"My husband and I were visiting DeKalb County Animal Services to meet Beauty (who was named Linda at the time). While we were standing at her kennel waiting for a kennel tech to bring her to the meet and greet area, we noticed sweet Chuey looking up at us from the kennel next to us with the most charming, lovable look on his face and we were instantly connected. According to his records, he was a senior boy, had been in the shelter for quite a few months, was a staff favorite, but unfortunately had also been placed on the Urgent list.
When DeKalb County Animal Control officers first saw the still puppy laying on a patch of grass in late July, they assumed he was dead. They had followed up on an anonymous tip, and found five dogs, including a skeletal little pup, Forrest, who wasn’t moving. But as officers moved closer to him, they saw his little tail begin to wag.
Once upon a time, two year’s ago, a fifth grade teacher named Tif decided it was time to add another dog to her family. She already had a small dog named Manly who she often took to school with her, and she wanted Manly to have a doggie sibling. So Tif went down to Fulton County Animal Services to look for the perfect dog, and within minutes of meeting him, she fell in love with Gary.
It takes a special person to adopt a senior dog, and LifeLine Animal Project Volunteer Mari Fridenmaker is one of those wonderful people.
About a year ago, Mari learned about LifeLine’s Dog for a Day program. Mari and her husband, Steve, love animals and wanted to be around them, but they just didn’t think they were ready to adopt or foster a dog. So when Mari learned about LifeLine’s Dog for a Day program, she thought it was the perfect alternative, and she signed up to volunteer.