Humane Society of Central Illinois


We adopted our Sparky (Spark Plug) in May 2016. We had just lost our 17 year old dog Daisy Belle from becoming too old and needing to be humane and let her go. This was a very hard thing for me. However, my son, husband Mark, and I came that same day we put Daisy Belle down and a couple days later we found our Sparky from you. At that time he was 3 months old.

We love him so much. And YES he is very spoiled but this is all okay for us. He has his choice of beds or sofa or chair but usually ends up sleeping with us in our bed...

Every morning at the crack of dawn, Sparky wants me to wake up, so he first will start barking. If this does not work, then he will stand on me and start barking, and if this does not work, he now goes to get one of his several toys and then lets the toy drop on our face or head. When we open our eyes, he then gets on his back and wants me to rub his tummy and he is ready to play, and he wants to play all day long.

We also have another dog we adopted in 2000. Her name is Shiloh Rose. We also adopted her from another Humane Society of stray dogs. When they found Shiloh, she was in a cage / crate that was too small for her as she could not stand up - and she laid on top of her 'potties' and had never been handled by loving hands. When we first got her, she was even afraid of the green grass and NEVER had walked on grass before. Yes, they both sleep with us under the covers so we have two adults and two dogs sleeping in the bed every night.

Both Shiloh and Sparky are best friends and often sleep right next to each other.

Thank you for being there for our babies.

Name of Pet:Sparky
Type of Pet:Dog
Gender of Pet:Male
Age of Pet at Adoption:   3 months
Month / Year Adopted:May 2016  
Name of Pet at HSCI:Emerson