Benny came to the Washington Humane Society (WHS) in February as a stray dog. He was a Hidden Gem and a favorite of PACK (People and Animal Cardio Klub). Just this week, Benny finally found his forever home after half a year in the adoption center.
I've been wanting a dog for years, but due to my work schedule, I never felt like I had enough time to care for one. I recently changed jobs; however, and with more time on my hands, I was keeping a close eye on the WHS website for the just the right dog. Then I saw the “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs” promotion (August 8-16, reduced adoption fees). I walked in to the New York Avenue Adoption Center, and that's when I met Benny. He was the last of four dogs I met, and I just loved him. His energy was great, and he was a part of PACK, so I knew he was a great runner, which is exactly what I am as well.
Since I got Benny, we've had a great time. We get up every morning and go for a three mile run. He also loves fetch and playing with toys. I'm so excited for so many more great years with him.
For more information about the WHS PACK program and to get involved, check out www.washhumane.org/PACK.
We adopted Rochelle, aka Ramshackle, on June 21, 2012, after she had been at the New York Avenue Adoption Center for five long months. She is loved and adored every single day and is cared for like an empress in her forever home. We cannot begin to describe how incredibly grateful we are that WHS kept her for us all that time so that we could adopt her. This gorgeous, loving, wonderful FIV+ cat is truly a gift from God. And such a personality!
She talks constantly, absolutely loves to be brushed, and even likes having her tummy rubbed. She adores drinking from the tub faucet and watching the water collect around the tub drain. She runs into the bathroom, jumps up on the edge of the tub, and yells at us until one of us turns the faucet on for her.
Rochelle has really come out of her shell over the last year, sleeping next to her cat mommy's pillow every night, although she is still very shy of strangers and will scamper under the bed whenever she hears any kind of unfamiliar noise. We have two other FIV+ cats, Jo and Dieter, with whom she gets along fine. We are so grateful to all of the WHS caretakers, donors and volunteers who brought this gorgeous cat in and kept her alive and around for so many months until we could take her home. Please keep saving and adopting out FIV+ cats!
- The Allisons
WHS is calling on individuals, families, and businesses to volunteer as temporary foster care parents for homeless dogs and cats. For more information on becoming a foster parent, visit www.washhumane.org/foster or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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