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We adopted Molly, our Golden-Lab mix, from the Coon Rapids branch in December of 2008 when she was only 5 months old. She was a little skiddish and shy at first but it was love at first sight! Molly had such an adorable puppy face and we knew we could give her a good, happy life!

When we brought Molly home, she wouldn't walk through any doorways and every time we put a leash on her, she'd lay down and wouldn't budge. But she is such a good-natured, even-tempered dog, that she picked up on all the things pretty quickly. We've affectionally nick-named her "The Destroyer" because she has a nack for chewing everything in her sight. She loves belly rubs and playing in the mud in the backyard and at the dog park. And now her tail wags like crazy when she sees her leash!

Fast forward 3 months; we were once again looking for another dog to adopt as a buddy for Molly. I saw a 2-year-old tri-color Lhasa Apso at the Golden Valley branch who was very calm and unfazed by all of the commotion. Despite the size difference, I knew he'd be a perfect match to Molly's energetic personality. During the adoption process, we discovered he was tied to a tree with a box of toys and a bowl full of food.When we brought him home, he seemed like all he needed was a warm home and someone to trust!

We named him Buster, he's a happy little guy who curls up when he sleeps and loves to have his tummy scratched, but at the same time he's not afraid to stand up to 63-pound Molly and, as a result, he was given the nickname of the "17-pound wonder."

Overall, we've been very happy with the Humane Society and we're SO happy we were able to adopt two surrendered dogs because there's nothing like coming home from a long day to see two happy dogs with drooling tongues and wagging tails!

Stephanie M.

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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