Humane Society of Central Illinois


We adopted "Jamaica" in August of 2001. Her new name is Saoirse (pronounced Seer-Sha), it is Gaelic for Freedom

She was very high energy and liked to hang out in a kiddie pool. When I first brought her home she had some serious "separation anxiety" issues. She destroyed a couch and a mattress as well as a number of rolls of paper towels. I say this because we worked through this with her and she is a very, very intelligent dog.

After a month or two of transition, Saoirse calmed down and became the best pet/companion anyone could ask for. She is still high energy, but now takes it out on her rope and her bone. She loves everyone that comes into our house, and if you are willing to play tug of war with her and her rope, you have a friend for life. She has traveled with me from one side of the country to the other, and I don't know what I would do without her. She now spends her days napping in the sun and she still loves the kiddie pool.

She has been just an outstanding dog and we love her very much. Thank you for saving such a wonderful animal. We are considering adding another dog to our family soon, we will bring Saoirse with us so you can see her again.

Name of Pet:Saoirse
Type of Pet:Dog
Gender of Pet:Female
Age of Pet at Adoption:   8 mo - 1 year  
Month / Year Adopted:August 2001
Name of Pet at HSCI:Jamaica