FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Curly was a little five-pound toy poodle who came to the ARL after his owner had to be moved to a nursing home. He was having a hard time in the kennels, so eventually got to go to foster care to spend his nights in a home. Curly frequently was a feature in the Animal House, sometimes greeting customers, other times modeling products like the Thundershirts—a product that helps alleviate a dog’s anxiety.
Curly was an older gentleman, and as a senior pet, had a few ailments. After a couple of months in ARL foster care, he was transferred to one of the ARL’s partner shelters, Animal Lifeline in Des Moines, which takes in special needs animals and finds them the perfect home. Sometime in July, Curly was adopted from Animal Lifeline and now leads a cozy life at home with a new family. Maybe he’ll make his way back to the Animal House for a fun reunion.