Cherie and Michael Jones with Kirby, who they adopted from SSHS.
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Sharing the love: Kirby

Ready Carrie Steinweg’s story, Sharing the Love: South Suburban Humane Society expansion helps more families find pets, for more information about the society’s pet adoption program. 

Adopted by the Johns family of Homewood

  Cherie and Michael
  Jones with Kirby, who
  they adopted from
(Mary Compton/
  H-F Chronicle)

The Johns had their dog, Hunter, for 16 years and were without a pet for a couple of years. “We were waiting until it felt right and finally decided it was time for another dog,” said Cherie Johns.

The timing of that decision happened not long after the Homewood Adoption Center opened. “I had always wanted to volunteer there and saw that they were accepting volunteers at the new location,” she said. She pitches in there about once a week, usually serving as a greeter who shows visitors around and brings dogs out of the kennel, but doing whatever tasks need to be done.
Soon she met an energetic little terrier and decided to bring him home. “Kirby is doing really well. We started training about a month or so ago and he’s come a long way,” she said. “He’s very enthusiastic, very curious and very happy.”

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