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  • Willow (Formerly Flora)

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    I adopted Flora (renamed Willow) a little over a year ago. I could not imagine having a better doggie companion in my life and I do not know what this year would have looked like without her! Willow is the…

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  • Coco

    Sunday, August 13, 2017

    Everyday I feel so lucky to get to be Coco’s mom! I’d been fostering dogs at Animal House last fall for a few months when Coco came to stay with us and from the first day I spent with her…

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  • Harper (Formerly Pebbles)

    Saturday, August 12, 2017

    4 months ago today we adopted our baby girl from you. She has been the perfect addition to our family. She loves us unconditionally, gives the best kisses, is always up for an adventure and sure is happy to have…

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  • Samson (Formerly Colby)

    Friday, July 28, 2017

    I wanted to provide an update on the puppy my boyfriend, Zach, and I adopted from you guys in February! Samson, formerly Colby, is now 7 months old and makes us laugh EVERY day! He was 11lbs when we first…

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  • Simcha (Formerly Jafar)

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017

    Simcha, formerly Jafar from the J-Puppy litter born Oct. 29, 2013, was named a pet therapy volunteer this month for Banner Health. He can be found most Thursdays accompanying Dr. Sam Shelanski to the Fort Collins office of Banner Medical…

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  • Quantum (Formerly Dude)

    Monday, July 24, 2017

    Hello!! Everything is going SO well with Quantum (formerly Dude)! He is settling in to his new forever home very nicely! We’ve had tons of fun already and I think we’re both extremely happy!We’ve done a lot of exploring so…

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  • Lily

    Sunday, July 23, 2017

    Hello!! I adopted Lily, the 5 month red heeler who is deaf!! She’s a fantastic addition to my life…she’s going on her first hiking adventure with me soon. She’s already been in the water and loves it. Next is a…

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  • Koda (Formerly Jack)

    Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Hi there! Since adopting Koda, (formerly Jack) I have had an amazing time! He is a very active dog and loves playing fetch with me at Lee Martinez Park, or going for long walks along the Poudre trail. However, his…

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  • Dewey

    Friday, July 21, 2017

    I have no idea why Dewey was in need of a home as he’s an absolute angel! Zero issues, completely potty trained, only destroys toys and occasionally steals the pillow ;)Clean bill of health as well, thank you!! -Sarah P….

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  • Opie (Formerly Copper)

    Friday, June 30, 2017

    Hello Animal House! We reached the 1 year home-aversary with a pup we adopted from you, originally named Copper. We renamed him Opie and12 months later, he is absolutely a part of our family.From the first moments in our home,…

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  • Odell

    Sunday, June 18, 2017

    Odell has been doing great! He loves his toys at his new home and he had fun visiting the Odell Brewery today! Thank you for taking such good care of him during his stay there. I look forward to forever…

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  • PG (Formerly Shana)

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    Hello Animal House! We just wanted to send you an update on how our wonderful puppy is doing. We adopted PG two months ago, on April 9, and are so happy that she is now a permanent part of our…

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  • Tosha (Formerly Tankini)

    Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    Just a quick update on our fabulous puppy Tosha (formerly Tankini) we adopted from you guys back in September! Tosha is thriving in her home with her 10 year old Chihuahua buddy Chuck. They constantly play and can almost always…

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  • Macaroni

    Monday, May 29, 2017

    I adopted Macaroni two years ago in June. He had two other brothers. His mom was a little lady (chiweenie mix); dad was considered a traveling salesman. Mac has grown to almost 30 pounds and I wonder if his siblings…

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  • Tenaya (Formerly Giggle)

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    We adopted “Giggle” (now Tenaya) last summer, after tragically losing our dog. She has become the sweetest, most loyal, most snuggly, most obedient dog I’ve ever encountered. I was afraid to rescue another dog but am so glad I gave…

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  • Duckie

    Saturday, May 06, 2017

    Hi Animal House, Just wanted to give you an update on Duckie. She is a delight and has fit in perfectly with my other 5! Our vet thought she was about 9-12 months based on her teeth and activity level….

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  • Buddy

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    I rescued Buddy from your shelter July 2014 and wanted to share an update… I am so grateful for the work you do. Buddy has since changed my life! He is a true companion and has been with me through…

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  • Bennett (Formerly Benny)

    Friday, April 07, 2017

    In honor of Wild Wild Woof, we thought we should send an update on the model! Bennett (was Benny) has taken some adjustment on all of our parts to deal with his severe separation anxiety, as well as being deaf….

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  • Tater (Formerly Cedar)

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    Adopted in early December 2016, now 6-months-old and busy brightening our lives. Tater is sweet-tempered, play ready, quick to learn and eager to please. Thank you, Animal House, for bringing him from Arkansas – and his foster mom Jan for…

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  • Jasper

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    Hello,I’ve recently been reminiscing the day we adopted our dog Jasper (aka Enzio when he was at the shelter) from Animal House. It will be a year this April since we brought him home. We love him so much and…

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  • Ducky (Formerly Annie Sue)

    Monday, March 13, 2017

    We adopted Annie Sue, now called Ducky, last Saturday and Drake in October 2016, they are both loving life and have been excellent additions to our family. Drake really appreciates his new sister, they play constantly and although Ducky is…

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  • Sam (Formerly Pharaoh)

    Sunday, March 05, 2017

    We adopted Sam (formerly Pharaoh) from Animal House in October 2015. Since the day that she came home she has been the sweetest, most gentle dog imaginable. She’s a definite snuggler! We are so lucky to have Sam as part…

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  • Deuce (Formerly Quentin)

    Sunday, March 05, 2017

    I have been meaning to share our success story from when we adopted a dog in July 2016. We adopted a puppy that was being fostered. His name was Quentin and was one of 9 from a beagle mix litter….

