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We adopted Cinder on November 13, 2010. She may have a gray muzzle (she is 8 ½ years old), but she has the heart of a much younger pup. She bounds with energy at the dog park where she runs and leaps down the path a few yards then dutifully runs back with a smile in her eyes and a ball or stick in her mouth to make sure her human companions are still coming. She has fit right into our family with two other rescued pets. She and our 5-year-old mixed breed, Grady, (known as Tikki at the Golden Valley Humane Society in 2007) are the best of friends, often engaging in wrestling and playing tag. He is calm and gentle while she is outgoing and full of pep  — they have complimented each other perfectly. They both enjoy sharing naptime on the couch with their mama and papa. We call her the “Slinky” as she is able to wedge herself between the napper and couch so she can rest her head in utter-contented comfort on the napper’s chest while Grady curls his big body at the napper’s feet. To complete this picture, our 16-year-old cat (adopted from the St Paul Humane Society in 1994) will often join this trio cradled between the napper’s knees. It is quite a sight and is the best way to take a nap! We will always have a rescue dog in our home and will continue to encourage friends and family to do the same. We are so happy to have Cinder in our lives and to give a “Forget-Me-Not” a forever home in her golden years.

Sally and Paul Y.

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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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