Pets of the Month

Boulder Home Source would like to introduce you to our "Pets of the Month" at the Longmont Humane Society.  All the animals featured in this blog are available for adoption.  Please call the Longmont Humane Society to learn more about each pet.

Found 9 blog entries about Pets of the Month.

The Smith family recently lost our goofy and charismatic canine friend, Jasper. Thinking it might be weird having a wake for a dog (or perhaps a roast would be more suitable), I'd like to honor Jasper by sharing some of the crazy stories that make us laugh now…not so much then.   Jasper captured our hearts immediately when we saw him sitting in a kennel at the Humane Society Boulder Valley in July 2004. We had recently lost our black lab-mix, Romeo, and decided to "just go check out" dogs at the Humane Society. With big sad eyes looking up at us, beautiful silky ears hanging above his skinny and an odd looking 60 lb. body, Jasper knew that we were the ones for him. We should have known that a black lab/coonhound shelter dog (for months) would…
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written by Cyndy-Hinkelman-Smith

"DOGS ARE NOT OUR WHOLE LIVES BUT THEY SOMEHOW MAKE OUR LIVES WHOLE."

Growing up in Boulder my family adopted dogs from the Humane Society in Boulder so when I finally decided it was time to Cyndy and Greg Smithget a dog as an adult I naturally adopted from HSBV. It was love at first site, or sit, when I first met Romeo. Many folks say that dogs pick you like Romeo did when he sat on my foot and captured my heart at our first encounter, and I completely agree. A week after adopting Romeo I met my husband, Greg, who had the sweetest Rottweiler named Lexie, and we soon became one big happy "blended" family. We both loved canines so much that we decided if we weren't able to have kids, we adopt lots of dogs. Lucky for us, a human child

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We are fortunate enough to be able to provide our children with buckets of LEGOs and more American Dolls than I'm willing to admit. When it came time for my twin's 8th birthday I gave them a choice. They could have 8 friends each at their Slackline party in our backyard and accept gifts or they could invite as many as they wanted (within reason!) and accept donations for the charity of their choice.

One of my prouder mommy moments...they chose their friends and Boulder Human Society over birthday presents. This is only made more impressive by the fact they agreed! We've adopted several of our pets from Boulder Humane Society and randomly visit the cats and dogs there just because we can. It was a natural choice for them.

Let's be honest, most

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Written by guest blogger Jenna Aragon

Dear Sophie & Phoebe,

When we adopted you several years ago, we may have rescued you from a lonely existence or a terrifying fate, but you also rescued us. Inviting you into our family was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. You have improved the quality of our lives in so many surprising and special ways. The love that you bring to our family is brilliant and your companionship over the years has been a tremendous source of joy.  We treat you “like family” because you are family.

Though this list is surely endless, here are just ten of the gifts you continue to share with us:

  1. Love. With all of our human strengths and challenges, you still manage to love us unconditionally.
  2. Forgiveness.
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BoulderHomeSource supports local animal shelters like Boulder Humane Society. We would love to share your story of rescue. Contact us at gfuqua@homesincolorado.com to share your furry rescue story.

This story comes from BoulderHomeSource agent Barb Passalacaqua. Barb volunteers weekly at the Boulder Humane Society and has great ideas for successfully showing homes with pets.

"As a long time, committed volunteer if Boulder Valley Humane Society, I help take care of all of the wonderful dogs who are up for adoption every week.

One day I walked a dog who was a mess:  he was an 8 year old obese Chocolate Lab who was recovering from kennel cough, ear infections and a tick infestation.  Even with all these problems, he was incredibly sweet and had a

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Dear Outlaw,

What a peculiar name your original owners gave you. You have all the majesty your 100-pound Siberian Husky self commands, yet you are a love sponge whose bucket is never full, a living stuffed animal.

On the day we met, a dusty sky hung over the Rocky Mountains reminding my husband and I of the overwhelming grief we felt for our first Siberian who’d passed only a week earlier. As we entered the rescue yard, 20 Huskies bounded toward us while you quietly sidled up, sat down next to my feet and leaned into my legs as if to say,“I pick you.” 

rescue Siberian HuskyWe put you and your equally sized sister, who you would not leave without, into the back of our little Subaru and made the drive back to our condo in Boulder. (YES, condo!) You looked like a

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     Meet Hodge, this Australian Cattle dog is just over a year old and is looking for a new family. Hodge is a shy boy, but is very loving. He would do best in a quiet home that is ready for an active companion. This guy weighs in at 67 pounds, so be sure you're ready for all that doggie love! Hodge does well with other cats and dogs, so he would make a great new pal for any furry friends already at your house. Come meet Hodge today and fall in love with this spunky guy.       Meet Chubs. Chubs is a domestic short hair mix and is two years old. This bundle of furry love is looking for a loving home of any size. Chubs would be happy to make friends with pets already in the home, and would love a daily ear scratch. Why not come meet Chubs…
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Puttin’ on the Leash is the Boulder Humane Society’s annual fundraiser. This year’s theme is super heroes, which means a four-legged fashion show of super pups is in the making. The event will be held at the Coors Event Center, University of Colorado Boulder campus, April 26th at 6pm.

General admission is $65. This may not get you a seat at a table, but it gets you in the door for all the fun. Start off by tasting and sipping on some of Boulder’s finest. You will find food from 20 local restaurants and caterers with plenty of local beer and wine selections to quench your thirst. As you finish off that beer, make your rounds at the silent auction. Browse through over 600 items graciously donated by area companies to support our four-legged friends

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In a little over a month, the Longmont Humane Society will be hosting their annual "Strut Your Mutt" event at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. New to the event this year is the 5k pet optional run/walk! They are expecting over 500 people of all ages and their pets to attend this event which promises to be a great time. “Strut Your Mutt” will feature a variety of pet related booths, products, pet demonstrations, pet contests, refreshments and more! As always, all the money collected from this event will go directly to caring for and animals in need. Even if you do not live in Longmont, this event is a great way for animal-lovers of all kinds to give back to one of the biggest animal shelters in the Front Range area. Totally a family friendly event, children

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