Monday, May 24, 2010

Avea has been adopted!

She's everybody's favorite.
She's been around forever.
She makes everyone laugh.
She shows no sign of slowing down.

Who could I be talking about?



Of course not. It's Avea!


I had been planning to write an article marking May 29 as a bittersweet day – Avea's one year anniversary at the shelter. How she’s got such a great personality, she’s still upbeat, she’s everybody’s favorite dog, blah blah blah - the same stuff we've been saying for a long time now.

Instead, there is much happier news to report. Avea has been adopted! She and her swishy hippy walk are relocating to Sacramento with a nice young couple who drove all the way to our shelter specifically to meet her. Congratulations Avea, nobody deserves to be in a good home more than you.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

YAHOO!!!

Lisa G. said...

Yay!!! It's been impossible to understand why this smiling, wagging goofball was in the shelter so long. Between this news and the pics of Teddy and Dana, this blog is the happiest place on earth these days.

Anonymous said...

Great news! Joel, what does it mean to be a "shelter star"? How does a dog qualify?

-- Karen

Joel said...

Karen, the process of becoming a shelter star is challenging and demanding - with so many great dogs at the shelter, it is tough to find the cream of the crop. It's also a bit mysterious. I announced on an earlier post that Albert and I had decided that his goal would be to become a Shelter Star. Lo and behold, within several days he had received the award! I'm not sure how the judging works. But the known benefits are a ribbon on the kennel, and a featured spot on the bulletin board next to the front desk.

We'll see if anyone else picks up the designation now that Avea has been adopted. I've got my favorites but I'll leave it to the committee.

We should also note that longtime resident Raulon has also been adopted!

Alicia said...

YAAAAY!!! This is SUCH great news!!!!!! :o)

Anonymous said...

" I announced on an earlier post that Albert and I had decided that his goal would be to become a Shelter Star. Lo and behold, within several days he had received the award! "

That's pretty funny! :-)

Great to read about Raulon, too, as well as your earlier post on working with Azul.

-- Karen

Addie said...

When I saw this post, I thought I was imagining it!!! Wow!!!

BerkeleyBecca said...

This is the most awesome news.