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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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Tabitha's Story

Sweet Tabitha and I are coming up on our 3 year anniversary together this month and I just want to thank the Humane Society of Utah for caring for and bringing me together with the love of my life. Tabby had been dropped off at the shelter at least twice before I found her and was very shy and scared when she came to me. It's been amazing to watch her gain confidence and trust over the past 3 years. 
I'm so grateful I found her and have had the joy of providing her with her forever home. She is the best hiking partner, climbing buddy, and cuddler a girl could ask for.

Roxy's Story

Roxy, or sometimes called “The Wiggle”, has filled our home with love since we adopted her from The Humane Society. We first had to gain her trust by establishing a routine and gradually introducing her to new experiences. It wasn’t long before she accepted us into her heart.

 

Sinbad's Story

The 2-month-old kitten ("Rusty", renamed Sinbad, #A107980) I adopted from you is now a little over a year old, so I thought I'd share the joy with you.
 
As you can see in the picture, while he's bigger now, that lovable kitten is still discernible in his face, and that shock of white hair just under his chin is still there.
 
He's a wonderful companion, cuddly yet feisty (like a true orange tabby), and I look forward to many more years with him.
 
Thanks for fostering him and letting me adopt him.
 

Luna's Story

I had a sudden urge to add to my little family in December 2017, so I went looking for a cat. I had originally gone in to look at two others, but when I laid eyes on Luna (then known as Boo) and she rolled on her back and offered her tummy, I knew it was love at first sight. Luna is now spoiled rotten with love, toys, treats, and tags along with me and her new brother, Leo, everywhere I go. She is the most loving cat I’ve ever had the honor of knowing!

-- Haley

 

Rainey's Story

I wanted to say thank you for giving me the opportunity to rehabilitate Rainey. She's been absolutely amazing. As of 24 hours after being in the home she now allows the leash without hesitation. Because she has given me such trust so quickly I have allowed her free range in my living room and kitchen and the ability to interact with Nala my husky. It has gone flawlessly. Rainey barks when she wants outside and is mimicking my husky for things she wants. I wanted to give you an update because I'm sure you're wondering about her progress. It's not baby steps. It's leaps and bounds.

Jane's Story

I adopted my cat Jane (I never changed her name because it fit her so well) in July of 2015 after the death of my previous cat. I was completely heartbroken. After a few weeks of mourning my beloved Ivy, I decided that there were more animals in need of homes that I could love and give a new chance at life, and could love me in return. I spent three hours wandering the Humane Society. I probably spent time with every cat there. I finally walked past a room with a paper on the window reading all about Jane from her previous foster family.

Niska's Story

Our 12-year-old cat died in April of 2016. We grieved (still do), but opened our hearts to 8-year-old Niska in October 2016. He had some scars, a chunk missing from one ear, and was afraid of loud noises. This made us think he was a stray at one point, or even for most of his life. He came home with us and never went outside again. He had food, treats, his own mug for water (Mommy and Daddy have people cups. I want a people cup.), scratches, towers, everything. He spent that X-mas with us in complete awe. I don't think he had ever seen a X-mas tree or lights before.

Marshall's Story

We adopted Marshall July 16th, to be honest we were just looking to see if we were wanting a pet. We got to walk a couple of dogs and of course, our heart was set on each animal! Then we came across Marshall who was only 5 months old when we got him! He was on hold for another family when we first saw him but unfortunately, the other family was not able to take him and we were lucky to take him home with us. Marshall was told to have some quirks when we got him but, we have yet to see them. He is so friendly and great with animals.

Winnie's Story

Last October, our huge family Labrador passed away. I knew that I needed a companion because I am home alone for the majority of the day for the whole week. I also knew I needed someone small and cuddly. I went into the HSU with admittedly low expectations. Then, I met little Rigby on a warm March day. He was so nervous and shaky, but he still cuddled right up to me. It really was love at first sight. I re-named him Winnie, after WInnie The Pooh. He got back up to a healthy weight quickly, and really started to live up to his namesake-he is a big fan of sleeping, eating, and being lazy.

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

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