Boss, Rottweiler mix who loves the dog park

Boss, a young Rottweiler mix, arrived at the Humane Society of Indianapolis after spending several months in other shelters. Stressed and full of energy, he seemed to be a bit of a “problem child” at first and likely wouldn’t have been placed for adoption elsewhere. HSI’s behavioral team had faith that he was a great...
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Charlie, small Terrier mix & Indianapolis Colts fan

I adopted Charlie after I had to have my 10+ year old Pekingese put to sleep. Charlie is a wonderful dog who loves to play and chew and is very quick to learn. As you can see in the picture, he has made himself at home.  I am a firm believer in adopting rescued dogs....
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Sophie & Bender: Special Pit Bulls Find Special Home Together

Sophie Elise and Bender Harrison, two young Pit Bull Terrier mixes with special needs, touched many hearts before finding their new families. Both of these loving dogs were recently adopted and now share their love of life together! Bender’s adopters share their story: I wanted to write to you about my ‘big, mean Pit Bulls.’...
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Charmin the Cat

My husband and I adopted Charmin (formerly known as Opal) in early April. We had just lost our sweet 15-year-old cat to cancer, and we were interested in seeing who at the Humane Society of Indianapolis might need a home. We started in the cat room and looked at all the fuzzy kids needing homes...
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Wyatt, the FIV+ Cat

I just wanted to send you a note and let you know about my new home. My mom is at work right now, so I’m using her computer, but don’t tell. Thank you so much for taking good care of me while I waited for my forever home. I settled in nicely and everyone has...
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Dolly the Lab Mix

“We adopted Dolly (known as Tempest at the Humane Society of Indianapolis) on June 14, 2008 shortly after the loss of our beloved Lab of 13 years. Dolly was about six months old then. I just wanted to let you know that not a day goes by that I don’t look at her and feel...
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Clio the Staffordshire Terrier

“We adopted Clio (Wiggly Wanda to you guys) in mid July. We discussed a dog for a long time and slowly accumulated a bed, toys, etc., in addition to reading up on the latest dog training methods. We went to the Humane Society of Indianapolis several times but none really caught our eye. To be...
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Archie, formerly Champ, the Golden Retriver

“Champ,” as you knew him, is doing great. He has a new name, “Archie,” and most of the information you were given when he was surrendered thankfully was incorrect: Archie is a wonderful house dog, fully potty trained, has not destroyed anything not given him as a toy, and is getting along wonderfully. He thoroughly...
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