Saturday, January 26, 2013

Success Series - Ezy

Welcome to another installation of our Success Series! Every Friday* for the next several weeks we will post the story of a pet who has found their forever home through HSEC. If your animal was adopted from HSEC and you want them to be featured on the blog, contact us:

 Some adoptions are easy.  Dogs who are tail-waggingly friendly and seem to shout, “take me home” are often short-timers in our kennel.  Unfortunately, this was not the case with Ezy, who became a long-term guest. Ezy (pronounced 'easy') was our very first featured adoptable animal on the blog in October of 2011! You can read more about him here.

A large Shepherd mix, Ezy is a handsome guy, but not one to warm up to strangers.  Time and again, he was overlooked by adopters, but at the same time began to bond with the volunteers who came to walk and play with him. Soon, he developed into quite the soccer player, kicking the ball around and even finding a way to carry it in his mouth!

Amy, a new volunteer who spent time with Ezy, found a connection, sitting in his run with him after a long walk. His charm surfaced and he began climbing into her lap, smothering her with kisses.  Soon, Amy was excited to arrive at the Humane Society to play with her buddy, and realized she was in love.  But there was a problem.  Being a college student, Amy knew she couldn’t give this big, active boy the time and space he needed.

Luckily, love for animals runs in Amy’s family, and her aunt and uncle were also interested in finding a new canine friend.  With five acres in Raleigh, they had plenty of room for Ezy to run and play, and the rambunctious fellow made an immediate attachment.  He loves to sit under a large dogwood tree on the property, and enjoys cuddling with (before ripping apart) stuffed toys.  He’s also fond of fishing trips, where he can play in the lake.  Following a round of training classes, Ezy learned to sit, stay and wait, although this big fellow is still afraid of storms and will head for the nearest lap at the first sound of thunder!

Shy no more, this hard-to-adopt guy has found a wonderful place to call home – with people who have found him Ezy to love.

*We know, it's Saturday. We won't tell if you won't!

1 comment:

  1. Way to go, Ezy! Such a wonderful happy tale. We're so happy for Ezy and his forever family!