Puppies are popular, but a lot of work (Google 'pandemic puppies'). My family has always adopted older dogs, and they've all been wonderful, and tend to be calmer companions. Our most recent adoption was a 'fully grown' dog named 'Sophie,' who we quickly found out was actually only six months old (hey, you don't always get it right, but she's the beloved baby of the family). Our other dog is probably about five years old, a little cranky, and is on her third - but last - home. #fosterfail

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Larimer Humane Society helps thousands of animals in Fort Collins and Loveland every year, and also helps families meet the right dogs for their homes. So, in honor of National Dog Rescue Day, if you're looking to add a four-legged member to the family, check out who's waiting for you at Larimer Humane Society.

Shanook is a 14-year-old male Chihuahua. Typically, Chihuahuas can live 12-20 years, so this guy needs a home to give him some great senior years. More info here

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Hershey is a shy 9-year-old male Pit Bull Terroir who needs a loving home without any young children. More info here

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Bodine is a 6-year-old male German Shepard in need of a family that will spoil him as an only dog. More info and photo here

Jaxson is a 5-year-old Chinese Sharpei Mix who needs an adult family, and must meet other dogs before giving the 'OK.' More info here

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Rudy is a female Australian Cattle Dog and Welsh Corgi. She's four years old, but has some special needs, and a home with no children under 12. More info here

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