Our 12-year-old cat died in April of 2016. We grieved (still do), but opened our hearts to 8-year-old Niska in October 2016. He had some scars, a chunk missing from one ear, and was afraid of loud noises. This made us think he was a stray at one point, or even for most of his life. He came home with us and never went outside again. He had food, treats, his own mug for water (Mommy and Daddy have people cups. I want a people cup.), scratches, towers, everything. He spent that X-mas with us in complete awe. I don't think he had ever seen a X-mas tree or lights before.
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We adopted Marshall July 16th, to be honest we were just looking to see if we were wanting a pet. We got to walk a couple of dogs and of course, our heart was set on each animal! Then we came across Marshall who was only 5 months old when we got him! He was on hold for another family when we first saw him but unfortunately, the other family was not able to take him and we were lucky to take him home with us. Marshall was told to have some quirks when we got him but, we have yet to see them. He is so friendly and great with animals.
Last October, our huge family Labrador passed away. I knew that I needed a companion because I am home alone for the majority of the day for the whole week. I also knew I needed someone small and cuddly. I went into the HSU with admittedly low expectations. Then, I met little Rigby on a warm March day. He was so nervous and shaky, but he still cuddled right up to me. It really was love at first sight. I re-named him Winnie, after WInnie The Pooh. He got back up to a healthy weight quickly, and really started to live up to his namesake-he is a big fan of sleeping, eating, and being lazy.
We adopted our mutt-mix Indiana about a year and a half ago, and we couldn't love him more. He was picked up as a stray, so we don't know his back story, but he was so terrified and timid when we first brought him home. After a couple days, he warmed up, and now he's an amazing, playful, adventurous pup full of love. He loves snuggling with us on the couch, going on hikes, and playing tug-of-war. He's helped both me and my husband through emotionally difficult times - we're so grateful for him every day. We can't imagine life without our Indy. Thank you Human Society!
My Husband adopted "Dollar" for me for my Birthday. He is a great little boy. His NEW name is COWBOY. He was really nervous at first but in the last week, he has adapted very well. He had been put in the HSU for 3 times. Happy to say never again. He gets along very well with my other dogs and my cats. He is a little Papillon. Very sweet and loves his family. Thanks for having him there to adopt. We love him!!!
My furry baby's name is Miloh. He was known at the HSU as Baymax. He was only 9 months old when I adopted him in May 2017 and had been returned a couple times which broke my heart. I searched and searched through all the kennels and was distraught as I didn't think I would leave there with a companion. As we were about to leave, I saw a volunteer who had just walked him and was trying to get him to go back in his kennel. He dropped to the floor and was pouting. I knew immediately that my heart wanted him!
We adopted our dog about two months ago. Her shelter name at the time was Marvel .She is now known as our Abbi girl. She came from a shelter in Arizona. Then was adopted two other times from the shelter and returned. After we were told that, we were definitely a little hesitant. With some stability,patience and love she has turned out to be the most amazing dog. She blended naturally with our family and will forever be loved. We are so happy to have her a part of our lives!
I adopted my baby girl Sisco in February of 2008. When Sisco started slowing down 3 years ago my family decided it was time for a 2nd dog. We found our sweetheart Tank in November of 2014. They are the loves of my life. Thank you for giving great dogs a second chance! Tank was transferred from another shelter and Sisco had been adopted twice and returned. I couldn't ask for more amazing dogs!!
We had to put down our 15-year-old pug and we all were just hurting. We went in with a dog in mind but we decided she wouldn't have been a good fit for us. The volunteer that was working the front desk was so helpful and so kind. She helped us get Ellie. She is so well behaved. She rescued us and we rescued her. I want to say thank you for helping us and for all you do. It was a very pleasant experience and you all do an amazing job with all the fur babies.