Shelter ‘Frequent Flyer’ Finally Breaks Out and Heads Into Her New Home

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Meg was one of almost 900 dogs that had been transferred to Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) in 2018. DCHS partners with local shelters and those across the country to transfer in animals from locations with high animal populations and find them loving homes. Meg was one of those sweet animals who came to us from Birmingham, Alabama in May through a partnership with the Greater Birmingham Humane Society.


Through no fault of her own, Meg was a “frequent flyer” to the animal sheltering world, having had two previous families before arriving at DCHS. Staff and volunteers quickly developed a soft spot for this sweet and wiggly bulldog mix, and Meg spent her days relaxing in a staff office while she waited for a loving home.

During her stay Meg helped thank donors, accept donations, went to news and radio stations, enjoyed pup friendly ice cream cones and more! She enjoyed her walks and cuddle time at DCHS but was still waiting for a home after several months. Finally she caught the eye of Shane, who was looking for a fun-loving, outgoing new companion. He met with her on July 20 and it was love at first sight!

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DCHS has an average stay of only 8 days for dogs in our care, but some animals need a bit more time to find their right match. For Meg, it took 59 days, but it was worth the wait!

“Meg and I are doing great,” says Shane. “She loves going for car rides, chasing squirrels, and going for walks. We started doing clicker training and it is going really well. Meg has learned to shake with both paws and we are working on roll over!”


Your generosity creates happy endings for pairs like Meg and Shane, and helps animals find a second chance in Dane County. Your support has allowed us to transfer in over 1,000 animals in need of a second chance this year, including dogs, cats, horses and more! Thank you for helping create a more compassionate and humane community for all of us to live in.

Story submitted by Ash Collins.

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