I admit I am a fan of the television show The Millionaire Matchmaker on Bravo. Patti Stanger is the show’s central focus as she works to find love for her rich clientele. Often watching the show, I thought “what about matching people with the perfect pet?”
A couple years ago our family pet, Sugar Bear, passed away. My whole family was so sad. My mom especially took it hard saying she would never have another dog as losing them is too painful. Years went by and my mom stuck to her words until one day she mentioned she was looking on Petfinder.com. I was so excited to hear she was considering getting another dog! I sprang into question mode asking her what breeds she was thinking about, if she wanted a puppy or an older dog, a little dog or a big dog…
One of the best things about being Top Dog of the Downers Grove Out-U-Go! is working with the local shelters. I regularly visit the Hinsdale Humane Society and West Suburban Humane Society in Downers Grove. With my mom’s ideal dog in mind, I would always take a peek at the pups.
One day I was on the Hinsdale Humane Society’s website browsing the available pets when I saw her. Her name was Maddie, she was adorable and most importantly she matched the description my mom gave me. I immediately sent the link to my mom and received a phone call shortly after from my mom saying that we had to get over there to meet her.
Needless to say, it was love at first sight for both my mom and Maddie. Maddie has only been with our family for a couple of months but my mom says it feels like she has been with the family forever. They have so much fun going for walks and snuggling together on the couch.
All I can say is move over Patti Stanger as there is a new matchmaker in town!