17, 2015

"Boswer" Karnov is a 16-week-old Boxer mix and is the Karnov's first dog.  He was friendly and inquisitive, and he enjoyed his treats during his first visit.

November 14, 2015

"Junior" Hong is an 18-week-old Pomeranian.  Sasha Hong's twin sister Sonia adopted "Junior's" littermate, "Chloe."  The two pups are best freinds. "Junior" was happy and cooperative for his visit today.  "Chloe" keeps "Junior" in line and sometimes tries to steal his food.

November 14, 2015

"Chloe" Hong is an 18-week-old Pomeranian.  Sonia Hong's twin sister Sasha adopted "Chloe's" littermate, "Junior."  The two pups are best freinds. "Chloe" has lots of energy and her tail is constantly wagging.  She keeps "Junior" in line and sometimes tries to steal his food.

November 14, 2015

"Kitty" Kessler is a 14-week-old Himalayan-looking domestic longhair kitten. He was one of 5 kittens found in a neighbor's shed and rescued with the mom didn't return one night. Kitty loves his buddy Riley, a 55lb Golden-Doodle; they sleep together. Riley tries to carry Kitty around by her scruff but they stop her. Riley gets very upset if she cannot find Kitty and will search the house for him. (The camera has an infrared focus beam that some cats can see, causing them to squint. Kitty squinted in every photo today but had wide open eyes the rest of the time!)

November 11, 2015

"Mookie" Rocco is a 7-month-old Labrador.  The owners lost their dog Sammy in May, and were going to wait a while to consider adopting another.  When she dropped her phone on the ground and picked it up, an Old Yeller reference had popped up!  It was a sign from Sammy that it was time to adopt Mookie.

November 5, 2015