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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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Luna's Story

We adopted Luna, an older black lab from the HSU around 4.5 years ago. She was gray, scared, and had a limp. I bet a lot of people walked past this wonderful animal before we came around. Luna was sweet, and seemed very smart. She convinced us to adopt her by rolling over when we asked. She turned out to be the best dog I've ever had. She was smart, sweet, well behaved, good with people and other dogs. Not so good with deer, raccoons and skunks. My family loved her so much. I often thought that I would love to meet her former owners and ask why on earth they would give her up.

Samantha & Kato's Story

I had recently lost my cat that I had had for more than sixteen years. I was missing her SO badly. I came to the Humane Society and they helped me find these two beautiful babies. I have had Samantha and Kato for almost two weeks now. They have already brought so much love and joy into our house. Thank you for helping me find the perfect fit for our family!

-- Lisa

Socii's Story

When we adopted Socii (previously Lokie, but the names were similar enough that he made the switch right away!), we were looking for an anxiety support animal. I was having horrible insomnia, nightmares, and trouble sleeping. I had previously owned rats that were content to be held at all hours of the day. whenever I needed something to calm me down, but they died quite early in their lives and I was left without a pet. My parents took me to the shelter and I looked around for a cat.

Naomi's Story

Our two little dogs are Mia and Browny. They were adopted 7-8 years ago when I was 7. We had gone down just to look. When me and my mom got there from the store my dad who didn't understand just look, had decided he liked the miniature pinscher he was looking at. After discussing it my parents decided we could get him. Deciding he needed a friend we went back in to look for another small dog. We found Mia behind the door. My dad brought her out and we decided on her too. Now Mia is my best friend and we do everything together. In December of 2015 we decided to adopt another dog.

Aerie's Story

We adopted the most beautiful Russian blue about 12 years ago from HSU. Her name is Aerie (a.k.a. Aerie bear) She is the most wonderful cat in the world with quite the personality. She loves everyone she meets and is great with our other cats. She likes to play mama bear with them and she takes great care of the clowder when I'm away. Her favorite things are; rolling in the grass on a warm day, greeting guests at the door, sleeping on your lap right before you want to get up, and giving love bites to your toes that stick out of the blanket at 6am ish.

Lulu's Story

I adopted Lulu in October of 2014 or should I say she adopted me. I wasn't planning to adopt at that time as I was having many health problems. Little did I know, Lulu was exactly what I needed. She has brought such a joy and happiness to my life. We are inseparable from traveling on planes, going to the lake and shopping together. She is the greatest blessing and I am so grateful to HSU for bringing us together. Thank you for giving me my best friend.

-- Danielle

Bella's Story

I actually went to HSU trying to adopt a dachshund but someone had already adopted him. So I decided to walk around little town and look at all he other doggies and that's went I saw my Bella, it was love at first sight. We instantly connected, although she was shy at first, she got comfortable when I took her for a walk and that's the moment I knew I had to take her home with me. It's been a week now and this little one has changed my life completely, I'm so grateful for the help that I received from the employees at the Humane Society.

Koko's Story

We adopted our fluffy little weiner dog a few weeks ago...she is fitting right in!! We named her koko chunk reeves.

-- Miranda

Bella's Story

We lost our dog of sixteen years last November and didn't know if we could find a dog just as good and sweet to fill the void his loss left. Nearly six months later, we decided to check out the Humane Society and see if we could find another dog. Our kids were excited at the prospect. My husband went down three times and the third time Bella caught his eye. She won him over. She is great with our kids and even loves our cat (also from the Humane Society). She loves people. Every morning she is so excited for everyone to wake up and greet her.

Neo's Story

I went to the Humane Society to meet a dog my husband and I had seen online. The dog I came in to meet had been adopted just hours before I got there, but I decided to walk through anyway and see who was there that day. I walked past Neo a couple times, then decided to take him outside for a walk. I knew so quickly when we were outside together that I wanted him to come home with me. I called my husband, and he came to meet Neo, and this adorable dog turned on all his charm and won my husband's heart. We took him home that evening.

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