This is the story of Harley
His July 2009 profile read:
Harley is a Labrador Retriever and 7 months old. Harley and his littermate, Bruno, were from an unwanted litter and surrendered to BCHS by their owner. Harley is a little timid at first, but warms up quickly. He is very playful and affectionate. Harley is crate trained.
Following is an email received from the family who adopted Harley:
Well it has been a week and Harley has adjusted so well to our home! Zoey and Harley are like two peas in a pod. I just wanted to thank you for taking such good care of our baby, he truly is a wonderful dog. I know you were sad to see him go and I know he hasn't forgotten about you... He's got a daily routine now, and has not had a SINGLE accident in the house. We wake up before work, take Zoey and Harley to potty, they've gotten to where they go at the same time now! LoL, they eat breakfast then we take them for a walk at the park nearby and then it's off to work. I have to say, when I'm gone, the only thing I can do is think about the two of them! When we come home, they go out to potty, then we load 'em up in the car to take a trip to the dog park down the street! Harley was shy the first time but he is quickly warming up to running and jumping and playing with the other dogs. Then we come home, they eat dinner while we eat dinner, then it's out to potty and bedtime (which is my absolute favorite!) The four of us jump in bed and snuggle til we fall asleep. I am so thankful we decided to come to PetCo that day to see if Zoey's future friend may be there... We knew right away Harley was the one and we have ZERO regrets. Thank you again for all of your help and kindness. You and your staff are the most generous people I've ever met and what you're doing for these animals is absolutely wonderful. Thank you for bringing Harley into our lives. Here are some pictures for you!
Megan, Brandon, Zoey & Harley <3
February 2012 - BCHS received an email update from Harley's family:
Hello Bond County!
This update has been a long time coming. I just wanted to let you know that Harley is still doing great! He now resides in sunny Southern California and
still loves life just as much as the day I picked him up from you all! He is about 20 lbs heavier now and has grown from a puppy into quite the dog. He
still keeps with his ritual in eating dinner with us and sleeping every night away warming our feet. The woman who put him in my hands that fall day had
pet him on the head and said "You have a good life now Harley..." as she teared up. I wanted to let her know that at no point in his life, even when he
sat shotgun with me for 6 days straight in a moving van out here to California (which was adorable since he sat dead center of the bench seat with his
head on my shoulder the whole time), has he ever not been loved or not enjoyed every moment of the day.
With our deepest thanks for putting this love in our life,