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If you would like your adoption story to be posted, please send us a photo and/or a small paragraph about the pet(s) you have adopted from Larimer Humane Society! Please send your photos in a "jpg" file format. Please note that text submissions and pictures may be edited for space or printed in our shelter newsletter, thank you!

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SocoSoco is a Labrador/Rottweiler mix who had a rough start to life. Her first home was with a neglectful owner training her to be a fighting dog. She was taken from that home and briefly adopted by another family, but she was skittish and avoided her new family because of her past experiences with humans, so she was taken to a shelter. Another family adopted her, but she was removed from that home due to abuse.

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Happy Tail Milo

Milo’s journey to find his forever home began almost a year and a half ago when his owner surrendered him to Larimer Humane Society in May 2015. Things started to look up for Milo when he was adopted in June of 2015 but seven short months later Milo came back to us when his owner surrendered him. Milo was fearful and needed some help adjusting to shelter life in order to find the perfect family, so he was enrolled in our “Pets Needing Patience” program. Throughout his stay at Larimer Humane Society Milo received special handling, extra attention from staff and volunteers, daily calming spray and clicker training.

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Charlie Happy Tail Chihuahua sized

When three-year old Charlie’s humans came to Larimer Humane Society, they fell in love with his wagging tail and enthusiasm for treats. They couldn’t resist taking him out to play, even though they hadn’t been planning to adopt a new family member that day.

Once they sat in a meeting room with Charlie, he just wanted to be held, and even let them hold him like a baby. That sealed the deal, and Charlie went to his forever home that day.

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Jake adoption photo

Champion’s life hasn’t been easy. As a pit bull mix growing up in an area where others in his breed are banned and often euthanized, the outlook for his future was gloomy. To make matters worse, Champion wasn’t just unwanted he was also a victim of cruelty and neglect.

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Before he found his forever home, Fox lived in an abusive situation for a few months. Larimer Humane Society was able to put him up for adoption so he could find a new, safe home.

He found it when his new parents came to the shelter “just to look”…but with an idea of what they wanted. They were hoping for a smaller dog to keep their older dog, Jack, company. Fox caught their eye because of his quiet curiosity. When they spent some time with Fox, they loved how gentle he was, and they fell in love.

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