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  • Tesla

    Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Dear Animal House, I wanted to send over a few pictures of our Animal House adopted pup, Tesla. We still haven’t figured out a name for her, our son calls her Tess, but I prefer Tofu. She’s doing great, really…

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  • Olive (formerly Suki)

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Hi! I just wanted to send an updated picture of Olive (the little one in the middle, previously Suki) that we adopted exactly a year ago February 16! She got surgery (3 of them to be exact) of her luxating…

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  • Aurora

    Monday, January 30, 2017

    We would like to tell you thank you again for precious Aurora. She is fitting in wonderfully in our family. She loves her tiny human and running after balls. She sleeps with her tiny human every night and is in…

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  • Ginger (Formerly Megan)

    Monday, January 30, 2017

    Thank you so much for Ginger (she was Megan)! We are so in love with her! -Sarah Reimer

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  • Rufus (Formerly Toby)

    Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Five years ago we made the best decision ever, and adopted Rufus. He has been enjoying playing and spending time with his Maltese sister Maja, they are like two peas in a pod. He is the sweetest boy, we just…

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  • Dilly (Formerly Charlene)

    Sunday, January 08, 2017

    Hi Animal House, Just a quick note to say that we could not be more pleased with how the adoption process worked at Animal House. Your staff was so incredibly helpful — explaining the paperwork, describing the martingale collar, and…

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  • Captain Benjamin (Formerly Bill)

    Monday, January 02, 2017

    We had to put our Lab down the day before Christmas Eve 2015. On Veterans Day we adopted Bill. We named him Captain Benjamin in honor of Veterans Day. He has been a real blessing, the most affectionate, and loving…

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  • Apollo (formerly Chandler)

    Wednesday, December 28, 2016

    My boyfriend and I adopted Apollo back in 2012 when he was 8 months old, and the runt of what the AH staff called “The Basset Boys.” I stopped at his kennel just cooing at him nonstop, so your staff…

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  • Hazel (formerly Gem)

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    Hi, this picture is of Hazel, formerly Gem, adopted in June 2014. Hazel is quite a character and has a cheeky personality. Her favorite trick is to steal socks out of the bedroom and leave them in various places around…

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  • Boomer (formerly Cleo)

    Monday, December 05, 2016

    Hello! It’s been about a week since we adopted Cleo, now known as Boomer. We are in LOVE! She is such a joyful addition to our family and she already has, and will continue to be, spoiled rotten. Thank you…

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  • Ella

    Monday, December 05, 2016

    Ella is doing awesome! She gets along great with everyone at our house and is a wonderful fit. I have never met a dog who loves everyone the way she does:) She gets daily bike ride runs and/or walks and…

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  • Tenaya (Formerly Giggle)

    Thursday, October 20, 2016

    Tenaya is such an awesome member of our family. She and Maple have quickly become best friends. Now that it’s getting colder I find them cuddled up all the time. She is also so sweet and good with Solie the…

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  • Clementine

    Thursday, October 06, 2016

    Hello, I hope everything is going well for you all at Animal House. My husband and I adopted our pup from you back in June and we wanted to let you know how much we love her! Miss Clementine is…

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  • Yoshi

    Monday, September 26, 2016

    Hey guys! Yoshi is doing great in his new home. He loves to go on walks and gets so excited before we go out. Most of all he loves cuddles and butt scratches. He is very friendly to people and…

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  • Asher

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    Remember Asher? I adopted him last Fall during older dog adoption month. Asher is doing great! He loves his new home in Alaska! Spends his days with his “sister” Sam at The Dog Wash Resort day camp in Anchorage, AK…

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  • Luna and Jesse

    Wednesday, August 03, 2016

    Aloha Animal House Staff, We want to share a picture of our pups Luna and Jesse who were both adopted from the Animal House about 3 years ago. Our family recently moved to Hawaii, and the pups love the ocean….

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  • Buddy

    Friday, June 17, 2016

    Our family adopted Buddy January 2016, after a chance meeting on Christmas Day. To say that he has been a joy is an understatement. His presence in our lives has drastically changed our family dynamic for the better and we…

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  • Maya (Formerly Ally)

    Wednesday, May 04, 2016

    Hello staff and volunteers at Animal House, We adopted Maya (formerly Ally) from Animal House a year ago on May 5, 2015.  We’ve had a wonderful year! She’s excelled in all sorts of classes: obedience, swimming, agility, therapy dog, and…

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  • Lenny and Spider

    Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Dear Animal House, Wanted to give you an update on the most precious boys ever that we adopted from you over 5 years ago.   We first got Lenny (aka Lanzy) around three months old. He has always been shy,…

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  • Sam (Formerly Pierre)

    Monday, April 11, 2016

    Hello, Animal House staff and volunteers, I adopted Pierre, whose new name is Sam, last Wednesday. He has already changed my life in positive ways and I'm so glad that I took the leap and decided to adopt him. He…

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  • Dixie (Formerly Frannie)

    Friday, March 25, 2016

    Hello!! We adopted Frannie on Monday, March 7th, and I just wanted to let you know that we love her so much!!!! We have renamed her Dixie, and she is already responding to her new name. She gets along great…

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  • Lily (Formerly Vanessa)

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016

    Happy Thursday, Happy Tail!  Dear all of my Animal House Friends, I have been in my new home since April 2015. It didn’t take me long to settle in! Every day, I get up early and play! When mom leaves…

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  • Opie (Formerly Little Smokie)

    Saturday, March 12, 2016

    In November 2014 I adopted Opie (previously Little Smokie) from Animal House. He has been such an incredible light and I feel so blessed that I have been able to watch him grow and become braver every day. In 2015…

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  • Trooper

    Saturday, March 12, 2016

    We wanted to tell you about our new best friend Trooper. My husband and I adopted Trooper at the beginning of June (2015) from the Fort Collins Animal House. He has rapidly become a prominent member of our family circle….

