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Happy Tails

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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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Thank you Heska for helping Kane to deal with his allergies.

A435191 KaneThis is our friend Kane (A435191), a four-year-old Pit Bull. When Kane came to the shelter we noticed that he has allergies that made him pretty uncomfortable. Working in partnership with Heska we have begun immunotherapy (allergy drops) to help bring Kane's allergies under control. Heska is a wonderful Loveland based company that is dedicated to perfecting and supporting the core technology and services that truly impact the quality of pet care and help to ensure positive outcomes for veterinarians and their patients. We appreciate all their support and hope that together we can improve Kane’s quality of life and find him a forever home!

Click here for more information on Heska.

Happy Tail! Data has been adopted!!

DataData arrived at Larimer Humane Society after spending time in three other shelters.. Immediately, our Animal Care team realized why he had been a challenge - his energy level was extremely high.  Soon after his arrival, he was enrolled in our Mellow Mutts program. He already knew "sit" and "down", so we started him on 4-on-the-floor, teaching him to sit instead of jump when staff or volunteers waited in front of the kennel.

 We did clicker-training in his kennel twice per day with him. He was extremely responsive to the clicker, and very food motivated. The clicker training was followed by working with him on sit-stay and impulse control when he was being taken out of the kennel. A volunteer helped with an additional training session in the afternoon. An anti-anxiety medication was added to the training, which helped him stop jumping and spinning in the kennel. As we continued to work with him, the change in Data's behavior and anxiety level was dramatic. He went from a difficult hard to handle dog to a sweet loving and well behaved pet.

Data found his forever home on August 10th. We are so happy that he is getting the love and attention he so desperately needs and deserves.

Happy Tail: Ruger

Ruger Happy TailRuger, formerly Mikey, was a long term resident of Larimer Humane Society. He came to our home as a high anxiety, fearful dog. With a lot of love and attention, he has since become a wonderful addition to the family. He is great around people of all ages, dogs, cats, and horses. He's our hiking and horseback riding buddy, loves to snuggle and is an all around great dog. I've loved watching him come out of his shell and become a more confident boy. ~Holly

Happy Tail- Reunited and it feels sooooo good!

A277040 Poopie Happy Tail 

I would like to thank the Larimer Humane Society for making my day today.

Back in October of last year, our little "girl" went missing. We posted on sign posts, online, and even filed a missing cat report at the Larimer Humane Society. Unfortunately, all attempts to find our Poopie seemed to fail. Every few days, I would check the Larimer Humane Society website. Today(almost 6 months later), I was looking over the adoptable cats page I saw the unmistakable face of our little girl. I went to Larimer Humane Society and sure enough--they had found her. I was told she had been trapped over 10 miles from where we live. I am so happy that the Larimer Humane Society was there to help us reunite. I thank you, and my family thanks you. ~Myron S




Happy Tail: Moe


This is a photo of our dog Moe (aka Rusty) We love him and he's doing great! Thanks Larimer Humane Society for bringing us together! ~Emily E.

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