Raymond and Beverly Hurteau weren’t there looking for a new love seat or comfy chair, rather, they were there to meet a “little man” with whom they could snuggle on their current living room set.
On hand for the meeting were members of the Emergency Animal Response Service (EARS), Employees of Pet Supplies Plus and volunteers from the New Haven Animal Shelter. The occasion was a pet adoption event that took place both inside and outside the furniture store.
Prior to the event, Beverly had found a little white dog on petfinders, and shared the photo with her husband in a text.
Ray was sitting at home with his daughter’s puppy, Bentley on his lap when the text came through. He liked what he saw and agreed to go meet him.
The family, including Bentley arrived at the adoption event and quickly sought out Tucker. It was love at first sight. He snuggled comfortably in the arms of each family member and happily played with Bentley.
The happily ever after hasn’t quite happened yet though. Every animal that is adopted out of the New Haven Shelter must first be spayed or neutered and prospective parents must submit adoption paperwork. From these applications Tucker’s forever home will be chosen.
As Beverly filled out the application, other people were stopping by and taking a look at Tucker. The pressure was on, but she kept a positive attitude. “If it’s meant to be, then we’ll get him,” she said as she completed the second page.
Orange Live will keep you posted on the outcome of this “love story.”