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  • Fievel

    Tuesday, March 08, 2016

    Fievel Lakota! We rescued Fievel from Animal House in July of 2014 after making our journey out west, so keeping his original name was only fitting. He was being fostered with Andrea/Sarah (longtime fosters of Animal House) as Fievel needed…

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  • Teddy (Formerly Dawson)

    Saturday, February 20, 2016

    First, we have renamed him Teddy.  We considered many names but after living with him for a week, I feel Teddy quite nicely expresses his personality, physical appearance, and mannerisms.  He is truly a little living, breathing teddy bear.  …

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  • Penny (Formerly Bonnie)

    Saturday, February 20, 2016

    Dear Animal House,   My name is Penny, but you would remember me as Bonnie. I was with you for a looooong time before mom and dad found me and adopted me almost 7 months ago. I want to tell…

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  • Pancake (Formerly Stella)

    Tuesday, February 16, 2016

    Pancake (Formally Stella) climbed up on her new Mom's back last week. According to Nicole, "Talk about trust! I took her for a piggyback ride. She just held on and when I knelt down to let her off, she just…

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  • Hank (Formerly Skip)

    Friday, January 29, 2016

    Hi Everyone at Animal House! Here are pictures of Hank (Skip) settling in nicely. He has the daily routine down and loves walks and sitting in the sun with everyone. He is just the best little guy and we all…

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  • Arlo

    Thursday, January 21, 2016

    In October of 2014 we adopted our wonderful dog Arlo from Animal House. When he came home with us, he was about half a year old and lucky for us, he was already potty trained! He quickly became part of…

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  • Becca

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

    Here are pictures of our happy, happy Becca whom we adopted from you about 15-16 months ago. She's thriving and best friends with our other dog, Leo and Matey the cat. We love her very much. -Chris M.

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  • Gus

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    Just thought we would give you an update on our overly loved Gus that we adopted from you a little over a year ago! How he had so many homes, We will never understand. He is such a lover and…

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  • Tesla (Formerly Allie)

    Sunday, January 10, 2016

    Hello! I adopted a dog from you just over a year ago and just wanted to send y'all an update on Allie (renamed Tesla). Tesla has become my inseparable best friend, and is training to become a service dog for…

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  • Kita

    Thursday, December 31, 2015

    Kita was adopted December 2014 just in time for Xmas. Kita was so nervous at first, accidents in the car, the house, unable to walk on tile or go in small rooms, but it all passed quickly with a lot…

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  • Theo (Formerly Shorty)

    Wednesday, December 30, 2015

    We adopted Theo (formerly Shorty) a little over a year ago from Animal House Rescue, and he has been such a blessing.  We have two other dogs, and they all get along great together! You can also find him cuddling…

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  • Cowboy

    Tuesday, December 01, 2015

    Hello, I was reading through the e-newsletter and realized we could share our “Happy Tail” about cowboy whom we adopted about a year and a half, almost two years ago. He is such a fantastic dog! He is well behaved,…

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  • Adele (Formerly Bessie)

    Tuesday, December 01, 2015

    We adopted "Bessie" in May of this year and we are so happy we did.  (We re-named her Adele.)  She gives each of us so much love and we are all crazy about her.  She has been a joy and…

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  • Kaya (Formerly Zena)

    Monday, November 02, 2015

    This is Kaya (formerly Zena). We adopted her nearly 2 years ago and she has blended right into our family perfectly for so many reasons. She is a goofy, energetic girl who loves a good snuggle.    Kaya and Buddy…

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  • Shiloh

    Monday, October 05, 2015

    We adopted Shiloh in August 2010. Newlyweds at the time, we were eager to adopt our first dog together. When we went to Animal House we knew that we wanted a larger dog.  All of the dogs eagerly barked and…

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  • Squirt

    Thursday, September 17, 2015

    He's doing great! Such a sweet dog and he is settling in well. Here he is with us in Steamboat on a hike. We named him Squirt. He still has his little issue of pee'ing when he gets excited but…

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  • Boone (Formerly Billy Bob)

    Thursday, September 17, 2015

    Billy Bob is now Boone and he is the most spoiled and loved pup! He comes to work with me most days to see all his dog friends and get treats from all the humans. And most weekends he gets…

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  • Sprite (Formerly Peter)

    Tuesday, September 01, 2015

    Sprite (formerly known as Peter) came into our lives from Animal House in September 2013. He had been found roaming around an oil field in Oklahoma with another pup. He was transferred to Animal House over a series of weeks.  …

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  • Chloe (Formerly Skippy)

    Tuesday, August 04, 2015

    We adopted Chloe (formerly Skippy) about a year and a half ago. She has fit into our family and gets along with our other pets amazingly well. She loves to cuddle with our Labrador Rosy, as you can see. She…

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  • Effie

    Wednesday, July 01, 2015

    Just over a year ago we adopted a tiny little girl from Animal House. We drove over two hours through the snow to pick her up. My two boys held her the entire ride home while we decided on her…

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  • Sadie (Formerly Noel)

    Monday, June 01, 2015

    Sadie (formerly Noel) was rescued in Arkansas just before Christmas, in 2013.  We learned that she was found with a litter of newborn puppies, living under a shed after her people moved away.  Fortunately, a whole team of people worked…

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  • Big John

    Friday, May 01, 2015

    In July of 2008, we adopted Big John from Animal House. He was an eight week old puppy that had grown to be as big as his mama. I still remember the way that my heart melted when we brought…

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  • Missy

    Saturday, April 04, 2015

    I adopted Missy in June of 2012, when she was 10 months old, and I could not be happier! When I first adopted her, she was sweet as could be, but she was shy, especially around men, and would not…

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  • Hunter (Formerly Peyton)

    Tuesday, March 03, 2015

    We had known about Animal House for several years through a friend, Pete Stevenson, who volunteers and takes the dogs for runs and hikes. When we were looking for a new pup, we immediately thought of Animal House.    We…

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  • Griffin (Formerly Heston)

    Sunday, February 01, 2015

    Griffin (formally Heston) started his journey as a stray in Kansas and made his way to Animal House in late October. He spent a long 2 months at Animal House waiting for his forever home. I think many people passed…

