Haley and Jim Stewart-Reynolds

Volunteer Since October 2016

Haley and Jim moved to Fort Collins several years ago from Sacramento, CA,

where they volunteered as dog handlers at Front Street Animal Shelter. They

heard good things about Animal House and signed up as foster parents in

October of 2016. When choosing a home in Fort Collins, they specifically sought

out a house that would allow them to foster dogs, including bully breeds.

Haley and Jim are strong advocates for bully breed dogs and are committed to

helping out those that may have a hard time being adopted. They take their

foster dogs out to interact with a variety of people and other dogs. Haley is

interested in dog training and knows teaching a dog a few tricks can help them

get adopted more quickly. Their current foster dog, Farrah, is a pit bull mix and

their 8 th foster dog.

They routinely fall in love with each foster dog and are comforted knowing they

find great homes, even if saying goodbye is bittersweet. One of their most

transformed foster dogs was Valerie, who arrived at Animal House in poor

condition. Most likely hit by a car, she had a broken jaw, fractured pelvis, bullet in

her back, and was covered in motor oil. She had been living on the street, was

malnourished, wasnt spayed or house trained, had ticks, and kennel cough. Jim

and Haley fostered her through her recovery, including three surgeries. After a

month and a half, with loving care and good nutrition, Valerie, was a brand new

dog.

Haley works for the Humane Society of the United States in native carnivore

protection. Jim is a Marine Corps veteran, CSU student, and wildland firefighter

with Craig Hotshots. They have two cats, Meena and Rama, who help foster

dogs learn boundaries with felines. They enjoy camping, hiking and home

brewing.

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