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In November of 2008, our beloved (and adopted) basset hound 'Betty' reached the end of her life and was put to sleep.  We know that we did everything we could to insure that Betty's quality of life remained high until the end.  Having owned many dogs over the years we are very familiar with the special needs that may exist when caring for a senior dog. A regular (and dangerous) habit of mine is logging into the Animal Humane Society website,to have a look at the dogs that may be in need of a good home.

Shortly after losing Betty, I happened to see a dog that caught my eye.  There was a sweet looking, 10 year old basset hound, by the name of Daisy. Daisy was at the Animal Humane Society as the result of a divorce within her family. I knew immediately, that she would be joining our family.  We went to meet her in person, and it broke our hearts to see her in her kennel looking so sad.  It seemed especially sad that a girl of her advancing years was without a home. There was no question she was coming home with us.

In the months since she joined our family, she has become very dear to us.  Initially, Daisy was not too keen on her new brother (a St. Bernard we adopted in 2005), but it didn't take long for her to get use to him and enjoy his company.  Daisy was instantly crazy though about the two cats in our home and is always running up to them and pressing her nose to theirs.  Her tail never stops wagging.

She has a great amount of energy for a girl her age and now that the weather has warmed up, she loves to wander around her yard with her brother the saint. Daisy has made herself at home with us and brings us much joy.  A special shout out to the folks at the Coon Rapids shelter for taking such good care of Daisy and for the service you provide. 

Diane R.

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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