Humane Society a shining star

As a pet lover I felt the need to write this!

My husband, Donald, and I put to rest our beloved dog, Corky, in February. A heartbreaking decision, our 15 year-old fella was too ill to enjoy life any longer.

As a few days passed, we began to notice our feline companion, Blarney, showing signs of loneliness. His beloved “couch companion” was missing. Asking my husband if we should get another kitty, his response was, “Not another dog?” That certainly answered my question.

The Lakeshore Humane Society Adoption Center in Dunkirk was hosting an open house that week.

Curious, I wanted to see how I would feel around dogs again. I missed our dear Corky and no other dog could ever “fill his paws.”

I went to the open house alone, “just to look.” Little did I know, upon entering I would fall in love with a little guy being held by a volunteer. It was an instant connection.

Upon gathering information on his history, behavior and age I was convinced he was the dog for us. He looked at me and said with his eyes “Love me and give me a forever home.” I was convinced. I was making the absolute right decision!

Now, let me tell you the rest of the story.

What a great facility! Roomy kennels and super clean. But what really makes the adoption center stand out is the volunteers! What an outstanding group of dedicated people. Sincere, kind, loving animal lovers. They were so happy that one of their dogs was getting a home.

They are very, very thorough in their adoption process and do not just adopt out animals out of convenience.

Two weeks later at the adoption day, we went to visit. All the volunteers came over and greeted us. They were genuinely happy for our happy ending.

The Lakeshore Adoption Center is located at 431 E. Chestnut St. in Dunkirk. Their phone number is 672-1991.

They are hosting an Open House this Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. I urge you to go, “just to look.” You will be more than pleasantly surprised.

Our thanks to everyone at the Lakeshore Humane Society Adoption Center.

Audrey Stoyle is a Dunkirk resident.