It's safe to say that, by and large, human beings love dogs. In fact, most people will look at you funny, or generally react unkindly if you don't like dogs unless, of course, you have an allergy. Even then, some like to look at you like an allergy is somehow your fault, and not a consequence of nature and biology.

Canines are even known to be holy representatives of many ancient cultures. Oh, and do you know the easiest ways to get sympathy for an otherwise objectively horrible movie hero? Either the bad guys hurt the hero's dog, or let the audience know that your film's hero would never hurt a dog. So... yeah, we like dogs.

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Out here in Colorado, it turns out that we actually like dogs the most, believe it or not. At least, that's according to a study from Forbes, which looked to find the most devoted dog owners in each state in the US. At a glance, Colorado earns the top spot on this list because of stats like the fact that nearly nine percent of Colorado dog owners have actually chosen their dogs over the significant others that did not like them.

That means that in a group of one-thousand Coloradans, almost one hundred of those people have broken up with someone because that person didn't like their dog. Meanwhile, a further 19% of Colorado's dog owners have specifically moved to a house so that their dog would have room to play.

Now, I've heard of people who treat their pets like they are their children, but that kind of level of dedication to a pet border on Anubis territory to me. Then again, I prefer cats, anyway, so if you want to worship your dog, more power to you.

These Homeless Grand Junction Dogs Need Forever Homes Right Now

If you are an animal lover, you might consider giving one of Grand Junction's homeless pets a forever home this Christmas. Here is a look at the dogs currently available at Roice-Hurst Humane Society.

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Hundreds of animals are looking for their forever homes right now here in Northern Colorado, and the month of August is an especially great month to adopt a pet.


August is Clear The Shelters Month, a pet adoption initiative that launched nationally in 2015 and has acted as a tremendous aid in finding homes for more than half a million pets nationwide.

Looking for a special new member to add to your family? From dogs to cats to turtles, guinea pigs, chickens, and rats - there's no need to look any further:

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