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I had been wanting a pet for a while so with my boyfriend in tow, we headed out to the Golden Valley Animal Humane Society. My intent on that day in September was to look at cats. I wandered in to the dog area first to just talk a peek. We came upon a tiny bichon/poodle mix who was kenneled next to a giant boxer and she looked terrified! I just had to hold this tiny girl.

I instantly fell in love. I was told "Laurie" (now Millie) had some jaw and teeth issues as a result of being a rescue from a puppy mill. I had to have her anyway and I took her home that day. About a week later we went to the vet for a checkup and I found out just how bad her teeth issues were. The doctor told me that Millie had a tape worm and needed to have 18 teeth pulled!

After getting some shots, pills for the tape worm, and getting all those teeth pulled, Millie is a whole new dog. She went from being scared and in constant pain to being happy and healthy and has fully adjusted to her new loving and protective life.

Carrie K.

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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  • Administration
    (763) 522-4325
  • Animal Admissions
    (763) 412-4969
  • Pet Behavior Helpline
    (763) 489-2202
  • Boarding
    (763) 489-2222
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