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Happy Tail! Remmy and Paige

RemmyI just wanted to share with you. The larger black and white lab/border collie mix on the right is my guy Remmy. I adopted him from you in 2008 when I was attending CSU. At the time his name was Bunker. Just wanted to let you know how wonderfully he is doing. We celebrated our 7 year anniversary together this past September! He has lived with me in CO, OH, GA, and we now reside in TN. Rem is the most amazing dog. He is a certified therapy dog that I take to the nursing home and he lights up the lives of the senior citizens. He seems to just know and understand when a human is in need of therapy.

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Happy Tail! Samson and Tessa

SamsonIn June of this year, I experienced the tragic loss of my sweet cat, George. He was hit by a car and by the time we found him, it was too late.

A few months went by and the house just didn't seem the same without a kitty to cuddle with and roam the house for mice. I thought, "I was prepared to have a cat for the next 15 years or so, why shouldn't I give the gift of a home to a cat in need?" and started looking on Larimer Humane Society's webpage for adoptable cats.

When I first saw Samson (formerly known as Chimley) there was something about him that drew me to him. I asked to see him, and that was it. He was so happy to be loved on, playful, and such a sweet boy. I was told he was surrendered for urinating in the house, but after reviewing his medical examination it turns out he had a UTI that was treated and I brought him home the next day, no issues to report! Although he had never been around dogs before he seems to tolerate them more and more each day and I have a feeling that he will soon call them friends.

Although George is irreplaceable, Samson has made his spot in our little family and we are happy to love on him for the years to come. He loves fuzzy blankets and his "backyard" time- he sunbathes every morning, brings me grasshoppers, and has even caught a mouse already! Thank you for all that you do, these animals deserve the greatest of homes.


Happy Tail! Kristine and Ginger

Kristine and GingerI had adopted Ginger about two weeks ago after suffering multiple personal losses over the past couple of years.  One of my losses was my cat of 15 years, Willow.  Ginger has proven to be a ball of energy, kick starting my other cat, Lily, into high gear constantly. Lily and Willow had been the best of friends so it is heartwarming, to say the least, that Lily has taken to Ginger in this way.  Ginger is a very healthy and happy addition to my family and I say thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to all the people that work at the Larimer Humane Society for all that you do.  I am very lucky to have Ginger in my home, and Ginger is very lucky there are people around that value an animal's life like you all do.  

Much gratitude,
Kristine S.

Happy Tail! Caxy (aka Basil)

Caxy aka BasilWe adopted Basil from Larimer Humane around 3 months ago.  When we first brought Basil home all he wanted to do was hide, it didn’t matter where as long as it was dark. We ended up putting him in our spare bedroom next to ours which didn’t have any furniture, but he quickly made use of the closet to hide in. He was absolutely terrified of anything new and any noise  that I was beginning to wonder if we’d ever truly see the real Basil. It took a few days until he finally wanted to socialize with us, and of course it happened at 4AM, but it was a pretty big breakthrough for him to even come out of his “bunker”.

Each week he got a little bit better and finally started coming out in to the main part of the house, but he was still hiding at noises and hid under our bed during the day. This continued for around a month and a half.  My sisters watched all of the cats while we were gone for a trip in August, and only then did we actually get to see the real Basil. He is such a sweet boy even though he gets in trouble with our two female cats.  He doesn’t hide anymore unless we have people over but with the progress he’s made since we’ve had him I don’t see that trait being permanent. I am very thankful that we’ve been able to get him out of his shell and that we came in that day. ~The Booth Family

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