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.
Our mission, vision, and values
MISSION: To engage the hearts, hands, and minds of the community to help animals.
VISION: To compassionately and responsibly create a more humane world for animals.
VALUES: Be good to animals. Partner with people. Lead responsibly with compassion.