My boyfriend and I moved to Michigan 2 years ago and had wanted to adopt for a long time. My family’s dog that I grew up with, Rocky, crossed the rainbow bridge in 2020, and my boyfriend’s dog, Lily, followed in 2021. This fall, we decided we were ready for a new forever friend.

We started to visit HSHV for a while, waiting to meet the perfect fit for us, and when we met Kirby (previously Frankie) it was like love at first sight. We actually waited one day between seeing him for the first time and officially adopting him, and I couldn’t sleep that night because I knew we had to have him. He’s the best friend we could ever ask for! He has lots of puppy energy and keeps us active, but is also the best snuggler. He loves tennis balls and rope, but all other squeaky/plushy toys are no match for his chompers. Gone in minutes! He’s a very good boy, learning basic commands quickly, and loves his new home. My heart is full and I can’t imagine life without him now.

Frankie now Kirby