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Buddy the Shepherd Mix

Julie found that a rescued pet could rescue her. Dear IndyHumane, All of my adult life, I have lived with cats, and I had no pets growing up. I’ve lived in Indiana, Colorado and California, and my cats had been a huge part of my life. I have done my share of rescuing animals –...
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Leroy Brown’s Story of Success and Inspiration

My daughter, Chelsea, adopted “Bacon” from the Humane Society of Indianapolis in July of 2007. He had a “yellow card” (meaning that he may not get along with other animals or may need some behavioral training) but she took the chance. Leroy (as he’s now called) is a very funny dog. He is loved by...
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Reba the dog

Reba, a Basset Hound/American Pit Bull Terrier mix, was adopted after being sponsored and treated for heartworm at the Humane Society of Indianapolis. (Click Reba’s picture for a bigger version.) We adopted Reba just two months ago but it’s as if she’s been a member of our family for years. Even though Reba has spent...
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Minnie the Maltese/Yorkie puppy

Minnie, a Maltese/Yorkie puppy, was recently adopted from IndyHumane. She’s attended Canine Training School classes, and her new mom volunteers at the shelter, too. Minnie’s mom shares their story: The loving employees, helpful volunteers, and precious animals at the Humane Society have made a huge impact on my new puppy Minnie and me. In October...
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Colby the Dog

Colby, a Chinese Shar-Pei/Bull Terrier mix, is doing great, according to his adopter, Jenny: He’s the perfect doggy. He knows several commands, doesn’t bark, is housebroken and never pulls me when we go for our daily walks. He’s so gentle with adults and children and has gotten along perfectly with his seven canine neighbors and...
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Bogey the Mantrailer

Bogey, a Bloodhound/Beagle mix, was rescued from IndyHumane and went on to learn how to rescue others. On Christmas Eve 2005, I lost my best friend.  He was a 16 year old Wire Fox Terrier named Buddy.  At first, the idea of getting another dog just didn’t seem right.  But after a few months, I...
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Lexi the senior Chow Chow finds a family and love

I just wanted to send a quick THANK YOU for helping me find Lexi!  Her transition to my apartment was very smooth.  I chose not to crate her because, since she’s old, I want her to enjoy her last few years as much as possible. She’s had no potty accidents, she’s eating regularly, and she’s...
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Oliver loves to exercise

We adopted Oliver (formerly known as Kyle) the Friday before Halloween and he is 6 months old now and over 50 lbs. He goes to daycare once a week and agility and obedience class and he has the best temperament; he is our lover boy! I have him in obedience and agility just for us...
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Cheeto finds home and makes the Halstead Family complete

My husband & I had gone to the Humane Society of Indianapolis to find our first cat. We have posted before regarding our dog Jack that we picked up from them as well about 2 years ago. We had such luck with him, so we came by during the 4th of July special. We found...
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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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