Early spring I noticed that a really cute, familiar-looking dog was living in a house around the corner. Recently, I saw my neighbor walking the happy, little dog. Nigel and I caught up to her and I asked about the energetic little beagle mix. She said that she adopted him from the League nearly a year ago.
Herbie's not the only WARL alum I've come across recently. Nigel and I went to watch Max and his new baseball team play their first game this past weekend. One of Max's teammates' parent was also holding the the leash of a big black dog. Nigel and Gertie liked each other instantly. I asked about Gertie and found out that she was one of the G pups adopted from the League nearly four years ago.
We do our best to find the animals wonderful, forever homes. It is always nice to get an update from an adopter -- a holiday card, an anniversary update, a returned adoption questionnaire -- and it is always a pleasant surprise to run into those well-cared for, happy-go-lucky pups and baseball-loving black labs who were adopted from the Washington Animal Rescue League.