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  • Ander

    Sunday, January 04, 2015

    Our four pugs and two cats were children to us for 20 years. When our last pug passed away on Christmas Eve 2013, we swore we would wait 2 years before adding another fur baby to our family. It was…

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  • Kanga

    Tuesday, December 02, 2014

    Kanga is a happy pup these days.  She is coping wonderfully with life with a steady owner and she is even breaking out of her shell a bit.  She's much less shy than when I first got her and she…

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  • Joolz

    Tuesday, November 04, 2014

    We had no idea last May when we adopted Joolz from Animal House that it would be like getting two dogs in one.  Joolz goes to work with me at United Way of Larimer County almost every day and has…

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  • Carter

    Tuesday, October 07, 2014

    I always said I would never have more than 2 dogs, but when the email from Animal House came across saying they needed help fostering dogs, I thought 'I can bring another dog into the house for a little while'. …

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  • Channing

    Tuesday, September 02, 2014

    We are writing to let the wonderful Animal House staff and volunteers know just how big of a difference you have made with a young girl and her now best friend Channing.    Jessica has been dreaming of a dog…

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  • Whiskey

    Tuesday, August 05, 2014

    Whiskey is a prime example of what we call a "foster failure". I began fostering Whiskey in early May and right away knew that Whiskey had chosen me to be his forever person. I tried to show him off at…

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  • Neville

    Tuesday, July 01, 2014

    For anyone that's ever met the little bundle of multiple personalities named Neville it's easy to say he is very special not only as a dog but as a pet and most recently our family member.    He continues to…

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  • Skip

    Tuesday, June 03, 2014

    My spouse Jack and I came to the Animal House looking for opportunities to volunteer. Suddenly Jack found a Chihuahua that took his heart away. Skip had been at the shelter for a little over 9 months but hadn't been…

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  • Atlas (Formerly Jack)

    Tuesday, May 06, 2014

    I just wanted to give a brief update and share some pictures of Atlas (formerly Jack). We adopted him from your shelter about a month ago and he is doing great. He loves walking and running with us daily, going…

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  • Henry

    Wednesday, January 08, 2014

    Henry's doing great! We adore him – so far our only problem is keeping our daughter from taking him! He gets along famously with our other dog, we couldn't be happier! Thanks, Julie

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  • Jacques

    Wednesday, January 08, 2014

    Thumper and Jacques are getting along really well. I'm so glad we decided to get a companion for Thumper.  He appeared to be depressed and would just hang out in his bed all day and look sad. Jacques is a…

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  • Oscar

    Wednesday, January 08, 2014

    Loving life in Teton Valley, Wyoming.

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  • Neville (Formerly Shorty)

    Wednesday, January 08, 2014

    Neville (Shorty) is doing really well. His appetite is now normal. He used to be hesitant to take treats or eat his food, but all of those hesitations are now gone. He was also pretty timid in the beginning. He…

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  • Izzy (Formerly Sage)

    Wednesday, January 08, 2014

    This July, I adopted my dog Izzy from you guys and it was by far the best decision of my life! She has become such an important part of my life and I love her very much. She is an…

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  • Lucy (AKA Goose, formerly Duchess)

    Wednesday, January 08, 2014

    In the summer of 2012, we adopted Duchess (now Lucy, or just "Goose").  She was a gentle girl with some signs that her previous home wasn't the best place and she hadn't had an opportunity to blossom.    Right from…

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  • Josie (Formerly Janie)

    Wednesday, January 08, 2014

    We adopted Josie (formerly Janie) from you all June 1st, 2012 and she has not only given us the most abundant love and joy to our lives, but she has also made our family more together than we ever have…

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  • Lady (Formerly Ladybird)

    Wednesday, January 08, 2014

    I just wanted to submit a Happy Tails story to you guys.   I adopted Lady (formerly Ladybird) from you guys back in March. I had actually fostered her the summer before and wished I could keep her but she…

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  • Autumn

    Wednesday, January 08, 2014

    Autumn (now Deja) is doing wonderfully! She is now fully potty trained and an absolute sweetheart. She has also taken quite a liking to my cat, Ginger! Here is a photo of them. -Holly

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  • Phoebe

    Wednesday, January 08, 2014

    We are coming upon a year from the date we adopted Phoebe, a 2 year old Flat Coated Retriever Mix.  She has changed so much since she came to be our doggy daughter.   She was so quiet and timid…

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  • Sage (Formerly Luther)

    Wednesday, January 08, 2014

    He is doing amazing.  He is slowly but surely coming out of his shell.  He sleeps on the bed with us at night, loves wearing sweaters when it is cold, has a tremendous appetite and loves when I come home…

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  • Willow

    Wednesday, January 08, 2014

    I have been busy keeping up with bikes, going for long walks, snuggling.. and playing with my toys! I figured out how much fun those toys can be, and I make my family laugh with how silly I get with…

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  • Zoey (formerly Bindi)

    Monday, March 11, 2013

    Hi Animal House Staff: My name was Bindi when I was adopted over Thanksgiving last year by a great family. They renamed me Zoey because it just sounded more like me. My new mom and dad just love me -…

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  • Izzie (formerly Sugar)

    Monday, March 11, 2013

    Here are several attached pictures of Izzie (known as Sugar at the shelter). We adopted her in December of 2010 and she has been a wonderful…and very spoiled… addition to our family. One photo is of Izzie and myself and…

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  • Ginger

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013

    Hi Stephanie, Ginger fit in immediately – quite amazing, really. The picture is from this morning. She is very content! She has no bad habits that we have noticed. She didn’t even bark for her first 3 days here. She…

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  • Bo

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

    Hi, Alice and Ali! I hope you are having a good start to the New Year! I just had some pictures developed from the past 6 months and thought I would share. Bo has continued to develop his personality and…

