Posts Tagged ‘Pets’


Humane Society Receives Better Business Bureau Award Local Nonprofit Was One of Three Nonprofits to Win The Award In the Entire State

May 22, 2013

Humane Society of Elkhart County BBB AwardBristol, IN. – The Humane Society of Elkhart County received a Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch award for its strategic leadership and governance. The nonprofit was honored last week at a ceremony at the Grand Center in Fort Wayne where Humane Society director Anne Reel accepted the award. The Humane Society of Elkhart County was one of three nonprofits to be awarded in the entire state.

The Better Business Bureau Torch Award Program honors those businesses and nonprofits that “do it right” in the marketplace and setting ethics, honesty and integrity as the standard for the way they do business.  The recipients must meet certain criteria and they are selected by an independent committee separate from the BBB or its Board of Directors.

“This is a wonderful recognition of the dedication and work of the staff, board and volunteers to make this organization the best it can be,” said Anne Reel, Humane Society of Elkhart County. Reel has been the director for five years at the Humane Society and has made monumental changes at the shelter in conjunction with the board of directors.

According to the BBB panel, the Humane Society the judges were very impressed with the dedication and commitment to strategic changes made at Humane Society of Elkhart County. They also stated they were also impressed with the leadership and governance of the organization.

About the Humane Society of Elkhart County

Since 1939 the Humane Society of Elkhart County has been proud to serve our county with animal adoption and educational programs. The Humane Society of Elkhart County, an independent nonprofit, is on the front lines protecting the orphaned, unwanted and defenseless animals. For more information or how to get involved with the Humane Society of Elkhart County, please visit


Need Obedience Classes?

July 22, 2008

The next Basic Clicker class will begin on August 5th 2008.  Your dog will not only learn basic obedience commands such as “sit”, “down”, “come”, “heel”, and “stay” with the Click and Treat TM training methods, but can also learn any task you wish that is within his/her physical abilities. This training method is based on scientific learning and has been utilized for years to train dolphins, whales and other animal “stars”.

Puppy classes at Noah’s Landing Pet Care for puppies 14 weeks old and under may be joined at any time. Call for more information.

Please remember that for all classes your dog(s) must be up to date on all vaccines including kennel cough. Proof of vaccinations is required.

Click Here to visit the Academy for Obedient Paws website for contact information.


About the Blogger

July 10, 2008

My name is Rachel and I am a Board Member for the Humane Society of Elkhart County.  I have served on the board for almost 3 years now and have loved every minute of it.  I am also the designer and keeper of the Humane Society’s website!  I currently work for a commercial real estate company but soon I will be embarking on a new adventure (details to come soon!). 

My husband and I have 4 kids.  Two cats and Two Dogs.  Ok Ok, so they’re not actualy KIDS but in our eyes they are!  Charlie (mix breed) and Vinny (pug) came from the shelter.  Our Two cats, Noel & Friday, were rescued off the street.  Noel was found on Christmas Eve outside in the snow and Friday was brought to me by someone I work with who found her in the storm.  The goal was to find Friday a home, which we did…. but I couldn’t let her go 🙂

Our Animals

Our Animals

The only one missing from this picture is Friday.  She gets her own mug shot below.



My goal for this blog is to bring our community and the shelter together.  I’ll be posting events, news and important links you should know.  As well as Pictures of available animals and fun pictures to make you smile.  You may leave comments if you like but I do ask to please comment positively.

Thank You!



Coming Soon!

July 8, 2008

Check back regularly to see Pictures, News & Events as well as Links, Information and Sources about pets!

We’ll be blogging soon!