Elvis, Only Dog Left at Chicago Shelter, Is Adopted by Former Elvis Impersonator

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In a heartwarming tale from Chicago’s Anti-Cruelty Society, an adoption event saw 22 dogs and 39 cats finding homes. But one special pup was left waiting for his happily ever after. Elvis, a charismatic three-year-old dog with an infectious personality, lovingly described as a “meatball,” was the lone dog left after the event. The shelter decided to seek help to ensure that he too got a family by using the power of social media, and Elvis finally found the most perfect owner.

Elvis the Dog’s History

Arriving at the shelter as an injured stray, Elvis’s start had been tough, as he had already endured a pelvic fracture. Thanks to the care at the Anti-Cruelty Society, the dog healed, but was expected to be prone to arthritis in the future. The shelter shared Elvis’s story on social media, highlighting his giant smile and endearing personality, hoping to find him a family that could appreciate his unique charm.

Elvis’s fate took a delightful turn when Loren Michael Agron and his partner, Drew Wilhelm, decided to bring him into their home. The couple, who had patiently waited for the right time to welcome a dog into their lives, saw Elvis on the news and felt an immediate connection. The interesting fact is that Agorn is a former Elvis Presley impersonator.

Enjoying a New Forever Home

Not only did they decide to adopt him, but they also pledged to keep his iconic name, ensuring that Elvis the dog found his own stage for a happily ever after, in the home of another Elvis.

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Elvis is now enjoying the comforts of his forever home. Agron and Wilhelm, who have long embraced their misfit societal status, are now celebrating the addition of another misfit Elvis to their family. As Wilhelm shared glimpses of their initial days on social media, it’s evident that the pup has become the heart of his new family.