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  • Steve

    Monday, January 28, 2013

    I adopted Steve in October 2012.  When I got him he was shy, scared and timid.  He now is opening up and doing great.  He has been a great companion on the trails and I am very grateful to have…

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  • Tucker (formerly Scooter)

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

    Hi Animal House! I adopted Tucker last July and wanted to let you know how he is doing! The moment he stepped into his own backyard, Tucker knew he was home. I don't think he sat still the entire first…

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  • Zeke (formerly Mojo)

    Monday, January 21, 2013

    Hello, Animal House! I adopted a rat terrier named Mojo last April 2012. His name is now Zeke and I wanted to let you know how he is doing! He will be 3 years old in March and he is…

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  • Murphie (formerly Pumpkin)

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

    Hello!!! Pumpkin is now Murphie… :) And she is doing great! We have really enjoyed her the past few months… She tests my patience everyday, but we have been doing really great adjusting… What can I say? She is almost…

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  • Gypsy

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

    Update on Gypsy: We've had her 3-4 weeks now and she's been perfect, extremely well behaved. Great with the horses. We've had her on hikes, in the truck, and in stores. She plays with my neighbor's border collie. She's learning…

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  • Send Us Your Happy Tails!

    Monday, December 31, 2012

    If you adopted a dog from Animal House Rescue, we'd love to share your story here!   Tell us how your pet brightens the day, how he keeps you laughing, or how he tries your patience.  Email us: web@animalhousehelp.org We, the employees, volunteers, and supporters of Animal House, love to hear from…

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  • Copper (formerly Inigo)

    Friday, December 28, 2012

    Dear Animal House, I adopted Coop at Thanksgiving. He is a shy boy and is learning to not be afraid of men. His partner is Xena, an eleven year old rat terrier. When he is not carrying around 3 or…

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  • Sammy

    Saturday, December 08, 2012

    Hi Animal House, We adopted Sammy almost 1 year ago and we are moving to Iowa. I have attached a couple photos of Sammy. Once we brought him home, he adjusted immediately. He potty trained and learned basic commands very…

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  • Boots

    Wednesday, December 05, 2012

    I wanted to wish the whole Animal House Crew happy holidays. I am very thankful for my dog Boots he has become a very mature, wonderful dog with an amazing personality, who joins me in all of my adventures in…

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  • Verse

    Monday, December 03, 2012

    Hi animalhouse, We wanted to tell you that Verse, who we adopted about six months ago, is doing great. When we first adopted Verse, he was very mouthy when exited. He would lock onto an arm, when we returned home,…

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  • Baxter

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012

    I wanted to say thank you, and I wanted to tell you that Baxter is doing amazingly wonderful. My husband declared him to be the "perfect dog," and I couldn't agree more. He's still scared of loud noises, but he…

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  • Rocket (formerly Lucky)

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    Hi Stephanie, We stopped at the store that we got a coupon for first. Mark took Rocket/Lucky in to the store with us and he was just sniffing at everything. Lots of good smells there. Any we bought food, toys,…

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  • Shiloh (formerly China)

    Thursday, September 20, 2012

    Hi Ali, We met you at the Odell's beer fest tonight. I'm e-mailing you a couple of pictures of Shiloh (aka China). We cannot thank you enough for all your hard work. Without you we wouldn't have been able to…

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  • Bowser (formerly Indiana Jones)

    Sunday, September 02, 2012

    We adopted Bowser (Indiana Jones) from Animal House when he was about 8 weeks old. He is now about 6 months old and fits into our family great. My kids love him. He has brought a great joy to our…

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  • Tillie (formerly Yoyo)

    Saturday, August 11, 2012

    This is Tillie (Yoyo) all grown up! We adopted her (one of Frieda's puppies) in December of 2011 and now can't imagine our family without her. She has grown-up to become a great dog who LOVES to run, hike, and…

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  • Ms. Coco Chanel (formerly Twist)

    Saturday, August 11, 2012

    Hello to everyone at Animal House. We adopted Twist (now Ms. Coco Chanel) on June 19th. She became my instant buddy and has not left my side since. However, she is terrified of men, including my husband and would not…

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  • Spartacus (formerly Andy)

    Saturday, August 11, 2012

    Spartacus (aka Andy) has been with us for just about 2 months now and we absolutely LOVE him.  He loves us too of course by making us laugh, helping us exercise and just spending as much quality time with us…

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  • Riley (formerly Samantha)

    Sunday, July 08, 2012

    Hello! My boyfriend and I adopted Riley this past April and just wanted to let you know how she is doing. Riley became apart of our family the second we brought her home. She and our other dog, Bones, get…

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  • Rocky Road (formerly Evan)

    Friday, July 06, 2012

    We are still very much enjoying our boy, Rocky Road, who we adopted from you on April 3rd (or around that date).  He was under the name of Evan.  We were curious as to his breeds (thought we had a…

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  • Hannah & Liberty

    Friday, June 29, 2012

    Ali, I got a call yesterday asking if all was well with Hannah.  Yes! She is a happy girl!  I just adopted a rescued retired Greyhound from "Friends of Retired Greyhounds" exactly 1 month to the day from the time…

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  • Maggie

    Sunday, June 24, 2012

    Dear Animal House, It’s hard to believe that one year ago, we adopted Maggie. After fostering her for 18 months, Maggie knew from day one of foster care she found her forever home. As a dog who exhibited fear aggression,…

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  • Bishop (formerly Rex)

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012

    Hi Animal House! I adopted Bishop in April 2012 and just wanted to check in and let ya'll know that Bishop is doing amazing in his new home. I couldn't be happier with his progress! After the first initial shock…

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  • Domingo (formerly Bug Bug)

    Friday, June 15, 2012

    Dear Animal House, My boyfriend and I adopted Domingo (fka Bug Bug) from you on 2-25-2012, after a heartbreaking loss of lil' man Bender in October, and we couldn't be happier! He has made a wonderful addition to our family…

