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Last winter I had to put my dog to sleep and I wasn't in a hurry to get another dog. My time frame was sometime this fall or possibly next spring. As spring started to get nearer and it was time to start spending more time outside, I came to the conclusion that there was something missing. So little by little I started to look for another dog. I started to check the Animal Humane Society webpage once a week, them it was a couple times a week and then it was daily. Well eventually I saw a dog that interested me but I would always come up with an excuse of why not to go check him out. It was over a three week period that I was having a battle with myself over what to do. I finally got tired of deciding yes then deciding no that I finally said enough and I'm going to get him. My mind was made up that no matter what that dog was coming home with me that night.

So I drove out to Buffalo where he was located and sat in the parking lot for about a half an hour on the phone trying to find someone to get me to come to my senses. Well eventually I went in and asked if they still had Beauregard and if they did could I see him. They still had him. I could always tell by his picture on the web site that he was a great dog. Well upon meeting him it just reaffirmed what I knew all along. He was an awesome dog. They said a lot of people had looked at him but they passed because of his age. He is seven years old. So we hung out awhile and went outside and walked around. We came back in and I told them I'd take him. It's been three months since he came home with me and it really couldn't have been a better three months. He is the sweetest most loving dog that anyone could ever imagine. All the neighbors love him and he's made friends with all the neighborhood dogs. Even the cranky ones! His favorite thing is going for his hikes. He loves walking around the lake three times a day. If anyone has any concerns about adopting an older dog just remember this - just because they are older don't mean they will love you any less. They may just love you a lot more!

Jamie G.

Animal Humane Society locations


4375 Hwy. 55 S.E.
Buffalo, MN 55313
(763) 390-3647

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Coon Rapids

1411 Main St. N.W.
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
(763) 862-4030

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Golden Valley

845 Meadow Ln. N.
Golden Valley, MN 55422
(763) 489-2201

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St. Paul

1115 Beulah Ln.
St. Paul, MN 55108
(651) 645-7387

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9785 Hudson Rd.
Woodbury, MN 55125
(651) 730-6008

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    (763) 522-4325
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    (763) 412-4969
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    (763) 489-2202
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    (763) 489-2222
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