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Happy Tail! Lou Ferpigno

Lou CroppedMy boyfriend and I came to the Larimer Humane Society the day before Valentines to find a new furbuddy and we adopted the best one ever. I am a full time student and he works full time so we thought a small animal would be best. Lou Ferpigno (formerly Jager) is the king of the house as he is the only pet and gets daily run time throughout the house. When we first brought him home he was very skittish and quiet except when he was scared, then he would scream!! Now he is the happiest little piggy! He loves to greet us when we get home and insists that it is time to come play and have treats. He loves to pop around and do fast sprints through the living room. He is such a joy in our lives and we are so grateful for our little Guinea Pig.

~Miranda K

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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.

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