r/velvethippos 8d ago Wholesome (Pro)

Rescue Hippo The perils of being a shelter worker 😆💙

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r/velvethippos 14d ago

Rescue Hippo Our girl weighed in at 88lbs today. I was expecting maybe 65 lol!

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r/velvethippos 1d ago

Rescue Hippo Shelter hippo Bubba staying cool on a hot day 💙

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r/velvethippos 9d ago LOVE! Super Heart Eyes

Rescue Hippo Reunited after a year apart

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This is my girl Siggy. My ex tried to surrender her to a shelter knowing she'd be euthanized within days. Luckily she was still chipped to me, and we were reunited after being kept apart for almost a year. Welcome home baby girl. You are safe now.

r/velvethippos 14d ago

Rescue Hippo Ophelia's Story 💙

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r/velvethippos 18d ago Super Heart Eyes

Rescue Hippo Found this in the clearance isle

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r/velvethippos 15h ago

Rescue Hippo Newest foster baby, Hoagie

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r/velvethippos 28d ago Table Slap Gold All-Seeing Upvote Faith In Humanity Restored Heartwarming

Rescue Hippo A very informative guide to the velvet hippos at our shelter 💙

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r/velvethippos 11d ago Super Heart Eyes

Rescue Hippo Foster pup went and met a potential adopter who promised to reach out but never did. :(

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r/velvethippos 10d ago

Rescue Hippo My name’s Riot and I do whatever the f**k I want.

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r/velvethippos 15d ago

Rescue Hippo I finally made good on a long time promise to give my hippo a yard

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I think she approves.

r/velvethippos 17d ago

Rescue Hippo Light rain quickly turned into a heavy downpour. Clearly it is all my fault. I don’t think I’ll ever be forgiven.

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The look she gave me when we finally took shelter was so full of guilt and disappointment 😩😅

r/velvethippos 6d ago Hugz

Rescue Hippo Missing my old chaos potato: Geriatric Rescue Hippo Blue

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Probably won't make many replies. Really odd looking through his pictures tonight. I think the order I looked at them maybe, but whatever it was it really got to me. Miss the old dude. Love to your pups.

r/velvethippos 7d ago Heartwarming

Rescue Hippo Unconditional love after 4 years away at college - super happy Pitty wants to show off his favorite ball and get cuddles. (Rescue Greyhound patiently observes and waits for his turn).

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r/velvethippos 3d ago

Rescue Hippo Was told my pibble is a "working dog". I doubt it 😁

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695 Upvotes

r/velvethippos 20d ago

Rescue Hippo Dealing with stereotypes/stigma…

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Hi fellow hippo lovers! I guess I need a place to vent and get advice so here we go…

I adopted Josie from my local animal shelter 4 weeks ago. We have been working so hard on training with lots of positive reenforcement (praise and treats), however earlier this week she became extremely ill and was actually admitted to the emergency vet. Until the vets can figure out the root of her stomach issues and/or food allergies, I was told to not give her any treats - only the prescription wet food they sent us home with. It seems that all the training progress we’ve made has disappeared without the use of treats.

Anyways, as we were walking though our apartment building today after a walk outside, Josie stopped to sniff a cart of cleaning supplies the custodial staff left in the hallway. She was on a leash and I called her name to get her attention so we could keep walking but she ignored me, so I pulled on her leash to get her attention. The custodian was walking back to their cart and saw this and proceeded to scold me about how I “shouldn’t allow such an unfriendly and dangerous dog out in public” and how “dogs like that don’t belong here”. We live in a pet-friendly building with zero breed or weight restrictions and I pay pet rent - so she has every right to be here in her home with me.

I guess I’m wondering how you all deal with these negative comments and ignorant people. I didn’t say anything to the custodian - once I got Josie’s attention we just walked down the hallway and into our unit. There are so many things I wish I would have said… and none of them were nice. I just feel like I have a responsibility to protect and defend her and I’m not sure how to handle these situations in the future.

r/velvethippos 14d ago

Rescue Hippo This girl has stolen my heart

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r/velvethippos 7d ago

Rescue Hippo I’m starting to think Piper is a can or two short of a twelve pack

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r/velvethippos Apr 27 '23

Rescue Hippo 🤣 No, there’s nothing wrong with Rocky, he just magically turns into a potato when it’s time to leave the park. ✨🥔✨

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r/velvethippos 15h ago

Rescue Hippo After lying in the sun!for a while, he gets up, walks a few steps, then dramatically DROPS to the floor to cool off!

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639 Upvotes

r/velvethippos 9d ago

Rescue Hippo These three about to drop a hot new album. What's it called?

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365 Upvotes

Seymour the bully loves his old doodle aunties

r/velvethippos 21d ago

Rescue Hippo Stella Girl

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My sweet girl had 1 tumor on her eye and two benign lumps on her body removed at the end of February. Now she has 2 new mast cell tumors on her body and needs another surgery🥺 Please send positive vibes🫶

r/velvethippos 23d ago Wholesome Seal of Approval Silver

Rescue Hippo Our new foster hippo has made herself at home! She’s quite stinky but is also literally perfect.

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r/velvethippos 15d ago

Rescue Hippo Bun Bun brought me her second-in-line best friend after I came home late.

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1.4k Upvotes

r/velvethippos 4d ago

Rescue Hippo Marshmallow doesn't care if it's too hot, that we just got back from a very sweaty walk, and he cannot stop panting. He must snuggle!

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730 Upvotes