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  • Charley Bear

    Friday, June 01, 2012

    Hi Animal House — Just wanted to drop a note to let you all know that my husband and I are over the moon with our fabulous new furry friend, Charley Bear (aka Charley Murphy), whom we adopted about a…

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  • Willis (formerly Goofy)

    Friday, June 01, 2012

    Hi Animal House! My husband and I adopted Willis (aka Goofy) back in October of 2011 and have had a splendid time experiencing life with him.  Together, we have explored Kentucky, Moab, numerous hot springs,  the Rocky Mountains, parks, forests,…

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  • Hannah

    Tuesday, May 29, 2012

    Ali,  24 hours later (we got home at about 6:30 pm in a down pour on Wednesday evening), Hannah was doing just great!  Thank you all, for the most wonderful companion.  She is very happy to meet people.  Seems to…

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  • Reggie (formerly Bartholomew)

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    My fiance and I adopted Reggie from Animal House about a year ago, and we quickly fell in love! Reggie is the sweetest cuddle bug ever, and he quickly earned the nickname Potato from how much of a couch potato…

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  • Waylon

    Tuesday, May 01, 2012

    I have been meaning to write you a little blurb about Waylon for months!Well, here it is finally! He is doing great, and we just adore him.  "My husband and I adopted Waylon in December 2012. He is a quirky,…

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  • Maggie (formerly Petunia)

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012

    Hey Animal House, Just wanted to give you guys an update on Petunia who we renamed Maggie whom we adopted in March.   She's put on weight and her coat is coming along nicely, she got a clean bill of health…

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  • Mojo

    Friday, April 13, 2012

    About 2 years ago My husband and I adopted 4/13/Mojo, a white husky mix, rom you. He is an amazing dog, and has fit in amazingly with our family and lifestyle. He is my running buddy almost every day, his favorite…

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  • Charlie

    Wednesday, April 04, 2012

    I adopted Charlie in June 2011 after meeting him a few times at Animal House. At first, he was such a shy guy, I didn't think he wanted to come home with me. But, after a few meetings, his sweetness…

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  • Pearl (formerly Maizey)

    Monday, March 26, 2012

    We adopted Pearl back in July 2008 and she is in her forever home. Thanks to Animal House and all Adopters for all you do to help save our beloved animals. We humans are the ones truly blessed.  Pearl and her…

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  • Buddy (formerly Sparky)

    Friday, December 30, 2011

    Sandra – He looks pretty goofy here but you know he's in a safe home when he regularly exposes himself like this. This is Little Buddy, formerly Sparky, adopted from AH in Oct 2007. What a joy he is, and…

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  • Riley

    Monday, December 19, 2011

    Sandra, Thank you for what you do for the animals! We are grateful every day for our dear, sweet Riley, who mended our broken heart after our Jasper died, and continues to bring us love and joy every day. Best,…

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  • Lilly

    Monday, December 19, 2011

    To the wonderful people of Animal House, I thought I would just write a quick letter updating you all on Lilly’s new life with me! I (officially) adopted her back in September just before my birthday. She was the first…

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  • Riley (formerly Shayla)

    Monday, December 19, 2011

    Here are pictures of Shayla, now Riley, that we adopted from you. We love her very much and she is having a great time running on our 35 acres! While she has torn up a few things, like all pups…

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  • Whit (formerly Charlie)

    Saturday, December 17, 2011

    Hi All! I just wanted to send an update on how Whit (formerly Charlie) is doing! He is really the best dog! I can't believe anyone would have given him up. He was exactly what I was looking for in…

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  • Eddie (formerly Wishbone)

    Saturday, December 17, 2011

    Just wanted you guys to know that Eddie, formerly Wishbone (Jack Russell Terrier), is the most wonderful addition to our family. He is a very sweet dog, and it's amazing the transformation of him and his coming out of his…

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  • Lola

    Monday, December 05, 2011

    Here is an update on lola…. she is very spoiled as you can tell. She has been doing great and has made such a difference in my life! I can't believe it's been a year since she came into my…

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  • Clinton (formerly Jack)

    Friday, September 09, 2011

    The dog God was watching out for my son and I on July 14th when we visited Animal House and found "Jack". I have had a pet (cat or dog or both) for 40 years and Jack, now Clinton, is…

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  • Cleo

    Monday, August 29, 2011

    We adopted Cleo in July of 2007. At first we were worried about what we had gotten ourselves into. She was very skittish around people, especially men. She was scared of everything (including drive-through windows)! Here we are four years…

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  • Macho (formerly Sulley)

    Thursday, August 25, 2011

    To All at Animal House, My name is Erin and I adopted Sulley just over a month ago. I've attached some pictures for you guys. My husband and I renamed him Macho. We absolutely LOVE having him in our house!…

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  • Indiana Jones (formerly Tank)

    Tuesday, August 23, 2011

    Hey all, Just thought we'd write in with an update on Indiana "Indy" Jones (formerly Tank). We adopted him close to a year ago and could not be happier with him in our lives! Everyone always compliments us on how…

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  • Weston (formerly Clark)

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011

    Weston (formerly Clark) 7/19/11 We adopted Weston (formally Clark) in November 2010 from the litter of pups you rescued from Arkansas. We wanted to provide you with a recent photo. He is 10 months old and 36#. He has been…

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  • Peanut

    Wednesday, May 18, 2011

    Hello to all the wonderful people at Animal House Rescue! We just wanted to give you a little update on Peanut. We did keep his name the same since he seemed to respond to it and we didn't want to…

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  • Summer (formerly Snickers)

    Wednesday, May 18, 2011

    I wanted to send an update on Summer (formerly known as Snickers) She is such a cuddly addition to our family. She loves being outside and spends the day sniffing around our backyard. She loves to wrestle with the other…

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  • Max (formerly Gumdrop)

