By Kris Maccini, Director, Social Media, Insurance Information Institute
Employees Share Pet Adoption Stories
April 30 is
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day–a day created to raise awareness for the
millions of animals waiting in shelters to find their forever homes.
the Humane Society, 6-8 million animals enter shelters
in the US annually with 28 percent of dogs and 31 percent of cats completing
adoptions each year.
Several employees of the Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I) have also chosen to adopt rather than shop. These four-legged family members are an important part of our lives, and we’d like to share their stories with you in honor of #NationalAdoptAShelterPet day.
Happy was adopted from a shelter in August 2010. He was the smallest and quietest dog of the bunch. His mom Katrina noticed his big brown eyes, big ears, and cotton bunny-like tail. It was love at first sight. Happy likes to go on walks and will take his leash to “walk himself” out the door. He’s very particular about his squeaky toys and filter water and will insert himself into conversations by “politely” barking.
Mellie was a rescue from a puppy mill and was unnamed when adopted by her family. Her dad Scott named her after his paternal grandmother. Mellie is a very curious dog who has a fascination with TV remotes–10 replaced and counting! She loves being around people and shares her home with her older fur brother Maxwell.
Maxwell was adopted at 10 weeks from a litter of 10 puppies. His dad adopted him from a rescue organization.
Maxwell loves swimming, walking, running, visiting the dog park, and eating treats. He knows exactly where the biscuits are and how to train humans to get what he wants.
Snickers was adopted by her family around 3 months. She officially turns 6 in June 2020. Snickers appears to be head of household keeping her human family and dog brother in line. No beasts are victorious under her neighborhood watch including birds, hornets, and wasps.
Bauer was a rescue from Nairobi, Kenya and moved to the US with his dad a year after his adoption in 2014. Bauer has a playful personality. He loves lining up his toys and stockpile of biscuits every night before he goes to bed. Bauer is big in size with an even bigger heart.
Bandit was adopted from a shelter at six months old. He was rescued from a private home in 2018 along with 100 other dogs. After nearly two years with his family, Bandit has settled into a routine – greeting his mom Rita when she comes homes from work and cuddling with his human brother before bed. His mom says that, although he was shy at first, Bandit’s found a respected place in his family and is affectionately referred to as the “King of the Castle.”
These are some of the stories of animals who have joined the Triple-I family. We hope these brought joy during these uncertain times. If you have recently adopted a pet, we have some resources available to answer questions on insurance, sheltering in place with your pet, dog bite prevention, and pet care.
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