Many furry friends at Bob's House Dog's are looking for a new home.
Eleva, WI (WEAU) - According to the Humane Society of the U.S., an estimated 2.7 million healthy shelter pets are not adopted each year, and only about 30% of pets in homes come from shelters and rescues.
October marks ‘Adopt a Shelter Dog month,’ and many dogs are looking for a new home.
Meet Archie! He’s a fun and easy going pooch that finally has a place he calls home.
“He's number one. He probably rules the roost. The best part is coming home after a long day and seeing how excited he is to see you, says Ashley Kensmoe, who adopted Archie.
But before Archie found his parents, he spent about a week with a few furry friends at Bob's House for Dogs.
"I think very often they forget about senior dogs and they have the hardest time in the shelter. They really just wait for their owners. They don't understand why they're there. They give I think that unconditional love when they find that forever home,” said Danica Lowry, Bob’s House for Dogs.
Archie was lucky enough to find a forever home found right away.
"We called Bob's House and set up a time to meet with him and meet with Archie and we were there maybe 5 minutes and we knew were going to adopt him. It was perfect,” said Kensmoe.
"I think there's often a misconception about shelter dogs. I think people think that they're second hand pets so they're second rate but that couldn't be farther from the truth,” said Lowry.
You wouldn't know he has epilepsy just by looking at him nor that this shelter dog has unfortunate past.
"He was brought to a farm and they surrendered him because he had flea’s ticks and mites and lacerations on his body. He also needed 8 teeth extracted,” said Kensmoe.
Yet seeing his furry smile out weighs any disability, but some dogs aren't as lucky.
"We wish we could take all the dogs that need a placement. But unfortunately it's a real problem. There's a substantial waiting list,” said Lowry.
So by adopting Archie, another dog can join Bob's House for Dogs and find a family.
"I just think the unconditional love that the dogs give you is very very rewarding and knowing you’re doing the right thing,” said Lowry.
"I think it’s rewarding knowing I'm making his life better than it was before. Just because he is a senior and has a disability doesn't mean he's less of a dog than another one,” said Kensmoe.