    Wednesday, March 02, 2011

    Dear Animal House, My husband and I are so happy with our new 6 month old pup, Max (formally Gumdrop)! The first night we didn't get much sleep, as we worried if he'd sleep though the night in his new…

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  • Homer

    Thursday, February 17, 2011

    Ali, I picked Homer up Monday afternoon. He is a good boy and seems very happy here with Darling. We are starting him in obedience class tonight at Petsmart; he goes to the vet this afternoon to get his dog…

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  • Vandal

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011

    Vandal is getting used to our home and our schedule. He loves his bed and spends a lot of time there with his toys. After only 3 days he already sits and waits at the door to be let out/in,…

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  • Syd

    Monday, February 07, 2011

    Syd is wonderful. He and Wilbur get along very well, although Syd bosses him a little bit. He eats well, and kisses anything that stops moving long enough. He loves to crawl under the covers at night and will maneuver…

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  • Cheyenne

    Thursday, January 27, 2011

    Cheyenne is celebrating his year anniversary today (1/27/11) of living with Blue and me. Cheyenne is enjoying retirement in Englewood. He loves LOTS of attention, long walks, and food. He is a very happy dog. Older pets are wonderful to…

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  • Xena

    Saturday, January 22, 2011

    She's 6 months and easily the smartest dog I've ever had in my life. She picked up all the basic commands within a few hours and never forgot them, she is so good at them she goes through the order…

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  • Cappuccino (formerly Scruffy)

    Monday, January 17, 2011

    I just wanted to thank you for letting me adopt Scruffy…..His name changed to "Cappy" as he immediately responded to the name. (Short for Cappuccino). He apparently was already potty trained….when he wants to go out he goes and hits…

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  • Lila

    Tuesday, January 11, 2011

    Just wanted to give you guys an update on Lila. She is doing great adjusting to her new environment very well. Thank you for giving me the chance to have such a great dog!  Sincerely, Margarita Catreras Lola's forever mommy 

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  • Sadie (formerly Eclair)

    Tuesday, December 28, 2010

    Dear Animal House, We would just like to thank you for all you do, and especially for saving Sadie, formerly Éclair. It constantly amazes us that anyone could have abandoned her. But their loss is our gain. We brought her…

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  • Josclynn (formerly Godiva)

    Monday, December 20, 2010

    Hi Ali, I absolutely LOVE my new puppy! Attached is a photo of her in her favorite place-someone’s lap! She loves to snuggle and is an absolute joy to have around. Have a great holiday and thank you for all…

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  • Pasta (aka Noodle)

    Friday, December 10, 2010

    Hello, I am enclosing a picture or two of Pasta Noodle. He has fit in like a missing glove here in our home! We did a DNA test on him and he is mostly, Chihuahua and then he is Doberman!!!…

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  • Leonard

    Tuesday, December 07, 2010

    12/7/10 Wanted to let you know that we adopted Leonard, the little 8-year old Doxie around two months ago. He is doing really, really, well with his new “forever family.” We love him dearly! He has full access to the…

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  • Maggie (formerly Taffy)

    Saturday, November 20, 2010

    She is growing fast – but still smaller than we had expected at 6 months… which is great! She weighed in about three weeks ago at 37lbs… I'm sure a bit more than that now. :) Her and Lucy are…

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  • Hampton (formerly Victor)

    Tuesday, November 09, 2010

    Dear Animal House, I just wanted to give you an update on the pooch formerly known as Victor. His new name is Hampton (after Hampton Court in England, not the hotel chain) and he is the perfect addition to our…

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  • Remi (formerly Ada)

    Saturday, October 30, 2010

    We just wanted to send you an update on our puppy Remi previously Ada) that we adopted nearly a year ago, last January. She has blossomed into a beautiful, goofy, and smart girl. Most people guess she is mixed with…

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  • Ranger (formerly Til)

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010

    I just thought I would give you a quick update on Til, who we've renamed "Ranger". He's doing very well, learning and growing every day. He's really won our hearts and is helping us heal from the loss of our…

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  • Elliott (formerly Vlad)

    Monday, October 25, 2010

    Hey, Shanel/Ali/Sandra – I'm attaching an update on my previous foster pup, Vlad now Elliot – the little border collie mix that I so adored but so pleased that he has found a great home. His new owners have really…

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  • Bella (formerly Spirit)

    Saturday, October 23, 2010

    Bella is doing terrific! She's really thriving with her dog brother Fozzie and is set to start learning flyball soon. She's found her favorite spot on the couch and has settled in just like she owned the place! It's a…

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  • Doug (formerly Taber)

    Wednesday, October 13, 2010

    BTW, I don't know if you want this info, but perhaps you can pass it on to someone who would: My husband and I adopted "Taber" from Animal House two years ago next month. We renamed him Doug and he…

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  • Griffey

    Monday, October 04, 2010

    Griffey is such a hoot! My 95 lb boxer and he play chase from the back of the yard in the house around the coffee table and back out again, changing direction only to jump from couch to couch to…

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  • Billie (formerly Baya)

    Monday, September 27, 2010

    Billie (Baya) won a bronze medal in the Doggie Olympics pentathalon this year!!! She blows my mind!!!! Her Iowa shelter dog brother, Scout, is passed out in the background. Thanks…. Bobbie

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  • Toby

    Saturday, September 25, 2010

    Hi there, I just wanted to let you know Toby's been doing great lately. It helps to have calmer weather but he seems to be settling into his new home. Thought I would share a few photos. Best of luck…

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  • Lizzie

    Sunday, August 01, 2010

    Dear Animal House, Last year, we adopted a Catahoula Leopard Dog named Odelia, now Lizzie, from you. We just wanted to let you know what a wonderful dog she has turned out to be. She has a great temperament and is…

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  • Smokey

    Tuesday, July 27, 2010

    Greetings! Thank you for your email! Smokey is doing absolutely amazing. He and his older brother (Willie the Chocolate Lab) get along wonderfully and Smokey is a very active and happy dog! He is super cuddly and loves to play…

