ADOPTION FEE: $350 (for BOTH Eugene and Urkel)
Eugene and his best friend Urkel have the same story as too many other animals- owner died, no plans were made for their care, no friends or family would take them, they were taken to the shelter where they were at risk of being euthanized. These boys are only 7 years old, but as a bonded pair they had a slim chance of being adopted or pulled by a rescue. One group did step up- but only for Urkel. They had no qualms about leaving poor lumpy Eugene behind to be alone until he was killed. When we heard this news, we immediately decided that we were not "full" after all, and got the boys up to PA as soon as we could.
What a treat this pair has been! Easy and easygoing, they are definitely bonded but are happy to accept others into their tiny pack. Urkel especially is interested in making friends, running and playing and being a doofus. He spent the first week here watching over Eugene and making sure he was safe, but once both boys settled in we got to see their real personalities. Eugene is the gentleman and Urkel is the wild man, but both are sweet and loving and well trained. Eugene has some pretty serious lumps and bumps, but we had some fluid from the biggest ones analyzed and they were non-cancerous. Just a little unsightly, which apparently was enough to keep him from being saved by any other rescues. We know (and we know our amazing adopters know) that looks only get you so far, and more often than not the "leftovers" at the shelter turn out to be the very best pets. Such is the case with Eugene, and his spunky bro Urkel.
Taking on two new dogs at once may seem like a tough task, but once you meet these guys you'll see that you wouldn't want to leave one behind even if that was an option. They are fantastic separately but perfect together, and it will be a lucky family who has the privilege of bringing them home!