Staff and volunteers of the Elmbrook Humane Society will be blogging about what's going on at the society, as well as other observations about life in Wisconsin.
The mission of the Elmbrook Humane Society is to promote the human-animal bond through adoption and education, to provide shelter to homeless animals, and to prevent animal cruelty and neglect. EBHS services the city of Brookfield, the villages of Butler, Chenequa, Elm Grove and Nashotah, and the towns of Brookfield and Delafield. EBHS shelters unwanted pets and strays, and rescues injured domestic animals and wildlife, provides resources for individuals with companion animals and provides Humane Education to schools and civic groups.
Visit our web site at www.EBHS.org.
It is always a happy time when a homeless pet finds their “forever home”. Sometimes, however, it seems the match was just meant to be. Such was the match I witnessed this week.
One of the small dogs listed on our website attracted an elderly couple’s attention and they came to the shelter to meet this dog.
The wife explained, “They had bought what they assumed would be their last dog six years ago. However, things hadn’t gone as planned and several months ago their beloved pet passed away.” After spending the past months without a dog, they had decided now was the time to look. She told me her husband was really missing having a dog but the look in her eyes betrayed her. She was missing having a dog also.
The little fur ball they came to see went into his well practiced “adopt me” routine the minute he saw them coming. Little paws pawing the air, little tail wagging, whole body wiggling, he had the whole act down pat. And, it worked.
They requested to have an up close meeting with him and after plenty of hugs, petting and puppy kisses that little ball of fur found his favorite spot to snuggle, right in the husband’s welcoming lap, and the deal was closed.
A very happy pup and an equally happy family were on their way to that “forever home