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  • Dax (formerly Domino)

    Wednesday, July 07, 2010

    Hello Sandra, I'm just writting to give you guys an update on how Domino, now known as Dax that i adopted on january 30, 2010 is doing. He is great!!! he loves my other dog Izzy and gets along with…

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  • Slinky

    Saturday, July 03, 2010

    We signed up for the next obedience class at the place you recommended. Today, Slinky had her first Dog Park experience at the one down Horsetooth and had a great time and has shown herself to be an enthusiastic swimmer…

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  • Tabitha

    Friday, June 18, 2010

    Hi Shanel, Tabitha is doing great as a foster dog, and we'd like to adopt her! Thanks, Jennifer

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  • Lola Uley

    Tuesday, June 15, 2010

    Dear Animal House, My husband, Dan and I adopted Emerald now lovingly named Lola Uley (<– named after our favorite ice bar nestled in the heart of Crested Butte) back in March 2010. Lola quickly became an absolute wonderful addition…

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  • Benny (formerly Bernie)

    Saturday, June 12, 2010

    Hi Sandra- Attached is a picture of Bernie (formerly known as Benny – adopted Nov. 2009) and his new family. He has been a handful and I think he is mixed with the world's most stubborn breed…whatever that may be!…

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  • Petey

    Monday, June 07, 2010

    Petey is doing just great. He has adjusted very well to living with me. When he's not sleeping the day away, he's sitting in my lap while I play guitar or running in circles excited for a car ride. I…

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  • Mistletoe

    Wednesday, May 05, 2010

    Hi Joana, Wanted to update you! We are so in love with Mistletoe, she's such a cutie :) Things are going really well. The first day was the toughest, but we figured out a game plan. She was peeing non…

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  • Zander (formerly Bumble)

    Thursday, March 04, 2010

    Hi all – I've taken a bunch of pictures of Zander (Bumble to you), but am finally getting them organized. I thought I'd send you a few to show you much he's grown up and a little taste of how…

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  • Oy (formerly Atticus)

    Monday, March 23, 2009

    The picture on the right is at a local park, when he decided that my glove was better than the tennis ball. Oy is about 14 weeks old in this picture, and in the month I have had him we…

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  • Snickers (formerly Bobby)

    Monday, March 23, 2009

    On February 4, 2009, we adopted "Bobby" from Animal House and he became "SNICKERS" and a wonderful addition to our family. He is obedient, loving and quite a "shadow" to each of us. If one of us is gone for…

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  • Lucy (formerly Sadie)

    Tuesday, March 17, 2009

    When Lucy was found, she was severely underweight. The nice family who found her did not have the heart to take her to the pound where she did not have much hope to be adopted. Animal House came to the…

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  • Bella

    Monday, February 16, 2009

    Hello, Last week we adopted the English Bulldog puppy Bella. We just wanted to thank you guys for picking our family. We are so very happy with our new little family member! EVERYONE loves her especially her new friend Indy….

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  • Sprocket (formerly Chuck)

    Thursday, February 05, 2009

    We adopted a little mixed terrier, tan dog from Animal House last June out at the dog show at Centerra. He's a wonderful dog and I thank you for saving him and keeping him safe till we found him and…

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  • Wishbone

    Tuesday, February 03, 2009

    Hi Animal House, I just wanted to give you an update on Wishbone: we graduated an eight week training class. Also, my dad taught her commands in Spanish which now she only responds to. I am not sure how that…

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  • Penny (formerly Sugar)

    Saturday, January 31, 2009

    Penny's new mom stopped by today for a grooming appointment. Heather reported that Sugar is doing wonderfully and they couldn't be happier!!

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  • Juma (formerly Scarlet)

    Wednesday, January 21, 2009

    Hello Animal House, We adopted "Scarlett" (now named "Juma") from you guys in July. She had come from Eureka, KS with 2 other skinny pups. We just thought you might like an update on her. She is fully integrated with…

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  • Farley

    Tuesday, January 06, 2009

    Hi, I just wanted to let you know that Farley is doing well and I am really enjoying him. I am using TLC dog walkers for days that I work and he likes Claudia. He gets along with the cat,…

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  • Teddy

    Tuesday, January 06, 2009

    Dear Friends, Teddy here, checking in. Things are good and my coat is super soft. I did not finish my kennel club classes, yet. However, I know how to sit, stay, heel, shake hands and give kisses. I am very…

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  • Pearl (formerly Maizey)

    Monday, December 29, 2008

    Hi Sandra and Ali, Just a short note and pictures to let you know that Pearl is a great dog and we are thrilled that she found her way to us. Thanks for all you do to help rescue and…

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  • Kenya

    Wednesday, December 10, 2008

    Hi Shanel! Here are some great photos (the photo with 2 dogs is Kenya reuniting with Banjo by coincidence). We were lucky enough to get Kenya from Animal House as a puppy when the shelter first opened. We knew she…

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  • Taj (formerly Kevin)

    Wednesday, December 10, 2008

    Hello! Taj (formerly Kevin) is doing great!! We have had a wonderful time going through his different puppy stages. He is a clown and a great companion… always making us laugh. :) Over the summer he went hiking with us…

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  • Ginger & Buffy (formerly Ndora)

    Saturday, November 08, 2008

    You said my dogs would love this recipe … they did! While the dog biscuits were cooling in the oven, I cracked the door to let some extra heat into the kitchen. When I went downstairs, our 2 1/2 year…

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  • Clara

    Saturday, November 08, 2008

    Hello Animal House, Casey and I finally got around to downloading a few pictures of Clara and thought you'd like to see what a beautiful dog she's growing up to be. Ever since we brought her home from your shelter…

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  • Murphy (formerly Synsa)

    Monday, November 03, 2008

    HI. I am just writing because my dog, Murphy, and I are celebrating our 1 year anniversary. I adopted her from your shelter a year ago today. Her name was Synsa at the time and we had quite the introduction…

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