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At the Humane Society of Utah (HSU) we LOVE to hear about animals that were adopted from us. In addition to brightening our days, success stories help others learn about adopting from the HSU and the emotions connected with adopted animals.

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Success Stories will be published on this website after review. By submitting this form, you are giving permission to the HSU to use your story and image(s) on our website and in other HSU publications, videos, and testimonials.


 

Strudel's Story

My son adopted Strudel about 9 months ago. Strudel has become his emotional support dog. Getting him through the death of a grandma, two beloved family pets, the death of a friend, and the ending of a relationship. He is so loving and quirky we love when they visit. He has become all of our little buddy. He makes us smile even on the worst day. Thank you and thank God for Strudel!!!!!!!!

Archie's Story

We adopted Archie (previously Cooper) last September. I knew instantly that I needed to save him, and we have come to realize that he saved us! Archie was too afraid to walk on a leash, go through doors, get in a car, or meed new people. He would pancake on the floor and we had to pick him up to move him. Now, he loves his new home! He has made SO many new friends and he loves to run and play. His big (little) sister, absolutely adores him and helped him see the world isn't as scary as he thought. I suffer from Manic Depression and Archie knows when I am having an episode.

Korra's Story

This is our 7 year old rescue named Korra! She is the light of our lives! When we saw her at HSU, she was shaking and had lots of anxiety from being in a shelter. We could tell immediately that she needed a family who would give her all the attention and love. Korra loves her dad the most, but knows to run to mom to get her favorite treats. Her orange ball is her favorite toy and she has become so good at fetch! Korra touches the lives of everyone she meets and we are so grateful to HSU for the great care they took of her, until she came into our lives.

Rizzo's Story

This is Rizzo (Portobello) adopted two weeks ago with his sister, Gracie, who I adopted a year and a half ago. Rizzo is gaining both weight and confidence. He has learned so much in a very short time. He is even learning to play with a ball with Gracie! Thank you for bringing such a sweet dog to Utah so I could adopt him!

Koda's Story

Layla/Koda, Husky

I adopted Koda (previously Layla) a little over a month ago, and I can honestly say it is one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Koda loves her new home, and has made many new friends since I adopted her. She has continued her physical therapy as her Physical Therapist recommends, and had her first Hydrotherapy appointment since I adopted her yesterday (3-18-17), she truly loves the employees there. Koda has been helping me with my anxiety, really helping me out a lot, and helps me when I have anxiety attacks. She is an incredibly empathetic and intuitive friend.

Kisser and IntiGaia's Story

My previously adopted dog died in October. Then one day in April, at a stoplight a block from my house, listening to Public Radio, they mentioned the adoption day. Just a peek, enough to bring back the real memory of all of the dogs I had as companions, barking and sniffing their way through all of my hard and joyful times. Instead of going home, I turned down the hill, and said, I need to see and touch them just a minute. The HSU doors opened.

Raven's Story

Raven is doing so well here with us. We just love her! She is the biggest cuddler! She loves to play in the water and fetch her ball and sticks. I have lots of other pictures of her on my Facebook page. Not sure how to send a link yet. She lives to go to tanner dog park and play with all the other dogs. It's an off leash park that she loves to go to. I'm so glad we got to adopt her.

Goldie's Story

We lost our dog a couple months before we visited the Humane Society. She was old and it was her time. Well, our other dog was rather lonely because since a pup he's always had another dog around. So we came out to the Humane Society. We looked at a couple dogs but never found one we liked. We finally found one that one of the staff members was taking care of at her house because of medical things the dog had. After emailing her and setting up a meet and greet. We loved her. The dog's name is Goldie! Super happy dog and we even brought our dog to meet her.

Shakira and Missy Elliot's Story

We recently adopted Missy Elliot and Shakira from HSU and it was an amazing experience. Everyone was very nice and helpful throughout the process of their adoption. These two cuties have free range of the home with supervision and a shared pen for night time. They are settling in very well and are very sweet buns.

 

Riku's Story

In October, HSU featured a Black Cat special right before Halloween. My husband and I went expecting to get a kitty, but fell in love with an adult cat named Riku instead. The moment I entered his room, he came to me for attention. After sitting with him in my lap for several minutes, I knew that I had not come here to choose a cat - I had come here for this cat to choose me. 

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