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Indy's Story

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!

-- McKenna

Cowboy's Story

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!!!

-- Juli

Miloh's Story

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!

Abbi's Story

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!

-- Spring

 

Tank's Story

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!!

-- Cami

Ellie's Story

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.

-- Dorothy

Tank's Story

We adopted Tank just before Thanksgiving a year and a half ago. His name at the time was Dodge. He was a quite a goofball. He has had some separation anxiety. We have worked with him and he keeps us all on a tight schedule. He is turning out to be a really fantastic dog. We love him so much and love to take him camping. He has been a great addition to our family.

-- Wendy

Family dog sentenced to death under archaic Utah law

MURRAY, UT (May 24, 2017) -- Humane Society of Utah defends Santaquin family dog from death

 

A Santaquin, Utah family dog named Dexter has been sentenced to death under an archaic city ordinance. Dexter, a male 5-year-old Australian Shepherd, escaped the Bray family’s fenced backyard and allegedly bit a teenage girl. According to the police report, “the bite did not break any skin.” The Humane Society of Utah believes a death penalty is an overreaction based on the city ordinance’s broad definition of a vicious dog.

 

Munchie's Story

Muchie came to us a couple of months after losing our family dog of 14 years. My family was torn apart by the loss of our dog.
We came to the Humane Society with our daughter who was looking for a cat. We had no intention of replacing Rosie but while we were about to leave (without a cat) in came Muchie from a walk with one of your volunteers. Her sweet spirit melted our hearts and we knew she was meant to be with us.

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