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My journey with Animal Humane Society started 4 years ago when I got my cat "King" now named Sullivan.  I was loving life with it just being me and my amazing cat.  He followed me from room to room in my house which I just  loved.  But about two years later I got a job working as a school counselor.  I was so delighted to have summers off, which in my head meant that I could get a dog.

So on Halloween 2009 I did a 5K and saw all the people dressed up walking their dogs. I decided then that I really wanted a dog. That day I went home and looked at the Animal Humane Society web page and saw that Scruffy, a Papichon, was there. I saw him on their web page the day before but knew I could not go there until the following day. I grew up with Bichon Frise and had been talking about getting a Bichon mix dog for over a year. I called the Golden Valley Animal Humane Society to see when they closed and to let them know I was on my way to see Scruffy. The whole drive there from Woodbury all I kept saying to myself is please let him still be there when I get there! I got there 20 minutes before they closed. Luckily, Scruffy was still there. It was love at first sight.

I took him home and renamed him Spencer. I was a little nervous about having Spencer meet my cat Sully. Sully wanted nothing to do with Spencer for about the first week. Now they are the best of friends. I cannot imagine my life without my dog and cat.  I love it when I come home from work and they are both there to greet me.  I guess I never knew what was missing in my life until I got Sully and Spencer.

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